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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 31, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENTOF t I STORY AKO ARCHIVES o e a THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS VULL USASED WIRES t IVE CEMb A MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 31 1943 NO 200 fftlemorta 1150 U S PLANES RIP ITALIAN CITES Attu Because you men soy Your deeds were naught and so profane Your lives wifh that cold burden Nay v The deeds you wrought are noJ fn vain No For yef in lower or cor Your sfory stirs Ihe pulses play And men forget the sordid The sordidcore of cities gray While yet beset in homelier fray learn from you the lesson plain That life may 90 so Honor The deeds you wrought arenot in vain Dot INAHNIHILATIQH MNIDER PAYS TRIBUTE TO DEAD Allied Forces in New Guinea Honor Fallen By FRANK HEWLETT United Press Staff Correspondent SOMEWHERE IN NEW GUI NEA May Allied forces at this overseas front held Memorial day services Sunday for war dead buried un der white crosses in a green New Guinea valley Fifbter planes circled overhead during the ceremonies patrolling against a possible Japanese sur prise attack Brig Gen Hanford MacNider of Mason City Iowa former com mander of the U S American Legion paid tribute to the troops who have marched out under the colors but havent marched back again f Americanwar correspondents grave pi Darnfohi co jrespondejjt oj 5 kinedin New Guinea last Oct 18 Wreaths were laid by Brig Gen Paul Wurtsmith ot Detroit on behalf of the U S air force and by high Australiai officers on behalf of the Aussie air units British Flyers Set Up New Record in Bombing Assaults 7000 Tons 01 Bombs Dropped on Germans in Week of Raids LONDON chalked up a new record Monday for the RAF as a resume of ooer ational reports showed that Brit ish flyers had dumped move than 7 000 tons of bombs on Germany during the past week in the most furious aerial offensive in history The preeedenlsmashing total of hish explosives was concen trated on five German indus rial Dues seldorf Jena Essen and Wup pertal all of which are engaged inthe production of materials vital to Adolf Hitlers war ma chine Caen in northern France In sup porting sweeps British fighters were reported to have shot down four enemy planes One HAF fighter failed to return TO WRECK TRAIN Worker Replacing Spikes Fired Upon Marks First American Soil to Be Freed of Nipponese Invaders WASHINGTON bat 11000 situated between Essen qujte untrue The report oC th nd Duesseldorf was the latest to fleet joining the allies was firs eel the might of the RAFwhich broadcast Sundaysby the BerH The squadron has been tied up at the Egyptian naval base1 since i at Alexandria i Join Allies LONDON The French n a v a 1 squadron at Alexandria came over to the allies voluntarily tie of Attu is over and the stars and stripes once again fly over FORT WILLIAM Ontario IP the barren but strategically ml Royal Canadian mounted police I portanl little island at the west ivcstigated Monday a reported crn end of the Aleutians Uenipt to wreck the Canadian Pacific railways crack Montreal ancouver flyer during which a ection man was shot twice in the boulder Police said Andrew Kosliuk 50 he scctionman told them he was ired upon from ambush when lie following negotiations with Gen Henri Giraud authoritative Lon don sources said Monday These sources said the Vich f I charge that the squadron had Wuppertal a Ruhr valley city of Deen starved into submission wa his target Satufday night in one of the heaviest raids on record Returning pilots reported they I iii June 1940 eft firesfrom which columns of M aglccmcnt between the smoke billowed up early tlnee Bvitish md French vice admiral niles into the sky Rene Emil Godfrey Torauayi which was bombed by Q i HA 15 FockeWuU fighterbombers btllWell AmVCS 111 du US Landing Specialist Is Put on Staff LONDON appoin ment of Brig Gen Daniel Noce a specialist in landing operations to the general staff of the U S army in the European theater was an nounced Monday amid rnultipling indications that the zero hour for an invasion of Europe is approach ing Noce a native of Falmputh Mass has won the distinguished service medal for his work in con nection with the organization and training landing craft combat teams A German Iransocean broadcast said Noce has been ex perimenting with landing barges for thc past 20 years appointment was an nounced less than a week after Brig Gen James C Crockett con sidered an outstanding authority on the organization and training of the German army as result of his four years as a military attache in Berlin joined thc American slaff here A German broadcast reported that Prime Minister Churchill en route home from his Washington conferences with President Roose velt presumably with top British military and naval commanders conferred at Gibraltar Thursday artd Friday with Gen Dwight D Eisenhower supreme allied com mander in the Mediterranean the ater Gen Sir R L G Alexander commander of allied ground force in the Mediterranean theater and Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery commander of thc British eight army It WHS taken for granted tha problemsof further military opcr ations as well as the laying dow of spheres of interest in Nor1 Africa by England and the Unite Slates were topics discussed i these the transocca agency said Thc broadcast said Church also talked at Gibraltar with Ge Henri Honore Giraud and Ge Georges Calroux and urged an im mediate union of the French in North Africa with Gen Charles DeGaulles fighting French ENYGLAND ATTACKED 1 cruisers Duquesne Tourville and The Germans struck back m re Sff thc light cuiscr Dug prisal Sunday by making their I strongest daylight raids on Britain in some time attacking coastal districts in a series of rmick thrusts which cost them at jegan to replace rail spikes he said lad been removed from 50 feet of track Railway authorities and police refused lo confirm the sabotage theory Kosliuk was quoted as claiming that he discovered the tracks had been tampered with 30 minutes before the passenger train west bound was due at Pawtek a ham let 19 miles west ofVort William The awtek Kosliuk brought to a hospita ere suffered from bullet wounds n the left shoulder His hat also ad a bullet hole in it Oilier sectiomnen from Pawtel ere sent to repair the track anc ic train continued westward afte delay of about half an hour Seatlcred snipers and pos sibly a few isolated machine sun iiesfs are all that remain lo oppose United Stales troops who freed from invaders the first American soil to le re captured in this war and started the northern mute march toward Tokyo half a dozen planes The brunt of the German at tacks was borne by a town on the southwest coast identified by thc Berlin radio as the resort center of was bombed by fighterbombers This raid caused a considerable number of fatalities including 21 children whose bodies later were T r o w e n three destroyers and a submarine There was no comment on Gor an reports that the squadron would join thc 35000ton battle ship Richelieu which arrived in thc United States for repairs last from the ruins of a church Fifteen other children and three Sunday school teachers were reported missing Sunday night Additional casualties re sulted when a hotel was hit and when the streets were machine gunned by thc raiders The loss of Attu which has been conceded by the Japanese eaves the enemy garrison on virtually cut off A battle in which American tvoops struck with guns bayo nets riflebutts fists and knives marked the endof the 20day Nazi Officials Show Jitters Renew Effort to Split United Nations STOCKHOLM Ger man radio suggested dcr tag for allied invasion of the continent was June 22 attributing its infor mation Monday to confidential and well informed quarters in London As invasion jitters intensified in Germany nazi officialdom renew ed its efforts to split Russia Brit ain and the United States Berlin dispatches to Swedish newspapers ndicated V The German liress continued to harp that the Ililler first strategy of the united nations was danserous The Berlin cor respondent of Svcnska Dagbladet declared hat President Roose velt can now order Premier Stalin of Russia how to act The propaganda line in tiic rcich capital was this That Roose velt ordered Stalin to dissolve thc communist international and tha Roosevelt now holds three trumi cards in dealing with the Russians The Germans described these a follows 1 The north African Committee Set Up to Rule Over I Freed French ALGIERS executive committee sevenman was set up Italian Broadcast Admits Severe Damage From Massive Raids By DANIEL DE LUCE ALLJED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA than 150 U S fourengined bombers cooperating in twin attacks against axis bases in southern It Monciay under Ihe joint presidency aiy blasted Naples and Foggia by oE Gen Charles De Gaulle and daylight Sunday and left smoke Gen Henri Giraud to govern libshrouded ruins in their wake it crated Frenchmen and French Wns announced Monday rilory and to direct the French war cffort freed until their homeland is It Attu n Way to Duties in Far East LONDON Gen Jo Iseph W Stilwell commander o American forces in China Burm land India has arrived in Londo enroute back to his headquarters a U S army communique an T T nounced Monday He came here A dozen nazi fighterbombers from Washington where he par so swept in over the cast Angliticipatecl in war strategy confer an coast at dusk dropping bombs ences with high British and hich caused some damage and I American military and naval com asualties Inlanders paralleling the conver RiF bombers were active over sations between President 1C continent Sunday attacking a veil and Prime Minister Church shooting fires and by VIOLENT DEATH TOLL DECREASES By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As the Memorial day weekend approached its end Monday the nation counted violent deaths less than half of last years total holiday toll and far below the av erage of other years Three wartimi factors wen credited with holding down thc death list Gasoline rationing un interrupted work in war plants and the absence from normal life of millions of persons now in thc armed forces Despite gasoline restrictions which left eastern highways vir tually deserted traffic accident throughout the country accounte eelworks at Mondevillc near I ill for 63 lives according to unofti cial reports There were 25 deaths froi drowning and 48 persons lost their lives due to trains airplanes other was the biggest battle on said a navy spokesman in reporting annihilation of the last large enemy force on the island The Attu battle is won de clared Col R Ernest Dupuy chief of the war departments news di vision He gave no details in his weekly broadcast review of war news Japan appeared to agree for ic enemy broadcast a communi uc telling of a finalblow against ic enemy main force In that attic the enemy broadcast as erted it is thought that the ntirc number of our force has ompletely perished A subsequent Tokyo broadcast ceking to idealize thc as erled that Japanese troops aunched the final attack on Allu after shouting Banzai for the emperor and making bows toward thc imperial palace in Tokyo The broadcast told of gaps developing in Japanese ranks until only a few more than 100 men remained and they sent a message to Tokyo re membering the honor of Jap anese soldiers we are going into Ihe fight and only death can take our weapons mil of our hands victory of the U SBrilish force enables the two nations to throv their own ground forces agains the U S and Britain for food an materiel and 3 Russia is liavin difficulties with war Industrie and other bad conditions exist o thc soviet home front The German radio spoke it I creasinsily of lime 22 as the da when the allies would hurl the offensive power against t European fortress They pointi out that this was the date of t GermanFrench armistice of 134 The majority of Londoi newspapers present the air raid on Germany Italy and Franc as an artillery barrage iminedi alcly preceding the attack by in fantry the Berlin radio said W Dispatches from Helsinki said lie peoples party ot Finland dom nated by Swedishspeaking pco thcsc adopted a resolution Sunday urging the best possible relationship between Finland and the United States The party also requested the Finnish government to relax its rigid censorship to maintain strong democratic ideals and asked the government to col laborate fully with Scandinavian countries Two places were left vacant and erhaps they will be filled by cadors who may arrive in the uture All those on the committee as embled in a secret place in Al ters In effect thc committee j reated itself and while the meet The members in addition to De Gaulle and Giraud are Ucnc lussigli and AndreTlulipc who vere designated by De Gaulle Jen Alphouse Georges and lean Monnet who were named Giraud and Gen Georges julroux whi was accepted by oth Explosions and fires raged at Naples hit ly a force of more than B17 flying fortresses of the north African command Mure than 50 B24 liberator bombers ot the ninth V S air force struck from middle east bases at the airdrome of Fogcil 80 miles northeast of Naples K These were the major forays ot a day which included renewed at tacks upon Sardinia potential stepping stone of invasion and Pantelleria the battered Italian bastion in the Sicilian straits Communiques told the story the powerful American thrusts in an air offensive maintained for more than a fortnight against Mussolinis homeland and island as a session of group of men it endedas the nccfunt the rOth against Naples which was said to have suffered casualties and great damage A large force of B17 flying iembly of Frances new governing body Calroux high commissioner for large Jorce 01 DII served as haison officer between rorllcsscsb Slinday attacked Na Dc Gaulle and Giraud es slk Ule waJr bullctn issllcd nary negotiations for unity Georges the western front com mander of French armies before the fall of France arrived in Al ters only recently from France means 2 Tires 864 Diapers Are Reported Stolen ST JOSEPH Mo stole 866 artiles from a railroad freight automobile tires and 864 diapers They presumably went into thc battle in thc Chichagof valley in an attempt to cut around the right flank of American forces at cl a w n Saturday Except for thc navys communique said this enemy force was anni hilated H was indicated that the enemy force was far greater than thc few more than mentioned by Tokyo for the navy declared preliminary reports indicate that the Japanese high casualties w ere Soldiers unable because of ill ness or wounds to take part in the final offensive killed themselves the enemy radio said adding tha very man who could fight dice CARRIER ENTERPRISE aircraft carrier Enterprise which is said to have caused more damage to the Japanese fleet and air arm than any other ship in the U S fleet has been awarded the presidential unit citation Here somewhere m the south Pacific members of the crew stand at attention while Admiral Chester Nimitz at microphone facing Pacific fleet commander presents the citation to Capt S P Cinder Enterprise commander back to Associated I ress phoio from USN rather than race to his name bring dis Two offensive courses now appear npcu to Ihe Americans the north recap ture Kiska where the enemy has established his Urges Aleu tian base or to drive toward Ihe west and thc Japanese home land Thc Japanese on Atlu had started an airfield and Navy Sec retary Knox said recently I as sume what the Japanese have started the Yanks can finish Thus Kiska now is flanked on the west by Attu and on the southeast by American forces on Amchilka only 70 miles away If the move should be toward Japan military observers here say that the airfield on Attu could be enlarged to accommodate big American bombers Also it was pointed out thai as a weather ob servation and reconnaissance post Atlu will be invaluable ERWIN HARTWIG DIES SUDDENLY Riles Wednesday for Charles City Attorney CHARLES Erwin Hartwig 42 died suddenly at lis home 40i Second avenue londay morning at oclock Mineral services will be held Vcdnesday afternoon at at he St Johns Lutheran church of which he was a member the Rev Walter M Fritschcl officiat ng Burial will be in Riverside cemetery Grossmans funeral ionic in chirge Mr Hartwig was born in Wav erly July 21 1901 thc son of Os wald and Helcne Hartwig He at tended the Waverly schools and Wartburg college and was grad uated from the University o Iowa law school in June 192o He came to Charles City in October 1925 where he began his law practice He was county attorney lor four years and also had served a four year term as city atlorncy He was a member of thc board of rustees of thc American Luth eran church On June 22 1931 he was married to Pearl Quade Massigli was Fightin foreign commissioner Philipe was Fighting French commissioner for interior and la bor Monnet is a French financial Xpert Algiers became in effect the jrovisional capita of France While organized only us i committee and not by Ilic Uuitcil Stales and Britain as the government of France the members will heart ministries similar to those of a govern ment Formation of the governmen itself will come according lo an nounced plan after an allied vie tory frees all the French empir and the French people are frc lo choose their leaders Gen De Gaulle leader of th Fighting French arrived in Al gcria Sunday in an America plane to a thunderous ovatio from thc public to begin the unit conference with Gen Girauc north African military and civ commander at allied north African headquar ters Bombs were dropped on an aircraft factory and a neighboring air field Large explosions were caused in an oil storage depot and many fires were reported A Cairo communique said Ihe critors thoroughly covered e Fogsia airdrome and scored reel hils on hangars and har cks Numerous aircraft in the dis rsal areas were destroyed in ding some sixengined craft it d Black smoke was observed ing from oil fires and buildings ere left burning throughout the area For all operations of the day tlioritics announced that 14 en my planes were destroyed in mbat and one plane from the orth African air force failed to turn Ports railway communications id other targets were smashed in lids on Sardinia it was an ounccd aarden Disappears While He Watches ST JOSEPH Mo Su crs couldnt believe his eyes I stepped to a window to ga proudly at his victory garden Su denly thc whole Ihing disappeare City officials said a sewer leak h undermined the soil Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Scattered showers Surviving are his children Sara and wife two Thomas Charles mother Mrs Helenc Hartwig Waverly two brothers Dr O C Hartwig of Waverly and Robert of Iowa City and two sisters Mrs R W OcVtershausen Bergenfield N J and Mrs Rob ert Williams of Williamsburg Mass anc thunderstorms Monday and east and central portions Mo day night Somewhat warm extreme west Monday aftcrn and west and central portions Monday night Fresh to moder ately strong winds Monday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier Maximum Sunday 75 Minimum Sunday night f5 At 8 a m Monday 69 Rain incn YEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 65 Precipitation 107 Thc figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 88 Minimum Saturday night 65 At R a m Sunday 69 Allied air supremacy clearly vas been shown mi this invasion Front Imt the axis made a brier show of strenRth to ftppose the allied Africabased Sunday and It enemy planes were shot dowui the com munique said In raids on Sardinia and Pan clleriaSaturriay absolutely no en emy aerial opposition was en ountercd The Italians said Bari and Po enza also had been raided in ad dition lo Foggia and Sardinian tar ets was great damage to public and private buildings in Naples where six fourengined planes were shot down three by our fighters one by German fighters and two by antiaircraft defenses the Italian broadcast said It sias recorded by the As sociated Press It also asserted nine planes were shot clown over Pan lellcria and another was shot down by fighter planes Thc allied communique said that in nil of Sundays operations the northwest African air force lost one plane and that its pilot was known to be safe Day after since the mid dle of May grounded Italian and German aircraft on those two island approaches to Ear ope on Sicily and at the lower end of the Italian pentosBla have destroyed by allied raiders with Maltabased planes and others from middle east air command add ing to the punishment In addition bombers and light er planes alike have shot numer ous enemy figures out of the sky   

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