Mason City Globe Gazette, July 23, 1943

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME D E PA R fS git 0 HISTORY AND ARCHI V t 0 MOINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AkL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHSOU PKTSS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 23 1943 HOME EDITION mnri THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS CVSTlJtlU rtWv 50 to Bidon Airport Job Here PROJECT EQUAL OF 21 MILES OF HIGH WAY WORK CAPITAL FALLS Plans Specifications lor Wednesday Letting Received From CAA More than 50 contractors will place bids next Wednesday on a Mason City airport construction project equivalent to 21 miles of highway paving it was revealed Friday with the arrival here of plans and specifications from the civil aeronautics administration offices at Kansas City The CAA will receive bids for clearing grubbing grading drainage paving and miscellan eous items for the contvuction of i the Mason City airport located approximately 6 miles west of the city the bid proposal states Work must begin within five days after awarding the con tract the specifications require The award usually is made with in 10 days after bios are re ceived Paul V Roberts CAA engineer informed the city council when here in June Bids are to be taken for either concrete paving 7 inches thick the same thickness as highway paving or for bituminous paving witJva total thickness ot 11 inches Bid forms showthat the govern ment engineers expect at least threeTfifths of the paving to be completed before cold weatherbe covering yards of paving is The total square project includes 249000 yardsof paving The two 150 foot wide runways and the 50 foot wide taxiways will have paving ofihe same thick ness according to the specifica tions Grading for concrete paving would approximate 400000 cu bic yards and for bituminous paving 475000 cubic yards A total of 745000 gallons of vari ous types of asphalt would be required for the bituminous paving Bids are being taken on the Bird Builds Nest in Overalls on Clothesline LANCASTER Pa Landis will have to wait a while longer for his overalls Mrs Lan dis washed them and hung them out to dry A bird built a nest in one of the pockets so she left them there Now there are three eggs m the nest basis of both 100 days and 150 wording days but the contractors must state on their bid the num ber of working clays that they will require Those who bid less than the maximum will be credited up to a day in comparing their bids with others with a longer working time The contractor like wise will be penalized up to S500 a day for failure to complete the work within the time on which his bid is based The bid proposal states that the time reouired to complete the work is of the utmost importance In case of weather which the CAA construction engineer re gards as unfavorable for work to continue he may issue a slop or der the contract proposal adds and time lost during such stop order will not be counted against the contract working days The minimum wase scale provided by the specifications ranges from 70 cents an hour for laborers to SI50 an hour for skilled workmen It in cludes 70 cents an hour for truck drivers for carpen ters S137i for electricians and S150 for mixers bulldoz ers and the like The work week is 48 hours in accordance with the presidential order governing war industries but time and a half is to be paid lor any work beyond an S hour Say or a time must txS paid for the seventh working day in one week it is stipulated The CAA engineers plans show proposed northeastsouthwest runway layout in addition to the northsouth and northwestsouth east runways which are included n the present contract No east west runway shows in the plans Local firms expected to supply materials for the project indicate that they have submitted que stions to more than 50 prospec tive bidders SOVIET FORCES CUT DEFENSES Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy NORTH OF OREL Pincers Drawn Tighter Around Nazis Despite Fierce Counter Drives MOSCOW forces crashed through the last strongly fortified link in Orels northern defenses Thursday on the 10th day of an offensive that has cosl the Germans 50000 killed and 6000 captured and closed their pincers tighter about that city despite desperate nazi counter attacks a soviet announcement said Friday Bolkhov 35 miles above Ihe cily which a red array column racinjr down from the north had bypassed while driving lo within nine miles northeast of Orel crumbled before the at tackers and its fall completed the liquidation of strongly for tified districts in that direction the Russians said Another Russian column pounding to within 11 miles of the key German defense city from the east and a southern column moving up to complete the threeheaded drive beat back nazi tanks and infantry to con tinue a steady advance accord ingto the soviet announcement Altogether the Russians said gains of lour to five miles were registered in the Orel sector Thursdaytwhilejthe arid 39 v tanks de stroyed or captured Prisoners and supplies also were taken the Russians declared Fridays German communi que said the Russians had ex tended their large scale at tacks to new sections of the frojt but insisted that soviet attempts to effect a break through had been in vaiu The bulletin broadcast by the Berlin radio and recorded by the Associated Press said the Russians had moved infantry and armored reinforcements into the Orel sector Russian losses Thursday were set by the Germans at 566 tanks and 305 planes The Russian midnight commu nique which disclosed the losses in manpower to Hitlers army during the 10day soviet offen sive placed German losses in material destroyed or captured during the same period at these figures Nine hundred planes 1148 tanks Ifi02 guns ot various cal iber 800 mortars and 1400 ma chmeguns The German radio countered with the assertion that the red army had lostmore than 350001 m dead wounded or captured since July 15 slrutrlc the greatest baltle of atlrition ever fouirnt German sources pic tured the immensity of the armies facing each other alonr the Russian front by sayinr they were made up of 690 di 100000 to 9 000900 men presently enjaited Tyrrell 71 Farmer and Oil Man Dies C Tyrrell 71 prominent farmer and land owner of Wright county and op erator of a Texas oil company died at his home near Belmond at midnight Thursday He was a son of the late Cap Tyrrell extensive land holder of Wright county and rvas the father of William C Tyrrell Jr who Wright county representative in the last session of the slate legis lature Mr Tyrrell built up the already large family fortune by organizing an oil company at Beaumont Texas which the family still ac tively controls Mr and Mrs Tyrrell were at iiu LUJCII at Beaumont in the winter while in the summer they resided ori their large farm home near Belmond Mr Tyrrell was taken sick about a week ago His heallh de clined rapidly and he contracted pneumonia which caused Ins death A lifelong resident of Wrigh county Mr Tyrrell had a wide acquaintance throughout the state He is survived by the widow four sons and one daughter The sons are Harry of Beaumont Texas Preston and William ot Belmond and David who is in the nations military forces The daughter Carol was recently married and lives at Beaumont The body was to lie in state at he family home near Belmonc from 4 to 8 p m Friday It wil ae taken to Beaumont Saturday morning where funeral and bur ial services will take place DIES IX R R STATION CHICAGO OFiSister Mary n Dubuque Iowa to Ann Ar bor Mich Fanntarium for her tiieci Thursday of a heart attack at the LaSalle street sin lion Ulu Ma8on Citv municipal airport duced above was photographed from the rffida plans of the cml aeronautics administration and show the ran coAract foSSbdS is included n the sES feCt WidC thc Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Scattered thundcrshowcrs Friday night and in southeast portion Saturday forenooncool er northwest portion Friday aft ernoon and night and in south and east portions Friday nighl 1 and Saturday forenoon 1 MASON CITY Warmer Friday afternoon scattered thunder showers and cooler Friday night cooler Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Cooler Friday night and Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Thursday 82 Minimum Thursday night 58 At a a m Friday 69 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum PRICE PLANS STUDIED No Agreement Reached on R WASHINGTON Roosevelt said Friday the admin stration is considering new plans or price controls and general conomic stabilization but that no deas have yet been agreed on The chitf rxecutlve made this disclosure at a pressradio conference when asked to com ment on organized labors de mand that prices be rolled back if labor was to so nlonj with he stabilization program 1 The president said the reporter nit it badly that labor had not delivered an ultimatum He add ed that labor as well asother groups are in a predicament be ause food prices generally have lot been rolled back to levels of ast Sept 15 as called for by congress The president then disclosed the administration is working on new plans and that whatever plan is agreed on would have to be put up to congress because it will cost money If anyone has any bright sug gestions as to how the rollback of prices can be carried out under the present law he will welcome them Mr Hooscvelt said Recalling that his combined labor war board had suggested Thursday lhat prices as well as wages be stabilized he said labor is in a well as some of those in the room ivho have not had their salaries raised He went on tosay that food prices generally have not been put back to September 1942 levels but that some essential foods have been held fairly level When a reporter mentioned that the war food administra tion had reported plenty or on hand and the office of price administration OPA said an efs shortage existed the president said it depends on one lives Warning against using generali ties in such matters the president said for example that he had lots of eggs at his Hyde Park N Y farm and that he was actually selling some He then recalled how a cry went up several months ago about a shortage of potatoes and said by the end of the week there were more potatoes than could be used Lewis Offers to Go Before WLB for Illinois Contracts Had Consistently Ignored Board on Other Occasions WASHINGTON L Lewis who has consistently ig nored the war labor board of fere Friday to go before the boar and support the contract betwce the Illinois Coal association ant district No 12 of Lewis unite mine vln a letter to board Chairmsy William Bayis Lewis UMW believes the agfeernen with the Illinois operators is ii the public interest1 and addei that he is ready lo appear be fore you in its support in sucl hearings as you may elect Lewis had refused to go befor the board during ils recent hear ings in the coal wage controversy Union spokesmen pointed out however that since then congres has enacted legislation giving the board statutory authority anc the power to supbena witnesses Lewis action came after spokesmen for operators in other producing areas had indicatet their lack of enthusiasm for the agreement between the UMW and the Illinois Coal Opera tors association and demamtec that the WLB enforce its ruling that tlie mine union sign a con tract without portalloporlal pay The Illinois agreement pro vides for portaltoportal pay ot CT S daily an eight hour day a 48hour week with time and onehalf for all hours in ex cess of 35 each week It was ap proved Thursday by the UMW policy committee as a model foi all other coal producing areas but cannot go into effect unless approved by the WLB SI25 and Buy Waf Bond 2 BURN TO DEATH IN CAR ACCIDENT 3 Others Injured When Auto Runs Inlo Ditch DES MOINES mem jcrs of a Lincoln Nebr family were burned to rientl and three others were injured when their automobile failed to make a sharp turn plunged into a ditch and aught fire 10 miles northwest of lerc early Friday Tho dead John Buntemeyer 80 Shirley Buntcnicycr 12 The injured George Buntemeyer 54 burned seriously Hospital attendants said his condition was fair Julia Buntemeyer 52 wife of ieorge burned Condition fair Harold Buntemeyer 17 condi ion not serious Hospital at endants said he might luring the day John Buntemeyer was the father f George Buntemeyer Shirley and Harold were children of Mr and Mrs George Buntemeyer The family was cnroule to Clin ton Iowa to visit another son of the George Buntemeyers Ken neth who is home on furlough from the army Kenneth is mar ried and lives in Clinton Highway patrolmen who inves tigated said the grandfather and Shirliy died at the scene of the crash as the result of burns The accident occurred about a m at an intersection a mile south of the Camp Dodge induction center The automobile was destroyed f by the flames SURRENDERS TO LOGAN SHERIFF lowan Had Been Hiding in Weeds and Fields LOGAN iowa IF Darrel 22 object of a wid search sincehe escaped from the county jail here Wednesday njght surrendered at 4 a in Friday to Sheriff Cass Bullis Earlewim was accompanied by his brother Connelly of Woodbine Earlewine is being held in the Logan county jail from which he escaped after brushing aside the sheriffs wife who had brouglv him his evening meal Sheriffs deputies said Earle wine recounted that he had been hiding in the weeds and fields between Logan and Woodbine since his escape Notice of the escape had sent a posse ot highway patrolmen sher iffs deputies and volunteers into fields searching for the man He was being held on a bad check chargel Earlewine who also is wanted in Potlavvattamie county on a grand larceny charge had escaped on one previous occasion On May 5 he fled while working as a trusty near Honey Creek but was recaptured NEW STUDY OF DAIRYING MADE Controversial Pamphlet Will Be Rewritten AMES The rewritten ver sion o pamphlet No 5 putting dairying on constitute n new dairying problem war footing will the Dr study of in Iowa Charles E Frilcy president of Iowa State college said Friday The study also will relate the Iowa phase of the national dairy Jig situation not only currently jut for the future He added that he study will be comprehensive ind will be handled in coopera tion with the dairy groups of the state Dr Frilcy said Ihe personnel of he group from the college staff which will make the new study will be announced soon It will be selected from the departments of dairy industry dairy hus bandry foods and nutrition and economics and sociology The new bulletin will be one n the regular series of the agri cultural experiment station ot he college he stated The original pamphlet No 5 Irew criticism of dairy interests because it stated among other hings that oleomargarine com lared favorably with butter as a ood Arizona Restaurants 2 Meatless Days TUCSON Ariz fl More han 100 restaurant owners and otel operators in the heart of the ow country resolved at a meet ng Thursday night lo serve no meat on Tuesday End Thursday s a patriotic gesture They asked all housewives to comply NIPPON BASE IN JAVA IS RAIDED Many Targets Hit in Long Range Mission By C 1ATES McDAMEL ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC JP airmen sprang a sur prise on the Japanese Thursday with a destructive raid on the enemy s main Netherlands Eas1 Indiei base at Soerabaja It was first raid on the once rreat Dutch naval base on Java since the Japanese cap tured it in March 1942 and the longest mission ever flown in the southwest Pacific Lights wereburning brightly in the city and the dock area was a scene of bustling activity as the first and liberator bombers raced in began planting 500pound bombs and incendiaries in the target area Japanese ground bat teries quickly came to life how ever and raised a heavy but in effective barrage All our bombers returned Gen Douglas MacArthurs com munique Friday said the incendi aries and high explosives hit an oil refinery warehouses railway installations and a dock Tower ing fires some of them visible HO miles away were started Hits probably Were made also on antiaircraft batteries be cause the defensive lire had fallen off noticeably by the time the bombers had completed their work The Tokyo radios version of the raid said three fourengined jombers came over Soerabaja at dawn but were quickly driven off jy ground fire No damage was done lo ground installations it claimed in a Soerabaja dispatch The broadcast was recorded by the Associated Press The foiirengined warplancs flew nearly 2JOO miles in the operation made before dawn Thursday The previous record of 2000 miles was made on raids against Makassar on Celebes is and The spectacular attack on Soer ibaja captured immediate atten ion from the Solomons area but here was no easing of the daily battering given Munda on New rcorgia Bombers continued to bombs upon the beleaguered Japanese airbase there dropping 35 tons of explosives Wildcat ighters covered the bombers in 250 sorties made in direct sup port ot our ground troops Japanese forces at Munda are contained within the de fenses ringing the field a spokesman at the south Pacific headquarters of Admiral Wil liam F Halsey Jr said lie added that capture of the air base now is in Maintaining heavy pressure on he Japanese in the sector south Jf Salamaua Australian and American ground forces look a icavy toll of the enemy in a scries of clashes near Namling In the northern Solomons fly ng fortresses and liberators ombed three Japanese warships wt results were not observed The Japanese raided Rendova sland with and dive oombers Corsairs intercepted and hot down two of the enemy One f our planes failed o return but here were few casualties on the round and damage was minor THOUSANDS OF ITALIANTROOPS CAUGHTINTRAP Allies Gain Dominance of Water Approach to West Italian Coast By HELM AN MORIN ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA can aimoied division overrunning a collapsed Italian resistance has captured Palermo capital and largest city of Sicily thereby iso lating the whole western end ol the island allied headquarters an nounced Friday The faststrikini units of the American seventh army sur passed the expectations of even their veteran taskmaster Lt Gen George S Fatten Jr by racing from Enna in central Sicily to the north coast port in 58 hours Thousands of Italian forces were trapped by the emergence of the allied spearhead upon the north Sicilian coast By the capture of Palermo Italys sixth largest city the allies gained dominance of the Tyrrhen ian sea the water approach to the western coast of Italy The axis was now being com pressed into an area of northeast ern Sicily little larger than Cap Bon where their Tunisian forces were destroyed last Way v jf at The main American forces despite the sweep over western Sicily were about 30 miles south ot San Stefano dl Cunasira on the north shore where could be brought to beer this remaining tattle line di Camastra north of Enna is connected by a major highway with the Leonforte area northeast of Enna Advanced elements of the army entered Palermo at 10 amThurs day and the allied headquarters communique said the capture of the city with its two major harbors was completed by evening Meanwhile however thebattle for Catania and control of the Mount Etna area on the north eastern tip of the island entered Repercussions ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA percussions of Ihe lightning seizure of Palermo by V S forces were reported Friday from all over Italy and the Bal Itans Madrid dispatches said Ital ians demonstrated in the streets of Rome Venice Milan Turin Florence and Trieste shouting Peace These reports also said that a wave ot strikes and sabo tage swept the country From the Balkans came re ports of rebellion and fighting against axis occupation forces Is second week of undiminished tury with Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys eighth army edging closer lo Ihe key cily and inflicting icavicst losses on the Germans but still unable to score a knock out of nazi defenses Fridays communique from Gen Dwighl D Eisenhowers headquar crs said the Canadians were roak ng progress against fierce resist ance to the southwest of Catania A DNB broadcast from Ber lin recorded by Reuters in Lon don said the British eighth army had succeeded in making a tem porary break throughthe Ger man main defenses at the edge of thr mountains west of the Catanian plain a successful counterattack he enemy suffered considerable osses the broadcast added The Algiers radio reported that resh waves of allied parachute roops were attacking the Germans north of Catania Shortly before allied headquar crs announced the capture ot alermo the Morocco radio in a jroadcast recorded in London said I was reported that the Italians also had abandoned Marsala and Trapant the other two principal cities of western Sicily The Italian communique ad mitted that axis defense forces had vithdrawn in western Sicily in the ace of powerful armoredforma icns but gave no clue as to the extent ot the withdrawal The capture of Palermo not split Sicily but aTe the possession of shipping ac commodations of the greatest T1ere whkh br repeated al ;

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