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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OCMATUCNT or HISTORY AND ARCHIVES MOIHES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL1X ASSOCIATED PHKS ANT UMTTm PBESS rUIX LEASED WlSST HOME EDITION imni MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 25 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE F R PLEDGES AXIS GANGSTERS NO 274 THOUSANDS OF DANES PARADE AGAINST NAZIS Himmler Elevation Is Considered Move to Avert German Collapse By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor German armies retreating in Russia wreckage in Berlin and thousands of anti nazi demonstrators parading with American flags in these highlighted a composite pic ture of foreboding for Adolf Hit ler Wednesday Swift RAF mosquito bombers raided Berlin for the 2nd suc cessive night the British air ministry announced and Ihe nazis admitted nuisance thrusts at the capital f Radio France quoted the Ger man underground tic as saying at least 73000 Ber lin residents were left homeless as aresult of the RAFs heavy weight attack 24 hours earlier In London Hitlers appointment of Heinrich Himmler chief of the dread Gestapo as German min ister of the interior was interpre ted as a move to keep the home front in line and prevent a sequel lo Germanys collapse at the end of World War 1 in 1918 Swiss dispatches from Berlin hinting at the growth of an anti nazi movement inside Germany said Himmlers elevation was a warning to all wishing to start new political trends Strict German censorship still prohibited transmission of news on the bomb damage in an armada ot 700 EAF blockbuster raiders dropped approximately 3000 Ions of explosives in a Ham burg assault Monday but returnint RAF pilots had already told of a 4 square mile inferno left racing in the heart of the German capital Dispatches from Stockholm re ported a series of mass demonstra tions against German occupation authorities in Denmark At Od ense 5000 persons carrying Amer ican British and Danish flags marched through the streets in bold defiance of the nazis and similar parades took place in oth er Danish cities More than 3 German divi sions between 40000 and 50000 troops were reported to have moved into the Danish capital Copenhagen from Norwty as the nazis sought to stamp out riots strikes and spreading sabotage So bitter was feeling against Ihe nazis that jjlrls Koing with German soldiers were disrobed and red swastikas smeared on their cheeks Danish patriots plundered the shops of German sympathizers Half a dozen Danish cities in addition to Copenhagen were re ported under a state of emergency as the peoples revolt mounted and the Danish government re fused to yield the administration of justice to the Germans who have demanded that saboteurs be tried under naxi law No Fighters Seen bit Mosquito Planes By WILLIAM SMITH WHITE London mosquito squadrons struck again at Berlin Tuesday night in a quick follow up lo he devastating raid by Britains heavy bombers the pre vious night and found fires still burning in the ciiy which was half obscured by smoke columns but dimly lighted in some areas by thc glare of hundreds of searchlights thrown up by the naris This stab at the German capi tal came only a fenhours after American firing fortresses had dealt another daylight blow at enemy aircraft production in France loosing their bombs upon a Bordeaux assembly plant while enroute to Britain from North African bases where they landed after the raid on Kegens burg more than a week ago No fighters were seen in Tues day nights sweep over Hitlers scarred and blackened capital but ihe antiaircraft guns were ac tive The mosquitoes let go against undescribect objectives within Ihe city however and came back lo in Find Fires Burning SURE LESSON IS DRIVEN HOME Mason Cityan Offers Savings as Well as Self to Country Pvt Verland C Fauglil Mason ity not only offers himself but M liis money to the service of liis country In a letter to his mother Mrs Carl Brawn 231 21st street touthwest lie authorized her to invest his S3UOO savings in U S war bonds She complied with his recuiest Wednesday purchasing bonds which will be ivorlh SJOOO to him n 10 years Vcrland has been in service a year next October He is iti the ordnance department at Camp Phillips Salinn Kans ALLIED HEADS MEET THE PRESSSurrounded by more than 100 m President Roosevelt and Pnme Ministers and Churchill hold a joint press conference HoSdns m ae Eden Bracken andi Harry base without a loss Other night flying planes laid mines in enemy waters A German communique said slight damage was doneto build ings by explosives dropped by light bombers which undertook harassing flights Tuesday night to the north German region The nazicontrolled Paris radio reported that 25 persons were killed and 100 injured in raids on the Paris region Tuesday Wednesday is the 3rd anni versary of the 1st RAF raid on Berlin when an attack was car ried out by a relatively small force of planes un uuitr Japanese in a Radio France quoted Ihe Ger last stand at Salamaua accented man underground station Allan the fact Wednesday that the of as saying that at least 73000 tensive remains firmly in allied H VPcirfOTlic nelvn Jlnw e I U f j mul lit IVUSL I4UUU Berlin residents were homeless as hinds a result of Monday nights attack Meanwhile the return of the flying fortresses o home bases completed the 1st roundtrip American shuttle operation de scribed by Btig Gen Fred L An derson wing commander of the 8th air force as thc greatest operational flight ihe United States army air force has made to date Coinciding with the attack on Bordeaux other formations of flying fortresses bombed 3 nazi airfields in France A total of 15 enemy planes was shot down Dy the fortresses and allied fighters during these combined operations a communique said Four of the American bombers were listed as lost The German airdromes attacked by the fortresses were located at Villacoublay Conches and Ev reauxFauvillc The raids com pleted a 24hour cycle of allied air warfare which saw an esti mated 700 RAF heavy bombers dump approximately 2000 tons of high explosives nnd incendiaries upon Berlin Monday night JAPSlRGEIfTO BOOST OUTPUT Tokyo Radio Reports Hirohito Is Worried By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TheTokyo radio declaring that Emperor Hirohito is deeply con cerned over Japanese war pro duction appealed to thc Japanese people Wednesday to set the mind of thc emperor at case7 by exerting new efforts to boost pro duction Ibc office of war infor mation reported The appeals thc OWt said were made in broadcasts describ ing n scries oi audiences to which the emperor summoned leaders ot various industries to discuss in creased production for thc eleva tion of fighting strength Reports on the light metals in dustry were received by Hirohito Wednesday Tokyo said from Cabinet Adviser Chuki Suzuki Tuesday Cabinet Adviser Ki yoshi Goki reported on aircraft production nnd later the broad cast reported told representatives of the industry You must send as many planes as possible to the front for the bat tle of supply and for aerial battles and set the mind of the emperor at ease The OWI said the Tokyo radio denied Wednesday Chinese re ports that Admiral Mincichi Koga who succeeded the late Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto as commander ot the combined Japanese fleet had been tolled in action Progress Reported on Both Flanks of Southwest Pacific Offensive Remains Firmly m Hands of Allied Forces Allied Headquarters in thc Southwest Pacific thun der of artillery firing from the New Georgia jungle on Japanese making a last stand at Bairoko and from New Guinea mountain ridges on other Japanese in a As thc current drive which opened June 30 neared the end of Ihe 2nd month a spokesman for Gen Douclas MacArlhur reported prunrcss Wednesday on both flanks of the 750roile long battle arc f On New Georgia American jungle troops who captured thc Munda airfield Aug 5 have suc ceeded in pushing through harass ing enemy patrols barring the way to Bairoko 12 miles north and have brought up artillery to blest away at the Japanese garri son holding that Kula Gulf har bor On Mew Guinea where allied troops have the Salamaua air drome almost within their grasp Amtralian troops advanced north of the Francisco river while mountain artillery behind them shelled the defenders These troops crossed the river Monday nt a point only 2 miles west of Ihe air strip lust liuw much of an advance they made yesterday as they moved on pic pared Japanese defenses was no stated but the spokesman said considering the type of jungle warfare it was substantial The latest successes on New Georgia while a necessary part of a cleanup campaign do not represent however the point or deepest penetration in the Solomons Above there on past Japanese held Kolombangara island American forces are con solidating positions occupied AUK 15 on Vella Lavclla in the face of enemy opposition Wednesdays communique re by 2 forma tionsof plane lo raid ihe American positions United States fighters broke up the attempt shooting down of thc raiders antl damaging 2 others American planes also were ac tive in the northern Solomons at tacking a 10ship enemy convov and a Japanese cruiser between Bougainville and Buka Above thc Salamaua fighting scene on New Guinea at where allied planes destroyed more than 300 enemy aircraft in 4 raids last week liberators dropped 112 tons of bombs Tucs on the airdrome the Uwn Twenty Japanese fighters were in the air but appeared loath to mix with tbe raiders and their escort of long range fighters One Japanese plane was shot down Routine Fire Drill Proves More Realistic Than Was Scheduled New York hun dred WAVES training at Hunter college were roused from their dormitories for t routine fire drill which turned out more realistic than scheduled There was no up lo thc school rolled 2 engine compinie 2 hook and ladder trucks the fire patrol 2 battalion chiefs and sev eral police cars j It seems 1 of the WAVES as signed to a neavby fire alarm REDS SMASHING STEADILY PAST NAZI DEFENSES Drive Aims to Encircle Network of Railroads in Donets Basin Knudsen and Patterson on Pacific Tour By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS Forecasts of mighty new smashes against Japan were brought into sharper focus Wed nesday as War Undersecretary Robert P Patterson and LtGcn William S Knudsen armv war production adviser al lied headquarters in the south west Pacific on a tour of allied I offensive bases Blows of increasing strength will not be long delayed in thc war against Japan Patterson said and added that troops and weapons for growing striking power were being sent lo the southwest Pacific war zone He said he expected to have conferences with Gen Douglas MacArthur and Australian mili tary leaders durjnghis trip of in The unheralded arrival of Ihe 2 highranking men who fur nish the sinews of war followed a series of broad hints from the Quebec war council tliat Japan would soon feel the scourge of be allies growing offensive power in perhaps 4 major west Pacific China Burma and Japan itself 25 Denver Parents Are Sentenced for Children Delinquency Denver UR Juvenile Judge Philip B Gilliam disclosed Wed nesday that more than 25 Denver Parents have been given jail sen tences in thc past month for con tributing to the delinquency of their children and said he had encountered revolting incidents of neglect Gilliam said only this week he had sentenced a father and mother to B months after it was found their 6 children were allowed to nml that the oldest box misunderstood her and pulled the lever orders Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy child n girl of only 11 was found to have contracted venereal dis ease The 11 year old girl was go ing out with older men often en tertaining them in the same room with the other children the sci id The children were placed with a Catholic home Gilliam said a sports program had brought a decrease in juvenile delinquency among boys but that girls delinquency had risen Many girls he said were staying on thc streets often nil night long Moscow red army Wednesday was reported smash ing through 1 German defense line after another in a drive aimed at enveloping the dense network of railroads in thc heart of the Donets basin Front dispatches reported steady progress by Russian spearheads thrusting south from the Izyum arcn 75 miles south cast of Kharkov and northwest from a Mius river bridgehead above TaffauroK If he red army can close thc jaws ol ihe piiurrs now about 1011 miles apart in Ihe initial phase ot thc maneuver tO I thousands of German troops will be trapped and the backbone of resistance in Ihe southeastern Ukraine crushed At the same lime Russian troops expanding other gains from thc capture o Kharkov were pushing westward and northwest ward toward the Dnieper Tbe nazis enfeebled by continuous battles for more than 2 weeks were moving up reinforcements in a bid lo stem thc soviet onrush Red Star soviet army organ said that in Ihe battle south of Izyum the Russians were methodi cally clearing woodlands and heights overrunning n number ot vital German defense lines All enemy attempts to re store his positions were frus trated Kcd Star said Thc bat tle is developing successfully in our favor On thc other wing of the Donets drive red army forces thrust out from their newly won base of DonclskoAmvrosievka north west of Taganrog toward ihe twin in dustrial hubs ot Stalino and Makccvka Widening a yawning breach in the German defenses soviet as sault forces struck out westward nnd northwestward compelling the to resort to swift ma neuvering of available reserves Red Star said the Germans bad posted trustee machine gunners behind their forward positions with instructions lo mow down nny wouldbe deserters Declares Japs Who Fled Kiska to Tell Defeat Story at Home Allied Planes Set Italian Cruiser Afire Allied Headquarters in North Africa air squadrons meeting no opposi tion from axis mered communications in south ern Italy again Tuesday includ ing a blockbuster assault near Naples Tuesday night and left an Italian cruiser afire off the south coast headquarters announced Wednesday Divebombers fighlcrbomb crs and night bombers swcpl out lo tlie attacks and depleted axis air forces refused battle for the 2nd successive clay The only air opposition Monday was against liberators from thc middle cast which raided Bari in southeastern Ilaly Deadly U S A3G divebomb ers rammed home 2 hits with 500pound bombs ihe cruiser blowing off its stern Fires leaped from the ship as the attackers winged away Other A3B invaders blasted railroad facilities at Sapri on the Gulf of Policastro at Castrovillari in the center of southern Italy ant at Sibari on the cast coast Tuesday RAF AND RCAF Wellingtons punrcd 2ton blockbusier bombs on steel works and railroad yards at Torre AnnumJala on the Gulf of Naples below the big port de spite heavy antiaircraft fire Torre Annunziata is another in thc scries of rail control points on the line south of Naples which Wellingtons have been pounding thc clos ing stages of the Sicilian cam pa i g n Photographs showed both rail yards and the adjoin ing steel works were hard hit Four allied planes were missing from all attacks headquarters re ported The only opposition encount ered was by u beaufighter which blew and sank a schooner off thc Italian coast off Rome It was j u in p e d by 2 FockeWulf 190s which opened fire and then broke off the attacks without causing damage The beaufighter which swept in so low il knocked off 1 of the schooners masts aiso left 1 of 2 barges afire The plane crashlanded at sea on its way home but thc crew was rescued Other beaufigiiters left 2 tugs sinking from cannonfire attacks off Corsica The cruiser attack was the first chance the A3Gs had had to em ploy dive bombing tactics on a large enemy naval vessel al though the new proved to be 1 of the most ef fective attack units of the allied in a n y smaller vessels luring the battle for Sicily Q V iL C 0 I OUthS LonfCSS LL Vancouver B C UP Maj Gen C R Pcarfces in charge f Die Pacific command said Wednesday that thc psychological value of the Japanese evacuation I Tl f C n 1 of Kisk outweighs the fact HIM j Lar 1 hens j Drcakins the Japs escaped nlive j Returning from the Aleutians in Stripe nf Pearkes told newsmen Hint the Oerles Or Japanese retreat from Kiska re pudiated thc legend that thc Jnp is a superman Kiska has proved they will take their team off thc ice as soon as they realize they arc licked he said The Japs who escaped Kiska he said will go back to Japan and tell a story of defeat I think in thc long run the story they take back will be of greater value o our side than several thousand dead laps on Kiska he said BEYOND THE STRAIT LIES ITALYFrom a gun position in Sicilv allied he Slfait of essin Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Nut much change in temperature Wednesday after noon Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Iowa Showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night and Thurs day forenoon no important change in temperature MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Scat tered thundcrshowers in south west and west central portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 87 Minimum Tuesday night 66 At 8 n m Wednesday Rain Tuesday night 83 inch YEAR AGO Maximum fig Minimum 54 Des Moincs Chief Paul Castelline said Wed nesday 22 car thefts and 5 break ins had been confessed following the arrest of 8 youths 2 aged 17 and 6 aged 16 Seven of he boys were held i jail and Ihc 8th was being held for Des Aloines police at Atlantic Iowa Castelline said one 17 year old youth operating independently automobiles as admitted taking and 7 bicycles in DCS Monies well as breaking into a house Five others confessed entering 4 business houses he detective chief said and the 2 rcmaininu boys admitted car thefts in Des Aloines Biiiidcttc Minn Steelc Tuclle and Hruelton N Dak anc Gettysburg S Dak Betty Grable Says She Will Become Mother in Spring Hollywood Grable said Wednesday she and Band Leader Harry James will become parents next spring Thc blond film star will com plete her current film assignment and then retire temporarily from the screen She and James were married at Las Vegas Nev July 5 shortly after he was divorced at Alex by Mrs IjOUise James Declares Decisions at Quebec to Be Revealed in Military Language By MERI1UAN SMITH Ottawa Boose velt pledged Wednesday in a ivorldwide radio broadcast that thc united nations will in this war break up once and for all international gangsterism Speaking on the first occasion of an American presidents visit lo Ottawa the chief executive stood at the entrance of the tower ing parliament buildings and promised that absolute victory by the allies would bring the world well along the road to freedom from want1 He warned Germany Italy and Japan that they would learn he secret decisions reached at his Quebec confer ences wilh Prime Minister Win ston Cliurchill in thc only language their twisted minds seem capable of iiudcrstaiidinir Condemning the nazis for their evil inability to understand the rights of their and the fanatical militarists of Japan for similar brutal qualities Mr Roosevelt told an audience which included 200 members oC the Ca nadian parliament and some 25 000 citizens of Ottawa We have been forced lo call out thc sheriffs posse to break up the gang in order that gangsterism may be eliminated in the com munity of nations We are making lutely irrevocably this lime the lesson is driven home to them once and for all We are going to be rid of outlaws this time GitiiiK unanimous belief anionff Ihe united nations that only a real and lasting peace could justify the sacrifices of the present war thc chief ex ecutive said the postwar world was discussed in Quebec hut lie offered no details of thc dis cussions except to say they probably were duplicated la diiyens of nalions and hundreds of cities all over thc world Mr Roosevelt was optimistic about thc movement of the war in the Pacific turning his scorn on those Americans and Canadians who wanted to withdraw our forces from the Atlantic and Med iterranean when the Japanese first invaded a few rocky specks in the Aleutians Me supported bis scorn by re calling the recent elimination of Japanese forces from Kiska and Attu We have been told he added that Japs never surrender their headlong retreat satisfies us just as well IVIr Roosevelt devoted much of liis address of about 15 minutes to Canada and her participation in the war praising the manner in wliicli Canadians and Americans have fought shoulder to shoul der as they worked and played together in peace Canadian Prime Minister L Mackenzie King in introduc ing the chief executive hailed him as undaunted champion of the rights of free men and a mishly leader of the forces of freedom in a world at war King forecast a substantial ad vance toward complete victory as a result of the Quebec confer ences where he was host Avoiding any detailed descrip tion of advance plans for the war President Roosevelt devoted him self largely to tbe broad moral principles ot the 1 freedoms and the Atlantic charter He promised that unanimous action in clearing the world o savage outlaws and keeping them under heel forever would achieve freedom from fear oi violence Professing everlasting anscr at those who attack the Atlantic charter and the 4 freedoms Mr Kooscvclt said these same critics they had lived a century and a half have at tacked the Declaration of Inde pendence and before that the UaRiia Charta And it they had lived several thousand years ago they would have derided Moses when he came from the mountain with the 10 commandments Mr Roosevelt concluded his speech with a few words Miss Grable was divorced Horn French star Jackie Co Aov 19 134Q ing Canada a nation founded on French directed to Canadas large former child star Jackie Coogan j FrenchCanadian population Call   

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