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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS llLY PAPER FED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HISTORY AND ARCHIVES oes UOINTQ XLIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT ASSOCUTSD FHtss AW ran PRESS FULL HOME EDITIO MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY THIS PACES CONSISTS OK FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE iqy 0 FLYINC FORTS LASH SARDINIA ERS SIGNS REPORTED Established i in Norway ON JP Signs of in axis invasion jitters from an frontier to the Scan peninsula were high jhursday by a roundabou lat allied parachute troops a base in the Nor nountains and had sallied raids 011 nancontrollec brwegian goyernmentin re commenting upon the declared that Quisling Germans appear to be y alarmed but said il t give any confirmation ilory came lo London in Jm dispatches which e allied parachute base newhere In the Ilardan fda mountain lakes area 1 district for an airdrome it it was equipped with roligical station i bndon Daily Press quoted rnan radio as announcing J troops are hunting the ists said to be British jvegians e southern border of the pvasiori arc meanwhile iropaganda Minister Ales Payolini announcedthat ffthetoeof Ihe Italian i become a fortified out f the European continent ainst any and all attacks from the Mediterranean ednesday Italy announced iiobilization law to be ap event ot invasion GermanItalian discussions nental defense were re icgun i Ankara came reports ililary quarters there had d intimations thc Ger rere organizing an army Balkans for defense any invasion thrust into stern Europe rmy would consist it was of German Italian an Bulgarian and Croat specially trained for de the rugged Balkan caust ic of the ranking German on officers either Lt larde or an officer iden ily as Maenstein would rommander it was said patch to Bern from Buda that the Germans 1 included Serbia in their pbilization program with s empowered to conscript bieboaied person in the ief Reuters report from Im said without clabora1 t the inner political ten Berlin never was so gvca resent adding and it is rely due to Ihc air raid j I Germans are Dunkirk UD URGermany ha dcercd the Italian fleet ivailable French merchant eparatory to an attempt to HaloGerman armies unisia in an axis Dun was reported here Thurs nfirmation was possible sources here calculated 10000 tons of shipping needed to evacuate alone and the re of tanks nuns and other equipment would boost nagc needed to more than Is from Rome said the BMk M FIRST AIDBnbah soldiers give first aid care to wound comrades beside Wadi Zigzau during the attack on Rommel s forces in the Mareth line This was a front line desire to sacrifice all of them in What can be no more than a limited hpldjiiff operation and thus hasno alternative but to order a Previous Spanish reports said that HiUer had ordered a last man stand The attempted and when it will ouch off the biggest sea and air iattle of the whole war in the Mediterranean Britain has pow erful naval units based at both Alexandria and Gibraltar and the allied air forces in north Africa now are stronger than ever be irc Reporls from Rome said Pre mier Benito Mussolini first re isled but then accepted the German demand that the Italian a powerful Placed at the disposal of the Ger man high command for the evacu that German tion It was indicated aval officers will be on the ridges of the Italian naval units vhen they move out to cover the cuation The official German news gency DNB in a Berlin broad ast denied Wednesday that Do etiz has assumed command of he Italian fleet tujin iJdlU LUU 3 has built numerous ad air fields and heavily re fighter and bomber is in Sicily and southern provide the most powerful r possible for the evacu inforrnants acknowledged nmel cannot hope to hold nore than a few additional jven after he reaches the lefense perimeter around id Bizerte h British sources have d axis forces in Tunisia as 2oOOOO lo 300000 men here purported to be tcs lhcy said that Adolf HJHer stare of the war has no MEAT PRICES STANDARDIZED Rules on Beef Lamb Will Be Announced WASHINGTON of fice of price administration Thurs day polished up new standardized retail prices for beef veal lamb and mutton which along with ra tioning are expected by officials to iron out many of thc kinks in the meat distribution machinery These price rules which prob ably will be released Monday will be similar to the standardized re iail pork prices that went into ef fect Thursday although they probably win not be effective un til about April IS As in the case of Thursdays pork prices the new rules on beef veal lamb and mutton will set up two prices one for small inde pendent stores and the other for deildents chains in of n zones info which thc country has been divided The txvo prices probably will be a cent to a few cents apart with the small stores permitted to charge the higher pnces because of higher relative operating costs Tills will do away with the con fusion over meat prices which of ficials believe has done much to make possible widespread black markets in meat BATTLE AGAINST BAD Reds Struggle to Speed Up Offensives MOSCOW UP Ocrcoming the worst kind of transportation difficulties the red army gled Thursday to increase the tempo of its offensives despite thc bad weather In the Kuban valley of the west ern Caucasus the soviet troops drove on from Anastasevskaya one ot the Germans last good sized bases on the eastern side of the Kerch strait The soviet mid night communique announced its capture Wednesday Thc strait is but 42 miles from the town There was evidence along oilier sectors that the Russians by their great effort at quick consolidation of their gains were beginning to give the Germans fresh worries The nazi commanders had been confident that mud and slush re sulting from the spring thaw would halt all operations Now they were beginning to wonder if their wishes would come true The German communique said Thursday that the Germans had Russian attacks at the e Xuban bridgehead and that onlv Under the new system all small stores and all large or chain stores n the same locality will have the same maximum prices according 111 ling the public to detect illegal charges easily ocal engagements were bein fought in other sectors of eastern front The midday communique said that on the western front after artillery duels the Russians cleared the Germans from some positions although there was no material change in this front be fore Smolensk WONT VOTE NO SMOKING RULE FOR TEACHERS House Refuses to Interfere School Code Debate Continues DBS MOINES loua house Thursday refused to at tempt to interfere with smoking by school teachers and rejected a move to allow the use of public school buses for the Ivan spor tat ion of private school pupils Both questions arose during de bate on the 400page school code revision bill Representative J A Hall R Malvern filed an amendment to the bill to give school boards the power of expelling instructors who use tobacco The bill would subject a student fo suspension on grounds of smoking The Hall amendment was beat en 43 to 32 Whats good for the goose is good for the gander Hall said We are setting up standards here for our children and it is no more than right that teachers them selves follow those standards Representative W P Knowlton R Decorah replied that teach ers are adults I dont think this house is go ing to ask anything of teachers that house members would observe themselves he added not Judging from the amount of smoke arising i don t believe this amendment should be adopted This business of trying to legislate morals and sobriety does not look good to me Representative A H Avery R Spencer said the strict en forcement of a nosmoking rule against students would result in school boards throwing at least twothirds of the boys and jfirls out of school at the present time Knowlton said a nosmoking rule for students has been on Iowa statute hooks for years and children are still going to school Hall later tried to strike from the bill the nosmoking by stu dents section The house finally ended the ar gument by voting to limit smok ing control by school authorities to that part of the day when the stu dents are under school supervision Representative C F Shimanek RMonticello filed the amendment to permit the trans portation of private including parochial school students in public school buses It was beat en 54 to 28 Representative F A Lafchaw RWilton said adoptio Arrow in the above map shows the port ocaBlari sometimes spelled Capliari whih was blasted bv Amer can iljjng lortresses War Places Restrictions on Pranks of Practical Jokers Go Slow on Stunts So Casualties Will Not Result From Sabotage amendment as a means of avoid ing prejudice The house adopted au amend ment making the minimum pay of teachers S70 a month up 5 from the present minimum The house o Mr uffA BrodeisondtHar lan Iowa for the death of their son Richard in a fall from a win dow at Currier hall at the Univer sity of Iowa The child and his parents were visiting in lie dor mitory at the time j a in u UUU j of such an amendment would just C deciarai CONCENTRATE IN SOUTHERN ITALY Transport Hospital Ships Reported Seen MOSCOW Tass dispatch from Lausanne Switzerland broadcast Thursday by the Mos cow radio said that concentrations of transport and hospital ships and railway trains had been observed n ports of southern Italy There is every indication that Italian authorities are preparing or mass evacuation of axis troops from Tunisia the dispatch said It said also that hospitals which would accommodate at least 90 00 patients had been set up in Naples according to Italian re ports By KENNETH L DIXON Dubuque Boy Killed b Truck Driver Held DUBUQUE Walter uihe 3 was killed shortly before noon Thursday when struck bv a truck Police Chief Joseph Slvub said was operated by Joseph Stril ton 26 inquest who is being held for thc Friday afternoon The e boys death is the first traffic fa tality in Dubuque this year Buy Har Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Thursday after noon Thursday night and Fri day forenoon lowest temper ature 32 IOWA Colder Thursday night little change in Friday forenoon temperature I MINNESOTA Colder south por tion little change in tempera ture north portion Thursdav night and Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY I GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 58 Minimum Wednesday night 32 At 8 a m Thursday 42 be strictly confined to transport ing public school students Representative Mac A Lynch said if we had no parochial or private schools our school taxation would be doubled You hear no complaint from these people who arc supplying money for private schools and at thc same time arc paying taxes for the sup port of public She asked adoption of the 2 Major Bills Put on House Calendar DES MOINES house sifting committee Thursday placed on the calendar Iwo of thc mnjor measures still in its haiuN One would raise thc maximum ofd April Fools sometime known as All Fools day whicl doesnt leave any doubt as to wha the ancienfs thought about mos folks But in view of the wars re strictions on what some fools con sider fun thc society for the pres ervation of practical jokers Thurs day warned its members through out the nation to proceed wit caution in the matter of pranks otherwise there may be casual ties For Instance Dont put any bricks under old hats on thc sidewalk for passin pedestrians to kick Its sabotage shoes are rationed Dont use that old wallelona nng trick If the sucker bends over to pick it up he may bust Ins suspenders Rubber elastic is scarce Dont put salt in the sugar bowl One cup of coffee ruined by a spoonful of salt is considered grounds for justifiable homicide Dont let the air out of your neighbors youve made your will Dont drain his gasoline out on he ground Not a lawyer in the country would dare touch your case Dont sneak into an army camp with a bugle and blow reveille an hour early Tearing you limb from limb would expend valuable mili tary energy Above all dont jump up and surprise your acquaintances by shouting Hcil Hitler They may not know what clay it theres enough absentee 1 without taking time out to at the j Buy riisi Stamps I carrier boy Yank Flyers Meet Few of Enemy Planes ALLIED HEADQUARTERS North Africa fly ers who took part in the flying fortress raid on Sardinia Thurs day said they were amazed at the lack of enemy planes E J Werner Port Huron Mich a ball turret gunner said It was the best seat I ever had for any show Ill bet the Eyties are still in their air raid shelters i saw thousands of bombs burst ing all over Cagliari harbor and I called up to my pilot and said Lieutenant this is just like shooting ducks and he replied Youd belter keep at those guns I said Hell lieutenant I just knocked oft a Regiani and lhats no duck Lt George L Rudolph St Paul Minn a bombardier in the Basu Mananuu raid said We dropped hell on the axis loday 1 have been in 33 sorties and this one is the best I have ever seen Im sure glad 1 saw the show from the balcony instead of the orchestra U was he second raid there in 24 hours for Wellingtons had plastered it the night before leaving large fires burning aftci dropping a heavy load of higl explosives and incendiaries CHINESE CRUSH JAP ATTACKS Nipponese Make Little inQential Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Generalissimo ChiangKai Sheks Chinese armies have crushed a series of 13 Japanese attacks and launched 17 of theii own during the past week a Chi nese spokesman said Thursday while on other far Pacific fronts the allies struck at the Japanese by air from Burma to the South Sea The Chinese spokesmans report indicated that Japan was making little headway in her new allout offensive to knock China out of the war An official summary declared that Ihc situation in southern Hupeh in central China where the Japanese have been attack ins in ait eightcolumn drive liad been very much stabilized and improved since last week A Japanese force on the Yang river has been more or less destroyed the spokesman aid Far to the west at Chinas back door along the YunnanBurma rontier severe fighting was re ported in progress as ihe Japanese it tempted to capture the town of Talo soulh of the Burma road On Ihe Burma front RAF war ilanes blasied railway yards at he Japaneseoccupied temple city af Mandalay and set oil tires ng at Bhanio on the Irrawnddy i ver In Ihc southwest Pacific Gen Douglas MacArthurs licadqiur ters announced that allied planes carried out a devastating threehour assault on thc biff Japanese base al Satamaua Xew Guinea and also attacked Lae Timika and Ratio Direct bomb hits tore a 30foot Jle in the now loOfoot Japanese upply bridge across the Timper ivcr in New Guinea a conimuni iue said heavily damaginq the pan which forms a link in Ihc ncmys WewakMcciang coastal upply road Imperial Tokio headquarters vhose communiques recently have ecu few and far between assert d that Japanese planes had sunk 1000ton transport and dam gect four 500tonncrs along the coast and destroyed 20 al CLAIM CAGUAM CRIPPLED WITH HEAVY ASSAULT 3 Sardinian Airdromes Also Blasted in Big U S Bomber Attack BY ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Allied headquarters disclosed Thursday hat an armada of neai Jy 100 U S flying fortresses the largest single force of its type ever massed has begun smashing at axis ships off southern Sardinia in what appeared to be an attempt to wreck an enemy Dunkirk fleet for escape from Tunisia Dispatches said the great striking force of fortresses strongly escorted by fighters attacked he Sardinian port of Casliari Wednesday hittine five merchant ships and 21 smaller emit In addition the allied raiders destroyed or damaged 57 aircraft on the ground and shot down 14 axis fighter planes in attacks on three Sardinian airdromes it was All allied planes returned from the mission the communique American Mitchell bombers es corted by fighters also blamed enemy ships in ie Sicilian nar rows attacking a sixvessel con voy with these results A merchant ship sunk another lett burning and sinking two others hi names aJoigeUTjnsport hit twice six German fighters which at tempted to intercept the Mitchells were shot down into the sea Meanwhile allicri military quarters said Brilish eighth army troops had advanced T miles beyond newlyrecaptured Oudrcf in southern Tunisia on the coastal highway to Sfax aid were skirmishing with axis rearguards dujrin above the Gabcs bottleneck The wording of a united na tions communique suggested that ricid Marshal Erwin Rommel mBht be attempting a new stand In Ihe north the British first X rmy was reported making Vood progress in its four day old of fensive toward the big naval base it Bizerte with vanguards less than 34 miles away J and 62 injured in the which lies miles north of Bizerte and dispatches from allied hcad urs said lllc Sardinian port had been crippled as a major IT r Planes and shins o Ihc axis armies in Tu nit Schooners coastal craft and mo v v same variely used j the British tlieir historic ivaciiation of were and strafed in the nearby valors it was reported and acres si waterfront and factories were en in flaming ruins tons of French a Genoa Spqzla and Sardinia and Sicilv hC from a ed planes between March 26 and The claims were not confirmed y allied sources Religion Patriotism land in Hand on Farm FARMER CITY 111 gion and patriotism go hand in and m this community Fortyfive men pitched in to clp Lott Warren husk his corn prime war crop They shucked bushels in one day and were aid at the rate of 15 cents a i ushel for their work Their total The obvious inference is that is col lected for Rommel he dis Palch said referring to the crcal Brilish crosschannel rc ircal from France in 19JD f A bulletin from Gen Dwight D said Butish 8th army troops had made contact uith axis prepared po hIOlv Oudref which lies 2 miles beyond Gabcs By contrast Wednesdays al lied communique said Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys Stii army veterans were encountering only hastily constructed de fenses apparently little more than road in their pur suit of the axis chieftain The allied communique said American troops commanded by Lieut Gen George S Patton continued their attacks on tho made progress in loward thc sca nom WC1C 2o0oO which Ihey donated to the Vcedmaii Methodist church for epainng the churchs exterior Thc Americans in this sector were reported less than 40 miles irom a junction with Ihe 8th army Our armor wan engaged but Incir advance was hindered by   

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