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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 20, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL L NORTH IOWANS NE1GHIORS Associated Press ind United Frew Full Leued Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER BAGLEY TREASURER OF Nazis Retreat Leave Desolate Scenes KILL CIVILIANS This Consists o Tuo One NO Iff AND SET HOMES AFIRE IN ITALY Germans Fall Back to Fresh Mountain Line After Losing Volturno By NOLAND NORGAARD Allied Headquarters Algiers on their left flank by a swift American drive that cut forward 5 miles the Germans fell back Wednesday from the Volturno valley to a fresh mountain line leaving be hind them one of the wars worst scenes of destruction The Germans are retreating to establish a strong new moun tain line anchored on the high Massieo ridge and the town of Mondragone 6 miles north of the Volturno river mouth and extending 27 miles northeast lo Venafro Official dispatches from 5th army headquarters said the nazis were burning houses shooting ci vilians destroying livestock tear ing up railroads dynamiting roads and firing haystacks to provide smokescreens to cover their i treat The devastating of the country side and wiping out of civilians as well as their farms was the most complete yet encountered as the German Jury towards the Italians reached a new peak The new enemy line is made up of a scries oE high difficult ridges intersected by deep val leys through which pass the main highways from Naples to Borne i miles north Bernie Old Maestro of Leaders Dies Beverly Hills Cat 3ernie old maestro of Ihe band eaders died at his Beverly Hills lome Wednesday Bernies death just before 9 a m PWT came after a sud den recurrence of heart trouble which followed pneumonia last March At that time physicians said his condition was critical and kept him under an oxygen tent for several weeks The band leader had been re cuperating slowly until he was stricken with another heart at tack late last week At his bedside were his wife eliminated the Ger mans last hape of making a stand anywhere south of the MondragonrVenafro Hne The advance carried the 5th army into the towns of Pigna taro 6 miles north of Capua Roccaromana 5 miles northwest of Liberi and the highway junc tion and town of Dragoni miles northwest of Alvignano These advances put them miles north of the Volturno Attacking heavily along the Adriatic in the face of in creasing resistance by reinforced nazi troops the British 8th army captured Petacciato 9 miles west of Termoli Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys infantry niade a successful attach on the village converted by the Germans into a heavily fortified zone with the support of British tanks and artil lery South of the Adriatic coast other 8th army units beat back a heavy enemy counterattack on Montecilfone occupied Monday Sharp clashes occurred in the area of Baranello 3 miles north west of Alonteciirone where the enemy massed large reinforce mentto hold the mountain hcihts controlling Ihe main lat eral road west aid northwest from Vinchiaturo The Germans are offering much stronger resistance all along the 8th army front and obviously they brought up fresh troops to aid the tired troops in the Hne some of whom were badly knocked about in Africa and Sicily a headquarters officer said The British lines were advanced as much as 7 miles in their latest attacks It was disclosed officially that the veteran British 78lh described by some allied com manders as one ofthe finest di visions in the with the 8th army The 78th was the major British unit in the landings in the Algiers area last November and carried lie brunt of Hie fighting in northern Tunisia last winter It fought in Sicily where its moun tain veterans were credited with one ot the most difficult and spec tacular capture of the mountain citadel of Centuripc With the enemy driven far back from the Volturno river banks the 5th army was free to pour rein forcements and supplies across at all points and LtGen Mark W Clark sent up a steady stream of troops guns and tanks to pursue the withdrawing Germans The Berlin communique de clared the Americans had been ejected from an unidentified lo cality north of Capua Allied planes struck out again in support of ground troops The drive north from the Capua area to Pignataro put the Ameri cans astride the road fork from which 2 main highways run to Rome slightly over 90 airline miles distant Dorothy Patricia Bernie his broth er Herman and his son Pvt Ja son Bernie Family members and physicians had kept an allnight vigil Jason had received special eave from the army to be at his fathers side Bernie one of a povertystrick en family of 14 was born at Bayonne A J His real name was Benjamin Anzelevilz He studied to be an engineer but he became a vaudeville entertainer when his ability as a violinist and his easy repartee assured him of a prom ising future on the stage Forming a partnership with Phil Baker another young musician he toured the country until the war broke out in 1914 Baker joined the navy and Ber nie who had injured his back playing football continued in vaudeville When the postwar dance craze swept the country the old maestro formed his own or chestra and opened at the Cafe Monlmartf in Hollywood When the cafe failed he toured brief ly with Actor Maurice Cheva lier and then returned to New Kork fors a 5year run at Ibe an College Inn in Chicago lie began a commercial broadcast on a na tionwidehookup His informal style and manner of kidding hi sponsor later set a pattern for many entertainers Between engagements Bernie raised horses dogs and chickens on his Florida ranph and playec golf and bridge for relaxation Bernies heart trouble and pneu monia kept him in bed for 11 weeks last spring He spent much of the time in an oxygen tent Four dajs ago he had a re lapse REDS TAKE RR UNCTION WITH SMASHING GAIN Russian Forces Are Geographically West of Crimean Peninsula By EDDY GILMORE Moscow whole Ger man position inside the Dnieper iver elbow was threatened Wed esday as harassed nazi com landcrs hurled fresh divisions of nen tanks and artillery into the ight in an attempt to halt the ed armys flanking drive to the vestof the river The Russians major break through southeast of Kremen chuB has swept into 130 settle ments and the railway junction of Pyatikhatka to outflank Dneprodzerzhinsk 40 miles to the east and Dnepropetrovsk 70 miles to the east Pyatikhatka is at the junction f the main railway between Znamenka and Dnepropetrovsk nd one running south to Krivoi BEN BERME Maestro Fortune Wrapped in Paper Found in Pocket of Retired Conductor Denver wrapped brown f o r t u n paper found in the vest pocket of a re tired railornd conductor and Civ war veteran shortly before h recent death his attorney has di closed The currency totalling S8IS1C was willed by Frank M Frary 94 to 26 relatives and friends Attorney Benjamin C HilliarL Jr said Frary apparently ha converted his life savings in1 cash 2 years ago Frary came to Denver about years ago from Berwyn 111 INVITED TO FORT KNOX Des Moines B B Hickenlooper of Iowa and 10 othe midwestern governors have bee invited by Undersecretary of Patterson to hear a report on th military situation at a confercnc to be held at Fort Knox Ky Oc 2829 Hickenlooper said he wa giving the invitation conidera I tion led BreakThrough Provides Blackest Day in Nazi News Stockholm past 24 hours iu which the red army cracked Ihe German eastern front in a major break were the blackest oC the Avar for Ger many Swedish correspondents reported Wednesday from Ber The Berlin correspondent of AltesbUdet SaW that up their smashingbreakthrough the realize it cant mean anything but a catastrophe that would put Stalingrad in a shadow As a whole the war reports since Tuesday have given Ger many its blackest daysince the war started even counting Stal ingrad said the Aflonbladet dispatch which passed German censorship It is obvious to every Ger man that the Russian not the Germans have the initiative and red army force instead of erowinfc weaker grows stronger piling up great troubles for the German army Even the most optimistic German hesitates now in viewins what is going to hap pen Conferences of Big 3 to Be Daily By HENRY C CASSIDY Moscow satis fied with tha results of their 1st formal talk Tuesday night u S Secretary of State Cordell Hull British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Commis sar Vyacheslav Molotov settled down Wednesday to a program of daily conferences on wartime and postwar matters Their initial meeting lasted for 2 hours and 15 minutes and while no details were announced it was under stood that the session was sat isfactory The conferees disclosed that they will meet once a day in S p i r i d onovka palace until their discussions are concluded No formal an n o u n c e m e nt concerning ihe progress of the talks will be issued hile they are under way Before Tuesday nights session spokesman said it would give the diplomats a chance to share nnd freelv whats on one anothers mind Eden and Hull conversed at the official residence of the U S ambassador before the neeting An American spokesman said Hull had not prepared a schedule before coming here and that xvould Rog Its capture leaves the Ger nans but one line through Srivoi Rog to evacuate the whole Dnieper bend This most recent soviet advance actually has carried the red army o a geographical position west of he Crimea The German army southward of the ZaporozhcMe litopol line is in a precarious po sition Hitlers commanders have not Rot themselves into such a seri ous tactical situation since they were outsmarted and cut off in Stalingrad Red Star said the Germans were tY jnterattacking violently in the Dnieper elbow A Pravda dispatch said a considerable num ber of German bombers had been shifted here from the deep rear and western Europe AH indi cations are the nazis want to stand and fight A second sore spot for the Ger mans on the long Kussian fron Wednesday was north of Kiev where in the face of furious coun terattacks the red army is bear ing down upon Kiev capturing Vyshgorod 6 miles away Registration Starts Here for Book 4 POUND RABAUL AGAINDESTROY 60 JAP PLANES Allied Bombers Sink 2 More Warships in Raid on Key Base Allied Headquarters In The Southwest Pacific bombers flying so low that pur suing zeros inadvertently dipped wings in the sea and crashed have destroyed 60 more planes and sunk 2 more warships at the Japa nese key base of Rabaul This 2nd air pounding within a week of the New Britain fortress to which the enemys New Guinea and Solomons defenses are hinged was announced Wednesday by headquarters But a spokesman also dis closed that Japanese troops have irone over to the offensive against the Australians in the Finschhafen New Guinea area where General Mac Arthurs forces stand nearest New Brit ain The attack Monday on Rabau heaped new destruction on the 177 enemy planes demolished 01 damaged and the 3 warships sunk in the 350ton bombing assault of Oct 12 Mondays raid was the majot addition to blasting the northeast tip oi lied bombers also among xinited nations leaders part of an aerial scorching of Britain In Rabaul on the island struck the Cape Hoskins airdrome midway along the north coast am1 the Cape Gloucester field on the western tip e Gloucester W G C BAGLEY DIES IN WHOS WHO FOR SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY Went From Janitor to President of First National Bank Willis G C Biiglcy G9 slate treasurer of Iowa i mail who was given a pluc in Whos Who in America because ot his lie services to his home commu nity of Maton Cily died at a in Wednesday at the Iowa Methodist hospital in DCS Moines where he had been taken Sept 28 after a heart attack He became ill while attending a gasoline tax conference in Mil waukee and entered the hospital after his return home He had suffered previous at tacks however the most severe behiff during the primary elec tion campaign in the spring of 1940 when he was forced to receive election returns hi bed at a hospital He was the first stale official to die In office since the death ot Attorney General Fred D Everett of Albia in June 1MU Prior to taking office as slate reasiiror ill January 1939 Mr 3asjley was a banker in Mason Cily He had never sought a po Large Formations of U S Bombers Hit West Germany Escorted Throughout EDEN discussed for largely laid at thw con which is jiot expected to hit any last ing snags al though urgent matters will be he lirfI lime It is expected thai the lalks will iron out numerous issues before other leaders confer Primp Minister Churchill has expressed hope for a Roosevelt ChurchillStalin meeting tliis No military men attended the 1st meeting Meanwhile the signing of the 3rd lendlease protocol which will bring another years flosv of American British and Canadian supplies lo Russia was taken here to indicate that closer coopera tion between the nations is as sured While the 1st meeting in Mos c o w w as in progress it was announced i n Washington that the United Slates had cre ated a perma nent military mission in Mos cow and that the new lend lease pact had HXTL been consummated The disclosures heightened the optimistic attitude with which Washington had been viewing the tripower meeting The moves were not directly related with the meeting troops achieved some progress an allied spokesman said in n drive southeastward from Sattel berg toward Tinschhafen 15 miles away Finschhafen was captured by Australians Oct 2 Sunday the Japanese also tried to land Jrom 1 barges near Finschhafen but 2 of lie barges were sunk and Wed nesday headquarters said the troops which succeeded in landing had been wiped out The Milehells flcnalone in bad weather Monday but they surprised the Japanese with the same treclop and mast height tactics they employed in the Oct 32 attack in which they were es corted The approximately GO zeros which opposed them managed at tacks only after the Mitcliells had dropped their bombs and were de parting In the resultant sky bat tles 24 Japanese planes were shot down and 3 Mitchells were lost The other 35 enemy planes were destroyed on the ground at the Rapopo and Tobera airfields dur ing the 2hour Assault A destroyer and gunboit were the warships sunk A fi000ton cargo boat also went down and another ot similar sie nnd a Cor vette were damaged severely A liberator patrolling off Kavieng New Ireland bombed and sank nn 8000ton transport crowded with troops Flight by Thunderbolt and Spitfire Fighters London formations of American Hying fortresses and liberators escorted all the way to d an important industrial town in western Germany Wed nesday American thunderbolt fighters and allied spitfires covered the heavy bombers throughout the flight into the stoutly defended area of Germany Losses were fairly small in contrast with the record 60 bombers lost in the raid on Schweinfurt last Thursday Oti ihe 100th mission of Ameri an heavy bombers operating from British bases against Germany and occupied territory the forts and iberators raninto only moderate and fighter opposi ontiaircraft ion Clouds over Ihe target area pre accurate observation of re sults but crewmen said there ap peared to be no doubt that dam Tge was heavy Registration for book No 4 started war at 1 ration oclock Wednesday afternoon in 11 Mason City schools This registration will continue through Thursday and Friday from 1 to 6 oclock at the Me lt i n 1 e y Monroe Washington Wilson Grant Madison Roose velt elementary Garfield Jeffer son Lincoln and Harding schools Ration book 3 for each member of the family must be brought to the registration with the full in formation shown on the front cover of each book including the name and address age nnd sex Only 1 adult person need for each family apply Quinine Substitute From South America Revealed in Report Philadelphia of a substitute for quinine which will help replace supplies cut off by Japanese seizure of the Dutch East Indies is revealed in a pre liminary report to the convention of the Association of Military Sur geons ot the United States open ing here Thursday Dr Warren F Draper assistant to the surgeon general of the U S public health service sail the new antimalaria drug totaquine comes from South America It must be given in larger doses than quinine mosquito repellents also have been developed in the fight against malaria Dr Draper said These will not be sold commer cially until after Ihe war but totaquine will be available for civ ilians soon he added Buy War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Ala son City Showers and cooler Wednesday Wednesday afternoon and night Not much change in temperature Thursday forenoon lona Scattered light showers Wednesday night and cast por tion Thursday forenoon Some what cooler Wednesday night nnd Thursday forenoon Winds 23 lo 30 miles an hour diminish ing Wednesday night Ilinnesota Showers and thunder storms Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night and rain east and north portions Thurs day forenoon Cooler in south and west portions Wednesday night Cooler Thursday fore noon Windy Wednesday night diminishing forenoon winds Thursday IN SIASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 63 Minimum Tuesday night 51 At 8 a m Wednesday 52 Thunder accompanied a showei which started falling about oclock Wednesday morning YEAR AGO Maximum 7s Minimum 31 230 American Born Japanese Have Been Placed m Iowa Jobs Des Moines total of 230 American born Japnnese have been placed in jobs in lown Frank Gibhs head of the Des Moines war relocation authority office re ported Wednesday Though farm and domestic work lend Ihe list of jobs which the Neisi fill Gibbs said recently we have been placing them in higher type Two doctors several account ants and a number office work ers are included in those places he said At present the WRA more than 30 offers to employ Neisi for farm or domestic work Gibbs added It is more difficult to place the professional men such as doc tors and dentists They usually prefer to stay in the relocation center rather than accept other jobs he said CONGRESS GETS WAR PICTURES Presentation Made Washington tnlenl ranging from the top 4star gen eral to a fighlinK private gave house members the lowdown on the Wednesday Members were generous in praise of the presentation Chair man Clarence Cannon D Mo of the house appropriations commit tee said it was very convincing Representative Harold Iviiulson R Minn said the tone was opti mistic but it clearly showed we still have a big job to do As an added attraction it an unprecedented closed meeting in the library of congress the war department tossed in 4 or n offi cial action films including 1 showing the Sicilian invasion siml another the capture of Hendova in the Pacific Before a brief vc ccss the house members hcnrc Secretary of War Henry L Stim Kon Gen George C Marshall army chief of staff nnd others present what an army spokesman called a frank statement of facts Marshall spoke for Funeral Service Friday Afternoon Funeral services for Willis G C BaKlcy will be held at the First Methodist church in Mason City Friday afternoon The hour will lie announced ialer Burial will be iiv Elrmvood cemetery i The Patterson funeral home is in charge litical office until lie was nom inated and elected in 1938 when the republicansreturned to pow er at the Iowa statehousc aftera lapse of G years Mr Bagley was horn Oct 29 at Magnolia Ihe son of Shepherd S and Louisa Cain Bayley His parents wunted to name him Willis nnd also for a Gnylord Clark whom they knew So they gave me he whole thins nt once he explained He came here with his parents 66 years ngo and was educated in the Mason City public schools A lifetime of public service to his community won him a place in Whos Who in America but the incident In 1934 when John shol at him and missed duriiiK 1 robbery of the First National hank of Mason City brouslit him more publicity lust before closing lime on Ihe afternoon ot March 13 Bag ley related afterward he heard a commotion out in the lobby It sounded like a pack of wild Indians yelling As I looked out Dillinger leaned over a counter and pointed a gun nt me he snid Bagley moved to close the door which opened into his private of fice and Hist at that moment Dil imncipally about the A hole appeared in ermany House members were illlc door just below Bnglcys arm closemouthed about whai splinters showered his coal Single Kiss Costs Man Life Sentence kiss Wednesday cost 24 year old Arthur Hughes of Columbus a life sentence in Ohio penitentiary Hughes pleaded guilty in com mon pleas court to entering the home Of Marion Will 22 during the early morning hours of Aug 18 creeping into her bedroom and kissing the young school teacher She screamed fled and the intruder Hughes was identified through fingerprints left on the window of Miss Wills apartment S18M REPORTED STOrEN De Moines of in cash from the residence of Mr and Mrs Arthur J Peterson was reported to the sheriffs office Tuesday by Mrs Peterson A sus pect arrested in the case denied any knowledge of the theft but some were disnp lointed that they had no chance the bullet the last in the mob sters did no other diimase question Hie lop army officer each March since then his daughter Murgfircl has pent him 3 roses to commemorate the event The gang proceeded to raid counters and vault of and swept out of town taking unwill ing citizens along on the running boards of their car as hoslages All members of the gang subse quently were killed or captured JDurinjf the campaign Bag Icy observed following his clec ion in 1938 people sccmcrt more impressed by the holdup incident and my 3 initials than by anything else Mr Bagley spent virtually his whole career before 1038 with the First National bank of Mason City starting as an office boy and jani tor al the ngc of 17 years when he wys graduated from high school after having had jobs for brief periods witn the Purdy Mc Gregor grocery and for Ensign and Himmelrich local clothiers Starting by sweeping out the bank he Inter became teller and in 1001 was elected assistant cashier Report 3 North Iowa Attorneys Considered cor U S Judgeship Des Moines in of icial circles indicated Wednesday lvat 3 North lown democratic at torneys Luke Linnan Algona Jess Marshall Sioux City and John H Mitchell Fort Dodge ivere being given serious consider ation as candidates for the fed eral judgeship which District ludge George C Scott of Sioux City is vacating by resignation Nov 1 11 Die in Plane Crash in Yukon Territories Edmonton Alta 5 army air force officers announced Wednesday that H officers became cashier in 1908 and in men were killed in the crash of a heavy bomber Saturday in the Yukon territories Two more died Sunday in the crash of a plane attempting to rescue men of the first craft How Not to Flatten Tin Cans for Salvage York Pa Powell op erator of the city road roller said a woman waited for him to come along and then dumped 2 baskets of tin cans in front of his machine She explained she was tred of flattening cans for salvage with her feet 1D20 was advanced lo the vice presidency a position fce held un til the death of C H McNidcr in 1928 wiien he WHS chosen presi dent He saw the deposits ot the bank grow from 320000 to the SIO000000 mark He was treasurer and presi dent of the Iowa Ranks Associa tion and for 3 years ivas a mem ber of the executive council of the American Bankers Associ ation He relished his friendships with members of the banking frater nity and continued to attend their conventions after he became state treasurer He took pleasure from the oftrepeated greeting on such occasions Now it seems like a
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