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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of HI STORY AMD Af CCttP THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX wmES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY HOME EDITION RTITII inunouAl 4 1943 PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIOM ONE NO IQJj TRY TO FLEE CAUCASUS TRAP U S and Japanese Warships Maneuver for Major Battle in Solomon Islands Area Fate of Southwest Pacific May Hinge on Outcome of Struggle By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American and Japanese war ships were reported maneuvering Thursday for a titanic showdown battle in the Solomon Islands area involving perhaps the fate of the whole southwest Pacific as U S army troops registered new gains on Guadalcanal and flying for tresses smashed at the big enemy base of Rabaul Military secrecy hid the crit ical developments at sea the navy declaring merely that the operations constituted a recon naissance in same term applied lo opening phases of the great battle of the Coral Sea fTokio likewise had little to say about the continuing operations nd Us latest report as broadcast jv the German radio fell back on totally unconfirmed claim that a ipanese attack on enemy navs firces south of Santa Isabel island Monday resulted in the sink ing of an allied cruiser heavy damage to another cruiser and the destruction of 33 planes Santa Isabel island lies north of Guadalcanal RESTRAINT INDICATES MAJOR WASHINGTON two heavyweight boxers feeling each other out nicking tentative but punishing jabs here and there United States and Japanese naval units are maneuvering in the southwest Pacific for a stance from which to throw a haymaker From this corner there was only word that air and surface engage ments continuing but it ap peared from the navys restraint that a titanic struggle was shaping up for control of Guadalcanal is land with its allimportant air field Naval spokesmen repeated that both sides have suffered losses but one of them empha sized that the whole thing is a sparring for position with the two major fleet units not yet joined in an allout slugfest Like angry hornets the bomb ers of Gen Douglas MacArthurs command continued to harass and distract the enemy by raiding his bases on New Britain and Bou gainville islands A big fourmotored liberator bombed a Japanese warship at Wide Bay south Rabaul N e w Britain after driving off an en emy fighter Results were not ob served A report from MacArthurs headquarters Thursday also that flying fortresses had raided Rabaul itself a vital Jap base for the battle of the Solomons for thc fifth consecutive night despite heavy clouds which hampered a check of the damage done A fly ing fortress on a reconnaissance mission later was attacked by 15 Japanese fighter planes The big ship knocked tvo of them dowrt and returned safely to its base Towering fires were started by a Catalina medium bomber in a raid on an enemy airdrome at Bum on Bougainville island in the Solomons Fires also were started al the Gasrnata airdrome on New Britain News of the engagements be tween naval units which may be the largest yet arrayed in the Pa cific war was withheld here be cause of military considerations Japanese claims that two United States battleships and three cruis ers have been sunk were de scribed by a naval spokesman as grossly exaggerated Secretary Knox said the Japanese were fishing for information Wednesday nights communique reported that United States sol diers on Guadalcanal smashing through stiff enemy resistance had continued their advance to the west and crossed the Bonegi river half a mile east of Tassafaronga Sixty Japanese were killed in thc fighting RUML EXPLANS PAYASfiO TAX PLAN TO GROUP Doughton Vigorously Challenges Proposals to Skip Year of Debt WASHINGTON Doughton DN Car of the house ways and means committee Thursday vigorously challenged contentionsof Beardsley Ruml sponsor of a skipayear tax plaii that his idea would improve the financial wellbeing of the gov ernment Doughton voicing opposition to any plan for allout ness of a year of tax liability for individual income taxpayers to put them on a payasyou earn basis asked Ruml who is chairman of the Sew York fed eral reserve board why U his contentions were correct you dont sell that to all business people and have themv cancel debts by their customers Rural had just completed a plea for his plan when Doughton fired questions Answering Doughtons question about business debts Ruml told the story a doctor he knew who found his patients were so em barrassed by what they owed him they quit coming to him Where upon the doctor decided Id rather have my patients than their debts erased all their ob ligations and they came back to him Ruml said the doctor can celled large as well as small debts because he did not want any to feel they were accepting charity Ruml also told a story of a New York store that during the depression cancelled the indebt edness of its customers and went on a cash basis doing good busi ness thereafter He told the committee how ever he would not advise this practice generally for business but only where it would be good business to take such a step He contended it would be good business for the covern ment lo Jake axes in 1S43 from 1S43 income and not take taxes on 1942 income In his explanation oC his plan Rumt contended it would improve llie governments financial condi tion since the revenues would be larger than at present and this without increase of taxes fact Pounded by Russians Or W V v Wild Ride NEW YORK Scheide 32 thought Thursday that there must be some safer form of trans portation than elevated train for a man to almost miss Scheide almost missed the 7 a m train Wednesday Desperately clutching an air brake hcse be tween two cars he rode almost a mile before the train stopped at a station He swayed dangerously close to the third rail from which the train picked up its power The third rail carried a stronger charge than any electric chair One brush against it would have killed him His back bumped against the road bed and cross ties His hands felt as if they were paralyzed but if he had Jet go the wheels would have ground him to death Scheide and his neighbor Ru dolph Boedefeld both of whom work at the Sperry Gyroscope plant arrived at the station to gether Scheide stopped to buy a paper and rushed to the platform to catch the train before the doors closed He was too late The doors were closed and the train was pulling out He was going oo fast to stop and plunged over the platform between cars and managed to wrap his arms and legs about the hose Boedefeld who had waited shouted for someone o pull the emergency cord A guard pulled him back and told him to shut up if Scheide had missed the hose he was already dead and if he had caught the hose and the train were stopped by the emergency cord he would be crushed between two suddenly stopping cars Scheide traveled on high over a bridge that spanned a creek and ufcred another imminent possi bility of death station suit torn DIES AT INDEPENDENCE The three most important dif ferences between him ami thc treasury Ruml said in a prepared statement he read to the mittee are one point of one point of principle and one point of policy For more than a year Ruml has proposed allout forgiveness of one years taxes to put individual income tax payers on a current basis Vigorously disagreeing with Rumi told the committee there on a bench too scared to There is no escaping the con or move elusion that the income tax on 1942 incomes must be cither dropped or deferred Lester S Gillette Appointed to State Board of Education Plock and Hall Are Reappointed to Group by Hickenlooper DES MOINES F Gov Bourke B Hickenlooper Thurs day appointed Lester S Gillette democrat of Fostoria to the state board of education to succeed Thomas W Kcenan democrat of Shenandoah V Earl Hall ot Mason City and Richard H Plock of Burlington both republicans were re appointed The appointments are for six year terms beginning July i and are subject to confirmation by the state senate Gillette a former state senator is a native of Iowa and a gradu ate of Iowa State college He is a farmer known widely as a judge of dairy cattle and has held of fice in various farm organizations He is the of seven chil dren He served in the state senate from the ClayDickinsonEmmet KossuthPalo Alto district from 1936 to 1940 Hickenlooper was lieutenant governor and presidln officer of the senate during his second session Gillette was the democratic nominee for lieuten ant governor in 1942 Hall managing editor of Mason City GlobeGazette Plock an members e tion since Keenan whose term expires June 30 has been a member of the board 12 years the and BRITISH SUBS SINK 10 SHIPS Admiralty Reports on Mediterranean Activity LONDON axis sup ply ships and one antisubmarine vessel have been sunk by British submarines in the Mediterranean in the past few days the admiralty announced Thursday In addition a northbound trans port and another large vessel were attacked and their destruction is considered probable the a n nouncement said Still another small vessel was reported dam aged The antisubmarine vessel and five of the supply ships were sunk by gunfire off the eastern Tunisian coast the admiralty said while another was driven ashore a total loss Two small supply ships were re ported sunk by torpedoes off the Tunisian coast STRESSES CALL FOR FATS ES M01NES C man state salvage chairman Thursday urged intensification of the drive for waste kitchen fats he pulled car and rode to stop Boedefeld found him sitting up got into the trains last j Weather Report 1 FORECAST means committee under such a proposal it would lose of pawr as Il did suggest however thai confess mjght find it de sirable to defer or forgive some part of the tax due next month on 1942 incomes to ac complish a transition to pay asoago Jlv Questioning of Randolph Pan treasury general counsel brought future out Wednesday that the treasury over had given serious consideration pu to turning thc tax clock back so as to apply 1941 ratcs nnd cx emplions to 1942 income on which luxes must be paid March 15 1 j Keeps House for 7 Children Works Full Shift in Plane Plant SAN DIEGO Cal house for six of her eight children and one grandchild doesnt take all ot Mrs Maud C Rowlands time So she works a full shift in a bomber factory six days a week Husband Frank has a war job too would later be credited against future taxes with any amount they id thc Ruml plan would lead to inflation and public clamor for wage increases a modern form e plan here died disease Wednesday of o file sim bc M ford U They cannot af jobs to become noon and Friday forenoon but slightly colder Thursday night Lowest temperature Thursday night in Mason City 12 IOWA Slightly colder Thursday night not much change in tem perature Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued rather cold Thursday night followed by rising temperature northwest and extreme west portions late Thursday night and Friday forenoon Light snow north por tion Thursday night and Friday forenoon Afoderately strong winds gradually diminishing Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics maximum Wednesday 3G Minimum Wednesday night 24 At 8 a m Thursday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 27 Prccipilation Trace Propose Next Destroyer Launched by Navy Be Named 5 SuIIivans WASHINGTON next destroyer launched by the navy may be named for the five Sul livans the Waterloo Iowa brothers missing in action follow ing the sinking of the U S S Juneau not The suggestion was mad man of the senate naval affairs committee who said Undersecre tary of the Navy Forrest n I ex pressed a special interest in the idea The personal fortiudc of Mr Mrs Thomas P Sullivan par served as an inspiration to all Americans Walsh said The senate pointed out that it was customary to name destroy ers for naval heroes and sug gested that Mrs Sullivan be in vited to launch the vessel if the navy decides to chirctcn it for i thc brat here Strange Explanation Is Provided for 2 Items on Hotel Bill KANSAS CITY Jacobson manager ot a theatrical company objected to a 52360 ho tel bill for two nights in a Kansas town There were two items of Sfi20 each that no one could explain Finally n clerk reported Mr Jacobson Im sorry 620 was your room number and it got on your bill twice U S BOMBERS Reds 27 Miles From Last Possible Land Escape Corridor N W GERMANY Follows Heavy RAF Attack on Hamburg 16 Planes Missing LONDON bombers of the United States army air force attacked targets in north western Germany Thursday it was announced It was the second time the big American bombers have carried the war Into Germany by day light In their first raid the naval base or Wilbelmshaien and Emden shipping industries were bombed on a heavy scale eight days ago Royal nir force bombers heavily attacked Hamburg Wednesday night in a raid in which 16 planes are missing the British air minis try announced Thursday The communique that fires were left burning The north German seaport lire By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Axis troops by the tens of thousands were apparently on the verge of a Black Sea Dunkirk Thursdav and some ports declared that Russian warship and places al as the invaders a only had been bombed last Saturday night The British losses indicated a force of upwards of 300 bombers on the presumption that they were on the order of five per cent An authoritative British state ment said Hamburg was heavily attacked by our bombers Wednesday night Sixteen of our aircraft are miss ing The raid thc 95lh 011 Hamburg since the start of the war carried u RAFS campaign against the Uboat by striking at the sources power The British said that burgs big shipbuilding of Germanys undersea Ham yards turn out more Uboats than any other plnce in Germany Ham burg is Germanys second city with a population of 1700000 The RAF attacked Hamburg 24 hours after it had hit Cologne with 100 blockbusting 4000 pound bombs and thousands of incendiaries German The news asency DXB reported that thc RAF ap parently was following through with a daylight raid A strong formation of British bombers Thursday flew over the frontier of western Germany the agency said The raiders oNB said were engaged upon crossing 00u the frontier by strong German fighters violent air duels i imoijuiia ab uie invaders at Ssula SMb0rnft CSeapc from thc Caucasus to the Crimea Latest soviet dispatches suid upwardt o 250000 Ger man troops and their satellites jammed into a narrow coastal strip in the western Caucasus were in imminent inS TnS rSPJU apart by Russim driving arci tnc oca ol Azov if fS IPOtal the red armies were in the great Gorman base at Rostov t fchc land escape corridor of Hitlers armies after cap followed It declared that the enemy suffered considerable losses and that this attempted daylight raid can be regarded as frustrated i Further indications that llie British and possibly the United States air force were making one of the biggest daylight air offen sives of the war came soon after noon Thursday when allied bomb ers and fighters were heart roar ing across the Strait ot Dover They appeared tobe heading in the direction of Abbeville Thursdays German communi que referring briefly to the raid on Hamburg Wednesday night claimed that 28 British planes were shot clown in militarily in effective attacks on the urban area of thc port city Meanwhile there was slight enemy activity over coastal areas of northeast England early Wednesday night Bombs were dropped at scat tered points bul it was stated authoritatively they caused only slight damage No casualties were reported George Marines Says He Belongs to Marines CHICAGO told thc re cruiting officer his name and sakt he belonged in the marines The recruiting officer agreed Thc re cruits name George P Marines age 19 luring the town of Kagalnit Ihe SalskRostov skaya on railway London heard thai Russias troops have pushed closer to eaP ure Kshen 1 and another ad on the Kharkov front won Svatova One red readied Zernovoy Farther south a Russian lyasnodar Swastikas show where inrl fCflnft Stalingrad were completely smashed s L i Ccrmans wcrc or captured and also snow where nazis were encircled west of Voronezh LUUL ivusalu Si Black Sea fleet and soviet planes were pounding nazi transports be low the narrow Kerch Strait which separates the Caucasus from the Crimea and the Berlin radio significantly noted that the Germans still controlled two es cape on the Kerch Strait the other at the Don delta below Rostov Red army headquarters said the capture of Kushchcvka 43 mites southeast of tlostov and LcniiiKradskaya on the Tikhor ctskYeisk railway threatened to split the axis Caucasian forces estimated at more than a quarter million men V V V Red army columns were now reported driving against Rostov itself from points 30 miles lo the southeast 56 miles cast and 70 miles north Soviet longrange artillery was said to be in position to shell thc city Russian headquarters also re ported that thc red irmies had captured Ktipyanak 63 miles cast of the great Ukraine steel center at Kharkov G2 miles east of the great Ukraine steel center at Kharkov cutting the Moscowjo Crimca railway and had stormed into six stronglyfortified Ukraine towns in thc Krasny Liman sec tor 85 miles southeast of Khar kov Olhcr soviet troops were offi cially reported to have captured Zolothukhino only 22 miles north of Kursk i major German base climaxing a 110mile Russian ad vance in the offensive from Voro nezh The fill of put thc Russians back on the line where Hitler launched his 1942 sprin offensive wihch ended in the military catastrophe at Stal ingrad Thc Germans 1942 baltlcfront was also pierced wilh the capture t of Krasny Liman Soviet headquarters further rc I ported heavy new blows inflicted on 23000 axis soldiers trapped west of Voronezh declaring that more than 400 nazis were killed and 1200 captured in two clashes In the western air war the Brit I ish listed 1C RAF planes as missing after a smashing overnight attack i oti second raid there in five nights and thc second attack on Germany in 24 hours while the nizis claimed only 12 planes shot down The British air ministry said thc porl city was heavily attacked and large fires were left burning British Say News Is Best Yet MOSCOW red army has cut the last railroad line along which a German force could es cape from the Caucasus and front dispatches said Thursday that the Russians were only 27 miles southeast of the big German de fense point of Rostov In Iomlon military observ ers said Thursdays news from Russia was the best yet Maps were handed out in London Thursday at a military press conference showing the situa tion as of Feb 2 These maps were printed for you al consid erable expense spokesman 1 tnld correspondents bul I am   

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