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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1943, Mason City, Iowa HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE k a Mr DEPARTMENT HISTCIY AiiO ARCHIVES C 5 W 0 I E S THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 22 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECrtON OKE NO 167 REPRISALS WONT BE ON PRISONERS Allied Chutists Join Tunisia Battle HANDTOHAND FIGHTING RAGES IN FRONT LINE j British Use Bayonets j Hand Grenades on 1 Mountain Slope Battles HEADQUARTERS YOU Con Get Revenge WASHINGTON Washington Post published the follow ing on page 1 Thursday Reading of the Jap murder of captive American flyers your first reaction is horror your second a desire to avenge At your command is a means to express your feelings effective ly Buy war bonds today government is asking in bond purchases now Your bonds will be your own memorial to the boys who have become martyrs to Jap barbarism ALLIED brth Africa UP The British ghth army aided by parachute Sops renewed heavy handto Ind lighting on the Enfidaville bnt 50 miles south of Tunis Kursday after tiie first army had trown back with heavy losses e first major axis attempt to veak out of the northeast Tu aian coffin corner Bayonets hand grenades and fommy guns were the main reapons used in the mountain lopes on a front stretching torn Djebel Garci through fak which the British cap tured and on to the coast a few miles above Enfidaville An official announcement said that British parachute troops were in action on the Tunisian jfront attempting to facilitate the seizure 01 key points towarc land troops must figh y ard byy a rci Last reports from the Erfida ville sector said that all naz counterattacks had been re jpulsed A dispatch from United Prcs i Correspondent Ned Russell wit the eighth army said that th British troops had hurled scream Jng German and Italian soldiei over a cliff in lastditci handto Khandfighting for Tafcrouna I On the enemys western flan the British first arrny beat o a heavy counterattack south WARING BACK FROM TUNISIA o MedjezElBab capturing 51 prisoners and knocking out 2 aids tanks Says Heavy Casualties Suffered by U S Forces OWA INCREASES WAR BOND QUOTA Constitutes Reply to Execution of Flyers Churchill Declares Germans Planning to Use Gas Against Russia Warning Given Hitler Britain Says Reprisals in Kind to Be Taken 011 Military Objectives W Apparently seeking to ease pressure from the eighth army against the EnfiUavillc line German Col Gen Jurgen von Arnim hurled at least five in fantry and 60 to 80 tanks agrainst the first armys positions some 30 miles west of Tunis Tuesday night W Heavy lighting followed in the moonlight but by dawn the cnc my was withdrawing after having suffered considerable casualties11 Gen D w i g h t D Eisenhowers communique said Two giant Mark VI tanks were among the 25 destroyed in the battle The fighting was in the sector where Lieut Gen Kenneth A N Andersons troops on Tuesday captured Smidia three miles north of Mcdjez El Bab From Cairo came word that British middleeastern bombers plastered Naples Italys second port Tuesday night touching off two fires near oil installa tions and causing damage in the quay and town areas All planes returned safely German Marshal Envin Rom mel also launched two major counterattacks against the eighth armys newlywon posi tions west northwest and north of Enfidavillc 50 miles south of Tunis but massed artillery fire threw the Germans back with very heavy losses Our positions were generally 1 improved and all gains firmly held the communique said Radio Algiers said the eighth army had advanced nearly 4 miles beyond Znttdaville An Italian communique broad cast by the Rome radio said that J axis armies held in the face of I violent enemy attacks in the southern sector Wednesday while the German high command rc j ported that all enemy attacks I The allies also scored new vic lories in the air and on the sea i Light naval forces striking deep S into enemydominated w a t c r s sank a small enemy supply ship K northwest of Sicily Monday night and scored hits on several enemy torpedo boats near Bizcrle the fame night while AngloAmeri can planes shot down 14 more axis aircraft WASHINGTON WW Roane Varjig national commander of ic American Legion who has ust returned from the Tunisian jattle front said Thursday that ur forces have suffered terrific asualties in the north African ampaign We lost a lot of materiel he old a press conference We have aketi a lot of hard blows But hat was to be expected He said that the casualties an nounced by Gen Dwight Eisen lower the north African com mander were only those for tin Tunisian campaign and do no nclude those for other north African operations 1 There are many more cas ualties than have been an nounced and there will be many more before the north African campaign is over he said Rommel is duff in and theres going to be some hard fighting to get him out He described the Tunisian cam paign as just a preliminary skirmish to the big Europe Asked whether north Africa would be the jumping off point for the coming invasion of Europe he said Well I cant say that because I dont know But the Tunisian campaign is just an incident we are getting out of the way to pre pare lor a serious campaign He said that some of the American losses in north Afri ca have been due to the fact that our army was a new one going into action for the first time Our soldiers have had the most magnificent training in the world he continued but all the practice in the world wonT do what battle experience can Waring flew 25000 miles on a seven weeks tour of military in stallations in this country and ii north Africa He said he was tre mendously impressed In army training program in thi country DES MOINE3 an swered Japans execution of American flyers Thursday by a boost in its quota for the second war loan drive The action of the Japanese in executing American flyers is an added reason for doing all we can in the war loan drive State Di rector V L Clark said in an nouncing Iowas quota had been increased to SllO000000 More than already has been subscribed Father Learns Wife Killed 2 Children Then Committed Suicide I SEATTLE griefstrick en father who came home from work and found that his wife had killed their two small children and committed suicide said Thurs day she was obsessed with the fear that she was a failure as a mother The father John L Frey found he body of his wife Geraldine 4 in bad Her wrists and throat lad been slssHed with a straight edge razor which was found be neath her body Linda Carol 17 months lay lead in her crib Her throat had eeri cut John 4 apparently had been drowned in the bathtub but mark on his head indicated he Tia3 have been struck with a blun object A note signed by the mother was found on a table It said I alone am responsible for this Frey an assistant engineer in the army engineers office said his wife feared that she was not raising the children properly She wouldnt give any reason and there really wasnt any he sobbed She had been despond ent lately but 1 never dreamed she would do anything like this Police said Mrs Frey had washed and ironed the childrens clothes and put them neatly away then washed the dishes before writing the note and killing the children and herself LONDON it had received reports that Hitler is making preparations for using poison gas against the Russian front the British government vowed Thursday that any of gas by either Germany or her satellites would bring immediate reprisals in kind against military objcctives throughout the whole expanse of Germany The governments statement was issued by Prime Minister Churchill from 10 Downing street and newspapermen were called into an extraordinary session early Thursday morning al the ministry of information to hear it The British Broadcasting eom panv also quickly beamed short wave broadcasts to Germany di rectly informing the German peo ple what they could expect it their leader orders the use of gas The broadcasts emphasized the united nations air superiority and quoted the prime ministers com ment that British resource and scale of delivery of gas warfare facilities have greatly increased since last year The Berlin radio replying to the British statement quoted German foreign office circles as NAZIS FAIL IN EFFORT TO GAIN IN KUBAN AREA Great Weight of Men Tanks Guns Unable to Crack Red Lines saying that Germany would stand by a pledgegiven last year that use poisongas only if used it first The broadcast recorded by the Asso ciated Press said Berlin political MOSCOW Germans kept up unceasing assaults in the Kuban valley of the Caucasus dur ing the night trying witli a great weight of men tanks and planes to crack the red army lines from the southern shores of the sea of Azov to the Black sea of Novorossisk All their efforts failed although in some instances groups of axis troops wore able to reach the first lines of the red armys defenses only to be cut down by murderous machinegun rifle and mortar fire and by Russian bayonets in handtohand fighting the soviet information bureaus midday com munique said In one sector the Germans were reported to have lost upwards of 1700 men in the last 48 hours The German air force mean while was being engaged in some of the vast intensive air battles the campaign as Russian lighter planes met strong attempts to divebomb red armys ground troops into submission The twoday score of plane de struction in this sector was re F R REVIEWS TROOPS Standing beneath a waving American flag President Roosevelt and his parly inspect a review of Mexican troops staged in his honor during a visit to Monterrey Mexico April 20 In the group arc left to right Ambassador Francisco Castillo Najera envoy to the U S Mrs Avila Camacho President Roosevelt Presi dent Manuel Avila Camacho and Mrs Roosevelt Will Parole Speeder IF He Buys War Bond TOPEKA Kans Judge Eldon Sloan sentenced a 16 year old speeder a second of 10 days in jail Then he paroled the youth on condition he buy a S25 war bond immedi alelv circles termed Churchills decla ration provocative Britons began checking over their gas masks with which every resident oi Britain is equipped alter Herbert Morrison minister of home security cautioned them two days ago that the danger of the use of gas was not past V Churchills statement siil the reports of Germanys intentions had come from several soviet official meanwhile de clared that we have passed on to Ihe British foreign office in formation hat supplies of sas recently have ticcn rcnchinsr the German armies on the Russian front Slightly less than a year aso Churchill commented on similar that the Germans were esting the use of gas in the Crimea where the official Russian news agency Tass said German roops had used land mines con ported as 93 to 42 in the Russians favor and the red armys aviation was increasing the number of its attacks on enemy ground troops The German high command said in a communique broadcast from Berlin and recorded by the Associated Press that 77 soviet air craft were shot down Wednesday 20 of them by Finnish fighters while two nazi planes were miss ing Light German naval forces were said to have sunk three sov iet supply vessels off the Caucasus coast The land front was de scribed as tiuict with local fighting taining poison gas The German radio denied at this time that gas had been used and recalled that Hitler pledged he would not use it The Chinese have acctifcd the j Japanese of using gas and on June 5 1H2 President Roosevelt promised thai if the use of gas persisted against China or against any other of the united nations retaliation in kind and lull meas ure will be meted out 3 Trainmen Killed 25 Soldiers Injured When 2 Trains Crash CLAREMORE Okla UB Three trainmen were killed and 25 soldiers were injured Wednes day night when a through passen ger train and a local freight train crashed head on on the Missouri Pacific lines five miles north of here The dead were A 1 ilootcn and E J Reynolds both of Van Bu 1 rcu Ark fireman and engineer the passenger train and an un identified crew member of the freight train Army officials reported lhat all the soldiers were being treated al Clavcmorc hospitals None was re ported seriously injured VIRGIL PINKLEY Virgil Pinkley of the United Press whose dispatches from the North African front appear frequently in the GlobeGazette was the speaker at a Chamber of Commerce meeting last winter in the Mason City high school audi torium He is now head of the United Press staff in North Africa He was European manager for the United Press until U S newspapermen were evacuated McCLOSKEYS GET TOGETHER DENVER McCloskeys got together Wednesday night William A was driving his auto mobile and William L a streetcar They collided Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Slightly cooler Thursday afternoon and Thurs day night light scattered show ers Thursday night not much j change in temperature Friday forenoon IOWA Scattered light showers cast and central portions Thurs day nighf and extreme cast por tion Friday forenoon slightly cooler in extreme west Thursday night continued mild Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Cooler Thursday night and Friday forenoon Light showers east portion Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday rO Minimum Wednesday night 38 At 8 a m Thursday H Buy War Savings Bonds ami Stamjrs from your GlobeGazette carrier boy YEAK AGO Maximum Minimum 74 40 V National Want Ad Week April 19 to 24 Incl Many an accordion saxophone trumpet or other musical in strument left behind by a lad or daughter going into the service can easily be sold through inexpensive little want ads for CASH to fill the war stamp book During National Want Ad Week April 19 to 24 inclusive 8 Insertions for the price of f 4 Insertions for the price of 3 Phone 3800 Remember GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results Relations of US Mexico Closely Knit CORPUS CHRISTI Tex Relations between the United Stales and its close neighbor across the unfortified border to the south seemed more solidly cemented than ever Thursday ii the wake of historic meetings between Presi dent Roosevelt and Mexicos Pres ident Avila Camacho Stressing continental ncighbor lincss and military solidarity the conferences were held in both fiesta friendliness n Monterrey on Tuesday and ac companied by the constant roar of warplanes here Wednesday as the laval air cadets of several Ameri can nations carried on their grim training during the unprecedented parleys From the point of view of con tinental defense and unity of pur pose President Roosevelt told the cadets as he and the Mexican chief executive lunched with them dur ing an inspection of the naval air raining center this kind of mil itary training means a wide and long step forward in the relations of the hemisphere Let the good work continue He said he was happy 1o grec Avila Camacho at the trainim center because a large number o Mexican cadets arc among the youths from many American na lions receiving flying instruction here and termed that greeting on Jniltd States soil one of the great American historical meet ings It was President Avila Carna hos prompt repayment of Mr Roosevelts visit to the industrial ity deep within Mexico the previ ous day and closed the confer ences during which the two spoke of how differences between their nations had been solved of a joint solidarity in war and peace and irojccted Ihe Pan American good neighbor policy as a possible basis for world postwar unity And up 1o the time they said their farewells here no more specific reasons than those were cited for their wartime meetings Locomotive Chases Wild Coal Car and Box Car in Illinois ST C H A R L E S 111 empty coal car and u loaded box car ran away from a freight train outdistanced it for two miles and then left the railroad tracks and front of Police Magis trate Harold Olsons officc The freight train had bumped tile cars as workmen attempted to couple them to the train But the two cars were not coupled and rolled into St Charles from Gen eva the train in pursuit At the end of the switch track the cars broke through a burri cade continued on across a street i sweeping two automobiles along vilh them and came to a stop at Olsons office No one was hurl PUNISHMENT TO BE DIRECTED AT NIPPON CHIEFS US Will Live Fully Up to Commitments of Geneva Convention WASHINGTON UR Under secretary of War Robert P Patter son Thursday assured i nation aroused by Japanese execution at some oC Maj Gen lames H Doo litllcs Tokio raiders thai we shall have our reprisals Kill Ialtcrsoii said Ihe re prisals be directed against officials if lie Japanese Jiovcrn meiit w li o instituted these crimes not against Japanese war prisoners That policy was in line with the majority reac tion in einsicss W i have faithfully lived up to our commitments under the ar lieles of the Geneva convention edging belligerents to decent treatment of war Pat terson said ill a press conference for this act directed againsl Japanese soldiers in our hands would us to tile level of our enemies without touching the evil individuals who aie alone responsible1 Some congressmen meanwhile cited the executions in support of their contentions that the United States immediately should in crease the flow of armed iwiuht nowcoins to the Pucilic theater It appeared unlikely how ever that tlic overall global slratcsy would be revised for this reason This strategy it was pointed out lias been calculated by the president and chiefs of staff from a nurcly military standpoint Moreover the war planners have known about the Tokio atrocities for some time V Among those urging immediate augmentation of Gen Douglas MacArthurs strength were Sena tors A B Happy Chandler D Ky and Edwin C Johnson D Colo Chandlers aides said he had re ceived at least several hundred communications indorsing his sen ate speech last Friday calling for more aid to MacAnhur There Buy Savings Honils and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy was not a single disscut tele graphic or mailed they added Johnson said we have a first class war in the Pacific1 and urged that we give MacArthur everything he wants Weve been too complacent about it he added Sen Henry Cabot Lodge I1 Mass however thought t h e floor of congress is not the place to discuss military strategy And Sen Homer Ferguson 11Mich said we should leave the tech Moberly Allows Left Turns to Save Rubber MOBERLY Mo turns on Moberlys main street became leg save rubber One trucking firm said its own ma chines would save 533 miles daily and two manpower days a month making deliveries PATTOX WIIX SPEAK DES MOINES G Patton president of the National Farmers Union will speak at Ihe closing meeting of Hie DCS Moincs public forum season at Shvinc auditorium here Monday night TOKIO RAIDERS five American fly ers shown in a photo received from a neutral source may be among the eight airmen revealed by the war depart ment to have been captured by the Japanese in occupied China as an aftermath of the raid on Japan a year ago by U S bombers i
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