Mason City Globe Gazette, February 20, 1943

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 20, 1943

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME r COUP OCMftTUCNT OF MtSTOftV AND AftCH DCS UOMCS IA vcs THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATE PRESS ASW UNITED LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 201943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j j i I SECTION ONE NO 115 CRUSH NAZI DRIVE TOWARD ALGERIA REDS HAMMER OUT NEW GAINS IN SOUTH FRONT Russians Aiming for Orel and Industrial Dnieper River Valley By EDDIE GILMORE MOSCOW for ward everywhere along the south ern Russiar front the red army is its gains in the sectors about Kiarkov and Kursk aiming both at the Germanheld strong point at Orel to the north and wesward at the rich Dnieper in dustrial valley the Russians said Saturday New gains were hammered out in the Donets basin and along the sea of Azov shore west of Ros tov against a stubborn counter attacking foe it was announced and in the lower Kuban valley of the western Caucasus a com munique told of capturing five more towns in the drive to force German remnants of the Caucasus army into the tiny Taman penin sula The first signs of warmer weather were noted Saturday in the Rostov area and the Red Star the red array newspaper reported that numerous streams in the region were running free of ice The dispatches also revealed that Col Gen Rodiony Malinov sky who directed the recapture of Rostov now was the commander on that southern battlefront Between Kharkov and Kursk the Russians declared the railway and the highway were cleared for uninterrupted soviet use with the capture of Oboyan 35 miles south of Kursk where thesurrounded nazi garrison was smashed West of Kursk the Germans were rushing in tanks and re serves among them detachments of an infantry division only re cently arrived from Lyons France a soviet war bulletin said but the enemy was pressed back and a strongly fortified place was occupied The Russians also said they were pushing their wedge far ther west of Fatezh about 30 miles northwest of Kursk to lengthen the pincer curving around south of Orel Expanding their gains about Kharkov s o v i e t communiques told of advances along railroads west of the city and the capture of eight cities and villages includ ing Olshany 26 miles northwest of Kharkov on the railroad to Bryansk Lyubotin 12 miles due west and Merefa an industrial center 15 miles southwest of Kharkov on the railroad to Dnieperopetrovsk Other towns captured lay be tween Kharkovand these ad vanced spearheads Lyubotin is at the junction of the PoltavaSumy railways and its capture pointed a soviet col umn toward Poltava 65 miles to the west on the LozovayaKiov rail line across the Ukraine as well as toward Sumy and another base at Konotop on the KurskKiev railway HO miles southwest of Kursk and 150 miles northwest of Lyubotin Russian forces previously were reported at Lgov 30 miles west of Kursk at Bogodukhov 55 miles northwest of Kharkov and at Graivoron about 20 miles north of Bogodukhov A com munique said that in Fridays fighting in the Graivoron area about 600 of the enemy were killed and several more towns were captured Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued mild Saturday afternoon slightly colder Saturday night and Sun clay forenoon Lowest tempera ture Saturday night in Mason City 28 IOWA Slightly colder northwest and central portions Saturday night continued mild Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Slightly colder south not much change in tem perature north portion Saturday night continued mild Sunday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics INSPECT FRENCH WARSHIPGuavd of honor presents arms as Vice Admiral Raymond Fenard chief of the French naval mission to the United States and his chief of statf Capt Denis de Bougoine left board the French cruiser Montcalm at the Philadelphia navy yard for an in spection tour The Montcalm is one of the four French warships that have been brought to the U S for repairs Iowa Farmer Charged With Black Market Meat Violation Marks First Case in State Arising From Investigation by OPA DEADLOCKED ON PAYNOW PLANS Viewed as Reprieve for RumI Proposals W ASHINGTON deadlock reached in the house ways and means committee on payasyougo methods of income tax collection was viewed in con gressional circles Saturday as a reprieve for the plan advanced Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 1 43 32 33 DES MOINES A perma nent injunction was entered in U S district court Saturday by Fed eral Judge Charles A Dewey re straining William Pratt dairy and hog farmer living near Runnells Iowa from violations of OPA meat slaughtering restrictions The action is the first case in Iowa arising out of OPA investigation of an alleged black market in The complaint filed for Prentiss M Brown administrator office ol price administration by Donald D Holdoegel chief counsel and George E OMalley enforcement attorney of the OPA state office charged Pratt with violation of re striction order No 1 which pro hibits the delivery of all dressed carcasses of cattle sheep lambs and swine and any edible part of trimming thereof by any slaugh terer who does not have a quota based on 1941 slaughtering The OPA stated that Pratt did no slaughtering in 1941 According to OPA investigators Pratt since Dec 2 1042 has slaughtered and sold about 195 head of cattle some from his farm but the majority having been pur chased for slaughter About 70 per tercel in a slaughter house at Prairie City Iowa the complaint said Tlie complaint also charged Pratt with selling beef carcasses which had not been examined and graded by an official grader of the U S department of agri culture OPA investigators alleged that Pratt sold the beef to DCS Moiiies markets and it was delivered by truck The beef would be killed one day and delivered the next and while in the slaughter house did not have any cooling facilities other than the outside tempera ture according to OPA Ruth St Denis Works in Aircraft Plant SANTA MONICA Cal Ruth St Denis one of Americas most famous dancers is working on the midnight to morning shift at the Douglas aircraft plant I think the men who are doing the DIES AT McGHEGOK Rationing of Canned Fruits Vegetables to Start March 1 After One Weeks Freeze by Beardslcy banker and executive Advocates of York RumI New department the Rum plan providing for cancelation of all 1942 income taxes wore encour aged by the fact that the com mittee rejected all compromise plans and failed to vote on any which did not involve forgive ness in some degree They were undisturbed that the committee also rejected a modi fied version of the RumI plan pointing out that proposal fared as well as the rest It would aver age 1942 and 1943 taxes or write off the year which stood to pro duce the least revenue If we stick by our guns one Huml supporter said theyll have to take our unmodified plan be cause its the only one left The committees action Friday was the most encouraging development weve seen yd Timetable of Events in Starting of Food Schedule Is Announced WASHINGTON Dont hoard but buy Saturday all the canned fruits and vegetables you11 need next week because none may be sold legally from midnight Saturday night until the morning of March 1 Serious food first in American starting to hit its stride Sugar and coffee already are doled out on coupons Saturday night unrationed sale of canned fruits and vegetables stops On about March 28 meat rationing will start Rationing of butter and other edible oils of canned milk and other cats arc on the way Canned meat and canned fish whose sale wis stopped Wednes day night will be rationed along with fresh moat Another phase of the general food picture finds price ceilings two or wii m tables within the next Claim British Planes Fly Arms to Patriot Armyin Greek Hills By UNITED PRESS A dispatch from Stockholm said thP Saturday that British planes night fT after night Were flying guns am munition and food to a pktriot army in the mountains of Greece Somewhere between Athens and Salonika cent of the cattle the OPA iv vunic tin saici were canners and cutters and Germans The train the balance young heifers most of the cattle were siaugh train resumed its journey rafts tying up for supplies the incident was usual MUdlJYtl Wlli uti 11CKI The dispatch quoted a Swedish and other public sailor Birger Persson just re fn f adult shoukl appeal turned from Athens He said the hi Iv family bringing with army was composed of Greeks and nm 11 declaration ma an the family s Mo 1 ration books Volunteer clerks wilt hand out one copy of ration book No for each No 1 book exhibited you keep tlic No I hookThe clerk only looks at it On the oasis of the consumer declara tion the clerk also will tear out of the family s No 2 books one 3 poml coupon for every can the family owns in excess of five per person MONDAY MARCH of canned fruits and vegetables re sumes but only upon surrender of ration coupons according to a point value table The point value table which Leaving Athens Persson rode on a train with 4000 Germans bound Starting Monday retailers Mason City will sponsor the Morn ing News Roundup at oclock on KGLO Monday through Satur day for the purpose of professing their faith in the future ot America and to convey the message that in Mason City stores shelves are well stocked with a large variety of goods for those who may wish to shop In connection with this sponsor ship the retailers have made ar rangements to send this khaki can vas sign or flag to any adult in this territory To get one of them KGLO in Mason City and when you want a passing neighbor to pick you up on the way to town hang it on your front gate A lot of people have begun to look for rides to town and it has become a custom in our neighbor iifignuor trioiite to the war nffmi hood to make some telephone calls photo Kayenay when plan to make a trip A sign such as this should encourage doubling up for rides saving gasoline and Fred Eslick Mason City district manager ot the ODT likewise felt that moans such as this to encour age persons getting together for rides to town will definitely con tribute to the war effort Lock nv v ut three months according to an of fice of price administration an leaving fresh fish the only important food group still unregulated on price But returning to ralionin heres your timetable after Sat urday SUNDAY Count the cans oi fruits and vegetables you own excluding homocanned and small cans under 8 ounces With this information fill out a consumer declaration either clipped out of a newspaper or obtained from a ration board This tells how many cans are owned in each family in of five cans a person in Me lumily irow much coffee your family had in excess of one pound a person last Nov 28 and list the names of each member of the Feb 22 Starting through the week m most communities a na tionwide registration will be held con Lam blue and red blue for canned goods and the red to be used later for meat Each stamp will have printed US WARSHIPS BOMBARD JAPS ON ATTU ISLAND Results of Shelling Westernmost Aleutian Isle Are Not Observed WASHINGTON navy reported Saturday that American British Army Medenine Area Attacks By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Fighting in swirling duststorm Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys British 8th army troops were re ported attacking the axis in the Medenine area at the center of the CO mile long Mareth line in south ern Tunisia Saturday British headquarters said Gen ral Montgomerys forces were in contact with the enemy in the first men most of tlic Aleutians Communique No 287 said North Pacific 1 On Feb 18 United States surface forces bombarded Japanese posi tions at Holtz Bay and at Chicago harbor on Attu Island Results were not observed United States nircratt shot down wo Japanese float planes which attempted to attack United States positions in the western Aleutians No damage was suf foiseveral 8th army guns continued to blast the Mareth works in preparation for a break through In the southern sector our pa ler cd Soulh Pacific all dales are cast 2 On Feb 19 United State air craft bombed Japanese positions at Vila on the southern coast of Kolombangara island and at Mun da on New Georgia island All United States planes returned The significance of the surface bombardment of Attu was unclari fied by naval authorities here who said they could not comment on it in the absence of additional in formation The fact that results were not observed was taken as an indi cation that the warships raid was carried out under cover of a fog Aerial reconnaissance when the fog has lifted may show the ex tent of damage inflicted One of the main questions un answered by the communique was the size or the American force involved AUu was the first point occu pied by the Japanese when they invaded the island chain last June HEAVHAIlflS MADEONBUIN Hits Scored on 4 Jap Ships by Flying Forts a c ARTHURS cnemv north of Foum Tatahou Ine the British communique said Foum Tatahouine whose cap ture was announced by the British Friday lies 30 miles below Mede nine at the southern flank of the Marelli fortifications In another strategic develop ment a Reuters British news agency correspondent with tlic 8th army reported that British troops had driven axis forces of Djcrba island in the Gulf of Gabcs just above the Mareth line If true this would provide a sharp nankins threat to the north end of the Mareth works ied i nu K a iciumuuu uurcau reporte HEADQUARTERS Australia UP from Ankara Saturday that allie n rortlesses scored hits forces in the eastern Mccliterrun ulh bombs on four Friday m one of the heaviest raids ot the war Bum uK Japanese base 350 miles northwest of Guadalcanal a communique announced Friday is JWhiIc the fortresses concentrat Each person will bc ivcn 48 HrCS Visiblc for 30 points in March to accompanied by cash of course canned fruits and tables dried fruils canned baby foods containing fruits or vege tables nol cereals and canned soups The No 2 ration book will con ROMMEL IS NOT ABLE TO PIERCE MOUNTAINGAPS Allies Withdraw Troops From Forward Positions in Ousseltia Valley By WES GALLAGHER ALLIED HEADQUARTERS INT trols were in contact with the Gandhi Is Becoming Steadily Weaker Is Barely Able to Talk BOMBAY stead ily weaker Mohandas K Gandhi 73 year old Indian nationalist leader was barely able to speak Saturday as he passed the hall way mark of his projected 21day fast His condition was so grave hat Dr Bidhan Chandra Bose chief of the nine physicians watching over him was expected to ask Gandhis oldest son Devadas to cancel his scheduled visit Satur day Gandhi is fasting at the Aga Khans palace at nearby Poona Tn protest against his detention by the British as an instigator of the quit India riots of last summer Report Allied Assault Barges in Syrian Ports STOCKHOLM Swed ish telegraph bureau reported our n have assembled assault barges IPS toahne tons early in Syrian ports and reinforced F their air forces in preparation an invasion of south Europe The aerial reinforcements were said to mans in their capture of Crete a stabilized mountain line in cen tral Tunisia have crushed an at tempt by Marshal Envin Rom mels forces to thrust again toward the Algerian base of through passes above Sbeiila and Kasserine it was announced Sat urday A stroiur German patrol lost six tanks aud six selfpropelled suns when it clashed with an allied brigade near Sbiba 20 miles north of Sbeiila and iiazi losses were even heavier in an attack against American com bat troops at the Kasscrinc gap a spokesman said As a result of the hvn setbacks to Rommels forces military au thorities here agreed that the tide had turned and that Hie axis Tunisian offensive probably would be limited hereafter to ten tative jabs at the allies new mountain line in a search for weak spots It was announced that General SnHarold Alexander former commaridcr of ihe British eighth army in the near east had as sumed persona command of all allied ground forces in Tunisia under the supreme leadership of Gen Dwight D Eisenhower and had begun shaping his plans for the expected allied offensive Loss of American equipment m the past Hcck was expected to throw the allies timetable off schedule somewhat because of Hie difficulty in bringing up sup plies but the loss of most of central Tunisia was regarded here as an incident in the campaign as a whole V Bad weather meanwhile cur tailed all air operations as snow rain and high winds swept most of Tunisia An allied communique revealed all American British and Franch troops had withdrawn from forward positions in the Ous seltia valley running between mountain chains extending 50 miles southwest of the axis base at Pont du Fahs The result of this apparently limited movement JVorn the eastern to he western hnc of accompanied include American units specialby the disclosure of engagements ly trained in aerial invasion regions to the southwest tics such as those used by the Several enemy tanks and self propelled guns were destroyed base settin miles The planes pressed home their attacks from cxtrcmclv low alti tudcs in the face of strong aircraft lire but no Japanese fighters rose to challenge them I One vessel of 9000 tons and nnI other of 7000 tons were hit twice and set afire The others of 8 000 and 3000 tons respectively were nit once and damaged further by near misses er wcr The letters tell when to use the atlackccl undisclosed stampsblue stamps Ictte ed A I New Britain B or C may be used in n Consolidated and the figures arc the points of 12 The largepoint stamps should f S that Pounceci lc wasbombing a ship off lyvmuiuy a snip OIL Gasmata while another liberator shot down one of seven fighters tha intercepted it while it was at tacking a small troop transport off Cape Gloucester be spent first if possible since the grocer can nol give change and the smaller points can be formed into various combinations F R Prepares Radio Talk for Monday Night WASHINGTON Lf f f D Roosevelt reduced Saturdays list j TOOd tOr UrCCCe D6 or white house cillpr in extended to Others Hoover Urges System kjtllllll of white house callers to a mini mum in order to have as much imc as possible for preparing his Washington birthday speech The president will deliver the address by radio at p ro CWT Mon day It will be directed to demo crats attending the fund raisin ainners given under the auspices of the democratic national com mittee OVERCHARGE IS CLAIMED CEDAR RAPIDS Co onial Baking company of Cedar tapids has obtained an injunction restraining the IowaIllinois Gas Electric Co from shutting iff the gas supply to its boilers The baking company claimed it I ladbeen overcharged as high as I 200 per cent YRK 5at lhc oUced ing the starving people of Greece now be extended to the other Ger manoccupied democracies of Eu rope Speaking at a Carnegie hall mass meeting sponsored by food for Europes children Mr Hoover declared that if civilization is to be saved another front must be front of human de cency He pointed out that the United States has certified that the Greek experiment is successful and that the Germans receive no advanlage 1 from it ;

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