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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 7, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                SAVE AM PAPER 1 Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Away HISTORY AND AftCHIVCS DCS MO IMC 3 U THE NEWSrAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 1941 NO Cerro Gordo 4th Bond Drive Goal CAMPAIGN Will BE LAUNCHED IN NATION JAN 18 Bonds Purchased Now Will Be Credited for Quota Knutson Says The U S treasury department is asking Cerro Gordo county to buy worth of war bonds during the 4th war loan campaign C A Knutson county war finance chairman announced Friday in accepting the quota for the drive to be launched throughout the na tion Jan 18 The quota for individuals in the county is he reported of which is to be in E bonds The remaining S692000 is the quota for corporations and other larse investors The treasury department will stress E bonds particularly be cause it is the best buy for the average investor Mr Knutson explained The general thought is thai individual purchasers should buy E bonds first to the limit before going into other se curities unless he is buying for some specific purpose which other types of bonds will accomplish better The 4th war loan quota for the county is just 9t per cent of the goal in the 3rd war loan drive last September Cerro Gordo county oversubscribed its quota in that campaign We have investigated the coun ty Quota and think it is a conserv ative estimate of the ability of the people here to buy bonds the county chairman said We have checked the quota with those of past war loan campaigns in the county and compared it with the quota of counties of similar size in the state and we believe it is Very fiforins the county quotas I he explained records of income as well as other factors were taken into consideration The state quota of 700 0000 was set by the treasury department on the basis of Iowas per cent of national in come and wealth it was stated This campaign is of vast im portance to the war effort from the standpoint of combating in flation Mr Knutson declared dollar put into war bonds is a dollar which will not go into inflationary channels We all remember 1918 and the inflation of that period If more of us had bought bonds at tha time we would have been in much better shape to face the prob lems which arose in 1932 1933 and 1934 and resulted in farm foreclosures and ruin for many people in this state We must all do our part in Hi purchase of bonds They are abso the finest investment eve offered the public They are fact a certificate of deposit bear ing a high rate of interest an bached by the government of th United States Let me urge every one to accepthis or her war hon quota and buy bonds at once1 The quota per farm family i iCerro Gordo county is approx mately S500 the chairman pointe out Some may not be able to bvi quite that much but many can buy several times that amount Buy your bonds now do it volun tarily and get credit for not mak ing it necessary for a committee call on you We are asking all farmers to five the bank or other selling agency the name of heir town ship and number of their school district in the township then only those who have failed to buy be fore Jan 28 will have to be called above map shows the coastline of Jugoslavia where guerrilla forces are carrying on full fledged battle with Germans Allied planes have frequent y bombed nazis in this sector and unconfirmed reports of allied landings on the coast have been received Report of Allies Landing in Jugoslavia Not Confirmed London Heuters dispatch from Stockholm quoted Stock lOlmsTidningen Friday as saying several crack allied divisions had anded on JugoslaviasAdriatic coast but military authorities in London said they con irmation of the report There vas no from and The Tidningens story was said o have come from Zagreb capi al of puppet Croatia A qualified but unofficial source said the re sort probably was planted by he Germans as a feeler At he same time an Associated Press dispatch from Stockholm said reports reaching Stockholm from Zagreb by way of Buda pest told of allied specialist troops landing at several strategic points on the coast of Jugoslavia These reports gave no indica tion of the size of the forces or whether they were American or British but American and British officers and liaison missions have been reported active with Jugo slav guerrillas for several weeks BLIZZARDS AID REDS SLASHING BEHIND ENEMY Drive at Lifelines Vital to Foe in Ukraine and Dnieper Bend Areas By HENRY C CASSIDY Moscow ff Gen Nikolai Vatutins forces gaining new mo mentum alter smashing ID miles into prewar Poland sped forward Friday in a great fan shaped of fensive toward lifelines vital to enemy operations in the Ukraine and Dnieper bend The nazis appeared unable to halt the Russian machine Over a front of 175 miles from the lower Pripet marshes oear Kakitno 10 miles inside the old Polish border to the flat steppe near Zhashkov 40 miles south of Belaya Tserkov the first Ukrain ian army was ripping the Germans to pieces and capturing huge stores of booty To the north in the Nevel sec tor Gen Ivan Bagramiars grow ing Baltic offensive swept deep into strong cores of resistance where the German spectre of en circlement was the same as in the Ukraine Snowfalls and blizzards were an aid to advance patrols cutting be hind nazi lines and threatening the communications of the German forces before Leningrad just as Vatutins fast tanks and cavalry were u peril to the Germans main lines leading to the Dnieper and the Black Sea Vatutins advance brought in creased pressure on the Germans in Kirovograd and Krivoi R the Dnieper bend but there were few specific reports from those sectors The German communique said 51 soviet tanks were destroyed in those sectors in intense fighting Stockholm newspapers quoted a German military spokesman as hinting at the possibility of Ger man withdrawal from all Russia possibly because of the threat o encirclement both in the north and Uncertainties in Draft to Be Reduced MERCURY DROPS TO 5 BELOW south now that the German north ern and southern armies have been 1 split Four communication centers la within striking distance of Vatu Washington A plan for eliminating uncertainties among drafteligibles concerning wheth er they are physically acceptable for service and to provide minimum of 3weeks notice of in duction was announced by selec service headquarters Friday This will be done by Abolishing the present system of screening examinations by local boards Giving preinduction final examinations at least 21 days be fore the induction date Doing away with all postin duction furloughs now 3 weeks in the army and one week in the navy The new system does not apply to registrants ordered to report for induction before Feb 1 but local boards will begin at once to order a substantial number of men now in class 1A to report for the preinduction examina tions in addition to taking enough en in the old manner to meet icir January quotas At first these men may be in uctcd 21 days after passing their hysical bvit this interval will be lengthened as a pool of liysicallyacceptable men is built p If a registrant passes his phy cal and still has not been in ucted 90 days later he must be ven a new preinduction physi al before being called Although the local screening to be abandoned any registrant ho believes he has an obvious isiiualifying defect may request Lid be given an examination by local board physician and be rc ccted there without having to uu ergo the cofhplete preinduclion hysical which will be given by he armed forces The preinduction tests to be iven at the induction stations by army and navy doctors was cs ablished to comply with the visiles of congress The examining doctors will lassify acceptable men in 3 roups army general service armylimited s c r v i u e a n d navy including marines and coast guard Local boards hereafter will re ceive army and navy quotas in stead of one general call for men as heretofore The boards will fill their army quotas from men clas sified 26 Air Cadets Killed When Bus Is Hit by Fast Freight Some of these apparently arc sup ply officers The Reuters dispatch from Stockholm said the Americans and British were engaged in heavy fighting with Germans and Us tachis Croat puppet troops Zurich dispatches to London Thursday said Zagreb residents were suffering from invasion nerves and mentioned a report circulating in the Croat capital that strong units of the British 1st and American 7th armies neither of which has been engaged in ac ivc fighting as a whole since the nvasion of Italy were concen on the Italian cast coast a Bari for a Balkan invasion One hijthly placed British ob server said however that there Not Quite So Cold Is Forecast for Saturday Des Moines mercury dropped below the zero point in northern Iowa Friday morning and to a minimum for the state of 5 below at Mason City and 3 below at Charles City Other subzero readings were 1 below at Fort Dodge and 2 below at Spencer The maximum reading Thurs day was 35 degrees at Burlington No precipitation was recorded but the weatherbureau forecast oc casional light snow in the south west portion Friday spreading over the west portion Friday night Snow in the west and extreme south portion was predicted for Saturday with colder weather to on You need not wait until the 18th to buy All bonds bought from Jan 3 on arc credited you and your township and your township quota May I again urge you to in vest every surplus dollar which you have right now and let your money increase in value every day that you hold your bonds In icase of emergency you can cash them in any time after 60 days SHES SOVIET AIR fighter pilots are part of the red armys air force The 3 pictured above have received new orders and are studying their maps Left to right are Lts Liiy Litvyak Ekatrinu Bedanova and Vera Kusnetsova Lieutenant Litvyak already has fought in the battles of Stalingrad and Rostov Nazi Weakness of 44 Shown in Delay of Reinforcements By JAMES 1H LONG London of the German high command in hurlin idequate reinforcements into the old Polish border sector to plug undoubtedly w a s considerable passage of allied officers across the Adriatic as part of the close liaison with Marshal Josip Broz Tito hut discounted the idea that there had been any troop landings in force The British 1st army was com manded by Lt Gen Sir K A An derson in Tunisia and the Ameri can 7th army as commanded by Lt Gen George S PattoiiJr in Sicily V1 Weather Report FOKECAST Masnn City Cloudyand continued cold Friday tem perature in Mason City 5 be low Saturday cloudy with slow ly rising temperature Iowa Partly cloudy and continued cold Fridaynight and Saturday except warmer in west and cen tral portions Saturday afternoon Minnesota Mostly fair and con tinued cold except not quite so cold northwest portion Friday night Saturday increasing cloudiness and warmer EXAM INTERRUPTED 1N MASON C1TY Denver Arnold R GlobeGazette weather statistics Friday not quite so cold Saturday and not quite so cold in the west portion Friday night Other minima recorded Friday morning Cedar Rapids I Iowa City Ames and Dubuque 3 Sioux City 4 Davenport and Des Moines 5 Burlington and Lamoni 7 Council Bluffs D II BELOW IS REPORTED IN DULUTII Minneapolis weather man promised only slight relief Friday from subzero tempera tures w h i c h Thursday night gripped Minnesota While the pre dicted 15 below zero failed to ma terialize in the Twin Cities below zero temperatures were recorded in several places throughout Ihe slate Low temperatures reco dawn in Minnesota inclu luth 11 below Rochester J Moorhcad 14 below St C below and Alexandria 9 be from dale of your Please do it now purchase 60000 Left Homeless After Raid on Stettin Stockholm Sweden The Mbrgoii Tidningen reported Fri day that 60000 persons were left homeless at Stettin Germanys largest Baltic port as the result of Wednesday nights raid by the RAF Gilbert until recently a Kansas City attorney started taking the Colorado bar examination but she wont finish it until June The stork interrupted with presenta tion of a 5 pound plus Nancy Ann Gilbert Next bar examinations arcin June Maximum Thursday 20 above Min Thursday night 5 below At 8 a m Friday 5 below YEAR AGO Maximum 18 Minimum 12 Precipitation trace ON EVERY FRONT POOR SO TH NEWSPAPER BOY CAN COLLECT TOMORROW VW 1 IF NO Your newspaper boy is busy too Kovrfo about 35 miles inside th old Polish border and GO mile west of Novograd Volynski Bot the WarsawKiev highway and th Warsaw railway pass through hen Shepetovka 35 miles southwes of Novograd Volynski one of th Ukraines most important railwa junctions Vinnitsa 70 miles south Zhitomir and 60 miles from th Dniester former boundary of Ru mania And Zhmerinka 20 miles sout of Vinnitsa on the OdessaWarsa line which the Germans must ho if they hope to remain any plat east of Odessa Capture of Rakitno by Valutin first Ukraine army was announced in a soviet communique Thursday night and his vanguards were said to be pushing on along the Kiev Warsaw railway toward Sarny 25 miles further west The fall of Sarny would endanger communi cations between German forces operating north and south of the KievWarsaw line Vatutins left wing meanwhile was plunging south toward the WarsawOdessa railway vital nazi supply line to the half million or more German troops massed in the Dnieper river bend Spearheading columns drove through Gorodnitsi 20 miles north west of NovoKradVolynski and Chudnov 28 miles southwest of Zhitomir widcnine Vatutins fan like front asainst the Polish bor der At the same time Vatutins drive to the southwest toward Rumania covered 25 miles Thursday mov ing from Tarasha through Zhash kov eastern terminus of a rail way running to Kazatin Enemy units along the west bank of the Dnieper were mopped up by force in the rear Berlin broadcasts recorded bj lie Associated Press in London aid German forces in the Dnieper bend already were battling a Rus sian pincers movement by Va tutins troops and those of the 2nd Ukraine army under Gen Ivan Konev who they asserted had launched a new major offensive from the The Russian communique spoke of heavy losses being inflicted on the retreating Germans and listed immense stores of war equipmcnl left behind by the enemy annyby dottors and navy quotas in the same way Generally only registrants in class 1A will be ordered to re port for preinduction examina tions However any registrant may request his local board to send him for such an examination and if the local board determines that he is due to be called up shortly even though he may not be in 1A it is authorized to order the examination It a registrant wishes Immedi ate induction he may sign a re quest before taking a preinduc tion physical and if he passes the physical he will be inducted nee instead of waiting 21 or more lays he Russian breach in the nazi east wall underscores Germanys veakness of 1944 a jasic factor for her total defeat That weakness is a lack of suf ficient reserves for her colossal problem of defense The whole allied strategy as sealed at Teheran apparently is aimed at achieving victory through the exploitation of this veat sure simultaneously o bear on the srreatcst possible number of fronts As the hour nears for the great invasion from the tion of which is forcing the Ger mans to stand to arms in strength from Norway to southern France success of that strategy al ready is Being reflected in the east where the rampant red army is smashing headon through defenses the Germans apparent ly fear to bolster at the cost of a crossEurope shift of their thinned reserve force With 5 to 7 million men under a rms other ALLIES MENACE BASEMADANG CRASH OCCURS NEAR GATE OF KINGMAN BASE Victims Were Returning From Night Gunnery Practice When Struct Kingmiin Ariz trans continental fast freight slashed into an army bus crammed with air cadets outside the main gate of the King man air base Thursday night killing 26 men and injur ing several others v Army officers said Friday the bus a semitrailer type was re turning 36 cadets from night gun nery practice when the accident occurred Witnesses said the heavy Dies elpowered Santa Fe freight was rolling west on a slight down grade as it approached the cross ing At a signal from the crossing guard the bus stopped After pausing for several seconds it suddenly rolled forward on to the tracks in front of the onrushing freight The trains cowcatcher caught the vehicle squarely jackknifing it and dragging the crumpled wreckage several hundred yards down the track Pieces of the bus were hurled over a wide area Base medical officers immedi ately set up a field hospital at the scene and ordered 300 men to stand by for blood transfusions to the more seriously injured Rescuers had to cut through a mass of crumpled steel and metal in removing the dead and injured In some instances it was necessary to pry the wreckage apart to ex tricate the bodies Cal nbrmjr to the crossing at the time whistled for the crossing and noticed the bus in the glare oE my headlight Hickey said It appeared to be making a full including the air force and is esti I Japs Dead at Cape Gloucester By MORKIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Allied troops moved menacingly Jumpecl c d squarely in front of us I didnt even have time to apply the air before we hit it The dead included Robert J Knapp 26 mother Mrs Eliza beth A Knapp Davenport Iowa Pvt Frank E Smith 20 father Fred A Smith Westpoint Iowa mated by London military sources to have from 300 to 325 divisions in the field Russian Premier j Stalin has said that 257 divisions of them German and the remainder satellite troops are now facing the red army As the tide of battle shows the Russians alone probably equal Germanys total number of men under arms and clearly out number the Germans and their faltering satellites in divisions on the eastern front Only once since the massive Russian offensive began 6 months ago has Hitler risked lashing out with a rcaily strong counterat tacking force That was in thp 6 weeks battle of the Kiev bulge SAYS 34THS OF BERLIN RUINED Arnold Were Wiping Out Nazi War Centers Fort Worth Texas fourths of Berlin has been de stroyed and were going ahead and complete the job Gen II II Arnold chief of the army ail forces said at a press conference I which ended with Field marshal Kridav Fritz von Mannsteins iioziadvcr dang on the north coast of New Guinea Friday as American ma rines acrossthe Vitiaz straits counted 60 more enemy dead in fierce jungle fighting at Caps Gloucester New Britain Striking at oilier Nipponese po sitions in the Bismarck Archipel ago they once dominated the 3rd carrierplane attack on Kavicng New Ireland since Dec 25 dam aged 2 Japanese destroyers and wiped out 10 planes An addition al 10 enemy aircraft were sho down in a continuation of almost daily fighter sweeps over Rabaul Nesv Britain American and Australian sol diers in separate drives toward the same goal scored ground gains in the direction of the Ma dang area where allied left a 243 ton load of explosives Wednesday afternoon in one of the heaviest single raids in the southwest Pacific The Berlin radio broadcast a Tokyo dispatch which if not mere propaganda would indicate rein forcement of the American inva sion force at Saidor f5 miles southeast of the supply Were picking them war cen ters out all over Germany and proceeding to wipe them out Arnold said Of course it will take some time Arnold uho has just returned from a tour of the combat fronts was in Fort Worth conferring with Lt Gen Barton K Yount com manding general of the AAF train ing command He said that the minute Germanys air force is knocked out the Germans will know they have lost the war POLES HOPE FOR EARLY FREEDOM Underground Ready to Aid Premier Declares London Russias advance across the old Polish bor der as inspiring Poles with hopes of prompt liberation Stanislaw Mikolajczyk Premier declared Used armored avalanche being blasted to bits by Gen Nikolai Vntutiirs spectacular breakthrough into old Poland A Germany on the defense still holds an advantage in having communication lines direct to the eastern balttefront for a counter may yet attempt one the red army has been moving up over blasted bridges shelltorn roads and broken rail lines Two real trunklines across Pickle Jar With Note From lowan Adrift on Raft Is Picked Up Tampico Mexico small glass pickle jar was found by a fisherman near here Thursday In the jar was the following message July 19 1943 My ship sunk by a German submarine far off the Brazilian coast I am dying of thirst after 12 days on a raft Trial of Ciano Others Who Ousted Mussolini Will Start in Verona By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Trial of Count Ciano and other members of the fascist grand council who voted for the oustcr of Premier IVlussolini last July 25 will begin Saturday at Verona in northern Italy the Berlin radio said Friday All are charged with treason by Mussolinis puppet regime The broadcast said Ciano Mus soninlaWj and formev Italian foreign minister would be the first to face the court and that sentences were expected to be pronounced within a few days aft er the opening of the trials The radio report said Ciano is imprisoned in a scantily furnished Grawlcy DCS Moines Iowa Thc message and jar money when he calls the first time i consul here Only 5 others of the 19 mcm of the grand council who dichev and WarsawRovnoBer the KrakowLwow Odessa have en abled the Germans to pour strong reinforcements direct into the bat tle zone had the reserve strength been available or had the Ger mans been willing to send more men to the east shipping and air base It said Australians had made new landings at Cape Gumbi on the north coast of New Guinea Dispatches from Saidor have men tioned a Gumbi plantation across the neck of the Saidor peninsula but whether it is in the same area as Cape Gumbi was not clear Americans striking out from Saidor contacted the enemy 10 miles to the northwest while Aus tralians moving up the coast be tween Saidor and the Huon penin sula on the south reached a point within 67 airline miles of the U S6th armys position Japanese losses since the ma rines landed Dec 26 at Cape Gloucester rose to more than 2000 during bitter fighting in the dense jungles on the western end of Meanwhile as Hitler vacillates the Russians arc driving swiftly up the northern trunklinc toward Rovno and are sweeping south to within striking distance of the second Ioss of this artery would doom Hitlers last half million troops in the southern Ukraine to a retreat into Rumania or the difficult task of attempting to fight on supplied only by a few single track secondary railway lines across Bessarabia New Britain There was no refer ence to American casualties ii Fridays allied communique I The leathernecks determined to the 600 sweep the Japanese from strategic peninsula killed enemy troops in a slow advance eastward of Borgen Bay Tin headquarters spokesman said pro gross was limited in the face o j llol hc said heavy resistance Both sides used heavy guns but the marines had the support of American planes Friday night that a fullyorganized underground government in his homeland is ready to come into the open at the opportune time The secret organization the Pol sh premier said in a broadcast ad tress exists at all levels of state mi I i ary social and economic In fact hc declared the Polish state never ceased to exist despite uhe German attack in 1D39 and subsequent occupation Touching only indirectly on the PolishRussian disagreement over the location of Polands eastern border the premier declared that irrespective of the political situ ation the Russian drive brings nearer the moment of our final reckoning witii the Germans1 Hc adecl however that we should hove preferred to meet soviet troops not merely as allies of our allies fighting against the same common enemy but as our own allies as well His address embraced a strong hint that Poland would not yield easily if at nil to Russias claims We demand respect for the rights and interests of the Polish republic ils supreme authorities i and its citizens in any situation al in stage of development pro in the international political situ APPROVES 2236 CASES Des Moines state de partment of health reported Fri day that 2236 Iowa cases have been approved to date under the federal matoriiilyandinfant care program for servicemens families He will appreciate getting his turned over to the United Stales voted against Mussolini have been Cost of the 2236 cases was esti arrested the broadcast said I mated at 5184000 Into Sharin of Kisses Hillsdale Mich Harold S Tucker of North Adams told the judge that he didnt mind his wife Rose sharing a ride with another man to her job in a war plant But when she shared kisses with the driver it was too much so Tucker asked for a divorce YANK BOMBERS NAZIS London powerful force of American flying fortresses and liberators swung back into action against the reich with a new se cret bombing device Friday and dropped a great weight of explo sives through dense cloud forma tions on an important enemy tea get in southwestern Germany   

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