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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT AND OES KOINES AUCHIV I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IQWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS HOME EDITION ujmr NO 129 50 ROMMEL TANKS LOST IN RETREAT Welles SAYS STANDLEY DIDNTCONSULT CHIEFS IN U S Cables Ambassador for Full Statement on Moscow Utterance WASHINGTON UR Acting Secretary of State Sumner Welles said Tuesday that the remarks in Moscow by U S Ambassador Wil liam H Stand ley were made without p r i o r consu11 a t i o n with or refer ence to the American gov ernment Welles said he had cabled Standley for the full text of press confer WELLES rpeoplS American aid to the red army Welles said he preferred not to comment on Standleys statements until he had received a reply from the ambassador Welles plainly indicated how ever displeasure at the statements as reported inthe newspapers He went on to tell a press con ference that he was confident that anything Standley might have said was not intended to cast any doubt Jmsi and understanding which should exist between allies m a coniinon The understanding which ex ists between the united nations for the purpose ot utterly de feating axis tyranny would uot be worth very much Welles said H ere not based on complete trust and understanding between 311 Of US That understanding and trust does exst Wells said It was at this point that he expressed con idence that aynthing Standlev might have said was not intended Claims Russian People Not Told of Extent of U S Aid by Envoys Attack on Reds IDCMTS THREEFOURTHS MARK IN DRIVE Standley Says Reds Try to Create Impression Theyre Fighting Alone WILLIAM II STANDLEY It was the largest press con ference held at the state depart ment in recent months As Welles Ith room lie smiled at the reporters and re marked that he could imagine he nature of Tuesdays question Asked then for comment on thr Standley statements he said h had asked the ambassador to cable the full text of his remarks displeasure in administration circles over Standlejs statements led to in formal discussion of the possi bility that he might be recalled irom Jhe Moscow post How ever no one in authority would discuss that possibility for the time being Last Oct 27 it was learned from source jn a position to know what was going on in Russia that soviet olncials felt some resent ment over the amount of aid be ing sent them At that lime it was the resentment was not w deepseated but that there indications it might reach proportions Administration officials now are hoping that Standley s re marks have not contributed to the growth of that resentment It was assumed that they would take prompt steps to assure the soviet union that the Standlcy utter ances did not represent an offi cial message from this govcrn ment V The Oct 27 source said as Slandley did that the Russian officials had not been informing the Russian people of true nature of international was said then that white the officials knew there were no definite allied com ments for opening of a second front they did nothing to correct People that a second front had Been promised f ho stated then there had not been complete frankness on the Russian side in the exchange of allied informa tion The source said it was ex tremely difficult to get accurate Information as to what was going on in Russia Welles was asked Tuesday for his opinion ot the Ohio speech by Vice President Henry Wallace in which the vice president urged a ence remarks satisfactory understanding be in which the twtien Russia and the western a m b a s s a d or democracies Welles replied that said the soviet ha read the speech and that government the speakers intentions seemec so perfectly clear that it was un necessary for him to comment Although Welles did not at tempt to value the accuracy of Standleys statements Chair man So Bloom D N 1 of thc house foreign affairs committee did so immediately He said he ivas not speaking for the gov ernment but was doing so 011 the basis of information re ceived from the state depart ment W The Russian press has told the people of Russia something about thc lendlease aid supplied to Russia by the United Kingdom and theUnited States Bloom said Thus for example the New xork Times on Jan 24 1043 re sorted that Pravda one of the leading newspapers of the soviet union contained a news item about planes tanks motor ve hicles etc supplied to thc soviet union by thc British and our selves The people of Russia scein and using a great multitude of United States and British lend lease supplies must of necessity know of the lendlease aid which has been supplied to Russia The Russian papers generally print in full the speeches of the president find of Prime Minister Churchill Many of these speeches refer to the lendlease aid to the soviet union Slandley a salty diplomat who formerly was chief of naval operations charged that Ameri cans were being misled into giv ing millions to aid the Russian people whereas the Russian peo ple were not even aware they were facing helped He hinted of Russian refusal to exchange military data with her policy generally acknowl edged and regretted by military men here Standley went further to warn that under the circum stances congress might balk at further lendlease aid Congressional r e a c t i o n was mixed but on the whole confident lendlcasc would continue Senator Charles L MiNary R Ore did not think Standleys blast would interfere with enact ment of lendlcasc legislation and neither did Senator Gerald P Nye R N although the latter considered the news most dis turbing and distressing I dont want to comment said Chairman Tom Coimally D Tex of the senate foreign rela tions committee Senator Millard E Tydines D Md said I regret very much that thc great aid we are Riving to thc Russian people is not being made known to them Earlier in the day of Standleys statement Vice President Henry A Wallace told a Delaware Ohio audience that at some future time Russia and Germany might make common cause against us if the United States and the soviet union fail to establish a basis of mutual f First judgment here was hat thc admiral was replying to Stalins blunt statement of Feb 23 in an order of the day recog nizing the anniversary of the red army In view of the absence of a second front in Europe said Stalin the red army alone is bearing thc whole weight of the xvar MOSCOW W3 Wil liam H Standley United Slates ambassador to Moscow told a press conference Monday that the Russian people are not being in formed of the extent of help they are getting from America and de clared that the situation was un fair to the plain American people who are digging down In their own pockets I have carefully looked for an admission in thc Russian press that they receive material aid from America he said Yet I have failed to find any real ac knowledgment of it I find no political motive to this It is only an effort to create the impression with their own people that they arc pulling themselves through by their own bootstraps Standley pointed out that a new lendlease bill is now before con gress in Washington mid added The American congress is big hearted and generous but if yoi give it the impression that its help means nothing there might be a different story When it was recalled to Sland ley that several Russian generals had told foreign correspondents recently that they were getting no American help at the front except trucks the ambassador said They aw getting plenty of other kinds of war material 11 its not at the front I dont know what they are doing with it Among the things which the Russians are getting Standley de claredare planes by sands But lie declared the Russian people dont seem to know It Theres no question about Hie Soviets trying to create the impression abroad as well as at home that they arc fighting the war alone thc ambassador as serted Standley said he planned to sec Premier Stalin soon but did not elaborate on the statement Asked to comment on the second front question he replied he was not sure what the Russians would consider a second front Capt Oliver Lyttleton British production minister told a meet ing at Newcastle Feb 21 celebrat ing Russias red army anniversary that the United States and Britain had together sent Russia nearlv b200 tanks and 5600 aircraft be tween October 1941 and Decem ber 1042 He said thc United States had sent 3200 tanks and about 2600 planes as well as most of a shipment of 85000 trucks In addition he declared the BritishAmerican contribution to the Russian war front includ ed 50000 tons of rubber 831000 deadweight tons of machine tools metals ammunition and small arms and 70000000 rounds of small arms ammuni tion The tanks and planes he said were sufficient to enuip 32 armored divisions and 400 aerial squadrons Washington Total Raised Goes to as Nearly Is Added The mighty march of Red Cross workers continues Tuesday a jam ot 5389880 was reported to make a total of This means that thc big war fund drive of the Cerro Gordo county chapter lor is over the threefourths mark It means that nearly 1000 men and women who arc canvassing homes factories and farms are looking down the home stretch to victory in the greatest drive of its kind ever held in tills com munity It means lhat residents of Cer ro Gordo county recognize that the Red Cross is the one great means through which thev can help in the war effort F W Rusty Osmundson chairman of the drive pointed out The near 54000 gain recorded Tuesday included additional resi dential funds as well as reports from the rural districts Two towns are over their quo ta Rock Falls which was as signee the amount S100 has raised 513230 Thornton has re ported on a quota Your Gift Will Help Make This a Cross 40000 ovei Malta the most bombed island in 19 of Brooklyn New York In Sunday E R Stettinius Jr leaselend admin istrator revealed that in addition 0 planes and tanks this country has sent Russia 3000000 pairs of icavy boots 18000 tons of sole leather li500 jeeps and armored ars J3DO military tractors 75000 tons of rails and 17000 tons of other railroad equipment 140000 Field telephones hundreds of thousands of miles of field tele Phone wire 268000 tons of pe troleum products 580000 tons of steel 125000 tons of toluol and other chemicals and 161000 tons of aluminum copper zinc and other metals The sixth report in the Cerro Gordo county Red Cross war fund campaign reached fillinsr three arms and starting the fourth of the Red Cross in signia shown above It will take 510000 the campaign quota to fill out all four arms MASON GITYAN HELD AT USAGE Arrested With Car Loaded With Liquor The hearing for Jesse Stephen Vega 23 Mexican residing at 142 Sixteenth street northwest who was arrested Monday on a charge 01 illegal possession oi intoxicat ing liquor was scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at Osagc ac cording to Sheriff Theodore Horn of Mitchell county Vega was arrested by state agents Max H Studer and Paul a Hodgson on highway No 3 at the eastern border of Mitchell county His car contained 15 cases of hquor when he was arrested according to the officers The value of the liquor was Placed at S52I Vega told officers ne had driven more than 500 miles through Minnesota buying up gin whisky and rum one case at a time Bny War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette Committee Includes Funds for H S Victory Corps Training Plan WASHINGTON 000000 bill carrying 34000000000 in cash and i con tract authority for the maritime commission to finance the con struction of 21H1 additional cargo ships was approved Tuesday by the senate appropriations com mittee Reversing house committee ac tion thc senate group recom mended a expenditure on a proposed high school victory corps to give promilitary traiing to students If refused however a proposal to place in thc bill a S25SO00 item asked by the war manpower commission and approved by the budget to increase the salaries of state employes whose jobs were federalized for the war in the United States Employment Serv ice Also to be placed before the senate as committeeapproved amendments wil be an appropri ation of S2973000 to make grants to thc states for the care of chil dren of employed mother and 51200000 for grants Tor maternity and infant care of thc wives or enlisted men in the armed forces Japs Cross Yangtze in Hupeh Province CHUNGKING Japa nese operating from five points west of Shasi on thc north bank Of the Yangtze river in Hupch province have thrown three col umns across the river and cai tured four towns on the south side the Chinese high command an nounced Tuesday Heavy fighting was said to be continuing al though one of the columns was beaten back with severe losses soon after thc initial attack Mon day night US BOMBERS ATTACK KISKA Also Pound 4 Jap Bases in Solomons WASHINGTON navy reported Tuesday that American bombers renewed the assault on Japans bleak outpost at Kiska island in the Aleutians and pounded four Japanese bases in the Solomon islands on Sunday night Thc navy said U S heaw and medium bombers raided Kiska encountering antiaircraft fire but no enemy plane intercep tion All U S planes returned safely Reds Reach Dnieper on TO Cental Front SOUTHTUNISIAN DEFENSE LINES MOSCOW red army driving west of recaptured Sy ehovka Ihe central front west of Moscow has reached thc Dnieper river northwest of thc important German base of Vyazma it was disclosed Tuesday A dispatch to the voinniunisl party newspaper Pravdu from this sector iioinlfd out that Rus sian troops pressing hard on the heels of the Germans gave them no respite and drove to the waterway xvhich extends from the central front down through the Ukraine past Kiev and Nie pcroiictrorsk to the Black sea The Russians were already cast and northeast of Vyazma after advancing through Gzhatsk The capture of Sychevka 35 miles north of Vyazma on Ihe railway to fiyhev was announced in n special communique Monday night and the offensive then lashed west and southwest from Sychavka it was indicated Hilling hard along the railroad between Gzhatsk and Vyazma the soviet forces battered their way into the railway station of Sergo Ivanovskaya U4 miles northeast of Vyazma while advance mobile units of the red army in the sec tor west of Gzhatsk thundered into 20 villages alon road the old Smolensk All these drives fast were building a Russian arc about Vyazma last of the German lustions to stand in the old RzhcvYyaziniiVcukic Luki tri angle South of this front the Rus sians said they took more settle ments west and south of Lgov below Arc Iti thc latter area the Germans were reported throwing i if troops In a scries of furious counteiallacfcs using forces they have been able apparently to shift from other fronts Although thc Germans seem to have been able to attain numerical superiority in some sectors no dis patches from he front have con tinned the German assertions lhat some of their units have stormed lo within 12 miles west of Khar kov The Russians however still were on the defensive southwest of Voroshilovgrad as the Germans mounted heavy attacks supported by tanks and planes although dis patches said that the Germans had been beaten back Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder late Tues day afternoon Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Low est temperature Tuesday night in Mason City IOWA Light snow Tuesday night and in east portion Wednesday forenoon colder MINNESOTA Continued c o 1 d northwest portion colder south and cast portions Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon occa sional light snow south pnrlin and extreme south portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night H At 8 a m Tuesday 34 About three inches of fluffy snow fell during thc day Tues day YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum 21 Snow Trace RUMLLOSESON 2 COMPROMISES Deadlock on PayasGo Income Taxes Unbroken WASHINGTON fTTwu com promise proposals o file Ruml skipnycar Jo taxation Thc plans were I By Representative Robertson rejected Tuesday onuw Trace numi KCW York banker TT 1 11 embraced In a bill bv Represent Householders Relax as Sliced Bread Returns to Shelves V X t cent surtax on Ihe first S200Q of 1012 income for all taxpayers 2 By Chairman Dougliton D A to apply the much softer 1311 rates and exemptions tn 1042 income and let the taxpayers amor tize the remaining over a relatively short period of time while simultaneously remit ting on taxes for the current year The committees action left in doubt thc future of pay as you o taxation Thc commKfec Monday rejected this proposal 13 to 12 Regardless of what action the committee takes it was certain that advocates of thc Bcardsley Ruml New York banker embraced in a bill bv Keprosenta Montgomery Not Pushing Pursuit But Flyers Attack Armored Column ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Marshal Erwin Rommel beaten back wlieii lie attempted six assaults from ilie Alnrcth line in southern Tu nisia on Satintiny has withdrawn his forces deeper into Ills defenses before General Bernard L Mont Somery an allied headquarters communique announced Fifty or Hie axis chieftains tanks were destroyed or cap lured iji the six short fierce ac tions on Saturday the commu nique said raising the total from Hie previous figure of 33 p In the northern sector the Ger mans also were forced to with draw Monday after making an attack near Tamera seven miles west of Sedjcnane the commu nique said About 200 prisoners were captured before the enemy called off his attack About 100 miles northwest oC the Marelh line French forces occupied Tozeur 30 miles south west or Gafsa above the Chott Djerid Allied patrols were reported op erating on the outskirts of Gafsa itself however Uomrncl smashed back in Jiis experiment in attacking his ne mesis the British eighth army was said to have pulled into thr hiKh ground llallour and In be cmitinuiiif his retreat There was Montgomery no indication that was undertaking a pursuit however and the com munique said lhat only patrol ac tivity was engaged In Monday bv thc eighth army J The tanks abandoned by the German strategist in the front of massed British guns and armor and under a heavy aerial poundini consisted ot three Mark II two Mark III eight new type Mark IIf If Mark II specials and 18 Mark IV specials thc communique said The new type Mark Ills were said to be equipped with 75millimctcr cannon In the air fighterbombers and fighters of the western desert force poured bombs and gunfire on Rommel s retreating armor and trniiiport and inflicted consider able damage the communique said Other allied flyers canled out similar attacks in the Sedienanc area where buildings occupied by troops were blown up While on a sea sweep liomlicrs and fighters encountered a larc formation of axis planes and shot down 17 of them the com munique saiil Flying fortresses escorted bv IBhtnniys engaged a combined force of 30 Messerschmitt 109s and Junkers SBs in a JOminutc Jn addilio hc fordesses saw axis planes collide in The Kalians claimed that five Mice planes were shot down in a bailie over an axis convoy All told the allies announced they accounted for Ul axis ail iiff Monday Dlll t themselves tn an apparent effort to coun ter the fortresses the American airmen said thc Junkers 88s usually employed for bombinr were with heavycali ber KHIIS and converted to a sort f flying battleship By KENNETH L DIXON WASHINGTON i v e Junior back his scout knife and tell hubby its safe to come into the kitchen again Or if you had to cat cake be cause you couldnt slice bread your anglefood days arc over This may seem pretty just as you got thc old kitchen crosscut sharpened the government ban on bakery sliced bread has been lifted ef fective immediately And such a crust they got it came about right when a of tricky howtoslice yourttwn devises were begin ning to take the edge off what General Sherman said about war slicing ban late nearly two knucklenicking that its dis advantages outweighed its ad vantages The idea he said had been that sliced bread required more waxed paper but it de ft veloped it wasnt saving so much after all and besidesthere is quite a bit on hand That of course was thc in tended advantage along with some contemplated slicingmachines cntly turned out to be pretty thin The disadvantages Well you can slice your own from here on but hacking from left to right these were a few thc harried housewives and protesting con gressmen listed Bread knives were hard to J P Morgan GiaVelv get when you got them it took 5 viiavcty learn how to use them after that it took more time to slice the bread daily if the knives were too dull they wouldnt cut niul if too sharp they took a toll of fingertips and the time lost and injuries re sulting cost the nation many a manor womanhour And besides no matter how you sliced them it seemed the handcarved chunks still got caught in thc toaster HI Following Stroke NEW YORK p Mor gan internationally famous fi nancier is gravely ill ait he Cas ponlla inn at Bocagiantie Fla foloiving a stroke on March 5 it was learned here Tuesday Buy War Savings Rontls and Mamps from your GlolcGactlc carrier boy Tnc heavy concentration of axis aircraft over the strait was taken by observers as an indication that allied sea sweeps arc making hemselves felt on the enemy supply nc Only the day before be fortresses and twinmotored bombers had sunk or damaged seven axis ships in a convoy Alarm Clock Thefts j Reported in New York NEW YORK URtAlarm clock stealing has become so serious that police instructed pawnshop operators Tuesday to telephone them immediately any time any body tries to hock one Police did not expect that to help much however bccatise most alarm clock thieves keep their loot for personal use   

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