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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             Of NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HJSTORY AND ARCHIVES I A THE NEWSfAPEIt THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mm MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 20 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE SECTION OME NO 270 NAVY JAKES ISLES WEST OF ITALY PRISONER CAMP AT ALGONA TO COST 2 MILLION Construction to Begin in About 35 Days War Department Says WASHINGTON wa department said Friday that i had purchased a site at Algona Iowa for a prisoner of wa camp Construction will begin in abou 35 days and will require from 2 to 6 moni s the departmen said Buildings will be of tht temporary frame type and the project will cost approximate 52000000 No contracts have ye been awarded the departmen said Details as to of ih site the number of buildings anc their capacity were not given here A spokesman said nation ality of the prisoners to be sen to the camp orobably had not ye been determiled The office of Senator Gillette Dlowa said later that the war department had authorized con struction of a military installation in Page county Iowa to cos 51000000 Work incident to the project will be supervised by the Omaha corps of engineers Ko fur ther details were available PRISONER CAMP TO BE ON HIGHWAY 18 ALGQNA Frank IjCqhlhaas said Friday he had learned that the government wil Jocate a war prisoners camp hear Hoberton 3 miles west of Algona on highway 18 The mayor said the information came from Clarence Phillips sec retary of the Algona Chamber of Commerce who received it from the president of the Milwaukee railroad The road will build a spur line to Hoberton from Al gona According to the report accom odations will be arranged for 3 000 prisoners and a guard com plement of 500 soldiers and 8 officers on 296 acres of land for merly the old airport purchased by the government Light power and water will be furnished by the Algona Munici pal Utilities Robbers Break Window to Flee Ammonia Gas They Used in Holdup CHICAGO gunmen attacked a west side currency exchange in search of coin and these things happened They sprayed the cashiers cage with ammonia gas The cashier blond Elaine Klafert staggered out of the compartment and slammed the door which locked automatically The gas blew back in the rob bers faces sothey smashed the front window to escape A passing motorist deliberately ran on down as he fled but the man es caped with his confused confed with loot Miss Klafert was taken to the hospital Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from yonr GtobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Occasional light scattered showers Friday after noon Friday night and Satur day forenoon not much change in temperature IOWA Light showers Friday af ternoon scattered thundershow ers south and east portion Fri day night and Saturday fore noon no decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Cooler Friday night except extreme southeast por tion Little change in tempera ture Saturday forenoon Scatter ed thundershowers extreme southeast portion Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 77 Minimum Thursday night 57 At 8 a m Friday 61 06 inch TEAR AGO Maximum 84 Minimum 59 Precipitation 01 WHERE INVASION BLOWS MAY FALLPatriote i occupied Europe shaded areas have been told to prepare for an allied invasion arrows which observers say will fall from Britain or the Mediterranean area or from both directions at once The broadcast was directed primarily at rrance Hull Reaches Quebec Parley May Send Emissary to Russia Tremendous Operations Against Nazis Japs Indicated by Allies QUEBEC arrival Fri day afternoon of Secretary of State Cordell Hull pointed up the political angles of the Quebec war council and speculation that a conference emissary might go to Moscow Anthony Eden British foreign secretary who has been here sev eral days has been mentioned frequently as a likely messenger o carry word of the results of the 3uebec meeting to the soviet cap tal Hull and Eden will dine Fri day nieht with President Roose velt and Prime Minister Church ill of Britain but the absence of Russian representation in Quebec indicated that decisions which would seal the political future of postwar Europe were unlikely Thus the top men in the U S state department and the British oreign office would appear to be more concerned with immediate JOhtical aspects of the war in Surope and those which will de velop as soon as invasions of the continent liberate more axisoc cupied lands They involve questions ot re habilitation government and ad ministration and of whether the allies will set up their own mili ary controls or turn government al functions over to nationals of reed territories There was a strong official in dication that tremendous new pp raUons against Japan as well as Germanoccupied Europe were in he making Brendan Bracken British min ster of information supplied it ie was the first high participant n the war councils to give any nkling of what was going on be und the guarded portals of Que lecs citadel where President Joosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill are mapping strategy vnich may settle the fate of the vorld These plans Bracken told a press conference Thursday are to bomb and burn and ruthlessly destroy in every way available to us the people responsible for creating this war His words were sufficiently in lusive to embrace not only the oe in Europe but also Japan and e underscored them by declar ng that its all one war I think the war is going very veil indeed the British cabinet member asserted but it will last long time and be a very hard ar When we have rounded up Mr the whole might of the ntish empire will be given over o the task of dealing with the are a ruthless the be Japanese who savage people We will not lay down our inns until we have completely conquered Japan The war wont be over until Japan has reaped the price ot her treach ery Every ounce of strength weve got we intend to use against Japan He gave a hint too that strength probably would brought to bear at the times and places dictated by high allied strategy now in the making by death dealing sea and sky fleets As you know he said We have some good sailors and ac complished bombers Nevertheless whatever may be the battle plans for the Pacific events in Europe where Russia continues to grind down German opposition in the east dictate that the allied high command center its urgent attention on taking the utmost advantage oi that situation to drain off nazi strength through amphibious assaults in the west Of the mast plan for global war now being evolved in the secret deliberating here on the bluHs of the St Lawrence Bracken disclosed no details The redhaired minister speak ing dramatically and tumbling out his words did declare that the president and prime minister were the architects ot decisions of vital importance But what he termed the oys ters who are keeping mum in the citadel are not likely to change their characteristics he said And no important announcements need be anticipated after a press conference which the principals are expected to hold when their conference ends At that time Bracken asserted a statesmanlike statement probably will be issued The eminent respectable but ruthless gentlemen at the cita del Bracken said are not goinf to show their hands to the enemy hot the time will come when Hitler Tojo and their tribe of tantslers will the news from the irenerals mirals and air marshals who command fierce f i g h t i n r forces And he added passing a bou quet to scores of newsmen from many lands it will be well re ported in the press in the best reported war in history REDUCE PERSONNEL PORT DBS MOINES V L Padgett post executive of ficer announced Friday that a 21 er cent reduction in military and civilian personnel in the station complement of the first WAC training center will become ef fective Sept 1 FAST MOSQUITO AIRCRAFT AGAIN ATTACK BERLIN 50 German Planes Are Shot Down in Air Fights Over Europe LONDON JP Fast British mosquito bombers again attacked targets in Berlin Thursday night while fighters struck at airfields and railway targets on the con tinent it was announced Friday The nifflit raids fallowed blows by allied planes includ ing American flyiiiR fortresses at 4 of Germanys most im portant air bases in Holland and France Thursday A joiiit British American communique disclosed 50 enemy aircraft were shot down Thursday Intruders Thursday nijjJH at tacked railway and airfield tar gets in France and Belgium Vlissingen Flushing n n d GilzeRijen in Holland were bat tered by American flying fort resses lato Thursday and 34 enemy fighters were shot down by the big bombers and their escorts of U S and allied thun derbolts and spitfires the com munique said The fortresses accounted for 16 enemy fighters and their escorts knocked down 18 the bulletin de clared Good bombing results were reported on both targets Four bombers and 2 fighters were lost in these raids but the pilot of 1 was saved VF S marauders and RAF Mitchells earlier in the day had blasted nazi airfields at Poix and AmiensGlissy in France The Americans spearheaded the thrusts with the British planes following with a second pound ins of the airfields at Poix Typhoons and spitfires of the RAF joined in later and together they knocked down 15 German fighters while the marauders got 1 Six allied fighters were re ported lost The wide scope of the raids kept American British dominion and allied airmen shuttling over the English channel practically nil day one of the busiest in recent weeks Belated reports on the July 17 raid by American flying fortresses on the ballbearing works at Schweinfurf Germany indicated that the big bombers had shot down at least 95 enemy fighters Italian Targets When buying a pack of cigarets contribute 5c to Ciitarets for Servicemen to buy pack for m man in service overseas LONG U S heavy artillciv uiut hauls i nfle along a Sicilian road which en gineers are repairing Those Long Toms were used with great effect in the Sicily campaign and are now luitliiiK shells at the Italian mainland 8 ARE MISSING AFTER BLAST 10 Mile Area Rocked By Explosion in Plant r KEARNY N j mass of rubble hid the fate Friday ot at least 8 persons believed buried in the ruins ot a islory brick and concrete building at the Con goleumNairn Inc plant alter an explosion and tire which left t dead and 10 others injured 8 critically Fire Chief Charles Burnettof Newark said steamshovcls would be used in the search of Die black ened smoking heaps ot debris The blast late Thursday aft ernoon rocked a 10 mile area in the heart of warbusy north ern New Jersey and broke windows in homes and stores within a mile radius or the linoleum products plant on the banks of the Passaic river Fire which sprouted but from the blasted No 12 building wreck ed 2 other structures before the flames were brought under con trol late Thursday night The building just blew sky ward in a cloud of wreckage and then fell back to the earth in pieces was one workers descrip tion the blast A spokesman for lie company which is headed by U S Senator J f Albert W Hawkes RN J as chairman of the board direc tors said a check of workers homes indicated that 8 persons were missing but oilier sources indicated the toll might rise much higher Firemen and rescue workers who worked in the wreckage throughout the night expressed the belief that some workers from other buildings such as messengers or freight truckers might have been in the build ing The blast occurcrl a half hour before the large night shift was to have checked in they said and some night workers might have been in the building without en tering their tirnecards Fire Chief Charles Buniclt of Newark said the explosion was caused by dust from cork and linoleum lie described he force of the blast as more terrific than Watchman Falls info Hole He Was Hired to Guard KANSAS CITY Kans Alex Smith watchman didnt watch and fell into a 30footdeep hole he was employed lo guard An ambulance crew and three of ficers spent a half hour getting him out He fractured both arms and suffered back injuries in the Reds Report Advances Are Slowed Down ByHKNRY C CASSIDY MOSCOW going in terrain naturally lending itself lo defense was reported slowing down the red army Friday as it pressed twin drives on the naxi bastions of Bryansk and Kharkov Front line dispatches to the so viet army organ Red Star reported thai Russian troops on the central front were encountering consid erable difficulties and enormous strain as they battled their way through forests and swamps and across numerous small rivers to ward The nature of the country the dispatcher said offered many advantages to the nazi defend ants On the Kharkov front in the Ukraine some 240 miles south of Bryansk Russian troops were said to be encountering stiff resistance in attempts to overcome German defenses based on hills forming a natural line around the city Action in this sector was sharp ening jji the face of mounting German counterattacks while the red army air force pounded heavily at bases in the enemy rear in an endeavor to cripple supply routes A fierce battle was reported In one area of the front east of Bryansk where soviet troops were said to have attacked enemy positions based on 4 vil lages The terrain was such front line dispatches said that neither side was able to use tanks and infantrymen slugged it out at close quarters Fresh German battalions were repeatedly hurled into the fray but were unable to hold off the charging red army which me thodically cleared one village after the other and threw the nazi back to a new line the Russians said The German air force mean while was reported striking re peatedly but unsuccessfully nt the soviet communication lines From dawn to dusk the Russians said German bombers accompanied ly fighters made thrust alter thrust only to be repelled by soviet air men Russian slormoviks retaliated with a continuous bombardment ot the German positions at Bry ansk and further west JAPS CLING TO MENACED POINTS Nippon Supply Lines in Solomons Severed By C YATES MCDANIEL ALLIED HEADQUARTEnS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC supply line lias been cut in the Solomons and sorely strained in New ami left flanks of the allies Pa cific the resourceful enemy still has a precarious foot hold on Meiv Georgia and clings to Salamaua Reports in Fridays communi que from both ends of the 750 mile battle arc emphasize clear ly the jungle character of the Pacific war and the determina tion of the Japanese to make the most of the topography The communique told of Ameri can jungle troops in the Solomons going after pockets of enemy re sistance Thursday on tolls and islets only a mile or so west of the Munda airfield on New Geor gia which was wrested from the Japanese Aug 5 On Aug 15 the Americans occupied Vella Lavcl la island 45 miles northwest of Munda and the communique an nouncing its capture pointedly explained that the Japanese sea supply lane to both New Georgia and Wolombangra had been sev ered Despite that the Japanese have remained on small isles near Munda even shelling the field making necessary the liquidation campaign which Fridays commu nique disclosed They also arc hanging on at Bairoko harbor The communique indicates they are continuing efforts to sneak in supplies at night to the imperiled garrison there reporting that PT aoats dispersed barges Thursday m the north New Georgia vicinity Sensing peril posed by American occupation of Vella tavella the Japanese tried to land a counterinvasion force by destroyerescorted barges early Wednesday but were re pulsed ALLIED ARMIES READY TO POUR ACROSS STRAIT Great Gaps Torn in Railways Warships Pump Shells Into Italy By UNITED PRESS The allies were another step nearer the invasion Italy Friday after American naval units se cured control of the Eolie group of volcanic islands in the Tyrr henian sea just north of Sicily and west of the Kalian toe An allied communique dis closed that Lipari and Slrom lioli largest of the 7 main islands totaling 44 square miles had surrendered Tuesday to V S naval forces and that the others were under control This stroke gave added protec tion to Hie lank ot the armies wailing in Sicily for the signal to stream across the Messina straits on to the Italian mainland Amid signs that allied armies might land either in Italy ox France within the next month American ami British aitfleets continued to batter axis military targets in Italy Germany France Holland and Belgium during the last 24 hours The allied mediterranean com munique announced that 34 axis planes had been destroyed in on aroundtheclock bombardment ot the important rail junction at Foggia 80 miles northeast of Naples American flying fortresses and liberators pounded Foggia during daylight and British Wel lingtons took up the attack Thurs day night Air experts estimated that the vast summer air offensive of the allies and he uruellinr battles in Russia had so strained Germany that Hie invasion of western Europe was now feas ible Among invasion signs was the 2nd appeal within 21 hours for French patriots and underground organizations to be ready to aid allied landings In the past the allies have been careful lo warn the underground against prema ture preparations that would en danger their whole movement but now the word has been passed that the day for striking back at their oppressors is almost at hand London sources believed Hint the main battle of Italy would be fought largely along a line be tween Spezia 200 miles north oC Rome and Pcsavo on the east coast German troops were re ported moving northward in Italy lo take up these positions Another London report indi cated that Premier Marshal Pictro Badoglio of Italy already has decided to surrender to the allies City of Foggia Is Shattered By RELMAN MOKIY naval forces have seized the is lands i Lipari and Stromboli lo control the sea area between Si cily and lower Italy headquarters announced Friday as allied air and sea power tore great new gaps in Italys vital railway system Stupendous air assaults shat tered the industrial and railway city of Foggia across the penin sula from Naples and 20 miles inland from the Adriatic sea in one of the heaviest raids of be Mediterranean war Fortresses liberators Wellingtons and their escorts knocked down 34 enemy fichlcrs in battles there Occupation of volcanic Lipari and Stromboli Tuesday morning put the entire Aeolian island group in allied hands Stromboli is only 37 milcA from Cape Vilicano on the Italian mainland and Lipari is 3n miles northwest ol Messina in Sicily British warships teamed with air power in the hammer blows to disrupt Italys rail key of Italian pump ing tons of shells into Scalea on the west coast of the Calabrian peninsula Wave upon wave of heavy British and American bombers concentrating upon F o f g i a struck industrial and communi cations areas in saturation raids   

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