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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 29, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT OF ANO ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS YOU Associated Pna and United Press Fuji Leased Wires Five Cents Copy WILL CUT PORK AND SOME BEEF RATION VALUES New Schedule of Points Will Become Effective Sunday OPA Announces Washington reduc tions in the ration point values of pork and many beef cuts will go into effect Sunday But the ration values of veal lamb mutton butter cheese lard and all other fats and dairy prod ucts will remain unchanged through March the office of price administration said Tuesday in announcing the revision Only the values of spare ribs ave unaffected in a general re duction of pork points The cuts range from 1 to 3 points bringing the average ration value of pork down to 17 points a pound Beef cuts used for roasts rib steaks and stews are also reduced The point value of canned and readytoeat beef and pork items are reduced from 1 to 4 points while many variety meats and some types of sausage also are decreased in ration cost The reductions came as a sur prise since the OPA had indicated that point values would be boosted steadily during the next JEpw months Marketing of more livestock tlian had been antici pated was given as the principal reason for the reduction The lower meat point values also make full allowance to the housewife said Price Adminis trator ChesterBowles for the fact that with ration stamps now to be worth 10 points each she cets I red point a week less to spend A large share of the meat available to civilians during March will be pork will make up more than half of the months total meat supply Bowles said the amount of pork which will be produced during the first 2 or 3 weeks of March may be at recordbreaking lev els for this time of In the case of beef too we expee t to h a ve somewhat more in than during February ofcourse much less plehtifulithahporlc but the smail anticipated increase en ables us to reduce point values on some cuts The overall average ration value of meat in March will be 42 points a pound as compared with an average of approximately 5 points in February The revision of meat values takes into account the agency ex plained that irom now ou each individual will have 60 red points to spend each month on rationed meats and fats or 4 pbints less nan in the past The OPA estimated that not withstanding this reduction in the number ol points the meat ration in March will be about 8 per cent greater than in February The retail supply of pork during March is expected to be about 655000000 pounds OPA said or more than half the months total of rationed meats There will be about 5 per cent more beef than the 430000000 pounds available this month it was estimated The new point value chart lists most popular bacon cuts at one point a pound down 2 and 3 points from February Canadian bacon is reduced 4 points from 9 to 5 points a pound Most pork roasts are cut 2 points with loin roasts for exam ple being listed at 3 points a pound down 2 Most pork steaks and chops are reduced 2 points while knuckles jowls and plates are given a zero rating Among the beef cuts both the 10inch and the 7inch rib roasts are reduced one point being list ed at 6 and 7 points respectively Chuck roasts are reduced one point and all beef cuts generally used for making stews with the exception boneless heel of round are reduced one to 2 points For many canned meats values are cut 2 points a pound Deviled ham and tongue for example will cost 4 points as against 6 present In maintaining present values on butler lard and dairy products OPA said that consumer demand had just about equaled the civilian allocation o these products during February thus making it unnec essary to revise point values fo March The March butter allocation not great enough to allow a point value reduction the agency said Third of U S Families Have Incomes Washington the average per capita income in 1943 was 51050 onethird of American families now have incomes of more than S3000 a year the de partment of commerce said Tues day The average annual per capita income in 193539 was only S520 it said and only 10 per cent MASOV CITt IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 29 1911 This Paper Consists or TVO INVASION S soldiers march down a dock on a Pacific for landing barges which will take them to troopships bound for a south Pacific invasion Russians Fight Inside Defenses Around Pskov REDS WITHIN SIGHT OF CITY Nazis in N W Russia Are Gravely Threatened Moscow territory held by the Germans in northwest Russia is now gravely threatened by red army drive in Pskov and there isevidence that the nazi transportation places dispatches from the Baltic front declared Tuesday The British radio quoting the soviet army newspaper Red Star said the Russians now were fighting inside the German de fenses around Pskov with ad vanced red army units within sight of the fortress city Germans are resisting fiercely especially along the main road and the red army has to fight hard for every village it takes said the broadcast re corded by the U S foreign broad cast intelligence service With Hie vanguard of the Rus sian force less than 12 miles away Pskov was reported to be already under fire from red army siege guns Earlier a London interpreta tion of the Russian communique placed the Russians 6 miles north east of Pskov at the town of Tor oshino on the LugaPskov rail way A dispatch to the army news paper red star from the Pskov front said that in many sectors the roads are so clogged with wrecked German transport guns and tanks that special soviet cleanup squads have been formed to clear them away to enable the red army to march through on the heels of the retreating enemy With colder weather now pre vailing on the northern battle fields night fighting in increasing and Red Star said that soviet soldiers specially training for night operations are pursuing the Germans through the dark hoars Farther south Gen M M Pop ovs army was reputed smashing through an intricate network of German communication lines and fortifications just east of the bor der of the Latvian republic At one point Russian troops were only 12 miles from the republics frontier This breakthrough which lias disorganized German defense plans and fighting lines is seri ously endangering Hitlers plans in the north and may shortly have farreaching results Red Star said With the Russians making great headway in this region approxi mately 70 miles below Pskov it appeared evident that German positions around Pskov cannot long be held dispatches said of families had incomes of more than S3000 during that period During World war I annual pc capita earnings climbed 3640 Young Technicians Employed in Ireland Ordered Home for Draft Belfast S technicians 22 years old or younger employed by the Lockheed Overseas cor poration in northern Ireland have been ordered to return home to report to their draft boards as a result of President Roosevelts order for a review of occupa tional deferments Some arc on to only listing in American forces in the I united kingdom Gas Coupons for 2000000 Gallons Stolen at Dubuque for Dubuque ration coupons and certificates callin r an estimated 2000000 gallons were stolen in a burglary of the Dubuque ration boards office the old postoffice building here early Tuesday morning Chief of Police Joseph Strub announced that a vault had been forced open and an undisclosed number of cartons of B and C coupons rolls many coupons books iarid a quantity of bulk certificates or food rationing books were takeri Vhasty check by OPA officials revealed the chief said Entrance was made through a window leading into another of fice and the robbery was discov ered by a janitor nt a m A small coupe bearing Illinois license plates was observed with motor running parked in an alley back ot the building at 4 a m by a physician Chief Strub said and the robbery is believed to have occurred at about that time OPA Investigators L F Beck and H J Krone both of the Mo line district office said that the technique followed in the burg lary to several other recent midwest ration board safe robberies The combination dial to the vault was knocked off and a diamond point chisel or drill used to force the lock open they declared Says Nazi Industries in Ruhr District Are Working Full Blast Stockholm S w e d i s h cavalry officer returning from a tour of Germany and Poland said Tuesday that nazi industries in the Ruhr were working full blast despite the heavy allied bombing Capt Jan Wilholm Kuylen stierna said he was surprised to see the factories operating again after having readreports of great damage there The Germans have been able to put the plants back into work ing condition within months he declared The officer was on a military mission studying German use of cavalry The nazis are using considerable cavalry forces on the eastern front lie added Early Denies Rosenman Had Anything to Do With FR Veto Message idfcle j ti fbrmantsMonday jrientifiea JudgoT Samuel Irving Rosenman as the author of President Roosevelts tax veto message but White House Secretary Stephen T Early denied that Rosenman had any thing to do withit Asked to comment on the report that Piosenman wrote the con troversial tax veto message which led to the resignation of Albcn Barkley of Kentucky as senate majority leader and then to his unanimous reelection Early said Judge Roscmnan had nothing to do with U He had no part whatever in writing the veto mes sage As a matter of fact he didnt even sec thats not an anonymous statement Republicans already are accus ing Mr Roosevelt of being illtem pered abusive intemperate and violent in his relations with con gress Their reaction follows dem ocratic protests of the lone of President Roosevelts veto mes sage Clouds Help U S Bombers at Brunswick London States fly ng fordesses renewed the attack m Germany Tuesday after a 3 lay recess bombing the battered aircraft center of Brunswick vir without opposition under cover of dirty weather which im nobilizecl the nazi fighter force Headquarters attaches were jubilant over the results of the raid on Brunswick 120miles west of Berlin but were realistic Miough to ascribe the absence of he German air force to the weather A solid cloud which covered the ortresses uas several thousand eet thick and that together with severe icing conditions WHS be ievecl to account for the lack of Observers believed hat the reduction last week of jerman fighter production would be reflected immediately in the iiazi willingness to fight against odds Liberator bombers joined in the daylight attack on the continent leading an allday assault 3h the Pas Oc Calais rocket coast of France They were escorted by U S fighters The fortresses rounded out the greatest month in the history of aerial warfare by the returning to Brunswick apparently to nol ish off isolated aircraft factory buildings not destroyed in 3 pre vious raids since Feb 1 The formations of fortresses did not rival the size of the armadas hundreds strong that last week beat down the German airforce in the new visit to the scene of the fiercest American air battles on Jan 11 and Feb 10 The raid was the 8th air forces I9th major operation in February new all time high equaling the December and January raids combined Eleven were against Germany While the fortresses wore out on the Brunswick raid allied medium and light bombers main tained an allday attack on north ern France Big forces of bombers and fighters shuttled across the chan nel against France at intervals One very large force flew inbound over the southeast coast at great height Tuesday afternoon 14 Jap Ships Sunk by US Submarines Knox Reveals NAZI AIRFIELDS NEAR ROME ARE HIT BY YANKEES Allied Ground Troops Improve Positions on Anzio Beachhead BULLETIN At The Anzio Beachhead In It aly Germans opened up Tuesday on 6th army troops in the beachhead with one of the heaviest shellings yet The shelling was not intensive at any one point but it scattered all over the area There also were several air alerts Allied Headquarters Naples UR dive bombers pound ed German airfields in the suburbs of Rome for the 2nd straight day a communique disclosed Tuesday us allied ground forces improved i their positions on he rainswept Aiizio beachhead after beating off lew German counter thrusts While the luftwaffc remained rroundcd by intermittent rain iqualls that hampered ground ighting on all 3 main battlefronU in southern Italy swarms of allied medium and fighter bombers itruck repeatedly at enemy targets an the Rome area and alons the naziheld railroad lines feeding doivn from the north Other raiders swept across the Adriatic to bomb Jind machine gun German shinning off the Dal matian coast Boy 15 Who Stole Car Hitchhikes With Wrong Chief Bnoiic 15 year old Au dubon boy was in custody ot the Sac county sheriff Tuesday be cause he hitchhiked a ride with the wrong Chief Jack Berry of Boonc The lad told authorities he stole an automobile at Templeton and drove it to Sac City there ex changing it for another machine which ho drove to Webster City From there he started hitch hiking toward Boonc and offi cers here were tipped off Bcrry rccognizcd the lad on a highway near here WITHIN REACH Sinclair Gives Report of Fine Plane Results London Minister Sir Archibalcl Sinclair siid Tuesday that the glittering prize of air su premacy was clearly within reach of the allies together with the prospect of paralyzing Ger man war industry and transport and clearing the road for the progress of allied armies to Berlin Berlin received in January as great a weight of bombs as fell on London throughout the war Sin clair told commons in introducing his periodic oir estimates More than 2500 British planes were lost in bombing operations from Britain in the last year with nearly 18000 crewmen killed or captured Sinclair said Germany no is using the greatest concentration of antiair cralt guns and searchlights ever employed and the nazi fighter force is milch jjreatef than thut with which we fought and broke the enemy in ihc battle of Britain the air minister siiid Our losses arc becoming pro gressively less heavy compared with the effects we are achieving he said The ratio of casualties to the weight of bombs dropped is steadily falling despite the fact that the range of our attacks has been steadily increasing Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy SUPPLIES FOR huge avmy crane unloads supplies from a coast guard rnannecUsupply craft pn a bcacli in the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshalls invasion Nazis Stress Threats to Jap Homeland By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American advances in the PH ific have jolted Japans manin Ihestrcel into an awareness that lis island is now a part of the front which may become before Ions a target for allied air assaults a German Transocean News agency broadcast said Tuesday This feeling has been awak ened amonff the entire Japanese nation by the appearance of the U S fleet off the llariaiias said a dispatch broadcast by Berlin A government order limiting open fires in Tokyo houses the axis report said had its share in giving Tokyos inhabitants the feeling they are now directly in cluded in the front area It stated that Japan must be prepared at any time to sight enemy bombers but added that it is whether the Ameri cans in theXear future will under take on the Japanese mollieriand iir raids which could only be nuisance sweeps American fleet units were last reported making heavy air attacks on enemy bases in the Marianas less than 1400 miles from Tokyo on Feb 22 and the German broadcast credited this blow with opening Japanese eyes to what space devouring force there is in modern warfare One has realized that the American advance in the Pacific is no isolated enterprise in which after rapid thrusts the attackers recoil to their original positions it stated adding that it seems A 11 suiien inai it seems American A3G invaders spear that the Japanese arc not willing headed the assault diyebotnbing to use their fleet in waters where and strafing the LHlovia airfield the Americans might have air su 111 Hie southern outskirts of Rome prefnacy and the Guidonia and Marcigliano fields in the northern part of the city Lt Nick Kasun Detroit Mich axAlnsV the Ul ioria lieldisairhjsf enemy coastal shipping Adriatic port of Anconu its bombs the adjacentrailway yards and then swung uack to strafe freight cars stalled in the yards The central Italian railway junctions of Chieti and Terni also came under the nllied bombsights while another raiding force hit at oft the Not a single nazi plane rose lo challenge the raiders but 3 allied aircraft were anti aircraft fire or the almost impene trable flying wenlher On the embattled Anzio beach head American and British troops continued their limited offensive in the area south and southwest of Aprilia behind a steady artillery barrage that crashed down throughout the day on nazi troops massing before the allied lines A United Press Madrid dis patch quoted reports from Rome that Marshal Albert Kesselring was reinforcing his air squadrons in the beachhead area and would launch his expected offensive as soon as the mud hardened suffi ciently to permit the movement of mechanized forces Men and equipment were said to be clog the roads south of nxi shock troops launched a smallscale attack ygafcl British units along the upper bank of Uio Moletta river southwest of April ia Monday but they were driven back by heavy fire from the Brit ish lines The British then surged out of thqir trenches and gained new positions in the ravines and rock caves bordering the river NAMES DONAHUE CHAIRMAN B Donahue of Hampton has been named chaiv man of the Red Cross fund campaign in Franklin county and plans have been completed for the membership drive to begin March Weather Report The closing of restaurants bars dancing places and alj places of entertainment which are not nec essary to the war effort will be effected March 5by government SKILLFUL RAIDS AGAINSTNIftON ROUTES SHOWN American Submersible Attacks Becoming More Successful Washington of 14 Japanese vessels by American submarines was announced Tues day by Secretary of the Navy Knox The sinkings Knox said in cluded 11 medium cargo vessels a small cargo vessel a cargo transport and a large tanker They brought to 611 the number of Japanese ships of all types sunk probably sunk or damaged by American submarines Knox also reported that for the month of February not including Tuesday Japanese shipping losses caused by all types of American action totaled 189 vessels sunk probably sunk and damaged In that tolal he said were 22 com batant and 167 noncombatant vessels American submarines are do ing an increasingly skillful job he said in releasing navy com munique No 507 telling the new sinkings Knox added that o activities have been successful regularly aiiese ship losses causes also have beenV over Japanese merchant said have causes It has beeii esti ping of oidciii another 3erlin broadcast I Kno reported Those deprived of a jiving by the closing of their businesses wilt receive financial compensation and tax reductions Geishas affected by the shutting up of more than 4300 geisha houses in Tokyo also will be given war employ ment Tokyo teahouses also are included in the restrictions Government offices may not even close Sundays but officials alternateon the shifts so that each has 2 Sundays off each month Officials trips will be restricted to only the most urgent cases Restrictions have also been placed on the size of audiences in safety reasons PARLIAMENT IN FINLAND MEETS Communique Expected to Be Issued Later Stockholm will do its best to provide Finland with food if the Finns quit the war with Russia a reliable informant said Tuesday A German news agency broad cast recorded in London said the Finnish parliament met at a m in Helsinki with Premier Edwin Linkomies reading a brief resume of the present situation It was indicated an official com munique would be issued later Tuesday While a Swedish government spokesman refused to say whether an offer ot food actually had been made to the Finnish government it was a good guess that the gov ernment had given the Finns some assurance on that point Swedish press comment and public opinion generally were hopeful that Finland could find some way out It was believed nothing yet had Japanese started 7500000 tons of mi That they are cargo and trans 13 operations V good luck in KIB able number of Japatjoc u lie said that rine losses for of the war have been surprlslnjly small The Japanese technique of anlisubmarine warfare he said has improved but likewise our technique of evasion has im proved I I 1 It I1 4 A I 11 an Mason Cilv Fair TursHiv niM hrfPPcned that definitely would tiason til ran lucidnv night a lowest temperature Tuesday night in Mason City 18 Wednes day increasing cloudiness not much change in temperature Iowa Increasing cloudiness Tues day night becoming cloudy Wed nesday occasional light snow west portion Wednesday little change in temperature Minnesota Increasing cloudiness Tuesday night becoming cloudy with occasional light snow Wednesday no decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 32 Minimum Monday night 18 At B a m Tuesday 13 LEAP YEAR 1940 Maximum 22 Minimum g Precipitation Trace Snow nn ground 225 Cloudy a news conference about axis radio reports that an American attack is continuing on Guam American outpost in the Pacific which was captured by the Japanese early in the war Knox described them as just a mis statement for propaganda pur poses adding that he believed the broadcasts were intended mainly for local consumption To an inquiry concerning a statement by an army intelligence officer that loose talk enabled the Japanese to evacuate Kiska in the Aleutian islands before the American invasion Knox inti mated that he was satisfied with the conquest without a fight Continue to Maul Japs at Rabaul By RICHARD C BERGHOLZ Associated Press War Writer More than 200 planes poured 104 tons of bombs on Rabaurs harbor and one of its protecting airdromes and according to an al lied communique issued Tuesday pilots reported very heavy de struction The raid which occurred Satur day was the 12th consecutive daily strike and the 7th consecu tive time whenJapanese failed to get a single interceptor into the air Rabauls defenders have been pounded with 3205 tons of bombs during the last 26 maulinc any Japanese position his ever taken in the south Pacific In addition to the aerial smashes Rabaul has been shelled twice hy mariudinjr destroyer forces The destroyer squadron leader Capt Arlcight T Burke told As sociated Press War Correspondent Vcrn Haushland the Japanese ap parently have given up hopes of retaining Rabaul I think those stranded and deserted Japs will collapse but not soon Burke soid Other enemy bases in the south Pacific to take heavy blows from the allied air force included We wak main Japanese base in New Guinea where 80 tons of bombs were dropped Aitapc 90 miles northwest of Wcwak where 73 tons fcll and the Admiralty is lands in the Bismarck sea where Lorcngau I A stiffening of the Finnish at titude was reflected in an Hel sinki dispatch quoting the news paper Social Demokratli as as serting that Russian air raids on the Finnish capital may have jeopardized peace negotiations Force and threats as Russia must know of old will only give rise to opposite reaction said the paper mouthpiece of Finance Minister Viano Tanners strong social democrat party An apparent reluctance of the Finnish government to abandon its present policy was further in dicated in a freshlysigned Fin nishGerman trade treaty an1 airdrome were hit with 36 1 nounced Mbnday night Finland Of bombs Waingapoe far to the has depended largely on Germany Kvcst on Soomba island in the for food supplcs throughout I Dutch East Indies caught 18 tons 1 i There was no reported action in j the central Pacific only a Tokyo Buy Sayinns Bonds and broadcast cUim that the allies Stamps from your GlobeGazelle raided Tarna airdrome in Maloe carrier boy lap atollin the eastern Marshall V   

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