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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP i OF AND ARCHIVE AA A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five CcnU a MASON CITJT IOWA SATURDAY MAY 13 1944 NO Plane Fleets Hit Tutow and Osnabruck CEASELESS AIR BLOWS FALL ON MANY TARGETS Nazi Chiefs Admit Attacks Paving Way for Allied Invasion London to 750 Amer ican heavy bombers struck deep into Germany again Saturday pounding an aircraft assembly plant at Tutow and railway yards at Osnabruck as the ceaseless al lied roundtheclock preinvasion air assault moved into the 5th straight week Tutow lies 105 miles north of Berlin and 25 miles inland from the Baltic sea Osnabruck is 40 miles east of the Dutch border on the main rail line from Berlin to Amsterdam Other targets in Germany also were hit Nearly 1000 fighters accom panied the heavy bombers whicl also blasted other German tar gets in the series of daily assaults even the German high com mand acknowledged Saturday was paving the way for the al lied land invasion from the west Following up RAF blows Fridaj night which saw up to 750 heav bombers on the key Belgian rai centers of Louvain and Hasselt long formations of lighter bomb ers fighterbombers and fighter started the 19th straight day o aerial blows with attacks on rai centers and defense targets ii northern France and Belgiun Other formations continued th sweeps throughout the day Berlin said the heavy bombe thrusts were accompanied b fierce aerial battles when Ger man fighters mot them as the swung into Germany over th coast but losses were no released in the first U S head quarters announcement The daylisht smash again Hitlers Europe was the 16t separate assault by Britishbase American heavy bombers in th first 13 days of May It was the oth penetration of Germany thi week Between midnight Friday nigl and dusk Saturday evening th allies hurled some 4000 planes o all types at the enemyheld con tinent from both Italy and Brit ain splattering rail centers feed ing the Atlantic wall aircraft plants ports airdromes and other installations with something like 6000 tons of explosives Planes of the Mediterranean force how ever confined their blows to Italian ports through which the German armies in Italy might draw supplies or reinforcements Broadcast Berlin accounts indi cated the Germans had thrown up a lighting screen similar to that of Friday when they tried to stop the American attack on syn thetic oil plants but first bomber crews back Saturday said enemy fighters kept their distance More than 500 tons of bombs were dumped by the medium and light bombers on targets includ ing airfields at AbbevilleBmcat Beaumont Sur Oisc and Bcau vaisTille in France and at Chievres 25 miles southwest of Brussels in Belgium All planes returned Lateday Thunderbolt fighter bomber targets included raiTyards at Namur and Touraai in Belgium railway bridges leading into Herenthals east of Antwerp The HAF also sent swarms of day raiders into Europe with Mitchells and Bostons striking anew at the railyards of Tourco ing in France near the Belgian border and other objectives in northern France Although it cost Hitler 150 of his frontline fighters trying to keep the 8th airforce oft his syn thetic oil factories in Germany Friday RAF crews said the Ger mans put up more night fighters Friday night than they had seen in some time Berlin claimed Saturdays heavy formations were hit particularly hard over the Balticcoast with German fighters inflicting seri ous losses The enemys broadcast charts Penalties Are Imposed on Orlemanski Springfield Mass All priestly privileges tor the Rev Stanislaus Orlemanski were taken away from him Saturday by his immediate superior Bishop Thomas H OLcary n lew hours after the PolishAmerican clergy man returned from a visit to Mar shal Josef Stalin in Moscow The Hev George J Shea chan cellor of the Springfield diocese who made the announcement said Bishop OLeary hud imposed can onical penalties on Father Orle manski which would prohibit him from celebrating mass or perform ing any divine office for an in definite period lie will not be permitted to ad minister any of the sacraments of the church Father Shea added nor will he be allowed to remain in his parish or make any public appearances Shortly before the suspension notice was served on him Father Orlemanski said he went to Mos cow to tell Marshal Stalin that he wanted the establishment of an American system in Poland Father Orlemanski can accept the ruling by going into retire ment or he can appeal to the Holy See The appeal would be for warded to Rome through Arch bishop Amleto Cicognani apos tolic delegate in Washington In Rome it would be presented to the ESS Allies Capture Strongholds in New Offensive in Italy of the council Francisco Cardinal YANK AND JEEP TAKE 17 his gun in one hand and the steering wheel in the other Herschel Wilson of Los Angeles Cal single handedly brought in 17 Jap prisoners who crowded his jeep on a road in Dutch New Guinea He marched them ahead of the jeep 40 miles respectively from the German border were believed to be important entrance points for war material from the Ruhr val Fourteen of the possibly 750 British bombers dispatched Fri day night failed to the same loss suffered by forces of similar strength Wednesday and Thursday nights The RAF night attack was a Quick followup to a smash as sault by 2000 American bombers and fighters on 5 big nazi synthetic oil plants Louvain about 18 miles east of Brussels was hit heavily by British bombers Thursday night in the campaign to paralyze Ger man military communications Hasselt about 30 miles east of Louvain was visited Friday by thunderbolts and fighterbomb ers of the U S 9th air force aim ing at railroad bridges The Paris radio quoting Brus sels reports said the Louvain ca thedral was nearly destroyed in Fridays attack and other severe damage was caused in the city The Berlin radio claimed the Americans lost aircraft in cluding 82 big bombers in Fridays attacks A U S strategic air force communique stated officially that 42 heavy bombers and 10 fight ers were lost and claimed destruc tion of 150 enemy aircraft The huge American skyfleet Friday smashed its way through great swarms of German fighters in one of the wars fiercest aerial Baltics to strike at 4 oil re ineries in he Leipzig area and a ifth in CzechoSlovakia Despite the fierce German op losition the U S strategic air orce described the bombing re sults as good PACKARD PLANT REPORTED IDLE Foremans Strike Has Serious Consequences Detroit big makers war fac of Kolls on the formations the bombers and progress saic their escorts i came in over the SchloswigHol 1 stein area of the North sea and j thrust as far as the Brandenburg area 60 miles west of Berlin The morning attacks on air j fields and other military objec j lives in northern France and Bel gium were made by Marauders and Havocs in considerable num i bers escorted by Thunderbol fighters i The attack on Louvains rail yards was the 3rd since Thursday night RAF bombers hit the city then followed by fighterbombei i daylight attacks Friday and tin yards were hit heavily again Fri day night by the RAF along with Hassclls An air ministry announcomen Hasselt and Louvain 10 anc IOWA FARMER SHOT TO DEATH Sheriff Says Wife to Be Placed Under Arrest Kiioxvillc W Wis dom 41 was shot to death Friday night on the farm where he was employed and Sheriff Paul Ap plegale said Saturday that Wis doms wife Lucille 42 would be taken into custody during the day in connection with the case The sheriff said Mrs Wisdom allegedly shot her husband as the climax of a domestic argument The sheriff said Mrs Wisdom had been planning a divorce and went to their house Friday night to ob tain their furniture While there an argument began and she picked up a rifle and shot her husband in the back the officer reported Wisdom died enroute to a hos pital The couple had no children The shooting occurred at the James Goff farm 4 miles south east of Knoxville where the Wis doms have been employed Royce aircraft engines and Pl idle Saturday as the strike of 3300 Detroit war plant foremen began to have more serious consequences The Packard Motor Car com pany plant was closed by Uic management Friday night virtual ly at the very hour the war labor board declined to go on record with assurance to strikers that they would be protected from any management reprisals if they re turned to work The Foremans Association of America had demanded such as surance from WLB before restim j ing work and Board Chairman William M Davis limited himself to a promise that the board would nquire lo determine that manage ment attitude Davis said flatly that the board would accept no conditions Jrom Lhe xinlon to ending the strike WLB earlier had ordered the strike to cease before it would at tempt lo negotiate the dispute George T Christopher Packard president and general manager j said the company was forced to 1 cease production because the army air forces had refused to accept Packard products in the absence of supervision to guaran tee quality The company has not made pub lic Its employe total but the Pack ard local of the United Automobile Workers in n statement declaring the importance of the foremenmanagement dispute aggerated said 39000 persons were made idle by the closing congregation headed by Marmaggi Father Shea declined to disclose he specific reason for the sus icnsion other than to say it was for violation of the canons of the church Father Shea accompanied by the Rev Timothy Champoux served the papers on Father Orle manSki The announcement said The Most Rev Bishop said Saturday that canonical penalties required by the case have been imposed Further information ma be obtained from Father Orle manski Bishop OLeary has made public comment on the priests trip to Russia but a chancellery spokesman said at the time that the trip did not have the bishops approval JLater Father Orlemanski sakl that he was sending the following letter to Bishop OLeary You are hereby notified that f am no longer under your juris diction but the jurisdiction of the apostolic delegate in Washington D C Sincerely yours in Christ Father Stanislaus Orlemanski pastor ot Our Lady of the Holy Rosary church He declined to amplify the mes sage or lo answer any questions LOYANG CHINA FROM 3 SIDES Nippon Offensive Is Turning Ominously in Direction of Chungking By J B KRUEGEK Associated Press War Editor Japans largescale offensive in China turning ominously in Ihe direction of Chungking dwarfed all other operations in the Asiatic Pacific theater Saturday J Loyangr some 500 airline miles i northeast of the wartime capital was besieged from 3 sides The Japanese cut the Lunghai railroad 48 miles east of Loyang blocking a main retreat route for thou sands of Chinese defending he city Another enemy force was with n 5 miles of Ihe north Honan junction which is a gateway oward the mountain passes through which Chungking can be cached A third force striking rom the cast was about 15 miles away From the German radio came a report that Lushan 50 miles south of Loyang had been occupied by the enemy If true this advance would signify expansion of the Japanese hold on the HankowPeiping railway Another Japanese force stabbed to within 10 or 12 miles of Sungh sieu 45 miles Loyang These offensives put the Japa nese well below tiie Yellow rivet for the first lime since 1938 and in position to gamble on knocking China out of the war before Ihe allies can gain coastal China as a base for attacking Japans home islands TOKYO SAYS KUKUKS PREPARED FOR ONSLAUGHT The Japanese were worried however forseeing a probabU American offensive sprung from the Aleutians A Tokyo commen talor said the Kurile islands were RUSSIA TENSE OVER INVASION Atmosphere of Zero Hour Shown in Press Moscow over the opening of the western front was noticeable in Moscow Saturday Editorials and articles in Mos being prepared for such an on slaught In India allied air forces gav strong support to British troop striving to wipe out Japanes lodged near Kohimaborder cit which guards a supply line to L Gen Joseph Slilwclls troops Burma Air forces in ihe Pacific witi ened the scope of their unrelent ing assaults Gen Douglas Mae Arthur in the southwest Pacifi and Adm Chester W Nimilz i the central Pacific commence a shuttle bombing of Truk with strikes in 4 days from the altci nate theaters MacArthur also sent his flyers for the first time against Palau I Japanese sentinel protecting the Philippines ALLIES ATTACK GUSTAV LINE Completely re grouped the British 8th army and the allied 5th army have opened an offensive against the German Gustav line in Italy White arrow indicates troop shift from Adriatic front Black arrows indicate reported drives Business Places in Wesley Destroyed by Fire Meurer Burned While Fleeing Blaze destroyed 2 business places and an upstairs apart ment on the main street of Wesley at p in Friday and for a time threatened the entire business section The loss is estimated at 520000 J T Meurer operator of a ness shop in which the fire orig inated happened to be in the building at the time and escaped through the flames after suffer ing burns on the head face arms and hands The burns were re ported not of a serious nature The family of Frank Bleich asleep in the apartments above the Thomas McMahon funeral parlorswas awakened by George liirner who was on the street when the fire started Hirner ran upstairs grabbed 2 children ages 2 and 4 years and carried them out ol the just as the flames were entering the bedroom On his way out of the apartment he awakened Mr and Mrs Bleich and they also es caped in their night clothes The fire originated in some un determined manner in the stor age room of the Meurer harness Most of the shop was de stroyed as was also the McMahoi funeral parlors Nothing was saved from the Bleich home with the exceptioin of a few water soaked clothes The Marco barber and beaut shop adjoining the mimed build ings was undamaged but it wa necessary to remove all proper from Hie building The burned buildings arc lo catcd on the soulh side of Mai street They were frame struc tures among the early building of lie town The McMahon funeral purloi were badly gutted but most c the coffins and equipment wcr saved cows newspapers create a zero hour atmosphere sharpening the Buy War Savins Bonils and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy rapidly mounting interest of the people in the dale of the allied invasion and the resumption of the red army offensive The most popular pastime the moment is laying bets on when ihe United States and Brit ain will land troops on Hitlers occupied Europe The allied offensive in Italy however was reported in 53 lines of type on the back page of one Moscow newspaper Saturday morning The newspaper Izvcslia in an editorial on the allied declaration to Romania Finland Bulgaria and Hunpry to get out of the war said i action offered those countries an opportunity lo cast the German yoke and togeth er with the democratic countries struggle shoulder lo shoulder against Hitlerite Germany Shell Fragments Rip 33 Holes in Tram Near Camp Cooke Cal San Francisco bomb experts Saturday were analyzing fragments of a shell which fore 33 holes in the diner and kitchen car of the Southern Pacifics streamlined passenger train the Daylight Limited nerr Camp Cooke Cal Friday wounding 2 Negro women dishwashers The army officials headed by Capl Charles Farrington began an Immediate investigation when the crowded train arrived in San Francisco on its run fro Lo An gclcs They later announced that hey were sending their findings to the service command Fort Douglas Utah for analysis Verti B Logan making her first trip as an employe of the line had her right arm amputated at the shoulder while Mrs Alice Jones suffered arm and face in juries Both are residents of Los Angeles The shell still unidentified ex ploded about 20 feet from the train as it sped along the ocean front past Camp Cooke about 55 miles north of Santa Barbara and south of San Luis Obtepo Buy War Saving Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy Deadline in Concert Drive 8 pm Saturday Saturday night at 8 oclock has been set as the deadline for joining the Community Concert association No memberships can be obtained after 8 oclock Saturday night when the books for the organization arc closed for the 194445 sea son At that time the artists comi mittee will meet and book the remainder of the series of con certs James Melton noted opera radio and screen star has been engaged to furnish one of the con certs An additional Z and per haps J concerts will he included in the course also consisting of top talent from the ranks of Co lumbki Concerts Inc Meanwhile volunteers in the one week campaign were com pleting their work spurred on by the incentive of special prizes j the most pretentious ever launched First prize for the volunteer here and admission will be only Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your carrier iioy Weather Report of Albert Spauldings book Rise and Follow Spaulding famed violinist is now engaged in psy chological warfare in the Italian front where an allout offensive is now under way A second and third prize will also be given in the membership campaign It was announced that those who had not yet been contacted and wish to enjoy the series of concerts can obtain series tickets at the Vance music store The present music campaign is one of FORECAST Mason and no I CJLillC night and ing up the most members will be a first edition autographed copy to members joining before the 8 oclock Saturday night deadline I so warm Saturday Sunday Iowa Fair Saturday night Sun day increasing cloudiness cool er in east portion Saturday night Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Cooler south portion Saturday night warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 70 Minimum Friday night At 8 n m Saturday 58 Rain Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 41 Minimum 34 Precipitation 04 Fierce Fight Is Under Way Near Tiraspol London and Ger man troops were locked in a fierce struggle on the west hank of the Dnestr river northwest of Tiras pol Saturday with the Germans hurling strong forces against the soxiets in an attempt to wipe out the bridgehead A Russian communique said hat in Z days of fighting 4000 German soldiers anil 100 tanks had been knocked out ly soviet troops defending the bridgehead which provides the Russians with a po tential jumping off place for another biff push westward i Elsewhere on the long eastern j front there were no essential j changes the Russians said Announcing that the remnants of axis forces trapped on the Cri mean peninsula west of fallen Sevastopol had been eliminated the soviet information bureau in a broadcast recorded by the sov iet monitor said that in the 5 wcek Crimean campaign 111687 German and Romanian troops were killed or caplured Iti addition the broadcast said Russian planes and ships of the Black Sea fleet sank a tolal of 191 axis ships including 69 trans ports anil highspecil landing barges which Ihe enemy was us ing for evacuating their trapped forces adding greatly o axis cas ualties The information bureau re ported that 20000 Germans and Romanians were killed in the final 3day assault which toppled Se vastopol last Tuesday and thai more than 50000 were killed in the overall campaign which be gan April 8 In addition to the axis troops EMPLOYER CAN VOICE OPINIONS Has Right to Express Views on Labor Unions Philadelphia right of an employer under the constitu tional guarantee of free speech lo say what he thinks about labor unions was upheld Saturday when the U S circuit court of appeals denied Ihe national labor relations board petition to have the Edward G Budd Manufacturing company and Its president Edward G Budd adjudged guilty of contempt of court federal Judges Charles Alvin Jones Herbert K Goudrieh and J Cullcn Gancy in a unanimous de cision said that if the effect of the employers words is to inti miciate coerce or oliicrwLsc inlki SHOW ADVANCE OF 2 TO 3 MILES IN SOME AREAS Fierce CounterAttacks of Nazis Beaten Off Allies Take 3 Towns BULLETINS Allicil Headquarters Naples A1 S Flying Fortresses and Lib erators Saturday attacked rail ruail facilities at 14 points in northern Italy in the continuing offensive to destroy supply lines feeding the German front London Berlin radio miounccd Saturday night that crman forces had evacuated the of Castelforlc and nearby erritory on the 5th army front in cstern Italy and said the move as made in order tn launch ounteroffensives from the south and northwest Allied Headquarters Naples and French troops ssaulUng the Gustav line in Italy iiive captured 3 towns and nu ncrous hilltop strongholds it was nnounced Saturday while 8th irmy forces below Cassino arc orming a bridgehead across the lapido river Headquarters officially an lounccd Kains of a mile to a niile jinlahalf while front dispatches reported advances of 2 to 3 miles at some points in the offensive on 25mile front from Cassino to he sea Fierce German counterblows were beaten off other sectors Americans of the 5th army at tacking in the Castelforte miles south of Ventosa a mile to the west hill positions nenrby and the town oE Ccrcobi n mile farther south winning Ihat village in a tank supported thrust A 3rd village near Castelfortc1 San Scbastiano also was captured Farther north Frenchmen oC tile 5th army captured 2550foot Monte Failo n hinge of Ihe Ger mans first line defenses about midway between Castelfortc and San Ambrogio Below Cassino the 8th army lad crossed Hie Rapido river and was forming a bridgehead against s I c r n opposition headquarters said The headquarters communique declared the initial assault had in the enemy outpost line and said heavy fighting continued Ventosa in the sector was taken in severe fighting and Hie Americans drove the Ger mans from stroiiirpoints on Da miano hill ami Hill 310 west and soulhwost of Castelfortc The capture of Ventosa dis closed that the Americans had punched ahead at least 1 miles from the jumping off of the of fensive in that urea Other American troops ad vanced I mile and with the sup port nj tanks routed the nais from the town ol Cercobi a mile south of Damiaiio hill In the lower valley near the Tyrrhenian coast Ameri j lheir way on to 4 hills from which the Germans had commanded the lowlands ap cnce his employes in the exercise route and then crushed 2 killed 61087 were captured along with huge piles of military sup plies the announcement said Hunts Pickpocket for Month Catches Him New York a month Max Bushman haunted a Bronx subway station looking for a man who had robbed him there He saw him 4 limes but each time Ihe pickpocket eluded him Then Max spotted his man again He chased him the length of a mov ing train out of a station and for 2 street blocks Lusty calls for help brought police and the sus pect finally was cellared of their own free will the em ployer would be committing an other offense and lie must take the consequences But he docs have the right of free speech and there is nothing in the Wagner act that can take it away from The NLRB churned that the con tempt was contained in a letter Budd sent to his liiOOO employes after the U S supreme couYt had refused to interfere with a circuit court decision ordering the Budd company to disband the Budd Employes Representation Associa tion The circuit court had ordered the company to offer mcnl with back pay to 2 employes discharged for CIO activities and to stop interference with the at tempts of a CIO affiliate lo or ganise Budd workers The labor board asserted that Budd in his letter tried by asper sions on organized labor unions and by implications to convince employes that an independent la bor union would be better for them In the letter the labor board said Budd recalled the success of Ihe employes union in obtaining wage increases over a 10 year pe riod violent enemy counterattacks South of Cassino allied troops defied torrents of fire Iriday to cross the Rapido river in the Liri valley assault boats before An official allied report de clared these troous arc forming the first bridgehead in close con tact with Hie foremost defenses of the Gustav tine in tills sector The buildup in this initial bridge head is proceeding against stiff opposition The bridgehead was exposed to enfilade tire from enemy artil lery concealed in numerous gul ita and small valleys opening nto the sides ot the Liri valley The Germans also were cm iloying great numbers of tanks mortars and selfpropelled guns in tiiat area To the north of the American sector the 5lh armys French troops in some of the days blood iest close quarter combat cap tured the 2550foot crest of Monte Failo and then moved on to the neighboring heights The Small Child Drown in Bucket of Water Iiiicasler Pa i Sixteen months old Malinda Bcilcrs po lice said apparently fascinated by her reflection in a halffilled bucket of water dipped her head deep and drowned Her mothei found her a short time lalcr hoi head slill in the water summit was a mile a half ahead of the starting point of the offensive Alter taking the moun tain the French repulsed a very heavy enemy counterattack The village of San Scbastiano a few hundred yards within the German lines was captured in the early slascs of the onslaught agaiiisl Castclforlc and tlic troops fought on Inward Ihat Grim struggles promised both north and south of the battered ruins of Cassino but the Germans inside the town itself left un molested The 8th armys achievement ot   

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