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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAfER THAT GIVE WORE w 44 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL L Associated Pica United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 8 1914 This Paper Consists of Two MO 131 RHOADSOUSTED FROMNTUMWA JOB BY JUDGE Charged With Failure to Perform Duties as Safety Commissioner Ottumwa Paul Mc Coid Wednesday afternoon ousted G E Dusty Rhoads as OUumwa commissioner of public safety at the close of evidence on County Attorney John D Moons petition for ouster on grounds of failure to perform the duties of his office Counsel for Rhoacis and for the state waived argument and Judge McCoid gave his decision immedi ately Previously a blanket denial as to knowledge of illegal operations in the city of Ottumwa during the past year was claimed by Rhoads 53 when he took the stand in an effort to prevent his remov al from his municipal office While conceding that he had heard liquor was being sold il legally in the city Rhoads said he never knew for sure until af ter police conducted a series of raids a month ago at which time a small amount of whisky was found in 2 places The entire session Wednesday morning was devoted to defense evidence Besides Hhoads himself and 6 character witnesses the only other person to testify in the defendants behalf was Police Chief Doyle Jones Like Hhoads Chief Jones told the court that he knew of no law violations since he took office last April in which arrests had not been made WOUNDED GUNNERS RETURN FROM ATTACK ON TRUK A wounded gunner is rushed to sick bay on his carrier by shipmates after his plane had returned from the smashing attack on Truk great Japanese seaair base in thePacific Note expressions on the faces of the 2 stretcher bearers in foreground CHAPLIN TOLD TO STAND TRIAL Actor Loses Plea to Dismiss Paternity Claim Hollywood Come dian Charlie Chaplin Wednesday lost his plea lor dismissal of red haired Joan Berrys suitcUarging him with being the father of her baby daughter Superior Court Judge Stanley Mosk concluding a weeks study of arguments about the color of the actors eyes and a blood in which 3 doctors decided he could not have been the father of 5 month old Carol Ann denied the motion of Chaplins attor neys to dismiss the paternity ac tion His decision was tantamount to ordering the actor lo stand trial The court is convinced Judge Mosk said that the ends of jus tice can best be served by a lull and fair trial the issues Main Highways in North Iowa Reported Open All main highways in the north Iowa district were open Wednes day morning and railroads apd buses were operating according to a roundup of traffic obtained from the Highway Commission the bus lines and railroads Some trains and buses were late but no blockades were re ported Snow was not as heavy as was expected although visibility was poor throughout Tuesday and Tuesday night No reports of serious accidents from the storm had been turned in and no serious damage was re ported to either communication or traffic lines Yanks Control Los Negros Advance Along New Britain By RICHARD C BERGHOLZ Associated Press War Editor Sixth army troops in the southwest Pacific are filling in the details implied by Gen Douglas MacArthurs statement a week ago that the end of the Bismarck campaign is now clearly in sight Wednesdays allied communique gained 6lh control China Wholesale Price Index Is 230 Times Above Prewar Level Chungking Ping Chun counsellor of the executive Yuan said Wednesday that the wholesale price index in China rad risen 230 times above the pre war level and that the price of rice and coal increased BO per cent since the end of 19411 I He told a press conference 30 aml matches were BOO times the pre war cost cooking oil 170 and coarse cotton homespun 340 times Minister of Information Liang HanChao commented Our economic system is a me dieval type and not organized economy It is difficult to check the rise in prices but the govern ment is devising ways and means to keep the rate of acceleration within reasonable bounds Nazi AntiInvasion Defenses in Holland Tested With Foray London sally by light British naval forces close lo the coast of Holland has disclosed lhat aniiinvasion defenses along Hie German Atlantic wall now include shortrange rocket guns and auto rratic cannon for pointblank fire against assault craft The foray was revealed by the armiralty Tuesday night in a com munique which said that the naval units had drawn sharp fire from the new defense weapons when they penerated within a short dis lance of Ijmuiden harbor The Brilish craft attacked 14 enemy armed trawlers set 3 afire blew up a supply ship and slipped away without damage despite fire from the shore the communique said The new weapons presumably suplement heavy batteries of 6 9 and 12inch coastal guns Waterloo Man Is i Victim of Exposure I Des IMoincs had di minishcd 10 to 15 miles an hour in Iowa Wednesday and except for scattered light flurries the snow fall had ceased A number of highways remained closed some were open to one way traffic Over the state roads were reported to be slippery in spots Temperatures were close to zero and at Waterloo a war plant worker was found dead Wednes day morning from exposure Cor oner Sidney D Smith reported The man was identified as Carl T Nelson 56 His body was found near a junk yard v Carroll reported the lowest temperature Wednesday with a reading of one above Cedar Rap ids and Mason City recorded 2 Waterloo 3 Charles City and Marshalltown 4 Iowa City 5 Dubuque and Perry six Sioux City and Davenport seven Wind velocity ranged from 10 miles an hour at Sioux City to 26 at Burlinglon the weather bureau reported which compared 40 mile velocities Tuesday The snow was not drifting badly Wednesday Ihe wealhei bureau said but the storm stalled a number of draftees returning from examinalion Irips Tuesday Sixtyfour Black Hawk county draftees were marooned Monday night and Tuesday at Grundy Center by drifts and a bus break down Eighty from Buchanan county spent Ihe night in Marsh alltown before transferring lo a train en route to CampDodge Some vicinities reported dust on top of the snow The weather bu reau said it believed this was caused locally from ashes and sane spread on Ihe ice and that then was no report of dust storm which might bring the dust from a distance Highways remaining closed in eluded 60 and 69 north of Ankeny 64 northeast of DCS Moines and 16 above Perry in the central pof tion of the slale In the northeast 63 was closei soulh from Cedar Falls and high way 13 also was closed in Ihis vi cinily In Ihe southwest highwa 17 north of Panora and 73 froi 64 to Coon Rapids were closed Railroads were hampered o their north runs and some of them on their east and west lines b the storm Railroad men said the believed schedules would be re island in the Admiralty group have leapfrogged up the north coast of New Britain to within 170 airline miles of Rabaul and have driven up the south coast of New Britain to within 50 airline miles of Gasmata Covered by an air umbrella but not by naval bombardment first division marines attached to Lt Gen Walter Kruegers Gth army swarmed ashore Monday at Wil laumez peninsula on New Bri tains north coast and immedi ately drove toward Talasea 5 iles distant where the Japanese nee had kn emergency landing rip Rifle fire was the only op pi nuyo C WAY TO HOME But Physician Loses Race With Stork Liscomb P Snow removal equipment of 2 counties was in service all day Tuesday to aid Dr K H Weaver of Union in a race with the stork The doctor WILL RECEIVE OILMEAL Des Moincs county in the state will receive at least one carload of oilmcal from Ihis monlhs allotment A J Loveland slale AAA chairman announced stored during the day in wester Iowa Some norlh buses have bee halted completely and east wes and south lines have been slowc down considerably LIVES NEAR RENO Reno Nev Beai caire Pangborn former Frcnc actress and wife of roundthe world flier Clyde Pangborn h cslablished residence at a ranc near here and will be eligible file suit for divorce it was learne Wednesday osition to the landing Sixth army infantrymen who nded at Arawe on New Britains nth coast Dec 15 launched an fensive which has carried them 4 miles asmala up the coast toward onceimportant Japa and emergency air lost the rare ty snow plow itself become stuck in a drift but the baby an 8 pound daughter born to Mr and Mrs Glenn Eubanks of neighborhood and the the Libertj mother ese supply ase Momote airdrome quicklywon ize of the Admiralty Islands in asion Feb 29 has been repaired nd now is ready for fullscale se by American planes ur communiqued Heavy liberator bombers split irough intense antiaircraft fire o unload 98 tons of explosives on abaul Sunday Olher planes sup orled ground action on New ritain and Los Negros Island and it Japanese forces opposing American positions on Bpugain ille in the Solomons with 110 ons bombs Jaws a trap set by U S in antrymen and Americantrained Chinese troops are closing rapid on enemy forces in Burmas Hukawng valley Japans communication lines were botli reported doing nicely Wednesday The baby was born at a m with the father and a neigh bor Mrs Widge Martin attend ing the delivery Dr Weaver hud been called at but his car became stuck in a drift before he got out of Union Both Hardin and Marshall county snow plows were called the former working from the north and the latter from the south and by means of detours through fields got the doctor to the Eubanks home at L p m While Dr Weaver attended Ihe mother and baby Ihc Marshall county snow plow sloocl by and Ihe llarclin county crew went back to keep the road open for the doctors return Dr Weaver reached Union at 6 p m and found the Hardin county plow had skidded off the road and was stuck fast in a drift The baby was Mrs Eubanks 7th child RUSSIANS MAKE GAINS DESPITE MUDDYTERRAIN Overpower Nazis With Threats to Outflank Junction of Tarnopol London Of Overpowering heavy German counterattacks red army troops driving toward Rumania are threatening to out fiang the important junction city of Tarnopol on the OdessaWar saw railway Moscow dispatches said Wednesday Pressing forward over a coun tryside turned into a mire by early spring thaws Russian spearheads Tuesday captured the town of Igrovitsa 9 miles north west of Tarnopol and only 4 miles from the Warsaw railway a Rus s i a n communique announced Other forces operating cast of Tarnopol actually severed the line in the places 20 miles Kochanovka 5 miles south of Volchisk and Zalentsy 15 miles west of Proskurov Tuesdays advance by tlte forces under Marshal Greeory K Zhu kov liberated 200 more localities in the denselypopulated western Ukrainian country Moscow an nounced The Germans hurled strong infantry and tank forces against the red army but were hurled back leaving more than 1000 dead on the battlefield the Russians said The district center of Slaraya Sinyavit 50 miles southeast of Sheplovka and 30 miles northeast of Proskurov was among the more important towns listed as taken Capture of Staraya Sinyava not only cut the StaroKonstantinov railway but brought soviet van guards to within 25 miles of the OdessaWarsaw line west of Zhmerinka Svinnaya another town captured Tuesday is only 4 miles from StaroKonstantinov Other red army units Moscow said stormed the village of Shar zhinsty southeast of Shepteovka and 33 miles southwest of Bcrdi chev and apparently were seeking a junction with first Ukrainian army forces holding that city Zhukovs advance npw in Us 4tn day than 20 miles a day in sonic areas as much as 30 miles according lo Moscow advices The capture Tuesday of Pocl volochisk 8 miles west of Volo chisk extended the Russianheld sector of the OdessaWarsaw rail way to 26 miles with its western end about 25 miles east of Tarno pol In this sector Russian troops are approximately 30 miles from the Rumanian frontier On the Baltic Trout Moscow re ported arrival of heavy German air reinforcements in the Narva sector where Gen Leonid A Gov orov was attempting to enlarge the red army bridgeheads west oE the Narova river Fiftyfive Ger man planes were reported shot down Tuesday and 500 nozi troops killed in the land fighting as the Russians claimed the capture of several stronglyfortified cnctny localities Believe 1100 U S Bombers Took Part in Berlin Raid RESTING AFTER MOPPING UP JAPS ON Marine Platoon Sgt William C Cross 23 Mason City was the noncommissioned officer in chaigc of the outfit which cleaned up the Jap survivors of the initial attack on Tarawa After chasing the Jap force for 3 days Platoon Sgt Cross unit outflanked themand with another unit closing in from the opposite flank annihilated them He is the son of Mr and Mrs William T Cross 422 5th S W This picture was taken at a rest camp somewhere in the Pacific Official U S marine corps photo Mason Cityan Led Marines to Clear Tarawa of Japs EDITORS NOTE The following story telling how Marine Platoon Sgt William C Cross son of Sir and Mrs William T Cross 422 5th S E and his marine unit cleaned up the last Jap survivors nn Tarawa was written by Staff Sgt Richard J Murphy Jr of Chevy Chase Aid a marine corps combat correspondent and distributed by the Associated Press By RICHARD J MURPHY Plaloon Sgt William C Cross noncommissioned officer in charge of the marine unit climbed up the sandy flat atoll afler Ihe Japs Ihe day after Betio island was secured Reports said lhat more than ji hundred Japs were still alive The marine outfit spread in a from 1 beach lo beach combed every hole every cocoanut tree in search of the enemy They had to wade sometimes in neekdeep water from island to island One estimate said that they had to wade 2D times before they reached Ihe last island in the atoll There 4 days after they starlcil their march the marines flushed Ihe Japs Without the elaborate pillboxes and emplacement they had built on Betio the Japs fought a losing battle from treetops and taro pits foot deep pits in which the Gilberlese grow taro a native tuber Platoon Sgt Cross unit was chosen to outflank the Japs Moving up to the end of the island the outfit swung around BIG FIRES SET IN HEAVY RAID ON NAZI CENTER 10000 Explosive Bombs and 350000 Incendiaries Dropped London Strong forces of U S fortresses and possibly 1100 huge tirees in Berlin Wednesday on the American airlorccs 4th visit to the German capital within 6 days More than 10000 explosive bombs blasted the city More than 1150000 incendiary bombs set the fires From liiese officially announced figures Ihc British press associa tion estimated that possibly 1100 heavy bombers made Ihe trip es corted by as many fighters First reports from the fighters showed they had shot clown at tcast jp German planes One group of about 50 bombers attacked targets at the south western edge of Berlin while others braved a great flak bar rage over the heart of Hitlers capital Light clouds which covered the bombers most of the way lo Ber lin opened up over the city to dis close tile targets On the return pilots said Ber LIST 4 NAMES FOR BISHOP Iowa Episcopal Diocese Convention Starts lukaxvne valley base of Ma hie wan fell is suffering extremely leavy casualties Lt Gen Jos ph W Stihvcl communiqued In the central Pacific Japanese bases at Ponape and Kusaie in the eastern Caroline Islands caught a 30ton blasting Nauru Island outheast of Kusaie was bombed nnd 4 undesignated atolls in the eastern Marshall Islands were hit with 35 tons of bombs Two planes re lost in all raids n iuiiiiiiujiiiuiiuii lave been severed and an enemy Harnnfon r VPr IS nn orce isolated when the main L 1JKI ul1 Trip Over Germany as 2 Engines Are Shot Out Schedule Inquiry Into Shooting of 2 Girls and Police Officer a pincers Another was acting as the onehalf of marine unit other half A Jap machine gun held up the advance for awhile but 5 marines led by Sgt Oscar K Moore 22 Austin Tex knocked it out The whole battle in which lafi Japs were killed look 4 hours Platoon Sgt Cross is a former Coca Cola salesman He has been the tnnrinu corps DCS Moiiics The names of 4 Episcopal ministers were prc senled to a special convention of tile churchs Iowa diocese Wednes day from which to select a bishop for the state to succeed the IU Rev Harry S Longley who re signed last fall The 4 were the Very Rev Row land Philbrnok dean of Trinity cathedral Davenport the Ucv Louis Malheus rector nf Trinity church Ottumwa the flcv Claude W Sprouse Grace and Trinity cathedral Kansas City Mo and the Very Rev Elwood Lindsay Haines dean of Christ church ca thedral Louisville Ky The names were presented by R E Rculing Muscalinc n mem ber of the nominating committee Other members ol the commit lins fires were visible Coia dis tance of 100 miles The Berlin radio told of heavy fighting on the approaches to the capital and claimed more than 80 American planes were downed German claims following Mon days raid were almost double the officially announced figure of 68 bombers and 11 fighters It was the American heavy bombers 8th big assault in 10 days sfridcamc after only one days interval since the last heivy attack on the German capital High explosive bombs weigh from 250 pounds upward If all 10000 were 250pounders the lolal weight would be 1250 tons Incendiary bombs weigh only a few pounds apiece and 350000 of them would tolal about 500 Ions The German radio said that bombers came over in 7 main formations under heavy escort md that pitched air battles de vclopccl over border territories A United States air force an nouncement said Strong forces of BI7 flying forlrcsses nnd B24 liberators of the 8th air force escorted by large formations of AAF nnd RAF fight ers attacked industrial targets in the Berlin district Wednesday More than 350000 incendiary bombs and more than 10000 high explosive bombs were dropped It was the 4lh operation by Ameri can aircraft over the Berlin dis trict within 8 days The American daylight aerial campaign against Berlin started last Friday when lightning fight ers penetrated lo the capilal This British Newspapers Declare Reds Rejected Latest Polish Offers London newspa pers said Wednesday that Russia lad rejected the latest Polish compromise offer to settle the RussoPolish boundary dispute but Premier Stanislaw rvlikalajc zyk declared that his Polish gov ernmertinexilc had not been informed about it There was strong resentment in Polish circles over reports published by the London press that the Soviets had rejected the plan for a temporary settlement proposal which Mikolajczyk described as a British rather than Polish suggestion The Poles felt that Iheir gov ernment should have been in formed if Stalin had refused to agree to the plan transmitted to the Soviets by Prime Minister Churchill It was understood here that in rejecting the counterproposals the Kremlin reiterated that no understanding can be reached un less certainly allegedly antiso viet elements are eliminated from the exiled government and the Curzon line is accepted as Po lands eastern boundary A Bomber Base in England liP Richard C Holman of Sioux City Iowa cut capers with the 2 remaining engines of the big bomber he was piloting to dodge flak on the return trip from Ber lin to Britain He was so good that when we got back I kissed him Sut Al bert H Soltau of Kansas City Mo said i Riverside Cal authorities scheduled in inquest Wednesday into the killing Sunj day night of 2 girls and police j officer by 2nd Lt Beaufort G j Swancutl La Crosse Wis in n wild shooting spree touched off by a hopeless love affair While Riverside county officials questioned persons present at the Camp Anza Officers club where the shooting occurred army offi cers drafted military murder charges lo be filed against Swan was followed ui Saturday the Sgt David Finkle of Hampton Iowa was another member of the Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cold Wednesday night Lowcsl temperature Wednesday night al Mason City 0 Thursday in creasing cloudiness and warmer Strong winds Wednesday after noon diminishing Wednesday night Iowa Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Slowly ris ing temperature extreme west portion Wednesday night War mer Thursday Minnesota Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday Not quite so cold Thursday and ex treme west portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 15 Minimum Tuesday night 2 At 8 a m Wednesday 2 Snow 2 inch Precipitation 03 inch YEAR AGO cult Swancutl whose wife and 2 children reside at La Crosse will face a mililary court if he sur vives abdominal wounds inflicted by Patrolman Ernest F Cole who halted the officers blazing light from Camp Anza Swaniutt had a criminal record before entering the army Arthur B Simpson Riverside police officer who with Cole shot Swancutt after he fled the army camp was the 3rd lo die by bullets fired from Ihe soldiers military pistol The other victims were Do rothy Evelyn Douglas 19 over whom Swancutt apparently went berserk because of a thwarted love affair and Lourdinc Liver more 18 both of Long Beach Maximum Minimum 10 Minus 7 Loss of U S Bomber Over Rabaul Reported Guadalcanal Solomon Islands of the first U S liber ator heavy bomber over Rabaul New Britain this year was re ported by Adm William F Hal scys headquarters Wednesday Three crew members were res cued Other Soulh Pacific plane hit Rabaul with 98 tons of bomb in a daylong succession of ai attacks through intense antiair craft fire tec all present were the Rev C B Whilehead Mason City Ihc Rev Francis Burton Shancr Sioux City Ihe Fcv Albeit C Baker Council Bluffs Leo J Capcn Dav cnpoil and Harry F Schocn DCS Moi ncs This was Ihe second special convention held Al Ihe previous one held in Davenport early lasl December Ihe Rev Ernest V Ken nan former DCS Moincs paslor and now rcclor of a Ballimorc church was selected to become Ihc Iowa bishop Bui after more than a weeks considcralion he declined lo accept CLAIM WOMAN POSED AS MAN Charge She Was Married to Girl at Nortrnvood Minneapolis Minn UR Po icewomen Wednesday prepared lo charge Marcclla Agnes Majcrus 23 with posing as a person of op posile sex after a disclosure that he 6 foot girl of Indian cxtrac ion had courted at least 3 girls and married one They were investigating also other angles of her career as a T t D I welder and truck driver since she j Labor KelatlORS UltlCe efl Ihe home of her foslcr parj cuts in Austin Minn lo search Detroit estimated 250 Charge 250 Aircraft Workers Ransacked for her real parenls She dressed as a boy at that time they said to escape detection She wns born on an Indian res ervationas Grace Saicc but her name was changed when she was adopted The policewomen said she was married at Norlhwood Iowa in 1940 to a Minneapolis girl who had previous information of her sex A St Paul girl they said earlier had broken her engage ment on gaining the same infor mation She and the girl to whom she was married went to Portland Ore where Miss Majcrus worked as a welder in a shipyard under the name of Dwaync Ellis or Dale Ellis Aircraft Building Workers riolcd at the Ford Motor companys River Rouge plant Tuesday night ran sacking the governmentoperated labor relations office the company I charged Wednesday A company spokesman said the workers gathered outside the la bor relations office after a relief shift reported at p m ap parently in protest against the dis charge of one man for striking a foreman and the disciplining of 2 others for smoking in a restricted area The workers the spokesman said asked for the labor rclalions Americans first honihcr attack by one formation Mondays big ailnck was inndo by a force estimated unofficially as upwards if 850 bombers Tile German radio as on Mon day reported heavy air battles in progress over northwestern Ger many and west of Hannover This aerial combat started about I p m said the radio about halt an hour alter the American rm adn crossed the German frontier At inidinorninK German radio stations hnd blacked out lo avoid Siving Ihc invaders directional beamy The allack kept Ihe allies roundtheclock bombing cam paign Koing unitcrruptcdly after the RAFs second successive night atlack on nazi railroad centers in France During Ihc day swift U S ma rauder medium bombers joined in Ihc atlack on the continent flying inlo Holland They slrurk unspeci fied targets in an area where many German air fichls have been bombed in Ihc pasl Mondays Berlin raid brought a record American loss of 68 bom bers ind 11 fighters but the air force announced 176 German planes were shot down Shortly before 5 p m a m central war time the German radio acknowledged American bombers again attempted with strong forces lo reach Berlin1 The execution of Ihis attack was very nearly perfectly similar to the one adoplecl the day before yesterday the Berlin radio con tinued A new big defensive suc cess for German air defense is ex pected official and surged into the buildj The first group of escorting ing A plant protection man atI thunderbolt fighters to return re tempting to disperse the crowd She was working in SI Paul as j was beaten on the head with vari a Iruck driver and courting a Soulh Minneapolis girl at Ihc lime of her arrest Ihe policewomen said OILS pieces of office equipment and trampled on the spokesman said The labor official was in jured slightly ported shooting down 27 nazi planes Buy Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGaiette carrier boy   

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