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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 14, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                                SAVE J AM IAm Ammunition For War Watte or Throw Me Away DEPARTMENT OF COUP VOL L HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Press and United Press Full Lewd Wires EVERY PUN IS AGREED UPON EDEN DECLARES Decisions of Teheran Wfll Be Unrofled on Field of Battle London Secretary Anthony Eden reporting to com mons on i the TeheranCairo con ferences declared Tuesday the war will be shortened by deci sions reached with Premier Stalin and again pledged Britain to bat tle to the final destruction of Japan He told the cheering house that Prime Minister Churchill has still more work to do in the sphere where he is now Church ill had stayed on in Cairo meeting last week with leaders of smaller powers Quicker defeat or the axis was insured by the close cooperation of our military plans at the Te heran meeting of President Roose velt Premier SUUn and Churchill Eden declared Every plan is now agreed upon The timing is now agreed upon and in due course the decisions of Teheran will be unrolled in the field of battle TThe military mission agreed in Cairo at the BritishAmerican Chinese meeting on the future military operations against Japan Eden termed Japan as much a menace to Britain as to the United States and China and said Britain still was a principal in the far eastern to destroy Germany and then make a com promise peace with Japan would only sow the seeds of a 3rd world war Other highlights of the foreign secretarys report TURKEY The conference with President Ismet Inonu gave good hopes for a sound basis for fu ture coroperation between our selves soviet Russia America and Turkey and was Further that today encouraging I cannot go POSTWAR Complete coopera tion of Britain Russia and the United States is assured We 3 can work together Eden said the recurrent threat war can metif national order arid unitythan any enemy could sceefc to challenge BALKANS A British military mission has been with forces of Marshal Josip Broz Tito in Jugoslavia since last spring and Britain is doing everything to sup ply them with munitions and other help Politically the allies are working to unite dissident groups in Jugoslavia and both King Peter andthe government of Tito have agreed to let the country choose its own form of govern ment after the war OVERCONFIDENCE Caution ing against easy optimism Eden said the very magnitude of the plans to which we have set our hands will call for immense effort We have set ourselves a hard task in the determination to achieve victory at the earliest possible moment Great battles are impending and for this we shall need all our strength all our courage all our unity In greater measure perhaps than ever before ITALY The campaign has been slow due to tremendous difficul ties of terrain and weather but all the more important hill fea tures are in our hands and it seems the Germans may be forced to withdraw farther Edens speech opened 2 days of debate on progress of the war and foreign affairs At Teheran he said the foun dation was laid among the 3 major powers for close inter play in every move against the axis and we have not had that until now While he spoke guardedly of the conference with Turkey he made it clear that Russia was in cluded in the expressed hopes fov 4power cooperation The soviet envoy Andrei Vishinsky had in tended to be present in Cairo but was visiting in Italy and could not get to Egypt until after the meeting with Inonu As for Japan he declared that ever since Pearl Harbor we have been committed to the objectives now set out for the first time internationally in the Cairo agreement Those objectives are to crush Japan and strip her of MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 14 IMS of airmen watch Lt Gen Jacob L Devers present the Con f Meda to Co1 Leon f Moline at S England speak just the same language of determination Speaking of the peace he said that more than once before al lies have stood together in war and fallen apart in peace That certainly will be Germanys game once again She will play it with all she knows from the moment the last shot is fired and then prepare for the next challenge Greeted by a loud ovation Edcii declared We have spent 3 very stren uous weeks Into that short time has been compressed 3 confer ences of world significance which in the ordinary leisured time of diplomacy any one would have taken a full month The foreign secretary said he never knew Churchill to work so uidefatigably day and night as at Teheran and Cairo and added in spite of this I left him thougi perhaps a little tired in good health stout heart and a mos1 confident eornrrienting on the battle of Italy Eden said of the allied ar mies in Italy during 3rd mad months of the campaign has not covered quite the spectacular distance we achieved in the first 2 months offighting The slow progress he ev plamed is not in any sense due to lack of initiative on the part of our armies but rather to the difficult terrain at the nar rowest part of the Italian penin sula and the additional handicaps of rain swollen rivers and deep mud But all the more important mil features are in our hands he added and it seems the Ger mans may be forced to withdraw further Eden paid Iribute lo United Mates Ambassador John G Win ant who was sitting in the dip lomatic gallery and enumerated united States casualties in the fighting in Italy Other ambassadors present in cluded those from Russia Tur key Belgium Spain and Portu gal Mrs Eden sat beside Mrs Churchill listening intently to the speech all her years We should territorial gains of 50 be utterly im worthy of our heritage arid our tradition if we did not at the earliest possible moment deploy 1 resources for purpose of establishing the security of the dominions on a firm basis Eden continued For that we have to fight Japan to the bitter end whatever the cost and however long it takes If we compelled for the M twine to ferMe the greater of hoMB material rcsmnves the tatk German we are jtill principals In the far eastern ww he that CtarchiU ami CUaac KaiShek ARMY SHIPPING AIRPORT LIGHTS Night Equipment for Local Port Included The U S army air force is ship ping equipment for contact light ing for the runways at the Mason City municipal airport City Man ager Herbert T Barclay revealed Tuesday A letter from Harry Ben der chief of the civil aeronautics administration engineering branch said the equipment would be shipped before Feb ID The city manager said value of such equipment is approximately S40000 in peacetime while now it is available only for government projects The manager was asked to store the equipment pending the arrival of CAA construction personnel in the spring Theshipment includes complete equipment for night flying to and from the local airport it was un derstood including outline lights sunk in the edges of each runway which may be turned on when a plane is to use the particular run way The runway outline lights are visible only when the pilot brings in his plane on the proper glide angle Janitors Are 111 Pupils Get Vacation Spokane Wish at Irving schoolare enjoying in Huenza literally It kept the schools 4 janitors from work The youngsters are vacationing while thejanitors recover Pilot Chutes to Safety But Plane Flies on for 70 Miles Odebolt Iowa Yankton S Dak college train from which the pilot parachuted 20 miles southeast of there afternoon traveled over 70 airline miles by itself and Ian Long Way to Go to Fill Up Stocking PJIEVIOliSLr KCrOKTED S335IO East Side Ladies Aid Presbyterian Charch Joan t Cirtrrrstille B D A Club Wednesday Atternean Bridie Clnb 3t Vf A and V K A Rock Falls MnnroeAYashlnjEtoii P T A rncrHVitijc Co Garfield E NEW TOTAL 30ft imi iof tig plane there Monday 1 landed on a 2Vj miles northeast of here about oclock Monday eve ning Deputy Sheriff J W Caf ferty of Sac City reported Tues day The pilot attached to the naval air training attachment at Yank ton bailed out when the cockpit of the plane caught fire as he was flying about 3000 feet up The pilot made a safe parachute landing on the bank of the Mis souri river Deputy Caffeily who with W C Otto of Sac City Sac county engineer the county air raid war den and 2 Iowa highway patrol men investigated the crash said the plane evidently glided most of the 70 miles in a breeze because most ofthe wiring was burned trie motorundoubtedly had stopped Residents in the Odebolt dis trict who saw the plane said it circled twice as if controlled by a pilot cleared buildings on the George Mattes farm and came in for a landing in a field headed northwest Cafferty said the propeller was broken the right landing gear the wing tips and the tail dam aged in the landing Investigation of the plane re vealed Cafferty said that the pilot had used a fire extinguisher to extinguish a blaze that broke out in the cockpit J3913 far too slowly Christ mas cheer fund stocking starting to fill up But there is a long way to go yet and Christmas drawing nearer and nearer The admoni tion for shop ping early also applies to the fill ing ot the Christmas cheer stock ing and it is necessary that a sub stantial amount of work be ac complished before the final few days before Christmas The cheer fund this year has the added duty of serving those families of servicemen which might be missed by Sanla Serv icemens families who are in need are urged to contact the Social Welfare office 11 Second street northeast so that an orderly pro cedure can be followed in sup plying aid through the Christmas cheer fund program When the families themselves make appli cation the agency is able to carry out its purpose much more effec tively Group giving has been coming along fairly good but there is a greater need for individual gifts for the cheer fund All contribu tions are warmly received but merely because you happen lo be one of an organization which has or will be listed docs not mean lhat your individual gift will not be doubly appreciated by the cheer fund Send your donations to Christmas Cheer Fund Gazette Mason City la SCOLARO REELECTED Ws Moines F Sco laro of Cedar Rapids Tuesday be an another term as president of he city assessor association He was reelected at a meeting Mon day L B Newell Sioux City vas named vice president and ver Linder Fort Dodge was re elected secretarytreasurer 11 DIE AS BUS TRUCK COLLIDE 8 Others Injured in Crash Near Bath NY Bath N Y Eleven war workers bound for the Ingersoll Kand plant at nearby Painted Post were killed Tuesday when the bus in which they were pas sengers burned after a collision with a trailer truck At least 8 more persons were injured one critically Coroner J Sanford said he under stood the bus contained 20 pas sengers Sanford who said at least 4 of the dead could not he readily identified becnuse of burns re ported the accident occurred about a m a mile east ot Campbell which is 15 miles south cast of Bath He added that none ot the dead had been identified The coroner said the bus over turned after the collision then caught fire Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and colder Tues day night lowest temperatures Mason City 25 below Wednes day increasing cloudiness with stowly rising tcmpcrature Ipwa Fair and colder Tuesday night Wednesday failand con tinued cold Minnesota Continued cold Tues day night with temperatures 10 below south and la lo 20 below north portion Wednesday morn ing Not quite so cold north and west portions Wednesday Mostly lair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 15 above Minimum Monday night 9 below At 8 a m Tuesday 9 below At p m Tuesday 2 below Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 4 st night of Dec 14 HUIJJ icction One NO jj Teacher Dies aslchooUt luLutol orul sio i i Vjilmore City Is Destroyed WITH 12 BELOW Weatherman Predicts Mercury Will Drop to Minus 25 in Mason City Oes Moines tempera lurc dropped to 12 degrees below at Spirit Lake in northwest Iowa early Tuesday and the weather bureau forecast much colder weather Tuesday night with the minimum 25 below at Mason City in the north central section the state The first general snowfall of the season accompanied the cold wave into Iowa and blanketed the state from a trace up to 2 inches in Des Moines Perry had an inch and a half and Fort Dodge 1 inch The 12 below reading at Spirit Lake was unofficial as were the H below reported at Emmotsburg and 10 below at Garner It was the first time this season that the mercury had dropped below zero in Iowa The lowest reading re ported officially to the weather bureau was 9 below at Fort Dodge The weather bureau forecast fair and colder Tuesday night Minimum temperatures of 22 be low wereforecast for Fort Dodge and Waterloo and 20 below at IowaCity and Cedar Rapids Skies were clear and the sun was shining throughout most of the state Tuesday The mercury never got above freezing in Iowa Monday the highest temperature being 27 at Council Bluffs Minimum temperatures reported early Tuesday included Perry and Charles City 7 below Sioux City 6 Waterloo 5 Cedar Rapids and Canoil 4 Marshalltown Council Bluffs and Des Moines 2 below Clinton Muscatine and Dubuque 2 above Davenport 4 above Ot tumwa 9 above and Burlington 10 above Other snowfall reports included Ottumwaeighttenths of an inch Davenport fivetenths Clinton threetenths Marshalltovn one fourth Sioux City onetenth and Burlington Charles City Council Bluffs Waterloo Dubuque Mus catine Cedar Rapids Mason City and Canoil light to a trace 20 BELOW RECORDED IX BEAHDJI MINX Minneapolis tltR Sub zero temperatures became general in Minnesota Tuesday as the cur rent cold wave went into its 2nd chilling day with no immediate relief predicted by the U S weather bureau Minneapolis experiencing the coldest temperatures of the sea son recorded 10 below zero The bureau reported it was 20 below zero at Bemidji at a m while Duluth had the same reading at 6 a m Other 6 a m readings included Frontcnac and Rochester 8 below St Cloud 12 below and Alexandria and Will mar 11 below The bureau said that snow had fallen in some parts of south western Minnesota The wave the bureau reported is general throughout the middle west having struck Minnesota upper Michigan and Wisconsin and swept into Iowa Illinois and Indiana Arctic Air Is Moving Southward By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A cold wave which drove tem peratures far below zero in north ern midland stales was advancing into Missouri Kansas and Nebras ka Tuesday Forecasters issued warnings for those 3 states Temperatures as low as 5de grees above zero were predicted for the Ohio valley Tuesday night Continued subzero readings were forecast for territory north of the extreme northern portion of Illinois Subzero weather prevailed over extreme northern Iowa the Dakotas Wisconsin and upper Michigan with freezing tempera tures extending southward to the extreme southern border of Ten nessee The present cold wave was ex pected to be intensified Tuesday night from Chicago southeast ward a condition attributed by Ihe weather bureau to a south ward movement of Arctic air Light snow covered a narrow belt beween the northern por ions of Illinois and Indiana southern Iowa and Nebraska on 1 border and southern Kansas central Missouri and the southern portions of Indiana Illinois and Ohio on Ihe other Buy War Bonds for Each of 11 Children Des Mpines state war bond office said Tuesday it hoped many Iowa families would follow the example of Mr and Mrs Wil liam Wadle of near Melcher The farm couple bought war bonds as Christmas presents for each of their 11 children and the war bond committee sent them a special message of congratulation KEEP YOUR HEAD DOWN TO infantry men duck as they fire their mortar at a Jap position on New Georgia island in the south Pacific Shattered palms in the background give some idea of the ferocity of the fight for New Georgia island Supreme Court Rules Ontjes Entitled to in Fees On tjes and estate ol the late C H Mason City industrialist The opinion was expected to close more than 10 years of liti gation in which stockholders of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company formerly head ed by McNider originally sought The claim was based on trans actions of C H McNider while an officer of the cement company in the purchase of stock in othev indepcndent cemdntVcompanies and on the payment to McNider by the Northwestern company of certain salaries and bonuses The slobkhDlcis suit contended that profits received by McNider from those transactions should have gone to Ihe Northwestern company for the benefit of the stockholders A total of 310389219 finally was recovered for the company by the stockholders action but nearly half of that amount went for attorney fees and expenses including the Ontjes claim Ontjes held SI 0000 worth of slock in the Northwestern com pany The cement firm did not protest fees allowed other attor neys in the case but did appeal from Ihe which the dis trict court allowed Ontjes Ontjes was credited with hav ing instituted the litigation orig inally McNider was the father of Brig Gen Hanford MacNider Mason City banker and industrialist now with the Pacific Ontjes a lawyer army in the south had been for 10 years the owner ot stock in the Northwestern company of the par value o 510000 Justice Frederick M Miller wrote in the opinion He Ontjes discovered facts which led himto believe that for technical reasons the estate ot C H McNider indebted to the corporation for a substantial sum or money Ontjes advised the corporation of the grounds for thus believing that a recovery could be had and proposed a res olution that would have required prosecution of the claim against he estate The majority stockholders re fused to take such action Ont jes as a minority stockholder prosecuted the claim and after long and bitter legal encounters recovered over 5100000 for the corporation He acted as attorney and in curred expenses The corpora tion profited therefrom The court awarded him a fee for his serv ices and reimbursement for his expenses in those instances that produced benefit to the corpora tion each to be paid from the re covery that was had Is Onljes required lo suffer the entire burden of his time and ef fort without any compensation merely because he was the insti gating stockholder As a stock holder he could make no con tract that would bind the corpo ration Any expense he incurred was at his peril Any right lo re imbursement depended upon the success of the venture and the discretion of the court after suc cess was obtained What basis can there be for saying that in this unusual type of litigation it is fatal to an attorney to partici pate if he is a stockholder Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy CHERKASY IS WON BY REDS Germans Lose Costly Battle to Hold City D BALL last re maining German stronghold on the middle Dnieper river between Kromencliug and Kiev fell Tues day to the charging redarmy Marshal Joseph Stalin an nounced Ihe victory in an order of the day broadcast by Moscow radio The new soviet triumph of arms came as Gen Nikolai Light ning Vatutins first Ukrainian army turned the die against Field Marshal Fritz von Mamistein in the bloody battle of the Kiev bulge Cherkasy is a slnileyic river port on the main railway linking Minsk and Gomel with Odessa oil the Black sea Us capture paves Ihe way for the junction of Rus sian forces operating out of the Krcmcnchug bridgehead with those on the southern edge of the Kiev salient The reluctance of the Germans to evacuate Cherkasy was em phasized by liie desperate and extremely costly battle hoy fought to cling to this Dnieper port of 50000 population the out skirts of which were reached and bypassed on Nov 10 by the red army After several tvccks of bitter fichtinK in the Cherkasy urea which was successfully sustained against many times suiierior lank and infantry formations the Ger man command Monday night withdrew German Rarrisoti forces from Cherkasy lo shortened and mure favorable positions said a German broadcast of this town which for a long time has been utterly devastated was carried out in complete order and without any losses in men and material the broadcast conlinucd H was only after several hours that red army units in medium strength penetrated into the ruins of Cherkasy which had been sown with mines They suffered additional considerable losses dur ing their entry into these ruins EXACT CURFEW LAW IMankato Minn Mnn kato city council Tuesday en acted n 10 p m curfew law which sets n S100 fine tor parents fail ing lo comply BLAZE SPREADS QUICKLY FROM GYM BASEMENT Report Superintendent Severely Burned All Pupils Are Rescued Gilmore woman wss burned to death Tuesday but the pupils w ere inarched to safety Tuesday when a flash fire de stroyed the Gilmore City public school The victim w a s Mrs Elinore Edaington principal and a teacher at the school for 20 years Witnesses suid she came out of the buildingwith the other teach er but suddenly dashed back in carrying her portable typewriter She did not reappear and it was thought she might have believed some of the children were trapped in the structure II M Grnnncr superintendent was burned severely on the head Ue and a teacher said they went to the gymnasium when they smellcd smoke They opened the door and were met by a blast of flame The whole thing seemed to uloxv in our faces and the school was destroyed jn an unbe lievably short time Granner said The pupils were orderly as they marched out and showed only slight panic since they had un dergone numerous fire drills in the past None was able to save his wraps before stepping out into the 10 degree below zero weather The fire broke out in the gym nasium of he combined grade and high school building at 11 a m All students and teachers have been accounted for with the ex ception ol Mrs Edgington The school is intwo sectigjjs and the roof of the old part hart already caved in at noon Firemen frorn Gilmore City inct the neigh boring towns of Humboldt and Pocahontas fought the fire There were approximately 250 students and 12 teachers in the school when the fire broke out EXPECT PATTON TO KEEP POST High Commands Need for Leader Indicated IViishiiiRtoii the high command doesnt want to lose the services of Lt Gen George S Patton Jr congres sional Icudcrs indicated Tuesday that unless some new develop ment arises there will be no seri ous objecting to retaining him as head of the 7lh army Secretary Stimson made the genenjl staffs view clear in a sup plemental report on the Patton soldiercuffing incident to the sen ate Monday in which he said that Gen Dwifjht D Eisenhower feels the serious aspects ot the case lie in the cKiiiger Unit the army will lose the services of a battlc cstcd army commander SliinsDi said thyl Eisenhower had stressed that 3 instances in which Patloii unduly had up braided enlisted men have not affected General Pattons standing as tactical leader one who suc cessfully concluded in record time a complicated and important military campaign and one whom his officers and men would again be willing to follow into battle This assurance was regarded by some members of the senate mil itary committee which has been investigating the case as indica ting that the army hns more jobs cut out for Patton who led Amer ican troops on a victorious dash from Gila lo Messina in the Sicil ian campaign The general viewpoint of com miltcc members seemed to be that if it is Eisenhowers considered judgment that Patton has the con fidence of his troops and is needed for further operations of the same type the committee ought not to interfere Episcopal Committee Will Meet in January Davenport Rev Fred erick G Williams of Clinton chairman of the committee in charge of the affairs of the Epis copal diocese of Iowa said Tues day a mccling of the committee will be held in January to decide what action will be taken to elect a bishop to succeed the Bl Rev Harry S Longley retired A spec ial convention recently elected the Hev Ernest V Keenan of Bal timore and formerly Des Moines who later declined the post U   

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