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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 15, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             SAVE ME I Am Ammunition For Dont Wojte or Tljrow Me THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a GI JOES CHRISTMAS members of otu armed forces stationed in Algiers Africa are so busy lining up to buy Christmas presents for the folks back home they pay no attention to the veiled native women strolling by A post exchange store was set up in a fash ionable shop for the convenience of the Yanks This is an official U S signal corps photo RAIDS INDICATE INVASION SOON IN NEW BRITAIN Jap Use of Barges Believed to Show Weakness in Shipping By MOKRIE LANDSBEKG Associated Press War Editor Crushing aerial smashes at key positions in New Britain strength ened the belief Wednesday that the allies may be about ready to spring the awaited invasion of that important Japanese base in the southwest Pacific No word of even intimation of General Douglas MacArthurs plans accompanied the report of new bombardments from the sky But the timetable program of de struction of enemy defenses strongly suggested an early at tempt to obtain a foothold some where on the long curving coast line of the strategic island 301 miles from Japans Pacific Gibral tar Truk As the warplancs showered their explosives in nearrecord raids Australian infantrymen re pulsed 3 Japanese counterattacks in the Ramu valley and pushcil doggedly ahead in the campaign to occupy the Hueri peninsula of New Guinea only 70 miles away from the lip of Xetv Britain Elsewhere in the Pacific allied airmen pounded at the enemy held Marshall islands and at Japanese airbases in liie Bou gainville area with the same regi ularity that nrmked the aerial of an cnort to fensive against New Britain The Japanese lost 13 more barges in waters in the Huon pen insula area increasing to 384 liie number of such craft sunk bv been sent sepuratc lied planes anu naval uiiits since ly the Russian govern ment and to Britain and the United States and they have been turned dowij Premier Doori Bojliov said that Bulgaria would be willing to negotiate a peace on the basis of the Atlantic charter in return for guarantees that Bulgaria might keep those territories that she seized from Jugoslavia and Greece The dispatch said Bulgaria was prepared to argue that these were ethicallj hers no immediate con firmation of the story from other sources The British foreign office told the AssociatedPiess in Lon tionthat it hadno information on the reported peace feelers Times dispatch said that thus far the only answer received at Sofia was the continued bomb ine by the allies and reiteration of the unconditional surrender terms which means the evacua tion of the stolen territories The Germans are reported to have warned Sofia that any fur ther efforts to desert the axis war machine will be met with strong German action and the un happy state of Italy is cited as evidence of what may happen the dispatch declared MASON CITY tOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 15 1913 This Piper Consuls ot Tuo One HOME EDITION uijnj Claim Bulgarian Peace Proposals Have Been Made New York The New York Times said Wednesday in a dis patch from Cairo that Bulgaria had ers officially sent peace lecl to the allied governments in et out of a war that both the Bulgarian government and the population nowrealize is lost These feelers said the dis Gift Note Sent by Tot 6V2 Weeks Old Oct 1 place of cargo and Iroop trans ports pointed up lie statement of Field Marshal Jan Christian Smuts South African leader that Japans weakness in shipping will tell when Germany is defeated And he expressed the opinion Ja pan will be beaten sooner than i some people think Allied bombers hammeLcd at both costs of New Britain in the series of raids ireported ui cohtmunique Wednesday X AVave after waie of liberators and Mitchells with tighter escort swept in over Gasmala on the south central coast to deliver a 248ton bombing onslaught riv aled only by the 350ton assault that pulverized instalations at Ra bnul the main Japanese base on New Britain Oct 12 The Lakunai airdrome at Ra baul also was bombed Air patrols added to the devastation In the Cape Gloucester area on the southwestern coast target of more than 1600 tons of bombs since Dec 1 Attacks on Cape Hoskins on the north coast and Wide Bay on the southeast coast completed the Widespread damage From Pearl Harbor came word of another stab by army bombers at the midPacific Marshails with an attack against the main Japa nese fortified base of Wotjc Mon day On the previous day first army units then navy liberators hit Jaluit on the southern rim of the Island chain As the Chinese triumphantly told of turning the Japanese re treat from Changteh Hunan prov ince Into a rout the Chungking newspaper Ta Kung Pao urged the allies to help China build a defensive navy H declared the Japaneseheld island of Formosa should be transformed into a pow erful Chinese naval base after the present war as a bulwark against possible Japanese aggression in the future 5 RR UNIONS SET STRIKE DATE Brotherhoods Vote to Quit Jobs on Dec 30 Cleveland The nations 5 railway operating brotherhoods announced Wednesday a strike had been set starting Dec 30 to enforce creases demands for wage in Boy Is Killed in Blaze IVinncbago Minn UB Of ficials Wednesday planned to in vestigate a fire in which Jerry Dietz 3 was burned lo death shortly before noon Tuesday His parents Mr and Mrs M Diclz and ini older brother Donald Dictz of Fairmont were unable to reach the child when fire broke out Only the walls were still standing when the blaze was ex tinguished Mason City Airport Fencing Contract to Be Let to McCree Kansas City contract for fencing the airport at Mason City Iowa will be awarded with in the next 10 days to McCree and company St Paul W E Kline regional manager of the civil aeronautics administration said here Tuesday McCree and company submitled Ihc low bid of S2SG5 on the project The same fimr is associated with A T No lan and company Minneapolis in the grading and paving contract at the airport Work is to begin soon according to Kline Weatherman Says Mercury Will Climb Des Maincs Much warmer weather1 was forecast for Iowa Wednesday night and Thursday after the mercury dropped to an official 15 degrees below yeio at fleet Oak early Wednesday morn ing Subzero temperatures prevailed throughout the entire state Tues day night and early Wednesday but the ueither bureau said the mercury probably would Mot drop under 6 below in the southeast section Wednesday night and zero in the rest of the state The bureaus midmorning fore cast said temperatures would rise slowly Wednesday Thursday becoming NO night cloudy and warmer Thursday night with light snow by Friday At least one death was attrib uted to the cold wave Coroner A E Shaw said Charles D Walters 88 DCS Monies Negro who was found dead in the snow Tuesday apparently froze to death He had left home during the night and his body was found at daybreak Perry was second among the slates coldest spots lust night with 11 below It was 11 below at La minimum temperatures moni Other Tuesday night and earlyWednes day included all below Sioux City and Spencer 9 Fort Dodge and Ames 8 Mason Citv Ottumwa and Newton 7 Water loo Carroll Iowa City and Bur lington 6 Marshalltown and DCS Moincs5 Charles City and Cedar Rapids 4 Clinton 3 Dubuquc and Davenport 2 Council Bluffs 1 The highest temperature in the state Tuesday was 10 above at Burlington Cold Wave Moves to West Gulf Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A mass of Arctic air moving southeastward will carry the cold wave into central and western ulf states Wednesday night the weather bureau said as the sub zero snap reached its peak in the middle west New England and the Great Lakes region frigid air currents TO 16 FLYERS 4 Engined Bomber on Flight From Texas Smashes Into Cliffs Council Bluffs men were killed Tuesday night when a 4engincd bomber on a routine combat training flight from its base at the Fort Worth Texas army iir field crashed into the rugged cliffs 5 miles north of here the public relations officer of the Lincoln Neb army air base said Wednesday Tho public relations officer said there were no survivors and that a board of officers from tlie Lin coln base are investigating the cttish Names of the dead are being withheld pending notification of noxt of kin The plane landed in an area of large clay hills and bluffs bi sected by hollows and ravines running toward the river It wa impossible to bring fircfigtHinj equipment close enough to ex tinguish the blazing wreckage which burned more than 5 hours after the crash Police Capt W 11 Brown said bodies of only 2 men were thrown 300AmericanPlanesSmash 11 uerman Airfields in Greece or America ruu laTilta Camp 47fi Royal Koum IIJ Illth Thomas anil Carolyn Lehmami M CLodge Modern Woodmen of America W 5 CS Club Roekj Falls United Service A Ifoclor Friend Twentieth Century Club CityBuilders Supply Monroe Junior High P T A Norlb Iowa Chapter Kainboiv Vrt erzns Auxiliary Canjcrefational Womens Guild Business GjrU Leicae V C A Robert James Brnwn Jr Hilton Div First Baptist Church San JuanMarne Post Veterans of Foreign Wars NEW SJH1 JIMId Florist Is Fined for Theft of Wreaths From Cemetery Musratinc iP Clarence Secrist Muscatinc florist wns found puilty on a charge of petty larceny and fined S100 by Justice 1 C Coster Wednesday at the conclusion of a hearing which started Tues day Charges were filed as loir cliarsc rilcd aboiit 2 wreaths from a Muscalinc ceme weeks ago afler police had seized O W WERE GETTING S O MEWHERE There has been a really grati fying response the past 24 h ours to the call of the C h r i s t m a Cheer response that heralds success in goal of set for this years solicitation The tempo will have to be increased somewhat in the remaining 8 giving days but the spirit of Christmas is really in the air So far as those associated with this enterprise can remember one ot Ihe donors listed above ranks as the youngest ever to contribute to the Cheer Fund He is Robert James Brown Jr and his age is 6 weeks More than that his conlribution was accompanied by a little note as follows Inclosed is a SI bill for the Christinas Cheer Fund I want to give this so that other children may have a happy Christmas My daddy is in the air force in Eng land and I donrt want any one to be sad as this Christmas season approaches H may be of course that Rob ert James had a little help on this note from his mother Whatever the fact as to that the gift was enormously appreciated A n d heres wishing him a merry first Christmas The temperatures at subzero in the lake aiid northern plain states northern New England and as far south as southern Illinois all Mis so souri mid Karisas easferri braska and the Dakqlas We Lowest reading recorded by the weather bureau for the 12 hours ending at a m Central War Time Wednesday was at Caribou Maine where the mercury trem bled at 21 below zero Miami and Key West Fla topped the country for the last 12 hours with a balmy high of 70 and that the remainder badly burned were found in 01 near the wreckage The plane vir tually disintegrated after yrindins up to the crest of a small hill Burning oxygen and gasoline pre vented rescuers from approaching the plane for some lime Brown added An eyewitness Sftl Prank Bu glewicz of the Omaha police force expressed the opinion tile plane was one which left the Omaha airport shortly before the crash and that the craft attempted to turn back because it was in trouble NAMES OF 13 VICTIMS ANNOUNCED BY OFFICIALS Council Bluffs of J3 of the IG men killed Wednes day night in the crash of a bombe on a routine combat training flight from its base at the For Worth Texas army air field were announced by the public relations Nebra army air The other 3 have been identifiei withheld of theii Germans Try to Hold Off Soviet Chutist Attacks 31 o s c o jP The Germans hurled tanks and troops into the Smcla sector H miles sonlhwcst of captured Cherkasy Wednesday seeking to hold off strong attacks by soviet parachute troops threat ening the vital railway junction irom the northwest A Reuters dispatch from Mos cow said soviet forces driving up from Kremenchug had established contact along the Dnieper river with the Cherkasy red army From frontline dispatches it ap peared that Lt Gen Korotcycv operating under the command of Gcu Ivan KOJICVS 2nd Ukrainian army already has a subslanlial but names of 2 are beinj pending determination home addresses and the name one is being withheld pending no tification of next of kin the officer said The dead are Capi Edwin H Pate For Worth Texas pilot Second Lt John A Fisher Wcsl cheslcr N Y Second Lt Leroy G Anderson South St Paul Minn Capt Abraham R Johnston Hunter Okla Second Lt John W Clarke Swart Creek Mich Staff Sgt Emery L Gollin Munyer Mich Staff Sgt Joseph P Sar Antonio Texas Flight Officer Stcfjin J Akie lasxek Philadelphia Pn Flight Officer Edward C Jot don Chicago Cpl Francis B Gauscpohl Ncv Athens III Pfc Kenneth A Jeffries Youngstown Ohio Pvt Robert H Cross Coleman Texas Staff SgtBalph A Bates Dal las Texas HAD BEEN AT OMAHA SIVCE LAST TriUKSDAV Omaha ot the mci killed in Ihe crash of a bombe Contributions should dressed to be ad tery Secrist through his attorney appealed the justice court decision to district court and filed an ap peal bond Hearing of a similar charge against Secrist on a 2nd similar charge opened Wednesday after noon before Justice Coster on an information filed by County At torney Wayne Kckhardt The penalty imposed Wednes a shipment ot floral decorations at an express office here Subse quently police visited the Secrist home where other decorations were seized some of which police say were identified by residents as having been purchased at flora shops and taken to the cemetery Eight witnesses were heard Tuesday The defense offered testimony Christmas Cheer Fund I Mason City Iowa j Or you may leave your gift at I the GlobeGazette business office Find Missing Garner Youth in Minnesota Haes 17year old son ot Mr and Mrs Elmer Haes who was reported to the sheriffs office as missing Monday was found Tuesday at Fairmont Minn Haes went to visit a sister living at Fairmont without making his destination known to his par cuts group of parachutists wellarmed Council Bluffs especially with mortars near the village of Svidovok between Cherkasy and Smcla and there arc indications that he is pouring in more While the parachu lists now joined by the advanced groups that took Cherkasy moved west ward toward the KievDneprope trovsk railway and Smeln other icd army forces advanced in the direction of Smcla from north of Znamcnka and west of Kreincn Konvcs new offensive powered by perhaps 300000 mtn threat ens to engulf the important in dustrial targets of Kirovograd ind Krivoi Rog farther down in the Dnieper bulge Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGazcttc carrier boy jwmwe night had been at the Omaha air port since last Thursday when th plane in which they arrived wa grounded until repair parts coul be brought by another plane fror their home field the Fort Wortl Texas army air base Mrs Margaret P Hynes chair man of the volunteer service divi sion of the OmahaDouglas conn ly cltnplcr of the Red Cross sai the flyers made the Red Cros Canteen their headquarters The girls the Canteen no only piled sandwiches before then al the Canlcen but they took ho coffee and soup and sandwiches t the men when they were workin on the plane Mrs Hynes said One evening several small la blcs were put together lo make long dininc table in the canteen so that all the men might cr together That night I remarked that hid never seen such comradcshi between the members of the crev Just before the plane took ol the captain called al Uic Cantec to tell the workers that he ha never witnessed such fine treat mcnl as the Omaha Canteen ha shown the members of his crew Abandon Search for Plane With 18 Aboard Norfolk Va The navy ha abandoned as hopeless its seac for a big patrol plane carrying officers and 14 men which faile to return from a training flight a sea Monday 5th naval distric headquarters reported Wcdncs day BALKAN IOT up to tradition as the storm center of Europe the troubled Balkans are bubbling and boiling with restrained and notsorestrained revolt against their iiazi masters Jn Jugoslavia and Greece of course guerrilla warfare goes on against the Germans but trouble has extended to tlie satellites Bulgaria Rumania and Hun gary as well All have been warned by the allies that they will receive a full measure of allied wrath unless they with draw from the nazi camp Sofia Bulgarian capital has re ceived sample bombings The situation is shown in this map Eden Reds Declare U S and British Air Raids Important London Secretary Anthony Eden fold the house o commons Wednesday that no secret engagements or treaties wcr made at either the Teheran or Cairo conferences and declared oui Russian allies altach the importance to American and DR KELLOGG SUCCUMBS AT 91 Exponent of Meatless Diet Expected to Be 100 Battle Creek Midi Dr John Harvey Kellogg noted phy sician and health authority who once said he expected to live to be JDfV years old died here Tuesday night at the age of 91 Dr Kellogg was a brother of W K Kellogg founder of the cereal fortune He had been active on the staff of the Battle Creek sanitar ium for some time Dr Kellogg long was an expon ent of the meatless diet declaring he had no desire to make his stomach a potters field for de ceased He remained active until he was 90 In fact he wielded a surgeons scapel even after lie had passed his SBtli birthday 12 NAZI CRAFT DOWNED IN BIG AERIAL BATTLE Canadian Troops Make Daring Raid on Berrati Capture German Leaders Allied Headquarters Algiers than SOU American bombers and fighters slrucU nazi omtpicd Greece the greatest al icd blow of the air war over the Balkans Tuesday and 12 German fighters were downed in a big jcrial battle allied headquarters mnounccd Wednesday This slant air attack against 3 airfields at Athens and Piraeus larbor came us Canadian and In dian troops led an 8th army at ack that captured Caldari 6 miles from Orlona on the Adriatic coast jrid cost the Germans 200 pris oners Canadian troops in a daring night raid on the village of Ber rati 2 miles south of Ortona cap urcd the commanding officer ot the 301st armored grenadier divi sion his ndjulant 4 other officers md 110 men Patrol clashes near Venafro marked the 5th army fighling A German prisoner on this sector said his commanding officer had told them they were fighting tough wild men from Texas Clearing weather enabled the 15th airforcc lo send big forma tions into the air The great fleet of bombers and escorting fighters dealt a knock out blow ajjaiust German air force nests at Elevsis Kalamaki and Tatoi all just outside Athens Flying fortresses delivered the first blow at Piraeus Harbor key Grecian port which was almost destroyed during the early days of the German invasion of Greece in April 1941 Thirtyfive German fighters which rose to challenge the waves of fortresses liberators and their escorting lightning P38s were brushed aside in a blaze of gun fire which sent 12 of the Ger mans crashing to earth In other air activity during the day 3 additional German planes were shot down bringing the 24hour bag in this theater to 15 against an allied loss of 5 with one pilot safe An allied officer announced that 2 bridgeheads across the Moro river forced by the Canadians on the coast and the Indians farther inland now have been merged into one It is about a mile in depth and 5 miles wide This bridgehead includes Cal dari The Canadians had replaced the battletried 78th division Not British longrange bombing of Hitlers Europe Eden saitl the aerial offensive against Germany has a very high place indeed in our plans for the coming year He dropped a blunt hint that major allied operations may be imminent declaring Military planswhich we laid down at Teheran call for all our allied resources in every respect There will be no margin and it is going to take us all our ener gies to fulfill demands which will be made upon us in the very near future Speaking in commons lduy wtn dobato Eden disclosed that pretty regular had been sent the Jugoslav partisans since May He said he was studying new pro posals to unite the guerrilla bands in Greece adding I do not think it impossible I think the recent declaration by the king of Greece may make it easier On Dec II at Cairo King George II of Greece indicated he probably would not return to his country until his people iiavc had ur ivcilogg was an originator ot o a chance to vole on whether they j health foods and coffee and lea TIP lt L y want a monarchy substitutes Not content with steady day attacks the aggressive Canadians staged a night raid on Berrati catching the nazi garrison by surprise lo lake nearly 150 prisoners and kill inrny other Germans The Can adians retired after the raid on the night of Dec 12 taking all equipment of value with them Indian troops which are flanked along the coast by the Canadians and inland by the 2nd New Zea land division took Caldari against stubborn resistance in their fierc est attack The weather improved on both fie cxpcrirncnicd cereals years before C W Post came lo his sanitarium as a patient and left to establish the Postum Cereal com pany He developed food substi tutes from fruits and grains which with the products his brother manufactured made Battle Creek famous as a food city Dealing iiitli Italy Eden Ihc house We have never said Kinc Viltorio Emanuclc and mar shal Fielro Badogiio arc coins to stay Bui when a change comes it will be better to have the change uheii we arc certain the ele ments truly represent Ihe views of the Italian people I doubl whether you could do that at the present moment Eden stressed that the main rc sulls of Ihc Teheran and Cairo conferences particularly the Teheran conference where Churchill and Roosevelt were be lieved lo have reassured Stalin by selling the zero hour for invasion of western military It is coordination and final determination of our plans in the coming months which we reached there I am not going to tell the house that because of the Moscow and Teheran conferences all oiirjowa Increasing cloudiness and difficulties arc at an end and I can sit back BBC Tells Belgians to Be Ready to Aid Allies London Broadcasting The British company told the Belgians Wednesday to get ready to help when the aflicd armies ar rive All Belgians were instruct ed to acquire an intimate knowl edge of Ihe countryside in order lo be able to give allied advance units exact information to note the location of German land mines and to distrust any rumors put out by the Germans DESTROYED BY FIRE Red Rock Iowa schoolhouse 8 miles north of here was destroyed by fire Tuesday night Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Lowest temperatures Wednesday night in Mason Cily slowl y rising tern peril lures Wednesday night and Thurs day becoming cloudy and wanner Thursday night with snow lightly by Krida3 tliinicsDli Increasing cloudiness and slowly rising temperature Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Tuesday Minimum Tuesday night 7 below At 8 a m Wednesday 7 below At p m Wednesday 13 above YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum jg Snowfall Trace in the airfields round Athens were the same lac ics usnii by the Germans durinjc heir invasion to knock out the iiiy UAF force then stationed on hose same airdromes Over the battle area several iundrcd sorties were flown by ightcrs which also operated over Jugoslavia Fighterbombers hit shipping in the harbor at Civi avcccliia northwest of Rome and 1AF Bostons bombed Pontecorvo 11 Ihe Venafro area B25 Mitchells struck at the railway junction at Orte while Bostons bombed a bridge over the flooded Lin which has been the scene of intense fighting More than 100 German planes were over the 5th armys positions in one of the greatest days air ac tivity since the fichtinff al Salerno Three were destroyed and t dam The resumption of air attack on a large scale was foreshadowed in the prediction Sunday of Gcu Henry 11 Arnold chief of U S ur forces that Icrriblc blows were in prospect for Germany and her satellites in the Balkans Especially significant was the raid on Piraeus for it meant that after more than years the Germans have been able to repair the big port which feeds munitions to their forces in the Aegean island outposts such as the Dodecanese and Crete On the first day of the German invasion of Greece the nazis bombed the port and hit a 10000 ton British ship loaded with TNT The explosion sank 22 Greek and allied ships and completely wrecked the harbor installations   

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