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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MENT OF HIST03Y Atil CE3 fOIHCS I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL1X ASSOCIATED PBFSS ANTE UNTTO LEASED MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 13 1943 HOME EDITION iTTTTTTl THIS PAPER CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE VA uu J JLO or TWO SECTIONS NO 264 YANKS BLAST ROME AGAIN NAZI DEFENSES ARE CRUMBLING NEAR KHARKOV Russians Reported to Be Gathering for Final Assault on Bastion MOSCOW around Kharkov great German Ukraine base approached final stages Fri day as German defenses about the city crumbled under the blows of the red army Counterattacking fresh Ger man reserves were unable to dis lodge soviet troops threatening the city from the north and east which had advanced at one point to within five miles ot the citv The Russians were said to be gathering for a tinal assault The Berlin radio reported the Russians were throwing in ever new divisions tank bri ffades artillery regiments and airforce squadrons as fighlinff on the whole eastern front was increasing in The fall of Chuguev main ene my bastion 22 miles southeast oE Kharkov cleared the path for en circlement or the Ukrainian cen ter The newspaper Red Star re ported the main battles were raging along trie KliarkovPoltava rail line The enemy here was throwing in fresh reserves in eluding al sorts of special units operating as infantry to stem the soviet advance Soviet tanks operating ahead of the main masses of troops gave the Germans no breathing spell or a chance to arrange their forces The capture of Kilontacv UU miles up the Vorskala river from Poltava threatened that German base Operations there run along a wide bulging front stretching west from Kharkov and jutting across the KharkovPoltava rail road and back to the district west of Akhtyrka Dispatches on the Chuguev battle described strong fortifi cations through which the Ger mans supplied their entire de fenses of the western bank of the Donets Soviet troops forced the river far north of the city and closed in through the for est after capturing several set tlements along the route The city was finally taken when other soviet units crossed the river in the region of the city itself after a violent threedirec tional assault The local population armed with German weapons assisted red army groups in capturing VICTIM OF AMPHIBIOUS infan trymen who made an amphibious landing behind the Ger man lines on the north coast of Sicily examine a German jeep Shot while trying to escape the dead German driver lies on the road Associated Press photo from signal corps by radio from Algiers Germans hiding in forests and ra vines around Kharkov Indication of the extent of the fighting was seen in the German communique which claimed 380 Russian tanks had been destroyed in one day In the Bryansk sector the com munique said the soviet attack ers pushed to a point six miles east of Karachev and 25 miles southeast of Bryansk itself Mos cow claimed 1300 Germans were annihilated in that sector Woman Thinking Shes Going to Chase Cat Tackles Burglar NEW YORK Reba Warner of Camden N J dis likes cats While visiting her two daugh ters here she thought she heard feline footsteps in the bedroom and threw open the door pre pared to emit a loud and au thoritative scat But she forgot all about cats and executed a flying tackle to nab a burglar crawling out of the window with a pocketbook be longing to one of her daughters When buyins a pack of ciuarels rontnhutc fc to Cigarels for Servicemen In buy pack for a man in service overseas Equipment in Airport Job Is Arriving Equipment already is arriving and work is to begin on the Mason City airport project as soon as CAA engineers arrive to stake out the site the contractors said on their arrival in Mason City Thursday afternoon The CAA engineers are expected Wednes day The two contractors McCree and company Minneapolis and A T Nolan St Paul are engag ing here in their first joint ven ture they admitted although they have bid together before and more often have bid against each other R B Brielmaier Mankato Minn will be project manager for the contractors and is super vising the unloading of equipment now and getting the work under way When asked concerning the hiring of local labor the contrac tors replied that their difficulty in the past had always been that of getting enough labor lo cally They will bring in key men and machinery operators how ever they said Asked to compare the type of paving to be used on the airport runways with asphalt street pav ing Mr McCree replied that street paving is usually a com paratively thin sheet of asphalt made with sand while the airport paving will be three sheets of as phalt totalling n inches in thick ness and containing gravel as well as sand and consequently is very much firmer Asphalt paving on streets usu ally is cither 2 or 3 inches thick according to the city engineers office and is laid on concrete or crushed rock RUSSIANS ENCIRCLE CERMANSRussian troops bot tom arrows hammered at the suburbs oE Germanheld Kharkov as the fall of the city appeared imminent In an encircling movement Russians cut one of the last German escape railways at Vodyanaya and also captured Akhtyrka fahaded area is Germanheld Great Increase in Number of Liquor Permits Is Reported DES MOINES liquor conirol commission reported thai H8057 permits for 194314 had been issued up to Aug 1 com pared to 98005 at the correspond ing dale a year ago The new permits went on sale in June and became valid July 1 Liquor rationing was credited with the increase Large nave had to arrange for a large number of permits among rela tives and friends and with ra tioning in effect the customary June hoarding before the permits expired was out of question There was no liquor rationiij at this time last year and natur ally there was no rush for per mits Chairman Dick R Lane said Permits cos SI each The per mit year is from July 1 lo July 1 Bur War Savings Bonds and SUnps from jonr GtobeGaiette carter old the ing YANKSCAPTURE CAPE ORLANDO PUSH FORWARD Messina Beaches Scene of Increasing Enemy Evacuation Activity ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Allied au thorities announced Friday that the U S seventh army had cap tured Cape Orlando the German coastal stronghold which was out flanked by an American landing from the sea Wednesday The fall of the cape little more than 40 miles west of Mes sina came after American trouils to he east and ivest had estab lished a junction and overrun the adjacent towns of Naso and Brolo Axis prisoners now exceed 130 000 it was announced Among the captives was a Gen eral Fiumara second in command of the Italian Napoli Naples di vision who was reported captured Thursday with donkey It was not stated whether Fiumara was riding the beast The Americans tinder LI Can George S Fatten sprang forward eight miles along the northern coast throughCopeClrlaiHlowhite the British eighth army advanced four miles on Jhe east coast threatening Toarmina Both allied wings were with in 33 miles of Messina whose beaches were the scene of an increasing enemy evacuation movement to Italy Randazzo the central anchor of tile Germans rear guard line was menaced from the flank as Amer ican infantrymen surged forward over the northern ring of moun tains The occupation of Randazzo was in sight U S units lought with the Germans on the outskirts of that mountaintop town which was littered and broken by repeated aerial bombardment and steady shelling from artillery batteries Allied airmen who cruised above the sector Thursday re ported they saw exchanges of small arms fire close to the town The German garrison by its ten acious stand apparently is invit ing on a smaller scale the same fate that hefell the nazi army at Stalingrad The enemys evacnalinn lo the Italian mainland quickened its paoe Thursday afternoon tthen from 35 In 50 vessels of various kinds were seen at one lime in the narrow heavily de fended straits The withdrawal started at least 10 days ago Ross Munro Canadian Press correspondent said in a dispatch from the eighth army front that a considerable portion of three mauled Hermann Goerinc the 15th ai moved and the 29th might get away Munro said that the north eastern tip of Sicily is certainly no Cap Bon1 that narrowness of the strait heavy antiaircraft concentrations and the wide dis persion of the troops on the beaches were in the enemys favor A famous American division ripped off the eightmile gain on the north coast occupying Cape Orlando Naso and Brolo while American warships steamed ahead andivrecked enemy railway and highway communications as far east as Marina Di Patti 28 miles due west of Messina The veteran British SOlh Nor thumbrian division crashed through four miles on the cast coast just below Taormina after British naval guns had raked the enemys positions at Cape Al which is on Messina strait be tween Taormina and Messina Of the campaign total ofmore than 130000 prisoners about 100000 were taken by the American seventh army With enemy resistance at Ran dazzo obviously in its last hours and the seagirt German flanks crumbling rapidly the overall picture appeared bright with the promise of swift and final con quest of the remaining fragment of Sicily Raids on Milan Turin Berlin Hit R R Yards in Italys Capital Attacked by American Air Armada UNTER DEN LINDEN TN BERLIN By BELMAN MOKIY ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA AP American air armadaof possibly 500 planes swarmed over Rome shortly before noon Friday smashing the San Lorenzo and Littorio railroad yards key hubs ot the axis communications system in Italy The first waves of flyinjr fortresses from Maj Gen James H Doolittles command roared over the San Lorenzo yards a little after II a m while lighter Mitchells and marauders were coming in at low level over the Littorio yards bombing and pouring tracers inlo the already burn ing target area The number of bombers participating in the mass attack was saul to equal those that raided the Italian capital July 19 when 500 heavy American bombers and 200 fighters took part A total of 1100 tons of explosives were loosed then The attacks Friday brought home lo the Italian people recent Woman Charges Man Bit Her Nose When She Wouldnt Go With Him Weather Report FORECAST JO W A Cooi or Fri d ny a ft ernoon and in southeast portion Satur day lorcnoon Reports Show Damage in Raids Heavy BULLETIN LONDON The Swiss radio said Friday night that antiwar demonstrations broke out in Milan Frifliy a few hours after British planes had drooped 1000 tons of bombs on Ihe city and that troops were pairoUnV the streets LONDON bombers raided Rome and Berlin within a few hours Friday antl a great fleet ot Britainbased planes car rier a record breaking tonnage of explosives over the Alps to al lack the northern Italy industrial centers of Milan and Turin The threeway offensive was one of the greatest of the rapidly mounting allied campaign to bomb the axis inlo surrender American heavy and light bomb ers from Africa hammered rail way objectives at Rome in mid morning RAF mosquitoes had carried out n lighter raid on Ber lin before dawn and Britains heavyweights had struck at northern Italy The air ministry announced that considerably more than 1000 toils of bombs were dropped 011 Milans armament greater load of explosives and incendiaries than had ever before been dropped on Italy ly British planes The exact tonnage of bombs on Turin was not disclosed Railways as well as industries were targets of the Milan and Turin raiders and Ihc air min istry statement revealed thai the route the only main rail connection with the north for axis troops besides the Brenner Pass line had been attacked The pilots were aidfd by a brilliant moon and the crews were convinced Inc raids had been an outstanding success On Ihe rc t turn over the Alps rear gunners could see a huge pillar of smoke I Attack on the northern UDS Ula Roman file mayhem charges Fri day against a man who bit off the end of her nose when she refused MASON CITV Cooler Friday MINNESOTA Cooler Fridny night and in cast portion Saturday forenoon to go out with him She appeared at a preliminary hearing with a bandage over her proboscis and said Mechanic Man uel Lira 53 chewed a piece from her nose when she refused o get off a streetcar with hini I had a Roman nose she said Now its nothing but pug Pope Visits Areas Damaged in Assault Rome Radio Reports LONDON Rome radio said in a broadcast recorded by the Associated Press that Pope Pins XII visited the areas of the Italian capital bombed in Fri days allied aerial assault The pope marie his visit im mediately after the planes had de parted the broadcast said ernoon Friday night and Sat urday forenoon Scattered showers Friday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 91 Minimum Thursday night 65 At 3 a m Friday 71 Rain 104 inches The downpour Thursday night and early Friday which measured 104 inches at the KGLO trans mitter and 115 al the Crystal Sugar company observatory was accompanied by a violent electrical storm YEAR AGO Maximum 73 When buying a pack of cuzarels contribute Sc lo Ciiurets for arising from red flames at Milan if if Reports from the Italian frontier said the Milan freight yards Marshalling yards and station had suffered enormous damage Chemical and aircraft factories also were heavily dam aged Rail traffic from Milan was disrupted Sf A Swiss dispatch reported that One of the spires of the Uuomo cathedral in Milan had collapsed from concussion of the bombs Fires still were burning early Friday afternoon The main cen ters bombed were said to be the Piazza Fontana forta Venezia and Marino palace or City hall which was understood o have been burned out The RAF planes were reported to have dropped leaflets attack ing the ttaloGerman proclaiming One alliance tyranny has suppress the other Italian radio reports of the Popes visit to the bombed areas said he went to the Appio and Pcnestino districts On the Pi azza Lodi Ihcy said he knelt and prayed with a large crowd Again at the Piazza San Riovanna la r lerano he knell on the steps of a Semccmen to buy pack for a j church and recited prayers Then man in service jhe returned to Vatican City warnings that the mass attacks were about lo be resumed The American and British commanders of the strategic northwest Africa air force threw every type of heavy and medium bomber in their arsenal at Rome The liusc fleet escorted by lightning fighters While it was not officially slated it was believed the at tacking force probably encoun tered heavier lighter opposition than in the previous raid when few axis interceptors and almost negligible antiaircraft fire was found over the target There have been iiidicalions however that Ihe German air force has had lo send new tighter iidrons inlo southern Italy in an attempt to bolster their shat tered strength over Sicily As far as was known no slale menl ot explanation was radioed to he Italian people this time as was done before The new attack vas a warning hat he allied threat to bomb Home again would be maintained A special air communique which did not give ail the detail provided in later announcements said Slrong forces of heavy and medium bombers oC the north west African air forces Friday at tacked marshalling yards at The raid on Ihe Kalian capi tal was disclosed shortly alter London announced that Britain based bombers illackiiifr north ern llaly in Rreater slrcnRth than ever lieforc raided Milan and Turin Thursday niifht At the same lime swift RAF1 moscjuitos struck at Berlin so both axis capitals felt the sting of allied air power The damage to the German capital was not immediately an nounced London dispatches said prob ably more than lOOn fighters and bombers were in the air in the Italian industrial section The British nir ministry an nounced that 13 bombers were missing from the night attacks Berlin bombed 67 times previ ously is being partially evacuated in preparation for allied mass raids V Turin which houses Fiat aero ensine factories the Italian royal arsenal and chemical and other plants has been bombed 30 limes previously Milan was last raided Saturday night It houses he Caproni aircraft and Breda armament works and lire and aircraft engine factories Rome was bombed only once before when 300 American heavy bombers concentrated on the at tack Two hundred fighters were engased in the operation in which five planes were lost RAF Halifax and liberators from the middle east command early Thursday contributed fheir share ot to force the allied aerial effort the Italians from the war They heavily attacked rail way sidings at San Giovanni on the loe of Ilaiy just opposite the axis Messina bridgehead on Sicily The first waves ot flying for trcsses ran over Rome Friday morning and hit the San Lorenzo yards a little after 11 a m Almost simultaneously Mitch   

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