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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E A a T M H IST03Y CES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press olid United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAV OCTOBER 194s sd u UBfRTY that ripped through bulkheads and left her with decks awash could not prevent this American Libertv shin from making port somewhere in the south Pacific With her own eng r mn nl onlv at halt speed the vessel limped into port with the aid of another ship Americans Land Unopposed on Southwest Choiseul Isle Saturday at the last 260 miles the Japanese 680 mile long chain of Solomon MOSCOW PARLEY IS HEARING END Finishing Touches Put on Draft of Agreement Moscow conclusion of the 11dayold three power conference was in sight Saturday as diplomatic experts put finish ing touches on their draft of the war and nostwar agreements reached by the of the United States Great Britain and Russia An official statement on the results of the conference is ex pected from the Russian capital over the weekend the NBC and CBS correspondents in Londonre ported As the winters first snow blanketed the streets of Moscow U S Secretary ol State Cordell Hull British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden and Soviet Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov attended another lengthy session in the Spiridonovka palace Fri day Optisism over the outcome of their discussions remained just as high as ever it was staled in bolh American and British dele gations President Roosevelts an nouncement in Washington Fri day that the conference has been a great success was viewed by London newspapers as indicating that the 3 powers bad taken a first big step toward winning the peace and that a full report on the results of the parley could be expected soon The London Daily Express said that considerable agreement must have already been reached on the treatment of a beaten Germany on problems of the fronticr slrlcs on the collaboration of Europe and on tile sharing of responsibility for keeping Ihe peace The Daily Mail said thai for Germany and Japan one of whose last hopes was to divide the al lies the success of the confer ence will be almost as shatter ing a blow as that which the Rus sian armies are now ASK FOR SALVAGE Cheyenne Wyo War changes even Halloween pranks A group of school children will ask for instead of food or candy they want tin cans gj kitchen fats and other materials to turn over to salvage author long chain of islands Already the air fields left to them there are largely in ruins Latest reports Saturday told ot the Americans landing unopposed down on the southwestern side of Choiseu of a trap closing around Japanese soldiers on in vaded Treasury Mono island and of hundreds of bombers and fighters dropping record tonnages of explosives on enemy runways and airdrome installations with out any interference ol Japans badly crippled south Pacific En force The invasion of Choiseul flanking the last big Nipponese base of Bougainville now bar ringthe way to BabaulMtpened Thursday at the vHlagreof base for enemy bargesJapa nese in the area fled north without a fiffhl At allied South Pacific head quarters Admiral William F Hal seys spokesman supplied addi tional details on the Choisei in vasion Picked paratroops made 2 landings by boat and split the Japanese defenders into 2 sec tions They are now driving to ward the main enemy barge con centration at Sangigai on south central Choiseul The Japanese were expected to offer stiff resistance on the belief they may be able to sup ply Choiseul effectually from Bougainville Only the day before amphibi ous American and New Zealand troops landed with naval and air protection on the 2 Treasury Is lands 30 miles south of Bougain ville Pursued by troops and pounded by Ventura bombers the few hundred Japanese there now are being cornered with a sea and air blockade set up to pre vent their evacuation Tuesday the way was paved for Ihe easy execution of the TreasuryChoiseul operations by air blitz of Bougainville such as the south Pacific had never known before Ji rendered Ihc Japanese utterly helpless to oiler air op position SUCCESSES ON SEA ARE SHOWN Cancel Plan to Build 427 AntiSub Boats By HAMILTON W FAKOV Washington V American forces have gained Ihe upper hand in the battle of the subma rines in the Pacific where job is to break Japanese supply lines and in the Atlantic where the fight has been to drive off nazi Uboats This tlal conclusion was sup ported Saturday in 2 statements by Secretary of the Navy Knox 1 The war against nazi raiders in the Atlantic has been successful the point where planned construction of 427 ad ditional antisubmarine vessels Fly This Is the Army Provides 1 st Million for Emergency Relief New 1ork Bros Pictures Inc announced Fridav that a check for 1st installment of the proceeds from the film This Is The Army been turned over to army emergency relief and predicted that by Jan 1 the film will have netted S5000000 for the fund 2 The campaign against the Japanese merchant fleet is pro ceeding at full speed and with steadily increasing forces Knoxs announcement of in creasing activities against Japa nese supply lines serving their scattered bases in the Pacific was a verbal comment in discussing a communique which reported sink ing of 10 Japanese ships and dam aging of 4 others These brought to 474 the number of Japanese vessels sunk probably sunk or damaged by American submarines which dared to operate even in harbors ot Japan itself At the same time Knox told of cancellation of plans for construc tion of 305 destroyer escorts small but hardhitting antisub marine craft SO 180foot escorts originally designed as minesweep ers 50 173foot patrol the steel hulled craft which have proved so and 12 110 foot subchasers w i t h wooden hulls An additional 75 small craft in the blueprint stage have beeu dropped from the construction program The cancellations he said were ordered because improved condi tions in the Atlantic where losses of merchant vessels io nazi subs have been at a minimum for the past month nnd lie increasing need for more amphibious trail Iowa Fanner Killed When Clothing Is Caught in Cornpicker Lake City Iowa D row farmer living 5 miles south west of here was killed in a corn picker accident Friday His cloth ing caught in the machinerv and his neck was broken when found tbUynS f of cisarcls may mg contribute 5c to Cisarets for din was off I i f L Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas 100000 Miners Idle as Men Continue to Leave Work in Pits spread further Saturday in Ihe soil coal i fields Ihe number of idle miners rising well above in tliei intervention unless union officials send them back to work Monday nniTIOII Virtually every soil coal state I KUI I IVU I UIIVX more out of the pits QHI I lull vltUuu lllc biggcsl KCM REGIA CANAL IN 3 MILE PLUNGE Nazi Troops Try to Escape Across Lower Dnieper River Ram Against Massico Western Anchor of New German Line Allied Ileadvuurlers Algiers troops of the 5th army storming across the Kegiii canal in a 3 mile plunge have oc cupied the seaside town of Mon dragonc to ram squarely against lofty Mount Massico western an chor of the new German line in Italy it was announced Saturday Farther inland American forces developed a flanking threat against Mount Mussico Pietravairano which dominates both the upper Volturno river valley and the maid CapuaKoine highway Simultaneously the British 8th army to the east forged ahead to take Slontcmitro on the lower bank of the Triguo river 14 miles inland from their bridgehead in the San Salvo area where the heaviest fighting on the Italian front still raged Some 15 towns in all fell to the allied advance hindered by heavy rains and mud in all sectors Mule transport had to be substituted for motor vehicles in some mountain ous localities The British sprang from trenches and foxholes along the southern banks of the Regia canal to take Mondragone They had been held to that line paralleling the lower Volturno river for more than a week by heavy enemy fire from the lower slopes of Massico iidge vi Mondracone was descried and an allied officer said the town had become valueless lo the Germans who would make their really important stands from the ridge itself Several bridge heads forced across the canal alt along the line remained under fire of longrange Ger nian guns American troops drove forward 4 miles lo capture Pietravairno IS miles north of Capua and 5 miles southwest of Raviscania Pictravairno was described of ficially as a very important fea ture on very higit ground which gives the 5th army control of ele vated areas on both sides of the upper Volturno and provides ob servation over the network of roads due west fortresses hammered Genoa Friday in the first bombing of that city by planes based in the Mediterranean hitting the An saldo steelworks and freight yards Heavy air support of ground oper ations continued Anne Shirley Says Engagement to Victor Mature Called Off Hollywood Victor Mature one of Hollywoods most engag ing and engaged young men is unattached again Mature whose engagement to Rita Hayworth ended when she married Orson Welles has con cluded a short engagement with Anne Shirley Last Monday Miss Shirley re ported that she and Mature now of the U S coast guard would wed as soon as we can find time Friday night she said the wed You know how women can change their minds Destructive Halloween Pranks Help Hitler Boys Are Told lucky where 28150 were reported on strike against 12375 Friday Pennsylvania shoved another big spread of the walkout with the number of men involved rising from Friday to Hi07 Sat urday Must coal regions reported the walkout probably would be come virtually complete over the weekend The united mine workers policy committee meets here Monday to consider the refusal of the war labor board to approve an agree ment will Illinois operators which the miners had urged as a national model The meeting follows the Ocl 31 time limit set by John L Lewis UMW president when he sent the men back into the pits without a contract after the gov ernment seized the mines as a re sult of the last walkout Mr Roosevelt presented the miners with an ultimatum Fridav night saying lie would await only the action of the policy commit tee and adding If I am mistaken and the miners do not accent the boards proposals I shall take decisive action to see Ilic coal is mined This sounded like government seizure of the mines once more The president expressed life determination in a letter to WLB Chairman William II Davis re plying to the letter notifying him the strikes I am watching the situation carefully said the president shall not hesitate lo take whatever steps may be necessary to see that the coal is mined We are short of coal to meet our war needs We can no more tolerate the letting down of coal produc tion than can tolerate letting down of the shipping of supplies to our fighting men I am not planning lo take de cisive action however until after the meeting of the policy commit tee of the miners next Monday I am loath to believe that the min ers after j careful consideration whfch lie board has it would approve and which goes far toward meeting the demands of the miners The Illinois model contract was the crux of the wage argu ment between the miners and the operators 11 provides tor iv a s c boosts of 5150 a day more The IVLB said it could approve Sl12i The northern Appalachian operators proteslcd that 88 cents a day more was all they were willing to offer The president also said it seems lo me thai the board has resolved every reasonable doubt with respect to the requirements of the stablizalion program in favor 9f the miners demands Some in a y question whether the board hns nol gone loo far 1 am confident hat when the patriotic American miners realize the substantial increase in bene fits the boards proposal offers them they will not reject the op portunity given to them to secure a contract In view of UMW President John L Lewis one utterance on the WLB proposal it is extremely doubtful lhat the policy commit HOT SPOTS IN JUGOSLAVIAA Jugoslav national army commimiqiie has reported that partisan forces of Josip iroz Tito htul cut the ZagrebBelgrade railway in 130 places along 10mile stretch 1 just east of Zagreb Clashes between Titos forces and units of Mihailuvics army were reported near Bistrica and at nearby Kogatiea clashes with Germans were Nnxi amphibious forces wevc reported in attempted landing at Dalmatian island of brae and German landings were reported on Pclvasac peninsula Near Benkovac in northern Dalmatia Jugoslavs were reported to have killed more than 300 Gcr niam in an attack Serbs Cross Hungarian Line in Widening Fight on Nazis London Jugoslav guerrillas crossed lie Ilunarian frontier Saturday in widening battles against German and satellite troop and some units now are fightiiiR on Hungarian territory a communique broadcast by Jugoslav army of liberation an1 was made from nounccd The crossing leowould accept it on Monday mans in Montenegro and Lewis said I he proposal not acceptable Nevertheless defiance of the government is not necessarily the only alternative Lewis may choose to work under prcscnt waxes and conditions pciidin decisions in the court suits he has filed Presumably the re sumption of coal production on that basis would satisfy Air Roosevelt inasmuch as the ULB action in the Illinois case is merely n proposal and not an order lifer its decision in the Appalachian dispute last spring With fuel supplies for power threatened war production board officials are once more considcr ins the possibility of ordering a reduction of povcr use Soft coal is used to produce per cent Zagoryc province north of Za greb Extensive operations the Dalmatian coast in which a German column was defeat ed after ifl hours pffierce ins also was reported in the communique from Gen Josip Broz Somr 150 nazi troops were killed or wounded Twenty allied planes assisted in the Dalmatian operations bomb ing enemy columns near Slon Melkovic Split and other lo calities near Ktin 45 miles north of Split the bulletin continued Titos communique gave these details of olher actions West of Zagreb partisan bands were holding their own against fierce attacks by German troops in the Zhumbcral area Southeast of Zagreb troops of the Koznraj brigade destroyed a Illmile stretch of railway and captured the towns of Biskovae OmursraajKl Bistrica On northwest Bosnia other partisan units destroyed an en emy battalion captured a radio station and destroyed a 20 car military train Still other partisan units smashed a German column near Lazarevac 35 miles south of Bel grade The tilo communique said that Gem Djukanovic Chctnik leader fighling on Ihc side of the Gcr vis captured a few days ago died of wounds 15 Hunters With B C Cards Over 60 Miles From Home Des Moincs phens anl hunters drivijig cars on B otC cards and disrinered more than 60 miles from home were report ed to Donald Holdoegel district enforcement attorney for the OPA Saturday Hokloegel said this was the first report and it came from an investigator in Winnebago and Floyrt counties He said the report would be turned over at once to local boards for action by them against the drivers The attorney said investigators were not attempting to police the entire pheasant area but thnt the investigators in the game bird area on other business were check ing on what hunters Ihey could driving a month and arc report ed when found more than lio holders are not so limited n T V1TIM Oak JP A bicyclecar a and Mrs George Mamqmsl the nalions ic power By UMTED PRESS Authorities warned school boys and girls across the nation Satur day lhat breaking windows and carrying away anything move able in traditional Halloween style is jusl what Hitler wants The young celebrants were urged to bob for apples instead Police in most cities said they would arrest anyone attempting property damage Many communi ty playgrounds planned parties to keep the wouldbe pranksters off the streets At Chicago merchants discour aged the destructive element by Army iPcnn displaying messages from Hit ler and Hirohito in heir windows Children please smear this window the messages read Soap tallow and paraffin are used in explosives If you waste them by smearing property there will be less gunpowder to use against us At Seattle Wash high school student leaders promised police to protect property from damage Thirtyfive of the toughest boys at Springfield III were asked to aid the war effort by cautioning their friends thev would knock their blocks off ff FINAL they didnt behave At Kansas City Mo and In dianapolis Ind authorities said they would hold parents respon sible for destructive pranks then children played Indianapolis po licepromised to put the parents in jail More than 2500 air raid war dens were deputized at Des Alomes Iowa to preserve order Police at Los Angeles reen forced radio car squads and or out 200 men to supplement the sheriffs force Omaha Nebr left it up to 2 000 safety patrol boys to see that 1 Nazi Sub Which Uses VO voungstcrs sell war stamps or go w AnhAiraaf t Defense ringing doorbells Maple Bluffs Wis a suburb of Madison approved S50 lor a Halloweeh party for those chil dren who practice wartime re straint The youngsters were cooperative but puzzled After the war is one Detroit boy said Im going to buy me the biggest bar of soap in town and soap every window in the police station even from Kio DC Brazilian air force plane and YOUTH KILLED WHILE HUNTING Ifawkcyc A 1 b e r t Paul j Frilz 17 year old son of Mr and Ivriitnn Mrs oh M Frit of Hawkeyc I 4 DIE IX FJKK San lose Cal 0 u r ctd orly persons were burned to tleaih early Saturday when fire de stroyed n 2 story wooden apart ment house here the police de partment reported RED AIRPLANES POUND FLEEING HITLER FORCES Soviet Armored Columns Within 40 Miles of Last Crimea Land Exit Moscow troops in headlong flight from soviet armored and motorized columns sweeping over the Nogaisk steppes were reported struggling Saturday to escape across Hie lower Dnieper under a deluge oC bombs dropped by tlie red air force Kcd Star soviet army jour nal said the Germans were slreaiiiins back from Hie Ao gaisk corridor between he tower Dnieper and the sea of Azov toward doused river crossings evidently yielding the stcupcland to the army of Gen Fcdor I Tolbub liin Russian assault planes pounded the overtaxed crossings without pause Red Star said while the vanguard of Tolbufchms army gave the nazis no peace aground The German high command reported that a defensive battle of imdiminishetl ferocity con tinued between the Dnieper and the sea of Azov Inside the Dniep er bend it said fighting was par ticularly severe in the Krivoi Rog area where attempts by numeri cally superior soviet forces to break through were checked The red army launched new offen sive Friday west of Smolensk the nazi c o m m u n i q u e said with massed infantry supported by many tanks and planes The Russians already had driv en half way across the steppes to within 10 miles of the last land exit from the Crimea the Perekop isthmus Tfoiil repoYls saurthlei mans were scattering In disor der verging on panic before the red army sweep Tolbiukhins risht wins was only 7 miles south of the Zaporozhe bend of the Dnieper and his left only 22 miles above the lagoons separ ating the Crimea from the mainland The Germans were reported trying to put up serious resis tance at scattered points to cover the retreat over the rolling plains Cossack flying columns slashed info the enemy rear almost at will and rounded up prisoners by the hundreds With the pan rlolrlore of R i i iui uiij pan Tne Russian spearheads also only a little more than 15 miles east of Kakhova where c eas o aova where col ison which occurred as she they were expected to force the pecla eel on to the highway from a Dnieper and drive almost due country school yard south of Red north in an attempt to link un Oak Friday brought death to Mar Weather Report FORECAST was killed while hunt iny pheasants in a field ncar Hawkcyc with 2 other Hawkcye boys Gerald Timm and Noel Broad bent Younj from Fritz received a charge 410 shotgun carried by Timm or Broadbcnt in the back of the head The Timm nnd Broadbcnt youths were too hysterical alter ihc accident to give t coherent account of Ihe mishap and lo be sure ot whose gun fired the fatal shot Convicted of Burning Wife and 2 nazi Uboat mel in a duel to the Trinidad Colo CiCnlh Sri 1 t Occasional showers afternoon Saturday night and Sunday forenoon not quite so cold Saturday night all temperatures above freezing Iowa Occasional rain west por tion Saturday and over state Saturday night and Sunday forenoon scattered t li u 11 d c r showers in the extreme west portion Saturday afternoon nol quite so cold in the north and east portions little change in temperature in other portions Minnesota Occasional rain ex treme sou In ami southwest por tions Saturday night and Sun day forenoon Not quite so cold south and west portions Con tinued cold northeast portions Navy Notre v f FINAL death Saturday morning not far from this capital city and the United Stalestrained fivers tri umphed by sinking the submarine with 5 wellplaced bombs The Brazilian aircraft returned to its base safely despite damage caused by the Uboats nntaircraft weap ons but wtih 5gt Humberto Mira belli of the planes crew wounded it was announced Hartley 21 yearold shcephcrucr accused of burning his wife and 2 small sons to death in an auto trailer last May 11 was convicted of 1st degree murder The district court jury recommended Hie im prisonment Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Satinday forenoon night nnd Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday BO Minimum Friday night 23 At 8 a m Saturday 32 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum 40 Precipitation 10 Duke1 Ga Tech FINAL with Gen Tvan Konevs forces at Krivoi ROK and encircle the largest German army since Stal ingrad The Germans threw available lank gun ana man into ihc battle at Krivoi KOK and apparently succeeded temporarily in holding theKus sians in lhat northern prop for the escape cap through which hundreds of thousands of Ger mans in the Dnieper Tiend and fie northern portion of the Nogaisk steppes were fleeing Front reports said hc German counterattacks were launched in rapid succession with large forces but each was repulsed with heavy losses to the enemy in 1 day long battle Friday the Germans lost 1000 men and 25 tanksami finally fell back to their initial positions A Stockholm dispatch to the London Daily Mail said the great est lank battle of the war was raging at Krivoi ROI while the London Daily Telegraph cited a Swedish report that more than 100000 Germans in Ihe Dnieper bend already have been taken prisoner Captured Nazi Soldier Says Hes Last Man London German sol dier captured southwest oE Dne propetrovsk in the southern Ukraine told the red army that his division the security had been ordered to fight to the last man radio Moscow said Sat urday Then the soldier added Im the last man Indiana Ohio State FINAL Minnesota Northwtern i FINAL   

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