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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COM DEPARTMENT OF ISTORY ANO ARCHIVES 1 A VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires five Ccnls a Copil Assault Against Anzio Beachhead Is Smashed MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 GERMAN TANKS GIVE UP EFFORT TO BREAK LINES Infantrymen Flaming Guns Shatter Armored Attack Below Rome Allied Headquarters Naples infantrymen and the flaming guns of the 5th army shattered a doublebarrelled Ger man armored attack on the Anzio front Wednesday halting a drive that had threatened to develop into a full scale offensive to wipe out the embattled beachhead Torrential rains lashed this bat tle front throughout the tuornin and the German armored col umns slowed down by the treach erous murl and raked incessantly I by the deadlyaccurate allied j shell fire found the going too tough t United Press War Corrcspon dent Reynolds Packard reported that the fury ol the German on I i slaught subsided earlv Wedncs I day after a night andday of al i most ceaseless attack i German longrange c a n n o n f which had literally smothered the battlefield under one of the 1 heaviest barrages of the cam I pajgn slackened their fire as tlie ground assault faltered and broke The nazis equipped with a J secret weapon now revealed asi radiocontrolled robot tanks load j ed to the turrets with high ev j plosives still were attacking at several points on the allied peri meter but the sting appeared to have been taken from their blows Packard reported that an creasing number prisoners was i rounded up in the fighting Wedi nesday morning i Artillery duels thundered and Iront dispatches Tuesday night said the enemy had pounded the beachhead with the heaviest bom bardment since the initial land inss x The Germans struck at the beachhead at 2 points Monday and Tuesday night and continued to exert pressure without result headquarters said Allied artillery and lashed back with U S planes hammering nazi troops and tanks massed in the Cisterna area Allied airmen flew approxi mately 700 sorties over the beach head Tuesday in support of the 5th army ground forces the an nouncement said Tt estimated that approximatlcy 30 nazi aircraft were active over the front Allied bombers blasted at nazi Eun positions and motor transport in the Anzio area attacked enemy airfields in the rear nnd harawed shipping off the Jugoslav coast the bulletin added It put allied air losses at 6 Planes Tuesday and said the Ger mans lost an equal number On the main 5th army front around Cassino the situation was reported generally quiet though patrols were active in most sec tors An enemy attack was re pulsed in one area Eighth army patrols probed deeply into enemy held positions the communique concluded Congress Asked to Aid City Street Projects After War The first of 21 meetings to be held with city councils in urban areas of Iowa with more than 10000 population to plan postvir development of streets and highways was held in Mason Citv Wed nesday by C C Coykendall ministrative engineer for the Iowa state highway commission ls slllrcbut Darned that figures Immedinte occasion for the Kave yere based tlle bil1 ls IM I U meetings is a bill in confess for a uas rillcl lhat they misht iNaiDing JUrV to Hear 53000000000 appropriation 1or changed considerably betiae CT J J construction of roads The house roads committee Tues day began hearings on the bill calling for expenditure of a bil lion dollars in each of i voars Conscience Money Coin years ago the lute H J Scott operated a mercan tile store it Noithboro Recently his son R L Scott of Coin re ceived u letter from a pueblo Colo woman asking how much she still owed his father Scotl disregarded it But along came a second request so Scott replied tlit lie had no record of the account and added just let your conscience be your guide Then tame a check for Slid which Scotl said he would split with his sister Mrs Verna Kurlce ol Dallas Cily III MAKCS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Tiiis Paper ContiIs of Two One Continue Work of T Wayne Lonergan Case immediately afler the war ends and increasing the federal share be changed considerably before the consrress takes final action even if the bill finally should be passed The Mason City council will take action on Mr Coyklnclalls i recommendation at its regular j tounscl Wednesday that testimony monthly meeting next Monday I abnormal sex practices Chief Engineer Fred R White New I came York An indication from Wayne Lonergans and surveys ready Mr Coykcu dall said explaining the reason for the meetings The bill as it now lies before both the hoiiie and senate roads committees would allocate approx imately yearly to Iowa during the 3 years Mr Coykendall estimated Of this amount half would be allocated to the primary roads and urban areas of more than 10000 population Quadruplets Born to Woman in According to present plans he said the urban areas in Iowa would get approximately S360Q 000 and the secondary roads of the stale approximately S8400000 The 53600000 yearly would be allo cated to the 21 largest centers in losva on the basis of population He estimated that Mason City would receive S12GOOO yearly as Heuiior Derbyshire Eng Nora Carpenler 23 who gave birth lo quadruplets Monday night i told newspaper men Wednesday lhat contrary to her earlier mcnt she is not married Miss Carpenters mother agreed with the correction of her state ment there is nothing to he gained by hiding the facts and we would rather be honest about it the mother said uuv The maternal grandfather of the Stamps fr boys and 2 girls is a miner carrier bo I The only 2 prospective jurors called before the noon recess were questioned by Defense Attorney Edward Brodcrick regarding their attitude on these aspects of the case Both were rejected one by the state and the other by the de fense leaving Ihe jury box still empty References to se abnormalities and psychiatric opinions caused no outward change in the calm com posure of the 2C year old defend ant who again appeared in court wearing a pinstriped bluesuit while shirt and blue tie He was consulted occasionally by Brod crick during Die questioning Buy War Savings Bonds and your GlobeGazette New Tanks Are Called Beetles By DAVA ADAMS SCHMIDT Allied Headquarters Naples UR has introduced a new secret radiocontrolled miniature the Anzio beachhead below Rome it was re vealed Wednesday but lost 14 of the explosive beetles in the last big nazi attack The tanks carrying 1000 pounds of explosives were designed to be directed against the chosen tar gets then blown up by remote control An oTficial aflicd an nouncement however described the tanks as poor specirrcns nnd said that though the wheels of the tanks went around the tanks themselves often foiled to move forward None of the fanks was believed lo have reached the allied lines during the big German attack more than a week ago Most of the 14 were blown up bv allied artillery behind the German lines The beetles which have a low silhouc and a single wireless aerial were believed lo have been Ihc secret weapon lo which Adolf Hitter referred mysteriously in a recent speech The enemy unit intrusted with handling the beetles was the 309th panzer grenadier regiment formerly the crack infantcrie lehr regiment BerlinSpandau from the great infantry training center at Doeberitz Germany The morning after the regi ments arrival at the beachhead German troops were paraded be fore it prior to the big attack to be shown the weapon which the nazi command said would pul verize the allies The rest is history U S Invades Admiralty Isles Seizes Airdrome THRUST ACROSS BISMARCK SEA Americans 1300 Miles From Philippines Allied Headquarters Southwest Pacific S invasion forces thrusting across the Bismarck Sea to within G10 miles of Truk have landed in the Admiralty islands captured an airdrome and rapid ly are extending their beachheads against dwindling resistance it was announced Wednesday The landing on Los Ne gros island backed by powerful air and naval bombardment ad vanced the American forces near ly 250 miles westward from New Britain and completed the south ern prong of a pincers movement on the enemys big aerial and naval base at Truk The penetration also save Ihc allies a foothold for further op erations against New Guinea 250 miles to the south and brought the Americans only 1300 miles from the Philippines Swarming ashore in landing boats from U S destroyers dis mounted elements from the first cavalry division took the Japanese defender by complete surprise and quickly captured Momolc air field for a base of operations aimed directly at Lorengau prin cipal city on the main island of Manns The enemys resistance is be ing rapidly overcome a commu nique from Gen Douglas MacAr thur said indicating that the U S troops which effected Ihc landing Tuesday were nearing f they have not already com pleted the occupation of Los Ne gros Penetration of the a chain of 1GO volcanic coral is lands and alolls virtually com pleted a stranglehold on the en emys southwest Pacific holdings cutting practically all supply routes for Ihe beleaguered Japa nese Spokesmen estimated that the new landing together with the seizure of Green Island in tin northern Solomons nnd Rooke Is land off New Britain left about 50000 Japanese trapped in the Bismarck archipelago and 22OflO other enemy troops isolated in the encompassed Solomons William B Dickinson United Press war correspondent reported that MitcAithur went ashore in a Higgins barge less than 8 hours after the cavalry units landed For more than an hour he in spected the landing beach Dick inson who was the only reporter to accompany MacArthur said Adm Thomas C Kinkaid ac companied MacArlhur ashore it was announced officially and both inspected the Momote airfield On the tour the general pre sented the distinguished service cross to 1st U Frank Hensiiaw Alice Tex who was the first man ashore The end ot the Bismarck cam MOVE NORTH AGAINArrcnv in the above mnp shows the Admiralty islands on which the Americans havcland ed in the steady advance northward against Japan paign is now clearly in sight the general said in his communique This marks a final stage in the great swinging move pivoting on New Guinea which has been the basic purpose of operations in itiated June 29 1MV The landing operation accom plished under Ihe cover of rainy wealher was described as deli cate and a spokesman said Ihc casualties were generally ligh1 This was one of the most brilliant maneuvers of the war he added It was a tiuick fol lowun to exploit the enemy weakness which has shown itself recently in Ihc Bismarck sea area Although the Americans en countered some resistance on the beach at Los Ncgros in the initial landing a spokesman said that not a single Japanese challenged them the rest of the day v The U S troops quickly cnp capturcd lured Momote airfield on Los Negros and apparently started pushing forward rapidly toward Lorengau airfield only a few miles across a narrow waterway separating Los NCRVOS from the I principal island of Mantis Brig Gen William C was in command of the cavalry units which included the famous Ousters 7th regiment under Maj Gen Innis P Chase commenting on the land ing said We spit right in the Japs eye The occupation of Los Xecros relieved the American supply line from constant threat of a flank attack which had been present since the beginning of the Papuan campaign the communique said This line previously so pre cariously exposed the anotmce incnt added is now firmly se cured not only by air coverage but by our front to which it is perpendicular The operation lias been a deli cate one and its final success lays a strategically firm foundation for the future Tactically it tightens the blockade of the enemys remaining bases Their supply lines are definitely and conclusively severed and only minimum blockade running by submarine or individual surface craft is now possible In effecting the landing the U 53 forces gradually were closing Reds Demand Finns Split With Nazis London a preliminary to RussianFinnish peace negotia tions Moscow lias demanded that the Finns cease military opera tions immediately break rela tions with Getmany and inlern all German troops and ships in Fin soviet help if neces sary The Moscow radio broadcast these armistice demands Tuesday night and said that if Finland ac cepted the conditions i in mediately Ihc soviet government was ready to open negotiations for a con crete agreement once There was no immediate com ment on the Russian proposals from Helsinki where the Finnish parliament held 2 secret sessions Tuesday to debate the question ol peace or continued war with Rus sia An official communique save no indication thai a decision had been reached The British press termed tlie Russian proposals and the Daily Mail said they should be accepted without delay The Stockholm newspaper Mor Son TidnJiigen said the proposals can very well be taken as a start ing point for further steps looking toward an armistice The paper which has close contacts with the strong Finnish social democrat party added that the terms are harsh but one must admit they do not mention Russian occupation or any threat to tlie countrys inde pendence1 In other words the newspaper said they are terms which the Finns constantly have said they could accept In demanding thai llic Finns stop fighting and intern all nazi troops and ships as a prerequisite for any peace negotiations the Moscow radio added that it Fin land considers herself incapable ol fulfilling this task the soviet union is prepared to render her the necessary assistance by troops and aircraft Another demand on the Finns was that the RussianFinnish treaty of 1910 be restored and all Finnish troops withdrawn to Ihe 1940 borders The questions ot the partial demobilization of the Fin nish army financial reparations nid territorial claims were to be lett to future negotiations in Mos cow The Russians also dcrnanded im luediate release all liussiail ami allied prisoners of war and civil ians interned in Finland The demand for internment of the 7 German divisions now in Finland appeared to be the crucial problem facing the Finns It was felt in London that Finland still closely linked with the Germans might hesitate to take such a step or that the Finns might request a delay in answering the Russian offer in the hope that the fast moving red armies in the Baltic might compel the Germans to withdraw from Finland thus ob viating any need to intern the nazis and preventing Finland from becoming another Italy Argentina Reports Leader of New Revolt Arrested Japs Report on Admiraltys New Yorfe Tokyo ra dio announced in a foreign broad cast Wednesday that allied troops had landed on the Admiralty is lands and were meeting strong resistance The Spanish language broadcast to Latin America recorded by U S government monitors said It is reported from a certain base in the south Pacific that on the morning of Feb 29 enemy troops began to land on the Ad miralty islands meeting strong icsistancc from the garrison which continues vigorously to defend self The broadcast was Ihe first re corded Tokyo assertion about Gen MacAithurs new strike Govern ment monitors said they had not yet heard a Japanese broadcast to t the Japanese people on the landings RUSSIANS FIGHT WAY TO EDGE OF PSKOV BASE Communique Declares Red Forces Continuing With Swift Advance London Pi Russian troops werereported fighting on the very outskirts of Pskov as the battle for that groat German communications base and key to control ot the Bailie raged on with unabated fury Wednesday Our troops are overcoming German resistance and advancing swiftly a Russian communique declared The buUftin said llat reu army troops had captured more thai 2nO additional towns and villages including IOKorelka 6 miles north of Iskov and Kutuzovo 11 miles to the east Helsinki dispatches r through Stockholm meanwhile ported a soviet drive across ice bound Lake Peipus had estab lished bridgeheads on the Estonian shore and asserted that ilie Rus sians were also attacking across the narrows between Lakes Pei pus and Pskov miles northeast i of the Baltic gateway city There was no immediate Russian confir mation of these reports Twentyeight miles southeast of Workers to Meet in Red Cross Drive The stage was being set Wed nesday for the opening of the an mial lied Cross war fund cam paign in Mason Cily Close to 500 workers will gather at the high school Wednesday evening at 8 oclock lo hear inspirational talks receive instructions and supplies for the opening of the campaign in this community The program will include music by high school students tor 15 minutes before thy opening of the meeting at 8 oclock following which C E Leffler will open the session Rabbi David llerson will have the invocation Talks will be given by Tom Connor chapter chitirinitn Paul Prilchard county general chair man of the drive and the Rev Alvin N Rogncss The film At His Side will be presented Germans Claim Allied Group in Beachhead Has Been Encircled London German com munique asserted Wednesday thai a major enemy group southwest of CislLrna in Die Anzio beach head of been encircled Pskov soviet columns stormed into the town of IMalkova T miles from the railway running south from Pskov lo Polotsk and 11 miles from the PskovOstrov Uarsavv trunk line both possible escape corridors for the nazis At Malkova the Russians were with in 20 miles of the Latvian border Thirtyseven miles the southeast other and tha1 the were main taining strong artillery pressure against the allied position The Cisterna area has been CLAIM EFFORT FOR RETURN OF RAMIREZ FAILS Report Duco Head of Forces Leading Attempt at Revolt Is Jailed Montevideo Uruguay Col Tomas Duco leader of an attempted army and Tlavy revo lution seeking to return President Pedro p Rimirez to power was arrested by tlie government Wed nesday a Buunoji Aires report said UULU conniKimlcr of the 3rd in fantry regiment reportedly was taken into custody by Acting 1residcAl bdclniiru 1 Farrells supporters a short time after the Arganlinc siivcrmncnl had an nounced that the revolt failed when nllicr army officers re fused to follow him DM such a farfetched adventure The government denied reports here that there had been any vio lence and asserted that larrclls regime was supported by both the army and the navy Earlier reports said tliot Duco had been leading i000 troops on liic capital and that another force composed of Argentine marines was also advancing upon Buenos Aires Gen Arturo lUuvson coleader the troops driving up from the Kovo sokolmkr areUj smashed Infantry division and captured tire large town of Novor zhev mounting an additional tineat to the PskovPolotsk rail way Ihc Moscow bulletin said More than bO smaller towns and villages were reported liberated in this operation The Germans were fighting desperately to hold the soviet ad vance the communique said miii insr roads blowing up bridges and staging frequent but ineffective counterattacks One engagement alone eost the Germans 9SO men killed the bulletin added Moscow reported a new soviet offensive in Ihe Ukraine south of the iron ore city of Krivoi Rog where tlie Russians were declared to have captured 70 towns in n mile drive down the InyuleLs river to Nikohicvka liquidating a German regiment and TOO other j enemy troops on the way The sister towns of Ingulets and Shiro koye southwest of Krivoi Rog were swept up in this advance the Russians said Berlin broad casts said the red army was using artificial fog and major artillery i units in this sector main American thciitui beachhead i By means of shuck trpop operi alioiid we succeeded in mopping up enemy strong the communique broadcast from BcrI Mil said j The Germans claimed their bombers sank a 5UUO ton trans lurther to port in Anzio harbor and dam red army 4 others totalling 15000tons revolution ol last June 1 was arrested at and a landing burge tillery aciion on both sides was reported on the southern Italian front The Germans said Ihcy destroycd 11 planes with ground fire EDELMIRQ IAKHEIJ THIEF LEAVES OLD SHOES Springfield Uiief took a tophat new shoes suit suitcase in cash a S2H war bond and silver service for 12 from the home of George Coontz However he left his old shuts which were Coontz sixc Minnesota Light to moderate somv with fresh winds Wednes day night and Thursday warm er south and east portions Wed nesday night colder north and central portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 33 Minimum Tuesday night At 8 a in Wednesday LM YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation a pincers movement on Truk Chase I from the south and the east BELIEVES JAPS PLAY POSSUM Vandegrift Sees Effort to Lull United States Washington Gen Alex ander A Vandegrift commandant of the marines believes Japan is playing possum in an attempt to lull the United States into un warranted optimism The enemys hope he said Wednesday is to create what the Japanese premier has described as the golden opportunity to de stroy the American fleet nt n sin gle master stroke But Vandegrift added speak ing as a marine let me say that we have no intention of being lured into letting down our guard Wherever and whenever the fleet moves forward and wherever and whenever marines go ashore we shall be prepared to assure in every way possible the success of our mission FIGHT WITH Jugoslav girls vet erans of General Titos partisan forces huv recovered from wounds and are preparing to return U the ritjlitinir Iront The scene above is an allied base in Halv This is an official U S signal corps photo Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy with occasi onal light or rain Wednes day night Thursday occasional light rain slowly rising temper atiires lowest Wednesday night in Mason City 25 Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night i and Thursday occasional light j drizzle west portion Wednesday night and occasional light snow i northwest and extreme north portion Thursday warmer Weci ncsday and extreme cast per1 a in rJWT but rclwied bv lion Thursday the government n hour and tiunrtcr later apparently after Fanell and his hd decided thai he not a leader of this icvoH There ivas m clear indication immediately iif Ihe political im plications of the revolution bill some rcpurls said that democratic and extreme leftist political par including joined revolutionary army and navy unils Farrells government has mil liccn sympathetic to he dcmoinicies Irnin 1uerlo Uelgrano the principal Argentine naval near Bahia Bianca on the south coast of Bueinis Aires province said a fleet of battle ships I or f cruisers and other smaller ships wax loaded with ammunition md preparing to sail Puerto Bclgrtno is more than GOO land miles sailing distance from i BuenosAires however j The 3rd army division with headquarters at Parana capital of Knlre Rios province 120 miles northwest of Buenos Aires was one of the unils reported joining Ihc revolution Col Etlnnrilo Avalo jnil divi sion iniartcrcd at Ihc Cstinpa DC Mayo mililary barracks just outside the capital also was re ported to bn supporting Kausnn il was not indicated iinmc iliatcly whether ttic generals ar rest had prevented aciion by these tronjis Following his arrest fiawson i was taken lo the war ministry in Buenos Aries where Farrcll I was cxHifoi ntiy with Col Juan Domingo rerun suons man of tit irnlnnris Iliqiu or o united which forced fVcsUicn Pedrn P out of office f days nyo Kawson am were coleaders of the June icvxlutiirt which overthrew the etmsuUitional government of President Ramon S Castillo A few minutes after Ravvson was taken to the war ministry a large number of troops with heavy I machine suns surrounded the j builtiiny These presumably were I tvom the first division quartered iripitlc Buenos Aires which rc maincti loyal lo Peroii and Ihc government Reports from the provincial i capitals of Santa Ft   

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