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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 24, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                SAVE AM I Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Away COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AHO ARCHIVE DCS KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mnn VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Fivq Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY Z4 1944 NO 93 One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE JKGIO SUson City Sundav 11 iJKHMO Hannibal lr Sioux Cily u JWSLI Cily Thursday f Friday p ra For a Greater Faith other day a man came to my town and did some most Affective preaching He wasnt a I shouldnt be sur msed if that is one reason why he as so effective He was just ar rdinary businessman His name as Rilea Doe His home is Cali Jirnia Hes in Jhe grocery busi rjss He was born down in soulh fjstern Iowa but I dont think lial fact had anything to do with Kie appeal of his message What did make him effective that he was so very much like Biose in his audience He identi lied himself as a republican He tad never been for the new deal didnt like bureaucracy He vishod that there could be less gimentation He didnt believe at in our democracy we hac Reached the stage where we have one man who can lead us ii it her the military or the politica phere After he had identified himsel these various ways you could could almost bntimcnt siveeping over the and jince That fellows really smarl He thinks almost exactly asI do of course is our commoner est of smartness isnt it If yoi Vjont believe so just check un 01 tour own list of smart ticople U was against this backdrop thn Elr really his fir Doe began his sermon o Citizenship Because he had s ompleiely established himself i nembership among us he cau alk plainly and the effect was a our own better self was talkin our own baser self His topi Vas Do We Have What 1 fakes7 but it might just as we ave been What Are YOU grip About 1 DC in YOU burden of Mr Does pic was Have faith in those i fhose hands responsibility for th inning of this war has bee acedrpoyourfulljobon th imefront and avoid halfbake iticism of things about whic pu have no full or firsthand in brmatipn He didnt mention ou Irmchair generals but he migl live Theyre the ones to whom Is pointed remarks were at ressod hAt the start of his talk he o jred an observation thats just a prtinent with respect to the post ar period as to the war itself He hinted out that since the very in Iption of our country the whin pessimists have been 100 per t wrong Those who have sold prt their country or their coun ts future have been cither for jlen or set down as fools And not the slightest reason to lieve that this rule has been poked Pessimists in this war been running true to form st they thought our navy had totally destroyed at Pearl Today our navy is twice big and more than twice as as on the morning of 7 1941 econd they thought we were lielessly beaten in our airplane tiding program Today were Inimj out airplanes at the rate of a month Ifhird they thought we might the war for lack of merchant S Now a new ship is hitting water every 6 hours jourth they thought we couldnt pducc enough food for our war use Here again they were erably wrong U S BOMBERS BLAST SEVERAL NAZI TARGETS Surprised Nazi Fighter and Ground Defenders Offer Little Resistance London United States eavy bombers with a full escort f thunderbolts lightnings mus angs and spitfires resumed their var on the reich Monday and mashed at a number of military bjectives in northern and western Jeiinany U S army headquarters innounced formation of flying forj resses went on an expedition to earch out whatever targets pre enled themselves and wrecked n important objective in northern Jermany with a salvo of several ons The target which was not spe cifically identified or located in official announcements was at acked when the primary objec tve also unannounced was bund too well covered with clouds o permit pinpoint bombing The formation hot content to o home with the bombs still in the bays cruised over a break in he clouds spotted a good objec tive and hit it beautifully Surprised lighter and ground defenders got into action loo late to cause the bombers and their heavy escort much anxiety Nine nazi fighters were the most seen at any one time and they found the circle of protective fighters loo imposing to attack Previously large formations of U S marauders and RAF medium bombers attacked other military objectives in northern France with the support of RAF dominion and allied fighting planes after mos quitcs had made a night stub at western Germany without loss Briggs Claims Hes Victim of Tower Politics Game Washington N Briggs suspended interior depart ment employe who has been named as a gobetween in the handling of the mysterious Hopkins letter asserted Monday he had been made a victim of a game Sentry Sees Sun Rise Turns in Fire Alarm Fort Bcnniug Ga iP The Fort Benning sentry was alert as dawn peeped uvcirthe horizon atj Hesoundeda firealarm Tmvan after seeing but the fireI iu game power politics Showing up to testify before the federal grand jury investi gating the Harry L Hopkins its purported signer has called a told newsmen I Im not a mystery man This is my first taste of power j t politics Im a I raid Im going to i have to acquire a taste for it like olives Briggs name was brought into the inquiry in a recent senate speech by Senator Lunger R N who said he supplied the piece of political dyna mite dealing with Wendell Will kiei presidential candidacy pros to C Nelson Sparks for publication in Sparks book One Man Briggs was subsequently sus pended from his post as confi dential aide to Interior Secretary Ickes pending completion of the grand jury investigation Lunger Briggs told reporters Monday dislikes Willkie like a lot of other republicans do He doesnt like dont know what his grudge is against Hopkins He doesnt like Ickes because when Ickes was public works administrator he had Lang er impeached as governor North Dakota for misappropria tions of funds He said he had retained counsel and that his lawyer felt that Lunger was throwing Briggs to the wolves in order to help him self but I shant be thrown to the Brings emphatically denied he had been hiding when his re cent whereabouts were unknoxvn generally But in talking with re porters while waiting to go before the grand jury he refused to be drawn into any discussion of the Hopkins letter itself My lawyer he said tele phoned Bill Langer and jumped on him for exposing the letters correspondence from Briggs to Sparks Mr Murray the lawyer told Langer the only man that could possibly get hurt is Briggs Langers position was that this gave him a chance to crack 3 men he wants to Harry Hopkins and Wendell Willkie Injuries Fatal to men found it was the sun striking a barracks window Woman Puts in Shoe With Open Toe Kokomo Ind woman has asked police to help her find 590 she had placed for safekeeping in her of those openal thctoe styles Ollumwa Keller 47 a bakery employe died Sun day afternoon of a skull fracture compounded fractures of both legs and jaw injuries received earlier in the day Keller recovered con sciousness sufficiently to tell of ficers he had been struck by a car as he was wailing for a bus and the car failed to stop Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy RUSSIANS WIN 2 RAIL JUNCTIONS WITH ADVANCES Capture of Pushkin Paclovsk Announced by Premier Stalin London Russian troops Monday captured the twin junc tions ot Pushkin and Paclovsk 14 and18 miles south of Leningrad to win control of most of the in tricate rail network feeding into Russias 2nd city Moscow an nounced Monday night An order of the day by Pre mierMarshal Stalin announced the capture of Pushkin formerly Tsarskoye Selo by a skillful out flanking maneuver and resolute attack from the front and also the fall ot Paclovsk 4 miles be yond Both are large railway junc tions and powerful strongpoints in the German defenses said the broadcast order of the day re corded by the soviet monitor The 2 points are on the middle of a 50mile front below liberated Leningrad Paclovsk is about 15 miles northwest of Tosrip and the same distance northeast of Kras nogvardcisk 2 junctions on the eastwest railway to Narva Es tonia Both those junctions are threatened with early capture by other units under Gen Leonid A Govorov and Gen K A Meret skov RUSSIANS ARE 10 MILES FROM CHUDOVO Moscow along oih banks of the Volkhov river tier wiping out a German iridgehead on the east bank the ed army was within 10miles of Chudovo Monday in a drive which hreatened tocut still another vi al enemy rail line below Lenin rad fr The Germans whose cations are being systematically up in various parts of the Leningrad front still hold a nar ow stretch of this main 1IoscowLeningrad Chudovo and Tosno Chudovo is bout 75 miles southeast of Lenin rad on the west side of the Volh lov river At the same time Russian roops directly menaced the key rail junction of Tosno by advanc ng through Puslinka 10 mites outhwest of MGA and a soviet ommuniciue said the Germans vcrc retreating in disorder from he tip of the Tosno salient Allies Shell Appian Way But Nazis Gain in Fierce Cassino Line Attack there are about the those who cost of this Ir about the increase in their Isonal expenses Such mutler surely are unworthy said Doc For if we arc to lose money but by that loss be n freedom from dictatorship the blessings of peace the will be cheap The lessons in frugality and in sacri will be a benediction to our Jonal honor in our later peace pursuits i this we find comfort in com Were spending 50 to BO cent of our national income on war effort Thats a lot But in ada its 50 per cent been for several years In bat Britain its more than 60 per ft In Germany its 70 per cent we to admit that victory in war is something more prc s to our for our it is for us ur only concern now said Iowaborn Californian ould be lofal victory in the Irtcst possible time The value pny possession is only that price someone is willing to pay it Do we have what it takes erfully to pay the price for most precious of all sskms I say we do fR DOE didnt leave the im neither would no mistakes have been de in tho conduct of the war course mistakes have been kle Men of action always make flakes Its only men who dont who dont make Turn to Page 2 C A Knutson Appointed on Iowa PostWar Commission C A Knutson of Clear Lake was Monday appointed by Gov B B Hickenlooper to serve on the Iowa postwar rehabilitation com mission Mr Knutson is one of 25 representalives of various interests to be named on the postwar organization He was named as the rep resentative of small business In connection with the an nouncement Mr H i c k e n loopet said The p o s lw a r rehabilitation commission provided for in the last session of Ihe legislature ap parently was intended as a coor dinating commission and until re cently local communities where actual rehabilitation must be put into practical effect have not had their committees fully organized However now a great number of local communities have organ ized locally and arc making splen did local plans II is now lime that this commission be appointed in order to coordinate these var ious local groups and to stimulate the development of others over the state The slale commission will be aided greatly by the Iowa indus trial and defense commission that has already done considerable workjilong this line in connection with Tts regular duties The 51st general assembly meeting a year from now will have a better perspective of the needs and can review Ihc future field of action for postwar acti vities more accurately that these needs can be viewed at the pres ent time The first meeting of the com mission for the purpose of or ganization and other business will be held at Ihc slafchouse Feb 15 The law providing for he commission set out thai rcp rcscnlatives of certain groups he appointed The other appoint ments follow Edward K i in b a 11 Des Moines chairman of the slate in dustrial and defense commission Dr Charles E Friley Ames president of Iowa State college William H Yungclas Webster City farmer A A Couch Des Moines president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor Ben Henry Des Moines presi dent of the committee for indus trial organization Fred White Ames chief engineer for the stale highway commission Otto Nobis Davenport representative of the building and conslruction indus KXUTSOX YANKS EMBARK FOR ITALIAN troops of the allied 5th army board a ship at an Italian port enroutc to the new allied landings south of Rome behind German lines in Italy This is a U S army signal corps photo AP wirephoto yia OWI radio from Mediterranean theater Yanks All Set for Battle Feel Letdown After Landing By REYNOLDS PACKARD Representing the Combined U S Press With the American Amphibious Forces on the New Beachhead in Italy Jan 23 doughboys and officers felt let down Mpn dsy asresultof the lack our surprise landings behind the German line Swedish dispatches from Ber in meanwhile said the red army lad launched a surprise offensive on the farnorthern Finnish front about 150 miles southeast of Pet samo The Finnish communique lowever reported only routine patrol activity In another unverified report a Berlin broadcast said heavy fight ng was going on southeast of Kerch in the Crimea after Rus sian forces landed and drove in land The broadcast said the new fanding came simultaneously with attacks by other Russian forces which already had established a bridgehead northeast of Kerch SENATE STUDIES SERVICE VOTE Beats Down One Man Effort to Block Debate Washington ISP The senate beat down a oneman effort to block immediate consideration of service vote legislation Monday temporarily shelving the ever compelling food subsidy issue The democralic slcering com mittee decided lo beat the house to the punch and get a vote on its version of an absentee voting measure Thereupon Senator Tafl ROhio raised the unanimous consent bar to laying the calen where dar aside by refusing to give his permission He also sought lo bring up the subsidy legislation Majority Leader Barklcy then invoked a parliamentary weapon which forbids debate on motions during the socalled morning 2 p ra and got his motion to bring up the service vole bill approved by voice vole The scnalc passed a modified soldier vote bill late last year which struck out a proposed fed eral war ballot for service men and women and substiluled a sim ple direclivc to the states to use their own abscnlcc ballots That bill is pending in the house The new bill which caused Mon try Barr Keshlcar Shcnandoah former member of the state com merce Commission representing transportation interests X T Chaddcrdon Marshall lown and Craig Sheaffcr Fort Madison both representing indus try Virgil M Handier president of the State University of Iowa Alice Warsaw Waterloo repre senting social welfare agencies Claire Marshall Cedar Kapids 1 W Wilson Carroll and Don Berry Indianola all 3 represent ing newspapers L S Crawford Iowa City rep resenting the professions X T Prentis of Ml Ayr and Thco C Hutchison of Algona both rep resenting the state house of repre sentatives George M Faul of Des Moines and Robert Keir of Spen cer members of the state senate Robert W Colflesh Des Moines representing returning war veter ans Mrs Robert B Pike Sioux City president of the Iowa Fed eration of Womens clubs Jim O Henry Council Bluffs member o the board of supervisors of Potla waltamie county Oliver Rilcy Buy War Savings Bonds and Burlington secretary of Ihe cham Stamps from your GlobcGazcUc bcr of commerce I carrier boy These landings were carried 5ul with we were ready for any It was a terrific psychological ex perience to prepare for it for sev eral days and then when the final moment came to find no enemy Capt Crowell B Shellon Bil lings Mont told me as he waded out knee deep in icy water from the Higgins boat which brought us ashore from an LST I never was more set for a big fight for keeps than Saturday morning It was rue that every soldier and officer was prepared In die in this operation which by Sun day afternoon seemed lo have turned anticlimactic I spent nights aboard the LST before the There was sii atmosphere of tension wherein each man faced the impending danger Some joked others laughed But there always was o determi nation lo face Ihc dangers with courage A few hours before disembar kation special religious services were held aboard ship which most men attended Confession and communion were given to Catholics Then we clambered down land ing nets into a Higgins boat for the run to shore We pushed off and joined floating convoy of ducks Higgins boats and LCIs all convergin toward the beaches which blinked with red yellow and green lights for various forces Everybody was hushed feeling the silence and stillness of the night ominous When we reached the shore Ihcre were still no broadsides or bullets no bursts of mortur fire or shells We slogged down the open ramp and into the icy watci holding our coats up and with our luggage on our backs Already the tanks were be ginning to roll up the beach in rapid lime and we were close behind the main assault force Everything was blurred in the starlight When the cresccnt shaned moon came out and we could see better we still wandered the opposition was unprecedented speed and Pravda Says No Discord Among Allies flloscow communist arly newspaper Pravda said Monday a week after it published of German peace negolia ions with high British personali ties that the last nayi hope or sowing discord among the allies had failed Pravda reiterated recent so1 A FL REJECTS TERMS OF LEWIS UMW Wants Control Over Chemical Workers Kliami Fla American Federation of Labor executive council Monday rejected John L Lewis terms for rcadmission of his United Mine Workers into the Federation and offered to take the miners back only on the same status under which they were members until Although the councils proposal would limit jurisdiction to the coal mining industry it did not necessarily close the door to further negotiations on the ques tion of the UMWs district SO w h I c h includes miscellaneous crafts An AFL committee was in structed to meet again witli the miners if Lewis is willing President William Green said viel pronouncements that the Moscow and Tehran conferences effectively blocked German ef forts to divide the allies and added The result of the conferences was agreement on the scale and time of military operations planned by the 3 powers designed to bring about the conclusive de feat of Germany he believed some progress had been made but lie declined furth er interpretation Lewis terms had been take us I as we are He had assured council mem bers however he would abide by their jurisdiclional decisions ex cept as to chemical workers whom he proposed keeping Buy Savings Bonds anil Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FOttUOAST Bing Sinatra Plan Crooning Contest Hollywood Crosby and Frankic Sinatra wilt stage a crooning contest over the air waves Feb 1 the Hollywood Vic lory committee announced Mon announced Mason City Occasional rain turn bul civilian fans will have to learn about it from their service men friends Crosby will match mil cr to snow flurries and cold Monday night Tuesday colder with snow forenoon lowest Monday night in Mason City 25 Iowa Mostly cloudy with occa sional rain Monday night and Tuesday not much change in temperature winds 25 to 30 miles an hour cloudy with occasional light rain in south portions Little change in lem pcralure Monday nighl Tues day cloudy wilh rain south j au dslight rain or snow north portion becoming slightly cold er northwest and north central portions Monday afternoon Wind 25 to 30 mph diminish ing Monday night and increas ing again Tuesday flurries in crooning styles of notsolongogo against Sinatras style Ihat sends I todays high school girls into ecstasy in a broadcast of Com mand Performance the radio show that goes to American armed forces around the world days controversy again provides a federal ballot but would leave with the states the power to pass on the qualifications of voters and the validity of each ballot The LSTs continued like whales to deposit their contents on the jeeps ducks the beach head was won Combat engineers quickly cleared away the mines and built a carpetlike road composed of i heavy wire malting across the GlobeGazette weather statistics sandy beach and through the Maximum Sunday 4fi marshes until they reached the t regular roads including the I AnzioRomc highway I As the day wore on the Gerj mans first used sneak air raids and Ihen started shelling but they had been caught completely by surprise Otherwise they would have counteraltacked before nightfall This operalion has been Ihe re verse of Salerno the Italian was an expectancy of little fighting but actually here was much actually The fcclinc prevails here that there is a countcratlack in for mation IN MASON CITY Minimum Sunday night 28 At 8 a in Monday 32 Rain Trace Rain which fell early Monday morning quickly turned into a glare of thin ice YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 15 Below The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At B a m Sunday 45 17 26 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum ARMY OF YANKS IS FORCED BACK ACROSS RAPIDO Germans Hope to Upset Cassino Front to Deal With Threat to Rear By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters Algiers and British troops driving 4 miles inland are less than 30 miles from Rome and have brought the Appian way under shelltire from their long beach head above the Pontine marshes allied headquarters an nounced Monday A German broadcast said allied forces were advancing from the Nettuno area toward Littoria 12 miles east of Netluno and but 4 miles from the Appian way Lit toria is the main center the Pontino agricultural development in the marshes and an allied ad vance in that direction would be away from Rome instead ot to ward it But fighting with fury a cor nered liner the German 10th army has gone over to the offen sive on the whole Cassino front liO miles to the southeast In a scries of violent day and night counterattacks the Germans threw the Americans back across the Rapido river It is apparent that the Ger man command hopes to disrupt the entire 5th army front to gain time to turn around and deal with the threat in their rear said a military commentator at allied headquarters The Americans had seized a bridgehead across the Rapido 3 miles below Cassino in conjunc tion with the allied landings near Whether Rome Is to Be Battlefield Depends on Nazis Washington the Eter nal City become a bloody battle ground The answer is up to he Ger mans As Rome was reported Monday within range of the allies big ar tillery it became possible to slate that the attitude of the United States and of our allies is simply this happens ill Koine will de pend upon the nazis If they get out the allies will gn around If the Germans make a stand in ami the Vatican probably understands allies will have to BO info them there Rome but were immediately at tacked in force by the Germans who had been augmented by 3 divisions withdrawn from the Rome area only a few days ago As a result of the shift of Ger man forces the seaborne forces at Ncltimo were slill expanding their milcsrlonsr briilEchcad with out meeting cffcclivc opposition ammunccd Ameri can and British troops ami sup plies still are pouring ashore The allies captured Neltutio it was stated officially for the first time hold the coast for several milcsboth north and south of that small port and have brought the Appian way under their guns This road the main coastal highway between Home and the Germans southern front is only 12 miles from the beaches and the 4 mile allied advance placed 41 7 Below WHERE ALLIES FLANK ITALIAN Arrows from American and British flags point to region south of Rome between the Tibet river and Nettuno where allies have made new landings in Italy On land front heavy line Americans were fighting in Cassino area and British captured Trimonsueli A   

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