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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND AflCHIVCS DCS KOINES IA THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCMTED PRESS AtTO UNITED PMSS LIASED HOME EDITION TTITTTI MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY t tj xrri owi YANKS BLAST 5 SICILIAN AIRFIELDS Premier of Poles in JExile Dies in Crash PLANE PLUNGES AFTER TAKEOFF AT GIBRALTAR Sikorski and Other Officials Victims as Craft Falls Into Sea LONDON Wlad Sikorski premier of the Polish governmentinexile and commander of its armed forces killed Sunday night when the liberator plane in which lie was traveling crashed shortly after taking off from Gibraltar the ait ministry announced Monday The Polish cabinet immediate ly named Stanislaw Mikolajczyk deputy premier and leader of the Polish peasant party as acting premier The plane was reported to have crashed into the sea when its engines failed soon after the takeoff Sikorski six other passengers and all members of the planes crem except one were killed reliable reports said Among the victims was Sikov skis daughter Mrs Sophia Les niowska 26 who was traveling with her father as liaison officer between the London headquarters of thef Polish auxiliary territorial the middle east She was wearing ah ATS uniform Her husband is a prisoner of war in Germany The only survivor of the crash was the pilot of the big plane who was seriously injured Sikorski had been visiting Pol ish armed forces in the middle east and was in Cairo as recently as last Thursday His death came at a moment when the forces which he had been organizing to fight for the liberation of Poland were at last ready to take part in the offen sive operations they had been planning since the humiliating days of September 1939 when their country fell before the German invaders The air ministry issued thii brief communique The air ministry deeply regrets to announce that General Sikorski was killed Sunday night whet the liberator aircraft in which he was traveling crashed shortly after taking off from Gibraltar The general was accompanied by Major General Klimecki and other members of his staff The only survivor of the accident is the pilot who was seriously in jured and is in a hospital Other victims included Gen Tadeusz Klimecki 48 chief of the Polish general staff Col An drzej Marccki thief of the op erational section and expert in military science who visited the United States last time in December a British colonel Victor Alex ander Zacalet who was a politi cal liaison officer and sometimes senrea as an interpreter of Si korskis public speeches The Berlin radio broadcast a transocean propaganda agency dis patch saying residents of La Linea Spain saw the plane crash 1 flames only 300 yards offshore Spanish eyewitnesses observed all four engines stalling for unknown reasons said the broadcast rec orded by the Associated Press It aoded that searchlights were used all night in attempts to rescue the occupants of the plane Less than two hours after the accident was announced in Lon don the Berlin radio used the Rain death of General Sikorski as grist for its dividcandconquer propaYEAH AGO ganda mill DNB quoted Polish Maximum emigrant circles in Stockholm as Minimum saying the head of the Polish crnmentinexile was murdered by British secret service agents because his dispute with Moscow was felt to be an extreme nuisance for Britishsoviet Shortly before Sikorski left for tne middle east he spent an hour with British Foreign Secretary the en Tuesday Sikorski in the middle GEN WLADYSLAW Crash Victim middle east were spoiling for ac tion Polish troops the general said VUIH on vanguna are equipped with the finest ma southeast of New Georcia it LPrill I nf 4 Kit i T p to terial of war that the United States and Britain could give them Mikolajczyk who also is min ister of the interior in the cabi net of the exile government was deputy speaker of the national council formed Dec 9 1939 and when the Pianist Ignaz Jan Pa derewski died Mikolajczyk took the speakers post The council was dissolved in September 1941 According to the coalition affreement under which Poland has been operatinj the re Publics president must appoint a new premier agreeable to all four parties The cabinet decreed national mourning for all Poles throughout the world Vf The news was beamed to Po land by radio Sikorski had served as prime minister of the Polish government and commander in chief or the Polish army since 1939 He was born in 1881 and edu cated at the university technical college at Lwow where he was graduated in 1903 He was the chief organizer of prewar Folish military organi zations in 1909 and served as a lieutenantcolonel of Polish Ie Cions during the first World war playing a prominent part m the defenses of Lwow and Pwemsyl against the Ukrain ians in He was the commander of the fifth and the third Polish army corps in the war against the Bol sheviks In 1921 Gen Sikorski was named chief of the general staff and a year later became prime minister for a year He was named minister of military af fairs from 1923 to 1925 and served as commander of the Lwow army region from 1926 to J928 After Poland fell to the Ger man lightning war he made his home in England as an official of the Polishgovernmentinexile Weather Report FORECAST Thundershowers Monday Monday night Cooler in the west Mon day afternoon and west and central portions Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday ge Minimum Sunday night 63 At 8 a m Monday gs Kaip 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday 81 52 Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Sunday 73 Bl 70 65 inch ALLIES EXPAND NEWLY SEIZED PACIFIC POINTS Yanks Occupy Islands Near Rendova Advance Is Made in New Guinea ALLIED HEADQUARTERS Australia UR Allied troops moving swiftly u protect the flanks o their ncwlvwon posi tions in the Solomons have occu pied islands adjacent to Rendova and seized the Japaneseheld vil of Vura on Vanguna iusl revealed Monday A dispatch from Frank Tre maine United Press corre spondent at headquarters of the allied south Pacific forces re ported the occupation of islands frineinf Rendova from whose northern coast allied artillery was shellins the Japanese air base at Munda five miles across the Blanche channel and goal of the invasion forces The dispatch did not name the islands involved but Blanche is land lies off the east coast of Ren dova larger Tctipari is off the southern tip and several smaller islands dot the coastline naa jcfjoriea in Mondays communique from al lied headquarters in Australia which said that allied troops killed 300 of the Japanese garrison and scattered the survivors The allied force which swarmed ashore from nearby Wickham anchorage suffered only relatively light losses The communique implied that the allies had captured Wickham anchorage which Sunday was under bombardment from allied warships Trcmaines dispatch said in formed sources at south Pacific headquarters regarded position as not particularly as result of the allied invasion thrusts On the other hand the Ameri can position was described as very satisfactory with allied progress on New Georgia island where U S army troops and ma rines captured Viru harbor pro ceeding according to schedule American dfv ebombers were credited sinking a 3500ton heavilycamouflaged Japanese cargo ship in the Kula gulf between Kolombangara and the east coast of New Georgia Friday A Japanese communique broadcast by the Tokyo radio and recorded by the United Press in San Francisco said Japanese Planes destroyed nine planes on the ground and sank a transport and a large number of smaller vessels m o raid on American beachheads on Hendova Fridav Informed sources at south pa cific headquarters said the Japa nese had made no attempt to re capture Rendova and no troop ships had been seen at the time of the shelling of the island Satur day Headquarters of allied am phibious forces in the Solomons revealed that thousands of troops with tons of equipment have been put ashore in the New Georgia group Col R Ernest Dupuy chief of the news division of the war de partment bureau of public rela tions said in an army hour broad cast Sunday night that allied aer ial superiority over New Guinea AS OLD GLORY WAS FURLED at sundown on Independ ence day in Centra park Mason City The flags of 30 united nations formed a huge V the climax of the flag pageant and home front duty and prayer program which marked the fifth retreat for the season The retreat proved 10 Ambulances Turned Over to Army by Eastern Stars Large Crowd Attends Ceremony Conducted in Charles City Park rHAniFc the highest Eastern Star that of worthy grand matron last its anrl i ieiinsyivama s great bitumi number of smaller nous field which last week was crippled by the absence of nearly dft nnn rr nnn MORE MINERS BACK ON JOB Back of Strike Is Reported Now Broken PITTSBURGH tradition by trooping back into the nursed since mines on what hadaiwayis been a holiday the miners of the nation celebrated Independence day by effectively breaking the back of the nations stubbornest strike frs Pearl Mae Flue since Pearl Harbor m a pubhe The coal picture was brighter than at any time since June 1 as through both the bituminous and anthracite fields the back In work current a mere trickle last week swelled to a roar ing flood From every corner came indica tions that before the end of the week the great wartime coal strike would be ended The 100000 or more men in Pennsylvania Albama Virginia and Tennessee who continued re bellious at the united mine work ers backtowork orders dwindled to less than 30000 with reports coming in hourly of additional lo cals voting to return Thousands trooped into the pits Monday close on the heels of small preparatory shifts which readied the diggings Sunday night Many other thousands pledged themselves lo return Tuesday Besides the pleas of their nomi nal boss Secretary Ickes and their leader John L Lewis thcir own selfinterest persuaded many of the men lo return they receive time mid half for holiday work Pennsylvanias great bitumi a remaikably popular Sunday evening event duringthe lirst summer of the war and is proving CVcn more popu larthis summer The Independence day program marked the peak of the programs so far this year Lock photo Kayenay engraving Sec Story on Page 5 48000 of its 117000 workers Monday held promise from UMW officials backed by votes of lo cals that the number will be cut at least to 11000 by Tuesday Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy with the result that the enemy troops there must bv this time be in difficult Gen Douglas MacArlhur in supreme command of the corre lated invasions of New Guinea and Georgia was revealed Sun day lo be directing operations from advance headquarters in New Guinea He flew there in a Flying fortress several days be army ambulances The ambulances were paid for by SlOO donations from the members of the chapters of the Order of Eastern Star of Iowa aslted for by Mrs Fluegel for this humanitarian project Enough was also contributed to purchase Four mobile canteen units which will be delivered at a later dale Colonel Hallngan ac cepted the ambulances for the United States army A perfect day for the ceremon ies dawned near noon when a cloudy sky became bright and let the sun shine through making a perfect setting for the afternoon program which was held in Cen tral park when the ambulances were lined up on West Blunt street near the park for the many people who had gathered to in spect them Many other notable men and women were on the plat form and were introduced The ambulances will be turned over to Col T E IIarwootl post surgeon general at Fort DCS Moincs Each ambulance carried a plaque made in the shape of the state of Iowa and bearing the words From the Grand Chapter Order of Eastern star of Iowa Madame Chiang Back in Chungking After Visit to United States CHUNGKING UP Madame Chiang KaiShek was back in Chinas wartime capital Monday after a dayandnight airplane ride on the last leg of the return trip from the United States Her plane arrived at p m Sunday Only n few Chinese of ficials were at the airport lo greet her Generalissimo Chiang wai not there Madame Chiang rode directly to Chungking to her stone residence Hollmgton Tong vice minister of information who accompanied the said Madame Chianc xva BETTY GRABLE WEDTOJAMES Ceremony Conducted at 4 15 am in Hotel Room LAS VEGAS Nov Betty Grable of the movies and few minutes after James arrived by train from New York They routed a minister and the couniy clerk cut of bed for the ceremony performed at a in in a hotel room Miss Grablc told County Clerk Lloyd Paine she was 2G and a native of St Louis Mo fames gave his age as 27 and his home as Beaumont Texas The ceremony required only five minutes Miss Grable visi bly nervous trembled as she spoke the words I do and James bore a somewhat harrasscd air which he had displayed since learning his train would reach Las Vegas an hour late Miss Grable wore a tightfitting dress ice blue in color and James was attired in a blue pin stripe business suit The parly said they would leave at once for Hollywood where Miss Grable was due later in the day for picture work at 20th CenturyFox studio am James was to rehearse his band for a broadcast Tuesday Miss Grable was divorced in 1939 from Jackie Coogan former juvenile film star James was di vorced last week in Juarez MPX by the former Louise Tobin who once sang in his band 2 Who Escaped From Anamosa Reformatory Are Caught Nearby ANAMOSA Foss Davis of the mens reformatory announced that Raymond Ncun dorf 21 and Eugene Quinette 19 who escaped from the institution on June 23 wcre recaptured Fri day night as they attempted to persuade another prisoner lo join them Acting on n tip that the pair was loitering in the area Ana mosa police apprehended the men a half mile from the reformatory Davis reported iVeundorf was under a fiveyear and Quinette was serv Davis said ild be filed ing a 10year term against the men Members of the united nations where units of the United States armed services are stationed paid Great Britain heralded the close inendstup of the countries 167 rears after the breakthat turned British colonv into the United Where Yanks Are Stationed Honor July 4 eLIfLthat thmedl th nations and delivered nf urn of cooperation be cultivated to lead to a new era of peace and prosperity In North Africa a 48gun sa lute by British warships honored the day All American navy per sonnel within hearing distance of the salute stood at attention as the guns boomed out Gen Dwight supreme allied D Eisenhower commander tn vwiiiujtjijcitr tn North Africa received the heads of various branches of the armed men in the area and riiniomats o the united nations and delivered this message This meeting as you can see is a symbol of our complete solidar ity in the war which free nations are waging It is profoundly significant that after 167 years the memory of the struggle for American independence unites us againstwith the same ideal American flags were displayed in every alongside city the of North Africa French tricolor lv t 11JLUJU1 KeoCross units served dough bovs ice cream and cake Mem bers of the French committee for national liberation sponsored a ceremony marking the day The French press dedicated hall its front pages to Independence day editorials and statements by Gen erals Henri Giraud and Charles de Gaulle In Chungking all the leading Chinese dailies carried editorials on the day the official Central Daily News comparing the suf ferings of the revolutionary vet erans in America with those of Japan In Australia special functions feel at home An armynavy foot ball game was held at Sydney Iowa pits ttirh nnn n r c with 32000 spectators Ten thou Flags sand were were turned away all music was given in Moscow was given by the embassy COL CHAItLES B ROBBINS of 2 Wars ROBBINS DIES IN CEDAR RAPIDS Formerly WasAssistant Secretary of War CEDAR RAPIDS IP Col Charles Burton Robbins 65 one time assistant secretary of war and one of Cedar Rapids most distinguished soldiercitizen ions died at a m Monday in a local hospital Colonel Robbins was known prominently as a lawyer judge banker insurance company presi dent and general counsel and as a veteran of two wars in one of which he was badly wounded In rocenl years he had served as Ioiinsel imi general manager of the American Life Convention largest association of life insur ance companies in the U S and as a member of the board and chairman of the Federal Home Loan bank of DCS Moiiics A native of Hastings Iowa he was a graduate of the University of Nebraska He rose from an en listed man lo an officer in the Spanish American var served on the Mexican border and Inter was assigned to the and 35th di visions in France He was wound ed in the battle of Jlarilao in the Philippines He served as Iowa commander of the American Legion in 1922 During the Coolidge adminis tration he was named assistant secretary of war succeeding Han SHOOTDOWN43 AXIS FIGHTERS IN AIR BATTLES 13 American Craft Are Lost as Heavy Opposition Is Met By DANIEL DE LUCE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA with air supremacy over Sicily at stake United States squadrons attacked ive of the islands major landing fields Sunday and shot down 43 axis fighters it was announced Monday Despite the heaviest opposi tion from German and Italian Ilyers since the height of Tunisian campaign ail but 13 of the allied planes returned from these missions and other attacks Saturday niuhl The Saturday night forays men tioned previously hi Italian broad easts included a blockbuster raid on the Lido Di Roma seaplane base southwest of Rome a fresh blow at Trapani the western Sicilian port at which aerial reconnaissance has disclosed the Italians to be blowing up shipping installations and Catania an eastern Sicilian port where railway yards were the target British bombers executed these raids The Italian high command communique broadcast I r o m Rome and recorded by the As sociated Press asserted axis fight ers and antiaircratt guns had de stroyed 108 allied planes at the weekend 56 of them Sunday On the heels of Saturdays day light assaults which had been de scribed as the heaviest allied a e r i a V attacks on Italys island outpostssince PahteDeria fellthe northwest African air forces bombed Cantania Gerbinia Sci acca Cormsco and Miio in a fourth of July display of power The communique also dis closed for the first ime from an allied source that coastal targels near Rome were the ob jective of allied bombers Satur day niffht The Italian Sunday commu nique said that the seaplane bnse at Ostia on the mouth of the Ti ber river 12 miles southeast of Home and Fiumieino two miles north of Ostia across tile river wcre attacked Saturday night the al lied war bulletin declared The coastal air force bagged mother enemy aircraft Saturday night it was said Allied plane losses numbered the communique added The Italian Monday commu nique as broadcast by Hie Rome radio and recorded by the Asso ciated Press asserted that Italian lighter craft shot down 25 allied Planes 18 of them over the Ca ania plain that German intercep tors had shot down another 21 and that combined axis antiair craft barrages brought down sliit another 10 for a total of 56 I hen it said another two should have been added ford IMacNidcr who resigned of Mason City Report Iowa Bidders Show Lack of Interest in Institutions Coal DES MOINES WChairman R T Pullen announced that the board of control has contracted for he purchase of 126950 tons of Lhma in the long struggle against coal for use at 15 state institutions during the fiscal year which began July 1 mines and 56350 from The board explained a lack of interest on the part of Iowa bid crate thcmsclves to contracts een ae to Sunday s communique total of r lnat a grand tolal or I OH mostly multien had been lost by the allies m two days The attack 011 Catania by the northwest African force fol lowed up a Saturday night pounding delivered by RAF bombers of the middle east command which dropped bombs on railway yards north of Jhe harbor after fighting bad weather to reach the target K Gorbini one of Sundays ob jectives is an airport inland from on the east Catania which Sicily coast Sciacca Comiso and Milo were among Saturdays targets Apparently the Saturday night raid on Trapani was intended to rinish off some of the damage started in a raid Friday night and demolition work the Italians had started in the harbor area Thus the allied bomber and fighter planes which had closed put last weeks scourging of axis invasion barriers with a blistering attack had inaugurated a new week with an Independence day series of sorties which boded new axis woe along the invasion path It was in aerial reconnaissance nights Saturday to assay the damage to Trapani that allied pilots discovered a chain of demo charges had been fired shipping
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