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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             COUP HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE DEPART WENT HISTORY AN MO I N or THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHMRS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 26 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 170 NAZIS WITHDRAWING FROM PEAKS Cerro Gordo 25 Per Break Relations With Poles in Exile Charge Hostile View MOSCOW Russia severed relations witl VieVolisli government in exile Sunday accusing it ot being n league with the Germans in carrying out a hostile campaign MURDEROFUS FLYERS IS GIVEN Purchases Reported on Original Quota of Cerro Gordo county wrote its answer to the Japanese murder of American captured pilots by purchasing nearly i5 per cent more than its original quota of bonds in the second war loan driye The total announced Monday morning by the war finance committee is 51650931 The original quota was but this was boosted 10 per cent or S135eflO by thestate admin istrator to give lowaiis an op portunity for a tangible answer to the Japanese assassinations JL The county war finance com mittee warned that the drive ends Saturday night and that an analy sis of sales shows that purchases by the small investors arc still lagging To date only 7134 indi vidual purchasers are recorded and the committees goal is 10000 committee wishes to thank the banks of the county for stay ing open Saturday evening a spokesman said A number of bonds were sold and we feel it was a real service to those unable to buy bonds during the day The town of Mescrvey Mon day joined the others in the county which have topped their quota Meservey reported purr chases of S1091875 against a quota of The sale of corsages Jor EasleY by Rainbow Girls on Mason Citys downtown streets Saturday was 100 per cent successful the com mittee reported Every one of the 233 corsages made by the Happy Homemakcr girls 4H club was sold readily and we could have sold 500 more it was reported The corsages also will be on sale for Mothers day May 9 the com mittee stated paying tribute lo the 4H girls who make Ihe corsages according to Ihe nationally ap proved pattern Guy M Bcmiss first class naval pholojrraphcrs mate now stationed in Alaska bought an extra S50 worth of war bonds this month his parents Mr and Mrs Witlts M Bcmiss 726 Elev enth street northeast reported Monday Sailor Bemiss has been invest Ing 550 a month in war bonds bu put in an extra 50 during th ainst the soviet union in conr icction with the deaths of sever al thousand Polish officers near Smolensk WRECKED NAZI the tide of battle moved forward in Tunisia piles of wrecked equipment are strewn everywhere A highlyvaunted German Mark tank top gets a going over by a curious Yank A shattered nazi 88mm allpurpose gun is examined by Cpl Rubin Stanphill left of Atoka Cal and Cpl Harmon Reyburn of Dothan Ala Much of this blasted enemy equipment is salvaged REPORT U S WARNED FINNS Diplomatic Relations May Be Broken Off STOCKHOLM UP Uncon firmed reports spread through ncaaquallcls lmUU Stockholm Monday that the United that lhc nxis lost Axis Casualties in Tunisia Since April 15 Total 66000 250 Tanks 3000 Vehicles Lost in Same Period Allies Report ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA headquarters announced Monday men ner OIUXVIHJ11II n 7 States has informed Finland of its killcc wouncicd and taken prisoi intention of breaking off diplo from Jan j to April 15 malic relations Tn nc same oeriod it was add Informants said the U S state department called in the Finnish minister Hjalmar J Procope and told him of the American govern ments decision about the time the department ordered all but three members of the Helsinki legation to Sweden Slate department officials in put m an exira oau uunus ui second war loan drive The boys Washington said they had no m in the service offer their lives buy bonds too a comm member commented The rest of us certainly should be willing to match their willingness to lend money boys 1 Washingt and formation littec ports on the Stockholm re American diplomatic quarters in Stockholm disclaimed knowledge of the reports Military observers in Stockholm Sloiau of the second war loan linked the American action to re drivehas been They give their ports that Germany in the past livesyou lend your moncv Since several weeks had made Ulll 1 LU in In the same period it was added they lost 250 tanks 3000 vehicles 425 guns and 34 ships sunk by landbased aircraft alone Of axis personnel losses 36000 were taken prisoner and the others were killed or wounded the official announcement said In air combat the announce ment added our air forces de stroyed 918 enemy planes prob ably destroyed 278 more and dam aged another 58f Allied air raids accounted foi another enemy planes de stroyed on the ground Landbased aircraft also sank II Uboats It said that axis shipping losses NAVY DENIES CARRIER LOSS U S Replies to Claims Issued on Berlin Radio WASHINGTON na denied Monday German clain that the aircraft carrier Run had been torpedoed and sunk the north Atlantic Neither the Ranger or any o er United States carrier has be sunk or damaged in any ocean a navy spokesman said The Berlin radio claimed Sunday night that the 10 year old aircraft carrier had been sunk by a Ger 1 Foreign Commissar Molotov handed the Polish ambassador a bitter note denouncing the Polish government the news agency Tass reported It charged the 1oles with carry ins on a hostile campaiKii against the soviet union along the same lines as the recent German propaganda diatribe accusiuc the Russians of mur dering 10000 Polish officers near Smolensk The Russian note flatly charged that the Germans had killed the Polish ficcrs The Polish governmenl to ease Hitlers tyranny deals a reacherous blow to the soviet Ion Molotovs note said The viet government is aware that is hostile campaign against the vict union was undertaken by Polish government in order exert pressure for the purpose wresting from it the territorial ncessions at the expense of the terests of the soviet Ukraine oviet ByeloRussia and soviet ithuania All these circumstances compc ic soviet government to recognize lat the government of Poland aving slid to the path of nccorc Hitlers government actuallj as discontinued allied relation ith the U S S Rand adoptee hostile attitude toward the sovie nion On the strength of ill bove the soviet government ha ccided to sever relations wit he Polish government Please accept Mr Ambassador issuranccs of my high esteem Mololov The note said the Russian gov ernment considers the recent behavior of the Polish govern ment as entirely abnormal and violating ail regulations and standards of relations and the Polish government i exile Asked for comment a depart ment official said that withox reference to the merits in the ma ler of the differences betwee these two governments and will out knowing as yet the full fact it was with regret that the goven ment earned of this devclopmei Are Unable o Withstand U S Big Guns By C R CUNNINGHAM WITH AMERICAN FORCES IN ORTHERN TUNISIA ernian forces were falling back orlheastward on the road from Beja to Mateur 20 miles south vest of Bizcrte Monday morning tier American infantry crashed orward four miles and seized our key hills about 12 miles from Vlateur V There was nu indication where the Germans might make a new stand on the north Tu nisian front but the Americans were moving forward cautious ly alert against any traps They had previously advanced against rapidlydiminishiiiK op position The Germans were unable to MN AIR SUFFERS SCALP WOUND Will Be Incapacitated for Several Weeks WASHINGTON Lt Gen Lesley J McNair will be iucapaci atcd several weeks as a result of he wounds he received in Tu lisia last Friday the war dcparl nent reported Monday adding hat he was not critically injured A detailed report just received from Gen Dwight D Eisenhower indicates that he was severely but not critically injured the army said when a shell fragment penetrated his helmet inflicting a scalp wound Another fragmen caused a severe shoulder wound General McNair commander o all ground forces was at a for ward observation post in northen Tunisia observing the attack 01 withstand the heavy artillery hammering which the American have kept up ceaselessly for hours now blasting the enemys positions in the hills and cutting off his line of supplies from the rear In addition the Americans are obtaining the best air support o the Tunisian campaignWhen ever a regimental commando asks that a certain hill position b touched up American A2 Boston attack bombers usual arc bombarding the target withi an hour Monday the sky was so full o American bombers and fightei that it looked like the national a races back in the United States Capt Bidwell Moore of State ALLIED ARMIES REDUCESTRONG POINTS OF AXIS Pound Forward in All of 5 Main Sectors of 140 Mile Tunisia Front By CAUL C CKANSJEU Associated 1rcss War Editor German forces began a wilh rawal from their heavily forti cd northern peaks before Ihe lOlcnt onslaught of American Monday as allied siege rmics reduced hedgehog moun ain positions of the enemy one v one and pounded forward in 11 the five main sectors of the 40 mile Tunisian front V v Dispatches from the front line said there was no indication where the German retreat in the north would stop and announce ments from allied headquarters said the Germans hid thrown nearly the last of their armored reserves into a light to the death with massed allied tanks which were jabbing dangerously into their central positions on their western flank Headquarters announced that the French IBlh army corps serving at the hinge between the British first and eighth armies had won rive mountains without heavy opposition and The note cited that the Germans had launched a slanderous cam paign in connection with the inur der of Polish officers which they themselves committed in the Smol ensk area on territory occupied by German The Poles were accused ot at once taking up the campaign Far from offering a rebuff to the vile fascist slander of the U S S R the Polish government did not even find it necessary to sul enemy positions by elements of an American division the depart ment said post came under heavy mortar and artillery fire The general was struck by shell frag ments one of which penetrated his helmet and inflicted i scalp wound and another caused a se vere wound on Ihe shoulder The steel helmet thai he was wearing undoubtedly saved his life Eisenhower said McNair would be evacuated from the front within the next day or two and probably would return to the United States in the near future for treatment Since he will be unable for some lime to resume his duties in Wash sland N Y said he didnt know he reason for the German with Irasval in the sector Thais what wed like lo know he said Apparently the Germans have been ordered back eight or 10 kilometers be cause we had been out scout ing all day without any contact with the eriemyuntil late Mon day afternoon when we had a bit of a skirmish with theGer mans just before we went into the Arab village atop a hil my way back to 2nd corps headquarters I met a general and why the Germans new the announcement of the massacre of American flyers by the Japa nese the slogan has been They GAVE their lives you LEND your money strong demands on Finland for ington Lt Gen Ben Lear will re main in temporary command of the army ground forces to which he was ordered when the report was received that McNair had been wounded dress the soviet government with man submarine in Ihe Iinlic The broadcast asserted that a j subject the note said submarine commanded by Lt j The Soviets accused the Comdr Von Buclow attacked the carrier which was employed Sor did not include those inflicted by jjn sMci U1 guarding a convoy lane DIES OF INJURIES BURLINGTON Free iw i stimpson 57 Burlington welder an inquiry or explanation on this in m lc cidcnt on a downtown street cor ier Sunday Police said Joseph II Lee VI Burlington reported walked out Its just like having two box ers in a ring he said Naturally the guy thats getting it on the chin every round is going to start bicycling So far we have been able to reach out and slap the enemy right on the button every time Thats what happens when the team gets going The fighting started on a five nan line running from Scdjimanc outheastward to a point nine miles north of Medjcz El Bab For more than 40 hours the Yanks lammered at the hill that was their immediate same hill where entrenched Ger mans threw back two British at tacks six weeks ago Finally at 2 a m 56 American artillery pieces including the Long Tom 155S 105S and others opened up For 45 minutes they sent screaming shells into the hill sides When Ihey quit the infantry wiped out a German salient that had poked dangerously into al lied lines A military spokesman said Col Gen Jurgon von Aviiira was mown definitely to have commit most of his armor to light it out against British tanks which jcnelratcd the narrow plain cast of Goubellat between the French and American sectors This is a vital area the spokesman said The possibility of a British breakthrough in the Goubellat sector which would slash a path between the TunisBizcrtc area and he axis secondary southcrn defense line based at Pont du Fahs Zasrhouan and Bon Ficha may have influenced von Arnim to order withdraw als on the flanks while he yet had the power for a delaying action A French communique broad cast by the Algiers radio an nounced Monday MultiMillionaire 3 Others Die as Fire Destroys Large Home CHICAGO Roloson 9 was the only survivor Monday greater military and political co operation These sources believed that the particularly were anx ous to induce the Finns to join n a spring offensive against Len ingrad attacking from the north while the nazis moved in from the south There was no way ot learning here whether the Finns would ac cede to the demands but if they refuse some Stockholm political circles believed that Finlands postwar chances of dealing with the united nations svould be en hanced At the same time however such a refusal might result in the royal navy The losses in across the Atlantic Launched at Newport News Va and eight vessels of unidentified the statement said Listed as severely damaged were 53 ships and as just damaged were 55 others of a fire which caused the death of his father Robert M Roloson 9 multimillionaire director of the United Air Lines his mother Ella 3G his sister Gary 12 sue his brother Edward 5 all of I Germany attempting to take over whom lived west of suburban Finland This would meani that Winnctka The fire which SUITOAIDIN ARMY TRAINING mans of sta Gcr fnrcical investi gation of the alleged murder of the Polish officers in order to cover up their monstrous ricr or any other United Stales carrier had been sunk or dam aged in any ocean early Sunday swept through the Rolosons 23 room house apparently was started by sparks from a fireplace Capt David Woods of the Winnelka lire dcparlmenl said Robert was car ried to safety by firemen who climbed through his second floor bedroom window Two servanls also escaped but the flames were too intense for the firemen to make any addi tional rescues Roloson in 1935 inheriled an estate in excess ot 55000000 from his father the late Robert Mar American diplomats in Finland would be seized and interned even as were those who were in Vichy when the Germans occupied south France last November ExplosivesFilled Freighter Is Sunk in Bay by Fireboats NEW YORK An explo sivesfilled freighter rested Mon Ulay on the bottom of the upper bay off Bayonnc N1 with her crime and charged that certain Polish profascist elements which the Germans picked in occupied Poland had helped them Both the Polish government and the Hitlerite government in vited the International Kcd Cross which is compelled in conditions of a terroristic resime with its gallows and mass ex termination of peaceful popu lation to take part in this in vcstiffation farce the note said The International Red Cross said last week from Switzerland that it would undertake the tigation only if invited by all Stimpson was struck by another car as he was trying to windshield wiper low Iowa shall Roloson broker an investment Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Southern California Undergoes 5th Blackout LOS ANGELES heralded by the dawn paeans of the devout found its epilogue in the blackout sirens wail over a wide area of southern California The air raid since Pearl Harbor and the fifth night sounded at oclock Sunday night At p m the Los Angeles air defense command ordered lhc all clear when targets were identified at friendly 500 to Arrive for Specialized Program OMAHA sci v command headquarters announced ing holds and by the opening of superstructure awash after hav jit bccn slinxby tons or water OMAHA service i pumped by fireboats into sinok f urtii luwiin k tcrestcd parties IVILUlt I Since m invitaj MINNESOTA Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Monday afternoon and Monday night showers Tuesday forenoon with strong winds IOWA Thundershowcrs in cen tral and east portions Monday night and in extreme east Tues day forenoon scattered showers in extreme west portion Mon moderatcly strong Showers Monday stormed up and found it had been vacated in the night A few Germans ready to give up were lurking in caves and the eastern side of the hill liter ally was covered with dead hurled the men first time Americans have had that job in North Africa because heretofore the nazis have been particular about dniiig it them selves before clearing oul day night winds loresicci panics OHHI tion has come from the Russians night and m northeast jnd CN 1rmf nnrth nnrtinn Tuesdav school within the command lo par ticipate in the army specialized training program Five hundred ildicrs will arrive May 3 for aining Classes which start May 10 will cover the basic courses which pre pare students for advanced train ing in engineering or any other of the many ASTP branches of study All the State University ot Iowa trainees are being supplied by the star units of Ihe Universities of Nebraska and Wyoming where the students are first classified ac cording lo their prospective sui this il appeared unlikely that the Red Cross would enter the case Soon after the Germans an nounced the finding of 10000 5 graves of Polish officers near Smo liours Saturday niqht ilcnsk the Polish governmentin vcsscl gave civilian defenseexile which has headquarters jn officials one of the tensest mo mcnts of Ihe war after it caught fire at its Jersey City N J pier and was towed down the Hudson ver Radio listeners in the Brook lyn Slaten Island and New Jer sey areas were startled by radio announcements requested by the New York police department warning them to keep their win dows open because of the threat of an explosion Rear Admiral Stanley V Par ker U S coast guard captain of corcung to men piuspucuvu rnj vj dies and then sent to the schools the port of New York announced which offer the courses in which a short time lalcr that the danger they are to be trained i was past London declared that 15000 army officers soldiers and civilians im prisoned at three camps by the Russians after the occupation of eastern Poland were missing A Polish communique said neither Ihe government or ils embassy in Kuibyshev ever had received sat isfactory explanation to requests tor information U S STATE DEPARTMENT EXPRESSES REGRET WASHINGTON state department expressed regret Mon day over the break in diplomatic relations between soviet Russia tremc north portion Tuesday forenoon warmer extreme east portion Monday night cooler west portion Tuesday forenoon fresh lo strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics We pulled up Ihe rocky slope and at lhc lop Lt ColClarence j Beck of Daytona Beach Fla said disgustedly It looks like the Germans had a belly full of us When the boys starled out this morning they were mad at the Germans who had been whipping 88s at them for two days They didnt find any prisoners only a couple one wounded and another Czech whod had all the fight taken oul of him Beck said the Czech prisoner told American soldiers that his outfit was so battered it was afraid to leave foxhoics for two days and nights Orders then came up for the in fantrymen who captured the hill to move to another and a voice came back We had enough tak ng this hunk of rock its a won ler you wouldnt let us sit on it a vhile that French forces had driven to a position little more than three miles from the German Tunisian stronghold of Pont du Fahs Units of the 19th French army corps were reported to have ac complished an advance of more than 12 miles into German posi tions in 36 hours of combat striking across the Pont du Fahs plain after sweeping the enemy from the Djebel Mansour The communique said the of fensive had progressed up to five kilometers only 1310 miles 1 from Pont du Fahs an anchor of the axis secondary defense line on the southern front Fighting continued Sunday over lhc whole of Ihe Tunisian frunt lhc enemy contesting every inch of ground said the com munique from Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers headquarters The bulletin from the front al a m Tunisian lime slating thai the Germans finally had been hurled off their strong positions followed a headquarters com munique announcing that the sec ond U S army corps of Lieut Gen George S Patton Jr had captured an important height afler heavy fighting in the Sidi NSir sector IS miles southwest of Mnteur and about 34 miles from Bizerte The peak was not otherwise identified but the German re treat apparently was from the twin guardian hills of Green Hill and Bald Hill the scene of bitter fighting last winter between Brit ish and Germans The Americans were last reported at the foot of Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night 38 At 8 a m Monday 41 YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 30 Precipitation 125 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 79 Minimum Saturday night 46 At 8 a m Sunday 52 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 79 32 Trace those formidable hedgehogs ready for the assault Axis broadcasts indicated thai lhc allies were Imrlins masses of tanks and assault in fantry into their ring of attacks designed tc finish the nazis and fascists in Africa and admitted that penetrations were being made into Ihcir lines The Algiers radio said French forces attacking at the hinge be tween the southern and central sectors where they have taken the mountain mass of Djebel Mansour the western anchor the axis southern front had brok en through to the plains leading to Tunis 40 miles to the north cast Djebel Tanngoueha dominating Buy War Savings Bonds and the road from McdjczElBab to Stamps from your GlobeGazette was cleared of tne cnc carrier boy Try ly bayonetwielding Britisu W H Klemme Estate Valued at DECORAH estate val ued at S138758 was left by Wil liam H Klemme of Ridgeway former member of the Iowa legis lature lumberman and implement dealer according to a preliminary inventory filed in probate court here   

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