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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 21, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS A1JTO UNWED f LEASED MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 21 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION U1UJJ v 1 unia KAitlS CUAS1BTS OF TWO SECTIONS 111 a SECTION ONE JLQQ BRITISH PUSH BEYOND ENFIDAVILLE Camacho F R Travel From Mexico to U S After Voicing Solidarity GOOD NEIGHBOR POUCYPRAISED BY PRESIDENTS Monterrey Exhibits Tumultuous Enthusiasm When Leaders Appear BULLETIN CORPUS CHRISTI Tex UR President Roosevelt and Presi dent Avila Camacho arrived here together Wednesday as the Mexican chief executive repaid the visit which Mr Roosevelt made Tuesday to Monterrey By DOUGLAS B CORNELL ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN TIic conferences of slate which President Roosevelt and President Avila Camacho begun in a gala setting at Monterrev JMev ico Tuesday night continued north of the border Wednesday with a Mexican chief executive on United States soil lor the first time in history Avila Camacho was returning the only official visit ever made deep into his country by an American president but security reasons forbade the immediate announcement of details if Interrupting a lavish seven course dinner the two continental leaders delivered radio addresses at witKout disclosing in any mannerthe real reason lor their dramatic meeting They spoke instead of differ ences between their two govern already have been ments which solved of a joint solidarity in arms m a world at war and of the values now and for the future of the good neighbor policy Side by side in a casino at a military post on the outskirts of Monterrey the presidents let their sherbet melt while they went on the air It was an elaborate ban quet as to food but not as to no as o clothes and accessories All the men wore business suits There were decided contrasts Mrs Avila Camacho wore diamond earrings Two of the guests representing labor organizations had on blue denim overall jackets V Before meal the chief ex ecutives conferred for two noors The parley was preceded by tour of Monterrey itself where fun loving Mexicans cas caded a red snowfall of confetti and roses upon the two presi dents Mexicos Pittsburgh dating back to the sixteenth century and snugged down among the Sierra Madre mountains lias more than INSPECTS ARMYS Roosevelt as he swung through the south on his second war inspection tour reviews the 80th infantry division at Camp Forrest 1nnApril 17 from a vantage point in the front seat of jected around the world Wednes day from this southoftheborder city by President Roosevelt and President Avila Camacho Speaking here Tuesday nisjhl on the occasion of the first meeting of United states and Mexican presidents in 34 years the two chief executives a barricade against any negotiated peace feelers that the axis might direct through Spain or other intermediaries international un derstanding and nonexploitation with success of American soli darity and those points as bases for world postwar planning Let us make sure Mr Roose velt said that when our victory is won when the forces of evil that surrender shall be ve with the same spirit and with the same united courage will face the task of building a better world Avila Camacho left no doubt that the meeting the two presi Mr Roosevelts second mnjor inspection of Amer icas booming war lomatic reaction in Washington and elsewhere among allied na tions hud indicately only a scorn ful rejection of the at least had Berlins approval if not inspiration Swift seconding of that spirit came from Camacho who said Our countries do not wish for n mere strategic truce obtained so that the world may in tomorrow fall into the same faults of ambition of imperialism iniquity and of sordid privi lege The president of Mexico then swung into the nonexploitation theme as a basis for future peace Camacho made it clear that Mexico felt free to cuter into col laboration with the United States without tear of dominance In such dealings he said The Unit ed States has not been obliged to seek a foreign model and added that Your true greatness is not based upon dominance but rather upon the respect ol sovereignties and on harmony under the law an open ear The division formed an avenue of men and guns and other equipment At left are 155 mm guns at right heavy howitzers turn out for the hands across the border visit They had had onlv six and a half hours notice of the event white house officials said anu theyput on an amazin tumultuous demonstration of inhibited enthusiasm POSTWAR PEACE PATTERN PRESENTED IN BROADCASTS MONTERREY Mexico program for postwar universal peace and after PanAmerican solidarity but planned only after unconditional surrender of the pro Boy 9 Takes Running ica s booming war effortwas 1 r rt dominated by a sense of postwar jJUHID fTOrn Roof Thinks Land on Mattress Fashion Stamps Are Must for Easter Parade When milady starts to church in Mason City Easter morning she will as usual be wearing tlic tra ditional new spring clothes But this year there will be something else new If a new bonnet is must AVILA CAMACHO work of the postwar period the United Stales and Mexico are placed in a situation of undeniable possibilities and he said at a banquet in this norlhcni Mexican industrial center Geo graphy has made of us a natural bridge of conciliation between the Latin and the Saxon cultures of the continent If there is anv plrce where the thesis of the goodneigh borhood may be proved with ef ficacy it is right here in the juxta position of these lands He added lhat primary re sponsibility of the two nations lay not only in their oivn suc cesses or failures but rather in the example hey set other na tions Mr Uooscvclt said he meclini in Monterrey capital city of I Auevo Leon state was part of the whole game of getting to know each other better He pointed out the Canadian boundary border 1J5 miles to the north is unfortified and unde fended and hns been for HG years Marked by the salute of boom ing guns and a carnival spirit among the people the handclasp of the two leaders represented the first time a United States presi dent has traveled deep into Mexi co and the first meeting of chiet executives of the two nations since 1903 when Presidents Taft and Porfirio Diaz shook hands at the international bridge between 11 Paso and Juarez President Koosevclfs pointed remark that surrender of the forces ot evil shall be uncondi tional was seen as a direct answer to last weeks peace proposal from officials of General Francos Span irovermneot Previously dip DENVER John Armbeck placed a mattress atop a downtown garage climbed to the roof of a business building nearby look a long run and lumped into space Hurtling 30 feet he missed the mattress hit the garage roof and caromed off another 15 feet to the alley pavement Physicians treated him for a slight head injury National Want Ad April 13 to 24 Incl It you have a little EXTRA Acreage for VICTORY GAR DENS phone an inexpensive want ad to rent or lease it Be patriotic them about your space and get EXTRA money to fill your war slamp book During National Want Ad Week April IS to 24 inclusive 8 Insertions for the price of 6 4 Insertions for the price of 3 Phono 3800 Kcmcmber GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results other years theres something even MUSTcr this year Youre right Its the new war stamp corsage for Easter In line with the times its no perishable corsage to be worn for a few hours and then tossed as trash The 1043 corsage is made of green paper and artificial laeves with nine 10 cent war stamps simulating flowers It is made so that when its usefulness as corsage is ended the stamps may be pasted in their conventional place a war savings stamp book Members ol the Owen Happy Homemakers 4H club will meet at the home of their leader Mrs Leigh Cmran Thursday evening to make the corsages to be sold here using the design with which a Waverly woman won the nation al contest A limited number of the cor sages will be on sale in downtown Mason City Saturday by the Rain bow Girls for SI each remember 90 cents worth of stamps If the local sale is satisfactory Saturday Mrs Clay Tandy wo men s chairman on the countv war finance committee promised that the Mothers day corsages also i would be made available at lhat 1 time Admired Girl on Float in Parade Eventually iWins Promise to Wed PASADENA Cal Alexander a visitor from Arnar illo Texas saw the Texas float in the tournament of roses pa rade and decided instantly that girl s a beauty Monday Lieutenant Alexander of the army rolled up to the mar riage hcenre bureau in a jeep and applied for a license to wed the parade beauty Miss Madeline Taylor Hollingsworth of Pasadena He met her six months ago in an army hospital where she was cm ployed SCHEDULES READJUSTED BURLINGTON read justment of war plant schedules will result in the layoff of fomc employes at the Iowa Ordnance plant here beginning in about two weeks the operating company Day and Zimmerman announced Declares U S Farmers With Good Weather to 15 AIR ATTACKS MADE ON KISKA IN SINGLE DAY Americans Blast 3 Jap Bases Freighter in Solomons Area W A S II1 N G T O N S airmen in the Aleutians have set a new record by attacking Kiska 15 times in one day and also have continued the air offensive in the Solomons by blasting a freighter and three Japanese bases A navy communique Wednes day said that the latest attacks on Kiska which took place Monday resulted in numerous hits on the main camp area the runway and defensive positions Fires were also started Kiska is the main Japanese stronghold in the western Aleu tians There is o submarine base there and the Japanese have been constructing an air base also It now has been raided 103 times this month The Japanese bases attacked in the Solomons arc at Kieta on Bougainville island Kahili in the Shorlland island area and Munda in the central Solomons At Munda several anti nil craft batteries were silenced and a large lire started A direct hit was scored on a freighter in Tonolei harbor on Bougainville island Several near hits were scored close to a second freighter 1OWAN IS NAMED CINCINNATI Robert J Johnston of Humboldt Iowa was named an honorary vice pres ident general of the Daughters ol Ihe American Revolution by dele gates to the 52nd continental con gress of the organization here Tuesday Weather Report Produce Record Output I FORECAST MASON DES MOJNES Clifford Townsend director of the food ad ministration at Washington said here Tuesday that with favorable weather American farmers will produce the greatest amount of food in history this year Townsend former governor ol Indiana said he started on a tour last Friday to study production problems He went to Omaha Ncix from DCS Moines While here lie conferred with A J Lovelond state agricultural adjustment administration and war board chairman The only ones worried about production are a few writers who dont know farmers Townsend asserted He said he nation never has suffered a crop loss for lack of labor to harvest it and predicted that city and town residents will come to the farmers aid if suf ficient labor is unavailable other wise at harvest time Buy War Saviucs Bonds anil Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy MASON Wednes day afternoon and Wednesday night all temperatures above freezing light scattered show ers Thursday forenoon IOWA Warmer cast and central portions Wednesday night litllc change in temperature Thursday forenoon scattered light show ers west and central portions Wednesday night and east por tion Thursday forenoon fresh to strong winds MINNESOTA Warmer east and central portions Wednesday night continued mild Thursday forenoon scattered light show ers Wednesday night and east portion Thursday forenoon Thursday forenoon fresh to strongwinds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 59 Minimum Tuesday ijiglil 20 At 8 a m Wednesday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 71 Minimum 33 TRIES U S a tour of Fort Bcnninjr Gn Maf Sanchez chief of the presidential general staft of Mexico fires a 30calibor machine gun over the heads of troops advancing in front of him Feeding the cartridge belt is Brig Gen George assistant com mandant of Die infantry school at Fort Benning on Battlefield Is Described By NED RUSSELL WITH BRITISH R 1 G II T II ARMY NEAR ENFIDAVILLE Tunisia 3 p m April tremendous bat tle is raging between the British eighth army and German troops on the steep rocky slopes of Tu nisian mountain defenses where the is attempting to block our offensive toward Tunis Sweating cursing veterans of Gen Sir Bernard Montgom erys attacking eighth army now fiffhtiiiff in formidable mountain positions for the first time have thrown back the first counterattack by German forces under Marshal Krwin Kommcl after drivine into the enemy defenses Now a second counterattack is in progress and casualties arc heavy for both sides but espe cially for the attacking eighth army Wednesdays communi que said that the second counter attack and two more that fol lowed were repulsed The Germans are fighting like wild men Our mountain troops battling against tremendous dif ficulties arc calling upon every ounce of reserve strength to scale the rugged hillsides The eighth army has taken only a few hundred prisoners but they show that Rommel has re moved most of Ihc Italian troops from the front lines and replaced them with ninny of his best Ger man troops Previously he had let the Ital ians take the brunt of the first attacks and then counterattacked with nazi veterans Bui this is a showdown battle and the Ger mans are in the forefront The main balllc is on a five mile front between Takrpuna village and Djebel dozen miles wcsf and slighMy north of Enfidavillc HEAVYFIGHTING IS REPORTED ON 10 MILE FRONT Sleet and Snow Storms Swirl Over Mountains as 8th Army Attacks Ky WES GALLAGHER ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA British eighth army has pushed about two miles north in he Djebel Garci area 10 miles west of Enlidaville in very severe fighting it was announced Wed nesday 1iiililiiiK railed on a 10 mile front as the dasbimr veterans of Gen Sir Jlmiiin L Montgom ery urcsscil the battle to a bloody pilch after capturing En fidavillc anchor uoinl of Mar shal Eriviii Uoimnels soiilhcrn line of the TunisBizcrtc de fenses They had already repulsed four determined counterattacks While the British blasted at he caves and dugin positions of Ihc nazis ind fascists with artillery and infantry siqet and snow storms swirled over the mountain ous urea Wednesday and restrict ed the great allied air offensive to how lie battle devel Here oped The Germans were in mountain defenses with Kim emplacement il t stroii manv which had been summoned paralyze axis airfields Accompanying Gen Sir Ber nard L Montgomerys drive from the south which was opened at H oclock Monday nifflil with a mighty bjrracc from hundreds of nuns the British first army has moved lorwimi slightlyin the Mcdjcz ElBab sector west of Tunis said a communique from Gen Dwishl D Eisenhowers head quarters The newest assaults aimed at collapsing tiie mountain rim held by niarslial Krvin Rommel and Col Gen Jurgcn von Ariiim were meshed with the northwest Afri can air forces iiLaviest bombard the rocks The day was hoi sultry the sea I H IJUliLUUl U out ol meiils of axis airfields the cam a soft breeze from For Montgomery he problem was like pressing a huge sprin j mil IHU iaiinci vivivt i ii f press the sprin The the stronyci becomes as il recedes into the enemys main lines Men of the eighth army woar g ligtu khaki shorts and short sleeved shirts were soaked with perspiration from the start be cause this sticky weather takes the most out of them and their task strains human endurance al most to the breaking point British mountain ffcMcrs ham mered their way behind a artillery birrasc up I20tlrflot iJjebel Bare and then veered northwest to Enfidaville heat ing off the first enemy eiiuii Icratlark and inflicting hcavv casualties on the Germans Then Montgomery S0nt infan try into Enfidaville but found it empty While the French pushed slowly but steadily through the moun tains to the southwest and other allied troops mopped up on the flanks the eighth army seized the Arab village of Tnkrouna which lies two miles west by northwest from Enfidaville Then came Rom mels second counterattack which continues as Ibis i written Montgomery is now moving up Ins heaviest artillery The Brillsh held tenaciously to their newlywon positions but the Germans were fighting with greater fury and with more cun ning than at any time since thev were defeated at the battle of Fl Alamein in Egypt 11000 milts to the cast They seemed to realize that this is the beginning of Rommels last stand in Africa that they must hold or be driven into the sea The Germans have sown the but tle zone with land mines Rommel has powerful artillery and mortar concentrations and fs usinK them skillfully in his coun terattacks There is a steady flow of ambulances going back and paign iias seen and by violent air battles in which 27 enemy air craft were shot down Tuesday Along with other planes shot down on previous days but not score brought to 131 the total oC enemy planes destroyed in the last three days has been occupied and all initial objectives captured after fierce righting the com munique said Four enemy coun terattacks have been repulsed Fighting continues While hundreds of allied planes ranged the skies airrcconnaisaree showed that flying fortress attacks on Palermo Sicily had caused tremendous damage with the harbor blocked by the hulks ol 28 ships sunk or damaged The sunken shipping consisted of five merchant vessels a de stroyer another naval vessel and a minelayer an official report said while damaged ships in cluded seven merchant escort vessels a tanker and a re pair ship Inactive shipping in the harbor included four motor ter ries at least two ol which were severely damaged three hopper barges two of which were dam aged one submarine probably damaged and one merchant vessel The communique said it had been found that 10 mure axis lilanes were destroyed on Sun day the day hucc German air transport formations were shot up bringing that days acriat losses of the enemy to 98 air craft An authoritative spokesman said he eighth armys assault was meeting with extremely vigor ous opposition The fact that he Germans 1 a ti n c Ii c d four counterattacks with great promptness was ta ken as an indication that Kommcl was defending each toot of ground to the maximum of his ability The capture of Enfidavillc it self was not believed to be or crcat slralrcic importance but the taking nf the heights around lie town and the digging out of Mil t IV ll 111 V Ul forth between the front lines and i ncsls one s an the forward dressing stations Thcv race to lie front lines but they return slowly taking the bumps as gently as possible Conversion of Waverly Sugar Plant Denied WASHINGTON Approval of the proposed conversion of a sugar plant at Waverly Iowa to alcohol manufacture has been de nied by the WPB chemicals divi sion Former Senator King Utah reported Tuesday D by one was vital to further ad vances Delayed dispatches directly from the front filed shortly after noon Tuesday said the British look FInfidavillc itself without op position but were still engaged in a bitter battle for Takrouna five miles northwest of Enfidaville and about eight miles inland Tnkrouna 40 miles south of Tun IE was encircled by the Brit ish after a liireemilc advance these dispatches snid but Alont gomerys men had to turn back German counterattacks bcfora   

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