Thursday, July 1, 1943

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 1, 1943, Mason City, Iowa I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSFAKft THAT MASON MAKES AkL NOHTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS 1 1943 te THIS PAPCB CONSISTS OP TWO HARBOR NEAR MUNDA 1 AXIS AIRFIELDS Italians Report Heavy Outage Many Casualties From Plane Attacks ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA ff United S rtes bombers and fighterbomb er of the northwest African air blasted Palermo and four at air fields on Sicily Wednes da virtually without opposition f OTI enemy fighters it was an rovnced Thursday The Italian comman loimunique broadcast frbn ioue and recorded by the As Press reported grea iariage and many casualties a a rmo a port of northwest Sic ily Sardinian targets also wei ittadted the communique sak Jjires were reported started an icvtral buildings destroyed i IZagUari I Submarine pressure upon ax sui plylines continued The Lon dor admiralty announced tha Brit ish submarines had destroyet a tn st transport and three suppl b vessels had sunk fifth ship in Italian waters boost jig to more than 20 the num craft sunk or dam aged in the Mediterrane an durin he last week i hr fart Mtehelh MManders jaihawks jnd came MafUrKAFWeUuctons inapre idawn attack smashed again at the ferry terminus and freight yards of Messina and also at the road south of San Giovanni and San Marco on the nearby Ital ian mainland The American raids on Sicilian targets Wednesday left fires blaz ing at air fields and many enemy planes were destroyed or dam aged in dispersal areas At Palermo seven direct hits were scored on a large barracks In a vaid on the Sciacca air field a few enemy fighters were encoun tered and lightnings shot down two while a third a Messer schmitt109 was destroyed by Italian antiaircraft shells intend ed for the raiders Flying fortresses which made he seven hits on the barracks also started fires in a military stores The crewmen failed to sighl enemy fightersand tlie flak vas comparatively light The ilackuning of the ground fire im pressed the pilots Lightning escorted Mitchells A heavily bombed Sciacca air field is Bursts covered the field Direct JJ hits were scored on a building arid If on an antiaircraft gun position While one fortress formation Masted Palermo another raided he Boca di Falco airdrome southwest of Palermo and scored hits on barracks the ad ministration buildings and the field Photographs taken from showed a number of n recked aircraft which were disabled in prernas raids En my tighten failed to appear the antiaircraft fire was 1 The Milo air field near Trapani ym tiu western tip of Sicily was Kvell covered by bombs from B26 rnarauders They failed to encoun Iter enemy fighters but were met oy intense ground fire The fourth Sicilian air field at tacked was at Borizzo where ma rauders caused one large explosion ind covered the field with bursts The flyers reported only slight ground fire and they failed to iny enemy fighters All engagements cost the allies Hvo planes in Serb Guerrillas Cut Crack Hrinz Eugene to Pieces LONDON source in London asserted Thursday tha Jugoslav guerrillas had cut th crack Prinz Eugene division c German SS elite guards t pieces and had frustrated an of fensive by eight German division aimed at clearing axis lines fo defense against possible allied in vasion of the Balkans The effective strength of th Prinz Eugene division they said had been reduced by half The German offensive begat nearly two months ago apparent y hoping to wipe out persisten guerrilla attacks but these source vhose names may not be used said patriot forces ambushed am slashed at them from Bosnia ti Montenegro and had had thei nvn offensive in full swing Gen Draja Mihailovich and a east part of his patriot force vere reported concentrated in outheastcrn Jugoslavia where lugoslavs said they could mak arly contact with any allied in asion forces in Greece Thousandsof Vfiners Back m Coal Pits PITTSBURGH of hard coal miners re urned to the pits Thursday in astern Pennsylvania and a couple soft coal workers eturned in Alabama reducing the umber of idle in the nations nines to roughly around 104000 Most of the hard coal workers RESCUED BY GIRL II RED N G Minn fivelveyoarcld Shirley Julian RedWing was credited Thursday with saving the life of Norman Halvorson 12 Maiden Rock Wis who waded too far into Lake Pepin The girl said she heard the youth s cry tor help swam to the toy grabbed him by the hair and pulled him ashore 11J mine workers district No 1 here the vast majority of the orkers trooped back in Com lance taifen Wednes ij and Wednesday night There was no break however mong thousands of insurRenU sewhcre in the anthracite field about 30000 out of a total of 83000 remained idle The number idle in the coun rys fields Wednesday had been estimated at 130000 Wednesday night Secretary icfees fuel administrator in charge of the mines now under government control appealed to coai miners everywhere not to from their jobs on the FOUND DEAD ON BOAT KEOKUK Bliss W Graham 51 of Keokuk veteran Mississippi river pilot was found ead Wednesday aboard the U S bOBi Rock Island as it n upstream between Clinton Iowa e juwi un me eve of the greatest military cam paign m history Says Husband Wouldnt Let Her Use Electricity Gas Receives Divorce CHICAGO OJW Mrs Alice Misal 23 testified that her hus band would not let her cook with her Use kerosene in stead Neither would he let her tnc lights she said so she candles He resented both and light companies she i F R Is Without Emergency Furid in Congress BuXJatii War Agencies Operate Temporarily on Trust for Payment WASHINGTON log jam of money bills in congress left Presdent Roosevelt without a nickel ol emergency funds Thurs day forthe first time in three years and forced many war aeen cuff tcmPorarily on the Although both senate and house were agreed that the executive should start off the new fiscal ear with at least for emergency purposes a deadlock salaries of three federal workers blocked passage of a bill making the sum available The measure was one of half a dozen major bills left stranded when congress adjourned over nislu after a futae aUtmvi to before the t year ended midnight The only big bill cleared was a nmthewar army supply meas Tied up in the other legislation vere 1944 funds for the depart ments of agriculture and interior he federal security agency and a floup of other departments in luding the office of price admin stration the office of war infor lation OWI and the war pro duction board Except for the urgent deficiency ill carrying presidents mon i all the other measures have revisions validating any obliga ion incurred after June 30 pro Jded the obligation was in ac ordanco with limitation in each Chairman Clarence Cannon D Io of the house appropriations ommitlce contended however hat legally none of the agencies cpenclmg on presidential funds ould incur an obligation or meet payroll because the validating the house approapnations com mittee to be unfit to hold publ office after their political philoso phies were attacked by the chair man of the Dies committee The house voted to withhold funds for the three Goodwin Watson and William E Dodd Jr of the federal communica tions commit ion and Dr Rob ert Morss tovett government secretary of the Virgin islands vIJeiJSie ovcwheminely re the house action and both branches have stood pat iUajoidifferences holding u passage of the other measun insistence on dis continuance of the governmen crop insurance program the sen ate wants to continue it War agencies The house voted to discontinue th domestic operations branch o OWI and cut out its entire S3 and the senate the house j from the OPA budge and the senate restored the cu an d voted additional funds House leaders also are balkin a a senate amendment banniti thi Pay of any official paid S4500 o more annually who has not been confirmed by the senate oon nnoTK The house ordered liquidation of the national youtl administration while th Interior department of SDD027825 voted by the sen ate over house allotments most o ne new money being for western rrigation projects L granted her a divorce revisions have not yet been cted The provisions he cx lained were written into the bill n the assumption payrolls jencies whose funds were held P could be paid with loans from he presidents emergency fund But he pointed out there are no presidential funds available and employes of the agencies nvolved technically began w nothing j tnistlmr in Uncle Sara Io Pay them bier Cannon said he understood gov ernment operation of the coal mines was being financed from the emergency fund as well as such agencies as the war food admirustrauon the office of war mobilization and the office of eco nomic stabilization however final congressional approval of 5143000000 deficiency bill by The only thing holding between the the house over a trio employes declaredby 75 IOWAXS IN CAMPS DES MOINES Col Ralph A Lancaster assistant state selective service director reported that approximately 75 loivans have been sent fo government camps as conscientious objectors Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Slowly rising tempera tures Thursday night and Fri day forenoon occasional local light showers Thursday night and Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Scattered light showers Thursday night and Friday forenoon little change in temperature MASON CITY Continued cool Thursday afternoon and Thurs day night slowly rising temper ature Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 68 Minimum Wednesday night 50 At 3 a in Thursday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum 77 Minimum 55 Congress Puts Ban on Use of Subsidies WASHINGTON WA deti mtely antisubsidy Congress gave President Roosevelt Thursday the choice of backing down from food price rollback program 01 doing away with the 10 year old commodity credit corporation The lawmakers voted over whelmingly to insert in a bill continuing CCC two more years a prohibition acainst further government expenditures to Push back retail food prices Mindful of warnings of the president and various government agencies that the cutback is nec essary to ward off inflation some legislators predicted a veto which would automatically cut off the PC an aSeniy Principally devoted to lending funds to pro ducers to finance orderly market ing of agricultural commodities Others noting Wednesdays votes against to m the house and 62 to 13 in he out that con gress apparently had the two nirds balloting margin necessary to override a veto Scheduled to receive the bill the Presjdent will have until July 12 to act A delayed cision might force postponement oi a proposed congressional ummer recess but Senate Ma onty Leader Barkley DKy expected some hint within a day or so of what the white house ac ion be legal life echmcally expjredVat i midnight I Bu it was exacted to RO ahead usnormal program pendinK a decision congress the oui combining various versions of antisubsidy legislation pre viously approved separately by each house would boost the Jenndfne authorit from to The subsidy ban would end the existing price rollback on meats and butter Aug 1 and forbid any similar payments inthe future Subsidies to stimulate produc tion of vitally needed foods would be continued to the end of th present crop season but govern ment payments to compensate fo n i g h e i wartime transportatio costs and for production and im portation of strategic minera would be continued For these payments CCC coul spend up to S150000000 in th next 12 months Any further sub sidy expenditure woulc requir specific congressional authority IOWA SENATORS XOT RECORDED AS VOTING WASHINGTON Neithe Iowa senator was recorded as vot ing on legislation io extend th life of the commodity credit cor porationand prohibit the paymcn of subsidies to reduce food prices TRAltORTToiE ON GALLOWS Only F R Intervention Can Save Stephan Life MILAN Mich Uf Unless resident Roosevelt intervenes Max Slephan an obscure 51 year old Detroit innkeeper dies on the Callows before dawn FridayR raitor to the United States his idoptecl country With every legal recourse ex laustcd onlyan llth hour presi dential reprieve can save the one time corporal in the jerman army from being the first jereon executed under the 153 old federal treason statute Although Stephanand his law ers held hope that executive leniency would be forthcoming rrangements for the Michigans second in 113 years rocceded Weary and distraught Stephan onvictcd last July 2 of aiding the scape ol a nazi prisoner of war isconsolately paced his cell in he redbrick federal correctional nstitutc here Although he re used to abandon hope he had lost of the bravado which a year go prompted him to say Theyll never hang me No Max hasnt given up hope LOSE ONE MARINE EACH SHIP SUNK German Broadcasts List Only 20 Carfo Boats Sent Down in June LONDON naval observers said Thursday Ger many was now one Uboat built by slow and costly precision methods or every massproduced allied freighter sunk by the undersea craft By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hitlers harassed Uboat fleets punished by allied planes surface craft recently as neve before were reported In officia German broadcasts Thursday have sunk only 20 British to merchantmen totaling tons in June was a Jar err from he 138 merchant vessels acmcatuv i tons which Germans claimed as submarine victims in March And even this The nazi high which the past has devoted special bulletins to the work ol rtbe in the battle cf the Atlantic incorporated in 13 rf arden at Milan But then Ive ever yet seen a condemned man ive up until the minute e was led to the gallows There were frantic lastminute fforls being made in behalf of tcphan at Washington but there as no indication that any would successful Although the communique to with diffieultTdid t5f iolal smk ngs attributed to submarines broadcast dispatches of DNB and iransocean said the score was 20 Malcolm MacDonald British sh commissioner to Canada announced in Ottawa Tuesday that at least M enemy sub marines had been sunk in he precediiK two weeks and Prime Minister Churchill reported Wednesday that more than 30 Uboats were certainly de stroyed in the month of Mav DNB insisted however that losses of Uboats in June did not exceed the normal average and said their production had in creased Implying that at least some of the packs had been ordered from the high seas to European coastal waters the news agency said an important part of the taken by German military lead ers against the western powers expected one way of referring to would be assigned to submarines Shortly before the June figures were announced the German controlled Norwegian radio eased he blow by saying the decline in the Uboat campaign was ihc result of arrangements by Ger man leaders to meet future on eratjons by the western powers Another reason is the Uboats have been withdrawn io be equipped xvitii new weapons of attack Stimson Says Progress Is Satisfactory WASHINGTON tory progress by American forces Vhe Japanese de of the south Pacific was at a press that the drive which has taken American troops to Rendova central Solomons and Nern 1Wd i he New Guinea area was planned at a conference in Washington sev of commanders area and is pro ceeding on schedule forces have reached the outer defenses of Japan and strong enemy reaction may be expected atimson said He spoke of the cam SmSt thJapanese in the and southwestern Pacific as a coordinated attack of land sea and air forces General Douglas MacArthur he said is directing combined opera tions in those areas and reports are incomplete but satisfactory progress apparently already has been made i EXCUSE JURORS FOR FIELD WORK Dismissed Temporarily for Tasks on Farms FAIRFIELD Jeffer er son county grand into special session Thursdayto con sider a murder charge was dis missed temporarily upon the re quest of members hat they bo permitted to catch up with their farm field work JuTT9 erC instructed fo turn The jurors were called to con sider a murder charge filed Wednesday against Chester Bar nett filling station operator in with the death of Jack Utterback of Quincy In a pro duce salesman who was found in Barnetts apartment here last March 15 with his throat and vnsts slashed Barnetts bond was reduced rom 515000 to 55000 Thursday Alarm Starts Motor Shakes Bed While Man s Away House Burns TACOMA Wash Im nanuel Schroder who is deaf itched his alarm clock to an Icctric motor which shook his eel at the appointed hour The alarm went off while he vas away i It shook the bed so long and o hard that friction started a ire The house burned down AP PUUES DOWNED M FIERCE BATHE US Loses 17 Planes and One Ship Other Point Are Taken WASHINGTON TVAmerican invaders of the central Solomons have captured Viru harbor near Japans Munda airbase the navy announced Wednesday after a fierce sea and air battle off Ren dova island in which at least enemy aircraft 17 United States planes and one United States ship were lost village had been J y iaDanese as an out for Munda which lies about 30 nautical miles to the northwest on New Georgia island and had also been a place for markg landing supplies by the the first specjflc rltorial triumph in the currently developing offensive of which tne drive in the central Sotom ons is only one part The other part is being con Arth Arthurs forces striking northward ui the New Guinea area toward the greatj Japanese base of RabauL toward whjch the offensive nTtlS Solomons also is pointed K Secretary of War Samson at a press conference Thursday that the operations were sing satisfactorily Au MacArthur but added s enemy reacbon was The The firit such reaUiofe rauy communique discloscdrc Wednesday morning a after American troop naval transports Mnoova island five miles south of MurST time APPROVE HOSPITAL BONDS NEVADA county olers approved a 5100000 bond sue proposal for erection or a ew county hospital here The ote was 3326 to 1331 Buy War Si virus Bonds and Umps from your arner bor The Japanese at this counterattacked with estimated at 110 rjjrr of ium bombers Aichj ers and various others includ ing torpedo planes The attacks continued from the morning until late afternoon against United States naval putting troops and supplies Under the fierce hail of enemy fragments and the landing units con oh operations while Ti shlps and bat the Japanese sky forces w e cnemy Planes were shot down according to an incomplete report and 17 United States planes were re ported missing Torpedo planes of the Japanese squadrons caught the 7712ton transport McCalley formerly the Grace lines Santa Barbara and disabled her after she had put her tioops ashore Subsequently the crippled vessei was J Mink by a Japanese submarine Reports indicate that all per sonnel were removed before he vessel sank and that there was no loss of life the com munique said American air forces the com munique brought out also played SOLO YANKS LAND IN HEART OF SOI nvnxs u r ierce eJhdSolmoM has Pierced by American for which S the New five miles from the big enemv b