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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1943, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT i COUP r SAVE AM I Am Ammunition For Wotte or Threw Me VOL L THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY DECEMBER 17 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS NO POWER ON EARTH can prevent the destruction of the German armies and their war plants hom the air read the proclamation of the Big Three at the Teheran conference Thus every industrial area in the reich becomes an automatic target for the allied bombers as a prelude to the vast invasion program blueprinted at Teheran The KAK will bomb every city m Germany by night and we will by clay adds Gen Heniv H Arnold U S army air forces chief This map indicates the doomed cities of the reichand distances ivom British bases Berlin Set Afire Again by Hundreds of Planes 1500 TONS BOMBS FALL IN BIG RAF ATTACK Stockholm Reports Streets of German Capital Are Choked London Berlin heaved up fields of flame and smoke again Thursday night as hundreds of giant black HAF bombers loosed thunderous explo sives on the nazi nerve center for the 41st time this year Stockholm dispatches said the capital city was burning again Friday after a Z weeks respite the flames from her gutted build ings reddening the sky Tele phone communication was irregu lar and the capitals transporta tion was reporled paralyzed from streets choked with debris The 6th raid on the capita in a month was launched from Britain just after American liber ator and flying fortresses returned in twilight from their daylight raids on northwest The 8th airforce did not specify She Americans target but the Ger man communique said the fiecU were over Helgoland bay mri dropped a great number of high explosives and incendiary bombs on residential quarters in a num ber of localities in northwestern Germany and Bremen tt ac knowledged particularly h e a v y damage to Bremen itself the big base which the Americans battered also on Nov 26 and 29 The Americans lost 31 bombers and 1 fighter a communique said but the fortresses and liberators shot down 16 nazi fighters out of the few that challenged them in the tough weather Escorting thunderbolts bagged 2 more The degree of the Berlin assault than 3500 long ons of the determination with which it was pressed home despite thc loss of 30 bombers left no doubt that the RAF in tends to finish the job ot leveling what remains of the capital citys acres of factories government buildings financial institutions and warehouses With Thursday nights attack which came before bombex hausted Berliners had a chance to fall asleep more than 15000 tons ot high explosives and inccn rliarics have been showered upon the blackened and shattered city There was no clear indication of what area of Berlin the RAF concentrated on Thursday night although private information reaching Sweden indicated that the central section had suffered heavily The Swiss radio said the for eign office district was struck and one Berlin broadcast clung to the familiar line that thc residential area had been thc target The German high command in Y its broadcast communique ac knowledged only that consider able damage had resulted Canadian flyers who partici pated agreed the capital had been given a staggering biow4 HeHyyrclpuas made itdifficult to assess the damage with accur acy but judging from the giow I think our concentration of bombs must have done great damage said Lt Rort Dunphy ofWinnipeg Another Canadian flyer said flares had illuminated the path to Berlin for 2o miles Me said the clouds effectively blanketed de fense searchlights but thc re flected fires from the burning city could be seen plainly as they de parted homeward While the heavy bombers were thus engaged mosquitos stabbed at western Germany and other planes attacked targets in north ern France Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Failand wanner Fri day night and Saturday low esl Friday night 18 at Mason City Iowa Fair Friday night and Sat urday warmer Friday night mild temperatures Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday nighl and Saturday Slightly warmer Friday night mild tem perature Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Thursday 22 Minimum Thursday night 9 At B a m Friday n YEAR AGO Maximum 37 Minimum 17 Precipitation 02 Sleet Free French Move to Aid Allies Now at GIVE WELCOME TOF RJACK IN WASHINGTON Congressional Chiefs Hear President Wont Report Soon on Parley Washington resident Roosevelt returned to the white house Friday from his Cairo and Teheran conferences and was given a loud welcome by virtually every important figure in the govern ment The first thing Mr Roosevelt did after shaking hands with countless old friends was to hold a quick conference with his con gressional leaders and inform them that he will not be able to report directly to congress on his trip until he delivers his annual state of the union message in early January The president did indicate how ever to the congressional leaders that he would devote some of his Christmas eye address to a discus sion of his conferences As Mr Roosevelt stepped from his automobile under the south portico of the white house he was given a tumultuous welcome by leaders of both parties in congress cabinet members and agency heads Mr Roosevelt looked ex tremely fit after his long journey He wore a rumpled gray suit and a loud plaid shirt Watching the pho tographers as he got out of bis car he said I would have dressed for the occasion if I had known about this Mrs Roosevelt her daughter Mrs John Boeltigcr and 3 grand children Sistie Buzzie and little Johnny met the president at the point of his arrival in Washington and rode with him to the white house The first person lo greet the slrt something president at the while house was that can be left to somebody his secretary Grace Tully Mr If that be attempted thc goal of Roosevelt was hit by a barrage of for the 1943 Cheer Fund hello and how are you from just isnt going to be reached members of his white house staff At 10 oclock Friday The president spotted John the just a week ahead of the hour Tliis Paper Consists ol Tuo One NO CI Yanks Tighten Arawe Grip Fight Off Jap Air Attacks Only a Week Left to Make Cheer Goal PBrVlOLSIV KEIURTE A Pastor Tnpud Bob anil Judy Freddie Urfehoydt Home Room III IMior vli Jr llijh Trinity Iutberan church Brother hood Phil and liooj Jmn Home Room 112 Rousevtll Jr Illlh Warren Harding Parent Group Wayne of Juice The Midland Oub Amy and Ion NEW TOTAI Y N O W 1 T MUST BE ap parent to a thai the f el 1 o w isnt going to push this Christmas Cheer Fun d over the top Its job in which every generousheait hic hi something as gers renc roops entering Hie T war thc muinlazid for the first time since 1940 have presidential barber and house butler commenting I certainly need a haircut War Mobilization Director James F Byrnes rushed up to the side Xoumea New Caledonia The same Free French under ground movement which per mitted the Americans to land in North has started in Japanesedominated 1 n d oChina the outgoing governor ol New Caledonia disclosed Its no secret to say we have 2 very important French missions one in India and one in China He then went through the nar row corridor leading to thc old diplomatic reception room on the ground floor of the white house njiti imu uiuiiu When the double doors swung furthering this work Christian deafening applause greeted Laigret 40 told reporters Thurslha day They are very capable men and their work is successful Boy Kills Self After Losing Tickets and Owing to School Waukegan 111 A cor oners jury held Friday that Don ald Klemm 13 committed sui cide because he lost some tickets to a high school play and owed the school 54 The youth shot and killed him self Wednesday after sending 2 younger sisters out of the house His father a war plant employe said he told the boy to earn the money not knowing that school authorities were pressing him for it A note found near the body said Gol to pay it So long dad Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy YANKS WATCH NATIVE DANCE A small solemn taced native girl puts on a dance for sightseeing Yanks in a smair village on Makin after the Americans had seized that Gilbert island from the Japanese white John tjt t Roosevelt called out over the heads of the photographers James how are you To the repeated inquiries about how he fell Mr Roosevelt an wered over and over again fine the president Senate Democratic Leader Al ben W Bakley of Kentucky was the first of the large group of probably more than 200 officials lo irrasp the presidents hand Then the crowd of cabinet mem bers and congressional leaders converged on the chief executive elbowing each other lo slcp up and shake hands and welcome him home House Republican Leader Jo seph W Martin Jr of Massachu setts was in the vanguard along with Vice President Henry A Wallace Secretary of Commerce Jesse H Jones and Representative Charles A Eaton R N J Included in the group were sev eral old friends of the chief ex ecutives including Maj Harry Hooker a Hyde Park neighbor As soon as the first burst of welcome was over Wallace Bark Icy House Speaker Sam Rayburn and House Democratic Leader John W McCormack ofMassaclui chusotts huddled around Ihe pres ident to discuss plans for a de tailed illperson report lo congress on the meetings with Prime Min ister Winston Churchill General issimo Chiang KaiShek Premier Josef Stalin and President Ismet Inonu of Turkey After vigorous nodding of heads and waving of hands the group broke up and the mass handshak ing started all over again Ray burn questioned by reporters said that an invitation was issued but he wont come up to Capitol Hii before his annual message Rayburn added that Mr Roose velt explained that he had to make an address Christmas eve to the armed forces Rayburn said he got the idea that Mr Roose velt would include a discussion of his historic war conferences in that address for the close of the the amount raised is less than half CHRISTMAS CHEER TO BE ON THE AIR Monday night will mas Cheer on the air from KGLO Watch nouncement for further an of Ihat 31500 goal Is Santa Clans going lo be left holding a halt full stockiny Thats for YOU to say An idea of how this venture in the applied Christmas spirit is be 1113 watched by our boys in serv ice can be had from this little note which accompanied a contri bution from Bob Alsbury seaman sent from Norman Okla Here is a little something to help fill that big stocking 1 enjoy reading of the Christmas Cheer Fund so much to ace the Christ mas spirit is still the same in our country even in a world at war I have seen so many names of my friends who have contributed It gives one in the service a great leeling of respect lo see thc un dying spirit of the folks back home The time is gelling short folks Send your contributions to Christmas Cheer Fund C are GlobeG azettc Mason City Iowa EXTEND LIFE OF COG 60 DAYS tion was adopted by voice vote and concurrence was expected Barkloy told the senate prior to Jiiui HI VIJVll HI the vole that officials of the CCC previous day and other government agencies would not undertake to broaden sion ending Feb 29 I In the absence of an extension of life thc CCCs dcgal authority lo pay subsidies and carry on va rious other farm aid programs would expire Dec 31 PINCERS MOVES ON key Japanese base on New Britixiri island and prime American objective for the forces which have landed at Arawe is equidistant from Arawe and from the area on thc west coast of Bou gainville island where Americans have established an air field Arrows indicate developing 2way pressure on Ea baul Figures indicate distances French Troops Score Gains in Central Italian Battles By GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters Algiers troops entering PREDICT BALKAN INVASION SOON Ankara Says U S 7th Army Ready to Attack Ankara radio quoting Turkish predicted Friday press reports thai LtGcn No New Subsidies to Be Started in Interim Washington assur ances by Majority Leader Barkley of Kentucky that the administra tion would not institute any new food subsidies in thc interim the senate Friday speedilyapproved a vnnui LUIK KIIU me resolution extending thc life of thc 5th army also took a number of Commodity Credit corporation for hills farther inland 60 days beyond Jan 1 Tiie action defcrrins final dis position of thc food subsidy issue 11w until eaily next year was unopthe line throwing more and more posed by cither side in the protanks and flamethrowers into the longed controversy The rcsolustruggle but New ZcaUindors and scored outslamiing successes against thc Germans in mountain fight ing in central Italy it was nounced Friday The French have been in for ward positions alongside British and American soldiers for some time but their presence was not disclosed until Fridays communi que from allied headquarters They are the same troops which fought alongside the allies in Tunisia but since then have been completely reequipped with American uniforms guns andjna r Soon after moving up lo the battlefront the French partici pated in a series of local attacks capturing several important Ger man hilltop positions and taking a number of prisoners who ex pressed surprise at finding the French in action The French troops had been trained in north Africa under the direction of Gen Henri Giraud and their use of American arms came under arrangements made at the Casablanca conference last January Their presence created a sensa tion among the Italian people and the quick successes of the French soldieis contrasted sharply with Hie abortive efforts recently of the first Italian militia to be sent into the allied lines Announcement of the participa tion of the French coincided with an aerial assault for the 2nd successive day on German com munications and supply lines in the Alpine region of northern Italy where heavy bombers wrecked rail facilities at Padua and Dogna Ground fighting by boll the 5th and 8th armies was confined largely to consolidating previous gains and to bitter local battles lor strategic advantages Gen IMaik W Clarks allied troops on the western end of Die baUIcfronl assaulted the German bastion of San Pictro which guards thc road to Rome and the attacking infantry ran into a se ries of concrcle pillboxes and other strong points resulting in fierce handtohand fighting Other heavy skirmishes were re ported west of Fillignano where 2 more hills were taken Farther south a serious German counter attack was beaten off the mountains Headquarters said th George S Patton Jrs America 7th army will strike soon in a Balkan invasion it said had been presaged by recent concentrated nlliecl bombings of Balkan bases Biy allied invasion armies in Britain Corsica Sicily and othei countries are ready Cor action and it appears the allies are making a r g es c a 1 e preparations f or launching an invasion thc radio said Great numbers of landing barges are reported lo have been concentrated in Sicilian ports Senate Votes Freeze on Social Security Payroll Tax Rates Washington Mj The senate voted Friday to freeze the social security payroll tax at the present rate of I per cent each on em ployers and employes for the first 2 months of 1044 The temporary extension of the present rate if also approved by thc house would block a sched uled automatic increase ill the rale to 2 per cent on Jan I Thc ralefreezer was added as a rider to a houseapproved reso lution permitting the dutyfree imiiurlalion for BO diiys ot certain grain used for livestock feed and was intended to act as a stopgap pending final disposition of the new general revenue bill The Germans intensified their efforts lo hold off thc relentless Bill army on the Adriatic end of Canadians beat off every nazi il vuiiaaiaiis ucat on evcrv nazi at sent to the house where prompt tempi lo break their hold on he concurrence had nnOrlom highway which been cut in 3 places thc IOWAN IS KILLED Omaha Hill Sioux City Iowa truck driver was killed Friday when his semitrail er truck plunged off highway 73 75 2 miles northwest of Florence North Omaha suburb Hill was driver for the Holdcroft Transiior lalion company HIPOCKETS o roaen London Daily Mail to Print N Y Edition I 150 Steak and Butter Knives Reported Stolen Pasadena Dejective O Kellcy is wondering Who stole slfak and butler knives from a cafen Why London London Daily Mail announced Friday that il soon will publish a New York edi tion a digest o thc weeks London editions as a contribution to thc closer understanding of the Brit ish and American people The material will be assembled in magazine form photographed on microfilm and flown to New York where it will be printed within a day or two of London press time the announcement said adding that the newspaper plans to fiy other oceans very shortly Your newspaper boy is busy loo He will appreciate Betting his money when he cails the first lime HOLD STRETCH AFTER LANDING ON NEW BRITAIN Consolidate Positions After Skirmishes in Amphibious Assaults By MURLIN SPENCER General MacArthurs Headquar lers New Guinea troops that invaded Hie Arawe peninsula of New Brilain island Wednesday are consolidating their positions while the American air force lias successfully repelled several Japanese air attacks The announcement from Gen eral Douglas MacArthurs head quarters was the first since the bulletins Wednesday telling of the landing of army troops on the southwest coast of Japans main island base in the southwest Pa cific There were no further details ol the action at Arawe but tile an nouncement thai Texas army units were consolidating their positions indicated there was little if any additional opposition after the brief skirmishes accompany ing the amphibious landings Patrols are probably branching out into the rainsoaked Jungle reconnaissance missions seek ig to contact the Japanese At the same lime MacArthurs headquarters announced that Australians on the western side of Vitiaz Strait were making Rood progress up thc lluou pe ninsula of New Guinea and cap ture of Lakona was imminent Japanese bombers attempted to attack the American positions soon after the initial landings on Arawe but allied fighters inter cepted them and the headquar ters spokesmansaid that in each cajfi airattacks were re pel The American 6th army estab lished its hold on the Arawe pe ninsula with but few casualties considering the scope of the op eration The troops moved shore ward with powerful naval and air support and 7 hours after the first assault at dawn Wednesday Brig Gen lullian Cunningham commander of the invading force messaged Gen Douglas MacAr tnur Our objective is attained It was the first concerted ac 1011 for the army commanded by Lt Gen Walter Krueger and it won a strategically important position for the allies giving them command of the southern en trance to Vitiaz and Dampicr itraits uhich separate New Brit lin from the northeast coast of New Guinea now firmly held by lie Australians A United States destroyer force under Rear Adm Daniel Barbey pounded Arawe and Ihe tiny islands at the entrance to the harbor before the first army as sault troops shoved off in force for the shore Heavy and medium bombers added their explosives to the tons of steel thrown at the enemy Preceding the principal assault aimed at Orange Beach at the foot of the peninsula a force com posed mostly of Tcxans under Capt Edward Wright of Dallas slipped away from the invading fleet in rubber boats intent on making the first beachhead at the lop of the peninsula lo cut the Japanese retreat line Hul the Tcxans were met with heavy machinegun and lijrhl can non fire as they ncared the snore and their attack ended on a reef with onequarter of the force killed or wounded These were the principal casualties of the entire operation General MacArthur directing the operation from a small island off the north coast ot New Guinea said not a plane of the American and Australian squadrons that supported the action was lost nor were any of our naval or trans port ships lost The main assault troops hit the beach from their Higgins landing boats and speedily proceeded to mop up thc few Japanese who at tempted resistance from dugouts Aside from the volume of bombs and shells hurled at thc defenders preceding and during thc assault the allied air force had softened up thc invaded area Tuesday with a 350ton bombing As in this previous bombing the lapaiiesc air force was absent during the early slacc of the land but put in an appearance after thc troops had thc area mastered and Admiral Marbcys destroyers were moving away A score of enemy divebombcrs finally came over to make a few ineffectual passes over the beach and drop bombs near a zigzagging destroyer which had blossomed with antiaircraft fire Allied fighters dove from heavy cloud banks to drive off the at tackers shooting down 2 of the   

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