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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             SAVE AM I Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Avray DEPARTMENT OF HISTOftY AND AN HOIIIS I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnn Associated and UnilwS Press full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITX IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 21 1941 Paper Consists at Two NO91 IS SENT DOWN IY BRITISH SUB Victory Within Few Hundred Miles of Singapore Reported London UR A British sub Inarine penetrating to within a ew hundred miles of Singapore ank a 5100ton Japanese cruisei ji the northern approaches to Malacca Straits the admiralty an lounced Friday in a communique liat in effect proclaimed this lountry a full partner in the Pa lific sea war The cruiser of the 2 year old class was blasted to the Cast at 2 in City Election Mason City voters had cast 1 979 votes at 2 oclock Friday aft ernoon in the question of aband onment of the city manager form of government The figure com pares with 2422 cast at the same hour in the regular city election of 1933 when Mason Citys record municipal vote was cast The vote by precincts at oclock with comparative figure for 1943 1939 and 1933 was follows Free 2p 1W 1W IP 2W 2P 2W P 3W P 3W P 4W P 4W 1914 250 218 373 235 240 262 240 161 ttom of the Bay of Bengal with torpedo hits from a submarine Operating under the command of the chief of the eastern fleet be admiralty said The same submarine also sank large Japanese supply ships the fcommunique added but did not ipecify the locale of these sink The communique provided the Itirst official mention in recenl nonths of a British eastern fleet inof British naval units operat ing as far afield as the northern to the Malacca Straits livhich separate Singapore and the iMalay states from the Dutch is iand of Sumatra with the excep lion of a tew Australian warships cooperating with the U S navy The action bore out unofficia Jreports of the shift ot considerabl Ifiritish naval units to the eastern where they presumably twill operate under the overall di Irection of Admiral Lord Loui JMountbatten supreme allied com mander for southeastern Asia The sinkings increased to 211 I the number of Japanese warships land toaneven 1000 the number I of mil types of Japanese ships sunk by the allies since the start of the I war The Knma class warship was I the 55th cruiser to be sent to the I bottom at 8 p m The Kuma class originally com prised S cruisers all built in 1920 and 1921 but some presumably have been sunk by American i planes or naval units Each had a of 439 officers andmen ii ThV admiralfy sajd thecruiser was sightectincompany a I destroyer presumably between Malaya and Sumatra onthe north Jerri approaches to the Malacca Straits Proceeding at maximum speed jhis majestys submarine closed to 1 within a mile of the enemy when salvo of torpedoes was fired the communique said Two hits were observed on the cruiser Which sank An ineffec Itive counterattack by the escort ling Japanese destroyer then de The communique gave no de It ails of the sinking of the 3 Japa nese supply ships It said the vic torious submarine was command ed by Lt Comdr L W A Ben Inington holderof the distinguish led service cross and distinguished service order Naval sources said the sinkings I marked a comeback for the roya I navy in the far east where Brit lish naval fortunes reached a low I ebb following the sinking of the Prince of Wales and other units It was only the greatest effort that Admiral Si I James F Somerville commande I in the far east scraped togethe I a small force when the Japancs I threatened lo invade India in 11942 The allied conquest of the Med I iterranean plus the sinking o the 26000ton Schamhorst in th I Arctic ocean reduced the Germa sea menace in the west and per milted a further shift of nava strength to the eastern theater With the acquisition of Italia and French warships and the con slant building of new vessel Britain can be expected to ex pand her striking forces in th east rapidly informants said 1933 350 250 425 274 345 300 235 133 1913 115 74 173 69 164 104 134 55 HEAVIEST RAID RIPS BERLIN 193 132 93 257 110 175 140 165 84 Totals 1979 2422 888 1156 The vote in 1933 when the new deal council was elected after he hottest fight in the citys po itical history1 was 5661 If voles during the remainder of the day are proportionate with those cast before 2 p m Fridays total was Resuits Will Be Aired Over KGLO Special news bulletins report ing progress in tabulation of re sults and the trend at the time of broadcast will be aired by station KGLO at 9 and 10 oclock Friday night If election returns are hot complete by they will be broadcast as soon as available REDS ROLL ON IN ATTEMPT TO TRAP GERMANS Dispatches Indicate Large Nazi Force Is Facing Disaster London northern armies engaged in 2 tremendous drives which in 6 days have lifted the 2year siege of Leningrad captured the ancient bastion ot Novgorod and slain 40000 Ger mans rolled on Friday in an effort to complete the entrapment of up wards of 250000 other Germans remaining in the Leningrad sec tor Dispatches from Moscow indi cated the Germans were facing one of iheir worst disasters since Stal ingrad and the Moscow radio de clared jubilantly The Germans have been driven 2576 Tons Fall on City Big U S Force Rips Rocket Coast London The RAFs heavy Lancastcrs and Hali faxes smashed at Berlin with over 2300 long tons 2576 U S tons of bombs in the greatest of the 11 bluws at the capital city at dusk Thursday night and Friday American heavy bombers launched attacks on the mys terious targets of the Pasde Calais area of France The air ministry announcing the sreat weight of explosives expected to be about 4500 This is somewhat lighter than had been expected by some forecasters far away from Leningrad German forces are bleeding profusely They are panicstricken under the threatening tcuacle of a mighty soviet army of retribution Capture of Novgorod 100 miles southeast of Leningrad by troops of Gen K A Meretskovs army opened the road to Lake Peipus and southern Estonia The city hac The total vote in other municij teen in German hands since Aug pal elections included 2802 1943 762 in 1941 3691 in 1939 Heaviest vote in a municipal election customarily is after 2 p m particularly in the late after noon and evening The polls close The polling places are located as follows 1st ward 1st administration building 1st ward City Lumbercompany house 2nd ward 2nd Kinley school 3rd ward 1st garage 3rd ward 2nd velt elementary school 4th ward 1st R arage 4th ward 2nd ity Motor Coach company Soldier Vote Compromise Wins Support Washington congres sional log jam on soldier voting showed signs of breaking up Fri WOUNDED REMOVED FROM CAPE American invaders of Cape Gloucester New Britain island are lifted by litter from a jeep at bow door of a coast guard manned landing craft for transshipment to a place for further treatment Wound ed were placed in landing craft officers wardroom which was converted into tin emer gency hospital Says Husband Locked ier in Home Without and Disappeared Chicago UR Mrs Theresa Spellman 30 rallying at St Cath rines hospital from shock anc mnger told police Friday of be ng locked in her home without ood by her husband who has disappeared Police were searching for John Spellman 40 a war worker who las not reported at his job since Jan 13 the day that he beat hi wife forced her to drink severa glasses of winethen left he locked in their home Mrs Spellman broke a in the home Wednesday night ah attracted the attention of a taxi cab driver who took her to th hospital where she was so wca that she could not stand wilhou support ust 1941 Other red army forces operating in the Leningrad sector under Gen Leonid A Govorov were reportec to have encircled large units o enemy troops caught in the 5 square mile Strelna corridor run ning north from Uie Krasnoye Sel sector to the Gulf of Finland These troops face certain captur or annihilation Moscow dispatche said Go voro vs armjesJhese dispatcl for approximately 250000 Germans fighting southeast of Leningrad The soviet war bulletin said spear heads of Govorovs forces were less than 9 miles from Krasho gvardeisk rail junction directly south of Leningrad through which most of the threatened enemy would be forced lo with raw toward Estonia in order to scape capture Govorov scaled off the Strelna orridor at a point 20 miles south vest of Leningrad after seizing he town of Strelna itself 5 miles southeast of Pelerhof and 10 miles cross the bay from Leningrad the lussian communique said Merelskovs troops were push rig westward from Novgorod in pursuit of the fleeing garrison and atest reports placed them more han 10 miles along the roads to Estonia Of this victory the Mos cow radio said Falling back hastily they the Germans cannot hope to stem the onslaught of our troops nor stand up to the deluge artillery fire rained upon their heads In addition to the 40000 Ger mans which the Russians said they had slain 4000 more were report ed captured Govorovs men ac counted for 25000 of the slain enemy troops the other 15000 dy ing in the storming of Novgorod by Meretskovs troops on the Vol khov front French Threaten to Outflank Nazi Gustav Line Defense Allied Headquarters Algiers troops crossing the Rapklo river in difficult mountain fighting have captured the foot of Mt II Lago north ot Cassino and arc threatening to outflank ihe Germans Gustav line of defense in Italy allied headquarters announced Friday British forces of the 5th army supported by the fire of cruisers and destroyers smashed forward along the Appian Way capturing Minturno 76 miles from Rome and taking 300 prisoners They are assaulting the twin nazi defensive villages of Castelforte and Ventosu on theslopes of 1000foot Mt Santi Cosina E Dammno 6 miles In weather which German pris lers described as worst than eningrad American patrols of U Gen RJark Clarks 5th i HANRAHftN DIES OF PNEUMONIA Harman Acting Head of Iowa Navy PreFlight IowaCity David C Hanrahan 38 pioneer naval avia hurled down on the German cap ital indicated that the attack was made by the biggest fleet yet sent against Berlin since the campaign day after the senate elections to erase the city was launched Z committee came out with a com mollths ago promise bill providing for a uni On tne the previously form federal ballot but leaving unnoLmced figures Friday nights under raiding force probably numbered around 800 4engined planes The attack it was officially an nounced extended over 30 min utes giving the huge bomb con surc and its cosponsor Senator centration of about 77 tons a min Lucas predicted it would be passed by the senate which earlier rejected another federal ballot plan and substituted a re uirement that service personnel ast state absentee ballots or none t all As redrafted the bill omits ontrovcrsial sections v o i d i n 3 Germany say the m Uite poll tax and registration retensity of the RAFs air raids on liiirements In addition it specitBerlin is reflected en in the cally provides that duly constiway Berlmers votecotinting authority state control Several staunch senate defendj ers of states rights swung quick ly behind Hie compromise inland from the Tyrrhenian Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGaiett carrier boy i 5 iir IS INTERNED Held in Switzerland Under Police Watch Bern Switzerland ess Edda Ciano daughter of Bcnito Vlussolini and widow of the for mer Italian foreign minister is in erncd in Switzerland under strict police watch along with her 3 chil dren it was officially announced Friday The countess took refuge in Switzerland Jan 0 the day aftei the trial of Count Ciano on charges of treason was started at Verona She was placed in internment im mediatelyHer children arrived 3 days later when it was an nounced that Ciano had been exe cuted for voting with 18 othe members of the fascist grand council to oust Mussolini from tlv dictatorship last July The Swiss announced that Din Alfieri former Italian ambassa dor to Germany and also con demned to death in absentia a the Verona trials had crossed int Switzerland last October Because of the death sentenc against him the Swiss revoked fo the time being an order that h leave Switzerland as soon as h health is restored He was place in a hospital immediately upon h arrival in Switzerland and is no The Russians reported the cap lure of 265 guns on the Leningrad sector since Jan 14 including 85 heavy siege guns which had been shelling the city at a clinic QJ Niaht to HoDG I OU SurVIVG Stockholm Travelers from tell in each othei war they JV W Cassino in probing ons and retired Eighth army pa ols likewise were active in wea hcr that was growing colder Although the French push from aplured Sant Elia north of Cas no if continued would allow hem to lake Cassino from the ear German prisoners said there another German line of for fications called the Adolf Hit er line G miles behind the Gus iv belt which the allies are now ttacking For the first lime in many veeks cruisers and destroyers of he British navy engaged in heavy ction against nazi shore defenses long the western end of the line hrowing several hundred rounds of steel ahead of the 5th army at ack last Tuesday and Wednes day The heaviest shelling wab concentrated on the Appian Way where the road runs close to the sea near the village of Terracina Minturno was taken by the British after hard fighting the communique said The German already had announced evacua lion of the town The British attack on Castcl forte and Vcntosa was in a sec tor approximately 2 miles beyonc the Garigliano and about ti mile inland H was around Castclfort Hint the Germans apparently ha built their most formidable dc tenses in the sector The launched several strong counter attacks in this sector but all were repulsed lor and commandant of the Iowa navy proflight school died un expectedly of pneumonia Thurs day afternoon He had been in the hospital only slightly over a day Cmdr Harvey Harmon director of athletics at the base and rank day as acting commandant Captain Hanrabah a salty fig ure known affectionately at the school ns The Skipper was a veteran of 32 years of navy serv ice and his activities covered many elds of naval operations He was one of the first advo otes of the preflight school sys em of training and came here in April 1942 when the Iowa estab ishmcnt was set up as the first of Is kind in the country The range of Captain Hanra lans experiences included combat eslroycr duly in 1917 command of the northern bombing squad on in France later in World War and various assignments in dip determine whether service men or women are quali ied to vote Now the expression I used is bleib uebrig which Senator Tydings DMd hailed freely translated means hope you ic latter provision as a survive pro for states rights the cates He said the local control I than the record of 87 amendment would give state and 1 tons a minute set in the Brunswick precincts officialsall the authorI attack of Jajn 11 Nov 22 Berlin received bath of fire when 2300 long tons were dropped The new attack on German mil itary installations in France started at dawn with streams of RAF fighterbombers and fighters streaking across the channel Soon afterward great formations of V S fortresses and liberators es corted by thunderbolts and light nings droned across the 20mile streicli of water returning in mid afternoon They took more than a half hour to cross the coast Meanwhile fleet marauder me diums escorted by RAF spitfires swept across to pelt more Ions oE omalic fields He wcnl tu sea in 1898 after he vas graduated from the naval academy lt Annapolis His assign ments in the year that followed ncludcd many responsible posts at sea and at naval shore estab lishments He was awarded the distinguished service medal for his destroyer and aviation serv ices After the first world war he commanded the cruiser Galveston and later itted out the light cruiser Omaha and assumed com mand when she was commis sioned Captain Itanrahan retired Oct 1 iy2K but was recalled lo acitivc duly in August 1941 and ordered lo London ns a naval observer His next assignment was to Iowa City Funeral services will be held at election statutes Senator Connally DTexas long a foe of federal legislation to repeal state poll taxes expressed a similar view Approved 12 to 2 by the com mittee with Senators Revercomb RW Va and Moore KOkla opposing the bill authorizes a fed eral ballot under which service men at home or overseas could vote for president vice president or members of congress by writ ing in names of candidates o po litical parties It directs the army and navy to distribute where practicable postcard forms on which applica tion could be made for state ab sentee ballots for voting for stale and local candidates A 4membcr bipartisan federal ballot commission would be ap pointed by the president but its authority would be limited to pre paring the federal ballot form and cooperating with the army bombs on a ontory of forestdolled prom approximalely 50 and navv in getting the ballots distributed to service personnel throughout the world JAJCE RETAKEN BY JUGOSLAVS Partisans ReForm and Roilt German Forces London UR Jugoslav parti sans under Josip Tito Brozovich tyave recaptured the Bosnian stronghold of Jajce scat of their provisional government a communique announced Friday Other partisan units have cleared the first German Alpine divisiofiand a motorized division from the arcabetween Glamoc 28 miles southwest of Japce and Mrkonicgrad reducing the enemy threat to Jajce from the south German units fought their way into Prozor 40 miles southeast of Jajce but were driven out after luffering heavy losses Jajce was captured by the Ger mans at the climax of a heavy offensive more than to week ago but the partisans reformed and routed the enemy Strychnine Found in Pigeons in New York New York was reported Friday the cause of death Thursday of a flock of St Patricks Cathedral pigeons as more dead birds were found in the city Traces of the poison were found in 4 of the 21 pigeons which fell dead on 5th avenue Thursday to the consternation o strollers Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat colder Fri clav night lowest temperature in Mason Cityabout 16 fresh to strong winds Friday dimin ishing Friday night Iowa Fair Friday night and Sat urday Slightly colder night Mild Saturday Frida Judge Gets Only Bare Necessities on New York UW Magistrate Ambrose J Haddock in sentenc ing a meal dealer to jail for vio lating ceiling prices said The cost of living is so high any salarj is almost nothing to me today nnd confines me to the barest neccssi lies How can other people who he navy base here at p m SunI make falless livc today at all tions ing to naval rcgula Airfields Near Rome day The funeral which will be Arfi Aro AttftrJfPfl icpc to Ulc willbc e ducted accordn Allied Headquarters Algiers If and medium bombers igain conccnlratcd on German airfields and communications in central Italy flying fortresses and ibernlors striking damaging slows at Ciampino and Centocelle airfields near Rome for the 2nd day in succession and blasting Guidonia airfield 14 miles north east of Rome as well Invader divebombers and ma rauders teamed up to attack the airfield and railroad yards at Vilcrbo 40 miles northwest of Rome while fighterbombers and light bombers escorted by hun dreds of fighters siipporlcd the 5lh army attack RAF Wellingtons bombed the rail line at Leghorn heavily al night American Mitchells raided the railway and highway near Carsoli 31 miles cast of Rome Over the Adriatic RAF kitty hawks loft 2 German ships ablaze off tile Jugoslav coasts The lack of enemy fighler op Haddocks salary is a year square miles which a few years ago was a favorite terminus of channel swimmers This was the first big raid on the socalled rocket gun coast since the allout attack by a com bined allied force a week ago Fridays assault was the 3rd time a month that fortresses and liberators have been used to hit the area It was possible that 2000 tons of bombs crashed down on the PasDcCalais area Friday which with the RAFs total at Berlin would the allied bomb weight cast on the enemy ill less than 24 hours to around 1500 Ions The massive llth blow in the 2 month battle of Berlin was struck by a procession of 4cngincd bombers which took almost in daylight and took threequarters of an hour to cross the channel on the 600mile flight to central Ger niany Thcy began their thunderous I Minnesota Fair and cold Briday I position was illustrated by the night becoming partly cloudy fact that Capl Harold L Buscn Prairie Fire Sweeps Over 5 Cars Which Collided 2 Are Dead Hishmorc S Dak Whipped by high winds a mid winter prairie fire swept over 5 automobiles which collided in smoke along a country dirl road iiciir here laic Thursday leaving 2 dead md 5 others badly burned and injured All the cars were rushing from surrounding farms and towns to iielp quell the blaze thought to nave started when a farmers au tomobile backfired The order of collision had not been clearly es tablished Firemen from Miller Higlimore andRcc Heights joined the esti mated 500 persons who battled the furious flames which threat ened farm and ranch buildings CONSERVE BEET MOLASSES Washington an effort j thejr target at 7 p m and returned before mid night with 35 bombers missing to conserve beet molasses the current crop of which is estimated lo be 35 per ccnl short the war production board Friday prohib ited its use in mixed feed for livestock Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy ENDANGERS NAZI fall of the German fortified bastion of Novgorod after a 6day onslaught by the Russians in the northern sector of the RussoGcrman battlefront has imperiled German forces in the Leningrad area in danger of being outflanked and mild Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 51 Minimum Thursday night 29 At 8 a m Friday 30 YEAR Maximum 15 Minimum Minus 4 barger of Osborn Ohio opera tions officer for an A36 invader squadron was credited with shooting down Ihe only German plane seen during 90 minutes of attacks on military targets in the Rome area FILES YACHT CLAIM DCS Moincs ODea ot Des Moincs has filed suit in federal court claiming 523500 for his 55 foot yacht taken over from its Mississippi river berth at Dav enport in 1942 for use by the coast guard under provisions of the Buy War Savings Bonds and merchant marine act ODea de Slamps from your GlobcGaictlc clined an SROOO government of froiji this and other operations The great Berlin raid the first since the night ot Jan 2 on that objective sent huge fires raging through the capital where three fourths of the important facilities already are believed to have been destroyed U proved lo be another illustration of theRAFs remark able b u 11 s e y c bombardments through clouds The clouds blocked the defend ers searchlights and blanketed a ood portion of their fighters But Swedish reports said rc inforccd German antiaircraft bat 1 Icries put up an unprecedented barrage and the RAF suffered the I second highest loss of the Berlin campaign The RAFs record bomb load of 1 the war was 2500 long tons I dumped on Hannover on Sepl 22 by 700 to 750 bombers A total of around 16000 tons of explosives now has been hurled upon the cily since the start of sustained effort to eliminate the German capital The RAFs first reports of the raid echoed with a grim refrain The air ministry communique said large fires were left burn carricr boy for Your newspaper boy is not re quired to carry a GlobeGazelle ing height smoke rising lo a great qure o carry a o to anyone who owes him more Indefatigable twinengined mosquitos at the same time laid than 40e   

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