Mason City Globe Gazette, November 9, 1943

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 9, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PARTUENT OF AHa A COUP THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL 1 Associated Press slid United Press Pull Leased Wires Five Cents a HOME EDITION imnn MASON CITY IOWA TUKSDAY NOVEMBER 9 1913 This Paper Consists of Two One COLD CHICKEN BUT NO PICNICIcy paving a snowdrift and a gust of wind 1 Till i tinvt Ull L UclVJX Ullt LU the wreck to help unload and truck the load back to town There were 95 coops of live chickens and 74 cases of eggs on the trailer bound for Chicago Sgt Lou rCneger of the state highway patrol is lifting the head of one of the chickens while Patrolman Walter Hilbert watches OBrien reported that the rear wheels of his trailer slid off the pavinjr when it hit a drift Ihe tractor stayed on the paving and the trailer would have pulled back on OBrien declared except for a gust of wind which hit him as he came out of the shelter of a grove When the rear wheels of the trailer slid into the ditch it flipped the tractor over on its side too Many of the chickens frozeor smothered Lock photoKav OT1QIT iitr 1 4 R I Cars Derailed at Gordonsville The Rock Island Road suffered the heaviest toll oC Mondays storm with 3 Pullmans and a diner off the vails at Gordons ville Minn due to a frozen switch as rail traffic on other roads began lo resume normal schedules Tuesdays northbound passen cr a doubleheadsr made ui of 2 engines 8 coaches 3 sleepers urn t line r struck the switch at Gordonsville about a in The engine and 8 couches cleared the switch but lie sleep ers and diner left he road bed and buried heir wheels deep in the soft earth The cars lipped dangerously lo the side but did not go over No one was seriously injured al though a few reported bumps and bruises About 800 teet ol track was tom up and the road bed was damaged A wrecker was sent out from Mason City to clear the tracks Aside from this wreck rail traf fic was back to normal through Mason City Other Rock Island trains bad been delayed by the storm Mon days southbound Rocket being 1 hour and 115 minutes late and the northbound Rocket being 20 min utes late The early mornin southbound Rock Island passen ger train was 1 hour and 2C min utes late but the north bound passenger was on time at Tuesday morning Traffic on the Rock Island lines at Gordonsville where the track is used jointly by the Island and M St L railroads was not slowed up by the morning wreck which occurred in Gordonsville at a point where a side track NO 27 engraving Reds Pound Toward Rumania on Heels of Retreating Nazis tered remnants of 12 nazi 180000 from the Ukrainian capital in a 4 day battle which ended last Saturday One red army force was re ported surging forward beyond Makarov 28 miles west of Kiev to within 50 miies of Zhitomir key junction on 1 of the last northsouth railways available to the Germans toward the Polish border 65 miles away A 2nd soviet spearhead was striking southwest of Faslov ami a Kussiau communique said it was within 140 miles of the Ru manian frontier This drive ap parently was aimed at envelop ing the countless thousands of Germans still fighting in the area between the Dnieper river and the Black Sea Still another Russian army OD eralins far to the north in the Nevel sector was said in a Moscow broadcast to be at Ihe gates of Pololosk rail junction on the Reds Make Heavy Attack on Crimea London The German controlled Paris radio declared Tuesday that the Russian arms had launched a violent assaullon ihe Pcrchop Isthmus leading into Ihe Crimea anil Ihal slrong red army forces were being hurled into the battle lo smash the Ger man garrison trapped in Ihe pen insula enormous stores of abandoned war material were rounded up by the advancing Russians The Germans however wrecked the once beautiful city of Kiev before Ihey fled Pravda described it as a scene of devastation having been systematically cleslroyel by nazi demolition squads Kresch chatile and the magnificent CJs pensk cathedral and the Pechora monastery wore looted and blown up The water and utility system also were destroyed VitebskRiga railway and only 20 miles from the old Polish border Stockholm dispatches said Ihe Germans were evacuating civil ians from the 110milcwidc area between Lake Ilmen in Russia and Lake Peipus on the Estonian border a possible prelude to a forced German withdrawal from YANKS BLAST FIAT FACTORY Destroy or Damage All of Plants at Turin Allied Headquarters Algiers fortresses destroyed or damaged severev every build ing at the Fiat ball bearing works at Turin 3rd most important in enemy Europe Monday nnd pho tographs revealed lhat the plant was knocked completely out of business for a considerable pe riod it was announced Tuesday The Fiat aircraft engine works and motor car plant and railway repair shops adjacent to the ball bearing works also were dam aged Smoke mushrooming up from the bombed northern Italy induslriul center could be seen for 80 miles the U S air forces an nounced fThe Bern radio heard by CBS said an official announcement is sued in Rome acknowledged heavy material damage in Turin and said there were a consider able number of casualties The the Leningrad front j planes attacked in waves of 50 A German communique lion said day admitted nazi forces were en gaged in defensive struggle against major enemy forces the Nevel sector The American formations met no onemy fighters and only a few m bursts nf antiaircraft fire j The Fiat plant produced a sulj istantiiil proportion of the bearings with the capture Monday of Gor nastaipol 45 miles north of Kiev and 10 miles west of the Dnieper Here the Russians were piiminr German forces back against the almost impassable Tripet marsh country the soviet war bulletin declared Kiev cost the Germans 15080 dead and 6200 prisoners Moscow said The newspaper Pravda added that the enemy Jled in panic throwing away ammunition and even clothing Many were reported trampled to death on roads jammed with wrecked nemy transport for tanks planes and artillery es pecially since the destruction of the big German ball bearing plants at Schweinfurt by British based American bombers The destruction of the Schwein furt and probably the Turin plants was expected lo cut seri ously into German arms produc tion at a lime when the German army was straining to counter al lied offensives from both the south and cast and preparing to meet an invasion from the wcsl Buy War Savings Bonds and Slamps from your GlobeGazette and 1 carrier boy 5 MILE SWATH IN GERMAN LINE Allied Artillery Breaks Up German Attempt to Open CounterAttack Allied IlLndqnarlers Algiers a new swath 5 miles deep through enemy positions the British 3th army has seized posi tions overlooking the Sangro river and the heights beyond where the Germans are reported establishing the eastern anchor of an Italian winter defense line headquar ters announced Tuesday To the west Ihe nazis massed heavy formalists of troops and guns in the Mignuuo area at tempting to halt the American drive toward Cassino on the miiin road to Home They massed a powrcful strik ing force for a counteratlack in the area 5 miles southwest of Mignano and west of Gallucio Monday but allied guns laid down a curtain of artillery and mortal fire before Ihe assault could be launched dispersing the enemy German prisoners reported unanimously that the nnzi com mand planned to dig in for vthc winter on a line anchored in the west along the Garigliano river and Aurunci mountains through the mountains near where U S troops already have won footholds across the Apennines to the Sangro river The 3th and 8th armies already arc ramming against this line in most sectors parallel lo Ihe main track All Slashing along Adriatic trams are moving over this line I coastal sector the 8lh army cap tured Torino ili Sangro 4 miles northwesl of caplurcd Cisalbor diuii anil raglicta less than 2 miles from the river The speed of this drive obviously cauKhl the nazis off balance Farther inland British Cana dian and Indian troops punched through Torrebruna 3 miles west of Celcnxa gaining control of an additional chunk of valuable lat eral road Near the center 8lh army units occupied Pescolanciano R miles northeast ot Iscrnia in a Simile advance and other formations seized Fovnclli 5 miles west ol See Heavy British US Losses Churchill Says F R We Mean Business in Political Humanitarian Way Washington Roosevelt climaxed the signing of a united nations relief agreement Tuesday with the declaration thai it coupled with the recent Moscow documents shows that We moan business in this war in political and humanitarian just surely as we mean busi ness in a military sense1 II is one more strong link joining the united nations in fac ing problems of mutual need and interesl lie said at the conclu sion of a white house ceremony in which representatives of 4U countries joined with tie United Slalcs in creating Ihe united na tions relief and rehabilitation ailmiiiistrntioi UNRRA to feed clolhe anil revive war stricken nations The president spoke in the his toric cast room He faced repre sentatives of the other united nations and those associated with them as well as the French na Uorutl committee of liberation who had affixed their signatures to to as usual No 11 on Ihe Chicago i North Western railway was operateit Tuesday coming through from Belle Plainc and continuing on north Snowplows were operat ing between Butterficld and San born Minn on Ihe line and 1 plow was stuck Traffic was all clear around ever Mason City how The Milwaukee Road reported No 3 from Chicago practically on time at a m Tuesday The line was reported open west of Mason City and all night trains Tuesday were expected to bo on time Operationwas reported asn mal on the M St L railroad and the Chicago Great Western line after the latter had en countered heavy snows in south west Iowa Monday All main highways leading into Mason City were reported by the highway commission io be open Tuesday All of Ihe main roads east of Garner were open and most of he roads in the state were reported open io traffic Tuesday afternoon Some drifting was reported at Esthervillc Al Kona and Forest City throughout Monday night NWIOWADIGS OUT OF SNOW Mercury Dips to Low of 21 at Mason City Des Moines blanket of snow covered virtually all of Iowa Tuesday as residents in the north west section of the state shook off the curtailing effects of the first severe storm of the season The weather bureau said its re ports indicated jt was not snowing anywhere Tuesday In most sec tions the ended late Monday afternoon or Mondav night No more snow was forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday but the weather bureau said cold weather would continue with slightly lower temperatures Tuesday night Lowest temperature reported to the weather bureau for Monday night was 21 at Mason City The highest reading Monday was at Cedar Bapids In the northwest section of the state where up to 18 inches of snow was reported unofficially early Monday the highwnv crew wore opening blocked roads com munication facilities were beins restored and buses were resuming j relentless allied campaign moves 35 MORE NIPPON PLANES BAGGED Japs Use Phosphorous Bombs at Rabaul Southwest Pacific Allied Head quarters bombs which look when Ihey first burst like tenaclcd octopi then shoot forth smoke and flame have been added lo Rabauls defenses by the JapJinCric desperate for ways lo prevent that key base from being bbinbcd out of the Bui the because of drifted roads Schools in some rural areas still remained closed as farmers joined highway crews in opening roads The weather bureau said the snow amounted to oniy a trice in the Burlington Davenport and Cedar Rapids areas Some parts of the southern half of the state had only rain or light snow which melted asit hit the ground Buy War Savings Bonds ami Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy operations after being held u aa ahead unchecked much as 48 hours in some cities Headquarters in listing losses of fX TunanesU planes within the pasl 48 hours reported lhat H5 were wiped out Sunday at Rabaul by liberators and lightnings which liorctl through the fanlaslic bombs 50 zeros and a heavy curtain of antiaircraft fire The big liberators exploded 84 tons of bombs among dispersal bays and installations ot the Ra popo airdrome blowing up 9 en emy bombers and 3 fighters on the ground and shooting down 13 ze ros The lightnings at a loss of 5 of their own force shot down 10 other yeros Eight other lap planes probably were destroyed The new big of between 35 and planes at Rabaul was added to losses there aggregating 800 in destroyed and damaged within less than a month rendering lhat New Britain fortress presently unequal to the task of formidably resisting the allied invasion of its eastern approaches on Bougainville While United Slates marines strove in torrential rain o CN pand Iheir Empress Aususla bay positions on the westcentra coast of Bougainville new craters reported Tuesday hy head quarters to bare been blasted in that islands already inoperative airfields Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cilv Partly cloudy to cloudy Tuesday night Wednes day and Thursday Slightly colder Tuesday night temperature in Mason City IB Iowa Partlycloudy through Wednesday night Slightly cold er Tuesday night not quite so cold Wednesday afternoon con tinued cold Wednesday night Minnesota Cloudy to partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 29 Minimum Monday night 21 At 8 a m Tuesday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 39 Precipitation 06 DECLINE IN INMATES Moines number of inmates at Fort Madison peni lentiary and Anamosa reformatory has declined by 234 during the first 10 months of 1H3 and lota inmate population at the 2 institu tions is now 1793 Paroles have been granted to 312 inmates since Jan 1 air front ptancs ijombcd Durazzo harbor in Al bania scoring u dirjl hit on a warehouse 3 Nazi Air Raiders Destroyed in England School Building Hit London German planes were destroyed Monday night as raiders gave London its 7lh straight night alert while rescuers were still digging for victims of Sundays dance hall bombing in which a large num ber of persons were killed A school building was hit in he London outskirts with a few persons reported injured Bombs scattered over the south of Eng land caused a number of casual tics Meanwhile the air ministry announced that new reconnais sance photographs of the henvily bombed Ruhr industrial city of Kasscl showed that the city had ceased to rts part of the nari war industry for some time at least 50 factories having been destroyed or badly damaged the document pledging each feed and clothe the millions the day of defeat of tiie axis pow ers When victory comes there can certainly be no secure peace until there is a return of laiv and order in the oppressed countries until the peoples of these countries have been restored lo a normal healthy selfsustaining existence This means that the more quickly and effectually we apply meas ures of relief uml rehabilitation the more quickly boys overseas be home In defeat or in victory he said the united nations have never deviated from adherence lo the basic principles of freedom toler ance independence and security Tomorrow he concluded the UNRRA begins its first confer once and makes the first bold will our own able to come Flags Not Displayed on Nazi Anniversary Bern Berlin dispatch to the newspaper Dcr Bund said Tuesday lhat for the 1st time since 1933 the anniversary of the nazi party was not marked by n gen eral display of flags in Germany oppressed by the axis and as Mr Roosevelt put it to build for the future a world of decency and security and peace Representatives of the 4i coun tries will journey to Atlantic City N Wednesday for dis cussions on policies and practical means of accomplishing their stupendous relief task The sufferings of the little men and women who have been ground under the axis heel the president tokt his distinguished audience and several hundred official ucsts can be relieved only if we utilize the production of all the world to balance the want of all the world In UNKUA we have devised a mechanism based on Ihe process es of true democracy which can so far loward accompiishmenl of such 371 objective in the days and months of dcsperale emcrjcncy which will follow Ihe overthrow of tlic axis The president said that jespon sibility for alleviating the suffer ing and misery occasioned by the German and Japanese campaigns of plunder and destruction must be assumed not by any individual nation but by all Hie united and associated nations acting to gether No one country he added c o u 1 to bear the burden of meeting the vast relief in money i in supplies1 Describing as immediate and urgent the work confronting UNRRA he said the organization will have lo operate at 1st in areas of food shorlages because ninny of tlic most fertile food reg ions of the world are either under axis domination or have been stripped by the practice of the dic tatorships to make themselves selfsustaining on other pcoplcs lands Additional regions he contin ued will be blackened as the German and Japanese forces in Iheir retreat scorch the earth be hind them The coopcrnting nations work ing in these food shortage areas until the resumption of peaceful occupation enables the liberated people once more to assume flic full burden of their own support must assure a fair distribution of available supplies among all of Ihe liberated peoples and ward off death by starvation or exposure Mr fiosevelt said Using the BritishAmerican as sistance to civilians in French Af rica as an example he addeci We have shown that while the war lasts whenever help the liberated peoples with essential supplies nnd services we hasten seps toward the practicable workable realization of freedom from want The forces of the unit ed nations march forward and the peoples of the united nations march with them The signing started at noon and 30 minutes later came Mr Roose velts 15minute address pointing up the historic precedentmaking afjiccmcnt holding forth to con quered peoples a promise of speedy rehabilitation as soon as thciv lands are freed Hunt for 2 Believed Drowned in Storm Lake When Boat Capsized Storm Lake was under way Tuesday for the bodies of Eddie OHcrron 28 father of 5 children and Kenneth Bauer 23 believed drowned when their duck boat capsized in Storm Lake Monday night The boat was found about 1 a m Tuesday 2 miles across the lake from where he men were last seen It was upside down and contained a gun case and a decoy The 2 sportsmen went out in Ihe boat about p m Monday after a crippled duck that could not be reached by wading They lost the pole propcllin with the which they were into open waler boat and drifted Reporters Rush to Interview War Worker Claiming to Be 101 New York rcgiona war manpower commission office issued invitations lo meet a 101 year old in these parts A doxen reporters and pho tographers showed up They watched the heavy cartons push a hand truck Then I reporter a veteran of the Brooklyn police beat recognized the man as an exherb doctor once sent lo prison for practicing medicine without a license The centenarian broke down and ad mitted all The WMC press agent then rushed to blurted taken hey boss phone rind weve been None Hurt in Blasts inNew Jersey Arsenal Metuchen N J scric of explosions at the armys Kari tan arsenal Tuesday wnsreportcd at the plant lo have destroyed 2 magazines without killing or in juring any employes That Armistice Day Football Game The gridiron contest Thursday after noon between Mason City high school and Lindblom of Chicago will be something more than a football game It will provide the means with which the Citizens Victory committee will be able to continue its pro gram of conveying in a materiel way our communitys appreciation to Ihe men and women who leave to take their part in the uniformed branches of their nations war effort Last year a capacity crowd saw a mar velous exhibition of football Mason City was represented by perhaps her strongest team of all time There was a fear that the visitors would not measure up to the as signment A lopsided score in our favor seemed likely But that isnt the way it turned out If was a nipandtuck game ending in a tie score This year the situation is reversed Lindblom is known to be strong whereas the Mohawks have not had a good season so far as victories and defeats are con cerned The odds undoubtedly favor the visitors as last year they favored the home team But you never can tell The dope bucket was upset last year It may be again But our point here is that the football game ifself is incidental to the cause for which it is being ployed The thing that counts is that by purchasing a ticket for the game you will be doing your bit for those who are doing their bit for you The cnferianiment should be regarded as a bonus on that worthy investment Then too its in the plan to moke this armistice day game with some Chicago team an annual sports event for this com munity By a marvelous exhibition last year of skill and sportsmanship Lindblom quali fied for first consideration in the selection of this annual opponent If somebody carne to you and asked you for a dollar or a dollar and o half to help purchase goingaway remembrances for our people entering the service you wouldnt hesitate to dig down into your jeans would you If added to that appeal an afternoon of good sports entertainment was thrown in the proposition should be all the more attractive are we waiting for WARNS DEFEAT OF NAZIS CANT BE BEFORE 44 Impending Ruin of Germany Proclaimed by Prime Minister By C DANIEL London Minister Churchill gravely proclaimed tlie ruin of Germany Tuesday but with all the force of his leadership and language warned that in his belie the lazis defeat could not come be orc 1944 He asserted solemnly thai the campaigns of next year nuKht s the tragedies of Waterloo mil Gettysburg that unless some lanpy event occurs on whieh lave no rislit ti count 1914 will sec the greatest sacrifice of the British anil United States armies The valiant and Drillianl Tius sian offensives have wrecked Ihe erman war machine and in flicted wounds thai may well prove fatal he declared Thu British war premier ns icrtcd that the back of the naicl submarine warfare has been broken and that the devastating air war upon Ihe rcich has been one of the prime forces in the im pending ruin of the Hitler re gime In other high points of an ad dress broadcast to the world Churchill Noted that iicxl year is elec tion year in the United Stales and commented I am sure I sucak for all those on both sides of the Atlantic who mean the same they are num bered in scores of when I say that our supreme duty all of us British and Americans alike is lo preserve the goodwill that now exists throughout tiic Englishspeak ing world and thus aid our armies in llicir grim and heavy task Vmvcii again his inlcation not lo liquidate Ihe British empire Slated bluntly that this is no time for those who have practical war work lo do to dream of a brave new world V V Of the Moscow conference Churchill we have all been cheered He paid tribute lo Sec retary Hull as that gallant Ameri can eagle The Moscow accord has had the effect of making our Hussian friends feel as they never felt before that it is the heartfelt wish of our British and American nations lo fight the war out with them in loyal alliance and after wards to work with them on the basis of mutual respect and com radeship and resettlement and re building of this distracted tor ncnled world he declared Sounding again i note of uncon ditional surrender he declared we must make sure that confu sion nnrl chaos elf not follow the victories of the army or stultify ihe unexpected surrender of the enemy AVaimii llisl tlillcr still has tOO Jivisinns to throw into combat he lit we cannot exclude he pussihilily of new forms of al rk on Ibis island Forcibly Churchill predicted great mcl grim casualties before ictory is won The cimipiiigu d JM1 in Eu rope will be the most severe and costly yet undertaken by the al lies he said We must strain every nerve Tor its successful accomplishment This is no time for relaxation It is a reasonable assumption that unless we make some grave strategical mistake the year 1344 will sec a climax of the European war His speech to the lord mayors banquet held amid the ancienl panoply of the Mansion house was his 1st wnce the triumphant Moscow accord and the breach ing of the nazis Dnieper line by Stalins armies The prime min ister surveyed the course the struggle with satisfaction that plainly was touched with much restraint Speaking of Ihe chance of new forms of attack on Britain Churchill said whatever hap pens they will not be of a na ture to affect the final course of the war but should they come they will certainly call for the ut most efficiency ami devotion The central theme and purpose of his address was to combat al lied overconfidence Thus his words that next years cam paigns likely would see the greatest sacrifice of life by the British and American armies and battles far larger and more cosily than Waterloo or Gettysburg Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier hoy ;

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