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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX UMTK FULt LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 27 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Oh1 KOUB SECTIONS SECTION ONt NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME SECTION ONE NQ 145 ipStUnMOLNORTHTUNISIA iVaZIS MaSS Tmnns A Inner Tc cimnmor nmur Nazis PLANES AND BIG GUNS INCLUDED IN LARGE FORCE Russians Beginning to Pound German Troops in Belgorod Sector MOSCOW German army in a desperate drive to cruck stubborn soviet defenses on the Donets river north of Chuguev has massed fresh troops a bis force of artillery and a heavy concentration of air power against the Russian lines there it was officially re ported Saturday While the Germans concen trated Ihcir heaviest power in Ihis sector Kussiaii vanguards on the coiitral front again edged toward Smolensk little more than 30 miles away The soviet midday communique said numerous attacks north of Chugucv were repulsed There is a 50 mile stretch of the twisting Donets river between Chugucv and Belgorod where the Russians are beginning to pound the Germans Slightly north of Chugucv the battle line on the river turns abruptly eastward then swings north again in an al most straight line This is a tough area to defend because there is a high bank on the western side and a low bank on the eastern side The newspaper Pravda said Ger man attacks in this area began at dawn Friday when large forces of motorized infantry and tanks were thrown into battle Big units of the German air force preceded the land forces The red army met the nazi charge with tanks The army newspaper Ucd Star said the biff force which the Germans had concentrated north of Chusruev was in direct anticipation of an early crossing of the Donels The German com manders were said to believe this great weight of num bers plus a skyfull of dive bombers turn the trick nn which they had been disap pointed already lime after time The Goman high command communique broadcast from Ber lin and recorded by llic Associated Press made no reference to these new concentrationsof force nor to the bloody fighting on the Do nets described by the Russians The German bulletin reported that an enemy attack at the Kuban bridgehead was repulsed with Russian loss of numerous tank and that south of Lake Ladoa below embattled Leningrad soviet attacks were frustrated The Russian morning communi que described one savage red armv counterattack east of Belgorod Friday night when red army vessel in the Bismarck sea u S is uombers carried on through tlio night iii troops stormed into German rman trenches and killed almost a com pany of the cncinv 12 KILLED WHEN BIG PLANE FALLS Army Transport Craft Crashes in Tennessee KNOXVILLE Tcim large army t r n n s port plane crashed in a field near Oliver Springs Tcnn Saturday Twelve persons were killed William F Sharp Oliver Springs undertaker S3IU Sharp said llic bodies were brought to his establishment The crash occurred shortly after noon on a farm owned by Dm Kcllv who said wreckage scattered over a wide area Oliver Springs is 25 miles west ot here Eye witnesses said the plane was flying west when it ap peared engine trouble Hall Catches Afire Makes Doorbell Ring DENVER by the persistent ringing of their door bell the drowsiness vanished quickly The front hall was on lire Flames had burned insula tion from the door bell wire caus ing a short circuit which ran llic EDEN PLEDGES FIGHT TO END Promises to Defeat Japs as Well as Nazis ANNAPOLIS Md ff Bri tains solemn promise to fight on with the rest of the united nations until both ends of the axis have been utterly smashed was empha sized by For eign Secretary Anthony Eden Friday night In his o n 1 y scheduled i d dress d u rin his c u r ren mission to the United Stales delivered at a special joint session of the Maryland sen oral assembly Eden made the unequivocal state ment that Britain would fight to the end Let there be no mistake he stressed we shall not rest upon our arms until every one of our enemies has unconditionally sur rendered partner China have a score to settle with the Japanese nor shall we erase righting until that evil Srowth in the Pacific has been cut back We shall be with you in this to the end The foreign secretary ofwar said that we have yet far to trav el before the final triumph over our enemies in the west and in the Ciist and predicted there would ue strains and stresses setbacks and disappointments before the final victory Meat Injunctions Are Issued Against 2 Belmond Firms by Judge DKS MOJVES MVThe num ber of pcrmiineul injunctions cons against Iowa firms and individ uals charged with illegal kiliinr of livestock climbed to 4j Fri day when Judge Charles I lUi Uewcy signed injunction actions against eight more defendants wnosc cases were brought into lederal court by he Iowa office of price administration More than 50000 pounds of meat are said to have been tercel illegally by the firms ac cording to Donald D Holdoegel chief counsel for the OPA The injunclions were against Ihe Peterson and SO1 market and the Tip Top grocery and Santiui Knoxville Leo L Kniyhi Providence C I Pnc LAVAL POWER INCREASED BUT UNREST GROWS 14 Diplomatic Officers in Madrid Pledge Allegiance to Giraud By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Berlin radio nazicontrolled stations in France and dispatches lo Spanish newspapers have com bined in the past 36 hours to in dicate a major shakeup in the Vichy government of Pierre Laval and political alignments in France The radio announced dismissal of rive of Lavals cab inet miiiislcrs Friday night in what it called a harmonious move insuring unconditional supporl of the Laval Govern ment and which it said was de signed to give the French gov ernment a greater concentration of poxvcr DNB official German news agency in a broadcast recorded in London said Laval introduced the new ministers to Chief of State Marshal Petain at a cabinet meet ing Saturday But the government shakeup came on the heels of the revela tion that French diplomats and officials abroad were dropping away from the Vichy regime in important numbers Chief defection was at Vichys largest foreign establishment at Madrid where 14 diplomatic and consular officers resigned and switched their allegiance to Gen Henri Giraud French high commissioner in North ami West Africa It was announced in Algiers that Pierre Baraduc French charge daffaires at Lisbon had Broken relations with Vichy and placed himself and his staff un toorders of General Giraud but Baraduc himself denied the re port in Lisbon and said We nrc all doing our jobs the best we can under the circum stances and so far there have been no changes Some of the resignations from Lavals official family appeared recognition of existing facts such as those of Admiral Jean Marie Abrial navy minister and Min ister of Colonies Jules Brcvie Virtually all the French licet is now cither at Ihe bottom of Toulon harbor where it was scuttled by its French officers and crews lo prevent seizure by Germany or is in allied hands Most of the important French colonies arc now out of Vichys control U S Bombers Strike Far in Nauru Raid WASHINGTON navv announced Saturday that libera tor bombers striking far out from their base on Guadalcanal island m the Solomons have heavily damaged a Japanese base on Nauru island in the mandated area of the south Pacific just west of the Gilbert group Communique No 325 sakl North Pacific J On March 25th Army liberator consoli dalcdB24 and Mitchell Lock heed P38 planes carried out three attacks against Japanese positions at Kiska Bombs were dropped on the runway hangar and camp area toxv flying fighters strafed Japanese per sonnel A United Stales search plane bombed Abraham harbor on the southwest coast of Attu island iouih Pacific All dates are cast 2 On Mnrch 26th During the morning lib erator bombers attacked Japanese installations on Nauru island Hits were scored on the wharf nm way officers quarters and bar racks area Four fires were start ed and several Japanese planer were damaged Nauru is a coral island about 10 miles in circumference and sup growth of coconut ovcv RATS BOMBERS LASH DUISBURG IN RUHR AREA 4 Planes Are Lost in Strong Force Taking Part in Assaults LONDON UB four engined bombers smashed at the river port and steel city of Duis burg in Germanys Ruhr valley Friday night Swinging back jnlo aclioii alter lieinjr grounded for three msrlits hy foff the Ilritisli bombers cascaded livo ami per haps fourton block buster de molition boinhs and hundreds of incendiaries on Duishurs U was Ihe 57th raid of the war I on Duisbuvg Germanys inland port but the first since Dec 20 Other planes made subsidiaij raids elsewhere in the Ruhr val ley the arsenal for Hitlers war machine Four bombers were lost out of the strong force partiii pating in the nights raids j communique announced While the bombers were re suming their offensive against Germany British fighters swept LaGuardia Is Expected to Enter Army WASH mGTON M Stephen Early white house press secre tary said Saturday that all indi cations point to service in the army for Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York City Early said he could not confirm definitely that LaGuardias serv ice would be in the army but that present indications point to that Asked about published reports thai the mayor might serve in some administrative capacity in North Africa or possibly Italv when that country is occupied by the allies the secretary toid re porters he had seen those reports but it has not been decided where he would serve to my knowl edge That is a detail for the sccre tary of war to decide he said 1 he war department said Satur day it had nothing to report Early would not comment on ciucstions as to whether LaGuar dia who was a flyer in the first World war had taken a physical examination or that one is im pending jiuavy growin ol coconut uvul and other rees it is only 32 miles south of I countries Gn offensive and other occupied Buy War Savings Bonds and But other changes incident to the shakeup indicated the siow ing unrest in France incliidiii nni mil Ij the Berlin report hat Robert i S Locker plant What i r and y II Kel v Afton sccrclary general of po ifii I Hf1 til t ITI o po lice tn the interior minislrv r d long n tool for use agaitis trench resistance might he pro moted nnd hinting at creation of a ncvpolice minislrv The Berlin radio in n broad cast recorded Saturday in New Yorkby she Associated Press said Petain had again defined his attitude toward collaboration with Germany in a statement lo the secretary of the association of Uic Friends of the Marshal One fact dominates cvcry Borlin quoted the mar shal We have been defeated the equator and is G7f nautical miles northeast of Quadalcanal air field It is 1020 nautical miles southeast of Truk he main enemy base in the South Pacific This was thejlrst tjmc jlat auru had figured American operations acainst Japanese dominated areas of the South Pacific The raid ivas regarded here as emphasizing the offen sive possibilities of the Ameri can air field oji Guaililcauil and strcssiiiR the menace to the Jap positions of loiiff range bombers operating from lhat field The Japanese hold many bases north of Guadalcanal which may be attacked as Nauru was at tacked The latest attacks of the Aleu tians air force command raised to 2B the total number of raids over Kiska this month The cumulative damage of those actions is be lieved to have been considerable and there is no evidence here that thy Japanese have succeeded in completin a flight strip which would permit them to operate landbased planes from Kiska Bom bi of Abraham harbor was the first indication in many weeks that enemy forces were still operating from Attu island nt the tip of the Aleutian chain west of Kiska In the past they have used Attu in seaplane movements but liavc not attempted so far as is known here to develop it as a strongly defended position Two were losl The Duisburg attack was the tirst on Germany since the 1 000 ton bombing raid on Essen home of the great Krupp arms works the night of March 12 and ended the that followed the raid Monday night on the German submarine base at St Nazairc on French Atlantic coast The German radio sought lo belittle Friday nights raids with an assertion that the Brit ish planes dropped iheir car goes at random on small owns ami rural localities but it ac knowledged that residential buildings ere damaged and sonic persons killed The Ruhr valley and north western Germany have been so badly battered already that the Cermnns arc evacuating children from the areas Some JSOOO arc being sent to Hungary an Ankara dispatch reported and I200 al ready have arrived at Budapest from Hamburg Wiihclmshavcn and Essen Meantime at the otbup end of the axis British planeswere rc porled to have attacked a suburb of Rome for the first time since the start of the war Planes taking off from Malta were said to have machine gunned a railroad station only a few miles outside the city Thurs day night after flying over Rome itself 3IAVOR taGUAKDfA service likely Cooperation is a necessity I necessty I nave entered commitments m my word and I will keep my k captors V nouns and jinn CaDlors acroflmr cation on this photo which was smuggled out iccently and reached the United States via Laboriously Prepare Garden Learn Land Hfas Just Been Sold VchYrSAS Bi labored strenuously preparin victory gardens in a large vacant lot near their homes One day a stranger stepped from his and Report 50 Germans Killed in Battle With Polish Peasants LONDON Between SO nnd i 100 German were killed in a pitched battle between Polish peasants and 2000 German SS and SA troopers aided by lank and planes the polish telegraph agency reported Saturday The agency said people of the district of Krasnobrod CO miles northwest of Lwov and Liszczaer fled to the forests to escape de portation to German factories and farms fought off searchinsf parties and finally resisted for several days a force of 2000 Germans JUDGE AWARDS ATTORNEY FEES Ontjes Associates Get Fees SHE STORY OX IAGE 11 Judsc Henry N Graven in dis trict court here Saturday after PLANES BLAST 5 NIPPON BASES Blast Arc of Islands Above Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Allied warpkuies were officially credited Saturday with five Japanese strongholds in the arc of islands above Australia vhilc on the Burma front thp RAF flying from bases in India carried out widespread attacks on enemy targets Gen Douglas MacArthurs bend quarters said united nations air men dropped 1 tons of bombs on the new Japanese base at Wcwak m northern New Guinea and scored two direct hits with 500 pound bombs on a 4000ton Japa nese cargo ship SURPRISE DRIVE FORFONDOUKIS MADE BY YANKS Satisfactory Results in Offensive Against Mareth Line Reported Uy KDWAUU KENNEDY ALLIED I ILADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA The harddriving British eighth armys sustained offensive against the Mareth line is getting satisfac tory results and won a further success in a local attack Friday in spite of the most determined re sistance allied headquarters an nounced Saturday At the same time the British first army grouped to contain the forces of ColGcn lureeii von Arnim in the north before Tunis and was reported ID lie lashills out in what the communique culled reconnais sance in force V x Midday reports received nt headquarters said tluit American troops in central Tunisia had launched a surprise drive toward Foncloiik 15 miles southwest of the big enemy air base at Kairouan Ibis sector is to the northeast of Iaid Pass and over 100 miles to the north of the American sector at Maknassy md El Guctar where UtGen George S Patton Jrs armored and motorized forces have thrust spearheads against llic Ger man coastal supply lines No major attacks and only local activity was reported in the Iit A Berlin broadcast by heard in London said crack Brilish troops had been observed n the area and thai the bringing up of addi tional urtiltury ami range find ers indicated powerful break through attempts were lciiK prepared by the British ami Americans in tllc Pichon and Ousscltia fronts in northern and centra Tunisia The broadcast said prisoners brought in confirmed that fresh American units had arrived and that the crack British troops had recently come from England The movement of British and Ameri can columns was considerably in creased DNLJ added continued Friday with satisfactory said the communkiuc in telling of the weekold battle on the Marclh hue front onc scciol forces earned out a successtul attnclc and operations arc pro cecdine accordins to plan in spite of stiff resistance by the enemy Many prisoners were taken U was not certain from the allied announcement whether Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom ery s eighth army had won its new success in the 2arat area norlheasl of Mareth where bndgclicud was established across last weekend noon awarded S43500 attorney fees and 5628315 expenses to at torneys for stockholders in the OntjcsMcNidcr suit The breakdown for individual OfltJCSchief COUrtECl S20 111 reprisals the agency said the s SO expenses Den Ratchford wilted And continued the visitor J savc a placc IW S1 s Bmds and stamps from your GlobcGazcttc earner Report Many Americans Have Arrived at Aden LONDON tfPi A German great number of United States troops had arrived in Aden the Britishgarrison outpost across the mouth o the Red Sea from Africa The report had no con firmation from allied sources and 5350 expenses and Ben Hunter Los Angeles S500 in tecs The awards by Judge Graven represented 48 per cent of the re covery in the suit I feel it contrary to public pol icy to id attorneys get more than PROHIBIT COLORING CllfCKS SIOUX CITY Sioux Lily council Friday adopted an ordinance prohibiting artificial coloring of baby chicks or rabbits a custom usually fol lowed by delore at Easter lhnc Assistant Registrar at ISC Now in Navy AMESJ A Grccnlee assist ant registrar at Iowa state college has been commissioned a lieuten ant 0 g in he naval reserve nnd will report to Columbia university New York city for training Oreenlcc will receive raining for cational program cdu Other allied bombers poundHi st during n Germin the enemy at linschhafcn Salai or whether Monl iniiiia Lac and Mubo and swept was striking rn a new M times over Japanese i in the region where General Mac1 Arthurs forces are thrusting up i the New Guinea coast In Burma ISAF bombers Uvicc attacked Ihe rail station at ilony va GO miles west of Mandalay raided a Japaneseoccupied lowii on the Mnyu peninsula and strafed the airdrome at Tounsoo Weather Report FOUECASI MASON CITY Colder Saturday afternoon Slightly colder wilh The eighth tmy at rips he enemy in some of the nillcrcsl fichtinc yet witnessed ill Africa continued lo receive he heaviest support from allied air forces which maintained bomb and machmcsnm assaults on German and Italian forts sun positions Iroop concentra tions lank parks and air fields lignt snow Saturday night snow changing to rain Sunday forenoon with slowlv rising temperatures Lowest Saturday night in Mason City 2G IOWA Little ihimgc in tempera ture Saturday and Sunday f It was estimated at head quarters that between 80 and lot Saturdav i vehicles were destroyed fiom the air Frkiav There was an almost continuous nnuou anpounding of the enemys con ccritralnjn ai El Mamma 0 miles west of Gabes and behind the Mnrcth lne but for the third MicccsMve day the communique failed to mention the situation of tnc intsh armored forces which lure Saturday and Sunday furc c armored forces which noon light snow northeast ana1 tho flank of Marshal extreme cast portions i lrwin lUimmcl and approached JHXNESOTA Little dianae in temperature Saturday and Sunday forenoon snow nniisn nrsl armys pa with moderate to fresh winds I were out in force iii Ihe soutn and extreme west central i and Kou portions roads in ilic desert 3 The llrilish first armys pa IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At B a m Saturday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall raa areas the natural springboard for any allied offensive in he northern sector ivlicrc the ad vance units arc bomc 4fl miles from Ihe coasl The communique said some prisoners werecaptured and cas ual iics were infliclcd British Bislcy bombers ransinc over the axis supply lines hit two trciRht trams southwest of Tunis started fires in a wooded area at Oudrcf which could be seen 60   

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