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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE COUP OF A C H I V 1 HOME EDITION MEN TRIED TO HURRY JOBS TO GET MORE PAY Improper Welds Would Have Made Liberty Ships Structurally Weak Edgar Hoover FBI director announced Friday the arrest of seven men loimerly employed as welders on charges of sabotaging liberty ships being built at the Btthle hemFairXicld Md shipyards Hoover said that the men have admitted perform nr faulty welding in order to fin ish their work in a hurry arid earn more money He added that there was no evidence of any axis direction or sympa thies on the part ol thc weld ers i He listed these defendants be arraigned Friday Herman Schere 20 a native of Aew York Haymond Ashby Burk liolder 28 a native of Buchanan Va Hiram Thomas Via Jr born at Basic City Va Farreli Houston Smith 29 born at Ca N Car Leonard Lucas p Lancaster S Car who will tic at BaltimoreHarlev Brastus Miller 22 arrested at Lexington N Car and Wilfred James Gossman 24 arrested at Muskmgum Ohio Many of the improper welds parts of the ships L Uhe head of the federal bureau of k said land were only through the use of Xray The full extent of the damage is not yet known how cver many structurally weak ships would have gone to sea it the defective welding had not iDcen discovered Hoover said hat he workers were charged with usin what is known as bridffe weldinjr and slugsing He said that in the former method the work men welds only the nutside edges between steel plates leavm air space in the center so that instead of completely I fused plates there is only a vc snecr with ihe result that the weld will break under certain nri i i vucsu allied Mitchell B2G bombers of the United States re are folces and Baltimore bombers of South African air forces Attack on Jap Convoy J Allies Still Incapable of Fancy Pants of Sub Chief Are Examined By FRAVK CAREF warfare is looking ar of fancy pants boats ctcr fuclucvs u ofarm jeans 01 a lifrmaii submarine officer bo was taken prisoner bv the a fa Mediterranean and BEW is rf lhem the doubeo in an trom ething of how things are Ko inr economicaJly in the rcich h a mighty swanky ail made of chrome tanned sheepskin leatherland thlt cost to S40 in this country iVerilIcnt experts cannot av vhether aU the Uboat bosses arc 1 S fil1ery 15 some evidence that the aits were made back in 39 before Germany would be cx to feel the pinch However the panis study will miICd 1at ilvcstigation new chemicals He described slugging as lay ng welding wire between the two latesi to be welded and melting nly the top of it into a veneer ivmg the inside unfused and ucturully weak Burkholder had received S2 100 salary and bonuses since Jan Hoover said He asserted that wman had admitted sluginr inches of weld on Aprils and inches on April 8 Reaping From on in Truck Get olved in Fight CITY Colo KC this says Warden Roy Best Norris Rodman and Geore Heecc 23 year old convicts wore sent outside the prison in a truck They decided lo keep on going rol truckthcn San to rel over how soon to abandon it m their flight Fists swung Rodman blacked Recces then telephoned the warden and said he wanted to come back ELIGIBLE FOR RADAR DES KOINES WMcn llmlcr have studied mathematics through calculus or uho have considerable training jn 3 OF 9 JAPANESE SHIPS CRIPPLED Flyers Continue to Blast Nipponese Boats By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS With a pledge of greater aerial reinforcements Gen Douglas MacArthurs warplanes pressed home the attack on a nineshii Japanese convoy off northern NCH Guinea Friday after cripplin three vessels in the opening as sault and pounding other enemy 1mile south seas battle tire at dusk Thursday off the base at Wewnk the enemy convoy consisted of six merchant vessels a light cruiser and two other warships In swift waves V S flyinir fortresses Pounced on the enemy with these resuHs An 8000ton s lp lcft sinking another 8000tonner floating lopsided IS and a aOOOtonner beached We are continuing the attack allied Headquarters said Buoyed by War Secretary Stim ions promise of a constantly in creasing flow of planes and other war supplies to the southwest Pa cilic allied flyers reached out across the seas to blast three major Japanese air Rabaul and Uasmata New Britain and Lae raided every occupied Trangan in the Aroe is lands bombed coastal shipping olf the Tammbars and strafed a Japa neseheld village on Timor island In addition swarms of A2 attack planes swept iow ove Japanese troops in the Mubo sec ma h thC Sala inr Lj eln Ncw Guinea bomb strafing the invaders 1 Imperial Tokio headquarters hc fount or repeated myths came up with a belated version or Thursday s 100planc Iapa atKCk hc allied base at bay m soulheas v Waging AllOut Offensives m Europe Asia at Same Time By DeWtTT Wide World War Analyst nr int rtmeiican public in nn of doubt and conseqviently apprehens invade as soon as they regain a control Our Secretary of Nav Knos counters with thc viev that theres no indication th Japs have the shipping to mov so many men An allied spokes man m Australia retorted that E great Japanese combat fleet is massed in the T r u k area within three d a y s sailing distance of New Guinea Washing ton military authorities a t this point in tervene w i t h the view that Japanese oper alions have passed from the of fensive slage to one agsres sive defense They say there danger the Nipponese will nr 1 strhc aeainst Australia or any other important united na lons bastion Here Secretary of War Stimson steps in arid pours oil on the iters by promising a increasing flow of MACKENZIE nn M constantly Bonds for PostWar Security L iy ao about today is the of a second they wibcwe VMmy by CVE w urity attpr you in thc uncertain yeari promisfl help promise to pay interest thc victor lt I You serve your country and yourself by buying war bonds 1 V TTj mul ilu secretary sajs that vgorots public officials m areas close to the war would planes which crashdived enemy objectives were lost 3i into ships n ly lma whllc lhe planes On tlic Burma front British Veaduarlers announced that Field Marshal Sir Archibald P Wavells forces ambushed two groups of Japanese m the Mayu hills along rn said British roops had now consolidated their forward positions covering the ap proaches to the MaungdawButhe 55 miles above C0astal at rf the British dug m after withdrawing rom exposed positions on hf await lhc mon om suggested at least ome confidence of stemming the lhe be remiss if they failed to press their demands The last sentence may give u a clew to our mystery All this argument is coincident with the new Australian drive for more Power from the Un States You cant blame a puzzled public therefore if it wonders whether a high pres sure campaien is However that may be th American people never questione the need of building up allie strength in the Pacific as rapid as feasible Secretary Stimson promise of increasing aid will b warmly welcomed here Still the uncomfortable fact ic mams that the allies are incapabl at this juncture of waging all out offensives against enemies in wth Europe and Asia at the sam ime We havent the equipmcn as yet for such widely separate operations We now have the battle of the which the Tunisian campaign is just one in our favor The logical thingis for thc allies to l on to the nazi all high est until he is do it as fast as possible Certainly we must gel at Japan oon for he position there is langerous and every day that trie aps have Tor consolidation adds o that clanger We also must dl orl as much strength as feasible o the southwest Pacific But it ooks now as though our job there or the moment must be largely n aggressive holding operation Tries to Explain Snow to New Guinea Natives iitiv ciiemicius on any indica mmhf Cnrejcss apathetic work mausmp among ivfc lakers panis One thing is sea raider who wore thc pants did Plenty or sittitiK Theyre well aft but there is nothinc indicate whether this wear nt Th a fastidious gent They re a little greasy and grimy but theres scarcely a scratch or a tear on them he definitely was a pcssi total of TWELVE in adciiUon he back Theres a aUDurheii a pullbell Idaho Hu bert Burton made the mistake of trjing to explain snow to New by hC to Rig J half an hour they thought I was talking about rain some snow in y egau fo ndcrstand cold couldn sec why it was I quit Students at Davenport rligh Parade in Protest Dismissal DAVENPORT WDavenport igh school students made good morning on their plan tor a walkout in protest against he ot SuptIwin H bchmitt by the board of education the plan Thursday for the walkout set for a m A I Naumann appealed to the students in an assembly period not to carry nut the walkout which he termed unpatriotic At the same time he scheduled an auditorium period for Friday morning for thc seniors m the hope that other students would call off the demonstration However at the designated time several hundred students staged a parade through the busi ness district carrying placards rnong which was one reading Here for no politics in cduca d lvc ant The demonstration was orderly and was permitted to run its course police interference After he parade the students returned lo their classes NIPPON POWER PLANT BLASTED ON SOLOMONS Eight More Attacks Made on Japanese Kiska Installations WASHINGTON bombers battering Japanese osi hons m the central Solomon is ands Thursday dstroycd a build ing believed to be a power gener ating station and sank an 80foot vessel the navy announced Friday In the Norlh Pacific mean while heavy raids on Kiskn is land continued A communique said that the enemy base there was attacked eiffht limes Wednesday anil hits were scored m the camp area damaging an runway and revetments built to protect aircraft on the Around Navy communique No 345 said South Pacific all dates are east 1 On April 15 During the morning avenger torpedo bombers Grum iruui TBF escorted by wildcat lighters Grumman bombed Japanese installations at Buncla on New Georgia island rf W DVlng the afternoon dauntless dive bombers Douglas with wildcat fighter escort at tacked Japanese installations al Vila on Kolombangara island A building believed to be apower generating station was destroyed C Still later in the day avengertorpedoBombers escorted corsair Vought F4U anc wildcat fighters attacked and sank an 80foot Japanese vessel in Heltata bay on Santa Isabel island North Pacific 2 On April nth formations ot army liberators heavy bombers Consolidated and Mitchell medium bombers North Ameri can B25 supported by lightning Lockheed P38 and warhawk Curtiss P40 fighters carried out eight attacks on Kiska Hits were scored in the Japanese camp area damaging the runway and revetment area Thc attacks on Kiska raised lo 81 the olal of raids on that Aleutians island since Ihc cur rent American offensive started about siv weeks aeo Thc report of damage in tiie revetment area showed how ever that despite the daily bomb ing the Japs have been successful in pushing their air field develop ment on Kiska Reports from the Aleutians battle front have said the enemy intends to use Kiska as a base for landtype fighter planes and Attu island farther west as n base for bombers The operations in thc south Pa cific Thursday were a continua tion of the constant pounding which American planes based on Guadalcanal have been inflicting on Japanese bases throughout thc bOlomons area for several mr raid was th lOGth of lhc campaign against that air base which is the nearest cr emy base to Guadalcanal Will Attend PartyTuesday war finance committee from the German high command that Reich Marsha Herman Wilhelm Goering would be in Mason City Tuesday birtlula Adolf Schickelgruber head of the new world order Hen Schiekelgmber sent his regrets with thc explanation that piessurc of business would not permit him to attend The reich marshal before ac cepting he local invitation asked for a guarantee of safe ty from the committee and also assurance that there wonlil be a Jarffe representative group of ucrro Gordo county residents on hand to welcome him vnn x ole of to 4 by the members of the war finance committee a hn Sivc ro one hour with the warning that the breakfast starts promptly al 70 oclock and the committee waives Jill responsibility after oclock The committee expressed the hupo to local residents that anyone with personal animosity for llcrr Goering wollld subjual it f at least CO minutes The committee in its con tacts with farmers has found many confused as to whether purchases in April count on previous pledges for the year a formal committee state Tllcy do KIIOM that many farmers arc expcctinsr to buy durins the April campaign and their pur bC their GPL ADOLF SCfrtCKELGRUttEK army ISls The Home Front Production Line Unused or hoarded articles ore enemy aliens Maybe you do need but not until after the war Put it in the service by advertising it in the Classified Ads during Notional Want Ad Week From April 19 to 24 pa triotic folks throughout the nation will be help ing each other hefp win the war REMEMBER GLOBE GAZETTE WANT ADS BRING RESULTS Phone 3800 N Y Stock Exchange Seat Sells for NEW YORK WArrangcmenls for the sale of a New York Slock txchange membership for 000 thc highest since May 1940 were announced Friday Thc price was up 54000 from the last previous transaction on April 2 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Cooler Friday aft ernoon Friday night and Sat urday forenoon lowest temper ature Mason City 26 IOWA Colder Friday night Little change in temperature Saturday forenoon Diminishing winds Light frost Friday night in north and central portions MINNESOTA Colder Friday night Little change in tempera ture Saturday forenoon dimin ishing winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday g1 Minimum Thursday night 38 At 8 a m Friday 41 YEAR AGO Maximum RI Minimum 2f Precipitation Report Hitler Not Supreme Commander NEW YORK MAdoir Hitler still pursues his vocation as a general but apparently no lonVr s to be referred lo as supreme commander of the armed forces Berlin broadcasts recorded bv the federal communications commis sion indicated Friday Moreover Propaganda Minister uoebbels declared in his current uiMng in the magazine Das Reich must grant the govern mciuihc right to make mistakes A Bcrhn broadcast recorded by government did not foresee a tha has happened in thc past years nnd nobody can foretell thr course of any war Walter wrote thai the Cr lefl the fuehrers vocation general unchanged Hitler wis not a person of icy calm al limes during the winter the colonS f1 brradctst Carted with the fuehrer and supremo com mander of the armed awarded A correction issued an hour later by the otfi cial news agency DNB saving The item is to begin with the words The fuehrer has awardecT lhe words and supreme conv DEFEAT HEAVY COUNTER DRIVE OF NAZI FORCES Allied Planes Pound Enemy Front and Rear Positions by Day Night B VIRGIL PIXKLEY l E D HEADQUARTERS s AFRICA Brit counterattackrecaptured the kev mountain height of Djebel An and advanced to within less than torn CMhM the All enemy counterattacks oti the northeast Tunisian front Kuardniff the approaches to Turns and Bizcrtc were beaten off on first time that thc British first army un der Lt Gen K A X Anderson had successfully repulsed IiR scale enemy efforts tn rccaii urc important positions Allied fighters fighterbombers and heavy bombers meantime defied unfavorable weather to re sume pounding attacks on enemy front and rear positions by day and by night dropping 000 pound block buster bombs on three Sardinian airfields and big fires Allied air raids also were reported against Naples Pa lermo Catania Messina and Sciacca in Sicily Thc most important fighting was around Djebel Aug which lies eight miles northwest of Medjez ElBab and is the highest point in that part of the axis defense per imeter in the northeast Tunisian coftmcorner The height is great importance because it domi nates much of the surrounding area and gives he British a vital kickoff position for attacks ward Tunis Twice on Thursday the Ger mans attacked violently charc msr up the rocky slopes through wooded territory The morning attack was hammered back by the British ihr hilt but in thc afternoon the enemy fought his way to thc top ot the hcicht ami drove hack the British who had been there about 24 hours But Thursday night Andersons nen struck back In a heavy coun eraUack they recaptured Djebel MS and went on to take addition il ground to the east in the dircc ton of Tunis Last reports from he front said that the British still icld thenpositions The fighting around Djebel An lowever has been severe and isually difficult for both sides and roquently the lines have svayed nnd forth over the rocky vooded ground and through ra mcs which can be traversed only v pack mules and men on foot On other fronts Ihcaxis forces holding more firmly and icre was liiiic change in positions in the air flying fortresses oumlcd Ihc Sardinia air Yields Dccimoniaiimi Villacidro nifl Hmas in daylight and Wellingtons dropped block Dusters on the tame argets by moonlight in a drive to bicak up enemy supply ljncs Light bombers attacked thc enemy on bclVeoY and ground at smp Tanks and trucks vessel bombed and rnachine of Ustica and n i sca off thc north coast of Sicily V x The G c r m a n counterattacks Samst Ihc British first rmy presumably were in the Djebel Ang sector eight miles northwest of Mcdjez ig Vin raeftl rrom daw i k but nigjit the ctlcmv Rr 1C high still in British hands The German high command reported that a German countcr ittack reached its objective on an undisclosed sector of thc Tu nisian front Enemy attacks against several heights were beat en ol the communique said lhc coastal sector British eighth army patrols tested enemy strength along the Enfidaville line 30 miles south ot Tunis while Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery continued his methodical Sing of armored and artillery forces for a frontal attack Allied authorities here warned against expecting a quick dc h1 th to dis the axis from ils last toc ia Thcy Iikcnctl a football Mmc   

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