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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 30, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES MO1NES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS HOME EDITION imnn KL VOL XL1X ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES CENTS A COFK MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 30 1943 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 252 nt REPORT MILAN CROWDS CRY PEACE RAF Raid Keeps Hamburg Afire tlffe aSV n ft 28 BOMBERS OF RAF MISSING IN HEAVY ASSAULT Flames From Previous Raids Serve as Beacon for Continued Attacks LONDON bombers Jnade the third 2300ton assault ef the week Thursday night on B with bombs showering sajiown at a rate of more than 50 Hoions a minute for 45 minutes on jermanys second city i nj It was the great north Ger man ports seventh pounding Se since Saturday nifht le a Never before in the history of warfare the air ministry service said has an attack of such weight and persistence been made against a single in dustrial target no other target in M Germany has had more than f 2000ton attack Fires have been raging in the r city without stop for six days a Twentyeight bombers were f reported missine A half dozen enemy planes were destroyed on this and other raids the air ministry said The massive attack stirred speculation that Hamburg is being made the subject of an allied ex 1 periment to determine whether city that large can be paralyzed completely from the air Results achieved in the per astent day and nightbombinRjpf second largest dry and submarine riest were viewed as likely to determine the pattern of the air war for the next few months In this connection it was noted that lengthening nigrits will bring Berlin itself within the range of heavy day and night bombings by October or November Hamburg with her million In habitants has been scarred by five British night and two American daylight raids since Saturday and flames and smoke from the stricken city have served as bea cons for each successive raid Thursday nights attack was the 105th of the war carried out on that city by the RAF but this weeks concentrated assault on the city apparently was aimed at blowing it of the map American medium bombers swept out at daybreak Friday to continue the roundtheclock aerial attacks on Germany and occupied territory in the wars greatest air offensive by blasting at the German airdrome at Wiosns1 drecht in Holland Friday morning Swift British mosquito planes hit at other targets in Germany during the night while RAF fighters strafed airfields and rail ways at Merville Coulommiers Mantes and Forges in France and SchliswigJagel in Germany German aircraft struck back at Britains coastal regions during the night but the air and home security ministries said little dam age and no casualties resulted One of the raiders was destroyed Huenemann Pastor at Garner Dies Rev William Huenemann 62 pastor of tlie Peace and Zion Reformed churches at Garner died at his home Thursday after a long ill ness He was born in Norwood Minn Jan 2 1881 and completed his training for the Christian minis try at Mission House college and IMPORTANT GERMAN PORT OP HAMBURG Theological mouth Wis seminary at Ply Rush More Stamps Here for Contests Close Mason City went hogwild on its ShangriLa WAR STAMP drive Friday the final day for voting on its 20 candidates for the city ran out of stamps The postoffice the banks and the stores were un able to furnish stamps and a special wire was sent to Omaha thus assuring the com mittee of an ample supply for closing hours And the a race1 Betty Sinnott stillheld thelead Friday into second place Mary Campbell was running third and Eve lyn Swarner was fourth Sally McMichael an early leader in the race was back in the run ning again in fifth place and Mary Farmakis was among the strong contenders in sixth place That was the way the can didates stood when the Shangri La committee learned that the city was freshoutof stamps But they still have until9 oclock Friday night to upset After UjeFri f TOornmgpickup however each candidate and stamp seller was made respon sible to see that all ballots ore in the barrel in Central park before 9 p m The final count is to be made at thattime and the announce ment of the queen will be made between and 11 oclock Four bands havs been signed to provide music and entertain ment for the huge street dance on the west side of Central park It will be Mason Citys biggest night celebration lor the war He had served charges at Cur tiss Wis Plymouth Wis and Menno S Dak before assuming the pastorate at Garner seven years ago General services will be held at the Peace Reformed church four miles south of Garner Sunday at p m with interment in the EU Town cemetery The body will lie in state at his home from Friday evening until Sunday noon and in the Peace Reformed church from Sunday noon until the hour of the service Officiating clergymen will be the Rev H Achtemann of Hamp ton the Rev Calvin Groesheusch of Klemme and the Rev J J Stuebbe of Manitowoc Wis Acting pallbearers will be Fred Peterson W J Barz Victor Huenemann Ben Katter Charles Goir and Oscar Greiman The honorary pallbearers will be Ray Haberkamp Harvey Goll Curtis Upmeyer and Clarence Niemeyer He leaves 12 children and six stepchildren ALLIES DRIVING DEEP IN NAZIS MT ETNA LINE Planes Strike Heavily at Axis in Messina and Points in Italy ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA and Canadian troops have driven deeper into the central and right flanks of the Germans wavering Mt Etna line allied headquarters announced Friday as the nazis strove desperately to repair the breach A communique declared that the Canadians had advanced farther against strong opposi tion and that the V S army front from the north coast in land to captured Nicosia was advanced in several places The whirlwind American assault had driven the Germans back about 20 miles in two days and threatened to trap the nazis around Catania or force a general retreat toward Messina Lt Gen George S Pattons seventh army was advancing be yond the strategic prize of Nic osia and exploiting the break hrough made in temporary nazi Dositions force bomber command said that more than 200 German fighters had been destroyed since Saturday in addition to many more probables The air ministry announced Thursday night that at least 49 Americans missing in previous raids on Germany and occupied territory had been picked up from the North Sea and landed in Eng land during the 50 hours ending the evening of July 27 The report said that more than 200 British aircraft as well as American planes had searched for the lost crews and that most those rescued had been found more than 100 miles from Eng land The Berlinbroadcast German communique said the Hamburg raid Thursday which it referred as another heavy terror attackVcaused further devasta tions in the town and heavy civil n casxxalties Helgoland was raided by allied lanes by daylight Thursday as as Kiel and other places on le north German coast the corn unique said It declared that guns shot down 54 allied lanes German air forces were reported y the Berlin bulletin to have sunk 10000ton allied merchant learner and damaged two other arge vessels in the Atlantic VICE PRESIDENT EXPECTED HERE Making Tour of Iowa Studying Farm Program STORM LAKE Pres ident Wallace asked questions about feed and livestock supplies the labor shortage and inflationary farm prices in an impromptu conference Friday with business men and agricultural leaders When told that Buena Vista county farmers are cutting down n feeder cattle and marketing ws because of the uncertainty ver corn prices he explained hat he had found a similar condi on in other parts of the state are meeting the labor shortage by exchanging help by working onger hours in the fields The ice president expressed interest n the contingent of Mexican workers stationed here for corn detasseling Vice President Wallace was ex acted to stop off in Mason City rriday evening for a brief con ference with local farm leaders FLTTCNG FORTS DOWN 59 GERMAN PLANES The night thrusts followed heavy daylight attacks on the submarine slips at Kiel and the Heinkel plane factory at Warnemuende by strong forces of American flying fortres ses which shot down more than 30 nazi fighters attempting to in tercept them Good bombine results were observed on both targets the U S communique said in des cribing the sweeps over Ger many Boston and typhoon bombers swung into the assault Thursday in daylight raids also attackin a power station near Rouen an an air field at Meryinne France j while U S medium bombers f struck at Fortruge near St Omer i Indicating the power and scopi of the weeks raids the air minis I try said Thursday that 7000 ton j of bombs had been dropped on Hamburg Essen and other Ger I man targets during the week ended July 28 at a loss of cent of the raiding forces In the same period it said ther Was rot a single casualty on th whole British isles from enemy at tacks and damage had been neg ligible fs Brif Frederick L An deraon chief of the V S 8th air I 300 ARE ILL OF FOOD POISONING Corned Beef Ealen by All of Those Stricken ERIE Pa Health Of icer James R Smith said Friday le believed food poisoning causec the illness of more than 300 workers stricken Thursday after they had eaten lunch in an Erie war plant One hundred eighteen per sons etKht of them reported seriously HI remained in hos pitals while others were treat ed at private homes Dr Smith said as far as he was able to determine the one fooc eaten by all those stricken wa corned beef served to workers in five different buildings of tb General Electric plant by a cafe teria concession H L R Emmet plant manager said in a statement the compan does not know definitely th cause and that an investigatio had been ordered Three weeks ago 40 employe of a General Electric plant at For Wayne Ind became suddenly i and one died Indiana health offi cials traced the illnesses to staphy lococcus germs in ham served a aplant cafeteria Wallace expressed owa crop prospects pride over When I was in Mexico I die uite a bit of bragging that Iowa reduced more corn than all o a tin America he related When you drive over Iowa this ear you certainly can feel prout f the state Neutrals Warned by FR Not to Hide Axis Chiefs WASHINGTON Roosevelt issued a virtual ulti matum to neutral nations Friday not to offer asylum to axis lead ers He also told a pressradio con ference that e does not care with whom the government deals in Italy as long as it is not a definite member of the fascist party He expressed a willingness to treat for peace when the time comes with a king prime minister or even a mayor of a city In a formal statement the chief executive took cognizance of ru mors that Mussolini and mem bers of his fascist gang may at tempt to take refuge in neutral territory One day he added Hitler and his gang and Tojo and his gang will be trying to escape from their countries I find it difficult he said to believe that any neutral would give asylum to or extend protec tion to any of them I can only say that the government of the United States would regard the action by a neutral government in affording asylum to axis leaders as inconsistent with the principles for which the united nations are fighting and that the United States government hopes that no neutral government wilt permit its territory to be used as a place refuge or otherwise assist such persons in any effort to escape SEE SIGNS OF MAJOR TURN IN ITALIAN CRISIS Allies Resume Bombing of Italy May Indicate Proposals Rejected By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Prime Minister Churchill held a sudden postmidnight meeting of the British cabinet at No 10 Downing street Friday starting at a m amid signs of a major turn in the Italian crisis over peace or war As the crisis mounted dis patches from Switzerland said Italian troops had revolted at Milan refusing to obey orders to fire on demonstrators who swept through the streets shouting demands for peace Crowds defied warnings that hey would be shot for parading Marshal Badoglio was reported o have ousted the Milan military commander General Canac and ordered Gen Vlttorio Ruggero chief oJ the Alpinist division to take over the riotous industrial Regains Diamond Ring From Mississippi Mud e r m a n Kranert says the diamond fishing in the Mississippi river is fine A month ago Betty Eichendort lost a valuable diamond ring on a swimming party The river was at flood stage and the water was 13 feet deep where the ring went down When the level dropped to three feet Kranert went to the same spot Using a mud shovel and a wire hook for tackle fished the ring out of the mud in 15 min utes Lift Ban on Publicity by AAA Corhmitteemen WASHINGTON of a shortlived ruling agricul tural adjustment agency commit teemen throughout the country once again may distribute AAA information to the press and ra dio A ban on such activities on the part of AAAs 200000 state and local farmer committee men was lifted Thursday after having been in effect about a week It had been based upon a provision of the recentlyenacted agricul ture department supply bill pro hibiting use of federal funds to pay salaries and expenses of press agents and had followed com plaints that AAA men were at tempting to influence congres sional actions on farm bills Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette Wallace was told that farmers I carrier boy Boy Smothers When Backyard Cave Falls SAN FRANCISCO in the collapse of a backyard cave Stephen Floyd George Jr 13 known to radio audiences for his roles of Roy Manners and tattle Lord Fauntleroy in the Hawthorne House program se ries was smothered to death Deputy Coroner John Angell said firemen summoned Thursday aft er two little girl playmates of the boy screamed an alarm found the body under four feet of earth Canadians who captured Agira o the southeast central pivot of he Mt Etna line were menacing Regalbuto six miles to the east and facing another bitter strug gle Allied air power struck re peatedly in heavy new blows to shatter port facilities at Mes sina and Milazxo in Sicily and ranged over Italy to blast air ports near Rome and Naples The British eighth army con tLnued its proving patrols inti the powerful German defenses below Catania the communique said A British broadcast recorded by CBS in New York said U S troops already were battering the main enemy defenses on the outskirts of San Stefano north ern coastal anchor of the Mt Etna defenses The Italians declared that their motor torpedo boats in waters east of the island repulsed threats carried out by enemy Eboats against Italian convoys but did not indicate whether the convoys were rushing reinforcements to Sicily or pulling troops out of the island Allied torpedo aircraft sank a merchant ship and left two naval vessels afire as they in tercepted axis attempts to rein force their hardpressed forces One enemy plane was destroyed and four allied planes failed to return from the wide sweeps TJ S flying fortresses rained explosives on the Viterbo air base and American mediums struck at the Aquino field near Naples Blockbuster attacks were mounted Wednesday night against Capodichino near Naples and Montecorvino Allied crews re ported rblling blankets of smoke covered all these targets Airdrome facilities of Viterbo 50 miles northeast of Rome were shattered by precision bombing of the fortresses which encounter ed no enemy fighters and only a small barrage from ground bat teries officers said their just deserts Mr Roosevelt recalled that as early as last August he had re ferred in a statement to axis crimes against innocent people and warned theenemys leaders that the time would come when they would have to stand in courts of law In the very coun tries which they are now op pressing and answer for their barbaric crimes At the same time Transoccan the German propaganda agency reported that all members of the outlawed fascist grand council except one had been arrested The exception was not named Coun cil members included ExPremier Mussolini and his soninlaw Count Galeazzo Ciano No immediatae announcement was forthcoming on the British cabinet meeting which lasted two hours The cabinet met later in the day and London speculated on the possibility of Italys asking Again last October he said he had stated the American govern ments intention to obtain sur render of war criminals to the united nations at the close of the war Sends Slippers From Africa Forgets Size GRINNELL Billie Phipps appreciates the pair of handmade slippers her husband sent from north Africa where he is a paratrooper She wishes how ever he had remembered her size The slippers are too small Weather Report FORECAST j MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Friday after noon warmer Friday night and Saturday forenoon IOWA Scattered thundershow ers Friday night and Saturday forenoon no important change in temperature MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Friday night and Saturday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGaiette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 88 Minimum Thursday night 58 Asked for clarification as to whether this country would deal with the Badoglio government in Italy Mr Roosevelt said that re minded him of the question of which came first the chicken or the egg When a victorious army enters a country he observed it wants two things an end of armed op position and avoidance of anarchy A country that enters a state of anarchy is difficult to deal with the president said and a lot of troops are needed for the dealing He went on to say he does not care with whom we deal In Maly as long as U Is not definitely a member of the fascist party and as Ion as the Italians lay down their arms and avoid anarchy One objective is to let the Ital ians have self determination in their government but it is impos sible to provide that in the first week they put down arms he re marked No controversy is called for in the present situation the chief executive said Can we consider Badoglio as a fascist a reporter inquired Mr Roosevelt replied he was not discussing personalities He released some information forwarded by General Dwight D Eisenhower on the help being given the people of Sicily Civil ians have been supplied food from army rations he said and a stockpile being built up in Africa includes such items as sugar flour milk oil meat an Italian staple called pasta medical sup plies soap and matches Another measure of assis tance was provided by public health doctors who went in with the assault troops and by other experts on such things as sanitation While Sicily has some wheat of its own he said we are sending peace terms Straws in the wind however indicated that the Italian an swer to Gen D wight D Eisen howers fiverpoint terms for an end to hostilities may have been no This was suggested by he fact that after a virtual lull of several days allied war planes renewed the bombing of southern Italy A bulletin from General Eisen howers headquarters said allied air forces led by U S flying fortresses were again blasting southern Italian airfields in day and night attacks with a climactic synchronized land drive against the axis bridgehead in Sicily At the same time the Swiss telegraph agency quoted Italian government circles as declaring that the RooseveltChurchill speeches this week had not modi fied the Casablanca formula of unconditional surrender which Italy could never accept without renouncing the most elemental MONTGOMERY TALKS TO CAPTIVE Sir Bernard L Montgomery commander of the British eighth army is shown talking with two unidentified Italian generals after their surrender in Sicily This is a British official photo AP photo by OWI radio from Algiers I in wheat and in addition are moving in diesel oil to supply the power for milling To help restore Sicilian econo my the president added General Eisenhoweris authorized to tree selected prisoners to assist in bringing about the wellbeing of the people The Sicilian people are getting in the harvest now he said and the harvest will be in progress in Italy itself in the next few weeks He voiced a hope that this year the Italian people will be able to keep their own crops and not be compelled to turn them over to the Germans At 8 a m Friday 66 YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 65 Precipitation 105 IN WAKE RAID A BOMBER BASE HAWAI IAN ISLANDS Lt Harry J Lundy of Estherville Iowa was copilot of a bomber which participated in the raid on Wake island last Sunday sense of dignity The Rome radio also asserted the allied peace terms were too drastic and complained that Great Britain was asking for a Carthactnlan peace that would completely wipe out the defeated Marshal Pietro Badofilio tha new premier was said to be balk ing particularly against allied oc cupation of Italy SwissItalian frontier reports said the Italian populace was be coming increasingly worried over Premier Badoglios failure to ask the allies for an armistice and his apparent hesitation in answer ing General Eisenhowers offer for an immediate and honorable peace Publication of General Eisen howers broadcast was banned in the Italian press but countless thousands listened to it on the radio and copies of the address appeared on the streets within a few hours Demonstrators in Milan and other cities were reported pa rading with banners inscribed We want peace We want our sons back General Eisenhower offer stipulated that the hundreds of thousands of Italian prisoner now in allied hands would be restored to their homes if Italy surrendered and returned al lied prisoners in Italian hands In London Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden told the house of commons that the British gov ernment approved General Eisen howers offer but emphasized that the allies still demanded un conditional surrender Convinced Peace Talks in Progress BERN troops have 1 revolted at Milan refusing to
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