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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 14, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                AM I Am Ammunition For Dont Tlirow Me Away THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NE1GHMRS HOME EDITION VOL L Associated Przu and United Prax full Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 14 1944 NO IS Reds Capture Mozyr Kalinkovichi Opens Corridor in Marshes London Premier Josef Stalin announced in an order of the day Friday that the red army has captured Mozyr and Kalin kovichi last remaining German strongholds in southern White Russia The collapse of the twin Strongholds broke open an inva yv r r Oppose US Handling of Soldier Vote sion corridor through the Pripet marshes over which nazi troops were reported fleeing in disorder toward Polish frontier 65 miles to the west Stalins order of the day broad cast by Radio Moscow said both towns which are separated by the w i n d i n g Pripet river were stormed and captured Friday Gen Konstantin K Rokossov skys armored divisions had vir jitually surrounded the twin strong holds Thursday and Moscow dis patches said sabefs winging cav Dairymen were killing the fleeing nazis in the frozen marshlands on both sides of the river and Kalinkovich control Washington The house elections committee rejected Fri day all proposals for a uniform federal ballot for men and women in the armed forces and approved 7 to 5 a modified form of the measure tossing the soldier vote problem over tc the states Committee sources said 3 demor crats and 4 republicans combined to defeat the federal ballot pro Poland andtheir fail threatened posals while 5 democrats sup 4 Convicts Who Escaped From Reformatory Caught OVER GERM AN S flying fortresses bomb the German fighter plane assembly plants as rising allied air might presses the attack on Hitlers fortress Euvope s the gateway to the Pinsk corridor j traversing the Pripet marshes into to force a German withdrawal from southern white Russia all the Ay ay to Pinsk 135 miles to the west The Qenhan escape route west ward however lay through al roadless swamps extending almost to Pinsk with the fast I1 rolling soviet cavalry harassing Ilievery mile of the retreat Stalins order of the day at tached great importance to the red w army triumph and announced the I224 massed gunsin Moscow would fire a salute of 20 salvoes in tri bute to the victory Vatntins center also penetrated another important area of nazi communications as pressure was 1 increased on Rovno 5V miles of Sarny Luck 65 miles to i ihe southwest and Koyel about M miles to the west Loss of this area or deep pehe trations such as are being effected I would all but isolate the key city I of Lwow by rail from the north faridj would make a tremendous bottleneck of that junction al 1 ready burdened by the heavy traf f lie moving through it on the t OdessaWarsaw trunk railway is85 miles southwest of I Luckv f SarhyXVatutins jjghtr SVJtWilB flltilt I i Pripet marshes llflje railway in of IKoVel These units were only about 95 I iniles east of the the demarkation line between Po land and Russia which was pro Iposed by an allied commission at end of the first World war and the line which the sovietgovern lment has indicated it is willing to accept as a basis for negotiation were availing themselves of the numerous rivers in this area to make a stand but Red Star dispatches said the red I infantrymen were throwing them of one position after another On the extreme southern sector Iof the long front Vatutihs left living smashed repeated savage licounlerattackseast of Vinnitsa 1 as trie enemy fought desperately to ported the federal ballot Committee Chairman Worley announced immedi ately he planned to carry the fight for a uniform ballot to the house floor This action taken by the com mittee the Texan said in a for mal statement means that most of the 11000000 in the armed forces will not get to vote in the next election This action will de stroy their morale more effective ly than all the enemy bullets bombs and propaganda have ever been to do Worley said both the army and navy told the committee they could not get state ballots to any appreciable number of soldiers especially those overseas under 48 different state systems I wonder Worley asked What the marines at Tarawa the Texans in Italy and all over the world and the flyers over Ger many will think of congress if this bill passes Worley is author of a proposed compromise bill bywhich a uni form ballot would be distributed to servicemen and womeru i a nk i Large Formations of Allied Warplanes Again Hit Nazis London bound formations of American bombers shep herded by darting swarms returned from across the channel Friday apparently from their first raid since the mammoth now The air battle over Germany on Jay The allies at the same time re sumed their big air offensive against the Germans mystery tar jets on the northern French coast All day relays of medium bombers and fighters streaked across the sunlit strait return ine after short intervals The last big attack on that area was Jan 4 when American ma rauders medium bomb ers fighterbornbers and fighters made 1300 sorties against mili tary objectives in northern exact nature of which has not been officially de fined although the attacks have been going on for 3 months The German radio Friday raised its claim of American losses on tlielast big blow at western Germany declaring that ai least 200 planes were shot down Tuesday RAF ern i nited States bombers which ought to the last in the thickest f battles and of which the total osi now is known to be 66 This added another to the 59 ombers already listed as missing nd officially established the total ost ot the decisive blow as 60 jombers and 5 fighters the eaviest loss in any U Sair op of the war The official statement also dis losed that the Americans had ispatched bomber detachments gainst 2 other objectives in ad ition to the 3 aircraft centers vest pf that constituted the major targets Relieve Poles Frame ConciliatoryReply opposing a uniform iederalballoti took a directly opposite view from Worley This measure reported by the committee hesaid will enable the men and women in the armed forcesto votein a legal tional election for all offices from president down to constable halt the soviet advance on Ukrainian Bug river and the the 1 pdessaWarsaw trunk railway I principal supply artery for Ger forces in the lower Dnieper I bend Other units of Vatutins left I wing continued their advance in the Berdichev sector while f ur eastGen Ivan S Konevs 12nd Ukrainian army improved its I positions west and northwest of IrKiroVogracl JyA Ipecretary Jones Hit in Houston Suffers Broken Leg Houston Texas Iof Commerce Jesse Jones was lstruck dowrrbyan automobile on I Dec 23 and since has been con I fined to his downtown hotel a part linent by a broken leg and influ Houston office disclosed I Friday The announcement added Ithjat Jones was recovering and ex Ipected to return to Washington soon Jones who will observe his 70th Ibirthday in April suffered the leg when the driver of his became confused as to direc Ition while taking the secretary and IjMrs Jones tothe home of friends infor dinner I Jones left the vehicle to inquire I about directions and wasstruck by another automobile as he stepped Ifrom the curb intothe street He returned o his apartment without I assistance the announcement said I but his physician found a broken I bone in one leg and a severely I sprained ankle Robbers Return Enough Man to Go to Show C Anderson told police 2 robbers I after taking his billfold contain ing asked Where you go I ing how Home Anderson said But I I was going to a show I Aw go on to the show one of I the holdupmen said giving him a dollar and his empty billfold F R to Get Ghance to Restore Party Harmony Among Southern Demos By NORMAN WALKER Washington fP President Roosevelt will have an opportun ity next week of restoring har mony in the ranks of southern democrats some of whose leaders have been talking of forming a 3rd party A white house social it was learned Friday is being planned for a group of southern govern ors who are meeting here Monday to renew their perennial demand for railroad freight rate equality Long vehement for rates equal with those prevailing in the in dustrial east to free our region from economic peonage the southern governors have on occa sion threatened party reprisals unless given administration sup port Further cracks in the solid south have resulted from Wash ington wrangles over legislation dealing with poll taxes absentee voting by servicemen lynching andother issues An added com plication was the issuance of anti racial discrimination directives by the presidents fair employment practice committee Americjin inteliigence worked to compile afinal ac counting of Tuesdays epic sky battle over the struggle now known to have cost the nazis 152 fighters and seriously dam aged 3 enemy aircraft factories It was the ftrsi time themos qnitos had been out since Monday nicht when they bombed Berlin The specific objectives of Thurs day nichts raid from which one plane failed to return were nol immediately disclosed The ahministry also announced that RAF typhoonsand fighters had shot down 8 enemy planes Thursday in the course of offen sive patrols over northern France One typhoon was lost in these for ays Fresh details meanwhile con tinued to trickle in on Tuesday great American daylight raid on Germany An official announcement lat Thursday increased enemy fighte losses from 100 in a tabulation not yet creditinj bomber gunners with 125 am fighters with 27 and gave new details of damage to plantstha spawn a great proportion of nazi warplanes The actual number of enemy lighters that fell before the blaz ing guns of the 700 America bombers and 500 escorting planes however may never be known These figures the 8th al force announcement said do no include enemy fighters that an donbtedly were shot down b anas gdyernnJentihlex j 1 is reply to the soviet proposal that the Curzon ine divide the 2 countries was ex pressed Friday as the Polish cabi net met to consider the problem tor the 4th consecutive day The carefui preparation given he statement indicated that it might be delayed In the mean time British censorship prohibited speculation on its contents on the rounds that negotiations might e jeopardized However the London press gave wide attention to the progress of Ihe negotiations There is reason to believe that in its present stages of drafting Polish statement is not unconciliatory wrote Frank King diplomatic correspondent of the British Press association ARE ACQUITTED IN CHEESE CASE 1 3 Companies Freed of Price Fixing Charges Chicago UR A federal court jury early Friday acquitted 13 corporations and 12 individuals charged with rigging a false mar ket to control the price of brick cheese The jury deliberated 14 hours and 20 minutes on the mass of evi dence submitted by the govern ment and some of the nations big gest cheese makers in the trial which began on Nov 15 It re turned its verdict at a m The defendants argued that the similarity in prices they offered for bulk cheese was caused by the by the Kraft Cheese company one of the defendants after it revolutionized the market by introducing 2 new products They said they wereforced to meet the Kraft price to obtain bulk cheese but were in no position to go above it The goveirrimeht had charged ALLIES PUSH ON WAV LINE NEAR CASSINO 3 German Airfields Near Rome Turned Into Blazing Destruction Allied Headquarters Algiers Alphonse Juins French forces pushed through Italys rugged Apennines for a 2 mile gain from the east and Americans advancedslightly from the south Thursday in an encircling assault on the natural and artificial de fenses Cassino which the Ger mans call their Gustav line allied headquarters announced Friday Fanning out in great strength American flying fortresses liber ators and medium bombers turned 3 German airfields near Rome and to the north into flam Distinguished Service Cross Awarded Dog New York a Ger man shepherd who joined the army in 1942 has received the first distinguished service cross ever awarded a dog for coura geous action in attacking an en emy machinegun nest during the invasion of Sicily and forcing the enemy soldiers to surrender it was disclosed Friday Chips raised by Mr and Mrs Edward J Wren of Pleasantville N Y also was awarded the sil ver star and the purple heart the latter medal for a wound from which he since has recovered Chips was with the first group of troops who went ashore near Licata Sicily last summer enemy gunners concealed in a camouflaged pillbox opened fire on the American soldiers Chips was released from his leash Charging into the machinegun nest he leaped at the throat of one enemy soldier and the 3 oth ers quickly surrendered ine ruin with showers of high ex plosive and fragmentation bombs including the Guidonia experi mental airport where Benito Mus solinis scientists developed a jet propulsion airplane The Americans s ed a heavy German coimterattack on Cervaro about midnight day then consolidated their gains and threatened the nazi control pf the northern slopes of Mt Troc chio just south of the Rome road and less than 3 miles from Cas sino But German resistance was ex tremely fierce in this final de fensive belt around the next al lied objective and the maze of weapon pits road blocks mine fields barbed wire entanglements and trenches augmenting the nat uraldefensive features of a northsouth line through the vil lage itself guaranteed a desper price of cheese at weekly meet ings of the Wisconsin Cheese JJx change at Plymouth Wis Daniel B Brilt assistant UniteH States attorney in summing up the governments case charged that discussions on the exchange resulted in the same price being offered to producers by all buy ers The defendants he said con trolled 88 per cent of the nations brick cheese output More than 250 producers in Illi nois and Wisconsin alone who could not store their cheese were fbrced to sell at whatever price the defendants agreed upon Britt charged SUPPORTS PORK RATION PLAN Morrell Head Lambasls Politicians Demands Ottumwa Henry Foster president of John Morvell and company packers Friday labeled as unwarranted and dangerous meddling with the established ra tioning program any attempt to remove rationing restrictions from pork He saw the move as the at tempt of certain illadvised and uninformed politicians to makepo Broken Collarbone Is Suffered by Ickes Washington JP Secretary Ickes showed up at the interior department Friday with his arm in a sling His office said he tripped fell and broke his collar bone at home Wednesday night PRISONERS HARVEST ICE Sioux City group of war prisoners believed to be Italians arrived here Thursday afternoon from Camp Clark Mo and will behoused in a side camp for sev eral weeks to helpwith the Cen tral West Ice companys annual ice harvest at Crystal lake ORDER FIRM TO GIVE 7 MILLION U S Invokes Price AdjustmentRegulation Washington war de partment invoking the price ad justment law Friday directed the Cleveland firm of Jack Heintz manufacturer of aircraft parts to reduce by S7000000 the cost ot products sold the government dur ing 1342 The government con tends this amount represented taiceh High ground around the village plus the banks of the rapid river on which the village is built had been converted into what German prisoners called the Gustav line Referring to he touch fichtinic which took place for Cervaro and the mountain features beyond an allied commentator said the forthcoming battle of Cassino would be harder yet A recapitulation by allied head quarters said more than 8000 Ger man prisoners had been taken on both the 5th and 8th army fronts since the originil landing in Italy on Sept 3 However attack ing over a wide portion of the rugged central Italian terrain Gen Juins French forces cap tured the eastern slopes of Mt San Pietro in San Pietro ridge and completed the seizure ol all Monna Casale range south of ColliAtina road The French now held all the excess profits Undersecretary ot War Robert Boy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGuctte earner boy JugoslaysrForced to Abandon Provisional Capital Your newspaper boy pays his bill every week Do you do your part by paying him every week i London partisans have been forced to abandon Jajce their provisional capital and the Germans now are threaten ing tobreak through and envelop large units of Marshal Josip Brozp vichs army official sources ported Friday The partisans were reported moving up reinforcements to counter the increased German pressureparticularly intense on the snowcovered Bosnian fields northwest of Bahja Luka After pulling out Jajce northwest of Sarajevo partisan units struck north to join the forces battling the Germans be tween Banj a Luka and Prijedor wher ethe fighting was unusually bitter Other German forces were re ported attacking partisan posi tions on a wide front in Slovenia and grim fighting was in prog ress in Herzegovina where the enemy pressurehad increased The partisans repulsed a Ger man attack near Stolac north of the Dalmatian port of Dubrovnik and a lead mine producing 800 tons a month was occupied a Jugoslav communique said A train was derailed on the ZabregBelgrade Brod and the engine and 30 cars were destroyed About 70 Germans were killed or captured and con rateable material captured BMW TITO FlrtteMi Lettfer P Patterson said that to the ex tent the 700000 is not recovered by the treasury department through taxes the recovery will be effectedthrough withholding of amounts otherwise due to the corporation This will result in re covery of approximately 81750 000 that would not otherwise have been recovered from the company by the government The firm was the subject of a congressional committee inquiry in 1942 Edmund Toland counsel for the house naval affairs committee complained that the company had made wilfuldisposition of gov ernment money on con tracts One witness a secretary of the firm testified she had re ceived in salary and bo nuses in one year William F Jack president of the company contended that the bonus system had produced a worker morale anyone can be proud of and announced after the investigation that his firm would voluntarily limit profits to 6 per cent cut salaries and turn back amounts beyond the 6 per cent figure to the government at the end of the year In its statement Friday the war department said that during the 1942 fiscal year Jack and Heintz made a profit of be fore taxes which is the profit established for federal income tax purposes The company agreed to use income tax figures in re and all expense re ductions allowed by the treasury department were similarly allowed in renegotiation high ground north northeast and southwest of the village of Aqua fondala 7 miles northeast of Cas sino and also had outflanked the village of Viticuso to the south east The Germans still were in Viticuso however Mt Casale whose highest point is 4004 feet overlooks Aquafon dala To the southwest of this rugged roadless feature he Ger mans also captured 4000foot Mt vAciuafondala between thevillage and Ml Raimo which the French seized the day before Tfie German communique said a heavy battle is in full swing in this sector and that the fight was growing in violence On the 8th armys front near the Adriatic British and New Zea landers improved their positions near Orshogna and by advancing 500 yards but most activity was confined to sharp artillery ex changes and patrol activity One allied patrol penetrated deep into German lines to a po sition east of Pennapiedimonte 20 miles inland and 6 miles southwest of Orsognrf where it engaged in a lively clash with the Germans Valuable information was said to have been obtained The Vichy radio said a move on thepart of the 8th army can shortly be With available manpower and equipment meatpackers are how processing all livestock possible to do a way with rationing would not enable themto increase pork production one per cent Foster declared The OPA has indicated a will ingness to meet oversupplies and accumulations of pork by the use of bonus stamps which insures against any danger of surpluses spoiling before they can be con sumed he pointed out The discontinuance of the pres ent rationing system now demand ed by certain interestswould re duce the available supply needed for the war effort disrupt the regional distribution of meat now absolutely needed for defense workers in areas away from the centers of production and make it extremely difficult to reinstate point rationing when supplies of pork fall off as they are sure to do in the months to come Foster is chairman of the board of the American Meat Institute Conductors Help to Blind Man Results in Injuries to 5 Persons Chicago streetcar con ductors solicitude for a blind pas senger Friday started a chain of events which ended with the in jury of 5 persons The conductor left the car to escort a blind man to the side walk The motorman started the car leaving the conductor stand ing on the curb The conductor caught the next car and ordered the motorman to catch up Halfway down the block the motorman of the first car dis covered he was without a con ductor and slammed on the brakes The pursuing car smashed into the back end Five passengers went to a hospital for treatment NO RESISTANCE IS OFFERED TO IOWA OFFICERS Last 2 Captured at Grinnell as They Planned Auto Theft Grinnell last 2 ot 4 convicts who walked away from a state reformatory farm at An amosa Wednesday night were captured at a filling station here Thursday midnight as they were looking over automobiles with a view of stealing one to continue their flight Chief of Police Glenn Bell said the convicts Harvey II Spooner 21 of Storm Lake Iowa and Nor man Faught 21 Toledo Iowa surrendered without resistance and were not armed An automobile the men had stolen at Marshalltown Thursday ran out of gas in Grinnelland the convicts abandoned it on street the chief said They were in the Shell filling station on highway 6 looking over several cars parked nearby in tending to steal one Bell said when they were seen by Ralph Larsen and Fred Hoop night po licemen The policemen became sus picious of the pair and as they began to investigate the convicts fled around filling station The officers trapped them in tha Lshaped corner of a house ad joining the station and the con victs gave up immediately Chief Bell related The other 2 convicts Billy Leo McClaskey 23 of Kansas City and Tony Brodinski 23 of Chicar go were retaken without resist ance late Thursday afternoon they ploddei down a tracknearrAjaberiKJj east of Ahamosa Chief Bell said no weapon were found on the men and there were none in the automobile they abandoned The last previous report on the convicts had been that they were seen at Laurel Iowa 20 miles northwest of Grinnell Thursday afternoon The men were lodged in the Grinnell city jail pending the ar rjval of Warden Foss Davisto re turn them to the reformatory He was expected to arrive during the It had not been determined the chief said whether Spooner and Faught were the men who robbed a Marshalltown store ear ly Thursday and took a 25 caliber pistol a 22 caliber rifle and am Reports Malaria May Become Health Problem Spokane Wash PJ Major Charles H Manlove chief of the laboratory service branch of Bax ter General hospital says malaria may become a prominent national health problem as a result of im portation of the disease by service men Addressing the Spokane medical society he said the United States already had a malaria band extending south from New York then westward through southern stales and then north again through California Bay War Bends and Stamps from ywr GtobeGueUe carrier Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday colder Saturday lowest Friday night in Mason City 15 Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday warmer Friday night colder Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional light snow Sat urday and north portion Friday night Colder Saturday and north and central portions Fri day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 35 Minimum Thursday night 15 At K a m Friday 15 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 19 Precipitation 04 Snowfall 1 inch munition for the guns Faught was serving a 10year forgery term from Tamn county and Spooner was sentenced from Bucna Vista county to 5 years for assault to rape All 4 who made the break were trusties at the farm Meanwhile Gov B B Hicken looper said in DCS Moines that an investigation oE the reformatory which he ordered Thursday al ready had begun Chief B W Nebergall of the state bureau of investigation also said the probe was under way but declined to give further details William F McFarlin assistant state attorney general was named to assist Nebergall Both were still in Des Moines thjs morning but there had beea indications previ ously that part of the probe might be conducted by other persons un der the direction of Nebergall and McFarlin The governor told his press conference one of the matters to be covered would be the reasoji the state police radio did not get a report of the escape until a m The guard at the farm said he reported it to the reformatory at a m It also was brought out at the conference that at 9 a m Friday the state police radio was still broadcasting a report to pick up the 2 convicts captured at Grin nellThursday midnight The governor said he had been planning a new and completely removed investigation of the in stitution prior to learning of the latest escape but added that War den Foss Davis also had requested such a study be made A previous investigation made by the board of control which supervises the reformatory was concluded this week with the discharge of 3 guards and the demotion of 2 others as the re sult of a New Years day break in which 4 convicts escaped after a knife fight with guards The 4 were recaptured the next day in Davenport Warden Davis who with State Highway Patrolman Franklin Kid well recaptured Brodinski and McClaskey said charges of es caping custody would be placed against the men Both were serv ing 10year forgery terms at the time of the break After reectrtec a tif trtm   

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