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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKCS AtL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLiX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 29 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION UIUIT NO 304 5TH ARMY PLUNGES NEARER NAPLES Nazis Try to Keep Bridgeheads LARGE FORCE OF MEN TANKS ASSAULT REDS Battle for Dnieper River Increases in Violent Character Moscow con centrations of troops and tanks in the battle for the Dnieper river the Germans counterattacked strongly Wednesday in a bid to maintain their bridgeheads on the eastern bank Frontline dispatches said the enemy holding favorable posi tions was launching 10 to 12 counterattacks daily with pow erful air support The communist party newspaper Pravda re ported that at 1 point a red army was put in a critical situ ation at I time but soviet ar tillery cameto its relief No further progress was re ported immediately in the direc tions of Zaporozhc and Dneprope trovsk 2 major objectives on the lower Dnieper Zaporozhe lies on the east bank of the Dnieper behind a solid ring of fortifications The main part of Dnepropetrovsk the suburbs of which already have been reached lies on the west bank Wednesdays German commu nique as broadcast by Berlin said German troops engaged in heavy defensive fighting on the Dnieper lost ground temporarily Tuesday but wiped out their losses with counterattacks The communiqueadded Rus sian attacks at several points on the west bank of the central Dnie per were frustrated It reported Russian bombers raided Con stanta Rumanian Black sea port A sharp new red army advance was reported in White Russia where dispatches said a consider able area was occupied in the Gomel and Mogilev sectors After the northern part of Chernigov province had been cleared of the enemy the Russians moved north along the UnechaKrichev rail road toward Mogilev Krichev 60 miles southeast of Mogilev came under direct at tack after the red army Tuesday captured Klimovichi iz miles southeast of that railroad junc tion Lostiuko vichy 21 miles south of Krichev on the rail road from Unecha and Mstis lavl 25 miles north of Kirchev also was in Russian hands jMstislarl lell Tuesday to troops movinf west from Orel Province Occupation of Krichev would cut a knot 5 railroads running east from Mogilev northeast from Korma north from Unecha west from Hoslavl and southeast from Orsha Apart from Mogilev and Gomel themselves this is Ihe most important railroad junction in southeastern White Russia The Germans put up a stiff fight before Krichev attempting to hold the key to Mogilev They also bat tled stubbornly in the Nosovichi sector just southeast of Gomel Alone the middle Dnieper the red army steadily extended its occupation of the eastern bank The Kremenchug escape gap for the German forces below Polta va appeared closing rapidly aft er the Russians took Globino 20 miles north of and Gradizhsk 15 miles northwest of Kremenchu Both railroads from the Poltava region to Kremenchug now are cut and the number of German troops enclosed in that pocket has not been estimated but it must have been considerable in view of the stiff resistance they offered at Pol tava rCumerous towns and villages opposite the spires and domes of Kiev on the high west bank of the river also were occupied and Red Star the army newspaper re ported Russian artillery and avi ation was hammering large con centrations of German men and machines at the Dnieper crossings At the southern end of the front the Germans were forced back to the tip of the Taman peninsula after the Russians occupied Tem ryuk Dispatches said the red army was pressing down both banks of the Kuban river routing the en emy out of their last foothold in the Caucasus and driving them across the Kerch strait to the Crimea JEEP an altar when allied soldiers drove through Sicily this resourceful chaplain used the hood of a jeep to celebrate mass for a combat team AP photo from signal corps HUGE FORGES TO ATTACK ENEMY Churchill War May Go On Until September 45 By WILLIAM B DICKINSON London Minister Churchill said in a speech Tues day that huge allied armies and more powerful air forces will be hurled against the enemy in the next 12 months but warned that the war maj continue into Sep tember 1945 He spokeat Royal Albert Hall at a closed meeting of BOQO w o m e n delegates representing several million British women en gaged in the war effort The text of the speech was not released until Wednesday Apparently referring to the promised opening of a front in cstcru Europe Churchill sniti In the forthcoming year you will see larger armies fighting and you will see more powerful air forces striking at the heart of the enemy country Labor Minister Ernest Bevin in a companion sp2ech also made a cautious reference to the com ing offensives asserting that the intense period is being reached will be touch and go this winter and early spring he said We cannot reveal to you all that lies in store during that period but it does represent possibly the greatest task Britain has ever had to face Though Churchill did not elab orale on the allied plans he said they must be supported by con tinued tola effort on the home front When buying a pack of cigarets contribute5c to Clarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a in service overseas 1589 CASES LISTED Des Moines has had 1589 scarlet fever cases this year compared with 1235 cases at Ihis time last year the state health department reported Wednesday Polk county has had 236 cases this year compared with 94 cases up to Sept 28 last year 60 JAP PLANES ARE DESTROYED IN WEWAK RAID Australians Exact Heavy Toll of Nippon Forces at Finschhafen Allied Headquarters in the Southwest Pacific bloody battle for Finschhafen roared toward its finish Wednes day with Australian soldiers ex acting a heavy toll among the Japanese defenders and the sup porting bases of the enemy for 300 miles to fhe northwest along the New Guinea coast bombed into impotence More than 60 planes were de stroyed at Wewak by allied bombers and fighters Monday Three tankers and 4 merchant snips just arrived in the Wcxvak harbor with supplies which could have been intended for overland movement south were blasted to the harbor bottom The coastal road leading from Wewak clown to Finschhafen was slrnfed at llatiso bay by allied fighters Less than a mile north of Firsch hafen veteran Australian ground troops struck hard at Japanese po sitions on high ground inflicting heavy casualties Other Australians have fought their way to the banks of the llcbbe creek west of Finschhafen The enemys air aid supply base which is separated by only 70 miles of water from Japans stra tegic island holdings of New Britain isvirtually encircled Allied artillery shelled it Headquarters in the first re port 011 the new air raid on We said hat operational base was heavily bombed and also hit by 160000 rounds of am munition SI on day for an hour and a half by more than 200 raiders Fifty planes ivere de stroyed on the ground some of them fighters transformed into wreckage as they tried f utilely to Eet into the air Twenty got aloft Eight weje shot down for certain 1 others prob ably Three raiding Mitchells fell prey to intense enemv antiair craft fire All the other Mitchells Liberators and escorting fighters returned to base some damaged William F Boni Associated Piess war correspondent in a dispatch from somewhere in New Guinea on the Wewnk raid dis closed for the first time that some of the Mitchells were based on the northern side of the Owen Stan ley mountains Hitherto the only New Guinea base which fias ap peared in the reports has been Port Moresby on the south side Report 10 Dutchmen Executed by Germans Stockholm newspa per Dagens Nyheters Berlin cor respondent said Wednesday that 10 Dutchmen had been reported executed for assaulting 2 town halls in occupied Holland and killing a Dutch nazi Senate Will Draft Foreign Policy Views Washington senate for eign relations subcommittee de cided Wednesday to pigeon hole the houseapproved Fulbrighl lasting peace resolution and to draft its own declaration of post war foreign policy Without specifically mentioning the Fulbright proposal Chairman Connally D Tex armouced that the subcommittee of 8 which he heads as well as the full committee would draft a resolution expressive of its atti tude and recommended it to the full committee Connally did not sav when the subcommittee would act but both he and Senator George D Ga recently have said they did not think discussion postwar poli cies in the senate should come at this time Connally has indi cated that action likely would be delayed until after an American BritishRussian conference in Moscow The Fulbright resolution ap proved by an overwhelming house vote would put congress on rec ord as favoring American partici pation through this countrys con stitutional processes in priate international machinery to preserve future peace Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy CoBelligerent Status for Italy IsBelieved Likely Concessions Probably Will Be Measured by Actual Aid Delivered By EDWARD KENNEDY Somewhere in Italy Sept the Ba doglio governments obvious de sire for recognition as a full fledged BritishAmerican ally it now seems possible that Italy may be accorded the status of a co belligerent and that any conces sions she may receive will be measured by the aid she delivers There have been indications durinjr the past wtek that Pre mier Badoglio has been on the verge of declaring war upon Germany in an effort to line Italy up with the allies This would be purely an in dependent action however and it is expected that Italys new war rote and her relations with the united nations will be fixed shortly through negotiation Many difficulties lie in the way of granting Italy anything even approaching united nations status One is the reluctance of the troops who have been fighting Ihe Italians to accept them as feeling doubtless shared by a large part of the public in the United States and Britain The attitude of Washington and London on Ihe other hand seems to br that since the Italians apparently wish sin cerely to help in the against Germany it is only com mon sense to make use of them A dispatch from William Mc Gaffin Associated Press war cor respondent in Cairo reflected a similar viewpoint there McGaf fin said that British forces which recently occupied Coo and Lero islands in the Dodecanese had accepted the Italians as co belligerents on the grounds that the allies first task is to kill Ger mans and that to accomplish this they should U5e every weapon and means at their command Complaint Sessions for Retailers and Wholesalers Planned Washington nationwide complaint session has been ar ranged by thegovernment to find out directly from retailers and wholesalers what if anything is interfering with the fair distri bution of foods and civilian goods Interviews will be held bv rep resentatives of the office of civ ilian requirements and the war food administration in 20 selected cities accessible to every mer chant between Oct 1130 Merchants will be allowed 15 minutes each to tell what ob stacles appear lo be preventing them from getting enough goods to moot their customers needs If certain patterns appear consist ently in the interviews OCR and WKA will seek corrective action Officials suspect for instance that some manufacturers have not adjusted their delivery quo tas among regions to match war time population shifts so thai boom communities are getting in sufficient supplies Coroners Jury Rules Small Boy Was Thrown Out of 10th Story Los Angeles Dex ler 46 year old labor union sec retary wns held Wednesday on suspicion of murder after a coro ners jury decided his Ifi months old son was thrown from a 01h story window of a downtown hotel The jury recommended thai Dexter be held to answer for the homicidal death Hotel attendants testified that Dexter was drunk and unruly Police technicians said finger prints on the window sill indi cated that the child could not have fallen out the window GEOGRAPHICALLY WRONG spaghetti even if it is in the south 1 acjtie These marine raiders on New Georgia island obviously ire enjoying their meal of tUe long slippery stuff after a diet of captured Japanese rice Left to riKht are Pvt To bias Anncnberg Middleton Conn Pvt George Warholie Madera Pa Pvt Staitlev H King Miami Fla Pfc Robert A Roth Beloit Wis and one unidentified marine ail en joying relaxation from battle Official U S marine corps photo PLAYERS TO GO ON TOUR LISTED Big Leagues to Stage Series for Servicemen League President Ford Frick Wednesday announced a squad of 18 National league players from the loops f clubs who will hook up with an American league outfit in a tour of south Pacific service bases after the season ends Frick named Frankie Frisch Pittsburgh Pirates manager as pilot of the senior loop squad In addition lo the IS players and Frisch the National league also will send Larry Goetz as um pire and Leo Ward St Louis Car dinals secretary scorer The 18 players arc Pitchers Al JavciT Boston Bucky Walters Cincinnati Truett Sevvell Pitts burgh Johnny Vander Meer Cin Individual Bond Sales Here Pick Up If individuals in Cerro Gordo county will continue to buy bonds at the accelerated rate which de veloped with the announcement that a 2man Jap submarine is to be exhibited here finance committee members believe the county will reach Us S2B44000 quota a spokesman sjirl Wednes day The county has passed R2 per Lent of its quota compared with state figures of 74 per cent re leased Tuesday he said but he added that a large proportion of local purchases has been made by commerciil add industrial firms FIRE DESTROYS GROCERY HOME Blast of Oil Burning Stove Causes Blaze Lyle of a oil burning stove started a fire which destroyed Ihe combinatio grocery filling station and rcsij dence known as ihc lied Star nil station onehalf mile south of here at 10 a m Wednesday i Mrs L A Horslman who was running the business while her husband is employed at the Hormel plant at Austin was not burned but she suffered from 5hock due to the excitement She lias been in somewhat poor health Mrs Horstman vas in the act But business boomed in the in sccrctary nm j dividual classification nfler bond buyers were promised of lighting the oil burner when the an opportunity to inspect the in 1 tcrior of the Tap suicide sub on Oct 11 in Mason City he said The cinnati Al Oerheauser Philadel phia and Hi Bithorn Chicago Catchers Walker Cooper St Louis and Ray Mueller Cincin nati Infiekiers Elbie Fletcher Pittsburgh Lou Klein St Louis Eddie Miller Cincinnati Bob El liott Pittsburgh and Dick Bartell Neiv York Outfielders Stan Musial St Louis Vince DiMaggio Pittsburgh Augie Galan and Dixie Walker Brooklyn and Joe Mcd wicfc Mew York j B AMERICAN IKVGUK CLUBS REPRESENTED CUicasro from 6 of the R American league clubs were named to the junior circuits over seas baseball tour squad an nounced Wednesday by President William Harridgc Joe Cronin pilot of the Boston Red Sox will manage the team which will play a National league star squad in the south Facific alter the World Series Players selected were First State bank of Thornton tele phoned Wednesday morning for 200 additional tickets after the original supply of 50 was ex hausted during 3 hours of busi ness Tuesday he reported A ticket to inspect the subma rine impaired at Pearl Harbor is issued for each war bond pur chased this week during the 3rd war loan drive with a limit of 6 to a person War bond headquar ters in Mason City will notbe open evenings except by appoint ment he warned WILL INCREASE BEET ACREAGE Jones Declares Extent to Be Announced Soon Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Continued mild Wednesday afternoon slightly warmer with occasional light showers Wednesday night con tinued mild Thursday forenoon Iowa Occasional light rain west and south central portions Wed nesday afternoon light rain and continued mild Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Minnesota Light rain Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Warmer near Lake Superior Continued mild elsewhere Wed nesday night and Thursday forenoon except becoming cooler northwest and north central portions Thursday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday BO Minimum Tuesday night 47 At 8 a m Wednesday 50 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 34 Washington Ad ministrator Marvin Jones told the i house banking committee Wed Catcners Bill Dickey and nolliej nesday that there would be a Uemsley New York and Jake great increase in beet sti Early Washington gar aclcagc in 944 ovei lhis Pitchers Spurgcon Chandler New York Paul fDi7v Trout Detroit Orval Grove Chicago Emil Dutch Leonard Washing ton Allie Reynolds Cleveland Hushson Boston backed by special funds The subject was raised by Rep resentative Fold DCal tlurinK a hearing on the request of the Commodity Credit Corporation fpr and Cecil Bobby Doerr Boston Luke j the Intal up to Chicago and Bill John It hasnt been announced yet authority to increase its borrowing Rudy York Detroit capacity by bringing j said Jones but were going lo son and Joe Gordon New York Outfielders Charlev Keller increase it the beet sugar acre New York Pete Fox Boston and 1Se materially There will be a George Case and Stan Spcnce Scal increase both of Washington In addition lo Cronin and the 18 player the squad will include Umpire William Summers Dr Ralph McCarthy of Boston as trainer and Earl J Hilligan di rector of the American league service bureau as club secretary and league representative No players from the Philadel phia or St Louis clubs were chosen CHARGED NlTH FORGERY Des Moines Chief Paul Castelline said forg ery charges would be filed against James S Hiskey 34 who Tues day figured in a chase in Ihe com mercial district during which a city detective fired some shots He cicclincd to disclose the ex act size of the increase pending conferences with the sugar in dustry but said that well prob ably be ready to announce the price and increased acreage some time in rCovember Saying that the sugar industry has to have some help1 Jones declared the war food administra tion is planning lo use special funds lo increase production in addition to the regular sugar act ARCHBISHOP LEAVES Moscow Archbishop of York has left Moscow after a Sday visit to leaders of the state and the Russian orthodox church Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette I carrier boy f GERMAN FORCE IS DRIVEN FROM MOUNTAIN LINE Yanks British Pursue Foe on Plain Within 15 Miles of City IIV XORGAARD Allied Headquarters In North Africa 5th army has Irivcn the Germans from their ast mountain positions above Sa erno and is pursuing the enemy on the plain within 15 miles ot Naples the full of which ap icarcd Wednesday to be immi nent The Germans routed out if the mountain strongholds in 6 days of heavy lighting were in general retreat leaving the al lies in complete possession of the Sorrento peninsula which separates the Bay of Naples from Hie Gulf of Salerno American and British troops ot U Gen Mark W Clark began the final attack on tlic enemys extremely strong mountain posi tions at dawn Tuesday and by noon had captured Nocera vital road center at the beginning of the coastal plain leading to Na ples important naval base on the southern shore oC the Bay of Naples also fell quickly into allied hands as the Germans withdrew in a flight that may not cease until they reach the river Ventura line well north of Naples In London the authoritative British press association said it had learned that 5th army forces had entered historic Pompei at the foot of smoking Vesuvius and only 13 airline miles from the heart of The breakthrough on the treme westerncud of the front extending across Italy from coast to coast was accompanied by a sicnerat advance on the en tire 5th and 8th army line American troops on the 5th armys right flank smashed their way i miles northward against crumbling enemy opposition and were within 7 miles of Avellino road and rait junction which is the key to inland communications easl of Naples The capture ol Avellino would constitute a threat lu any German effort to make new stand any where cast or south of Naples The British 8th army mean while wiped out the deep salient on its western flank previously reported and established a straight line between San Angelo and Matfi while along the Adriatic stove explocicti Nearly the entire stock and fix lures of the store and the Horsl man residence were destroyed The building a small structure was almost n total loss The building was covered bv in mumm surance but there was nothint I sir Bernard L Montgomerys on the stock j lorces stormed northward from Mavgherita cli Suvnia ami occu pied the town of Zappanetta on the Gulf of Manfredonia due east of the great loggiu air base ISritish troops on Ihc extreme southwest end of the allied front began the final shove against the enemy in the moun tain tine north ami northwest of Salerno anil riirnnnlcrcd the bitterest kiiul of fighting at the town of Sala which already had chanscii hands many times in recent weeks of the furious struggle This time Clarks troops seized it for keeps and swept on triumph antly The Germans realizing that any further attempt to make a stand in that area was futile to retreat Reports from the front em phasized that Hie enemys with drawal was orderly and there was Totahof Drivers Licenses Show Cut of 100000 in Iowa M o i n e s a r hns caused reduction ot approxi mately 1001100 in ihc number of drivers licenses issued in Iowa Records in the slate drivers license division Wednesday showed 8IU194 of the new 46 permits have been issued against a comparable figure of 956785 two years ago Division officials attributed the decline largely to the number of lowans in Ihe armed forces or workinR in war plants in other stales SCORES NEW GAINSNew advances have been made by the British 8lh army in Italy which has captured Foggia in its rfnve up the eastern coast Meanwhile the U S 5th army still is battering German defenses in front of Naples Alap shows present battle line   

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