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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 8, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKfS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PAPM COXgSTS or TWO SECTIONS CHURCHILL INVASION APPROACHES JB W 0 I n i i ATTACKS MADE BY5COMMANDO UNITS ON ISLE Reports Indicate Attack Was Not Full Blown Invasion Effort LONDON IP Communiques broadcast from Home and Berlin reported Tuesday that the first allied landing attempt on one of Italys outlying islands the deso late prison island of Lampedusa was repulsed Monday night Official military and naval quarters in London did not con firm the axis announcements immediately and the axis itself appeared to recognize that Lampedusa would not be an objective in a fullblown inva sion attempt when a German controlled broadcast from Vichy said a British and American offensive against Italy may be expected at any moment DNB official German news agenc said in a broadcast how ever that the attempt on Lampe dusa was a serious effort to take the island by five companies of British commandoes superbly trained and equipped Lampedusa 70 miles east of Sousse on the east Tunisian coast and 120 miles south of Sicily normally has a population about 3500 of whom a fifth a if It is a spot of deser up jfrom the Mediter F iranean defense position Although it once figured as secondary Italian air base it ha not been a recent objective o allied air attacks The Italian communique Tues day declared however that i was under heavy attack just prio to the landing attempt The enemy attempted a landing on the island of Lam pedusa the war bulletin said The attempt was carried out by British units It was prompt ly by our defenses which sank several enemy naval vessels Military and naval quarters ii London remained silent on th report A Berlin broadcast heard her Associated Press said th f i uu i iCM m attack occurred Monday night anc was a commando raid carried ou by about five companies of Brit ish troops This report claimed that severa allied landing craft were sun nd asserted forces which ha Janded were destroyed The German high command communique stated that the en eroy Monday tried to take the Mediterranean island of Lampe rtusa by a coup de main Thc Ital ian garrison repulsed the attack sank several boats and dcstroyet enemy troops which had landed c attempt failed r cent the German radio b lhis attempt intended to test the resistance of Italian troops they are defendms their feme soil then the Italians have stood the test in a brilliant manner The German broadcast said Berlin military quarters had no W3S 3 selious The Italian communique said damage was caused by enemy bombers in raids against Messina at the eastern tip of Sicily and on Trapani also on Sicily while uninterrupted enemy air activity was acknowl edged over Pantelleria sarrison of Panlcllcria the bulletin said reacting with unchanged bravery against the uninterrupted enemy air action destroyed Monday sixplanes Three more crashed in the course of aerial combats with German fighters over the island The Rome announcement as serted that one allied plane was shot down over Messina by anti aircraft defenses and four over 1 rapam torpedo planes set afire a Urge nit IB M attack r rfmpedusa is a onetown island i rock and a few fertile val Ifys about seven miles by wo and lies some 100 miles vwest of British Malta Us popula SUoo totals around 3300 Down 19 Jap Zeros Near Russell Isles WASHINGTON UR States fighte planes shot dow 19 Japanese zero fighters an damaged six others in an ai battle near the Americanhel Russell island in tjie Solomons the navy reported Tuesday The engagement occurred MOD day Solomon islands time Sevei United States planes were los but three of the American pilot were saved Navy communique number 404 said South Pacific All dates are east 1 On June 7th during th morning approximately 40 or 5 Japanese zeros and to r p e d o bombers were attacked by U S fighter planes in the vicinitv o the Russell islands Nineteei zeros were shot down and sis damaged U S losses were seven planes but three of the pilots were saved North Pacific 2 On June 7th an additions eight Japanese were killed 01 Attu island Eleven more of thL enemy killed themselves with grenades after being surrounded by U S army troops in valley The total known enemy dead as of June 7 is 1826 The Japanese aerial thrust into the vicinity of the Russell islands had the appearance of a counter blow prompted by a heavy American raid over enemyheld Bougainville island in the north western end of the archipelago last Saturday The American planes then sank a destroyer and set ablaze a corvette and a cargo ship Japanese fighter planes at tempted to intercept and15 were shot down and three were dam aged Four American planes were missing in that action GOAL DISPUTE VEERS TO WLB Both Sides Represented as Far Apart in Parley WASHINGTON soft coal operatorunion wage nego tiations veered back toward the war labor board Tuesday with the producers represented as con vinced both sides are too far apart for further conference table talk to do any good Edward R Burke spokesman for the southern Appalachian op erators said Monday night the parleys over underground travel time pay had just about broken down He said the producers would report to the WLB Wed nesday that there is no chance of an agreement Burke added that he was ex iressing the view also of Charles ONeill rcpresentina the north ern Appalachian operators ONeill himself did not comment There is not any basis foi a settlement unless the miners recede from their present demand and Lewis John L Lewis U M W president has given no indication that he will do that said Burke former U S enator from Nebraska Lewis demanded S2 a day pav ncrease for more than 500000 miners representing compcnsa ion for 90 minutes time spent in ravel underground The opera ors said 48 minutes at straight ime short of SI was enough vis then came to S150 n a 30day trial basis and that was rejected Meantime there vere two walkouts and Interior Secretary ekes as government perator of the mines since May said the nation lost11000000 ons of production as a result The SI50 figure cropped up as compromise in Illinois Monday Dperators there agreed to sucli n increase for the states 23000 M W coal diggers Ray Ed nundson stale union president ccepted it as a basis of ncgotia ons and said this should serve Repulsed TRUCKS ROLL IN WITH SCRAP TO BRING VICTORY Businessmen Join in Collection Work as Drive Meeb Success The butcher the baker the jeweler and laborer the mayor and restaurateur the bunker and Junk ttealeiall joined hands to make he Mason City cleanup scrap drive a bangup success despite a drizzling rain make the heap of metal which grew as the day Tent on fffi r aS T to enay engraving y s Camera store photo Kay Argentina PleafedTto NeutraFf or the Present Diplomats See Way Left Open for Change in Policy in Future and No 17 Coupons NEWARK N J URThe man ho robbed Irving Hillis shoe ore wasn t satisfied with taking 0 p7lrs shoes o 17 coupons as weU BUENOS AIRES ma only Latin American coun ry maintaining relations with lh xis was pledged by its new gov rnment Tuesday to remain neu for the present Diplomatic sources in Monte ideo across the mouth of th lata river from Buenos Aires aid the use of the phrase fo he present was significant ant eft the way open for a change o ttitude m the near future President Gen Pedro Bami n proclaiming his countrys foreirn policy shortly before his inauguration Monday said that his government af ircneil however Argentinas traditional policy of friend flip and loyal cooperation with the American nations in accordance with existing pacts In respect io the rest of the orld Ramirez said its polic r the present is neutrality Th provisional government furthe believes it necessary lo express adherence to the principle of ab solute autonomy of states and therefore will not tolerate any foreign interference Ramirez and his cabinet com prising five army officers four naval officers and one civilian were sworn in less than IS hours afterRamirez accepted the man from Gen Arturo Rawson ms colender in Fridays march on Buenos Aires which deposed ihe isolationist government or President Ramon S Castillo Kawson withdrew when he was unable to form a cabinet The first impression rained by diplomatic observers in Montevideo was that the iww xoverament nas a distinct im provement in quality ver lnjlt orurinally selected by Rawson The new cabinet Pedro Rami rez former war minister in th rastillo cabinet Vice Saba H Suoyro head of the Argentine Purchasing commission that sought futilcly to obtain lend ease arms from the United States Finance Santa Marina lone civilian member and president of the Central Bank of he Argentine Public works ministerAdmi ral Jsgjael Gahndez for five years Jicad of the naval mission in Eur ope Interior Alberto gilbert former police chief ii Buenos Aires province Foreign Admiral Segunclo Storm former chief of the naval staff and Argentine naval representative to variou Pan American conferences Justiceeducation blbio c Anaya known as chief of the revolution War Gen Edel miro J Farrell former director ol mountain warfare instruction Navy Admiral Semto Sueyro commander of the Argentine high seas fleet Agriculture Di ego 1 Masson Following the inauguration Ramirez appeared briefly on the balcony of the presidential palice and acknowledged the appiause of crowds in the Plaza Mayo below with a short speech requesting the support of all Argentina General Marshall Is Back From Overseas WASHfNGTON Gorge c Marshallarmy chief of staff has relumed from overseas The war department gave no de tails in a brief announcement Monday night but Marshall re portedly had accompanied Prime Minister Churchill to North Af after the recent strategy con ferences here Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Drizzles Tuesday afternoon continued cool Tuos lay afternoon nnd night Warm er Wednesday forenoon IOWA Showers with thunder storms cast and south central portions Tuesday afternoon oc casional rain west and thunder storms in cast portions Tuesday night MINNESOTA Occasional light ram Tuesday night not much change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon except not so cool north portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday gO Minimum Monday night 53 At 8 a m Tuesday 53 Rain 05 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum j nu t titijujjuiieci the enthusiasm of any less deter mined group Fortyeieht trucks each with a driver and at least two help Is CenJM Park promptly at to ranse throueh every street in the city getting in the Wmelago that asked one driver when given his route sheet He was in formed that it was the area north of the sugar factory In less than an hour the trucks began rolling into the two scrap depots across the street from tiie police station on Washington ave nue southwest and the Birum Ol Please Send Some Sauerkraut Seed FREDONIA N Y ard Seed company reported re ceiving the following orderfrom an ambitious victory gardener Please send me a quantity of sauerkraut seed Mni lot Fourth an North Federal avenue First load in was one of heavy beams which once formed the canopy overhanging the sidewalk in frontof the Innes department store Fromthen on the trucks came rapidly until a waiting line queued into the street at each lot They waited while dozens of willing hands pulled the scrap off the trucks as they backed in The scrap included everything from bathtubes to an alarm clock which tinkled protesting it seemed when it was tossed onto the junk heap W J Hughes at one depot and Carl Stein at the other super vised the job of sorting the scrap assisted by experienced men from several junk yards and sev eral dozen amateurs forced to ask frequently Whats this They discovered among other things that brass beds only look like it and are steel as a rule while water faucets are brass even though they never look like it aluminum coffee pots are often something else and clippers which look like shining steel are likely also to be brass except for the cut ters Downtown Mason City took on a holiday quietness soon after Louis A Page Mason City sal vage chairman had sent extra trucks home with a promise to can them if they were needed to res patriotically remained closed while the male employes wrestled scrap on and off trucks mid the women stayed home to get it ready for collection There was plenty of enthu siasm and cooperation in Ma son City but the farms of he county were expected to pro duce the tonnage In every town ship cooperators with trucks visited the farms to pick up scrap gathered for them Allies Draw Up Plans for Pacific Blows By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Battle orders for new allied blows against Japan were ap parently in transit Tuesday as Washington disclosed that Ad miral Ernest J King had con ferred on the west coast with Admiral Chester W Nimitz com mander of the Pacific fleet Simultaneously Prime Mini ster Churchill declared in Lon don that the might of America s layinjr an ever stronger trip on the outlying defenses of Japan and offering every mo ment to the Japanese fleet the supreme challenge of sea noxv Secretary of the Navy Frank Kings meeting with Nimitz and Gen George C Marshalls recent meeting with Gen Dwight North Africa D Eisenhower in indicated that the in iiv mat me top officers were carrying reports of the ChurchillRoosevelt meet ing to their field commanders re plied Possibly thai would be one very good explanation Knox said the gradual stvenglh enmg of the Pacific fleet wiis progressing and Churchill de clared that the problem of send more speedy and effective aid to China as well as bolster ing Australia and New Zealand was never absent from allied con sideration CHINAS RICE BOWL army great NTO LONGER MENACED Meanwhile a Chinese spokesman said Chinas Rice Bowl was no loiver in danger as a result of Generalissi mo Chiang KaiSheks great vic tory over the Japanese invaders along the upper Yangtze river Supported by American planes General Chiangs armies were pictured as having crushed a mul tipronged Japanese drive into the Chinese granary regions and now threatening the big Japanese base at Ichang AMERICAN FLYEUS MAKE ATTACKS IN BURMA On the Burma front Lf S headquarters announced that American fighter planes pressed home new assaults on Japanese bases setting two barracks afire and machinegunning Japanese troops in an encampment at Wch si 25 miles north of Myitkying All the planes returned lo base With monsoon rains boggin air arf i and in the Gulf of Pohcwtro C in southwest Italy Towns in the southern half of the counly also closed their busi ness houses during tlic forenoon r 1pnrtclfate in the drive Clear LaKe Rock Falls and Plymouth ivoted the afternoon to the war The drive will do double duty frontThc scraP will help to build armaments and mu mtions for the fighting men and money realized from its sale to junk dealers will fio to the Ccr ro Ooido County War Chest Charge of Kidnaping at Sioux City nrr Char8c he forced a taxi driver at gun point to drive from South Sioux City to a Nebraska point farther west Gorleys removal to Sioux City was ordered by Federal Judge James A Donohue here Monday y charge pleaded guilty to of kidnaping when the ng wen ar raigned last weekend at Norfolk land operations both sides were stepping up their aerial attacks A Japanese communique broad cast by Tokyo reported contin uing attacks on eastern India adjoining Burma and asserted that between May 1June 5 the Japanese shot down 63 allicc planes and destroyed 10 aground compared with nine Japanese planes lost and 24 tlamngerl The claim lacked allied confirmation REDSlEATlFF PATROL THRUSTS German and Soviet Air Fleets Trade Blows MOSCOW red army beat off a scries of sharp enemy patrol thrusts along an 800 mile segcmcnl of the Russian front Tuesday as German and soviet air Heels traded blows in a struggle for aerial supremacy Russian longrange bombers concentrated their might on the railroail junction of Unccha 75 miles west soulhwost of Bryansk Sunday night touching off many heavy explosions and fires among munition clumps arms stores and concentrations of trains Only one plane was lost I German planes countered with two attempts at largescale raids on Gorki 150 miles east of Mos cow Saturday and Sunday nights Antiaircraft guns and night fight ers turned back many of the bombers before they reached their objectives but others broke through and caused some damage and casualties In the one raid Saturday night 12 out of the 100 raiders were destroyed without the loss of a single Russian plane Thc German radio said that al together 1000 German planes raided Gorki an arms center on three successive nights slartiiw Friday Thc attacks were described as the hardest blows struck soviet war industry In the Sunday raid alone the broadcast said nearly 500 tons of explosives and more than 100000 incendiary bombs were dropped Only two planes were lost in all three raids it was said Russian planes intcrvend suc cessfully in the battle of the north west Caucasus sinking three patrol boats and five speedboats loaded WILL CONTINUE FURIOUS BLOWS FROM BOMBERS Declares Submarine Menace Swiftly Being Overcome by Allies LONDON Minister Churchill told commons Tuesday that a large scale invasion of Eu rope was approaching that the allies were determined to destroy the axis by air and other means and voiced confidence that the deadly submarine menace was swmly being overcome 11 is evident that amphibious operations of a peculiar com plexity and hazard on a large scale are approaehiiic he said in his first war review since Washington and North African conferences Operations now impending in the European the ater of war have been fitted in their proper place relation o the general war Just aCter tlic prime minister spoke the Italians asserted that the British had attempted to land on their Mediterranean island of Lampedusa and had been re pulsed The Rome radio report was not confirmed About the allied air offensive which many term the actual first phase of tlic invasion Churchill said So far as the British govern ment ami the Dominion govern PilS lhc Bovernmcnts the United States ami the Hus Knox Churchills Invasion Comment Is Conservative and GtoteGuettc eoas oaed with soldiers and munitions for the German bridgehead shore of the Black Novorossisk along the sea above W Secre of the Navy Frank Knov h speculation inal he invasion zero hour nuern be near declaring Tues day that Churchills comment on vast allied amphibious op erations in the offinp a conservative statement At the same time dispatches reaching Stockholm quoted Ber lin military quarters as saying that nazi officers must count on an allied invasion from hour o hour inn soviet republics are con cerned nothing will turn us from bombing our foes In addition to all other means The steady wearing down of the German and Japa nese air forces is proceeding re morselessly v He disclosed that a very lonu rangrc air V JL K as it is called was in effective opera tion ajtaiust submarines and that the first week of June is the best ever in Uboat kills May was the best month of the war in the battle at sea he said and this may be a fateful mile stone toward axis defeat since the axis was banking heavily on the Uboal He siicf the prisoners captured in lurnsia totaled 218000 24 000 more than any previous estimate He said 50000 axis troops had been killed making total enemy casualties in Tunisia about 300 000 Tunisia and Stalingrad were the greatest military disasters that ever had befallen Germany he The suddenness of the collapse of these great numbers of brave and skillful fighting men with every form of excellent equip ment must be regarded ns signifi cant and in a sense characteristic of the German psychology gener ally after Jena and after the last war he declared but no undue expectations should be placed on it We prepared to win this war by hard fighting and if necessary by hard fighting alone Napoleon defeated the Prus sians at Jenn Oct 14 1806 Other points made by Mr Churchill to the cheering com mons in liis first long review since r eb II were these 1 Taking some of the weight off Russia and giving more speedy and effective aid to China are never absent for one moment from our thoughts and aims He expressed regrets that no recent conference had yet been arranged with Marshal Stalin 2 The minht of America is de ployed far over the Pacific and is aymg an ever stronger grip On the outlying defenses of Japan and offering every moment to the Japanese fleet the supreme chal lenge of sea power 3 That no pressure was exerted lo bring the French together 4 That allied troops i mandcrs were eager lor the most   

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