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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF H I S T 0 3 V A Cj 0 A DCS KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PBESS AND UNITED PRESS FCJli LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 29 1943 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HJS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 96 F R VISITS LIBERIA AND BRAZIL Cerro Gordo Red Cross Quota j jj SUM IS NEEDED TO MEET WAR SERVICE NEEDS Campaign to Be Held in March Designated as Red Cross Month The minimum quota for Cerro Gordo county in the forthcoming Red Cross war fund campaign will be 40OOD it was announced Friday by F W Osmundson chapter chairman of the drive The Cerro Gordo county quo ta will be part of fund it is hoped will be raised for the greatly expanded pro gram for the American Red cross The campaign will be held in March which has been designated by President Roosevelt as Red Cross month The national organization will require 5100000000 to finance its national and international pro gram but only 580000000 of this amount will come from the 1943 War Fund Because the first Wai Fund in 1941 was oversubscribed a balance of 520000000 remains in that fund and this balance will be applied to the 1943 national budget More than 65 per cent of the amount required by the national organization has been budgeted fwrrdirect national services to the rearmed JvVJOiir goal is based upon real istic estimates wlich careful study show are actually needed to meet the iieavy wartime obligations and responsibilities of the Red said National Chairman Norman H Davis This sum cov ers local national and interna tional wartime needs of the or ganization for one year barring unforeseen emergencies or disas tersIt was estimated after the central commtfoe examined bud get estimates of the National Or ganization and its 3750 chapters ana their 6154 branches Of the I total goal 45000000 is the sum required by the Red Cross chap ters to finance their indispensable needs and their everincreasing local work on behalf of families of men in the service W The Red Cross did not hold its customary membership roll call last November and the March campaignbarring emer gencies is planed to finance the organizations work until Feb 28 1944 Walter S Gifford president of the American Telephone and Tele graph company is national chair man of the 1943 Red Cross war fund DRAFTEFPOOL STARTS MONDAY Individual Preference to Get Consideration WASHINGTON army navy marine corps and coast guard will draw on a draftee pool hereafter to fill their re quirements The new system announcedby selective service headquarters Thursday is effective Monday While the drafted men cannot be certain which branch of the serv ice will claim them selective service officials said individual preference will be given the full est consideration practicable A sngle set of physical stand ards for inductees somewhat higher than at present has been adopted and each service will notify national selective service headquarers how many men will be needed during a certain month for example Each state and local draft board will be given a quota and draftees will report to an induc tion station and an assignment board for designation to one of the services F W OSMUNDSON Campaign Chairman WALTER S GIFFORD Chairman Second Car Flees With Wounded Man SOUTH PASADENA Cal OJPJ I reported Friday that shots fired from a speeding auto mobile felled an unidentified man FALLS FRCM 17TH FLOOR Womans Plunge Is Believed Accidental EES MOINES Jo hanna L pConner about 55 veteran section manager in th Equitable Lite Insurance company valuations department fell to her death from the nth floor of the Equitable building Friday Her body grazed the hood and lit upon a fender of the automo bile of F H Arnold of the Y M C A parked in front of the Des Moines Electric company store at 312 Sixth Ave Hipping off the chronium hood strips the body tore loose the cars fender and bounced about 10 feet into Sixth Ave in the path of a car driven by Charles R Green an employe of the state treasurers office Detectives Phil Cavender and Hugh S Fitzpatrick who investi gated said they were inclined to believe the death was accidental and that Miss OCpnner slipped and fell out the window beside her desk as she was opening it She was dead on arrival at a hospital Devastating Raid Made on Sfax DAMAGE 5 JAPiGrlnd fttack VESSELS NEAR SOLOMON ISLES U S Planes Destroy 10 Nippon Aircraft Advance on Guadalcanal In two furious days fighting in the Solomon islands the navy re ported Friday American forces damaged two Japanese cargo ships two destroyers and a tanker destroyed ten enemy planes and killed 36 Japanese troops in operations which resulted in the capture an enemy command post Three Japanese were taken prisoner One of the cargo ships which was damaged probably sank Four American plaues were re ported missing Navy communique No 265 South Pacific all dates are east 1 On Jan 27 Ground operations on Guadalcanal island resulted in the Bandits Flee From Man With Hat of Boy Scout Executive j OKLAHOMA CITY men stopped Russcl B Smiths automobile Well have to take your car Smith switched on his dash light and radio barking into the loud speaker Calling all cars reporting rob bery at 37th and Classen Hes a highway patrolman shouted one yegg as both fled They didnt know no one can broadcast over a radio or that Smiths official hat was that of a boy scout executive capture pi a large wellestab lished enemy commandpost CrWrtysix Japanese killed and three prisoners and a large amount of equipment were cap tured In other sectors two pockets of enemy resistance were wiped out During the morning enemy dive bombers and high level bombers escorted by fight ers approached Guadalcanal TJ S fighters engaged the enemy planes and incomplete reports in dicate that nine zeros were de stroyed and six others probably destroyed The enemy planes dropped no bombs Four U S planes are missing A force of marauder Martin B25T medium bombers with airacobra Bell P39 es cort bombed installation on Kolombangara island in the New Georgia group A large fire was started All V S planes returned During the evening a force of dauntless Douglas dive bombers and avenger Grumman T B F torpedo planes with wildcat Grummon F4F escort attacked an enemy destroyer and a cargo ship in the Vella gulf Two direct hits were scored on the cargo ship which was lei sinking Bombs fell close to the destroyer which was left smok ing 2 On Jan 28 During the afternoon a force of dauntless dive bombers and avenger torpedo planes with lightning Lockheed P38 escort attacked Japanese ships about 15 miles northeast of Kolomban gara island A torpedo hit caused a large explosion on an enemy destroyer One bomb hit and sev eral nearhits were scored on a cargo ship and nearhits on a tanker were observed The cargo ship and tanker were dead in the water The tanker was last seen smoking One of the four enemy zeros which intercepted was shot down All U S planes returned The location of the enemy com mand post while not given in the communique is believed to be somewhere in the fourmile stretch of coastal country between Ko kumbona and Tassafaronga American forces captured Kokum bona only a few days ago and Tas safaronga would be their next ob oh Tunisia Is Imminent LONDON UP Devastation of STax by the heaviest American omber formation ever assembled n North Africa and the crowd ng of the Airika real guard by the British eighth army ndicatcd Friday that the zero liour for a grand allied assault in Tunisia was approaching Axis radios were openly alarmed about the impending ac tion and the nazicontrolled Paris radio said American forces were advancing rapidly between Sfax and Gafsa approximately 100 miles inland from the vital axis supply port on Tunisias east coast Four waves of Americas heaviest bombers softened up Sfax Thursday For a half hour they pounded the axis base starting big fires in the harbor and railroad yards at the port in what appeared to be a preliminary to tbe big drive to push the axis forces into the sea y An allied North African head quarters communique said there was no change in the Tunisian land situation but the British middle cast command reported ar tillery exchanges between the eighth army and the Afrika Korps from the Tunisian border Although American operations in southern Tunisia had narrowed the coastal corridor through which Field Marshal Erwin Rommels Afnka Korps remnants must pass to join the Tunisian forces ot Col Gen Jurgen von Arnims troops military sources were said it was probable that they would be able to complete the maneuver The Germans were believed to be able to muster three or per haps four armored divisions for the battle of Tunisia Despite bad weather allied planes of the middle eastern command swept low over south ern Italy and Sicily Wednesday night and Thursday to blast railway communications and other targets They were maintaining a steady offensive against the railroads over which supplies and reinforce ments were rushed for ship ments to the axis narrowing African bridgehead A communique of the middle eastern command reported artil lery exchanges between the eighth army and the Afrika Korps rear guard Thursday near Zuara 32 LEASE AID HAS MADE ENGLAND IMPREGNABLE Stettinius Declares Isles Base for Many Offensive Operations WASHINGTON lend lease aid has made the Brit ish Isles an impregnable base for offensive operations Edward R Stettinius told congress Friday Stettinius lend lease adminis rator asked continuance of lend ease aid until July 1944 In testimony before the house foreign affairs committee Stet tinius said a large part of the North African campaign and the middle east Italian Africa Syria and Madagascar offen sives stemmed from the British Isles He related that the program was resulting in supply by other united nations of food munitions services barracks and transporta tion to United States troops sta tioned in them as wellas making American weapons of war avail able to Britain China Russia and thisnations portation to Chma before and after Burma fell arid said that even greater effort must be near a theater and that men leaped from picked the victim off with him WILL DEPICT RICKENBACKER HOLLYWOOD UR Winfield Sheehan veteran producer Fri several day completed plans to film the a second car life of Capt Eddie Rickcnbacker up and drove including his recent rescue from a life raft in the Pacific jeclive coast in an advance along the STAGE NUISANCE RAID ALGIERS planes staged a dawn nuisance raid on the Algiers area Friday Single aircraft swept over the city in the waning light of the moon drop ping bombs at scattered points It was the second attack on Algiers in three nights OLD BELL IN COMEBACK HILLSBORO Ohio Hillsboro village fire ball may be old but the war has brought it back into its oivn The electric fire alarm siren has been replaced by the old bell The siren hereafter will be used only in case of air raidwarnings miles from Tunisia and west or Tripoli 64 miles The relatively slow progress of the eighth army since it took Tri poli and the use of artillery sug gested that Marshal Erwin Rom mel had ordered a spirited rear guard defense to give him time to prepare the Mareth line in lower Tunisia for at least a tem porary stand But dispatches from allied North African headquarters said the stage had been set for a final stunning offensive against all axis forces remaining in Africa Axis radios sounded alarms of at tacks and impending bigscale ac tion arid one allied report indi cated that American forces were already delivering the first great blow 5 Killed as Bomber Crashes in Oklahoma COLORADO SPRINGS Colo arny airmen were killed late Thursday in the crash of an army B25C bomber from Peter son Field Colorado Springs at Lookeba Ofcla Lt Harold C Harmon public relations officer reported Friday Names of the personnel killed were withheld unlil next of kin can be notified Defendant Asks Police Judge Got a Match exerted to get supplies into China Stettinius said that supplies arc eing flown across the highest mountains in the world under al most impossible conditions The lend lease administrator said that food shipments to Russia have not amounted to a large proportion of our lend lease aid in the past but that they were being increased greatly It is difficult he said to estimate how much the peoples of Russia have helped us by holding back the nazi forces Of the Egyptian campaign Stettinius reported that between February and November 1942 the United States exported under lend lease and under cash pur chase to Egypt over 1000 planes many hundreds of tanks 20000 trucks and hundreds ot pieces of artillery Passage of legislation to extend the act appeared certain as re publican leaders in congress have declared they would not oppose continuance of an act which has provided billions of dollars worth of aid to others ol the united na tions but there were demands for a detailed accounting of how the program is being carried out As first witness Stettinius told the committee that if there is any question to be debated in connection with the lend lease act it is to my mind the ques tion of why we have not sent more to our allies not whether we should continue to send sup plies to them Boy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy by ambling up to the he asked Judge Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Friday after noon Friday night and Saturday forenoon Lowest temperature in Mason City 14 IOWA Not much change in tem perature with occasional light to moderate snow Friday after noon Friday night and Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional g h t snow Friday night and Satur day forenoon Not much change in temperature except colder northwest and north central portions Friday night and north and west portions Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY At 8 a m Friday statii night Cl Sec FRENCH WEST AFRICA VISITS a conference at Casablanca 1 with Prime Minister Churchill President Roosevelt went to Liberia indicated by lower Meanwhile Lake Chad forces 3 joined the British eighth army in pursuit of the Rommel force Got a match Gilbert Titus j YEAR AGO t lhe but Maximum 1 have 20 days Theyre yours 1 Minimum 15 35 39 soinriHi AMERICA MEETS VARGAS IN NATAL AFTER TRIP TO AFRICA Precedent on Precedent Is Piled by Roosevelt With Long Journey WASHINGTON AP Piling precedent on precedent President Roosevelt is taking advantage of his historic trip to North Africa by stopping ofr cnruute home and con ferring with the heads of allied nations in both hemi spheres v The latest of Ihese meet ings came Thursday when IVJr Roosevelt saw Presi dent Gctulio Vargas of Bra zil at Natal main South American terminus of the airplane service to Africa As talked Brazilians the first anni versary of that nations break with the axis While details were not im mediately available it was presumed the two chief exec utives had an opportunity to discuss Brazils strategic im portance in hemispheric de fense Meanwhile the whitehouse President Roosevelt stopped at Natal Bra zil shown by arrow on returning from Af rica where he con ferred with Prime Minister Churchilland other top ranking British and American military chieftains Reds Buckle German Defense Line on Middle of Front to Register 12 Mile Advance Russian Armies Use Divide and Annihilate Tactics Against Germans By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Russias triumphant armies crashing into the middle of he German front between Moscow and Rostov reported Friday they had buckled the nazi dcfcnscin depth system for a gain of 12Vj miles killed 3000 axis troops captured 6000 prisoners and ad vanced within 75 miles or Ihc key German base at Kursk The thrust represented a fo advance of 45 miles from Voronezh which the Russians announced they had recaptured twodays ago Simultaneously a Moscow broadcast declared that the Ger mans had suffered greater casual ties since the Russian offensive began Nov 19 than the whole of Napoleons illfated grand army which invaded czarist Russia in 1812 Napoleon led 600000 French German and Italian troops into Russia in late June and only 100 000 escaped after the bloody trek back across the snow less than six months later The red armies were exploiting the same divideandannihilate laciics used by Hitler in his first devastating sweep into the U S S R 19 months ago Soviet dispatches said the Rus sians were steadily closing a pinc ers on the Germanheld Maikop oil fields attacking from the northeast and the southwest and also hammering a wedge between nazi forces in the Maikop sector and others immediately below Rstov The wcrfje was pointed at n e w I yrecaptured KaJniuolot skaya only 18 miles northeast of the key rail hub at Tikhor etsk with red army columns apparently driving at a rapid clip toward the sea of Azov down the StalinradNorossisk rail line from Salsk v Other soviet troops striking up the BakuRostov railway were re ported only eight miles southeast of Kropotkin just below Tikior etsk after a total advance of 215 miles from Mozdok in the lower Caucasus Far to ho north in Ihc Vor onezh sector the plight of the nazi invasion armies appeared lo be growing blacked by the hour with thousands of Germans including three generals surrendering or falling captive as the Russians stormed toward Kursk MJV Roosevelt had homeward from the momentous war councils in North Africa to greet the president of tvopieal Liberia I on the western bulge of i Africa I There he reviewed Ameri can Negro troops and in ispucted a plantation turning out warvital rubber News of his Liberian visit was contained in a dispatch from Mon rovia released through the white house which told for the first time of Mr Roosevelts travels after the president Winston Churchill and the American and British high commands charted their 1943 war plans in a 10day conference at Casablanca Mo rocco The conference ended Sunday and cliicf executive and prime minister drove southward 150 miles to Marrakcch an ancient Berber and Arab town at the foot of the Atlas mountains of French illoocco There they spent the nielil and Ilicrc they said their farewells the following day Wilh one intervening stop which was not identified Mr Roosevelt and his party flew to Liberia in two fourmotored armv transport planes They landed at Roberts field about 50 miles from Monrovia and were greeted by Brig Gen S W Fitzgerald com manding the middle cast wing of the air transportcomYnand and Brig Gen James F C Hyde commanding general of the central African service of supply of the American armies Allowed a bit of time to freshen up the president was escorted to Ihc officers mess hall where Presi dent Edwin Barclay ol Liberia Clarence L Simpson Liberlan secretary ot state and Fredrick P CETUL10 VARGAS Brazil   

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