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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or AACMIVCS 6CS i KOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHtOtS HOME EDITION VOL XUX ASSOCIATED MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 18 1943 THM PAFO OF TWO MOTIONS MCTJOM ONE NO 216 ASK 71 BILLION FOR WAR SUPPLIES ALLIED PLANES BOMB NAPLES SICILY DROMES Border Between Turkey Syria Reopened Axis Says Cyprus Stronger By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Italys bombscored port of Naples two Sicilian airdromes and fcnemy shipping off Greece came under the flail of allied war planes in the latest assaults in the Mediterranean it was announced Friday as the axis stressed new invasion preparations against southern Europe Italian headquarters said allied raiders also blasted the area of Mt Vesuvius the famous volcano including modern Pompei Large British forces are con centrating along the southern frontier of Turkey the Rome radio asserted amplifying its previous assertion that many al lied landing craft were massing at Pautelleria island 60 miles from Sicily l Dispatches from Ankara said the 350mile border between Tur key and Syriawas reopened at 6 am Thursday after all traffic except allied diplomatic and Biili tary personnel had been halted for 48 hours to screen troop move Tnents Axis radios asserted the Brit ishand Indian reinforcements had been moved to Cyrus 69 miles off Syria a potential base for invasion of the Balkans Crete or the Dodecanese islands American troops wereisaidto SINKS FIVE JAP SHIPS RETURNS TO of a U Svsubmarine which sank five Japanese ships in the Pacific receives a gala welcome as thesub ties up at Dutch Harbor in the Aleutians The local navy band lines up on the pier to serenade the heroes of the undersea fleet for their success against the enemy atonswiththeIJebanese coast had beerT declared military areas and closed Cyprus is the third largest is landin the Mediterranean after Sicily and Sardinia Meanwhile a Rome broadcast disclosed that all except 6000 to 7000 inhabitants out of a normal population of 100000 had been evacuated from Cagliari the capi tal of Sardinia to escape allied bombs Civil service officials who re mained in the town are bravely attending to their duties among the ruins the broadcast said RAF night raiders shot up railway trains and barges in northern France Germanplanes flyinglow over the rooftops at terrific speed bombed a post office in London and killed two Three others were kilted in an English south coast town The war ataglance Invasion re ported removing 1000 concrete tank barriers daily from Maginot line to strengthen French coastal defenses Berlin expects allied at tack en Balkans and Crete SoHthwest ad mits 29 Japanese planes lost in great sky battle over Guadal canal claims 32 allied planes shot down sad eight ships sunk allied spokesman says only two smallfjreighters damaged as Jap anese tost 77 out of 12 planes with six P S aircraft missing New raiders sink or damage 20 Japanese craft in bargebusting foray along Huon peninsula Japanese planes attack allied forces 90miles northwest of Lae for third straight day troops kill or wound of 100000man Jap anese army in 40day battle on up per Yangtze river front key Japa nese base at Owchihkow reported encircled planes bomb ma chinegun Japanese positions While axis radios nervously declared that British and Ameri can armies were preparing to strike across the easterr Med iterranean allied warplanes continued to haiamer Italys antiinvasion defenses V U S heavy bombers flying from the middle east attacked the air dromes at Comiso and Biscari Sicily across the narrow Messina stiait from the toe of Italy and returned without IOSE RAF longrange fighters again scoured the Aegean sea blasting an enemy ship off Delos island and shooting down a threeengined Italian bomber off Cyprus notUtmst Africa big RAT WcOtactoB bombers which carry MM powd dwrtte Mock fcniUra to the attack the MaBaa MtaUnd port of Naples rad scored hits the dock Berlin dispatches to Ankara said the Balkans provided the likeliest target forailred MINNESOTA HAS 35 governors Echct Settles Arguments ST PAUL Minn versy of Minnei wartime 35fmile an hour lowrag Gov i Edward Thyes official proclamation setting the speedlimit on all roads and high ways in the state at 35 miles an hour r The verbal battle brought as sertions denials statements and decisions from local and state law enforcement It was brought to an end when Thye with power vested in him by the 1943 legislature issued a proc lamation and filed i the directive with Secretary of State Mike Holnr It stated No person shall drive any ve hicle on any road or highway out side the corporate limits of any city village or borough at a rate of speed in excess of 35 miles an hourV The dispute over validity of the speed limit arose early in the week when Judge Clifford Enger Austin dismissed cases of eight motorists charged with driving in excess of the wartime speed limit Enger maintained the drivers had violated no law of theMegisla ture and questioned the author Completion of Big Pipeline May Cut Gas Use in Midwest Would Remove Rail Transportation Dam on Eastern Supplies ity of Highway Commissioner M J Hoffman to zone the state un der the 35mile an hour ruling Governor Leaves for East After Talking to V F W at Mason City DBS MOINES B B Hickenlpopcr said Friday he would inquire into federal roil back price policies next week while in Washington The governor trill leave Fri day night on a Itday eastern rip after addressing the annual state convention of of foreign wars at Mason City He first will go to the national governors conference at Colum bus Ohio and he plans to be in Washington next Thursday Fri day Saturday and Sunday June 24 to 27 inclusive I am especially interested hi this time in the confusion caused hy the announced roll back policy with respect to dairy products and the proposed rollback on corn and other prod ucts the governor said I also want to find outwhat everIcan about the fuel situation for the comingwinter and I hope definite arid adequate policies can be adopted now before the snow flies WASHINGTON K Complei Son of jyarxl extension of the Big Inch oil pipeline around 1 mean tighter restrictions on midyvestern motorists without relaxing ci vilian in the east 1 An informed source declinins to be named said Friday the midwestis being spared now because gasoline that would be saved by additional restrictions there could not be moved east ward by the heavilyburdened railroads but opening of the pipeline section would change the picture He gave this picture The 24inch line now delivers about 250000 barrels of crude oil daily into Norris City 111 from Texas oil fields but only about half of it can be hauled east by rail to meet military and civilian needs on the seaboard The restv goes to midwestern refineries at present but it will be pumped straight through to the coast after the east leg of the Big Inch opens anddeliveries are stepped up to its capacity of 300 000 barrels a day There will be little chance of offsetting the consequent loss to the midwest already dependent on the southwest to help feed crude oil to its refineries and further troubled with declining midwestern production until Sept I or later Then the second Texasto east coast pipeline a 20inch tube will be completed to Norris City and willpumpsome 165000 bar cal levels everywhere in tbe country except the west coast The informant would make no prediction oh the nature or ex tent of the additional restrictions he said could be expectedfor the Y MINUTE WALK NO REASON FOB B KATIOV WASHINGTON office of price administration OPA ruled Friday that in the eastern shortage area B and C gasoline ra tions should not be issued to any one living within 30 or 40 minutes walking time from his work 1 The ruling was issued not only to guide local ration boards in the east in acting on future B and C applications but also as the basis for recalling some B and C cou pons already issued However OPA said local boards will have to consider in individual cases such factors as the appli cants age physical condition or need for transporting heavy or bulky objects such as tools WLB Turns Down Mine Pay Boost WASHINGTON war labor board Friday rejected the united mine workers portalto portal pay demand on grounds that it constituted a law case which the board is powerless to settle The vote was 8 to 4 labor members of the board dissent ing They took the position that the case is a labor dispute which tlie WLB could dispose of but declared the decision is the decision of the war labor board and the decision of the government of the United States of America This statement was made by Van A Bittner a forrriter official of the united mine workers He added that the nostrike agree ment made to the president of the United States must be car ried out today just as it was the day we made it The boards directive order said the mine workers remain free to press their demand be fore the administrator of the fair labor standards act and in the federal court and tbe op erators also retain theirrights to seek pertinent administra tive and court rulings The parties also remain free to agree to a settlement of their prospective lawsuit If they should agree to a settlement the board as the agency of government charged with administration of the wage stabilization program will rule whether the agreement is a genuine settlement of the lawsuitcompatible with the star Gardens Get Change in WeatherrNo Rain DBS MOINES and gardens got larms a change from the routine daily rains Thursday weather bureau reported no precipitation High temperature in the state was 82 at Onawa and Council Bluffs low was 52 at Decorah The forecast was for warmer and little change in tem perature It was the first since June 4 without a trace oCrainVin Ma rels of oil products daily into the area of which 45000 barrels or so will remain for lack of means to transport it all to the east However an eastward exten sion of this line is due for com pletion around Jan I and all barrels v e n Moredaring the next three months as the flow is stepped up to a capacity of bar rels be pumped eastward setting the midwest back again Meanwhile1 the huge and in creasing military demand will soak up these additional deliv eries without leaving any surplus lor civilian consumption as at tested by recent officialrepohs that I 1 Our airtorce in Great Britain has doubled in the last three months will be doubted again In the next three and we furnish the British with enormous quantities pe troleuui 2 Maj Gen Jimmy DoolitUes flyers in the Mediterranean area alone used an average of 1100 000 gallons of gasoline a day over a 15day period with fighters burning 100 gallons an hour each and bombers 200 Backing up tUs ftmitfs fore east urns TRAIN KILLS 5 YEAR OLD BOY Caught While Running to Meet His Brothers 5 year old son of Mr and Mrs Wayne Radcliff 1530 avenue northwest died cnroute to a hospital Fridayafter noon after he was struck by a southbound Chicago Great West ern railroad train on the trestle over Twentyfifth street north west at oclock The boy was running north across tlie festle to meet his two brothers who had been swimming when he was struck by the train He was knocked from the trestle to the ground below It was believed by officers that he failed to see the train coming and was unable to avoid it He had walked up the tracks to meet his brothers on their return The body was taken to the Pat terson funeral home Chairman WUliam H Davis pointed oat in a press conference that the miners claim for travel timepay rep resents an unknown He said the board offered an opportunity to the parties for sett tlement of their dispute but we can not force upon them the set tlement of a lawsuit we have no power to decide Aides of UMW President John L Lewis said he would have no comment before Satur day when the unions policy committee meets presumably to consider what coarse of action the miners shall take after the truce deadline they set for working expires Sunday at mid night A policy meeting sched uled for Friday was postponed John Brophy like Bittner a former official of the UMW and an alternate labor member of the WLB commented that the fail ure of the offices of the union to appear before the boar and pre sent their case was a disservice to the rank and file mine workers Wayne L Morse a public mem ber said it would be thoroughly dishonest in the name of toportal pay to grant a wage in crease He said the foremost issue was will the mine workers abide fay the same rules and same laws as evorbody else It is one issue that can not be compromised Public Member George W Tay lor said a wage increase for the miners would necessitate a gen REDS DECLARE NAZI DRIVE AT OREL SMASHED Deport Half Trained German Troops Used in Counterattacks MOSCOW efforts to recapture lost positions north west ot Mtsensk above the Rus sian battlefront hinge at Orel have been smashed and the red army has inflicted heavy tosses upon semitrained nazi reservists and rearline troops thrown into the struggle front line dispatches said Friday The soviet midnight communi que said several German attacks in the area were repulsed Thurs day and enemy manpower and equipment were cut The dispatches from the front Quoted one German prisoner as admitting that his division was composed entirely of reservists because all of the highly trained regular troops had been killed There w ere no important changes along the front themid night bulletin said but it told of heavy punishment dealt Mogilev a Germanheld river and rail base on the upper Dnieper in a recent air raid A special Moscow broadcast declared loneranee Russian bombers continuing the offen sive to smash nazi war supplies set big fires In raids on Ger man airdromes Wednesday night The soviet noon communique as recorded in bondon by the soviet radio Monitor from a Mos cowbroadcast said sevenGertnati bomberswere shot down in the Leningradtine and that Russian artillery pounded German land forces and blockhouses along that front in Thursday nights action Both the Germans and the Rus sians have said that the other side intended to begin the summer of fensive in the Orel region ex plaining the continued land action Japs Finally on Defensive in S Pacific BT MAX BILL v There is a significance riot too easily noted in the brief com muniques and dispatches on the tremendous air battle over Guad alcanal which was announced Thursday by the United States navy The Japanese in my opinion finally are tbe defense in that area That was our rale for many weary months But this time it was the Japanese who were Iryint to check an Ameri can advance That they consider the situa tion important and perhaps criti cal is shown by the fact that they used at least 120 fighters and bombers in their desperate and futile assault The results as announced in navy communiques and in dis patches from the south Pacific toss a lie right back into the teeth of Premier Tojo and the Japanese propagandists In recent weeks Tokyo broad casters have been informing their people at home and also the world Wy short wave that most of the American airmen in ttte Pacific were college boys without adequate training Well 32 Japanese dire bemb ers and 45 zero fighters were shot down in the fierce en gagement as compared with a loss of six American fighters Thats thirteen to heaven help the Japanese if we ever get what they would call a property trained air force in the south Pacific The reason for the battle was not disclosed for many hours but bycombininginformation in the dispatches from keif Erickson the Associated Press correspond ent atan advanced south Pacific base and statements from Tokyo in a broadcast recorded by the Associated Press in London it can be inferred that a rather largeallied convoy was the Japa nese objective BUDGET WOULD EQUIP ARMY Of 712 MILLION Largest Appropriation Bill in HistoryOnly to Last One Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON The house appropriations committee tired a financial broadside at the axis Friday sending to the floor a war department supply bill to equip and maintain an army of 7500000 enlisted men and blacken enemy skies with warplanes by the end of the year Largest appropriation bill In history it boosted to almost 5200000090000 the War de partments funds since July 1 1910 and to an estimated OOOOMMO the outlay for de fense and war purposes since that date And ill the money carried in the bill army officials nid be spent or obligated dur ing the 12 months startingJuly The decisive budget was the label given the measure by Lt Gen Joseph T McNarney uty chief of staff during hearings on the bill These decisive dol ars will be translated into deci sive strategic and tactical plans Commenting that the bill car ried more than three times the total outlay of the war depart ment during the entire first World war the committee said it was determined that the armed forces shall have every dollar es sential for the early attainment both above and below the strong lyheld German base which com mands a wedge in the Russian positions The Germans asserted the Russians were massing troops before Orel and west of Kursk The German radio said that nazi bombers ranged eastward Thursday night to attack soviet concentrations at Astrakhan and to bomb armament plants on the lower Volga river Astrakhan is on the Caspian sea at the mouth of the Volga river 225 miles southeast of Stal ingrad The Germans said lour soviet freighters totaling 11000 tons were sunk another mediumsized freighter was damaged and ex tensive fires were left burning in the attacks plants on the armament Tokyo said eight vessels one a destroyer were sunk hut this was not confirmed hy any aK lied source The loss of 29 planes also was admitted On the other hand Erickson in his dis patches filed not far from the scene of the engagement said only two small freight ships nere damaged While Guadalcanal is some 3 000 miles from the main Japanese island of Honshu it is evident the Rising Sun forces fear the con centration of power there be caise of our proximity to bases and airfields they have elsewhere in that area U S LOST 25 KILLED 32 MISSING IN BATTLE of an unconditional surrender by all of the axis It shaved only from budget eclimates and left untouched the estimate for the air corps The cost is frightful the commiitee observed Global war fare and modern implementation is the answer Guns tanks airplanes ammunition chemicals PROHIBIT USE OF FUNDS FOR FARM SUBSIDIES WASHINGTON house appropriations committee wrote into the war de partment budget Friday a clause to prohibit use ot any of the funds for payment of agriculture subsi dies This restriction has been in serted into a number ot appropri ation bills since sharp differences of opinion arose in congress over the administrations food subsidy program WASHINGTON The rec oral wage increase in all indus tries and areas and make wage stabilization impossible English Promised More ButterProbably in 46 LONDON Minister asked by a house wife at an Edinburgh gathering Friday when the British butter ration of two ounces weekly would be increased responded gel more ably in IMS JBi Turn to Page 1200 HERE For V F W convention which opened Friday and continues through Sunday Gov B B Hickenlooper ad dresses large public gather ingas part of convention at Roosevelt fieldhouse at 8oclock Friday evening China Hails Victory in Rice Province By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Generalissimo Chiang Kai shekS victorious armies were credited Friday with killing or wounding 40000 out of 100000 Japanese troops in a 40day battle on the Upper Yangtze river front and dispatches said the Chinese had now surrounded the Japanese stronghold at Owchihkow is one of the last im portant Japaneseheld bases west of Yochow and south of the Yangtze A Chinese army spokesman said less than two thirds of the I entire Japanese force managed to escape from the Chinese trap in the recent campaign n the Yangtze valley in which Gen eral Chiangs forces recovered virtually the entire rice bowl I region of Hunan province I The spokesman said other Chi jnese forces wert halting a new Japanese offensive at Chinas back door in Yunnan province adjoin ing the Burma frontier Bay Dies Subcommittee Ends Inspection of War Relocation Center LOS ANGELES Dies subcommittee Friday scheduled an inspection tour of the Poston Ariz war relocation center con cluding hearings here after a plea by civil liberties union officials that Japanese be permitted to re turn to the west coast A L Wirin club secretary said a mans rights under democracy are not granted him they are already inherently his and if a Japanese is shown to be loyal there is no reason why he should be re stricted from the Pacific coast ordbreaking 120plane air as sault by the Japanese against Guadalcanal island Wednesday cost American forces 7fi casualties the navy announced Friclny It had been previously disclosed that the Japs lost 77 of their fight ers in the massive air attempt and that only six American planes were lost Fridays communique said the pilot of one of hose planes had been rescued Other damage first reported in dispatches from the south Pacific and restated in the official war bulletin here were one United States merchant ship landing barge hit and one The communique listed person nel casualties as 25 killed 29 in jured and 22 missing afloat and ashore War Bonds and front yow GMeGMCMc Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Tendency to warm er Friday afternoon Friday night and Saturday forenoon Moderate to fresh winds IOWA Tendency to warmer Fri day night and Saturday fore noon moderate to fresh winds MINNESOTA Scattered showers extreme north and west central portion Friday night Warmer north portion Friday night lit tle change in temperature Sat urday forenoon IN MASON CITY Maximum Thursday 80 Minimum night 58 At 8 a ml Friday 70 YEAR AGO Maximum 74 Minimum 53 Precipitation Trace Slip Madigan Signs as Grid Tutor at Iowa IOWA CITY IA P Slip Madigan head foot ball coach at St Marys college in California for years Fri day was named head coach at the State University of Iowa succeeding Dr Edward N An derson now a major In the army He is expected to arrive in Ion a City July 1 and war munitions of every kind and description are provided for in accordance with the depart ments recommendations With the bill the committee made public a letter from General George C Marshall chief of staff asserting the funds provided were necessary in order to carry on aggressive warfare around the globe and to hasten the destruc tion ot the enemy None of the high army offi cials who testified during the committees hearings hazarded a guess as to how long it wonld lake to deliver the knockout blow to the axis bnt all were agreed no stone wonld be left unturned to expedite the day of reckoning We are planning how without any definite termination date in mind said Lieut Gen Brehon B Somervell commanding gen eral of the army service forces and we are planning on putting the maximum we can into the work within the limits of your appropriation In other words we are planning to go all out which is the best we could do if you want to be ready for three years or four years more Throughout the 589page record of the hearings there were nota tions of confidential testimony stricken out The funds 599673 in new appropriations and 512472839200 of previous funds continued Gen eral McNarney told the commit tee do this Provide a fighting air force of 273 groups and 3MMM ground troops 3StM bombers fighters transport planes and training WASHINGTON expenses and receipts for the current fiscal year through June 16 compared with a year ago This Tear Expenses5 7372804609105 War Spending 6831940169715 Receipts 1903057021948 Net Deficit 5469401247157 Cash Balance 1060225053386 Working Balance 983959045211 Public Debt 14078268744435 Gold Reserve 2240733701160 Tex Last Tear S 2427731420336 169013706964 927718J2758 7461237783074   

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