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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 13, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILYPAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Assmsalcd Press and United Press Full Leased CFive Ce NAZIS LAND AT 4 BEACHHEADS OF LEROS ISLE AngloItalian Forces Virtually at Mercy of German Invaders Cairo UR Gcrmun invasion forces still are pouring into 4 beachheads on Leros a commu nique announced Saturday and front reports said they were driving the British and Italians back toward the namesake capital of the tiny Dodecanese island German parachute troops show ered down on the center of the island to spearhead the counter invasion according to late reports which told of fresh German land ings along the const and said the allies were putting up stiff re sistance under dive bombing Radio Berlin said German troops had occupied Leros island Fighting continues and casual ties are beiiur inflicted ihe enemy the Britishmiddle eastern command said itt u brief communique Leros lies off the southwest Turkish coast 60 miles northwest of the German bas tion of Rhodes Barring the unlikely arrival ot allied reinforcements German oc cupation of the island seemed only a matter of time With no royal air force fighters available to beat off vicious Gcrmun dive bombers the AngloItalian de fenders were virtually at the mercy ot the invaders The British and Italians sank at least 3 German landing craft each containing 100 men near the beaches in the initial stages of the invasion Friday but soon were forced to fall back under the concentrated enemy assault Pouring ashore at 4 bridge heads the Germans at first di rected their main attacks against Fastia Sotto on the northeast coast and Apnctici farther south and subsidiary attacks against Delia Palma in the north and the bay of Scrascampa in the south As the fighting developed the enemy switched iis main strength to a converging assault 011 the town of Leros a little way inland from the east coast Leros ranges Iroiri 3 miles In breadth Italian surrender Samos 35 miles north of Leros The Germans cap tured Cos last month depriving the allies of their only fighter air drome in the Aegean EAF lonerange fighters carried out sweeps over Leros but not in sufficient force or Ions enough to combat nazi stukas divebombing the garrison Heavy bombers attacking Ma ritza airfield on Rhodes from which the German raids were mounted Friday night and pre liminary reports indicated the raid was successful ihe communique said Many bursts were observed on the landing area and a large lire was started Antimachia airfield on Cos also was attacked twice during the night by British bombers Bombers and fighters raided an enemy convoy near Antikythera island in daylight Friday and set fire to 2 vessels while another formation hit jetties and shipping at Suda bay Crete Two planes were lost in all operations Trace Route of 2 Boys in Stolen Truck by Trail of Milk Bottles Red Wine Minn ities Saturday sought two 17 year old hoys who escaped from the Red Wing training school in a milk truck and blazed a milky way trail between here and Can non Falls bv throwing bottles from the truck The truck carried a full load officials said and they had no dif ficulty following the route taken by William Linnan Tracy Minn and Lyle Baldwin Red Wing The truck had been taken while the driver was making a delivery in a downtown district The truck was found empty and abandoned at Cannon Falls where a resident reported that his auto mobile had been stolen Police be lieved the 2 fugitives had gone to the twin cities and might be en rout to Rinnans home at Tracy 7 Sons Go to War 8th Dies of Heart Attack LaGranpc 111 bv one Arthur Taylor 61 watched 7 of his 8 sons leave for the war Me hoped his youngest Edward 18 wouldnt have to go Fridav night Edward died of a heart at tack while sleeping inhis room Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy MASONCITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVI LAND ON their landing craft nosed into the shore U S marines in jungle suits supplies on to Torokina beach on Japaneseheld Bougain yille island The landings were made Nov 1 This 1st pic ture of the Bougainville landing was radioed from Hono lulu to San Francisco Preventive Is Found for Seasickness Ottawa UR The Canadian navy announced Saturday that a pink capsule is going to help sea borne and airborne invasion troops win the war and then af ter the war make file oceans of the world safe for landlubbers The pink capsule the navy said was the miracle which had been sought through sure lire preventive of seasickness and of airsickness and motion sickness in general It is effective with 3 out of 4 susceptible persons The navy credited the discovery to long research involving such internationally famous scientists as the late Sir Frederick Banting snd Surgeon Capt C H Best RCN codiscovers of insulin Be cause of its importance in the war the formula embodied in the pink capsule will not be revealed until the peace and none will be avail able to civilians until then The capsule is taken I to 2 hours before sailing or taking off or in rough weather and is effective for 8 hours when the potential victim of seasickness may take another With a person already seasick it is an effectivecure the navy said It now is being manufactured in quantity and will be issued 1st to men of the Canadian navy and later to airborne and seaborne in vasion troops to insure them ar riving at enemy objectives in tip top fighting condition Banting initiated the 1st Ca nadian research After his death in an air crash Best obtained a grant for research from the navv early in 1941 Dr J McNally and Piof Boiis Babkin of McGill university and Dr E A Stuart and Guy Morton confirmed t h rough experimentation the tneory that motionsickness gen erally is caused by maladjust ment of the equilibrium apparatus of the inner ear caused by its in ability to adjust itself to contin ued rapid changes in the positions of the body Approximately 40 per cent of all persons have inner car mechanism not capable of deal ing with rough seas and the pro portions increase rapidly as the seas get rougher CHINESE RETAKE SEVERAL TOWNS American Air Support Given Ground Troops ChuHffkiiifr troops with American air support recap tured many towns and indicted heavy losses on Japanese col umns reinforced to COOOO alon the zigzagging Tunting Lake Yangtze river front in central China the Chinese high command announced Saturday Pressing their counteroffen sive which they announced Fri day was underway the Chinese recaptured 9 towns in 1 sector alone and found a large number of enemy dead on the ground The Chinese also reoccupied a number of points in a coordi nated pincers drive toward Japa nese strongholds northwest of Hankow and killed several hun dred Japanese in smashing Japa nese positions north of Ichang on ihe Yangtze On the southwestern front the Chinese also claimed victories in a comeback campaign announcing foc British Tailor Fined for Cuffs on Trousers London Theoharus a tailor was fined 81200 for and selling doubie breatsed coats and trousers wi cuffs th JAP ATTACKS DRIVEN BACK 300 More Nipponese Killed on Bougainville By GEOUGE JONES Advanced Headquarters South Pacific u S marines who are drilling battle the Japanese on Bougainville island killed 300 more enemy troops Tuesday it was announced Saturday Beaten twice in as many pre vious clays between fiOO and 700 Japanese tried again Tuesday charging marine lines near Em press Augusta beachhead The enemy attack designed to cross Piva river on the eastern flank ran into marines who refused to yield Then American aircraft raked the enemy lines ant prepared de fenses as far inland as Piva vil lage At 8 n m tile marines counterattacked advancing sev eral hundred yards The loll of enemy dead rose with that battle to 500 in days The marines have lost 100 dead and wounded Admiral William F Halseys spokesman said The Tuesday battle cost 30 men It now can be revealed that Keith Palmer war correspondent for the Melbourne Australia Her ald and for the American maga zine Newsweekwas killed Friday night in a bombing raid on the Torokims area at BougainvifJe in which press headquarters was de molished Palmer died of shrapnel wounds in the head In fhe same raid which occurred a few hours after I had left camp 4 others were in jured including Rcmbert Jamps of the Associated Press who was hit in the feet andlegsby shrap nel and suffered a broken ear drum James later was The others wounded less seri ously were Capl Pat OSheel Englewood N J marine press relations officer Tech Sat Theo dore Link marine combat corre spondent and former St Louis Post Dispatch employe and Pvt Paul Ellsworth DeKalb 111 ma rine artist Palmer 37 was the 1st corre spondent to die in this area since Jack Singer of International News Service was killed aboard an air craft carrier Palmer is survived by his widow and 2 children 4 Zoot Suiters Held After Attack on 2 Veterans of Solomons Los Aiicclcs zoot suit clad hoodlums were held on assault charges Saturday after setting upon i marine veterans of the Solomon islands campaign in a renewal of last springs zoot dedication of Club Los Pachucos a recreational cenler where zcot suiters may settle their arguments with boxing gloves instead of razors and broken beer bottles The 2 marines Chester Koival ski and Harvey Swarmer were at tacked by 7 zootsuiters who said we dont like the looks of your uniforms1 ralski and Swarmer released recently from n hospital atcr treatment of battle wounds fought back until police arrived Four of the assistants were captured and their guns and knives were seized Without Seeing Them SeafHc IVash the vehicles are stored in various scattered garages bidding at the annual county auction of aban doned automobiles is done with out the bidders seeing them One bidder later saw what he 3d acquired and asked for his money back His jalopy had no motor no wheels and no differential YANKS TAKE 2 ITALIAN TOWNS IN BITTER FIGHT Recover Some Ground Which Nazis Captured Gaeta Gulf Is Shelled By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters Algiers P troops in sharp fight ing have captured 1 more towns north and northeast of Venafro and a British patrol has crossed the Sangro river along the eastern end of the nazi winter line in Italy it was announced Saturday Dispatches from Italy disclosed for the 1st time that the enemys bitter counterattacks of Thurs day had succeeded in gaining some yround on the 5th armys front In resuming the advance ath army units recovered high ground they had taken Wednes day but lost to the Germans Thursday The new surge carried the Americans beyond the limits on Wednesdays advance N T h e German communique without mentioning the day ot the action said some heights on both sides of the valley of Mignano were retaken by the Germans in counterattacks after heavy fight ing The communique said the enemy was flung back to his original positions There was bitter fighting under extremely difficult conditions at several points as the allies lashed out against the massive nnzi line but the front as a whole siw little change during ihe last 24 hours allied headquarters announced Allied airplanes struck out in new forays into the Balkans Fri day bombing an oil refinery at Berat and the nearby Kucove air field in Albania and the airdrome lit Mostar in Jugoslavia besides carrying out widespread opera tions against German transports and supplies in Italy A naval communique disclosed a heavy sea bombardment of enemy positions along the Gulf of Gaeta Tuesday night and again at dawn Wednesday RAF planes joined in the blasting of the uazis western coastal flank dropping flares to guide the gunners on the British destroyers Tyrian Tumult Grenville and the Polish destroyer Piorun V S troops ill the push above Venafro captured Vilieitanor 4 miles north and Pozzili 3 miles northeast of Venafro The Ger mans were putting upthe most stubborn resistance on the 5th army front in Hie Venafro and Misnano regions where any deep allied wedge there would seri ously impair other points of their line In 1 clash Americans seized n hill killing 30 nazis and wound ing 30 more The retreating Ger mans ran into 1 of their own minefields suffering further cas ualties American losses were 1 killed and 3 wounded An 8th army patrol cut over the Sangro river at an unspecified point to the east and wiped out a Gorman machinegun nest Farther southwest on Uic Stli army front a battle raged be tween Casalagnidn held by the allies and Atessi in German hands The British occupied im portant high ground and repulsed a German counterattack Small advances were reported In the Rionero area up the road north of Isernia in central Italy On the western coast German patrols were more active cross ing the Garigliano ihcr in some cases With the Germans dug into wellconcealed positions the main job at present falls to iiifantrv meu who must scale the heights creep up to and wipe out the nazis with bayonet or grenades They are fighting jn mud and snow and carrying supplies in country too rough even for mules Raid Base of Nanomea in Ellice Islands Washington a pan esc planes raiding the American base on Kanomea in the northwestern part of the Ellice island group killed 1 man and wounded 2 oth ers but caused only minor ma terial damage the navy announced Saturday Approximately a doxcn big en emy bombers participated in the raid carried out the night of Nov south Pacific time Iowa Minnesota QQ FINAL from the big Japanese base at Tarawa in the Gilbert islands 420 miles away Nanomea in the northern end of the Ellice chain is approximately 250 miles northwest of Funafuti first American base established in that island group Buy War Savings Bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy U S Heavy Planes Again Blast Nazis London R United States heavy bombers supported by a force of fighting planes attacked targets in northwest Germany Saturday morning American air headquarters announced The new daylight assault which the Berlin radio hinted might have been made on the ports ol Wilhelmshaven or Emden kept up the pace ot belter than a raid ev ery days which the American airmen have set A Berlin broadcast suid the big bombers flew over Helgoland Bight the usual route to Ger manys vital northern port cities The operation was the 7th sear ing aerial blow at Europe in the past 6 days which have brought an impressive new interlocking of the northern and southern air forces in telling attacks on the nazis supply arteries to Italy RAF mosquito bombers blasted unspecified targets in western Germany Friday night an air ministry communique announced Saturday nncl fighters attacked rail targets in northern France and Belgium Fighters also sank an enemy patrol vessel off Boulogne The missions were carried out without loss AWARD GIVEN IOWA FAMILY REA Cites Increased Production of Food Manchester niral electrification administration Sat urday honored an Iowa farm fam ily which has 2 sons in reported s e r v i n g beyond perhaps the call of duty on the home front by putting elec tricity into overalls and making it do the work of men The KEAs 1st award of merit for distinguished war service was presented to Sir and Sirs Ralph Chillis in recognition of the they have utilized electricity to boost food production in the face of less help Similar awards will be made later to other farm ers William J Neal TtEA deputy administrator of St scnted the award to the Childs family as hundreds of their neighbors and friends looked on Business establishments in this city of 3500 were closed as ihe community declared a holiday lor the occasion Neal reading a message from Harry Slattery REA administra tor described the family as one which has given an especially good account of itself beyond perhaps the call of duty He asserted that electric power is an instrument that has helped our farmers do a remarkably good job in spite of a shoi I labor suppfv and scarcities of materials and machines needed in modern agri culture v x x when fully utilized can reshape agriculture to Ilie same extent that it has changed the pattern of industry Ralph Childs is milking 29 cows today 4 years ago before he had electricity he was milking 8 He has 1000 hens today as compared with 250 in 1930 Electric milking machines chick brooders running water and other facilities have helped make H possible Inr him and his family to carry on larger farming tions with an average of 1 worker loss llinn they had before Mr Childs estimates that his electrical equipment docs as much work a 2 additional men conlrl rlo Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Increasing cloudiness and continued cold Saturday night lowest temperature in Mason City 10 Sunday cloudy Jiiifl ivnimei occasional light rain or snow Sunday night Iowa Increasing cloudiness Sat urday night becoming cloudy Sunday with snow beginning over southwest portion Sunday afternoon followed by light snow north and light rain or snow south portions Sunday night warmer Sundry and in west portion Saturday night warmer cast portion Sunday night Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Saturday night becoming most 13 cloudy Sunday with snow beginning over extreme south west portion Sunday afternoon Slightly colder Saturday night and not quite so cold Sunday cast portion Continued cold west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 35 Minimum Friday night 15 At 8 a m Saturday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 57 Minimum 22 Notre Dome Northwtern FINAL Reds Take Zhitomir to Cut Nazi NorthSouth Railroad HARD ROCKY fighting has helped to make the going lough for allied soldiers gradually forcing the Germans northward in Italy Hero 3 Yanks are pic tured carrying mortar ammunition up a rocky ravine to the battle line Front to rear are Privates Richard Giuliani Narberth Pa Carl Self Calhoun Ga and Reynold Dcalcl Harveys Lake Pa Signal corps radiophoto U S Planes Sink Cruiser and 2 Destroyers in Rabaul Craft From Carriers Beat Nipponese to Punch With Battle Southwest Pacific Allied Head quarters aircraft carriers have won their 1st big long range duel of the war with Japans mighty naval and air fortress of Rabaul Theylicat that New Britain strongbold to Hie punchThursday semlinjr in the bulk of more than 200 planes which sank a Japa nese cruiser and 2 destroyers damaged a cruiser and 11 destroy ers and shot down 24 enemy in terceptors Kabaul dispatched 70 revenge bent medium bombers and torpe do bombers in 4 attacks aimed at sinking 1 a the carriers Sixty four were shot into the sea dur ing an hour and 20 minutes of flaming action without accom plishing their mission Navy Secretary Knox said in Washington the enemys largcl was a large aircraft carrier and that not n dent was made in the big ship Carrier planes were aioit in battle readiness to tnngle with the enemy bombers while antiair craft batteries of the carrier and escorting warships dotted the sky with bursting ack nek Seventeen allied planes were tost in defending the carrier and in raising the toll of enemy war ships at Rabaul this month to Z cruisers and 5 destroyers sunk 10 cruisers and 13 destroyers dam aged and a cruiser probably damaged Genera MacArtliurs headquar ters said Hint minor damages were sustained by some of the ships in the allied carrier force There were casualties among the crews The naval formations in the o p e r a t i o n included a strong force of airplane carriers Asso ciated Press war correspondent Vern Haugland wrote from Adm William F Holseys heidquar The massed warships asserting American naval supremacy in Islands waters not so long ago Japanesecontrolled de livered their 3rd slap at Rabutls naval power since marines in vaded Bougainville Nov I The 1st was the naval battle off the Bougainvilic beachhead Nov 12 during which American forces uiliiout loss sank a Japa nese cruiser and 1 destroyers dam aged Z cruisers and 2 destroyers out of 12 enemy warships sent down the miles from Kabaul On Nov 5 n carrier force sent out planes which teamed with landbased army bombers of Gen eral MacAvthur in sinking a heavy cruiser damaging 5 enemy cruisers 2 light cruisers and 2 de stroyers at Rabaul The liabaul planes could not make it a duel on that occasion 8 Cars Derailed Near Waterloo No One Hurt Waterloo cars of a 19 car Hock Island railroad tjviin were derailed on a curve about i miles cast of Waterloo Saturday No one was injured although am bulances were rushed to the scene A defective rail was blamed for the derailment which resulted in several hundred feet of track being torn up Army Tr PSOn Slalion 1 FINAL HEDGEHOPPERS SCORE ONELowflying nazi planes scored hits on this allied gasolfne carrier on the central sector of the 5th army front in Italy setting it afire The Americans in foreground shield their faces from the in tense heat emitted hy the burning halftrack This photo jvvas transmitted by U S army signal corps radio the 90 U MAJOR VICTORY IS MADE UNDER COSSACK LEAD Captured Hub of R R Lines Only 60 Miles From PrePolish Line London forces have captured Zhitomir cutting the major German railroad from Odessa to Leningrad an order oE le day from Marshal Josef Stalin lid Saturday night Capture of the vital rail center J miles west of Kiev was an lounccd in a special order ofthe lay from Stalin to Gen Nikolai fulutin conqueror o Kiev Zhitomir is hub of rail lines nid in the western Lrainc and lies only CO miles from the prewar Polish border The city of 35000 lies within 120 miles of Bessarabia which Rumania annexed after the last war and which Russia reclaimed before the German invasion The cutting of the railway was me ot the major Russian victories if the offensive because it forced he Germans now to rely on a ircuitoiis single tracked system 100 miles west of Hie present fighting In effect it did much o split the German armies of north and south Russia apart and opened the way for a soviet plunge into old Poland and the restive Balkans The secondary rail link upon which the central German armies must now depend for shifting troops and bringing up supplies extends from Minsk through Bar onowiczc niKl Rownc then east ward to Shplovka and southward to Proskura on the OdessaLwow line In this order of the day broad cast from Moscow and recorded by the soviet Monitor Stalin singled out the hard riding Cos sack divisions which took over the brunt of the slushing offensive when the 1st soft sticky snows of winter mired and slowed his ar mored divisions The premiers eoncratulatory messasc placed these darimr riders at the head of a list of 17 divisions recommended for the award of the red banner or other high so viet awards Moscow planned to celebrate the victory Saturday night on a scale reserved for major successes and Marshal Stalin ordered 221 cannon to boom out 20 salvos in a salute to the conquering red army warriors Steady progress by red army spearheads toward Korostcn an ithcr rail junction on the Leniii radOdcssa line northwest of Kiev also was reported in the red army communique South o Hc chitsa where soviet troops were driving into the Pripetmarshes to flank the German held stroiiE JioJd of Gomel 000 nazis were killed and many prisoners taken the communique said Here again the retreating Germans gave up large stores of war gear In a smashing drive against bc Icasrucred Germans northeast of Kerch mi the Crimean peninsula reel army forces destroyed a flo lilla of transports endeavoring o evacuate nazi troinis There were no survivors dispatches saitl while in land fiffliliiijr another J 500 Germans were slum Germans and en trenched in the hills around Kerch were reported blasting Russian landing operations with heavy gunfire but aided by a low hanging fog reel army troops were S r a d n a H y establishing strong shore positionsunder cover bv sovicl artillery and air force bombers The London radio broadcast ing a report from its Moscow cor respondent which was recorded by CBS said the Germans already have lost the battle of the Kerch brigdcheads and arc blowing up buildings in the tovn of Kerch in readiness for a retreat to the interior of the Crimea the broadcast contin ued the soviet army of the Cau casus will be pouring over in crushing strength into the Cri West of Kiev the Russians were less than 7S miles from the pre war Polish border Other forces of Vatulins 1st army were pushing southwest toward Bcrdichev on the rail line to Warsaw In the south the red army was poised on the banks of the Dnieper river opposite Kherson and approxi mately 100 miles from the fron tier of Bessarabia which Rumania wrested irom Russia in 1941 Buy War Havings Ronds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier hoy Penn North Cor FINAL j la SeahawksEfl Camp FINAL   

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