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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             SAVE AM PAPER 1 Am Ammunition For War Waste or Throw Me Away OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DCS UOINCS U THE NEWSPAPER THAT YOU L WAKES AtL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS s and United PIKS full Leased Wires Five Cenls a Copy SARNY IS TAKEN AFTER ASSAULT ACROSS SLUCH Important Strongpoint in Old Poland Now in Hands of Russians London troops ot thefirst Ukraine army have cap tured Sarny Premier Stalin an nounced Wednesday seizing the fortified railway junction 35 miles within old Poland after an as sault over the Sluch river Stalins order of the day de clared Sarny was an important stroncpoint in the German de fenses la the Fotessye direction The soviet forces crossed the Sluch Tuesdayand then took Sar ny by assault said the order broadcast by Moscow and recorded by the soviet Monitor key railway center astride northsouth line and also on a line west of Warsaw had virtually been encircled and soviet advance units already were pushing be yond Sarny Towns on the railway north and south were taken Tues dayeffectively breaking the nazi supply route and forcing the Ger mans to rely oh the railway run ning through BrcstLitovsk 135 miles farther west Stryelsk 7 miles north of Sainy and Ncnovichi 7 miles south were seized Tuesday The nazitj were mustering all available tank and infantry re serves in an effort lo stem the Russian advance Bed Star dis patches said ami fighting all along the1 front was assuming a more violent character At no point however the dis patches added was the enemy able to stop the soviet drive spite the heavy weight of armor I thrown into the battle j Furious tank charges against troops of Gen Nikolai Vattitin approaching tfie OdessaWarsaw railway were beaten back Red Star saidwith guerrilla detach ments lending valuable aid to the soviet regulars The Germans were also reported launching fierce counterassaults south and south west of Berdichev but these too were smashed JRed Star added j From trisfde theDnieper beTSl where huge concentrations of Ger man troops face encirclement by theforces led by Vatutin and Gen Ivan S Kpnev enemy resistance also was increasing Red Star re1 ported These German counterattacks were not surprising it was pointed out as there have been recurring reports of heavy German rein forcements being pushed to the front as the situation became more and more dans era us The nazis jt was said must con tinue their resistance no matter what the cost in order to avoid a major calamity not only in the Dnieper bend but as far west as Odessa The war is already being brought closer to Rumania as Va tutins troops continue their march down the Ukrainian steppes to ward the Odessa railway thus threatening to throw the Germans back on the resources of that satellite nation The riazis dispatches said have been able to bring in reserves in divisional strength despite their reverses of the past 2 weeks and these fresh units have taken up the fight under new commanders who have been rushed to the front to try and halt the red army of fensive MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 12 HOME EDITION rnnm POUNDPIRBS ATHENIAN PORT 5th Army Seizes More High Ground in Gains on Italian Front Allied Headquarters Algiers fp bombers striking another dayandnight doubleheyder blow into the Balkans battered Piraeus CHURCHILL Minister Winston Churchill I Alexander Eisenhower i comrnandeiinchief of allied forces in Chuichiirshows the effects of his illness Held for Slaying on Farm Victims WifeMade Escape atlack SHOOTS WIFE AND KILLS SELF Marquetre Couple Found Dead in Home heie Wednesday charged with the brutal rett Warden 48 at his farm home near Cowrie southwest of here Sheriff Joe E McMahou said 45 day evening shot and Goltz 1 his 1l IIUII had confessed he attacked Warden with an iron bar hitting him over the head 4 times as he stepped from his car After that he went to the Warden house McMahon said entered and struck Mrs Warden over the head with the butt end of a gun She fought off the attack and escaped througharwindow was not badly ft LEADS Niko lai F Vatatln above com mands the Russian first Ukrain ian army which has driven west Kiev into prewar Poland and southwest toward Ru 1 mania OPA Investigator Is Given Merit Diploma New York OPA inves tigator received a merit diploma from Washington for initiative and ingenuity in a direct contri bution to the vital work of a war agency His contribution A suggestion that the Roman numeral II be substituted for the Arabic 2 on all future OPA regional price reg uiatibns nj LIU uuacKOUE ne lived un wife Tabitha 42 as she was oclock Wednesday morning speaking on the telephone and The Attack occurred between then turned the gun on himself Both were dead wjien Goliz brother Lawrence and 2 other men forced an entry into the home Goltz had ill health for some time and had been brooding over his condition Sher iff EW Carlson said Mrs Ray Mehaffey of McGre gor was speaking by phone to Mrs Goltz when she heard an ex plosion Failingto get a response from Mrs Goltz she telephoned neighbors who found the doors locked They summoned the mans brother who forced an entry and found the couplCidcad Two children survive They are Mrs Leonard Reubendahl Chat field Minn and Dixie a fresh man in high school 10 11 oclock Tuesday just after Mr and Mrs Warden had returned to their farm home Jarrett had walked 4 miles from Cowrie lo the Warden home he told the sheriff and had laid in wait for them when he found they were away After tlie attack he walked back to Cowrie he said where he was arrested by Sheriff Mc Mahon at Wednesday morn ins at his rooming house He of fered no resistance Preliminary charges are ex pected to be filed against Jar rett Wednesday by County At torney Thomas M Kealy NEAR SLUM LEVEL Des Moines hearing Miss loIaQuigley chairman of the ADMITS HE SHOT HIS STEPFATHER Humboldt Boy Caught on Farm Near Minden Council Bluffs rP Do r 11 Machovec 15 year old Humboldt farm boy has admitted shooting at his stepfather because he scolded me about giving the calves too much straw Sheriff Riley Nel son said Tuesday night The stepfather Paul Voss 41 died afterthe in Hum boldt Saturday night Machovec object of a statewide siouna communique said until 7 high ground hisfather is em ployed as a farm hand But I didnt intend to kill the youth held here until authorities return him to Hum boldt is said lo have told Nel son 1 never had any fun with him He was always crabbing at me Voss came upon him while he was putting out straw for the calves and scolded him the Big Scale Evacuation of Sofia Is Reported London Cairo radio said Wednesday that evacuation youth related Nelson quoted him as saying I donlfknow what came over me I took as much as 1 could and then grabbed my rifle I fired once and he fell I fired again and then ran Humboldt County Attorney Franklin Jacqua has filed a pre liminary information against Machovec and a coroners jury at Remvick Monday returned a scaled verdict in the case iviiaa AUIU cnairman oithe mui uvacuauon housing committee of the Desjof Sofia the muchbombed capi Moines Civic Council of Womens tal Pf Bulgaria nosv is underway clubs renort that n Ion largescale The radio re near Monday near the downtown district had been sinking toward a slum level the council decided Tuesday to survey housing needs in thearea inflicted considerable damage to industrial districts and added that the government and ministries were understood to be leaving the city SHAW PROPOSAL STUDIED Des Moines staleMax commission Wednesday a suggestion of Col Frank E Shaw of the judge advo cate generals department service command Omaha that beer sold in the post exchanges at Fort DCS Moiiics and Camp Dodge This Paptf Comlsta ol Two Yanks Lose 59 Bombers 5 Fighters Over Germany Down 100 Nazi Craft v ir i v j FACTORIES FOR the port of Athens in Greece in heavy force Tuesday while aground the 5th army seized more high ground in Italy allied head quarters announced Wednesday The German communique said the nazis had been thrown out of Cervaro fortified village 4 miles eastsoutheast of Cassiuo on the Rome road after hard righting and also lost a mountain top lo the northeast Cervara was the last village outpost guarding Cassino the powerful nazi stronghold blocking the road to Rome Allied troops had closed in on the village from the south and the northeast The onetwo punch against Pi raeus was delivered by a con siderable force of flying fortresses by day followed by RAF Welling tons swooping in Tuesday night Sofia capital of Bulgaria was hammered Monday in the same kind of swift blows Fortress crewmen declared that many fires were started in the harbor area und a warehouse blew up Fortress gunners downer 5 German fighters and their lightning escorts bagged 3 more The Wellingtons hit about 10 pm starting at leasl 9 large fires and touching off one huge ex plosion ground communique said was seized Enemy pockets ot re sistance were cleaned up and our front line straightened oiil Artillery duels and patrol ac tivity marked both the 5th and 8th army fronts The British destroyers Trou bridge and Tumult prowling the Adriatic coast Sunday night dam aged railway trains by gunfire and hit a schooner driving it aground Their guns also bom barded San Benedetto Eleven enemy planes were de stroyed during widespread opera tions and 7 allied aircraft were missing Honesty of Boy Sends 10 Cent War Stamp on RoundAbout Trip IIUIIUIILU uiere were times when Washington The honesty tney thought they never would of an 11 year old boy sent a sin es ff tax t um u had undfr io cent war savings stamp on Ino iourney thatwill make it possible for a Rock Rap ids Iowa postal clerk to balance his books Eugene Schnepf who lives on a farm near Alvord Iowa wrote Berlin Daylight Defense Plan By COLLIE SMALL London pilots misled by American tactics into be lieving they were meeting the first U S daylight smash against Ber 111 WPlO llifTfftft rr 1 vv intcwus me mat vj s aayiigm smash against Ber lin were tricked Tuesday into revealing strategy and weapons they have been carefully saving the payoff fight in the Euro pean skies There were indications that the German fighter in T their zeal to protect IO Tn I foueht among themselves to eel LVJ V7 UtJll the first jrant af iculttmA the first crack vat Isolated and un escorted eroups of U S heavy bombers The new tactics the nazis kvj inc jitii1 jairn brought out for this blazing battle sources said over northwestern Germany were Adolf Hitler i lfl nit rr JU J41LI11 1 an application ot he principles i 10 persu l Russia at fare They usI smoke just as destroyers do in an at tempt to mask the movements of a fleet They wheeled into line once in an effort to screens avert a nazi disaster on the soviet as the full power of rocket broad hitiTnciiinc nes 01 recent conferences with o1 ntT165 many urged Japan to strike im SiSSSTMSS Edwivrl T Rniri r iTV Hle Soviets would join the M smoke screen The enemy planes lined up so that they made a trail right in front of us Just before they started to attack the leading plane let out a plume of smoke attempt ing to hide the others At first I thought it was an accidental back fire from the leaders ship but it happened 4 times Sgt Ernest Clauser Dun cannon Pa a ball turret gunner told about the Germans maneu vering into a broadside line On our first run over the tar Ket were all by ourselves There wasnt even any flak Then off in the distance wt saw 18 ships They were stacked in a neat fortresstype formation and for a moment we were relieved because we thought some reinforcements were on the way They circled in formation and then we saw that they were Mes serschmmslJO They got arcmnd tothe side of us arid tlien thcv did the neatest rightintoline movement you ever saw When all of them were facing us they let go a broadside of rockets The rockets seemed to burst in a great line of red and yellow fire The whole mass of the rockets flew intoour formation Most of them missed but some of them got lucky hits We felt like we were fighting from Hying pill boxes and those Messerschmitts were in fantry coming over the top Going from base to base Wed nesday in a jeep United Press Correspondent Dougald Werner and I interviewed scores of flyers in an attempt to find out what the battle of hell in the heav ens was like Tuesday The ex perience of Lieut Col Lonis G Thorup of Sail Lake City was fairly typical Many of the boys in Thornps formation or 28 flying fortresses admitted there were times when i vi i uus jvnjint anci camp I should be exempt from the 4 cents a gallon state beertax because V with the installations are military res ervations my dad and while I was there I Thorups formation ran into icavy weather half way over Germany When the forts came out of it the hundreds of other bombers and fighters which had been nearby no longer were there with them The 28 forts were on their own but pressed forward lowmcl Hie target They had hoped to be able to purchased S750 worth of war do visual bombins but they savings stamps When 1 got home and started pasting them in my new stamp book I found out that the clerk had given me an extra stamp by mistake Since I dont get to Rock Rapids very much J am sending you the extra stamp Eugenes letter was routed to Louis L Collie chief of the treas urys division of bookkeeping and warrants Collie forwarded the stamp for proper Postoffice officials said the stamp would be mailed back to the Rock Rapids postmsstcr to be credited to the account of the clerk who made the sale got over the larsel clouds closed in just as the bombardiers were lining up their sights It was then that the Messer schmitts wheeled in broadside formation and fired their rockets as described by Sergeant Clauser tt was kind of weird waiting up there for death There werent any tracer bullets but those 20 millimeters of Jerrys were burst ing all around like little stars It was 33 below zero but we were working so hard and sweating so much that we turned off the heat in our suits and took off our Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette Gets Divorce Dancer Mate Tossed Her About1 Weather Report 1 FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night and Thursday lowest Wednes day night in Mason City zero warmer Thursday Iowa Fair Wednesday night and Thursday and warmer Thurs day Hitler Urges front FIGHTER CRAFT Victories by Allied Air Escorts Have Not Yet Been Announced BULLETIN Wednesday that United is doing his utmost States 8th air force lost 64 planes in Wednesdays air battle over Germany it was announced officially Wednes Fight on Reds Cairo UP Well informed to persuade Japan lo attack Informants said Hitler in a se ries of recent conferences later the Soviets would join the ing in the war against the Japanese Hitler was said to have pro posed a Russian Pearl Harbor as a diversionary measure aimed at drawing red army strength from the offensive against Ger many in the west Usually informed quarters un Hitler insisted in derstood that his meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima that Japan launch an attack on Vladivostok and on the Maiitliurian frontier especial ly at ChangkurenK the scene of a border incident in July 1938 Informants said Hitler based the main weight of his proposal on the contention that eventual war between Japan and Russia was inevitable and the Japanese Should seize the advantage of a surprise attack First Victory Ship Faster Than Boats Is Launched Portland Ore UP The United Victory the nations first victory ship slid down the ways at Henry J Kaisers Oregon Shipbuilding corporations yaitls Wednesday The victory ship longer faster and better equipped than the pugnosed liberty will be cap nble of making the round trip to Britain in 21 days a third jf the required by the liberty ship er said tory ships have been de signed for conversion to use in peacetime Kaiser said CarStrikes Truck and Tears Porch Off House L Rhutasel 68 of iijnij lorircsses Chapin narrowly escaped death undoubtedly entered the capitals Tuesday afternoon when his car defense zone Swedish failed to stop at an intersection at sorne bombs fell on Berlin Nashua and ran into a semitruck driven by R M Marshall Osage after attending relative here when the collisio ruiaiive nere wnen me collision ucvuiupmeni 01 tne socalled occurred After striking the truck to hand tactics whereby the his car ran through a ditch and into the 11 Strowson tearing off the enclosed porch One wheel was embedded under the porch Rhulasel escaped with a cut the forehead but his car was damaged beyond repair Marshall was unhurt The engine of the truck was torn out by the impact and thrown into the ditch day night An American headquarters announcement said 59 bomb ers and 5 fighters were miss More than 100 enemy in lerceptor planes were de stroyed by American flying fortresses the announcement revealed U was not immediately clear how many planes the Germans lost altogether sinte the estimate of more than 100 did not include those destroyed by U S and Brit ish fighter escorts The targets of the raiding fleet were German fighter assembly plants at Oschers leben Halberstadt and Bruns wick as well as other objec tives Excellent bombing results were observed the American communique said Morethan 700 United States bombers took part L o n d o American raiding fleets were believed Wednesday to have shot down a record number ot German planes than the biggest air batlte ever over Ger many which London newspapers estimated cost them more than 60 planes The German hieh command claimed 136 American planes were destroyed including 124 4mo tored bombers inthe great battle fought 5 miles above the reich Obviously believing the great aerial to be the first American daylight thrust at Ber lin the nazis revealed tactics and they had been saving for the defense of their battered capi tal Brig Gen Robert F Travis of Savannah Ga who commanded an air division which bombed a key target said flying fortresses undoubtedly entered the capitals defense zone Swedish reports said The Berlin radio quoted military sources that the German suc iven oy K ra iviarsnall Usage auuitea uiu ine uerman suc Rhutasel was on his way home cesses were not he result of a ter attending the funeral of a ncw ar defense system but fur ther dcveldpment of the socalled Chicaifo UR Ms Dorothy iwmg 27 relaxed Wednesday after just one dizzy episode af ter another of flying through the air Judge Robert J Dunne granted her a week separate maintenance from her husband Earl 38 whom she said was a graceful perfect partner in their adagio stage act but at home tossed her from one end of the room to another Ewing weighs 200 pounds His wife weighs 70 LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON Moines B Kim bcrley of Collins member of the Iowa AAA committee was sched uled to leave for AAA headquar ters in Washington to take a posi tion in connection with develop ment of plans for meeting 1944s record farm crop goals Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday Not quite so cold northwest portion Wednesday nighl warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 14 above Minimum Tuesday night 2 below At 8 a m Wednesday 2 below YEAH AGO Maximum 21 Minimum i u s formations were passed on residence from one defense station to the next A Berlin spokesman quoted in an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from Stockholm said Berlin clearly was the original objec tive but some of the bombers went to Magdeburg 75 miles southwest of Berlin and Halber stadt another 30 miles southwest ward He added the raiders were driven across the sky like game before beaters in a constant mer rygoround of dogfights over the countryside i While the German high com mand was claiming 136 raiders downed and the destruction ot further enemy planes probable authorities were checking official reports from air bases in Britain and were expected to issue a communique at any time Speculation that the toll of Grr r 300 re of tool boxes cabinets and the record figure of ice tools for the army and navy 30 destroyed in the double rafrt employed 100 persons Schwtinfurt and Regensbursr last Aufr 17 As the London press specu lated that the U S 8th air force had lost 3 score bombers a Ger mancensored report reaching Sweden estimated the U S air force lost 25 per cent of the planes sent over western Ger many A special communique from the Germaix high command broadcast Tuesday night also said 123 planes were shot down in Tuesdays attack but DNB Wednesday raised this figure to 136 Meanwhile the Scandinavian telegraph bureaus Berlin cor respondent estimating losses at 25 per cent said there was specu lation that nazi planes were equipped with a new secret de vice which improved their effec tiveness in combatting the heavy bomber A preliminary U S innoaiKe Report Waterloo Fire Damage Is Waterloo Chief Ray Tiller estimated at Wed nesday morning the damage caused by a blaze of unknown origin which swept the Waterloo Valve Spring Compressor company plant here before dawn The plant engaged in production f tool boxes cabinet c tools for the army employed 100 persons Chief Tillers said the flames ap parently had a fast start in the press room at the rear of the plant Neighbors discovered the fire Nick Sulentic owner said the fire would seriously cripple the plants war production for some lime Collection Stolen in Church Vestibule Haven Pa P While ushers at the Trinity Methodist church were taking up a 2nd col lection for a soldiers fund the first one was stolen from a table in the church vestibule police said Boy War Savings Bonds and SUmp5 from year GlobeGazette carrier   

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