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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             P AS 1 STO NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME WENT GF Y AfO 0 t K E S THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents GOP TRIUMPHS WITH OFF YEAR VOTE RESULTS Democrats Beaten in New York New Jersey and Pennsylvania By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Triumphant in key eastern seaboard contests republicans viewed the offyear election re turns Wednesday as a signpost on the road which they hope will lead back to the white house in 1944 Democrats beaten in New York New Jersey and Pennsyl vania confined their initial com ments to congratulations to the winners Wendell L Willkie republican nominee for president in 1940 said in New York The returns from New Vork New Jersey Kentucky Phila delphia and other places all point 1 way The country is tired of the present national administration In Washington Representative Martin former repub lican national chairman said the election returns clearly indicate the trend is still running against the new deal The results in New York New Jersey md Pennsylvanin lie added will greatly encourage re publicans all over the country It is evident that when people get New York Winner Is Former lowan Muscatine S s Im satis fled to live to see my son eet that kind of an was the brief comment here Wednesday of Mrs J R Hanley 92 year old mother of Joe R Hanley elected lieutenant governor of Xew York by a convincing ma jority Lt Gov Hanley telephoned his brother C P Hanley here Tuesday night after returns had assured his election to ad vise him that he ivas feeling well after the vigorous cam paign Lt Gov Hanley who was born at Davenport moved here with his parents when Z years from high school in Muscatine He served with a Muscatine com pany in the Spanish American war Although he has lived in New York for a number of years he visits his mother and brother here frequently he last time being in June this year a chance they vote against the bungling inefficiency and waste of the new deal This tide will continue its momentum and re sult in a republican victory in the presidential campaign next year Voting heavier than expected in 7 states in view the absentees uniform and in war factories these results New Joe R Hanley was elected lieutenant governor over Democrat William N Haskell retired lieutenant general by more than300000 majority Governor Thomas E Dewey and Wendell Willkie ac tively supported Hanley Presi dent Roosevelt and James A Far ley backed Haskell although the presidents support was confined to a vote cast at his Hyde Park home New Senator Waller Edge republican defeated Vincent 1 Murphy Newarks democratic mayor for the gover norship despite a better than 100000 majority tor Murphy piled up in the Haguedominated Jer sey City area Pennsylvania Acting Mayor Bernard Samuel of Philadelphia republican was elected to a regular term in that office over the democratic candidate William CBullitt former ambassador to Russia and to France for whom President Roosevelt had spoken a good word Tile state continued republican Simeon S Willis cut the lead o Democrat J Lyter Donaldson from more than 11000 votes to votes MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 3 1943 DEAD ON THE SAVANNAHS DECK crewmen killed on tne U S Jight cruiser Savannah when a German bomb pierced a gun turret lie wrapped in blankets on the deck while other guns hurl shells into the German lines at Salerno Dewey Decision Not toSeek Presidency Still Unchanged Clings Fiimly to Previous Statement He Is Not Candidate Wednesday afternoon as tabulation of their race for governor of Ken tucky continued slowly Unofficial reports from 2827 of Ihe slates 4277 precincts gave Donaldson 191927 and Willis 183 223 It was the closest gubernatorial race between a democrat and a republican in more than 25 years of always hot Kentucky politics Qther democrats seeking state of fice and places in the 1944 legis lature had about the same lead as Donaldson There appeared to be little doubt that the legislature again would be predominately democratic Harrison Spangler republi can national chairman saw iu these returns a death blow to any 4th term movement for Mr Roosevelt State after state he declared has rebuffed the new deal Next November he added these same voters will turn to a republican president and a re publican congress lo get our coun try back on the American road Hartleys majority iii the New York greater than Dewey himself was able io pile up last year against a split field considered a more than ordinary tribute lo the governor The republicans fought the cam paign on Dewcys record as ex ecutive One immediate assumption was that Dewoys stock would rise considerably in the 1344 GOP presidential convention though he has insisted that he intends lo serve out his full term in Albany which has 2 years more to run There has been some talk in the party of drafting him Deweys oreanizalion gol in some surprising licks in New York City where the eoyernor firsl made his name as a racket busHnjr prosecutor The demo crats carried the city as usual but only by a fraction of the majority they generally hurl against he upstate republican vole Edges election in New Jersey gives the G O P a majority XenYork E Dewey commenting on elec tion returns said Wednesday that nothing has happened lo change his decision not to be a candidate for the presidency in 1944 Dewey was asked at a press conference whether he was still determined io sidestep the na tional aspects of Ihe election Nothing has happened he said to change what 1 have al ready Asked what he had said Dewey replied have said I am not and shall nol become a candidate for the republican nomination for presi dent in 1944 The election of State Senator Toe R Hanley the republican candidate for lieutenant governor by nearly 350000 majority in Tuesdays election has been wide ly interpreted as projecting Dcwey inlo the 1944 presidential picture Would you refuse a unanimous draft Dewey was asked f never saw one he replied When the question was re phrased as almost unanimous This Paper at Two lo the govermnntseized Authorities on Both Sides Coal Mine Crisis Confer Miners Ignore Call of F R Washington top authorities on both sides of the nations latest coal mining crisis gathered around a bis conference table in the interior department Wednesday as dose to a halfmillion workers in the farflung fields MASSICO RIDGE ANCHOROFNAZI LINE IS SEIZED New 15th US Air Force Blasts Messerschmitt Factory in Austria Allied Headquarters Algiers The allied full rmy has seized the heights of Massico ridge western anchor of the Ger mans line in Italy and nearby Mount San Croce to gain com plete observation over the broad Garigliano river valley head quarters announced Wednesday draft Dcwey answered The cjuestion is academic There are lots o sond candi dates Dewey expressed belief in re ply to another question that there was no relation between the elec tion returns and the war As the press conference ended Dewey was asked if the state ment that he was not a candi date was irrevocable Nothing has happened o change it he concluded JOE R HANLEY in New York the governorships for the since J928 Will his inaugu time I m January the party will have of the 48 state executives This would put the republicans in con trol of every populous state out side the solid south1 except In diana Wliile other factors also were involved it appeared that organ ized labor was set back in 2 of the important contests Murphy defeated by Edge had union back ing dating from his tenure as an official of New Jerseys American federation of labor In Detroit labors candidate for mayor Frank Fitzgerald rolled up an early lead then slid to the trailing position behind Mayor Edward J Jeffries who was on his way toward a 3rd term The election was nonparti san Detroits recent race riots were an issue in the campaign and Fitzgerald conceding his defeat touched on he subject by saying he would continue to strive to serve the city in the interest of peace safety ana good will The G O P retained 2 con gressional seats vacated by party members In New Yorks 32nd dis trict Hadwen C Fuller won over Democrat Norman F Ward as successor to the late Rep Francis D Culkin With some returns yet to be counted Republican D Em mert Brumbaugh had an appar ently safe lead over Democrat Edna Marsden in the 23rd Penn sylvania district This vacancy was created by the resignation or Rep James E Van Zandt New England had some inter esting mayoral campaigns For the 1st time since 1933 Hartford Conn elected a republican mayor William H Mortenscn Bridgeport Save Socialist Jasper McLcvy his 6th term I Tarty loaders were confounded Mysterious Shortage of Japanese Shipping Seen From Gripsholm v Tort Elizabeth South Africa mysterious shortage of Japnncse shipping at Yokohama Tokyo Shanghai and Manila was observed by Americans reluming from Japanese internmcht aboard the exchange liner Gripsholm they said lUonclay Tokyo virtually has replaced Yokohama as Ihe principal Jap anese seaport they said but ship ping is amazingly scarce at bolh ports In the absence of any other explanation the Japanese have told each other that avail able vessels were tied up in the southern regions carrying mili tary supplies the repatriates said Some observers believed how ever that American submarines had driven Japanese ships into hiding Roosevelts call for return pits United Mine Workers Presi dent John Li Lewis talked alone Wednesday morning with In terior Secretary Ickes con ferred afterward with UMWs district presidents then re turned with a group of aides to meet Ickes and the latters coal experts in a conference room just beneath he secretarys office Ickcs designated as U S mine boss when the government seized the struck mines for a 2nd time Tuesday was attended at this session by former Interior Under secretary Abe Fortas recently in ducted into the navy but now on special leave Assistant Secretary Michael Strauss and the leading legal minds of the solid fuels ad ministration and the coat mines administration The latter agency was largely liquidated when Ickcs restored the mines to their owners Oct 12 but lie legal staff had not been relieved of duty when the new crisis arose None of those entering the con ference room would discuss the business at hand but the impli cations were thai attempts were being made to get together on a contract which would send the idle miners back to work The quiet suspension ot activ ity begun 2 weeks ago in scat tered wildcat walkouts stemming from continued absence of a working contract spread to nn estimated 460000 hard and soft coal miners as conferences look ing to some settlement went for ward here between united mine workers President John L Lewis md Interior Secretary Ickes again designated as federal over seer of the pits An early morning survey in Pennsylvania a top producer of both anthracite and bituminous coal showed no sisns of a back to work movement in response tothc presidents appeal Only a few soft coal strip mines were reported working in western Pennsylvania but Byron H Canon executive secretary of the Operators association suggested the generalvesumulions io develop mightbe part to delays in receipt of formal notices of government seizure In West Virginia there were no early reports f any mine crews going back to the pits in bOO commercial operations al though a few nonunion mines and some strip mines wore turn ing out some small amounts of coal A Logan county union spokesman said 10 county locals had sent telegrams to President hooscvelt Lewis and the war labor board stating they would not work until a contract is signed Similarly a survey of mines employing threefourths of Ala bamas 22000 miners showed no signs of resumption The rcnorts generally re flected a lack of any sort of demonstration in the fields where the Stars and Stripes flew over deserted Tipples Typical was the word from Maryland that the miners just didnt show up7 Indiana still had 7000 idle with no evidence of any action pending word from UMWs policy commit tee The fourth strike in tin soft coal fields this year meanwhile crippled w a r industries and prompted Ickes to forbid dealers to deliver coal to any home which has more than a 10dav supply Deliveries were limited o 1 Ickcs also diverted 2000000 tons of soft coal on trains toward industrial plants The secretary urged home owners lo share their extra supply with neighbors who need help Hearse Drivers Refuse to Cross Picket Lines Xilcs HI funerals were disrupted at St Adalberts cemetery when hearse drivers re fused to cross striking cemetery workers picket lines Pallbeavers were obliged to leave coffins in temporary receiving vaults Tues day after the drivers refused to cross lines established by 70 strik ing members of the cemetery workers union seeking a 20 cent hourly wage increase Mourners left flowers inside in the New York slate supreme court contest Thomas A Aurelio attacked by District Attorney Frank S Hogan as having been supported by a big time slot ma chine operator appeared the win ner even though both major par ties had repudiated him The election was routine in Vir ginia and Mississippi democrats coasting in as expected in local contests Seismograph Records Distant Earthquake Pasadena Cal earth quake strong enough to level build ings and cause considerable dam age to a populated area was re corded Wednesday by hc Caltcch Seismological laboratory Scien tists placed the epicenter of the quake about 2200 miles northwest of here in the general region of Alaska Seismologists at the lab oratory described the quake as very strong and capable of do damage at its ing considerable epicenter Reds Dash 40 Miles Beyond Perekop in One Day s Sweep W F Cody Retired Agent of Milwaukee Road Dies Funeral Arrangements Are Incomplete for Former Railroad Man American units on the flank routed the naxis from the last heights before Venafro ami won new hiRh ground cover ing the extreme upper VoKurnn river valley across which all assanll against Venafro and other stlontioints in the moun tain line would have to lie launched A 3mile advance there swept up Pratella 9 miles southeast of Venafro and Gallo about Die same distance below Isernia British and Canadian warriors of the 8th army battered forward to establish a new bridgehead over liic Trigno river on the Adriatic flank This new crossing was tin undisclosed distance inland from the original bridgehead near San Salvo close to the rivers mouth Official reports from Lt Gen Mark W Clarks headquarters said British forces of the 8th army hammered their way on to niandins heights of both the 2500 foot Massico ridge and San Cioce mountain some 5 miles north west of Tcano and 4 miles north of the point where the main coastal highway to Rome skirts the northern edge of Massico ridge The extent of this advance through 4mile wide gapein the mountain range toward he Carigliano river was not speci fied The land gains iraiuc as re inforced allied air forces struck their greatest blow since S3a Icrno Heavy bombers of the new 15th U S air force blasted the iHesserschmill airplane fac tory at Wiener Ncusladt in Aus tria Tuesday so heavily it may never make phiucs again and clowned at least 30 fighters out of 75 to 100 siviiiR battle Medium bombers meanwhile smnshed at ships docks and rail roads at Civitavecchia 10 miles northwest of Rome and pounded rail yards at Ancona on the Adri atic coast Behind his advance elements Clark moved up artillery which with benefit of the lull observa tion of the Garigliano valley j could easily shell any enemy forces remaining on the west side of Massico ridge along the sea coast The valley between the nortli edge of Massico and San Croce mountains is only 9 miles from the gulf of Gacta am an allied officer declared that the nazis who previously had concen trated many between the western slopes and the sea irc obviously confronted with Hie necessity of willnlrawini facing annihilation Cracking of this strong moun tain line was described as the breaking of one more of Homes outer defenses To reach favorable new moun tain positions he Germans would have to pull back across the Gari gliano to the high Aurunci moun lains behind Minturno 14 miles from the present battle area There is every indication how ever that the nazis will fight a slow stubborn rear guard action before relinquishing any part of Garigliano valley Severe and bloody righting marked the 511 army gains tanks went into action in the up per Vollurno area but failed lo dent the salient the Americans thrust into enemy lines there P Cody 74 former division freight and passenger igcnl for the Milwaukee railroad in Mason City died at a local hospital at oclock Tuesday evening after an illness of about 2 weeks Mr Cody retired from railway service Sept 1 HMO after 51 years of service During his lime of service wilh the road he had jurisdiction over traffic matters on the lines Iowa and Dakota division extending from the Mississippi river to the Black Mills Mr Codv was born Sept 4 1869 at West Winfield N Y He obtained his grade and high school education at Spring Green Wis and then look 2 years of liberal arts nt the University of Wiscon sin The first contact Mr Cody had with the railroad business was as telegraph operator in various sta tions on the 1 and D division He was agent at Ionia Ossian North McGregor and DtibuQuc before coming to Mason City Sept 15 1UOH Mr Cody was a member of the Catholic church the K of C Ro tary Elks and the Catholic Order of Foresters Mr Cody was married lo Mary E Haubner Nov 15 1U18 at Ma son City Surviving ire his uifc and li stepchildren Mrs Eliza beth Apfelbach Chicago and Har old of Rochester N Y and by a brother John Cody Lone Rock Wis Funeral services will be held it oclock Friday morning at St Josephs Catholic church with Father Patrick Bchan in charge The body will lie in state at the Meyer funeral home until Thurs day morning when it will be tak en to the Cody residence 323 SE where it wiil lie in state until the lime of the services The RosaiT will be said at the Meyer funeral home at A oclock Wednesday evening and at the residence at 8 oclock Thursday evening Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The Meyer funeral home in charge W F CODY KAMSEYEK RITES SATURDAY Kloomfield Services for C William Ramseycr former Iowa congressman will be held at p in Saturday at the Methodist church here Ramscyer died Mon day in Washington Says Kaster Considers Self Conscientious Objector Waterloo Kaster 35 Janesvillc Iowa confessed slayer of Glenn Winchell XVaverly utilities plant guard considers himselt a consdenlious objcclor opposed to killing our enemies B M Goodenow special agent the FBI here told the Junior Chamber of Commerce Tuesday night Kaslcr an exconvict who led Iowa officers a weeklong chase after the shotgun murder of Winchell al Waverly Sepl 25 is trailing him all over Ihe country for draft evasion Agent Goode now declared He claimed Goodenow said he was evading a call lo the armed services because he didnt want Record Force of Yankee Bombers Attacks Germany London largest force of American heavy bombers ever to operate out of British bases r aide d northwestern Germany Wednesday escorted by long range thunderbolt and lightning fight ers On the basis of record forces of 400 heavy bombers on 2 succes sive raids last month Wednesdays attackers might have numbered 500 bombers or force comparable to thai in some o the heavy night atticfcs The raid by heavy bombers fol lowcd m attack by American me dium bombers on German air fields in northern France and a severe hammering by Mediter raneanbased bombers on the Messerschmitt plane factory at Wiener Nctistadt TURN BACK JAP NAVAL FORCE Complete Reports on Battle Are Awailecl Southwest 1acific Allied Head quarters 1 a p a n e s e whose Bougainville air bases were paralyzed by naval guns and plane bombs as the allies invaded that last big Solomons island of Ihe enemy already have hinted al naval and air bailies to conic in the showdown struggle before Rn baul General lUacArlhurs head quarters said Wednesday that after the marines stormed ashore on Bougainvilles wesl coasl Monday al lo capture Em press Augusta bay a Javanese cruiser ami destroyer force was inlcruepteil Monday n i li I fought ami turned hack by allied warships before they could reach flic invasion scene Headquarters added that com plete reports were awaited on Ihe battle which might go far toward determining the ability of the al lied landing force to control Bou gainvilles wesl coast It also was disclosed thai niter he naval battle Japanese pianos attacked the allied warships and caused minor damage before they were driven off Thus the Japanese demonstrated ability to get air opposition into Ihe sector despiteIhe bombing out of its air bases on Bougainville Headquarters Wednesday added no details on the ground operations on Bougainville but reported steady progress of forces which earlier invaded Treasury and Choiseul islands to the south ami southeast The Treasury Japs have liccn driven Inlo the jungles On Choiseul American forces have advanced 4 miles from their beachhead on the southwest coasl Supported by bombers and fighter planes they defeated cnemv 1 forces in a clash at Simfigai for mer barge depot Town Saves Itself Cost of Election Hamlet Ind litlle town of 519 itself Ihe cost of an elec tion of town officials at the last minute before election day When democrats failed to file a list of candidates thrifty republicans withdrew their ticket and iown officials continued in office o v I lu especially hostile lo Ihe FBI for any part of killing Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Wednesday night lowest temperature in Mason City 23 rising temperature Thursday Iowa Clear skies prevailing through Thursday night slight colder along Mississippi river Wednesday night warmer Thursday Minnesota Fair and continued cold Wednesday night Colder extreme east portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 39 Minimum Tuesday night 23 At 8 a m Wednesday 23 YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 17 NAZIS DECLARE RUSSIANS LAND MEN IN CRIMEA Retreating German Forces Showing Signs of Demoralization London across the steppes of southern Russia far beyond Ihe bypassed Crimea al an unslackcned pace Gen Fcodor Tolbukhins cossacks were declared in Moscow dispalchcs Wednesday to be cleaning up swiftly the last 30 miles remain ing before Kherson at the mouth of Ihe Dnieper estuary on the Black Sea The rctrculing G c r in a n s slnnvcd signs of demoralization as I he red army swept west of the scaled off Crimea where the Germans say they still have strong forces Forty miles were covered in a single days sweep beyond captured Perekop last entrance to the Black Sea pen insula from the north The German communique termed the reported Russian in vasion of the eastern Crimea south of Kerch enemv inncl iny head and asserted that the Russian holding was further compressed despite embittered resistance Moscow has not con firmed the landing The communique heard from radio Berlin by the Associated Press spoke in vague terms of heavy fighting against strong Russian tank and infantry forces al the northern entrance of Ihe Crimea in the area eist oC Kherson and in the big Dnieper bend The focus of battle in Ihe Dnieper bend was at the sreat iron and rail of Krivoi KOK 120 miles north of the Crimea Tlierc the Germans per sisted in Iounleritiacks in a effort to prevent he northern arm of a vast Hus sian pincers from shut a 2nd iJcatli Irap on scores of thousands of navis By German account the Rus sians iIso were attacking south east nnd north of the partly sur rounded Ukrainian capital Kiev and in the Velikie Luki arei in the north where the Russian winter already has laid a white blanket o snow on the battle fields The Germans said they sank 3 soviet motor torpedo boats in the Gulf of Finland The heaviest fighting was in the Ukraine and there Ihe charge ing Russians were within 104 air line miles of Odessa and 120 air line miles of Rumania Nikolacv ul the month of the Bug river if miles west of Kher son and the southern anchor Ihe Bug river defense system to ward which the Germans are Uce ing seemingly was the next major objective of tho soviet army in its great drive to collapse the entire nazi southern flank With n peace time population of Niko laev recently was reported head U K R A I N E Cherkassy Poltava Kremenchuq RUSSIANS DRIVE INTO indicate Rus sian drives on the southern front Germans reported the reds had landed in eastern Crimea north and south of Kerch Moscow reported Russian forces thrusting south ward through Perekop and Armyansk and through Salkova Shaded area is Germanheld   

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