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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME P c A R T r c HISTORY At 0 KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAX 10 1944 Tliis Paper Consists ol Two One NO ALLIES LAUNCH NEW DRIVE IN BURMA JUNGLE Inflict Heavy Losses on Japs in Sector South of Mogaung BY RICHARD C BEIIGHOLZ Associated Press War Editor The allies announced Wednes day for the first time that Adm Lord Louis Mountbattens jungle lighters are inflicting heavy loss es on the Japanese in a new of fensive operation in northcentral Burma Mountbattens headquarters dis closed Tor the first time allied troops are battling the enemy south of Mogaung thus creating a new threat to Japans Mandalay Myitkyina railroad vital lifeline for Nipponese forces on the Bur maIndia front Mountbaltens communique also said sharp blows have been struck against the Japanese at Mawlu a village of the railroad 75 miles southwest of Mogaung Southwest Pacific headquarters reported new raids on Japanese bases on the extreme northwestern section of Dutch New Guinea and central Pacific headquarters said Ponape eastern guardian to the Caroline islands bastion of Truk was bombed Bypassed enemj bases in the Marshall islands were bombed and strafed Chinas hardpressed army fighting desperately to hold the ancient city of Loyang in northern Honan province needs allied sup plies immediately to Slavic off a major Japanese drive into the na tions heart said Chang Ping Hsun counsellor oCthe executive Huan Pointing to the size and equipment of the invaders and to the material weaknesses of the HARBOR AT SEVASTOPOL l X t rt Reds Count Enemy Dead and Booty Seized in Sevastopol Moscow armies counted tens of thousands of German and Romanian dead and vast booty in the rubble of Sevastopol Wed nesday after capturing the big Crimean naval base in a powerful 3day assault that wiped out last enemy toehold in prewar southern Russia The fall of Sevastopol Tuesday night to armies personally com manded by Marshal Alexander M Vasilevsky chief of ihf soviet general staff gave the Russian fleet a major base only 240 miles from the Romanian coast and released large forces for new red army offensives being prepared far io the west Front dispatches said thc yreat cst artillery barrage in history broke enemy resistance at Sevas topol and enabled the Soviets to smash into the Black Sea port from 3 sides The official German DNB I agency confirmed the fall of Se vastopol Wednesday in a dispatch that said the city had been evae NO RULING ON WARD SEIZURE Company Again Controls Property CIO Union Wins Bargaining Vote Chicago Judge William H Holly Wednesday dropped injunction litigation stemming from government seiz ure of Montgomery Ward and company Chicago properties with out ruling on legality of thc fed j eral action in taking possession Thc court told company and government counsel that he con sidered the case dismissed but would rule Friday on whether il should be recorded as dismissed with or without prejudice Judge Holly said he would not rule on legality of the seizure be l cause events have transpire Indicating the size of the Rusuhich apparently have taken the sian assault force Premier Mar shal Josef Stalin paid tribute to 54 commanders including 1n fantry and five artillery generals in his order of the day announcing the capture of Sevastopol In the final stages of the soviet assault the Russians first cleared the entire north side of Sevastopol bay Monday night then opened fire on enemy evacuationships over open sights Thousands of enemy troops boarding ships for an attempt to escape drowned or perished in fires kindled by soviet shells ussian Allied Air Armadas in Series Lash German Factories Channel Defenses snarled steel girders and wooden beams and torn bodies of German and Romanian soldiers planes added to the uulcdV DNB said Sevastopol had holocaust by blowing several been tinned into a single heap of I shPS and setting more thai 30 ruins by artillery fire never ex perienced before on such a scale and incessant air Literally thousands of heavy guns were hauled up to the front for the final assault and at zero hour Sunday loosed athunderous Chinese Chang said It is barrage on the three concrete and steel defense lines built by the gh time our allies should call a halt to their Chinese suffering by helping us win the war sooner through an increased supply armaments of Germans in the hills surrounding the naval base Soviet infantry waiting for liiy signal to advance saw huge blocks of granite hurled into the air by the impact of thousands of tors of shells When they reached the fortified heights they found massesof twisted German guns fires in and around the bay Mo tor torpedo boats sank two more enemy transports totalling 7000 tons in he Black sea The only other sector of the jround fronts from which activ ty was reported was southeast of Stanislawow in old Poland where soviet guardsmen repulsed a Ger man attack by knocking out three tanks and willing some 400 of the enemy Hed air force bombers sank a 2000 ton transport and three mo tor torpedo boats in a raid on the Finnish port of Kotka and bomber concentrations of military trains at Tapa in northern Estonia 11 Leap to Safety Blazing Bomber Flies On 100 Miles Siouv City crew members and a bombardier instructor of a flying fortress from the Sioux City air base were safe Wednes day after they bailed out of their burning plane in the vicinity of INDIA BATTLE FLARES invading In dia in the ImphalKohima sec tor white arrows were re ported to be attacking and suffering heavy losses British black arrows gained north of Imphal southeast of Imphal and inflicted severe losses on enemy units near Bishcnpur Belden and Wayne Ncbr ly after 10 oclock Tuesday night Col George A Blakey station commandant of the base reported The fortress continued flying through the night without human control for more than 100 airline miles Iowa crashing near Denison The B17 was on its way back to the air base in a routine train ing flight when one engine caught fire Col Blakey reported The pilot ordered the crow to bail out and he also left the burning ship A few ot the II men suffered minor injuries in their parachute landings No announcement of the inci dent could be made Tuesday night the station commandant said because the fate of the plane was not yet known Word ot the crash near Denison was received at the base early Wednesday morning case out of my hands Subsequently the judge told reporters he had ordered de stroyed all copies of the decisior he had been prepared to isstn Wednesday in the injunction case He said he regretted having to do so having spent a great dea of time studying the evidence anc arguments submitted by govern ment and company lawyers am preparing the ruling The company properties ar back in the hands of its manage ment Judge Holly said and it i a well established fact that fed end courts are not required t rule un a moot question He said there was now nothin before me events having trans while he was considerin the petition of the government for a temporary injunction to pro hibit Ward officials from inter fering with government operation of the plant The Chicago plant was in 2ov criiment possession from April 2G until Tuesday when Secretary of Commerce Jesse Jones turned it back to the company The jurist made the statement after the government relinquished possession of the companys Chi cago units and the properties were turned back to the hands ot Board Chairman Sewell Avery A CIO union won a collective bargaining election at the plants Tuesday night and followed up with a demand upon the war labor board to extend and enforce GETTING READY FOR THAT BIG DAY OVER THERE Allied pavalroopcrs 1500 strong partake in this mass parachute jump somewhere over England as a final prelude to invasion It was the largest mass exhibition jump ever conducted The chutists leaped from C47 cargo planes an expired union contract with the The case is out of my hands the judge said The company as I understand is back in the Dcnison to that peak and then goes downgrade for more than a mile One engine and the 4 propellors were torn from the bomber in the crash There also was considerable other damage Col George A Blakey com mander of the Sioux City base sent a detachment of military po lice to guard the wreckage pend ing further investigation Army ambulances returned the flyers to the base It was the 2nd time in a year that such a crewless plane flight had occurred in Iowa The first plane crashed near Ida Grove Iowa after crewmen had bailed out near the Sioux City base hands of Montgomery Ward so that there is nothing for me to do He said he had not conferred beforehand with U S District At torney J Albert Woli and Assist ant Attorney General Francis had asked SlOOO BILL JX PLATE St Louis deacons of i the Centenary Methodist church got a real surprise crisp bill turned up among thc contributions Neither thc pas tor nor the deacons have any idea who was so generous Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Mostly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Showers and scattered thunder storms Thursday Not much change in temperature Windy I o w a Considerable cloudiness FARMERS FAR BEHIND IN WORK Progress Is Poorest for Quarter of Century Des Moines in most ot Iowa are farther behind with their spring work and crops than they have been on this date foia quarter of a century Charles D Reed slate meteorologist re ported Wednesday in his weekly weather and crop bulletin Normally nearly onethird of the on Uhe flyers was I acreage should be planted by Flew 4 Hours With None Aboard Denison 4enginc bom ber from the Sioux City Iowa army air base flew over sections of 2 stales for 4 hours with no one aboard before crashing on the side of a ravine 2 miles north west of here about 2 a m Wednes day The plane crashed more than 100 miles from where the 10 crew members and a bombardier in structor bailed out about 10 oclock Tuesday night when fire broke o Shea The Judge Holly lo issue a temporary injunction restraining Ward ex ecutives from interfering with federal operation of the properties Ward counsel had requested him to dissolve a temporary restrain ing order to that effect which he had issued April 27 one day af ter the government assumed con trol with the aid of troops During recent arguments gov ernment and Ward attorneys hac disputed whether President Roose velt had the legal power to seize the plants When Judge Holly said there i nothing before me Harold A Smith Ward attorney said how nomcl about the restraining I government has been operating under it weve got lo have a rul ing on that come into court at the hour of de cision and compel you to dismiss the case Judge Holly commented that he lad continued the case from Moni lay to Wednesday without a re quest from anybody The CIO union won the collec ive bargaining basic ssue in the dispute over exten sion of a unioncompany contract a vote of 2440 to 1593 out of a total of 4894 employes In the telRgrnmtoWLB Chah man William H Davis Samuel Wolchok international president of the CIO parent organization of the local unit asserted that the fictitious question of representa tion raised by ATontgomery Ward upon expiration of a contract of Dec 8 now has been answered He said that during the 14 days of government plant workers control of had been the dls Nazis Hastily Try to Tighten Up Defenses on Wall London Germanswerereported striving hastily to tighten up lheirshaJccn western defenses on this 4th anniversary o the nuzi drive through the low countries as the gigantic British American air campaign new aspects pointing toward a climax in preparation for inva BOMBERS FROM ITALY ASSAULT AUSTRIA PLANT Airfields and Railways Given Hardest Night Pounding by Air Fleets London fortresses and liberators from Italy bombed the Messerschmitl factory at Wie ner Neustadl in Austria Wednes day in the wake of what probably was the hardest night pounding yet given Adolf Hitlers channel defenses from British bases While the allies in Britain threw a series ol day and night armadas probably totaling 2000 planes against the German de fenses of Europe and smashed frontline airfields and railways anci warsupporting industries with more than 3000 tons of bombs the 15th air force in Italy kept the heavybomber daylight offensive going through its 26th day Dispatches Iron allied hcad uarters in Naples sail nearby irficlds as welt as the aircraft actory at Wiener Neustadt were ttacked and Ankara broadcasts aid Bucharest the capital of Ro mania also was bombed The Naples dispatches added hat i liberator formation dealt a subsidiary attack on Knin a Yugoslav rail center 30 miles northeast oC Sibenik but first re ports that Vienna also was bombed apparently were in error Wednesdays mission over Wie ner Neustadt it was said was to knock out buildings undamaged in 5 previous raids A night fleet of approximately 750 British bombers carried their greatest load of the 26 day offen siveih smashing both Berlin sion Dday Thus the war in the west had swung in a full cycle reversin the position of May 1910 cliargcd in defiance of govern ment instructions to Ihc con trary and hundreds of griev ances which have accumulated since Dec 8 have not been settled Wolchok told Davis that the union had been assured by John Goodloe special assistant to Sec retary Jones that the unions grievances would be considered after the election lie said further that under President Roosevelts April 25 or der to seize the plant it was to remain tinder government control until terminated by the secretary of commerce within 60 days after he determines that the productive efficiency of the plant prevailing prior to the existing and threat ened interruption of production has been In the absence of a contract or extended contract with Mont Ward company1 Wolchok injured seriously May 9 but this year scarcely a be Attliough the place where the has bcen mule m ploum Wednesday and Thursday with hepiawand the h II thc a fcw scaucrcd Ihunaershowcrs or j uncrcPu n ljr I thunderstorms Warmer cast and central portions Wednes day night Cooler west portion Thursday Winds 25 to occas ionally 35 miles per hour Minnesota Mostly cloudy with scattered showers or thunder showers Wednesday night and cast portion Thursday Occa sional rain northwest portion Thursday Warmer east and cooler extreme northwest por tion Wednesday night Cooler north and west portions Thurs day Wind 30 lo 40 miles an hour Wednesday afternoon di minishing to fresh Wednesday night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 68 Minimum Tuesday night 45 At 8 a m Wednesday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 55 Minimum 45 Precipitation 06 about 100 miles apa shed are only ca tlcs he said rt it was beK sCnUcreci linvcd the plane mijrht have Panting last week Thcrc wcrc Ollly reports of corn snitl in his telegram lo the these conditions for industrial peace do not prevail There car be no stable or peaceful labor re lations with this management in the absence of such contractura relations Failure on the part o the WLB lo act will once move shatter industrial peace in Ibis stance to the great detriment ofi all Announcing his plans to return to his office from which he had been barred since his forcible ejection April 27 Avcry attributed the governments returning the plant to the indignation of the public which has risen like a bal loon and has made it loo hot for thc Commenting on his return clcd several hundred miles during thc wild flight Thc fire evidently burned itself out during the trip The flyers left the plane in the vicinity ot Belden and Wayne in northeastern Nebraska and came over a distance of 12 miles Sher iff James Pyle said at Wayne that the plane was making a terrible noise and flying high and fast when the men began parachuting Denison is in northwestern Iowa 75 miles southeast of the Sioux City base and almost directly cast of Wayne Ncbr Residents of Carroll 30 miles east of Denison reported hearing a bomber circle over the city shortly after midnight It was flying so low one resident said that he feared it was goiiijf to crash Thc place where the crash oc the intersection of i small acreage of oats was mudded in in the last week Reed said adding thai oat seeding wilh thc hope of producing grain had ceased with about three fourths of the intended acreage Much was broadcast but not cov ered Reed reported that farmers were pooling their machinery and labor to keep running around thc clock when weather conditions were favorable Field work was possible for a few hours only two days of last week he said Sunshine averaged 23 per cent of thc possible amount or 37 per cent below normal during the past week Reed said COLLIERS EDITOR DIES New York Colc higliways 50 and one of j baugh editor of Colliers Weekly the highest points in tiie Dcnison died Wednesday at New York area Highway 141 goes upgrade hospital after an illness of 3 almost the entire 2 miles from weeks When the judge replied that the property was back in the hands of the company and the government had moved out Smith asked what about this lawsuit Re ferring to the temporary injunc tion petition Judge Holly said that matter was still pending unless there was a motion to dismiss it or he the court acted himself Shea said Ihe government had terminated possession the prop erty was back in company posses sion thc NLRB election has been held and presumable any differences now will be settled through collcclive bargaining Therefore Shea added the case in court is a moot question and the court should not rule I take it the government is moving for dismissal Judge Hol ly said The government desires that the court act however it sees fit Shea replied Smith insisted that if the in junction case was dismissed it should be dismissed with preju dice Thc government objected to that demand Judge Holly said that he con sidered the case dismissed but that he would issue an order Friday on the question of dismissing it with or without prejudice I think the whole proceedings on the part of the government has been an abuse of judicial process Smith said and the worst part is that il should have been perpe Iralcd by the attorney general If there ever was a case that should be dismissed with prcjuJ26 years of age dice this is thc Smith said j Examining physicians the Germans supreme he air and on the ground sent heir letiions crashing into Bet ivun and the Netherlands in thc illconquering blitzkrieg which ed fiuickly to Dunkirk and the j emphasized Tuesday night by Lt aration used in north Africa where the big p u s h was not started until the Germans rein forcement and supply lines were wrecked or in a position where they could be wrecked shortly This condition still uncrystal lizcd seemed to be one of the key factors in determination ot the exact day for invasion and Paris and hitting atleast 1U targets of the highest priority in cluding the Annccy ballbearing works near the Italian frontier in France Thc British rode 1000 miles in bright moonlight in knocking thc Annecy objective Then waves of medium light and fighter bombers streamed across the channels with their tons of explosives The air ministry disclosed that the Germans were using thc An collapsc of France conclusive defeat in the air staring him in the face Adolf litlcr has designated 29 year old Maj Gen Oberst Pclz to com mand German air forces ill thc west and ordered him to assemble a force to combat the impending allied invasion said reliable ad vices from underground Europe Pclz looked upon as an air genius and a prime favorite of Hitler was given the task of keeping together a forcc to strike back at the invasion matter what damage the home land suffers in thc meantime This organization a part of the Germanys defense position was ccy factory extensively for mak ing castings for airplane engines since the ballbearing planls at Schwcinfurt were damaged so Gen Kurt Dietmar one of the Berlin radios leading military commentators who declared There is no doubt that Germany now lives in a state of siege It is undeniable that there is a great tension among thc defenders of Europe Broadcasting a promise of de liverance to her people Queen Wilhclmina of the Netherlands anticipating a return to her coun try said she would lake a brief rest in order to be fresh arrtl strong for the moment when you will need me1 Belgian Premier Hubert Picrtot declared and all that with all her strength her soul Belgium desperate German effort to awaits the moment to Take part force despite j with the united nations in their strengthen the rcat losses of production through I allied bombing included the di vision of the western air force into 3 2 composed com plelcly of fighters and 1 ot bomb Supply could be simplified by thc creation of separate fighter tid bomber corps in which some planes may be cannibalized to keep some of the force in the air Previously an air corps consisted of mixed forces of bombers fishl ers transports and reconnaissance craft German plane manufacture was reported cut to 4 or 5 types of fighters and bombers No igantic and victorious effni I Wednesday G r a n d Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg broadi heavily recently Marauders and havocs dropped more than 450 short tons of bombs on mil centers in Belgium and France Wednesday and on an air field near Amiens Two bombers failed lo return The heaviest attack it was an nounced was on ihe railway yards at Criel 25 miles northeast of Paris but about 100 marauders which hit a roundhouse and loco motive shops Two waves of pianos with ma rauders following the havocs in hit rail yards at Totmiai Belgium 15 miles east of Lille with good results Crews of thc marauders said they left J20UO toot columns of smoke rising from rolling stock H Mons 10 miles southwest oi i Brussels on the main ParisBrus cast to her people that prcnara sc s hne lions for the invasion arc in full A ma forcc marauders hit swing Now you should be doubly lhc Afield at Poix near Amiens cautious An attempt will be made American thunderbolts and ma by the Germans lo unmask pa1 raudcrs and RAF Bostons and triots all means and tricks will be Mitchells accompanied by fight ttsed to get you to believe thc hour cr slrcamecl out of Britain smacking rail yards and airfields has struck Commanderinchief 1 BcSum is counting on your help when the offensive into its straight moment has come that mo ment has come will give you thc signal from London Moscow radioed this assurance The hour of liberation of occu pied countries is near Thc tcrri day But up to midafternoon there were no official reports of operations by United States heavies from Britain which had been over Ihe continent steadily for the last 15 days Thc flAF lost 7 aircraft in its fictl German high command knows eluding an aircraft foundry and lusions over the bitterness of the Rejections at Camp Dodge Continue to Be About 1 Out of 4 Des Moines proportion of rejections at the Camp Dodge induction station continues to run about 1 man out of 4 regardless of age officials explained Wednes day The rale of rejections for physi cal reasons had been expected to drop during April because most of the men examined were under phases noted These were 1 the RAFs new attacks against German ammu nition dumps and other critical concentrations 2 the 2 piy tac tical bombing of both railroad junctions and airfields and 3 the speeded up drive against rail roads and bridges The campaign against continen tal air fields wax aimed not only at combat planes but against aerial troop transport for which the Germans have been famous It was considered that bombard battle we shall have to face The enemy will throw every available man and gun he can bring up into the fray The Germancontrolled Vichy radio reminded that 4 years ago the belligerents communiques of May 9 reported inaction on all fronts but on the next day the Germans started the assault which changed the outlook of the war H is not impossible that we now arc on the eve of great of fensives which like that 4 years ment of the fields had damaged I ago will completely change the suburb of Gcnncvillicrs mosquilos Tuesday night unloaded many blockbusters on Berlin still smouldering from heavy American attacks on Sun day and Monday Mines were laid in enemy waters In all its night operations the RAF lost 7 aircraft the air min istry announced The Gennevilliers plants were plastered in u very rapid at tack which the air ministry said was well concentrated despite a the nazis chances for whisking I military and political situation in heavy antiaircraft barrage On 3 different occasions they I down about onefourth of those government counsel have come I examined in April as they had to court asking delay Now they in March according to the report reinforcements by turned I points air to critical j Europe it said I K seemed reasonable to prcj Buy sume thc allied high command Was repeating the process of prep A forcc of bombed ballbearing factory at Annccy War Savings Bonds and j near the FrenchItalian bolder d Stamps from your GlnncGazellc j and almost thc whole works ap iI carrier boy 1 pearcd to be on lire after bombs   

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