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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             SAVE AM PAPER I Am Ammunition For War Dont Waste or Throw Me Away EPARTMENT OF T01Y AND THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wira Five Cents a Copy HEAVYATTACKS ARE MADE BY U S BOMBERS Northwest German Targets Assaulted in Daylight Raids London Strong forces ot American heavy bombers thun dered through concentrations of enemy lighter planes and tlak Monday in a new daylight assault on one of the most heavily bombed regions of the world northwest Germany Specific tarpets were not im mediately named in the 8th air force announcement but some of the most important cities in the reich lie In the northwest terri includine battered Hamburg Wilhelrashafen Bremen and Em den It was over Emden Saturday that the German airforce sacri ficed 138 of its fighters in a futile attempt to block the big Ameri can bombers from a pulverizing assault on vital locks and the center ot the city itself Mondays formations of libera tors and flying fortresses were snepherded by protective swarms of American P47 and P38 fight ers which have been accompany ing the bombers all the way to their targets lately It was the 4lh heavy raid of the month for the Americans Solmgen was hit Dec 1 unspeci fied targets iji occupied France were hit heavily Dec 5 and the smashing blow at Emden was de livered Saturday Britains tireless fleet of mos quito bombers penetrated Ger many for the 3rd successive night Sunday night for a series of light ning attacks on targets in the western reich The ascending scale of opera tions by these swift allwood alarming city after city in their sweeping course is sim ilar to the light bombing program which preceded the last group of heavy attacks on halfdevastated ministry communique of the twinengined bombers was missing from Sunday nights operations The foray followed a similar Berlin An ail said one by the mosquitos Sat urday night in which a number of unidentified targets were attacked and a sweep by Canadianmanned mosquitos over France by daylight Sunday in which a twinengined Hcinkel111 was shot down and another damaged over Bourges Avord airfield Beaufighters of the coastal com mand also shot down 3 nazi planes over the Bay of Biscay in Sun clays operations in which 2 allied aircraft were lost Colonel Who Likes to Hunt Is Limited to 2 Plane Trips a Week With 5th U S Air Force New Guinea Delayed Col Neel Kearby Texas flyer was in the air so much his command general finally has rationed him to 2 flights a week Kearby loves to call 2 or 3 vet eran flyers from their desks and propose a little hunting trip It isnt that I like to kill any body but I do like to hunt Seasons bag 16 Japanese planes DROWNS AT WATERLOO Waterloo Lewis Gustafson 12 drowned here Sat urday when he fell through thin ice on a pond at the southeast cilv limits Weather Report FORECAST City Fair and continued cold Monday night lowest tem perature about 2 above at Ma son Tuesday partly cloudy j somewhat to cloudy warmer Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy Monday night and Tuesday light snow in southwest and ex treme west portions Monday night continued cold except not quite so cold in west and ex treme south portions Minnesota Continued cold Mon day night and Tuesday with temperatures ranging from 10 to 15 below zero north and near zero south portion again Tues day morning Occasional light now southwest portion Monday night otherwise mostly fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night At 8 a m Monday At 2 p m Monday 27 above 1 below 2 above 11 above YEAR AGO Maximum 13 above Minimum 16 below The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 45 Minimum Saturday night 26 At 8 a m Sunday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum n above Minimum 2 below MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 13 1943 NAZIS CHECK DEFENSESWith invasion fromthe wesspart of the announced imted arechecking more carefully than the le nses they have erected along the English channel Field Marshal Gen Gerd von Rund tn Lfentei is Pictured inspecting channel defense works This pho tograph was received through neutral Lisbon Russians Regain Initiative SECRETARY TO in Fierce Kiev Bulge Battle ROOSEVELT DIES IOWA STRUCK BY COLD WAVE 1 Below Zero Listed as Minimum in Mason City Des Moines weather struck Iowa early Monday as the 2nd severe cold wave of the sea son spread over the state It was 1 below in Mason City and zero at Spirit Lake and 2 de grees above zero at Fort Dodge and Charles City The lowest of ficial temperature previously re corded this season was one above The weather bureau forecast continued cold weather with light snow in the southwest and ex tremewest portions Monday night 14 BELOW REPORTED AT INTERNATIONAL FALLS Minneapolis seasons coldest weather hit Minnesota Monday with the weather bureau reporting 1 above zero Monday morning in the twin cities and predicting rising temperatures throughout the state The weather bureau said Min neapolis was the warmest spot in the state and International Falls with a reported 14 below at a m the coldest Duluth reported 11 below with other state tem peratures considerably higher including Rochester 1 below St Cloud 1 below and Alexandria 2 below 2 Killed in Crash at R R Crossing in Ames Ames men Marvin Thor Johnson of Slater and Orvis Eugene Chelsvig of Huxley were killed in a collision of their car and a westbound Chicago North western freight train at a crossing here early Sunday Coroner Guy Mills said stop lights were flash ing as the train approached but that the south guaVd gates may not have been down before the ear which he said was being driven north at a low speed by Chelsvig was driven on to the tracks He said the car finally rested 150 feet from the place where the collision occurred ROB JEWELRY STORE Terry broke into the Milliken and Major Jewelry store Sunday and escaped with rings and other jewelry which W A Milliken part owner of the store valued at DIES AFTER INFLUENZA Newton James Weiser 6 year old first grade pu pil died Saturday night of com plications following an influenza attack Moscow the ini tiative in the Kiev bulge after 4 weeks of heavy defensive fight ing the red army was attacking fiercely Monday south and south west of Malin 35 miles west of the Ukrainian capital after wresting several points from the Germans Sunday in the first major turn of the battle in this sector Farther south soviet forces cap tured Chisirin at the northern end of he Kremenchug bridgehead and took 8 more populated places in their drive for the industrial toivn of Kirovograd inside the Dnieper bend A Russian communique said mobile detachments had cut the road running to Chigirin from the southsvest threatening the Ger mans with encirclement Thered army appeared to have concentrated sufficient forces in side the Kiev Calient to overcome any new threat by the Germans whose p o w e r f u I mechanized thrusts had pushed the Russians steadily back in the Zhitomir and Korosten sectors although failing to tear a hole in their lines The soviet war bulletin describ ing fierce fighting south and southwest of MaHn said the red army killed 1000 nazis in dis lodging the Germans from several populated places and destroyed 28 tanks4 selfpropelled guns and 40 trucks In another part of the area the Russians heat back sev eral German attacks killinr 600 nazis and setting fire lo 7 tanks The German communique Sun day barely mentioned fighting in the Kiev salienl asserting mere ly that our troops stormed n merous localities in he area of Zhitomir and Korosten Engineers of the first Ukrainian front were given much of the credit for blunting the powerful tanksupported German drive An officer just returned from the Kiev sector said that wherever the Germans managed to push for ward a few kilometers they found themselves confronted with new soviet defense lines set up by the engineers Superior Russian ar tillery which destroyed hundreds of tanks also has played a vital role With each battle experience our selfpropelled guns are im ptoving said an Izvestia dis patch They have become a mor tal danger to the Germans Man Recovers Able to Leave Maternity Ward Kansas City Ludwick Graves former school board pres ident was able to return home Sunday from the maternity ward A fellow just has to take his hospital bed where he can find it nowadays he sighed Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Reveal Patton Spoke Harshly to Soldier Without Leggings Washington Secretary of War Stimson disclosed in a report o the senate Monday that Lt Gen George S Patton Jr had spoken threateningly and with undue harshness to a soldier who failed to wear his leggings on combat because his ankles were swollen This was the only criticism ot this nature made against Patton except previously reported inci dents in which the general soldier and upbraid ed another in Sicilian hospitals Stimson said in a further report on the Patton case which has been under investigation by the senate military committee Stimson confirmed that one hospital incident involved Pvt Charles L Kuhl that it took place Aug 3 and that it was followed by a similar incident in another hospital on Aug 10 His letter did j not make clear which soldier was struck by Patton General Eisenhower was how ever informed by reliable news paper correspondents of a case wherein General Patton spoke threateningly and with undue harshness to a soldier for failing to wear his leggings because his ankles were swollen but who nevertheless was doing fullcom bat duty Stimson said These incidents are the only ones disclosed by a thorough in vestigation by the theater inspec tor on the general subject of Gen eral Pallons treatment of enlist ed men Mclntyre Had Been 111 for Long Period Washhii Tills Paper Consists Tvio One HOME EDITION iiiiiir Secretary Mar died Monday after a long illness and Mr Roosevelt from abroad termed it the loss ot a public servant whose whole career cm phasizcd fidelity and integrity Mclntyre was 65 The president on his wax home fro m historic conferences in Cairo and Teheran was notified immediately of Mclntyrcs pass ing He scut this message to the white house Another faithful servant is lost to the public service in the death Marvin Mclntyre Despite the handicap frail health in recent years which would have defeated a less valiant spirit he could not be persuaded by any considera tion ol self interest hiS devotion to the heavy and impor tant duties and responsibilities which fell to him to discharge To me personally his death means the severing of a close friendship of a quarter of a cen tury We at the white house shall miss him We shall remem ber him as a public servant whose whole career emphasized fidelity and integrity in the performance of the many tasks which made up his busy day We shall remember also his never failing humor hi cheerful read y these years spirit and helpfulness his every throughout Mcrntyre succumbed to long standing illness at the home of his daughter Mrs Fred Warren A native of La Grange Oldhaiu county Ky Mclnlyrc became 65 last Nov 27 He had been as sociated with President Roosevelt more than two decades serving as his publicity representative dur ing the vice presidential campaign Prior to that Mclntyre was a newspaperman in Louisville Ky Asheville N Can and Washing ton D C MARVIN H McINTYRE in Washington Toils in Darkness to Pull Car From But Its Wrong Auto Tustin Cal ff Garageman teorge Terry was summoned to tow m the automobile of Marine Maj A J Fuller El Toro which overturned in mud Terry toiled for hours in dark ness at digging hitching arid fi nally towing At his garage he discovered the vehicle belonged to Leslie Ralphs Los Angeles He had rescued the wrong car MEDALS GIVEN TO 5 IN SICILY BY ROOSEVELT Patton Among Those Greeting President on Arrival at Island Washington resident Roosevelt has visited Sicily re viewed veterans of the Sicilian campaign and personally pinned the distinguished service cross on Lt Gen Mark W Clark and 5 other officers of the U S 5th army ranging down to first lieu tenants for heroism in Italy This trip last week apparently took the president within about 225 miles of the aclual front in Italy Among those who were at the airfield at Castelelrano when the presidents big transport arrived was Lt Gen George S Patton commander of the 7th army who has been the center of a controversy created by rev elation that he slapped a shell shocked soldier in a Sicilian hos pital These latest disclosures about Mr Roosevelts travels on his way back f r a m Teheran and Cairo were contained in a dis patch released by the white house The dispatch did not refer to the Patton slapping incident but it said that Patton greeted the president and after the ceremon Report F R Met Held in Gibraltar Stockholm roundabout report reaching here Monday through Ankara and Budapest said President Roosevelt had con ferred Sunday at Gibraltar with Generalissimo Francisco Franco ot Spain and Premier Antonio Sala zar of Portugal There was 110 confirmation from any other source The Budapest correspondent of the Stockholm newspaper Tid ningen said it had been reported in the Turkish capital that the 3 leaders discussed the position of Spain and Portugal during the ex pected alliedattack on western EtVOim NO 57 Report AntiWar Sentiment in Bulgaria Shows Increase JOIN ALLIES AT or Death is the slogan chalked on the side of the vehicle carrying these jubilant Italian soldiers to the front lines where they have joined the BritishAmevicanCanadian allies against their former partner Every Group Can Help in Cheer Drive ies rode with D Eisenhower and Gen Clark in the presidential jeep o an officers club It confirmed that Patton still is in command of the 7th army which has not been re ported in action since the con quest Sicily Clark commander ot the 5lh army was decorated for sextraor dinary heroism when his men re pelled a German counterattack on the Salerno bridgeheadThe cita tion revealed that Clark spread an infectious spirit of determina tion and courage among his men by going to the front line in utter disregard of personal satety Discovering 18 German tanks approaching within striking dis tance the citation said he per sonally look charge of the situa tion located an antitank unit and issued orders which resulted in the destruction of tanks and the repulsion of the attack The other 5 officers decorated by the president were Col Reuben H Tucker Ansonia Conn Lt Col Joseph B Crawford Hum boldt Kans 1st Lt William W Keilogg Highlands Tex 1st Lt Thomas F Bcrteau Chicago and 1st Lt Edwin F Gould Orange Ciil The president awarded the dis tinguished service cross to Lt Bcrtcan for rescuing 3 wounded soldiers from a landing boat which had received a direct shell hit during the invasion of Italy While machine gun bullets sprayed all about him the cila lion said he succeeded in bring ing one of the wounded men ashore and then returned to the disabled craft foithe other men although machine gun bullets con tinued to ricochet off the sinking craft Berteau is serving with a military police unit His mother Mrs Bernice Harris lives at Chi cago Col Tucker commander of a unit of parachute infantry was decorated for leading a group of only 23 men against a strongly defended hill in Italy and driv ing the enemy away Tucker was cited for the utter disregard in which he held his own safety dur ing the attack His Mrs Helen Tucker lives at Ansonia Conn The president pinned the cross on Lieut Kellogg for leading an airborne infantry platoon on a 13 day campaign 40 miles behind the enemy lines ill Italy The ci tation said that he personally led his men in disrupting telephone power and railroad lines and demonstrated outstanding brav ery and aggressiveness in his con stant harassing of the enemy In one nights action against superior enemy forces Kellogg gallantly led his band in the am bush of an enemy convoy de stroying two troops carriers and inflicting many casualties on the enemy the citation said PREVIOUSLY RrPORTIIl 5 History Club Mason City lUinlion Auembly Xo Matgarel Ntatn of I r V Bethlehem Lutheran Mens Club Jean and David Fatlon Jliss r GlnleCaiclle Fro I S II Kooin John Roycf Mason City Police Prt Uojm KleJn Fort Leonard Wood Mo lowra Stale National and Cosmetologists Xo 111 Jaciiuelyn Ann and Don David Finer Delta Sunday School clajs Flest Concrerational Chui NEW TOTAL OUBTLESS YOU belong to some organization a lodge study church group or some thing else One tilings is with re gard to that or g an i zn tion has to Christmas Cheer Fund or it hasnt ff it has thats fine But if it hasnt well thats where you come into the pictureOnly a suggestion is needed Suppose you drop that suggestion Accompanying one gift listed above was a little note which cannot fail to touch the generous impulse of others It came from Fort Leonard Wood Mo and its writer was Pvt Lloyd Klein who not so long ago as Killer Klein was helping to carry the Mohawk basketball team to the heights of athletic glory I am sorry I couldnt make it more wrote the Mason City lad But I think if everybody would give this little amount we could hit our mark and more Thats the story of Christmas Chcer told in a few words Every body possessed of a generous heart gives according lo his means That formula has brought success every time for 16 consec utive years This year will be no exception The address is Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Buy War Savings and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy DESTROYED BY FIRE Red Oak fire of un known origin destroyed the Red Oak Sales company Sunday eve ning GAIN HEIGHTS NEAR ORTONA 8th Army Cracks Part of New Defense Line By NOLAND NORGAAKD Allied Headquarters Algiers a portion of the new 15 mile long Adriatic line on which the Germans have massed 3 divisions trieBritish 8th army has capturedelevated ground over looking the scacoast townof Or ot enemy defenses guarding roads both to Pescara and Chieti Official advices Monday re ported fierce fighting along the entire sector extending from Or iona which is 3 miles north of the Moro river through Orsogim to Guardiagrele on the slopes ot the tlfaiella mountains which tower up to 8000 feet 15 miles in from the sea The new limited gains of Gen Bernard L Montgomerys war riors which included widening ot 2 moiC river bridgeheads came in Hie face of strong enemy countcr nttacks in that sector while lull prevailed on the 5th army front Headquarters announced mean while lhat a total of iOOO German prisoners have been taken by the 5th and 8th armies since the first landings in Italy Canadians who previously hud punched out the first bridgehead over Ihc Moro river by driving up the Adriatic coast through strong enemy fortifications rammed hrouKh lo the high ground over looking Ortona Farther inland other 8th army units fought their to positions dominating Ihc lateral road from Ortona to Orsognu and Irani these heights were able lo prevent Ihc Germans from using the highway Alarmed over the progress of the 8th army toward Pescara the German command massed 3 divi sions plus other smaller units in their line These divisions were Die 90th armored grenadiers along the coast the 2fith armored divi sion in the center in the vicinity of Orsogna and the 65th infantry farther inland toward Guardia grelc Highlytrained Alpine units also were helping hold the moun tain positions inland BALE WILL SPEAK DCS Moines Iowa antisaloon league announced Saturday that Fred G Bale of Columbus Ohio former juvenile court judge and an authority on juvenile delinquentcy had been and the stale next month on wartime youth problems engaged lo address church roups throughout school CLAIM TENSION IS SPREADING IN BALKAN SECTOR Swedish Dispatches Tell of Internal Troubles in Hungary Rumania By UNITED PRESS Antinuzi tension and unrest ere reported spreading through Hitlers Balkan satellites Monday as Russian irmies turned back a monthold German offensive in the northern Ukraine and Anglo American troops continued theii milebymile advance on Rome Swedish reports said Bulgaria was threatened by civil war fol lowing n blunt peace ultimatum handed to the government in Sofia by powerful army elements Anti war sentiment among Bulgarian army men was said to have been fanned by last Fridays American bombing raid on Sofia and Secre tary of State Cordell Hulls warn ing that the satellite states must share the consequences ot Ger manys inevitable defeat Other unconfirmed reports said the nazi gestapo hud launched a nationwide purge of antiGerman elements in Rumania and that thousands of suspected dissidents were being rounded up daily Similar unrest was rumored to have gripped Hungary nnd Stock holm said Dr Hermann Neu baclier an ace nazi trouble shooter had arrived unexpectedly ill Budapest to handle the crisis Next 100 Days to Be Important London P A peace or war crisis inspired in part by fear ot an expected allied invasion of the Balkans was shaking Bulgaria to her very foundations Monday amid some indications the worldhas little more time to waft for the promised easlwcstsouili knock out blows against Hitler The next 100 davs will be as important in he history of the world as Ihc 100 days before Waterloo declared Lord Strabol gi chief labor whip in the house of lords in a speech Sunday at Luton Then Napoleon met his fate and Hitler will meet his if we act bravely anil swiftly Bulgaria first in defeat in the 1918 debacle of the Germanic powers again is treading a simi lar path and continental reports old of the dispatch of more Ger man troops there Reluctant to break with Ger many but anxious to continue her traditional friendship with Russia this key central Balkan kingdom is wobbling precariously under the impact or both allied and jiazi propaganda as well as the more direct menace of Hitler bayonets and further and still heavier loads ot allied aerial bombs Bulgaria as a nazi power is reaching the end of her tether wrote the London Times diplo matic correspondent who former ly was stationed in Sofia the Bul garian capital The actual end can hardly be expected to precede the general allied assault on the Balkans he added but it is certain that pres ent conditions in Bulgaria have greatly contributed to the weak ening of the German position in southeastern Europe and hat the collapse of Bulgaria would mean no less than the complete disinte gration of the nazi Balkan fort ress Like Bulgaria Hitlers other vassals in southeastern Hungary and are wavering while in Jugoslavia Marsha Josip Broz his own position strengthened by the recent formation of a dump gov ernment in opposition to the roy alist governmentinexile dram atically appealed to his scattered partisan followers Sunday to rise up everywhere and wage desper ate battle against a major German drive to crush them The Rumanians restive under their own losses and territorial sacrifices arc watching the Rus sians approaching ever nearer their border with the same thought as Bulgaria and Hungary How Ip quit the German cause Berlin has dispatched Hans Neubacher Balkan problem spec ialist on a mystery mission to Budapest amid reports of one Hungarian cabinet meeting after another Tension was said to be spreading through the country after the Hungarian peace party distributed pamphlets urging re sistance to the war effort Although obviously concerned with their Balkan position and doing everything possible to strengthen it German military experts are represented as expect ing the biggest allied blow from the west With that in mind they are said to have shifted Marshal Erwln Rommel now touring Norway   

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