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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             COUP NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL L MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Piess and United Press Full Leased Wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 10 NAVY REVEALS 3 DESTROYERS LOST IN ACTION This Paper Consists ot Two Drama Packed Battle in Which 2 Subs Were Sunk Is Described navy do Devers Our Objective to Land Quickly London Gen Jacob L Deveis commander 01 American forces in the European theater said Wednesday that our one ob jective is lo sei across lliis narrow strip of channel water land OH the continent md do so AS QUICKLY as possible Devers speaking ul an utislo I American Press Association lunch partmcnt Wednesday announced I made one of the wars most the loss of 3 destroyers 2 of them I orlhnglit official pronouncements in the south Pacific and the 3rd Ic allic intentions regarding after a dramaladen AUamir 2lul flout western Europe tic in which we sank 2 Uboats We are eager to fight Devers naval vessels sunk in sliciobserving that was the only SMASH JAP SHIPPING IN RABAULBurning nc sinking undei heaxx bv nLv5veCPlaneSB4cneImiy ships send up clouds of smoke which ncarlv obscure devas tation wrought on Rabaul harbor installations by time bombs The 10000ton cruiser in the foreground was subsequently bombed and damaged Yanks on Bougainville Fight New Landing of Jap Forces Southwest Pacific Allied Head don by Sir Robert Leslie Craigie Quarters HP United States marines tanks artillery a n d planes are battling hard against several hundred Japanese who have landed north of Empress Au gusta Bay thus forcing the Americans to fight on both sides of their Bougainville beachhead in the northern Solomons Latest advices from Artm Wil liam F Halsey indicated strongly Wednesday that the Japanese al ready are attempting to cvcrl a squeeze play While the northern force brought 90 mm mortars in to action another force attempt former British ambassador to Japan who said Great Britain would Rive the Oriental battle fronts attention comparable lo our interest in Europe In present fighting in the far east the Chinese continued to give way to strong Japanese forces in the central Yangtze river valley which leads toward Chungking lii Burma the RAF followed up day light raids on Japanese communi cations by bombing Heho airfield Tuesday night The Japanese re talieated by the Imphal bombin cits Ma airfields in caus r l1 muiia ivirtlllpui Lima L Push up from the south ing civilian casualties but very mi i marines and was little damage pounded by Ifi Ions ot explosives loosed by avenger torpedo bomb ers and dauuilcss divebombcrs Fully equipped the northern sroup sneaked down from Buka Saturday night and early Sunday in selfpropelled barges Presum ably they were escorted by the cruiser and 2 destroyers previous ly reported to have been attacked early Sunday 50 miles from Buka by the of low ly ing Australian beauforts These barges bad to move through the same waters in which a Japanese naval task force was intercepted and decisively beaten by American warships Nov 2 while trying to set close enough to bombard the then dayold beachhead The first Japanese to land Sun day at 6 a m 4 miles northwest of Cape Torokina were met by a marine observation post which killed 30 of them An hour and a half later patrol orpedo boats attacked 1 troop laden barge unit but it put inli Atsinima Bay 7 miles north of Cape Torokfna where the marines had first established their beach head Shortly after noon a Japanese unit was encountered on a jungle trail leading to Torokina and was forced to withdraw leaving 8 dead More than 125 Japanese were slain Sunday and the marines sustained 60 casualties Admiral Halseys headquarters said During that afternoon dauntless divebombers strafed the barges each capable of carrying 35 to 150 troops at the mouth of the Laruma river where the first Jap5 landed Fighterescorted Venturas later attacked hem with 4i tons of bombs and Mitchell medium bombers followed in Some Japanese planes had made night forays daring the landing operation dropping 50 bombs on the marine beachhead nnrl on nearby Puruata island killing 2 marines and wounding several Major Action by British Pledged By The Associated Press Future major action in south eastern Asia was promised in Lon Majority of Iowas Mines Reported to Be Operating Again Des Moines majority ofIowas coal mines operat ing Seven mines in the Des Moines area reopened following a confer ence of their owners with Gov B B Hickenlooper Tuesday at which the owners agreed to re sume operations on the pledge of the governor that he would assist them in their attempt to get rn increase in the retail filing price coal wuoiwar pians now because it Meanwhile the major mines in doesnt know what conditions will the AppanooseWayne county field also wrc operating Wednes day J R Hamm secretary of the AppanooseWayne Coal operators association at CenterviMe said a few of the mines in that area opened Tuesday and I believe all of them are back at work Wednes day BRICKER SAYS HES CANDIDATE States Postwar Plans Now Are Not Feasible Chicago John Bricker ot Ohio staled Wednesday at a press conference he would be a republican candidate for president in the Ohio primaries in May The governor declined to make a statement regarding any oilier 1944 campaign plans ui c marked I will definitely enter tlic Ohio primaries us a republican presidential candidate I think theyre the second week in May about May 14 Bricker saicl prcscntdav post war planning is not feasible be cause we cant anticipate postwar Conditions He added Our government must in co operation with other governments meet postwar problems as Ihev arise or anticipate them before they come up and eliminate them I think it would be dangerous to say what to do when the war is overbecause Jighting a World war in coopera tion with other nations and one of the quickest ways to destroy that cooperation would be for he United States to take an adamant postwar position dcvclop All U S the south and southwest Pacific have now been announced a na vsil spokesman said Utter This ob viously was m answer to the Krcutly exaggerated Japanese claims concerning the loss of U S Yanks Throw Back 9 Heavy CounterAttacks in Italy reason for American troops com ing to Britain We want lo got at the enemy as quickly as pos sible The weather and water may slow us up but nothing can prevent a final victorious battle stand on now We must await ments The nation canf blueprint postwar plans now because 200 men each wore lost The 1500lon destroyer Henley sunk in the south Pacific during October as the result ot a torpe do explosion The 2100ton Chevalier severe ly damaged by the Japanese on the night of Oct fi off Vella Lavella in the Solomons collided with on other destroyer broke in two and sank The 1190ton Boric an old World war 4stackcr received mortal wounds as the result of ramming and sinking a German submarine and finally had to be sunk by American carrier bombing planes i Commanders of all 3 craft were rescued They are Commander 1 Carlton R Adams Wilmington j N Car of the Henley Lt Com I mandcr George R Wilson Lonij Beach Cal ot the Chevalier and LI Charles II Htttchins Torre Haute Intl of the Borie Wilson was wounded The navy did not reveal any casualty details except to say that all but 21 of the Borics crew were saved The Boric was parl of an At lantic ask unit which included the escort carrier Card and which recently returned to an cast coast Port after destroying more sub marines than any team in naval its kills was not revealed but it was enough to earn the group the presidential unit citation On the night that the Borie went lo her fate fighting alone many miles from the group she patient of delujS is anyone else 1 dislike delays he said but it takes time and careful to transport vast imounti of equipment and train men to utilise it fully and properly Meanwhile be hinted al a belief that the Km oilcan war already is moving toward a crucial phase dcclarine thai I doubt very much whether anyone is ROIIIK stop the Itiissias A continued Russian advance at the pace the red army has been maintaining would cany swiftly Weather Report PORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and continued c o 1 cl Wednesday night lowest temperature in Mason City 15 Iowa Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday becomin fair Thursday night increasing cloudiness F r i d a y warmer Thursday night and in west por tion Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudv Wednes day night and Thursday Warmer west portion Thursday IN iMASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 33 Minimum Tuesday night 22 At 8 a m Wednesday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum Precipitation be Bricker said Postwar plan ning now is just not feasible sim ply because we cant anticipate those conditions Bricker said he did not want to see America give up her sover eignty as long as 1 am an Ameri can citizen but on the other hand we shouldnt insist on being the big power I think there has been a verv real desire on the part of Russia and England for real coopera tion he said 1 take their state ments at face value We must they are our allies took 2 Uboats with her in a ctog eatdog sort of fight She had Sroup only IT GEV JACOB L DEVEKS NAZI DISASTER o the disaster be me silt feral by the German in Russia are growing hourly All along the front the soviet forces are driving the invaders back out of the U S S R Solid border line on this map indicates the prewar boundaries of the Bitltii states Poland ami the nazi Balkan satellites which the Russians are approaching swiftly in their unabated drive BOMBERS LASH PLANTS MAKING BALL BEARINGS Nazis Lose Heavily in Effort to Protect Winter Defense Line By EDWAUD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters Algiers troops lashed out in furious counter attacks in ihc past 24 hours against American soldiers pressing in the Venairo area against the core of the greal lyreinforceil nazi winter line it was announced Wednesday but all were thrown back with S artillery and infantry fire taking a heavy toll In a slurp new blow at nayi war production American liber ators haltered the ball bearing works at Villar 1crosa southwest of hist Kalian source of vital flying fort resses bombed I he Ansaldo steel works clocks and railways al Genoa Italys leading port The Germans charging in Venafro area Iried vainly to hurl the Americans into the craggy ravinus or ilu upper Volturno river Enemy resistance was almost equally stubborn along the eii the equally stubborn along the en Reds Pound Over First Heavy Snows in West Ukraine rivcr and inlan Attack North of Smolensk F R Congratulates U S Marine Corps on 168th Anniversary Washington fUPl President Roosevelt in a letter to Lt Gen Thomas Holcomb on the marine corps 168th anniversary said Wednesday that the corps never rests on its laurels and even now is busy attending the baptism ot more battlcflags on the road waves Tokyo i Throughout the night and the The president regretted that he i morning the Boric struggled could not be present when Then she was spotted by the marines carried Cards searching planes Short on Guadalcanal was Iy attcl the entire group which included the Card the de stroyer Goff and the destroyer navys account ot the Bones last fights when this terse message came back to the Card Scratch I searching for more of Uboats and attacked j After sinking the 1st with depth bombs she charged at anj other at full speed ramming j nose home and sinking the under sea marauder But some 20 years of harrt service ana the jarring effect of her ramming of the bis Uboat were too much for the Borie The attack left many sapins holes in her hull below the water line It was a stormy night with the Atlantic rolling up huge waves a night that would cause concern to the most modern watertight ship let alone an overage de stroyer with her hul bashod in It was not lonj before the Bones forward cnsiuc room ws completely flooded which rc suiltect in loss of power and in ability to feed water lo her boil ers Nevertheless due to the heroic efforts of her crew she was able to maintain some head way and keep her nose into the Ih10 Usolr and thc the j quence of still further sovicl gains efforts thereafter were manifest Nevertheless Devers warned ajjainst overoptimism and called j ensk in swaying fishts on the on every contributor to the allied approaches to the Latvian froii ter tlle Qcrman communique said Violent Russian attacks also were reported ill the Nevcl area of the frozen north The Germans described fight j ing in the Crimea as local They have acknowledged a Russian I drive from the north in tHc Pcrekop Isthmus and from the cast around Kerch The Berlin communique said a soviet landing formation had been driven back in the Kerch straits There was no confirmation of a Reuters re port that Kerch itself pop 105 by State Executive Council Resolution Des Moines slide ex ecutive council W c d n c s d o y adopted a resolution of tribute to W G C Bagley who was state treasurer and a member of the council at the time of his death The resolution said in part demonstrated a perfect knowledge of the affairs of the state of Iowa and contributed a discerning judgment in Ihc solu tion of the stales problems lie was possessed of a fine intellect I he highest integrity and 1 most gcniat personality 000 had been captured Another Berlin broadcast heard London Germans acknowledged fresh retreats north and west of Kiev Wednesday before superior Russian forces thunder ing over the first heavy snows ot the western Ukraine toward the Polish and Rumanian Ceiy sYaSirfirCs jstt Ukrainianiarmy was said in offi cial Moscow advices to have ad vanced 27 miles in a clay from Kiev capturing 80 towns and vil Jiigcs The Kiev combat carried within 58 miles of the important rail city of Korostcn further threatening Germans in the Ukraine with encirclement Russian tanks and infantry were pounding heavily at Ger man lines northwest of Smol the Kiev area and 1500 in the Novel sector of the northcentral front where red army forces threaten the Latvian and old Pol ish frontiers Other Moscow dispatches re ported a Russian drive from a Dnieper river bridgehead 50 miles southeast of Kiev apparently aimed at the flank of the German forces under attack by other Kus siaii columns operating in ihc vi cinity of reccntlycanturcil Fas tov southwest of Kiev Vatutins armies were reported operating on a 50 nilc deep arc west of Kiev in the 1st heavy importantareas includ the towns or Castiglione and torli in sains of over 4 miles Tlie Germans launched a hcavv counter attack at Calabrilto on part of the 5th army front held by British forces but this too was repulsed These frenzied sallies cost the and Prisoners captuFcd ciuarters announced American ar tillery liackriijr up the infantry in the Venafro urea poured shells into enemy ranks by day and night in barriKcs whose detonations echoed through the valleys and whose shells ripped up the moun tainsides Captured enemy documents con firmed prisoners stories that the Germans bad chosen their pres ent front as n winter line and that the enemy command had or dered the line to be held at all costs for al least 8 weeks Allied patrols probed the stout IVLJL ui rkmv in tnc isi noavy piuuuu in snowfall on the Ukrainian front German line Capture of Korostcn or Zhitomir Besides throwing inman further to the south would cut the ivn mut it me buuin wouiu cm me tjy ncavy artii last railway short of Poland con C1T concentrations and tanks the nccting German armies north with nazihelcl south and west of Kiev Thus the battered German di visions still inside the Dnieper bend faced the choice of isolation or a precipitate retreat to the Ru manian border Those encmv forces Kiev north and meanwhile pushed back toward the almost impassable Pripet lower White Russia er Barry joined the stricken Boric By this time the craft could no which into battle raised over the national capital at noon As to the new banners which the marines are now baptising vuu 0 the president said longer maintain heaclwav and was Eventually these flags too wnlowing in the rough sons willcome home to be grouped I A hnsc as passed to the Boric with the lags of all our victories n to water to her as a new inspiration for future who will always have pood cnusc to galher on the 10th of November to cele brate the birtlirtny of the United i States marines j Congratulatory mcsugcs wore sent to marine i corns commandant by Secretarv of the Navy Prank Knos and Adf imral Ernest J King commander i in chief of Ihc U S fleet i boilers The water was Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GJoJjcGazcltc carrier boy laminated by oil leaking from the Boric and the ship nitchcrt so vio lently that the attempt finally was abandoned 1lutchins feared that his ship wouirt capsize during the night Shortly before sunset he gave the command to abandon ship Her men went over the side and the Goff and Barry stood by in the darkness to pick them up The next morning the Borie was still afloat but down by the stern and wallowing heavilyT Be cause her condition was so bjut so con and fesr that Uboats might find by government monitors in New York said that the Russians had made a fresh landing at an un identified spot in the Crimea and re irthye I Married on Friday Columbia broadcasting system said Russian patrols knifing south of Kiev had made contact with Russians in the P head the Kiev fijjhtinc area south and southwest of the timn German troops afraiti on Nov 9 were engaged in fierce fighting against the enemy thrusting for northwest of were being marshes contact with asiav bridgej Sentenced Monday easy uickiivjs in the vicinity was decided to abandon any sal vaEc The Borie was sunk that day by bombs from the Cards planes ward on a wide front Hie Berlin communique said Despite tonsh enemy resistance German coun terattacks reached their assijrncd coals and captured lost locali ties The Germans said the red army was attacking in severe strug gles southwest of Dneprope trovsk and north of Krtvoi Hog in the Dnieper bend making local dents which ihc nazis insisted were straightened out The Moscow bulletin said that 3800 Germans were slain Tucs Sall La Ice City to police records the man was Married on Friday arrested on Saturday sentenced for petit larceny on Monday and hell be freed Nov 20 to begin his honey moon But on Nov 23 hell enter the army INFANT IS ABANDONED Perham Minn o I i c e broadcast a pica Wednesday to the mother of a 2 weeks old baby abandoned in a Perham office building Saturday night They said they needed ihe correct feed ing formula for the infan who was found lying in a cardboard crib AIR BATTLES WAGEDAllicd fighter escorted liberator bombers olastet Rabau bomber New Britain again while air battles were reported in other sectors of the south Pacific Both allied and Japanese air units at tacked ground positions and naval forces in theBougain ville area circled and Japanese attacks northwest of Lae Aew Guinea A and AFnnrla R were also reported Gestapo Has Firm Grip on Nazi Home Front Stockholm from 1 1 The German sccnrilv nnliir n Goering Confers With Leaders on Defense London German DNB News Ageny in a dispatch broad cast by rodio Berlin Wednesday snid Reich Marshal Hermann Goering conferred with nazi lead ers for 2 hours Tuesday on de fense problems and use of the German air force The DNB dis patch quoted Goerins is savins Stockholm Reports from 1 The German security Germany on the eve of the 25th j should be strengthened and better armed 2 anniversary of the World war ar mistice when internal chaos broke the kaisers empire indicate that Hcinrich Himmters gestapo still has the home front in a firm grip In view of the succession of de feats suffered recently by Ihc German army however nazi leaders have taken a number of precautionary measures designed to keep affairs at home under con trol and avert any possibility of a collapse due to crackinjr morale inside We r J shall urn U is my firm ami Germany Propaganda ilinistcr innermost Pali Joscph Goebbcls SS official nuy Wr earner boy and I SOUr Berlin 2 weeko ud siliwtion and decided that The quasimilitary forma tions of the nazi party must be held in a state of intensified pre paredness 3 Stricter control must be ex ercised over all areas in which in dustrial plants are located and over all port areas In line with these decisions it was said a new arsenal already has been established for the se curity police in the industrial cen ter of Prcnzlau GO miles north of Berlin Reports from Denmark also declared that approximately 3000 SS men who were sent to Denmark during the recent clis turbances there were being hur rieri bark to Germany V H appeared that one of the pos sible causes of concern among nazi leaders was the inevitable confusion resulting from the shift ing of large numbers of the popu lation made necessary by iieavv allied condition which has made it difficult to maintain efficient police control over the individual Underground workers and for eigners imported to meet the man power shortage were said to be exploiting this situation The enlirc naii press mean while has been doing its share to keep he people in line by pnurint out columns recalling the collapse 25 years aco and cm hat in the present phase of the war the strongest nerves greatest endurance and firmness arc needed At the risk of nourishing n iSovcmber 191B psychosis Goeb have been re viewing from the nazi viewpoint the reasons for that debacle and impressing on the public that it must not happen asain ft started when the soul of the German people softened and the government could not nircl itself to counteract the process said the Berlin Lokal Anzeiger Germanys enemies stood togeth er within ond abroad and together prepared revolts The paper then compared the slrcnslh of Ihc nazi regime with the kaisers sovcrnmenl In 1913 it said agitators could UIRC Ger mans to strike their colors but i today every agitator dies more troops supported by heavy artil cacly for disruptive sorties the territory Germans have cut many machine Sun emplacements in mountain de rocks Wednesdays G e r m a n com munique said allied attacks near Mignnno and Venafro had been repulsed with heavy losses A bombing raid on Naples caused severe damage to ships and docks it The 8th army advances to Cas liglionc Carovilli and Forli put the lateral road inland from Vasto under allied control Advancing to Forli British forces crossed the Vandra river on the Voiturnos headwaters They encountered major demolitions in iheic drive and big fires were seen in Castcl ti and Rioncro still Ger manheld The advance look more than A dozen other villaccs including YJaccrmia Vallepiicola Roccasi cnra Montalto IMonticcllo and Schiana The blow upon the Villar Po rosa ball bearing works by 15th air force liberators came a day after flying fortresses had wrecked a similar works in the nearby Fiat factories in Turin There no official announce ment on the damage at Villar Pcrosa but the fortress raid on Genoa was reported successful With snow failing over the Apennines and low clouds pre ventiiiB flying over the Pth nrmv front in Italy swarms of allied fightersand fighterbombers Tossed the Adriatic lo support Bnlknn guerrillas RAF spitfires fired a small stip otf Sascno island near tile Alban ian coast shot up radio stations and gun positions near Durazzo and strafed 5 enemy tanks in for gun positions at Kavajc Al banin RAF kittyhawks hi a me diumsized merchant ship at Split Yugoslavia and set fire to railway cars near the docks In Italy U S A3C invaders bleuup a locomotive and rail way cars near Home and ham mered highway transports while P4D warhanks bombed bridges roads and the town of Ccrrano north of Iscrnia Tuesday night Wellingtons bomhctl rail a y bridges at Ponlassicvc 12 miles cast of riorcnec Mosquitos the previous nijht fircil trains hc Iwccn La and Home Tivo enemy planes were shot down against no allied losses   

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