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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT OP ARCHIVES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLIX THE NEWSPAPER THAT Associated Press and United Press Full Wires MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copyi MASON CITY IOWA 1apcr Consists of Two Suction One NO YANKS RAID EAST GERM ANY POLAND Russians Swarm Over Dnieper if t FLANKING MOVE IS DIRECTED AT KIEVS CAPTURE Scores of New Crossings on River Made With Pontoons and Boats BULLETIN London Taman pen insula across the Kerch Straits from the Crimea has been swept completely clear of Germans ending Hitlers costly and dis astrous efforts to win the oil riches of the Caucasus Premier Marshal Joseph Stalin an nounced Friday niirht in a spe cial order of the day Moscow front dis patches Saturday reported scores of new red army crossings of the middle Dnieper and the swift re inforcement and expansion of three major bridgeheads flanking Kiev and threatening to squeeze the Germans out of the Ukrainian capital Strengthened constantly by a fioxv of men and arms across the water barrier Ihe Russian cross ins forces were reported to have captured several German strong points and strategic highways in developing the pincers maneu ver aimed at Kiev Field reports said the Soviets were engaging the main bulk of the German armies contesting the push across the river while red army reinforcements clogged pontoon bridges flat bottomed boats rafts dinghies and other craftat scores ofpoiuts Light and heavy tanks fol lowed by artillery and heavily laden supply trucks were re ported rumbling into the west bank bridgeheads across pontoon bridges surfaced with logs Photographs published here showed jeepdrawn antitank can non rushing through villages de scribed as west of the river to ward positions from which to re sist German counterblows Hed Star the Russian army journal in another of the confi dent pronouncements regarding red army prowess said The initiative now is entirely with the red army and the red army is moving decisively and re lentlessly toward its final objec victory over the German fascist enslavers Front dispatches said the so viets were hammering the Ger mans back in 3 key sectors north and south of Kiev despite mount ing counter attacks Nearly 3 000 Germans were killed Friday alone Elsewhere along the embattled 1000mile front from Lenin grad to the Black sea the Rus sians drove deeper into the Ger man salient southeast of Len ingrad pounded to within 22 miles of the strategic highway linking the White Russian strongholds of Mogilev Orsha and Vitebsk and continued the mopup of the Taman peninsula in the Caucasus The German news agency DNB in a Berlin broadcast said nazi troops liad evacuated the Ta man peninsula their last toehold in the Caucasus More than JoO owns and vil lages were engulfed in advances of up to 71 miles toward Vitebsk including Zaolsha 31 miles to the southeast on the railroad from Smolensk and Lyubavichi 10 miles south of Znolsha and a miles northeast of Orsha Sixty localities fell lo Gen An drei 1 Yercmenkos armies push ing through Novel 54 miles norlh of Vitebsk toward the Baltic states The Latvian border is only 60 miles west of Nevel The communist organ fravda estimated that the Russians al ready have put several divisions across the Dnieper on ferries barges and rafts and over pontoon bridges under a curtain of shells from artillery batteries massed on the cast bank RLDS CROSS DNIEPERiAmwB indicate the red army capture of Novel key rail junction city winch is only 70 miles Irom the Latvian border and bridgeheads established on the west bank of the middle Dnieper rivev which red troops have crossed and pressure against the remaining German bridgehead oj the Taman peninsula Paratrooper Getting Wedding License Faints Cincinnati Oliio from a speeding army transport plane thousands of feet above the earth is all in a days work for Pvu Hovtard E Arthur a para trooper But as he stepped to the license counter in the courthouse 1 KILLED 3 HURT Mrs Durwood Costello Dies After Collision Durwood Costel lo 25 who lived on a farm near Nashua was almost instantly killed in an automobile collision in which others were seriouslv injured 10 miles east of Nashua at 2 a m Saturday The accident occurred us air and Mrs Costello and Delorcs De Bettignies 18 were on their way home from Sumner where they attended a dance The car driven by Coslello col lided headon with one driven bv Cletus Meyers son of JIv and Lawrence Meyers who lives onehalf mile east of the accident Officers were unable to determine the cause of the crash at an carlv hour Saturdny The 3 injured occupants of the cars were taken lo a hospital ul New Hampton Costello suffered a fractured shoulder blade a cut over one eye and another on the neck besides bruises Miss Bettignies suffered leg in juries one and possibly both be ing fractured Meyers is reported to have had a fractured foot but physicians had not completed their xiav ex aminations Saturday mornins Mrs Costello is survived by her husband and 2 children Darlcne 3 and Dolores I She was form erly Marie Bcarman It was Chickasaws 2nd auto fatality of Inc year Farmer Had Stored Chickens and Not Pheasants Wins Suit Sioux City district court jury awarded John Weiderfeltd Plymouth county farmer of S2270 against Walter W Trus suil sell a game warden i which arose from WeidorXeltds arrest in the fall of 1942 on a charge of illcgill possession of pheasants The birds stored in a refrigerated locker plant at City proved to be chickens The farmer sued for to buy fainted marriage license he Brother Desperadoes Who Took All Guns in Sheriffs Office Hunted Stciniboil Springs Coin Iolicc watched highways in states Saturday for 2 dcsocratc Clcburnc exconvict broth ers who escaped from the Roiitt county jail Friday with the sher iffs automobile all the revolvers rifles and riot ytms in the jail and a plentiful supply of ammu nition The brothers Handel and O B Thomberry attacked Sheriff Er nest Todd when he entered their cell with writing paper They beat him into unconsciousness and locked him in the cell rielnying for 5 hours the sounding of an alarm The brothers both of whom have served terms in Texas pris ons were awaiting trial for liie torture murder of a crippled shecpherder whose body was found in his wagon lonely ranc country in August Police ob tained a confession from the that they bound the cripple ly after robbing him of his moncv and possessions YOUTH ADMITS HE KILLED 3 Tries to Absolve Girl in 1 ragecly on Farm Chardon Ohio UW William IToroll 20 gangling dullwitted farm youth confessed early Sat urday that be bad killed 2 women and n man on the Pennsylvania farm where he was employed as a field hand He tried lo absolve Janice Gra ham 20 the hired girl who fled with him after he had slain Mrs Everett Wilson 4R wife of his employer Mrs Catherine Wilson T8 his mother and Robert Mc Kay KJ another hired hand Thursday morning B vi t Pennsylvania authorities were onroute here to return them Ui Mercer Pa and it was an nounced lhat both would face lit degree murder charges Morelt and Miss Graham were arrested Friday night in the farm house of Charles Cobb 7 miles southeast of here They bad represented themselves as a young married couple in strait ened circumstances and the Cobbs piU them up for the night Weeping niict near collapse Miss Graham insisted to authori ticis41in she bad had nothing to cio with the slaying llorcll had bound her hand and foot she said before he strangled the younger Mrs WiUon in the Wil son dairy barn nnd then went to the house and killed the older Mrs Wilson nnd McKay with blasts from his shotgun That they were lovers was ap parenl and authorities were working on the theory that the sequence of homicide began when the younger prised them barn Mrs V behind MAY SKIK SETTLKMENT London UR Foreign Sccrc iiry Anthony Eden may atempt to negotiate a settlement of th RussianPolish dispute during tlic coming meeting of British Ameri can and Russian foreign office representatives in Moscow tl London Daily Mirrors diplomatic ALLIES THRUST OVERVOLTURNO INBROAOFRONT Cairo Reports Nazis Retreat 1 5 Miles to North to New Line BULLETIN London Iff The Cairo ra dio said Saturday lhat allied forces have crossed the Voltur no river above Naples on a broad front The broadcast said Hie Germans Here retreat ing to positions along the Garigliano river some 15 to 20 miles north of the Volfiirno By RICHARD D McSIILLANT Allied Headquarters Algiers UP Allied patrols have crossed the Volturno river the Germans 1st line of defense below Rome and the 5th and 8th armies have ad vanced 2 to 3 miles at key points all the way across the Italian pe ninsula it was announced Satur day Caserta a highway junction 15 miles northeast of Naples and miles southeast of Cainia on the Vcllurno was captured by the 5th Disclosure that 5th army pa trols had forced the Volturno 97 miles southwest of Rome indi cated that a fullscale offensive to reach the north bank was im minent if not under way Allied artillery on the south bank was softening the enemy line journo tookplace sdriewheref 17mile stretc FORTRESSES TOPALPS ON WAY TO MUNICH First flight over German Alps i above by lljing tortreases of the northwest African air force pfcturad on tho r way to bomb targets in the Munich area of Germany capture of S cilv Cors et Sardinia and large sections pf Italy has made available nilbaws within much shorter bombing range ot German industrial centers U S annv signal corps ra oZto WEBSTER CITY Man A W 0 L Shot by Nephew of Wife Webster City John son 35 whom Hamilton county Sheriff E RLear said was A O L from the army surrendered to officers at his home Friday ilight after he had been shot in tilt right arm and side by his wifes nephew as a posse sur unded the house 17mile stretch of the river be tween Capua and the west coast Other otli army forces mopped up scattered points south of the Vol turno and Galore rivers in a line straightening operation A front dispatch from the Slh army front said the Germans had abandoned their costly attempt to halt the British 8th army at Ter moli and were falling back the Italian east coast toward Pes cara and the lateral road o Rome The Germans lost 15 of the 30 tanks with which they attempted to recapture Termoli They had been under orders to retake the town at all costs to prevent a flanking threat to Rome The 8th army already was slightly north of a line due east from the Italian capital The northwest African air forces again extended their offensive to Greece hitting an airfield at Eleiisis near Athens and for the first time also raided Crete and Rhodes in support of allied opera tions in the Aegean sea where the British are battling lo maintain a foothold in the Dodecanese islands Both Crete and Rhodes were brought under 2 aerial attacks with heavy bombers from the middleeastern command joining the RAF in day and night assaults It is from these 2 islands that the Germans launched their invasions of Britishheld Cos and Lcros in the Dodecanese and Samos far ther north time Johnson bren ab sent without leave from the aimy Each time he has returned lo Webster City Johnson returned home last Monday night bid in Ihe house and threatened lo kill his wife and her nephew Robert Harris if they disclosed his presence the sheriff said Friday night ihe officer added Johnson attacked his wife but was frightened away from tiic house when his son went for the police Mrs Johnson and Harris flee and a posse surrounded the home When Mrs Johnson and Harris returned Johnson came out and threatened to shoot them Sheriff Lear said adding that Harris then shot Johnson and the latter sur rendered His wounds were dressed al a hospital nnd lie was taken to the Dodge induc tion center and turned over to military authorities In DCS Moincs Capt Henry II Church of the corps of military police said Johnsons base was Vancouver Barracks in Washing ton The last time he was A O L was last Church added April 29 Captain ARCHBISHOP RETURNS London archbishop of York secondhighest prelate of ihc Church of Knalimd re turned to London Saiurdav from Moscow where he delivered an in j viiniion io liussinn orthodox to visit Knylanrt SURRENDERS AT Jap Cruiser 2 Destroyers Sunk Off Vella LaVella Isle 2 Other Destroyers Are Damaged Limp Away From Battle THE ASSOCIATED IKESS correspondent said Saturday Michigan Notre Dome ALIIES CLOSER TO allied 5th army on Haly s west coast was within 106 airline miles of Rome broken arrow with the capture of Capua on the south bank of the Voltiirno river On Adriatic coast British 8th army was lighting off reinforced German columns in Ter moli area 130 miles from Rome broken Black line is approximate battle line 3 Ky Japan counted 5 warships sunk or damaged Saturday in a bitter naval engagement with lighter U S surface forces which frus truled the evacuation or enemy forces from positions no longer tenable in the central Soiomon islands Jhev Japanese announced m imperial headquarters commun ique that both Kolombansaru and Velia LaVella islands had uccn evacuated The Domci news affcncy in t broadcast re corded by OIVI called the movement a successful trans fer which had been carried onl almost uitliout enemy inter ference Central Douglas MacArtUurs headquarters however announced without qualification The enemy was frustrated in an apparent attempt to evacuate from Vella LaVella the rem nants of his defeated ground forces The naval action took place nfC Vella LaVella Wednesday night Although oulmnnned and out gunned a small group of U S d rovers commanded bv Cant Frank Robinson Walker of Ala bama fought it out with the en emy Within minutes a Japanese liylvt cruiser and 1 destroyer ex ploded and sank by gunfire an other destroyer went down from a well aimed torpedo Two other enemy destroyers were damaged and imped away Four more en emy destroyers and an assortment of gunboats and barges changed course and fled without a fight American losses were termed moderate A spokesman al headquarters of Admiral Willmn F iialscy Jr commander of south Pacific fitrrcs snid the enemy warships iniclniilitcdly were sent from Kn liaul Japuns hip base on New Britain 400 milcs to Ihe north In the central Pacific the U S navy maintained silence on the Wake island raid which com menced at dawn Oct 5 west long itude lime Tokyo expanded its originnl announcement that Ihe raids had boon spread over days Oct 67 by saying lhat 1 UOodd planes in a large for mation carried out repeated tierce bombing attacks Tokyo added that Ihc United Slates Was ina nciiverins for position to counlcr I attack against the Japanese home islands Weather Report FORECAST Masoii City Cooler Saturday night and Sunday forenoon Iowa Cooler Saturday nigh and Sunday forenoon Minnesota Cooler Saturday night and south portion Sunday fore noon Diminishing IN7 MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather slatislics Maximum Friday 77 Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday GUARD USED IN LOUISIANA Governor Plans to Put Appointee in Post PointeaLaHache La The Louisiana Stable Guard made a advance SaUirda against defiant fesideiils1 of Pla qucsmines Parish as the states controversy gained momentum Tile guard moved forward into Ihe parish after 2 platoons out flanked i roadblock of oil rucks The Placiucsmines outpost fell back without firing a shot and units of Gov Sam Jones forces advanced about iiOO yards The guardsmen under a pro clamation of martial law by the governor were headed for the parish seat to install Walter Blaize Governor Jones appointed sheriff in his post Twentytwo miles outside the town the 31 trucks and 2 arm ored vehicles of the guard convoy were stopped by a barricade of 2 oil and 1 oil pipe truck parked across the road Manning the bar ricade were about 75 Plnqucs mines citizens armed with rifles and pistols Brig Gen Thomas Porter lead ins the state guard sent out re connaissance squads aloiiK the outer Mississippi levee bank and clown the Louisiana and Southern railroad tracks to beleaguered PointcaLaHache So far 3 of the Plaqucsmincs in surgents have been captured by the squads On the higway the convoy drawn safe out of range Saturday morning set up a machinegun ncst facing the Plaqucsmincs yucrrilla Iroop Ai Jolson Back From Abroad Has Pneumonia New York UR Al Jolson ncKcn Wednesday with pneu monia complicated bv malaria spent another restless night and his condition shows no improve ment nurses at his hotel suite said Saturday The comedian re turned recently from North Afri ca and Sicily where he entertained American troops YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 45 73 37 trace Unstrap Artificial Leg to Free Crash Victim Santa Ana Cal at the scene of an automobile cidcnt Moore down police heard exclaim Im youd bettor lake Edward pinned my le off and ciras me out of So Policemen Foncst Duke and Wil liam Tliackor went to work and freed the unstrap ping his artificial leg KECEIVE BAXXEK Washington Inwa WPjA cita tion for meritorious service and n banner for having one of the 4 best civilian defense organizations m Iowa will be presented to Washington county at a ceremony Tuesday night Dartmouth 0 la Preflight Iowa Cornell Princeton HANNOVER AND BREMEN HIT BY RAF AT NIGHT Intense Air Assaults Made on Many Areas of Hitlers Ffcrtress London formations of heavy American bombers flew deep into Europe Saturday to bomb important targets in Pom erania in eastern Germany Po land and etst Prussia it was an nounced This deepest daylight pene tration into Hitlers fortress from British bases followed up an RAF raid in great strength Friday night on the German rubber manufacturing center of Hannover and a lesser raid on the port of Bremen which American bombers had lett in flames Friday The round trip from the vicin ity London to oast Prussia would involve a ilight of at least 1600 Reterrine to Fridays Bremen raid tlic Berlin radio claimed that 4B planes out of the power ful north American air forma tions had been shot down The Americans announced the loss ol 30 bombers Friday It admitted considerable dam age in Friday nights Hannover raid The HAFs night assaults cli maxed a day of intense aerial ac tivity and preliminary reports showed the assault was concen trated The British lost 31 bombers Saturdays flight all the war across Germany to cast Prus sia and least 800 miles from the British may have carried the big Amer ican bombers to within 300 miles of the Russian front line It foreshadowed the day wheii allied blows from Britain may be linked vast ground front in Russia and provided elo quent testimony to the feebleness of the German effort to forestall what Berlin calls the air terror that is striking down German cities 1 by 1 Announcing Bremen as Iho lar KCt of British night bombers DNB in a Berlin broadcast also said that Hannover German rubber center of hull a million popula tion also was raided in the 2nd heavy RAF blow there within 2 weeks The last time the British and the Americans teamed up for a double attack within a 24hour period was Oct 4 when the fort resses plastered the Frankfurt warptane factory in daylight and British bombers hopped on the same target that night The Germans said that early on Friday nights ror raids indicated that 25 Brit ish aircraft were shot down In t flaming air battle over Germany 112 nazi fighters were knocked down Friday by Ameri can 4eusincil bombers and thunderbolts bealinfr their way to Bremen and Vegesack through fierce opposition which return ing flyers said Saturday in cluded small homb loaded rocket planes Thirty bomber were lost from Ihc force ot flyins fortresses and liberators which blasted the stuka divebomber plant at Bremen and submarine installation at nearby Vegesark Three of ihe thunder bolts which provided cover half way to he targets also failed to return The German radio admitted that particularly heavy destruction resulted from the raids The toll o U2 German planes was the 2nd heaviest of the and was only in the win raid on Rcgensburg and ichwciiifurt Aug 17 when 307 were shot down Of Fridays bag Ihe heavy bombers accounted for the thunderbolts shot down the remaining 12 There was no indication in the preliminary reports of the raid as tn wtial portion of the heavy American losses were the result of the new German tech i1ics ir how many were the victims of flak from ground bat teries or fighter fire The loss was more than half that sustained by the British in 8 days of intensive activity over Munich Kasscl Frankfurt LiidwigsliaKen and SUiUcjart in which the RAF toll was 54 The American pilots said hat lak over the target was particu larly intense For hilf the trip to the target the big bombers had the advant age of P47 fighter cover When the nazi planesrose to the attack they bored in attempting to pene trate the screen If they failed I the pilots said they launched the FINAL   

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