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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             A R TMe NT or XT NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT UlSMi EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ted Press Full Leased Win Five Cents a MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 9 1944 SHELLS HURLED ATNAZITROOPS IN SEVASTOPOL Reds Battle Remnants of 2 German Armies in Smoking Seaport M os tow storm troops fouglit the remnants ol 2 axis armies within full view of flaming and smoking Sevastopol Tuesday as their artillery rolled up wheel to wheel poured salvo after salvo into enemy suicide squads clinging to the last German hold in the Crimea Fortified heights overlooking the port city were stormed Monday front line dispatches said The German communique saic heavy fighting continued and tha 56 Russian planes were destroyec over Sevastopol The battle reached its climactic stage with lighting under way h the immediate approaches to the city and an Izvestia dispatch de clared the German force in the Crimea was definitely defeated and pressed back to the Black sea The Germans were reported fighting desperately clinging to every inch of shore under an in cessaut artillery barrage but will the red army looking down on Sevastopols famous panorama th end of the battle appeared in sight In the 3rd day of the offensive Red Star reported that the Kus sians had broken through the stee and concrete fortifications al along the Sevastopol line Th Russians were conversing from al land sides along an arc within miles of the cily The line extended through Mac Kenzie Heights in the through captured in th east to the Black sea coast south west of Sevastopol Hills overlooking the Black se bristled with big guns powerfu fortifications and barbed wire en tanglements the army newspape said leading the Germans an Romanians to believe their posi lions impregnable Earlier in th war the Russians held the city 24 days against German siege An old coastal defense port cov ered the entrance bay an behind it 3storied German de ferise works werecarved in th rocks u The Red Star dispatch acknow edged that the capture of these po sitions was difficult but said th Russians took the first Z hi I after a fierce battle and the moved forward to seize a 33rd hi in the depth of enemy defenses The Germans were declared su fering heavy losses under dcvas tating air raids artillery barrage and infantry attacks On a sing hill Red Star estimated 500 Get mans died This Paper Consists of Section One NO ALLIED INVASION DRILL IN landing craft engaged in exercises somewhere in England move away from a beach to pick up more men from transports White marker on sloping ground at left indicates strategic position to be captured Excellent Invasion Weather for Next 3 Weeks Forecast London London Daily Express Tuesdav pn cellent invasion weather for the next 3 weeks and Gerr edicted ex Germany tight ened her hold on the Dutch and Danish coasts as a precaution against allied thrust across the North Sea Reports from Europes neutral capitals disclosed that the finest pring in 50 years has dried and lardened western Europe for AngloAmerican invasion armies he Daily Express said and added that fair weather could be ex EXTEND HOG PRICE SUPPORT WFA Moves to Help Relieve Glut in Trade Washington a move to help relieve the glut of hogs on principal markets the war food administration announced Mon day a temporary extension of the price support program to include good lo choice butcher hogs weighing from 200 to 270 pounds is 51375 a hundred pounds at Chicago Extension of the price support to lighter weight hogs is intended to encourage farmers to hold weight hogs the CHINESE OPEN COUNTER DRIVE Claim Japs Pushed Back Over Yi River Chungking troops have launched a successful coun teroffensive south of the ancient Honan province city of Loyang which the Japanese have been threatening in a drive pointed at the heart of China and have driven the enemy back across the Yi Yi river Chinese field dis patches said Tuesday Dispatches from t h c front Monday said the Japanese had reached a point only 6 miles south of Loyang after advancing 3 miles in the previous 21 hours The Yi Yi river is a tributary of the Yellow river and is within about 1 miles of Loyang The Chinese press also reported that the Japanese had attempted to cross the Yellow river from Shansi province about 45 miles northeast of Loyang during the night of May 3 but asserted the enemy had been wiped out There was no indication how ever whether this operation rep resented an attempt to outflank Loyang and cut off the Chinese garrison or whether it was merely a small scale patrol thrust Other reports from the front meanwhile said the Japanese had brought up strong reinforce ments along the PeipingHankow railway some 65tmilcs cast of Lo yang and were making a fresh attempt to drive the Chinese from their last foothold on that line At last reports the Chineseheld sector of the railway had been narrowed to about 14 miles A Tokyo broadcast recorded by the Associated Press in Lon don quoted a Japanese communi que as saying 80000 Chinese troops had been encircled in Ho nan province their lighter WFA said WFA officials emphasized that the price support applies only to good and choice hogs and not to lower grades and said that many hogs now coming tojnarket in the 180 to 200 pound weight bracket are unfinished and not of good to choice quality The heaviest movement of hogs to embargoes anc other restrictions to be put on al some the freeze 2 weeks ago on private sales ol corn in the principal corn bell states Lack of feed and large numbers of hogs on farms con tributed to the rush to market Since the WFA order on Apri 21 made the government the sole purchaser of corn in 125 counties for a 60 day period or until 80 000000 bushels have been ac quired for war industries a lota of 42052912 bushels have offered to the government been The offers include 19674292 bushels from Illinois farmers 16 728000 from Iowa 2934390 from Nebraska 1344681 from Minne sota and 831540 from Indiana ected to continue for least 3 weeks from Holland to Spain All London newspapers began publishing full details ot the weather in the Straits of Dover across which many observers have predicted the main invasion will be launched Monday night the newspapers said the sea was calm the sky clear the temperature just above freezing and so good that the French cliffs could be seen by moonlight from the English southeast coast The Germancontrolled radio national said the allies were pre paring 6 ports along the English south and southeast coasts as bases invasion The 6 were identified as Ramsgate Deal Dover Folkestone Brighton and Newhaven Reports reaching Stockholm said the Germans had proclaimed all southern Holland and the islands off the west coast of Hol land prohibited zones from which all civilians except those possess ing special permits will be barred beginning May 20 The Germans also were said to hare decreed that all boats in cluding rou boats must be re moved from areas of Holland flooded by occupation forces as a defense against invasion Other Stockholm dispatches said the Germans had a ban on all coastal shipping off Denmark from Fredericshaven on the northeast coast around the north ern tip of Jutland and down the west coast to Hojersluse in the southwest The coast previously had been mined ELECTION HELD AT WARD STORE Balloting Held Under Supervision of NLRB Chicago P Whether em ployes at Montgomery Ward and company want a CIO union to represent them in collective bar basic issue in a labor dispute which led to federal seiz ure of the mail order being answered as work ers voted on the proposal Approximately 5000 employes ivcre eligible to vote in the elec tion ordered and under supervi sion of the national labor rela tions board vith balloting to to 7 p continue from a m m Central War Time Results will be disclosed by the NLRB Tuesday night on the eve of the decision in the court fight being waged by the company and the government over seizure the Chicago properties Federal Judge William H Hol ly was scheduled to rule Wednes day in the government injunc fional proceedings a decision which is being widely watched as a test of the presidents wartime powersin labor disputes The federal court issue on an injunction to restrain Waid exec utives from interfering with fed eral operation of the plants and a company motion to dissolve the petition Monday the government filed an additional brief in sup port of the federal seizure con tending that if the presidents power is now struck down labor will know that peaceful settle ments cannot be enforced The properties were seized with the aid of federal troops on April 26 following the companys j refusal to obey a war labor board order to extend an expired con tract with the CIO union pending an election to determine the col lective bargaining agent The c o m p a claimed the union United Mail Order Ware house and Retail employes no longer represented a majority Jap Forces Attacking in North Burma Southeast Asia Headquarters Kandy Ceylon troops advanced iii all sectors around the Imphal plain of cast ern India Admiral Lord Louis Mountbattens headquarters an nounced Tuesday but Japanese forces are attacking in the Fort Hertz valley of northern Burma where the allies are driving for the major enemy base of Mvit kyitin A communique said that Japa nese troops left more than 750 dead in the Kohima area north cast of Imphal between May 4 and 6 and that further heavy cas ualties had been inflicted in sharp fighting since that time The Japanese attack in the Fort Hertz valley was reported takiuc place northwest of Nsop zup which lies about 35 miles northeast of Myitkyina Burmese fighting for the allies were last reported about 45 miles north of Myitkyina The Japanese base also is men aced by Lt Gen Joseph W Slil wells Chinese and American troops in the Mogaung valley to the west The communique said that tanksupported allied infantry following up heavy bombing by allied aircraft drove the Japanese rom a village 2 miles south of Bishenpur which lies southwest of Imphal Allied troops also advanced oth northeast and south of Palel southeast of Imphal capturing lills and villages the bulletin said adding that the Japanese suffered heavy losses in unsuc cessful attacks on the Palcl road In all sectors around the Im phal plain we have obtained local successes the communique de clared An official statement from al lied headquarters said meanwhile Blast 7 Airdromes 3 R R Centers in France Belgium 2000 YANKEE that a communique issued here Monday had erred in sajing tha the Japanese were on the offen sive in the Manipur sector of northeastern India Declaring that actually the Jap anese are on the defensive in that area the statement said the error resulted from garbled signals in the transmission ot data being as sembled from the various fronts The Tokyo radio asserted Tuesday that Japanese dive bombers on May 5 and 6 had in flicted heavy blows on allied artillerj positions and1 tank for mations in the Kohirha area Powerful formations of allied heavy and medium bombers Mon day made a concentrated attack on Japanese positions on a vil lage of 25 miles southwest of Im phal causing large fires and ex plosions On the previous day al lied planes set fire to an oil pipe line north of Lctpadan on the RangoonPromc railway CENTRAL ITALY MADE BY NAZIS Allied Forces Follow Up Surprise Move in Sector Near Palena Allied Headquarters Naples UP Allied forces have followed up a surprise German withdrawal in Lhe mountainous sector of central Italy near Palena 25 miles inland from the Adriatic on the 8th armys lett flank it was announced officially Tuesday A headquarters statement did not make clear how far the enemy had pulled back but it was said that the uazi troops had demolished bridges houses and a tunnel as they moved The withdrawal occurred near the hamlet of Lotto Palena some 2 miles northeast of the town of Palena 11 miles cast and south east of Sulmona and directly south of the Mniclla mountain pass On the 5th armys main front the Germans Monday increased the tempo of their shelling south of Cassinos railway station and sent a patrol across a stream to probe allied positions near San Appolinaire 7 miles south of Cas sino American guns shelled motor ehiclc movements in the lower larigliano volley west of Min urno It is in this sector that he Germans are said to have ivacuated all civilians for a depth f 20 miles In the same sector al By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The term DDay now prom inent in the news from Britain is an army expression used to refer to but not reveal the time fixed for a military action such as an attack on a local front or the start of an invasion Similar verbal camouflage is HHour the exact minute for aetion on DDay The expres sions are this wars counterparts of the World war I term zcro hour the time when Iroops went over the top from their trenches to attack the enemy In discussing high strategy ommandcrs may frequently men on DDay even though all resent know exactly what day s meant Thus the secret is veil if the walls have ears Architect Dies in Florida at Age of 102 Dade City Fla plans were being made Tuesday for 102 year old Artemas Roberts who died here Monday after an illness of a few weeks He was an architect and designed the Pasco county courthouse and other bus ness houses and residences here He is survived by four sons ENGLISH WRITER DIES London Ethel Mary Smyth 86 English writer and composer whose works included The March of the Women suf fragist battlesong of the Womens Social and Political Union died Monday Wokinj night at her home in Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Light Bums Each Night in Iowa Home Window Anita light has been kept burning each night for more than a yenr and a half in a front window of the Chris Peterson home here The light was placed there in August 1842 when the 1st of 3 sons entered thenavy Stars in the service flag above tile light arc for Yeoman Ivey Seaman and Pvt An sel Peterson Thief Takes Car and Discovers His Error Colorado Springs Colo A car stolen from in front of a garage was found 4 blocks away probably the spot where the thief discovered the futility of the was no motor under the hood Minneapolis Law Firm Charged With Practice of Chasing Ambulances Omaha Nebr suit to enjoin Tauges Herat Welch Minneapolis law firm from whal he attorney general of Nebraska lescribcd as a widespread am bulance chasing practice in the state was filed in district court The petition filed by Atty Gen Walter R Johnson charged that Ihe Minneapolis firm had agents in Nebraska soliciting business among persons injured or al legedly injured on transportation systems in the state Law suits then are tiled in Minnesota where the railroad or other transporta tion system involved has agents the petition stated The attorney general furlhei alleged that filing of the suits ii Minnesota many of them in re mote counties made it difficul and expensive for the dcfcnclan systems to send witnesses l testify so that they often settlcc the cases out of court for unrea sonably large amounts Johnson also charged that tin suits were filed remotely becausi of political propaganda am great prejudice against corpora tions and transportation The Minneapolis law firm John son alleged has agents traveling in many slates and has a large and lucrative practice so great that the expense and the drain on employes time is imparing the efficiency of the transportation systems involved in Nebraska led observation posts reported an unexplained explosion near Au sonia Allied artillery on the Alizi reachhead silenced an tnem howitzer and the enemy reversed the process by shelling allied rea areas YANKEES BLAST GUAM AGAIN Land Based Bombers Assault Jap Bases U S Pacific Fleet Headquar ers Pearl Harbor 2nd Bounding of Guam by land jased American bombers and lew air blows at the Kuriles and arolines highlighted Tuesday the ncrcasing vulnerability of Japans sland outposts the length of the Navy and army liberators lasted Guam prewar United States base lfiOO miles east of Ma nila by daylight Saturday Adm Chester W Nimitz announced Monday Without loss the liberators shot down approximately half of the Japanese interceptors bagg ing 7 3 more probably and dam againg 2 others After 4 days of solid dav an aSan attacke night pounding of Balkan targets Ca5t Battered Truk got it again Sat urday night from 7lh army air force liberators Nimitz said and threw up only moderate anti aircraft Ore Mitchell medium again attacked Ponnpe 440 mile PLANES CARRY OUT BIG RAIDS Exceptional Activity by Air Fleets Over Channel Is Observed By AUSTIN BEALMEAR London American air force based in Britain hurled nearly 2000 planes at Europe Tuesday in the 20th day of the nonstop preinvasion air offen sive smashing at railroads and airdromes in France Belgium and Luxembourg A great fleet of flying fort resses and liberators and their escorting fighters struck 10 sep arate targets in the 3 7 airfields and 3 railroad yards handling German war freight setting the pace for u series of widespread blows from hannel activity Tuesday may be he heaviest day yet in the huge ir campaign H was the 15th straight day of cavy bomber operations and the ril time in as many days that 000 planes Including all liitl been 111 operation Marauder medium bombers ol he 9th U S air force which like he fortresses and liberators lew 2 missions Monday joined vith A20 light bombers in the orenoon assault on military ob ectives and railroads in northern France and Belgium Railroad yards hit by the icavy bombers Tuesday were at iege Belgium near the German border Thiomvillc France north of Metz and in the city of Lux all heavy and moklium bombers ivere grounded Monday by pool visibility but fighterbombers claimed destruction of 32 German vehicles and 2 tank carriers and damage to 39 vehicles in strafing attacks south of Rome They also sank n launch and barge in tire Tiber Spitfires demolished o German head quarters ai Crcbic in Yugo slavia and also attacked shipping off the Yugoslav constand high way traffic in Albania Two allied planes were missing ADDS TO MANPOWER London fP Adding to her manpower for the attack Britain has reduced the age limit of troops eligible for overseas service to 18 years 6 months The limit was 19 years previous Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Thirteenth AAF liberators bombed 2 other Japanese bases in the Carolines west of Truk Gen Douglas MacArthur announcee Tuesday from the southwest Pa cific Pulap was hit Friday and Woleai Saturday Three smal cargo ships were sunk out of a Svessel convoy bound for Truk To the far north Paramushiro key enemy base in the Kuriles received a rare daylight bombing Saturday from navy Venturas The defenders sent up light anti aircraft IOWA PUBLISHER DIES Iowa City iP William Kueneman 60 of North English Iowa who for 30 years had bee publisher of Record died hospital Monday night followin an operation Kueneman former had owned the Riverside Leader Riverside Iowa He was prom inent in state republican and Ma sonic circles the North Englisl in the Univcrsit 2 Candidates for Governor Announce Programs for Iowa Des IMoines Henry Blue DCS Moiiies 9poiiu pro cmbourg An air field at Thiomville also was attacked along with others at St Dizier west of Nancy Laon Couvrcm and LaonAthies north west of Reims and Laon ail in France and at St Trond north west of Liege and Florennes near the French border both in Bel gium The miKhly daylight bloivs fell on a continent stilt shuddering under the weight of explosives dumped Monday nisht on rail way targets air fields and other objectives in France Belgium and Germany by RAF bombers striking multiple targets for their 3rd straight niehl The RAF lost 10 bombers The heavy bombers alone prob ably scattered at least 2500 tons of explosives over 10 vital targets Tuesday with the RAF unloading probably 2800 tons Monday night In Tuesdays forays the Ameri can heavies returned to the preinvasion task of ripping up installations not far behind Hit lers Atlantic wall after 2 days of deeper penetrations with Berlin itself the principal target Many returning crewmen said flak and fighter opposition were negligible Tuesday in contrast to Monday The first airmen back from Belgium said they attacked a night fighter field at Ftorcnnes iiitl reported hits on hangars nimvays ind pnikcrl planes Later Tuesday RAF Mitchells and Bostons struck another blow ut railroads in France blasting the yards at Valenciennes 3 miles southeast of Lille habililation for relurnin and in the factory 2 A secretary of commerce to Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warmer Tuesday night Wednesday in creasing cloudiness leading up to showers and thunderstorms lovrti Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly warmer Tuesday night 6 The continued development Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday encouragement of industrial of our school laws providing ade quate support with state aid in line with progressive measures takciin other stales 4 A program of improvement of our stale and county institu tions to meet ihc increased de mands that will necessarily re sult in the postwar period 5 A speeding up of the build ing of fnrmtomarket roads coupled program with for maintenance an experimental allweather road U S TANKS MOP UP AT States General Sherman tanks landed during the invasion of Hollandia Dutch New Guinea assembled to form a patrol for the purpose of mopping up the remaining Japanese and knocking out any stub born resistance In the background a Jap ammunition dump blazes after having been set afire by preliminary naval and air bombardment U S signal corps photograph night becoming partly cloudy to cloudy Wednesday with showers and cooler northwest portion slightly warmer Tues day night fresh to occasionally strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 63 Minimum Monday night 44 At 3 a m Tuesday 14 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 35 2 A study of Ihe aci retailers and small factories lion and revision of our lax sliuc nmi lo Placet them against nrbi turc trary federal regulation and prose A complete modernization which threaten their exis tence to encourage the processing of Iowa farm products and to stimulate and provide employment for Iowa labor 3 State aid for public schools and opposition to federal control of school matters An expanded post war road building program as a hedge against unemployment and the elimination of death trap bridges 5 A state purchasing agent to purchase surplus war commodities for stale institulions and for city and county governments that ca use them 6 A plan of modernization and repair of slate institutions from the surplus in ihc state treasury 7 Local responsibility and control of local government as op posed to federal control 8 The discontinuance of the payment of sales and use tax by j city county and school districts to the state 9 A portion of the profits from Iowa liquor stores to reimburse cities and counties for the expense of enforcement and regulation now borne by them uses of farm products 7 The elimination of the col lection of Iowa sales and use tax from county city and school districts 3 A simplification of our slate accounting system in order that the net worth of the state of Iowa may be understood by the average taxpayer 9 My continued support ot legislation for aid lo dependent children 10 A program of rigid econo my with no additional boards or I bureaus1 sicourl and Mczieres in France and railyards at MonccauSur Sambit in Belgium and Arras in France Between 8 a m and noon ex plosions on the French mainland shook buildings in the Folkestone area British coastal residents said both bombs and suns created the din The operations Tuesday and up Mqn in which Monday night backed clays huge operations planes went out for the 2nd consecutive day bombarding Ber lin Brunswick channel coast tar gets and rail centers and destroy ing 119 German planes American air forces lost 36 bombers and 13 fighters in s great sky light over Brunswick Herman Hormel 78 Vice President of Packing Plant Dies Austin M i n n Hormel 78 brother of George A Hormel founder of the Geo A Hormel and company and a vice president and director of the com pany for 35 years died at his home Tuesday after several months illness He had not been active in the business for 20 years due to a heart ailment Suriving arc his widow a son Donald and 4 brothers   

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