Mason City Globe Gazette, February 5, 1944

Mason City Globe Gazette

February 05, 1944

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPART WENT OF HI STORY ANDARCHIVE DES MOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a CopyJ MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5 1911 HOME EDITION TTTTTTl Lapiner Richer Fined on TQJC Evasion Charge PLACED ON ROBAT10NFOR PRISON TERMS Lapiner Fined and Richer Pay in Taxes Des Moines Judge harles Av iDewey sentencing 2 lason City men on income tax yasion counts lashed out verbally aturday at the United States at irney generals office with a jiiarge of using criminal prosecu m to collect civil liabilities As Nate Lapiner 51 Mason City titomobile dealer and Sam Richer 39 hjs nephew andoffice manager came up for sentence the judge charged that the federal prosecutors had on Dec 10 asked a 2 months postponement of sentence just to get every dol lar of the tax r There isnt any reason why tthese men shouldnt go to the peni for the attitude of the attorney generals office men are obviously uilty of pretty flagrant viola ijtions the taxing deliberate violations with no i extenuating circumstances Just plain bald violation When 1 jcame into this court I intended jto send these the peniten there is no reason why ilthey shouldnt go 1 The judge however did not jisend Lapiner and Richer to the i penitentiary Lapiner svas fined I 520000 and sentenced to 18 j months inprison but was placed on probation for the 18 months was fined with a year and a day sentence placed against him for asimilar period of probation Judge pewey granted the men Says i which to pay their Hear Mitchell Is Nominated for Judgeship Des newspaper report here Friday afternoon said that Francis Biddle attorney general wassending the name of Richard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge o the senate lor confirmation as federal judge for the northern dis Jict of Iowa to succeed Senator Teorge Scott This would eliminate the 2 lames most frequently heard of late in discussions of this appoint ment Tobe Diamond of Sheldon and Judge Henry N Graven of Mason City both said to have the blessing of U S Senator Guy M Judge Mitchell is former chief justice of the Iowa supreme court In the past he has been a candi date for a number of high offices ff I hope U hi sald j The investigation of the Lapi inerHJcher case covered the 6 hyear period of 1935 through 1940 IfThe first2 years of evasion were jnot prosecuted being outlawed hv time They were indicted on counts a count for each of the ipther 4 years ot theperiod Two were not prosecuted when lihe men plead guilty to the 2 remaining counts Since the men appeared to enter aeir pleas on Dec 10 they have taid a total ot to the pllectpr of internal icluded 2752804 taxes due a Wild penalty of 81383936 and fiterest totaling United States District Atty rMaurice Dohegan and his assist ant Cloid I Level did not rise to contradiction of the judge as he assailed their office during his pronouncement of sentence Iji However after the close of I court Donegan denied any respon sibility of the attorney generals office in the collection of income faxes citing the effective collec 1 tion powers of the collector of in ternal revenue i The district attorneys office said lhat the postponement of j tehee was asked by the defense attorneys not the prosecution Judge Dewey In pronouncing sentence also discounted the value of letters of recommenda tion presented in behalf of the Mason Citymen letters to show their good standing The letters stand against them A man who has a standing arvd steals is worsethan a man who doesnt have a standing and l steals the judge said NATE LAPINER for Fraud HIGHWAY PATVOLMAX DIES Otinmwa Herbert W Jennings 39 one of the original members of state high way patrol and since J937 in charge of patrol district 10 died at an Ottumwa hospital Friday of a blood infection RICHARD F Line for Judge SCORE 25000 FOR STRIKING Navy U S Spokesmen Hit Mechanics Actions Detroit from spokesmen for the armed forces apd goyernnient agencies Satur day confronted approximately 25 000 war plant strikers in Michigan and Ohio along with war labor board threat of full sanctions and penalties The strike begun Friday was that of members of the Independ ent mechanics7 Educational Society of America who walked put in Cleveland Detroit and else where protesting the national la bor relations boards handling of a juiisdictional issue A demand that the men return to work as a condition of loyalty to their country was voiced by Ralph A Bard acting secretary of the navy Referring to necessary for invasion forces Bard said the strike was increasing the hazards of our war effort The acting secretary telegraphed his demand toMatthew Smith na tional secretary of the MESA at the time the war labor board was threatening sanctions and order ing a hearing in Washington on Monday Smith in defiance tacitlv in vited the board to apply sanctions asserted the strike would continue and said it was impossible to have union officers at the hear ing because there would be insuf ficient time for delegates to the MESAs executive board to get to gether for formal action Sactions might ification of the strikers under sel ective service or withholding o union benefits The strike was condemned Troth by the regional WLB in Cleveland which called it an attempt t coerce agencies of the rovern ment into an adbication of theii normal functions and by Chair man Edwin E White of the D troit The dispute precipitating the strike hinged on action of the NLRB in calling a hearing on petition from the United Auto mobile Workers CIO for a bar gaining election in the tool room of the WillysOverland Motoi company at Toledo MESA representatives c o tending the Toledo workers al ready had chosen their union as bargaining agent refused to at tend the hearing Smith charged maladministration of labor laws in Washington so that the CIO would benefit He also accused the UAWCIO ot raiding MESA membership which he said totals 53000 workers COEIJS WELCOME MAN Syracuse X Raj Martin 16 sqle freshman to rcgis tcr in Syracuse universitys archi lecture department this icrm found a series ot welcome signs from cocds MORE ISLES IN KWAJALEIN ARE TAKEN BY US Marshall Islands Military Government Proclaimed by Chiefs By WILLIAM IIIPPLE V S Pacific Fleet Headquarters Pearl Harbor P Invading 3 more islands in big Kwajalein atoll United States forces have overwhelmed the Japanese on 2 pushed the resisting enemy back ill a 3rd which has seaplane Mses and brought 2 additional fortified bases under warship and plane attack Other important developments as ascertained from latest advices of Adnx Chester W Nimitz were American leaders of the mid Pacific offensive foreseeing cap ture of all the mandated Mar shalls have proclaimed a military overnment to supplant the 25 rear long power of Emperor Hiro hito in the areas as each is occu pied There is no indication the huge American navy supporting the 6 Jay old invasion has been chal lenged or suffered losses The dominating alrforce has kept all Japanese planes out of the Marshatls skies for 4 succes sive days ff This picture was in sharp contrast with that presented Fri day in a Japanese imperial head quarters communique and record ed ip New York by the United States foreign broadcast intelli gence Tokyo claimed that 2 de stroyers had been sunk a cruiser and a destroyer set on fire 52 planes shot down 24 damaged and that Japanese garrisons on Roi and Kwajalein islands were firmljr holding the defense s tor Capture within less than a day of Roi and its airfield on the north end of Kwajalein atoll Tuesday already has been an nounced by Admiral Nimitz and he said Friday that progress was being made in putting down enemy resistance at Kwajalein island which is on the south end of the atoll Marines who won Ko and ad jacent Namurv have occupied 7 more small islands on the north ern end of the atoll War Corre spondent Howard Handleman re ported in a dispatch from the fighting zone Later information indicated that the invasion forces have taken the bulk of the 30odd is lands forming the atoll The latest invasion moves were intended to give the United States complete control of the atolls south end While fighting contin ued on Kwajalein island troops of the 7th army division landed to the north of it on Ebeye island where there are 2 seaplane bases ramps hangars shops a pier and a radio station Already half of that important island has been won against enemy resistance Between Ebeye and Kwajalein 2 small unnamed islands were occupied and the moderate enemy resistance on them was ended To he north of Ebeye bombs of planes and the shells ot war ships began falling on Gugegwe and Loi islands drawing enemy fire Gugegwe which guards one of the main channels into spacious Kwajalein lagoon now used by the American navy is fortified with pillboxes artillery and machine gun emplacements and a shore trench system In an overall view ofthe situa tion Admiral Nimitz communi que Friday nisht said operations at Kirajalein atoll continue satis factorily and that our casual ties continue to be moderate Earlier Admiral Nimitz issued a proclamation to the people ol the Marshall islands Polyne sians estimated in 1935 when Japan shut off all visitors to total slightly more than 9000 sus pending the powers nf the emper or of Japan in the occupied areas Sentence of Death Given Jarrett 55 Fort Dodge Jar rett 53 farm laborer was sen tenced to hang on Feb 23 1945 by Judge Dwight G Rider Fort Dodge in district court here Saturday morning Jarrett had pleaded guilty to the murder of Everett Warden 53 Cowrie dairy farmer Jarrett will be taken to Fort Madison state penitentiary later Saturday to wait execution Jarrett lay in ambush in War dens garage the night oE Jan 11 and bludgeoned his victim with a heavy iron bar Mrs War den whom Jarrett attacked in the couples farm home a few minutes later escaped Jarrett and ficd to the home of neighbors NO 1H Nazis Again Fail to Crack Lines Below Rome Cassino Fight Rages SENATE CANT MUSTER QUORUM Postpones Soldier Vote Showdown Until Monday Washington Lack of a quorum forced the senate into a recess Saturday and postponed until next week a showdown on service vote legislation Only 43 senators answered the roll for the usual Saturday ses sion It lakes 49 to transact busi ness After a call of the absentees failed to bring in the necessary members Majority LeaUer Bark ley moved to quit until noon Mon day This was the situation on the soldier vote question Thursday night the house passed a socalled states rights meas ure which called upon the states to provide absentee ballots for service personnel and directed the army and navy to expedite the distribution and collection of bal lots The senate now has this measure before it a measure which presi dent Roosevelt criticized as a fraud upon the people Butit also has the administrationspon sored bill providing for a federal ballot At odds in the senate are the supporters of the federal ballot bill and a coalition of republicans andsouthernjiejnocrats who favor UiFstateTKalldi Sponsors of the federal ballot are planning to seek its attachment to the houseapproved measure This move would have the effect of sending the entire matter back to the house and subsequently to a senatehouse conference thus bringing on a delay which might postpone enactment of service vote legislation indefinitely However if the senate vote should pass the house bill without amendments it would go to the white house And the mere fact that it had been passed by con gress would imply a stinging re buke to the chief executive for his earlier criticism Nazis Claim 900 British Captured in Area Near Rome London German high command claimed Saturday that British soldiers have been ta ken prisoner in the Nettnno bridgehead below Rome and that allies have failed in their ef forts to relieve units previously reporUd encircled in this area The broadcast communique as serted also that a second allied penetration Into Cassino had been dislodged Another Berlin broadcast said that fishtinr on the Italian front has reached such violence that Berlin military quarters view it as equaling the severity of the battles the RnsUh front CATCH 2 WHO ESCAPED PRISON Clarence Sweet Paul ySmlth Back in Anamosa Anamosa 2prisoners who escaped from the mens state reformatory here Thursday night were back in the institution Fri day The fugitives Bernard Sweet 19 and Paul Smith 22 were cap tured without resistance at Dyers ville shortly atter 5 p m Friday Dyersville is about 30 miles north of Anamosa The pair still attired in the prison garb they had on when they fled the reformatory dairy farm surrendered to 3 officers a short time after they had been sighted leaving the basement oi the St Francis church at Dyers ville The officers were Dyersville Po lice Chief Charles Platz and Slate Patrolmen Carl Meinhard and Ar thur Lengseth Officers said the church had been ransacked Warden Foss Davis of the Ana mosa reformatory said searcli for the pair had centered arounc Dyersville atter a car stolen from Monficcllo Friday morning was found abandoned in Dyersville Both men were serving 10yeai terms Sweet was sentenced from Clarion in July 1D42 and Smith of Davenport was sent enced from Spencer in June 1942 The break was the 3rd at Ana mosa since New Years day Ii each case the fugitives nave been apprehended theday following their escape lowan Sues General Whose Auto Hit Him San Diego Cal 815000 damage suit is on file in superioi court against Gen Holland Smith leader of U S marine as sault troops in the Marshall is lands invasion brought by Alvir J Walters 23 Burlington Iowa Walter contends he received per manent injuries last Feb 4 whei he was struck by an automobile driven by the general Walters was a navy machinists mate 6 AIRFIELDS IN FRANCE LASHED BY US PLANES Southwest District of Paris Reported Hit by American Bombers London ot Ameri can heavy bombers thundered out over central France Saturday and he Vichy radio said the south western district of Paris was one of the targets A headquarters announcement said that 6 French airfields had een attacked and listed them as Villacoublay Tours Saint Avord Chateau dunorleansBriey and Martinerie Light maraudersand RAFfight erbombers also hit secret German defense emplacements along the nvasion coast of France The allied announcement of the days operations the 8th in 9 days for American 4engined giants said only that they attacked Ger man airfields in central France The first bomber crews to return said they encountered very few enemy fighters and only moderate gunfire The Americans last hit Paris on Dec 31 when fortresses and liber ators combined in a bombing ot ballbearing plants in the indus trial outskirts for the sixth Ameri can attack of the war on the French metropolis Paris last was touched by bombs on Jan 4 when typhoons swept the area The assault carried the greatest sustained allied aerial offensive of the war into its 9th day and night battering at Germany andoccupied territories which was kept rolling on through Fri day klcht by RAF jnowinito Mous This fourth straight daylighf as sault fay the American giant bom bers at airfields unspecified in the preliminary announcement ap peared to be on an even greater scale than those which left great fires ranging in nazi Uboat bases and war industries at Wilhelm shaven and Frankfurt during the past 2 days Wilhelmshaven was hit by 1100 bombers and fighters on Thursday Fridays blow at industrial Frankfurt was dealt by hundreds of escorted flying fortresses and liberators at a cost of 21 bombers and one fighter Twelve nazi fight ers were knocked down by the American gunners as their planes thundered through flaming fields of antiaircraft fire protecting the vital industrial center Friday nights mosquito attacks against the unnamed targets in the western reich were made without loss to the fast 2engined forma tions which lashed out while other night raiders were sowing mines in enemy waters LUMBERMEN ELECT Des Moines Baugh man Cedar Falls is the newly elected president of the Iowa Re tail Lumbermens association L B Johnson Chariton was named vice president for southern Iowa and G W Thomason Estherville holds over as vice president for northern Iowa Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Colder Saturday night lowest temperature zero at Mason City Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy and con tinued cold winds 20 to 30 mites an hour diminishing Saturday night Iowa Cold wave Saturday night With lowest temperature Satur day night zero to 5 above jn the north and 5 to 15 above in the south portion continued cold Sunday mostly cloudy with snow flurries in north portion Saturday night winds 30 to 35 1 occasionally 40 miles an hour Saturday afternoon slowly di minishing Sunday Saturday night and Minnesota Cold wave south and east colder northwest portion Saturday night with lowest temperature 10 to lo below north and 0 to 5 above south portion Partly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday continued cold Sunday Winds 20 to 30 miles an hour IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At S m Saturday Slcct YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 30 29 29 trace DRIVES STAGGER reverses in Russia continue to pile up with 10 nazi divisions trapped in Uk raine pocket the soviet Leningrad army having smashed across the Estonian border and a 50mile retreat in old Poland It was on the ZvenigorodkaShpola line that soviet armies under Generals Nikolai F Vatutin andIvan S Konev joined forces to complete encirclement of 10 divi sions 35 1R Trace rain Trap Lose 58 Tanks 84 Transport Planes BULLETIN London Joseph Stalin in an order of the day an nounced Saturday the capture of Lutsk and Rovno in an advance which placed the red army within 50 miles of the jumping off poin where Adolf Hitler attacked the soviet union in 1941 The capture of Lutsk which the Germans announced last Thurs day they had evacuated places the advanced Russian columns TO miles inside old Poland in a sweep that carried the Russians 50 miles west of the past previouslyreported battle line Rovno 30 miles inside old Poland is an important rail junction on the WarsawKievOdessa rail line Stalins special order of the day to Gen Nikolai Vatutin said the 2 towns fell to a wellexecuted outflankinr maneuver that also enveloped a railway junction 8 miles south of Rovno Moscow Leonid A Govorovs victorious Leningrad army in a sweeping advance along the coast the Gulf of Finland has reached the mouth of the Narova river 9 miles inside the Es tonian soviet republic and sealed off the 3amilewide Es tonian land strip extending from the gulf south to Laka Peipus While Govorovs forces and others under Gen A Meretskov were squeezing enemy armies against Lake Peipus and the Latvian frontier red army groups to the south in the Ukraine drew the noose tighter around 10 nazi divisions trapped on the west bank of the Dnieper river be tneen Cherkasy and Kanev German attempts to relieve these encircled troops believed to total more than 100000 were decisively beaten back The Russian com munique reported destruction of 84 big junkers52 transport planes and 58 tanks Nearly 13000 Ger man troops were killed trying to fight their way out of the cordon which now has held them for 48 hours North of Zvcnigorodka and Shpola where the first and second Ukrainian armies under Generals Nikoja Vatutin and Ivan S Konev the the Germans back to the shores of the Dnieper where they face either death of surrender Our troops fought an engage ment for annihilation of the en circled enemy groupings the communique said The Germans are attempting by counterattacks to feel out weak places and break through the encirclement One attempt by nazi units out side the trap to break the Russian cordon cost them 32 tanks de stroyed by soviet artillery and tank destroyers A second attack re sulted in 26 GermSn tanks being wiped out In the sky Russian dive bombers and fighters denied all attempts at rescue or relief by air Twenty four big trimotored junker trans ports were shot down along with 10 escorting fighters Sixty other transports were destroyed on the closed their pincers around enemy the Russians rolled ground Towns ground forces in the south during Fridays fighting included Yoro novka 13 miles north ot Shpola Moshni 15 miles northwest c Cherkasy and Mikhailovka miles south of Kanev In the north Govorovs driv into Estonia was supported by other soviet forces which pushci south from Leningrad and swep to within 19 miles of Luga on th Leningrad Luga Pskov raiHvaj capturing the town of SIshinskay on way Meretskdys Volkhov army pounding west from the Lake Tl men sector after clearing th LeningradMoscow trunk railway wiped out the last Germans 01 the line from Leningrad to Nov gorod 2nd north south railwa freed since the northern often sive began Then blasting stron enemy fortifications hidden in th denselyforested terrain Merets kovs advance units reached point 22 miles southwest c Luban German dead in th fighting totalled 2700 the com munique reported As red army troops cleared the 110mile coast of the Gulf of Fin land between Leningrad and the Narovo river Stockholm dis patches said that 2 Russian sub marines had been sighted in the Baltic sea southwest of Noorkoe ping Sweden Swedish news papers recently have been specu lating on the chances of the red fleet breaking into the Baltic to harass axis shipping BRITISH THROW BACK ASSAULTS MADE BY TANKS Positions in Cassino Change Hands Several Times in Close Battle Allied Headquarters in Italy The Germans have launched a new attack in their determined offensive to smash the allied leachhead this time striking at British troops in the area north of Aprilia 20 miles outheast ot Rome but havebeen epulsed with heavy losses it was announced Saturday On the main 5th army front desperate fighting raged unabated n the streets of Cassino and in he mountains north of the town vith the Germans holding on despite sledgehammer attacks of American infantry artillery and armor The Geimans were still in pos session of the main part of Cas tino and were holding the Ameri cans to the outskirts Positions t changed hands several imes The Germans even managed to get more 6barreled mortars tanks and big selfpropelled guns into Cassino for their desperate and almost suicidal defense of the city where they had turned al most every house into a fortress Just to the north of Cassino however American troops pushed farther west dislodging the Ger mans from most of Mt Maiola but desperate fighting was con tinuing The nazis threw into the beach head attack the 26th divfelon of their best armored ontftta Italy which has fought n Wth the 5th and 8th army fraobk SAlld probed the allied liheV in apparent search for weak spots A dispatch from the 5th armys beachhead front by Reynolds Packard representing the com fained American presssaid some German prisoners reported Adolf Hitler had sent a special message ordering them to fight their hard est until the allied wedge was obliterated The allies Friday took 90 prisv oners in tlje beachhead fighting bringing the total captured there since the landings 2 weeks ago to 1500 The total number Ger mans captured in Italy since the invasion of the continent started in Calabria Sept 3 1943 is now over 10000 headquarters an nounced Aprilia of Anzio of Padiglione where the earlier German attacks had centered Al lied units several days ago were reported in Campoleone 4 miles north of Aprilia and only 16 miles southeast of Rome but official accounts did not indicateSatur day whether they still hold this point Aprilia is one of the model towns of the fascist pontine agri cultural developments Its original name still used by many was Carroccto Describing the battle for Cas sino a headquarters spokesman said Street fightine is the hard est of all combat with the odds on the defenders The attackers must is 10 miles due north and 4 miles northwest Grandpa Harry Setzer Passes Draft Physical Berwick Pa Mi Grandpa Harry Sctzer passed his draft physical examination Saturday Setzer 37 has 9 children and 3 captured by Russian grandchildren army Hell enter the REACH C A S SIX troops of the allied 5th army have stormed their way to the German stronghold of Cassino in frontal and flanking assaults Bitter housetohouse fighting was expected before the last German suicide squads are driven from the citr ;

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