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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 21, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 21 1913 This Paper Consists at Two Seclio Associated Press and United Press Full LciscU Win Test New Nazi Defense 1nHlletMievqHarlerSAlgierS APThe 5th army has made slight gains in the area uortl ot the Volt tvH APThe 5th army has made slight gains in the area ot the Voltunio river it was announced Thursday and advanced elements are p 0 Ct then The ditches and irrigation caj nals of tins fertile but now devas tated agricultural terrain slowed up the progress of Lt Gen Mark W Clarks troops On the 8th army front Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys troops stormed the high ground dominating the road running northwest from Vinchiaturo oc cupied Busso a mountain vil Urse about 4 miles due west of Campobasso and swept into Oratino a few miles lo the north Busso silualed 2400 feet above j sea level overlooks Baranello to the south Stabbing deeper into the Banl kans than on any previous flights American medium bombers from the northwest African forces wrecked the roundhouse and loco motives at Nis Jugoslavia to lend an assist to the guerrilla forces fighting the Germans there Nis lies between Belgrade and Sofia and is an important junction through which the Orient express passes From Nis the line branches to the south to Salonika through Skoplje which recently was raided by the northwest African air force Railway objectives at Nis were left a mass ot f la mine ureckaee by the American B25 marauders escorted by P38 lightnings Occupation of the high ground west of up bv the Germans with great reluc essential for move ment of Gen Montgomerys forces along the important road north westward from Vinchiaturo to ward the road and railway June tion of Isernia This is the main northsouth highway of central Italy in thL part of the peninsula At Isernia it joins with the lateral road lead ing southwest to Venafropicked by the Germans as the eastern anchor of their proposed Massico ridge line Any push of the 8th army along this Isernia road thus threatens the flanks of the enemy forces facing the 5th army Patrols were active in other parts of the 8th army front in cluding the Adriatic area above Termoli Wearied as the Germans mar by the lone fightalong the Volturno and by clashes with the 8th army on the other side of the peninsula they continue o resist bitterly according to latest reports from both the 5th and 8th army headquarters Nis the American aircraft left a roundhouse enveloped in flames destroyed 2 locomotives and a number of freight cars in the yards and left the tracks in the yards a twisted mass tiie air command announced They also beat up an adjoining airfield Photographs showed 70 bomb hits square on the target Three big explosions sent plumes of smoke 5000 feet high This 2nd raid on important Bal kan communications being used by the Germans in hurried efforts to strengthen their defenses in southeastern Europe coin cided with heavy and sustained attacks on German airfields and rail communications in central and northern Italy above Rome BAGLEY RITES TO BE FRIDAY Services to Be Held at Methodist Church Funeral services for Willis G C Bagley 69 state treasurer ot Iowa who died at oclock Wednesday morning at the Iowa Methodist hospital Des Moines following a heart attack will be held at the First Methodist church Friday afternoon at 3 oclock with the Rev Marvin B Kober pastor of the church conducting the services The body will lie in stale at the church for an hour preceding the services Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The Patterson funeral home in charge Lions club members will meet at the P G and E to attend the funeral in a body Mason City schools will close nti oclock Friday afternoon in memory of Mr Bagley who for many years was a member the i school board lo make it possible for teachers to attend the service The state executive council an nounced Thursday that state of fices will be closed all day Friday for the Bagley funeral A large lelcgation of state officials will attend headed by Governor Hick cnlooper The body lay in state on a cata falque under the rotunda ot the GAINS IN 2 between broken line the ap proximate front Oct 5ind the solid line the present front is the territory taken by allied forces in the past 2 weeks Arrows indicate major British and American drives Grimes of Osceola Is Named Treasurer by Hickenlooper Des aroines B B Hickenlooper Thursday appointed B I of Osceola as stale treasurer to succeed Willis G Bagley of Mason City who died Wedncsdav inc new treasurer is 70 years old a Chikc counts Brown Quits as OPA Chief F R Expected to Nominate Chester Bowles as Successor BIG RAF FLEET RAIDS LEIPZIG 17 CRAFT LOST Hit City Where Many of Ruhrs Bombed Out Industries Had Moved London great fleet of RAF heavy night bombers out for the 8th time this month smashed at the Geftnans 2nd line of in dustrial defense Wednesday night irogram was well denned in laws ami in presi dential orders and the main task now is one of administration The president is expected lo send lo the senate s o o n the nomination of Chester Bowles sreneral manager of lie office of Jirice administration to suc ceed Brown Bowles prior to becoming gen eral manager of oiA was the agencys director for Connecticut Brown former senator from Michigan who was defeated for rcclection took over the reins OPA from Leon Henderson less than a year asio In his letler to Mr Roosevelt he said the OPA organization had been greatly improved and he be lieved it was in competent hands lie said he thought price control was not only successful but also appreciated by the country Supporting his words with hitting the big where m a n y b o in b e do u t moved ciiv of of the industries have Leipzig Ruhrs editor am publisher and a for mer banker and onetime mem ber of the Missouri state senate He opposed George A Wilson foi the republican nomination foi governor of Iowa in 1936 Grimes will take office as soon as he has posted bond and ob served other necessary formali ties The treasurers office was closed to the public at Bagleya death to permit the formal check by the state auditor required b law The office will not reopen for business until the new treas urer has qualified He Grimes has been an outstanding republican through out his life and he is an out standingly capable man He re ceived the unanimous indorse ment of the republican slate committee Governor Ilicken looper said governor explained that the appointment would not have been made so soon after Bagleys death under ordinary circumstances but because of the nature of the office further delay would have caused the work of the treasurers office to accumulate until it svould be difficult to catch up Grimes was born in Indiana on Feb J 1873 He was connected with various newspapers in In diana Ohio Illinois and Missouri before coming to Iowa to become editor and publisher of the Mon tezuma Republican in 1913 From 1921 to 1926 he was presi dent of the First National Bank of Perry Iowa and then was edi tor and publisher of the Carrol Herald for 2 years before going to Osceola in 1929 to become edi tor and publisher of the Sentinel Since 1931 he has also been pub lisher of the Tribune at Osceola During his residence in Mis souri he served 1 term in the state senate there and was mayor of Boonville Mo in 1912 Newspapers with which he has been connected during his Ion career arc the Daily Bloomington Ind The News In dianapolis The News Dayton Ohio The Tribune Evans vi He Ind The Record Royal Center Ind The Daily News Lincoln 111 The Republican Cassville newspaper JOHN M GRIMES Mo and lie Central Missouri Re publican Boonville He was one of the founders of The Morniii World at Bloomington Ind The Iowa Press association con ferred its master on him in 1935 He was married to Kathcrine Sparkman at Cassvillc Mo on July 24 1B02 They had 1 son Up 4 in Hotel Then Robbed Pedestrian Des Moines Police Thurs day continued their search for a bandit who held up a downtown hotel and a pedestrian Wednesday night and obtained 384 At the Adel hotel the robber lined Ihe proprietor Tom Gilles Pic Mrs Gillespie and 2 quests along a hallway and took SI 5 A few minutes later he held up William Avers restaurant cashier near the Shrine auditorium and obtained S69 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Senate Committee Approves World Collaboration Move Washinpton senate foreign relations committee approved without change Thursday the Connally resolution united States to join with pledgiiiR the and sovereign nations in the mainI trnance of world peace Senator Shipstead K who came out of a closed mect me said Ihe resolution was adopted after proposals by a croup of senators to strength en and clarify its wording had been rejected As previously approved by a subcommittee the resolution reads as follows Resolved by the senate of the United States That the war against all our enemies be waged until capitol here from p m to p m Thursday The last lowan to be so honored was the late W L Harding the states World war J governor who died in 1934 victory is achieved That the United operate with its TAX DECORMI KSTATE Inheritance Dccorali paid a lax nf 53898 States co comradesin Ihnrity with power to prevent ao Ihe pcc Des Moincs axes collected from Iowa cs region anrl it lates totaling S2935f were of ih Vorlc Senator Clarlt said on The cMalc of Ells J Hook resnution was approved bv a 29 In 2 vole after an amend ment by Senator Tepper D arms in securing a just and hon orable peace That the United Stales acting through its constilutional process es join with free and sovereign nations in the establishment and Tunncll CDDel au D K n VandcMbcrc lal in behalf of hose seeking stronger commitments was de feated 16 to 5 Another similar amendment offered hv Senator Wajrncr DKy alsn was re jected Majority Leader Baiklcv an nounced immediately that the sen ale would begin debate on the historic resolution Alonclay Chairman Connatlv DTcxas later announced the formal vote Senators La Follette ProfWis and Johnson both ab sent were recorded against it lie said Voting for the resolution were George Wagner DN Thomas Van A7uys Dlnd M u r r a y Pepper Green DR I Barkley Guffcv m Gillclte DIowa Clark Glass DVa by Mosciuito bombers roared swift ly over the German capital for the 3rd time this week while other bombers ranged over widespread areas of the reich The RAF lost 17 bombers the same number as in the last biff raid oil Hannover Monday Eisrht bombers were lost in Wednesdays raid Slymg for tresses on the metal plants at Diierea These losses indicated the nazi destruction of 60 fortresses over Schwcinfurl a week ago may have been only a break of luck for the German defenders The big attack on Leipzig un bomberi since its Oth raid of the war Nov 23 1940 came while the Germans in sharp contrast sent a tiny force of bombers over Eng land lo give Tondon its 5ih suc cessive night alert and kill G per sons with a handful of scattered bombs Leipzig Germanys fjth indus trial cily is situated in the middle of the country 100 miles south west of Berlin and almost on the Czechoslovak border Leipzig has one of the woVMs railroan terminalson lines linking it with other important industrial centers like Berlin Re gensburg and Kassel also recent ly blasted by Britainbased allied bombers It was the 1st big attack of Ihe nar on the city and represented a roundtrip fljehl of more than 1000 miles for the raiders With a population of more than 700000 ihe city manufactures airplanes munitions chemicals textiles rubber products and ma chinery RCAF Lancaster squadrons par ticipated in the attack The American daylight assault on Dueren and the collateral bombing of GilzeRijen airbase in Holland which led the Leipzig at tack Wednesday in a roundthe clock double blow at Germany brought out the largest escort of Amcrican fighters ever put up and svas supplemented by PAF spitfires The powerful guard took the starch out of the Germans defen sive attacks returningflyers said in an enthusiastic report of the results of the bombing The Due rnn metal works were described as nonferrous with the impli cation that they were making im portant light metal airplane parts Lcipzies big railroad yard is one of the prime junctions for traffic to the nazis direpressed Russian front Its airplane plants include en gine and assembly factories for Ihe Junkers88 which is believed lo be one of the chief types en gaged in recent London night bombing and MesserschmiU 109s which with the Focke Wulfs have constituted the for tresses main opposition Leipzig was a huge peacetime manufacturing center of con sumer goods including one of the tables and figures on specific com modities and prices Brown said the upward trend in the cost of had been arrested but that problems confront the ad ministration in attempting to con trol subsidy ques tion and the matter of renewing price control after next July i when the present law under which it operates expires The greatest danger however Brown said lies in the postwar period Apparently the president and James F Byrnes director of war mobilization attempted to per suade Brown to remain Brown thanked Mr Roosevelt for urging him lo stay Since his resignation reached the while house it had been in the hands of Byrnes Byrnes and Brown had been in conference and Thursday the 1 2 of them saw the chief executive just before Browns resignation was announced Presumably the resignation will major When book publishing the RAF started be effective immediately white HES HER PINUI Screen Actress Ann Sheridn visiting the Chicago servicemens tenter selects Mari oi Dctroil a l nn arine ri t oi Dctroil as boy Jaros was one ot the lirst Americans on Guadalcanal and was in 1 major battles Wounded he received the Purple Heart house officials said Comfort Statement Against Graven Draws Many Protests PKENTISS M BROWN as OPA Chief PREDICT RED DRIVE IN NORTH Nazis Expect Action in Leningrad Sector Stockholm vnilij tary experts arc preclittins that i Ihc next bin Kuvsian offensive i will strike the Leningrad sector i Swedish correspondents reported from Berlin Thursday Coastal guns which the Ger mans moved from Sevastopol to the Leningrad sector last winter have been shelling the city in an effort to disrupt an offensive The German fearing the Rus sians would launch an attack Leningrad in coordination with blows from Nevcl have been fortifying the defense line south of Narva in Estonia and warning residents of ihe Baltic slates that they must be prepared lo combat worlds l 5 riitii un j in itru i i bombing out the western war in emergency dustrics the city afforded a good refuge lo which they could be transplanted D K R n y Vamlcnbei q U Shiu and Om Morgenthau Visits 5th Army Front Sees Plenty of Action With the Fifth Army Italy UR S Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr visited the 5th army front Thursday and told newsmen thit Americans should get down on their knees and thank God that events such as arc hap pening in Italy arc not happening in America Morgenlhau spent a day in the front lines north of the VolUirno river where lie was under Ger man artillery fire He saw plenty of air action including dogfights He conferred with Lieut Gen Mark W Clark and hish allied tnilijtry Garland Sisters Meet Sour Notes With Musicians Ios Angeles Garland sisters Actresses Judy and Doro thy have encountered some sour notes in life with musician hus bands Dorothy says Orchestra Leader Robert 7 Sherwood Jr treated her cruelly and she wants a di vorce with support payments for herself anrf their daughter Judith Gnle S Her suit filed Wednes day stated they were married in Las Vegas Kev March II 1337 Judy and her musician hus band Dave Rose havent taken any legal action but theyre separated ASKS AIfSIOVY CUT Hollywood llaiohl C UR Songwriter Reds Report Nazis Starting Mass Withdrawal in Crimea RUSSIAN ARMY GOES THROUGH BREACH IN LINE 2nd Soviet Column Is Rushing ot Krivoi Rog 1500 Germans Slain London W The G e r in a n armies in the Crimea have begun a mass withdrawal from the penin sula via the Perekop laud bridge Moscow advices indicated Thurs day to escape entrapment by a powerful Russian advance threat ening their line of retreat Battling furiously to stem the steady progress of the Red army troops pouring through the Krc mencluig bridgehead west of the Dnieper river the German com mand was said to be throwing all available reserves into the breach Bui the soviet drive hourly increasing in momentum smashed further to the west through the Ukrainian steppe country to overlap the Crimea on tile north a Itussian commu nique disclosed A 2nd Rod army column was racing south toward Krivoi Rog important rail junction and cen ler of the south Russian iron in Nazis Tell of Red Grand Scale Assault London indicated Thursday that the Germans were evacuating Dnepropetrovsk in dustrial and military stronghold on the Dnieper bend and ac knowledged that a srand scale Russian assault some 100 miles north of Kiev had knocked a mile wide sap in the line dustryand was re ported to be within 35 miles of thai key German stronghold guarding the last escape raihvav route from ihe Crimea More than 1500 nazis were slain m this advance the Russian com munique declared Capture of Krivoi Rog would virutally seal off the lens of thou sands of Germans huddled in Dnepropetrovsk and in the Dnie per bend above Melitopol where the Russians were reported lo be methodically cleaning out lasl ditch nazi units who have been stubbornly holding uut for more than n week Some of Ihe blood iest fighting of the war was going on inside the city with the red army spearheads inching sloivly forward at bayonet point front dispatches said Elimination of the German forces in the Dnieper bend which the Hussian communique indicated was practically as stircd after Wednesdays ad vances would leave the way open for a swift red army drive across the steppes to Perekop peninsula and the mouth of Ihe Dnieper river where it flows into the Black sea Unless the nazis make good their escape from their Crimean positions they face the possibility of a debacle unequalled since Sta lingrad North of K i e v and south of Rcchitsi the Moscow war bulle tin said the Germans were fall ing back before determined red army thrusts across the Dnieper The nazis were counterattacking in the Kiev area perhaps to cover reported preparations to evacu ate the Ukrainian capital but j these assaults were all beaten back the soviet communique pi stated With the collapse of the entire German line based on the Dnieper river now possible Die next nat ural barrier to the west is along Wednesday night and post offilllc ver 100 miles southwest tials said he was the first veteran of Krivoi Rog at its nearest point of this war thus honored The post J wncre the nazis are said lo have numbers about SO service men of installed nn elaborate defense in Ihe present war in ils membership I cPth to protect Ihc Bessarabia j fronlicr Weather Report L FORECAST Register Soon or Mason City Cooler Thursday alt ernoon and Thursday night Not much change in temperature Friday forenoon Iowa Cooler Thursday night and Friday forenoon Lowest tem perature Friday morning about 28 Minnesota Showers extreme northeast portion Thursday branding National Committeemari Frank Comforts recent published i observations on one of the didates a political blunder The senator said that while he himself had no criticism to offer many of the authors of telegrams and letters whom he did not identify resented what they considered an imputation in Comforts statement nues tioniiiK the party loyalty and service of Judge Graven In Des Moines Comfort had no comment on Gillettes statement Comfort upon his return to DCS Moines from a recent Wash ington visit issued n statement stating among other things that c c of United I Slates District Ally T E Dia present slate Mason City Henry N Graven district judge at commanded the highest respect of Iowa democrats but that there are many other candidates who are as well qualified as Judge Graven and who from a party service standpoint were more A number of the communica tions he has received Gillette said suggested that statement constitutes Comforts a political blunder which might have serious mond The attorney dcneril said that he believed the president desired to adhere to the policy of recommending no one past 60 rears of ape and the presi dent told me personally last summer that he desired lo ad here to that policy I called Mr Biddles attention to the fact that there had been several exceptions to the policy in the nomination or men for judgeships who were past the age of 60 A most recent case was that of the nomination of the former commissioner of internal revenue Guy Hclveiing for judge in Kan sas in the last 2 or 3 weeks The attorney general said that out of about 0 judges who had been nominated since he had be come the incumbent of the attor ney generals office that he be lieved there had not been more than 3 or 4 exceptions He stated that he would dis cuss the policy with the presi dent at an early dale and would advise me of the presidents cx rcfcrence to the rcpercussions in the party coun policy as applied to the Iowa sit cils especially in lie northern i nation and that a strict adherence the rule would eliminate Air he had 1 and Mr F O OConnor of Diibuquc who have been prom inently mgcd by their friends in connection with the present va for successor to I George C Scott half of the stale1 The senator declared discussed the question of an ap pointee with the national coinmit Iccnum during the lallers visil here and lhal various aspiranls am their qualifications had en Icrcd ihe discussions He added that Comfort had every right to express his views in private or public statements In his statement Comfort re ferred lo Tobias E Diamond of Sheldon present United States district attorney in the northern Iowa dislrici ami Judge Graven as Gillettes choices in that order Federal Judge of Sioux City who retires from the Iowa north ern district bench Nov I The national vommitlccman said further in the statement that he was willing to go nlnne with the appointment of Diamond who is 67 but lhal he Comfort had been told by Attorney General Riddle that the president would not name the district attorney because of his age Without making any direct ref erence to this phase of Comforts statement Gillette reiterated that Biddle had promised he would discuss the age policy with the president as related to the Iowa situation and would advise the senator later Up to the present lime Gil lette said I have received no in formation from the attorney gen eral as lo whether he had con ferred with the president The senator then issued this statement cancy I do not believe that the age limitation would affect any nthcr aspirant on ihe list in my office Heads Legion Post Philadelphia vate fames B Donnelly 2S wounded at Pearl Harbor was in stalled commander of Brccn iWcCracken post American legion Wait in Line for Book 4 Pendergraft I discussed the candidacies of i the various aspirants with AttorI Ailiimson who wrote uvcrnmrnl authorities In On a Wing and in connection wiih tlic iuimin Irjivcr lluirdiv iskcd rcduc X7 finildi1 was absent and was not recorded i cf the 5lh armv MrM secf visit of several days i the same rounds was up paricuUrlT i Senator DX night cooler Thursday night and Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather slaiistics Maximum Wednesday 67 Minimum Wednesday night 4i 32 inch Connolly said the question of the prcsij YKAU AGO policy as lo the age limit Maximum Minimum A plea lo Mason City residents to register as soon as possible or war ration booR No 4 at the near est school was voiced Thursday by 11 C Pendergraft 1 chairman of the food panel of the j war price and rationing board Registrations were pouring in Thursday afternoon he reported as many books being issued in the first hour as were issued during the entire afternoon Wednesday in some cases But he pointed out j that less than a fifth of the books i went out Wednesday so a last min ute ruh umiicl foice many o stand iu line Hours for at lie Mhoois from 1 fi p n I Thursday anft Friday and from 9 in m to 1 p m Saturday   

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