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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTC8V ANO ARCHIVES DES MO I fit 5 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press full Leased Wires fFive Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 15 This Paper Consists ot Two One NO One Mans Opinion A Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGIO JUson City Sundv 4 p KHMO Tuesday p m WStil lom City Thursday p m WOI Ames Friday p m KSCJ Sioux City Friday p m Literature Out of the Middle West CVERY ONCE in a while I come Eacross a book which prompts me to say to myself Theres one 1 want to give space toin my own library Such a volume is the one by Iowaborn Iowareared John T Frederick rather recent ly off the Whittlesey House press Its titled Out of the Midwest and is made up of a collection ol presentday writing by exemplars ol ouv regional literature at its best HEAVY PLANES AGAIN TEAR AT COAST DEFENSE Pas de Calais Area Is Battered by Flying Fortresses Liberators London Flying Fortresses and Liberators attacked German invasion defenses in the Pas de Calais area nearest Britain Monday in the 31st consecutive day of the great aerial offensive after a night in which German bombers sharply attacked the As would be expected in any thing which afforded Mr Fred erick the chance the book has a very significant representation from Iowa Although he has been gone from Iowa for a dozen years or more first at Pittsburgh uni versity more recently at North western university Mr Frederick is always will lowan at heart I once heard a Germanborn lowan say that he dated his own transition from transplanted Euro pean into a lullfledged American back to the time when the setting for his dreams became Kansas where he had lived immediately before coming to Iowa Up to that time his subconscious whatever mind it is thats em ployed when you al ways taken him back to his boy early Ba varia Well I cant vouch for the psy chological soundness of this friends formula Im inclined to accept it as correct And if it is I venture the guess that the set ting for most of John T Fred ericks dreams is that section of southwestern Iowa about Corn ing where he lived his boyhood Hes an lowan in heart and spirit and the Iowa emphasis in this book Out of the Midwest isnt something that just happened British coast No American bomber was lost Monday but one of the accompany ing Mustangs was missing It fell to antiaircraft fire since the U S communique said no German plane was sighted A maximum of 250 Fortresses and Liberators under protection of 8th air force M us tans s pounded military installations in France BODY OF LOCAL French Make 7 MUe Gain in Allied Offensive in Italy followinE up a nieht attack on Co HOLLANDIA YANKS BY ers and a weekend of activity which saw the historic Brenner Pass main supply line for the troops were the airstrip at Hollandia New DOCTOR FREDERICK t h a t sounds stilted because Ive known him as John since our first meeting 30 years ago at the Uni versity of Frederick sets the tone and pattern for his whole compendium volume in the very first paragraph of his intro duction when he defines regional writing in these words A good regional writer is a good writer who uses regional ma terials His regionalism is an in cident and condition not a pur pose or motive It means simply that he uses the literary substance which he knows best the life of his own neighborhood of his own city or material about which he is most likely to be able to write with meaning work has literary impor tance only in so far as it meets the standards of good writing at all times and in all places Yet in a country so vast and varied as ours the regional writer gives special service to the nation as a whole by revealing and interpret ing the people of his own region to those other regions He serves most significantly if he can reveal and interpret the people of his region to themselves FROM his vast and longcontin ued contacts with midwestern student andwriter emplo ns teacher and magazine editor Italy and more latterly as conductor ol the nations best known literature ladio commentary Of Men and Frederick On significant volume has ranged the 3 middle plains and prairie states 3 in quest of the choicest materials v to be had from Ohio to Kansas j from Michigan to Missouri i This introduction as ably writ j ten as anything in the book con i tains a compressed history of mid 3 west literature dating back 300 1 years to the writing of Jesuit mis 3 sionaries The printing press cam into the area with the earliest set 1 tiers and before the 19th century j was over as Mr Frederick points out the middle west had given to American literature 3 of its great est writers whom he designates as Abraham Lincoln William Dean Ho wells and Mark Twain Out of the Midwest concerns itself with contemporary writers writers whose work be longs primarily to the new move ment since 1910 as Mr Fred erick explains it Priority has been given to those whore fame bottoms on their interpretation of midwest life as distinguished from writers such as Sinclair Lewis and Theodore Dreiser whose writings have been national in scope and purpose rather than regional IN WHAT I say in this commen tary about Mr Fredericks bookv it will not be my purpose to pro vide you with a substitute for the book itself What I hope I hope that I may bring the volume to the attention of some i not already familiar with it anc prompt a wish here and there to oend a couple of evenings will Lr Frederick and 50 guest ar nazis in Italy virtually sealed up The Berlin radio asserted Ger man raiders had made fierce at tacks on the port of Bristol Sun daynight and declared that large quantities of high explosives and incendiaries were dropped A British announcement that at least 15 of the raiders were shot down indicated that the nazis may have struck with as many as 300 planes The British said the raids had caused some damage and a small number of casualties over wide areas of south and southwest England but noted that the weight of bombs dropped did not seem proportionate to the number of planes employed suggesting that the main objective of the at tack was to gain information about possible concentrations of invasion equipment along the coast The RAF stab at Cologne was carried ont in conjunction with raids on unspecified objectives in France and the low countries and minelayinff The operations were carried ont without loss In addition to the heavy bomb ers which participated in Mon Guinea race for supplies dropped to them by parachute by TJ S 5th air force planes Huge bomb craters made by our flyers while the Japs held the area can still be seen along the sandy runway IS BESIDE TRACKS Shupe 25 Believed to Have Been Struck by Northbound Train The body of Gene Wade Shupe 25 was found along the Rock Is land Great Western railroad tracks early Sunday morning and it was believed that he had been struck by a train near the cross ing at Oth street northwest Police received the first report of the tragedy at 6 a m from V Ciavarelli Great Western tower man who was told by a man go ing fishing that a body was lying near the tracks After investiga tion identity of the victim was established Investigation along the rack in dicated that Shupe had been struck about 30 ieet from where the body was found and that the train which hit Him was northbound Coroner R E Smiley was notified and took part in the investigation as well as A H McCrccry and William Peterson agents from the Rock Island and Great Western Senate Beats Proposal to Limit AntiPoll Tax Debate Washington senate rejected Monday a debatelimiting loture petition which would have halted a southern democratic filibuster against the antipoll tax bill The action indicated the filib measure will he shelved vote to invoke which would have tit The cloture out ail days daylight operations waves of American Marauder medium bombers also were observed head ing lor northern France A central German radio black out suggested that the planes might be penetrating into the heart of the reich The blow at the Brenner pass accomplished by 11 a 1 yb a s e d American Flying Fortresses Sat urday was followed up by a 1000 plane assault Sunday on German held airfields and railyards in northern Italy rounding out a solid month of roundtheclock attacks y allied airmen who flew 90000 ffcnsive flights and dropped 30000 tons of bombs on fortress Europe In their strike against the Bren ler pass line handpicked bom bardiers attacked the 3500foot debate in 96 hours as 36 ayes to 44 nays not only far short of the necessarv twothirds of those voting but short of a majority Proponents of the house ap proved bill outlawing collection of the poll tax in 8 southern states as a prerequisite to voting for federal officers planned to meet immediately to decide whether to abandon present efforts to pass it The senate rejected a cloture petition by a tally of 37 yeas 41 nays in 1942 when the southern group conducted a filibuster on a similar bill Without debate limitation lead ers said there was no possibility of bringing the bill to a vote over the determination of the bills op ponents to talk it to death Sen ate procedure unlike that in the house where the bill passed over whelmingly permits unlimited debate In a lastminute futile appea for adoption of cloture Majority Leader Barkley had declared tha without a debate limitation thi bill can never be voted on Sen Clark D Mo interposed his view that it would be per fectly disgraceful for the senate to be locked in a filibuster on the antipoll tax bill at a time when our troops overseas are about to embark on an invasion He as serted that cloture in this in stance would not be a method to one avision viaduct scoring hits t the northern and southern ends and probably in the middle It was one of 3 strikes against the 81mile Brenner gap through the Alps There is no alternate route at the viaduct section and its de stnction would stop traffic Sundays assaults against 6 rail yards and 2 airferry fields in he Po valley had good results Reuters news agency estimated 500 to 750 heavy bombers were employed in Sundays assaults in COURT UPHOLDS IOWA USE TAX Supreme Justices Give Ruling in 72 Vote Washington supreme court Monday held constitutiona an Iowa use tax law which pro vidcs for a 2 per cent levy on personal property purchase out side Iowa for use in the state Justice Frankfurter delivers the 72 opinion Justices Jackso and Roberts dissented Frankfurter said the Fowa ta what it professes to rionj in charge discriminatory excise laid on all personal property consumed in Iowa He added The property is enjoyed by an Iowa resident partly because the opportunity is given by Iowa to enjoy property no matter whence acquired The exaction is made against the ultimate consumer the Iowa resident who is pay It was assumed that Shupe was struck early Sunday when 2 northbound trains went over the tracks the Rock Island at a n and the Great Western at m The left leg of the victim vas severed the right hand nnngled and the body bruised Mr Sliupe who was employed by the Farm Service company lad lived in Mason Cily for about 3 months His home was at 714 yler avenue northwest Born Dec 5 1918 at Woodburn Mr Shupe was the son of Mr and Mrs Lloyd E Shupe who reside at Mcltitire Surviving besides his parents ire his wife Elsie 2 children Wanda 3 and Ronald 9 months i brothers Allen of Sturgeon Bay Wis Kenneth of California Les lie of Mclntire and 4 sisters Mrs C D Needles of Loveland Cal Mrs Merrell Traster of Hopkins Mo Mrs Harold Whitmore of Mc lntire and Mrs Altha Lassahn of Mclntire A daughter Joan pre ceded him in death Jan 10 1940 Funeral services will be Tues GUSTAV LINE BATTLE is a closeup of the area in which the allies have hiiinchcd their great spring drive to kick the out of Italy and battle their to Rome Since the terrific barrage attack and artillery battle which marked the drives opening the fighting has continued from Cassino to the sea along the socalled Gus tav line In inset fighting area 1 is shown in relation Lo whole of Italy day at at the Meyer funeral homeThe Rev Alvin N pastor of Trinity Lutheran church will officiate and burial will be at Britt The Meyer funeral home tie the hands but to untie them The senate ought to have some means7 he said by which it can bring to a termination de bate on any subject The two thirds rule required for cloture was of course inserted in the rule for the protection of minori Sen Connally D Tex said during debate the cloture motion was a move to strip the senate of greatest powers ii the Floyd Youth Killed When Hit by Train taxes to sustain his own stale j ernmenl To make the distributor the tax collector for the state is a fa miliar and sanctioned device Showing the enormous air strength thrown into the support of the 5th and 8th armies in their offensive against the Gustavline Mediterranean air force head quarters announced its planes had flown 11950 sorties during the week ending Saturday The month of intensive air war in itself was one of the greatest battles of the war It cost the lives of several thousand British and American airmen and per haps an equal or greater number were captured Losses from British bases alone vere aboirt 300 American heavy jombers which carry a crew of 10 In 40 major attacks the RAF ost nearly as many more But these air battles cost the ermans some 700 planes and one of the objects of the campaign is o knock the German air force out of the air Torn to Pace 2 one of its maintaining checks and balances of the fed eral government I dont want the senate to commit suicide Connally shout ed He said that President Koosc velts supreme court reorganiza tion bill would have been run roughshod through the senate in 1937 if proponents had been sure that they would be able to cut off debate That bill died in com mittee Connally argued that public opinion formed as a result of senate debate was responsible for the death of the proposal If a cause be a good cause he said all the flood light that can be thrown on it will reveal its virtues if it be a bad cause light will reveal its defects Rites Held for Boy 15 Drowned Here Funeral services for Le w i s James Nicholson 15 son of Mr and Mrs Harry L Nicholson 1714 Pennsylvania N E were held at the Champion funeral home at Osage at oclock Monday aft ernoon Burial was at Osage The boy w a s accidentally drowned while fishing in the Win nebago river Saturday afternoon opposite 2050 Carolina N E He had been fishing with John Frank 13 who rcsities at 1728 Delaware N E The smaller boy did not sec his companion fall into the river but he heard the splash according to police who investi gated the accident Firemen and sheriffs men were also summoned and a searching party was formed using boats ot owners along that section of the river and the firemens boat With assistance of neighbors a line of boats was formed across the river and a systematic hunt made for FIBELSTAD 32 J01CE DROWNS Disappears in Swollen Stream at Jackson Fibelstad businessman of Joicc lost his li by drowning in the Des Moin river at Jackson Minn at C p m Sunday The body had not been recovered at a late hour Monday morning Fibelstad and four other Joice men went to Jackson at noon Sitn clay on fishing trip one of he men planning to transact some business there In Ihe party were George Abraham Burton Aasland Anccl Aaslanci and H Oscar Aamoclt Fibelstad Abrain and Burton Aasland were in a group about 20 rods from a gravel pit where some workmen were washing sand CUT IMPORTANT BREACH IN NAZI GUSTAV LINE Allies Take More Than 2000 Prisoners With Heavy Attacks Allied Headquarters Naples French troops have advanced much as 7 miles from Ihe take f point on the 5th army right ing in the allout allied offensive id captured the important town Ausonia creating a significant in the Germans Gustav ic in southern Italy allied hcad uarters announced Monday The Americans have smashed ic enemy out of Santa Maria In antc and San Pictro on the lower arigliano river and taken vital Kiimtuo positions on both sides of ic Ausente river The French have reached the ills dominating San Giorgio qually as important as Ausonia The Americans arc pressing an Hack on Spigno showing they avc driven at least 1 miles north nd west of Minturno Ausonia is Gi miles north of Minturno and San Grigorio 7 miles outhwest of Cassino and one mile outh of the Liri river Farther to the north the big Hied offensive also gained with the British and Indians deepening their Hapido river bridgehead to at least 2000 than a mile and sending over great numbers of tanks to exploit this attack into the Liri valley a di rect road to Rome More than 3000 prisoners al ready have streamed back into al ied cages and others arc coming Charles services vill be held here Tuesday mornj the body grappling hooks being ing at 9 oclock in the Immaculate i used George Ade Author in Critical Condition Brook Ind Ade 78 Indiana author and humorist was reported in very grave condition after suffering from 2 heart attacks within 24 hours James D Hathbun who has man aged Ade properties for the last 25 years said Ade had been In a coma since Saturday night Ade has been ill since June 19431 when he suffered a stroke that caused temporary paralysis of one arm and one leg 2 Boys Dispatched to Dentist Spend AH Night in Park CHINESE OPEN POWERFUL DRIVE Cross Salween in Push to Break Jap Blockade With the Chinese Expeditionary Force on the Salween Front Chinese armies aided by a unique American military Y opened a powerful offensive across the Salween river on a 130mile front toward Burma in a drive to break Japans blockade The ultimate aim ol the offen sive ordered by Generalissimo Chiang Kaishek is to cut through npper Burma join Chinese forces under Lt Gen Joseph W Stil well and connect the Burma and Ledo roads Braving Japanese fire from the frowning mountainsides of Kaoli range lining the western bank of the Salween the Chinese used American made pneumatic rafts to cross the turbulent river at strategic ferry points The im mense movement started under I cover of darkness I Brig Gen Frank Dorn the out fits chief of staff started or ganizing Y force in March 1943 on Stilwclls order With the broad I objective of stepping up the Conception church with interment in the Roscville cemetery for Raymond Nehls 18 year old son of Mr and Mrs Art Nchls farm ers near Floyd Iowa who was killed by a Chicago Milwaukee and St Paul passenger train about 5 miles west of Charles City Sunday morning at It is presumed that Nehls who it is thought had been at Rudd Saturday night was walking too close to the track as he was re turning to his home and the fast train sucked him under was walking east and the Nchl train was going west according to Cor oner Carl Hauser Nehls a member of the Knights of Columbus lodge attended the Floyd high school having quit school to help on the farm Be sides his parents he is survived by one sister Mrs Forest Wright Charles City 2 brothers Victor at home and Clair at the Great Lakes 111 navy station At p in the body was re covered down stream from where the drowning occurred Firemen applied artificial respiration us ing the resuscitator for about tin hour but their efforls were in vain The boat in which Deputy Sher iff Cal Dwim was working was the one which recovered the body Nicholson was born at Osage June 25 1928 He moved to Mason City with his parents about a year ago and was a student at Lincoln school Surviving nrc his parents and 5 brothers Pfc Harry in Italy Pvt Harold in Ireland Lester Ma Anccl Aasland Aamodt were watching the men wash sand when someone shouted Ihut a man had fallen into the river The 2 men hurried to their compan ions and found that Fibelstad had disappeared in the s w o 11 e n stream and no trace of him had been seen Fibelstad was wearing boots and his companions saw him walk from the bank into the water and drop from sight almost immediately It is believed his boots filled with water and weighed him down The river through Jackson reported to be at the highest poinl it has been for many years and I was with the greatest difficult that search for the tiirdy could hi carried The river at man places is fur oul of its hanks son City and Marshall and Stanj Abraham and Burton Aasluiul ley at home and by one sister Wcre gelling their fishiiiK Uickle Mrs Leonard Bcssinan Eldora ready wlicti Fibclslud went under The Patterson funeral home in j as the body did not come up charge was nothing they could do in constantly as the attacks pro gressed Very heavy casualties have been inflicted along the whole front aiid hard fighting continues everywhere up and down the line an allied communique snid The German 71st division which was entirely reconstituted tier its original was wiped out t Stalingrad bore Ihe brunt of he 5th army attack and lost over 200 men in prisoners alone in iluding i battalion commanders The whole frontline defenses of his division have been over urncd French troops who were the irst to launch their attack Thurs lay night and who have been slugging through extremely tlif icult terrain quickly exploited theiv initial success Charging Sunday with infantry and tanks they overran the vil lages of San Ambrosio Villa Maio anil Ausonia bypassing strong enemy points which now are being inopltcd up Simultaneously the Americans on the extreme left of the attack line cut the AusoniaFromia road After a bitter and bloody fight the Americans drove the nazis out of the town of Sanla Maria In fante at noon Sunday pushed on to 1 road junction northeast of the town and aimed oul to capture the village of Sm Pictro and the nearby hills Monte Ccrri and Monte Bracchi on eiiiicr fide of lie Ausente river Then they con Buy Uar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy New York Corea 11 and his brother Charles 10 dont like to go to the dentist Their mother started them out Saturday for Polyclinic hospital dental clinic but they went to Central park instead and spent the night in a cardboard box be hind the monkey cage while po lice were searching for them Frank Corea H found his broth ers Sunday Their punishment They have to go to the dentist Monday Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your carrier boy DROWNS IN POND Waterloo Sidney D Smith has termed as acciden tal drowning the death ot Robert Johnson 12 Cedar Falls whose body was found in a shallow pond of water near the city dump fighting efficiency of the Chinese expeditionary force Y force has been supplying certain arms am muntion and other material help ing to organize transport and ad JAPS FIGHT WAY INTO LOYANG Chinese Crack Nippon Hold on Vital Railway By RICHARD C Associated Press War Editor Counterattacking Chinese ackcd Japans newlywon hold on the important PeipingHan kow railroad but to the west Nip ponese forces are reported Mon day to have fought their way into the historic city of Loyang from 3 directions Chungking said Chinese troops vising on tactics and strategy j captured Suiping on the The Chinese achieved an extra northsouth railroad and ordinary degree of surprise meet ing no initial opposition and later forcing the Japanese to deploy widely across difficult terrain to meet the many thrusts The turbulent Salween was crossed beginning the night of May 1011 and ferrying of troops proceeded with great speed In later fighting units of the battle toughened Japanese 56th division halted some of the thrusts along the mountain trails with counterattacks in force and with wellplaced machine and artillery vital have surrounded a Japanese force at Chumatien on the railroad 5 miles south of Suiping The invaders completed their conquest of the last 150 mile segment of the sup ply line last week Led by 200 tanks Japanese stormed Loyang from the cast north and northwest but the Chi nese high command said the en emy is being held despite heavy casualties on both sides i Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy to cloudy Monday night and Tues day with occasional scattered thundershowers Not quite so warm Tuesday afternoon Iowa Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday with widely scattered Ihundcrrhowers late Monday night nnd early Tues day forenoon Continued warm Minnesota Scattered showers and lliundershowcrs Monday night nnd Tuesday Little change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 91 Minimum Sunday night GO At 8 a m Monday 62 The mercury climbed to its highest mark of the season on Sunday afternoon YEAR AGO but call for help The Jackson fire department labored valiantly most of the nightbut failed to gel any trace of Hie body The search was rc sumea again Monday morning Fibelstad is survived by his wife and 3 small sons Paul Jerry and VincentPaul the eldest is 6 He also leaves his parents Mr and Mrs P J Fibelstad of Joice and 3 sisters Mrs Joe Rosedahl Flint Mich Mrs Russell Esse Haywarcl Minn nnd Mrs Her bert Grandlan Fargo N Dak WATERLOO CHILD DIES OF BURNS Mother Is Critically Burned in Trailer Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Maximum 64 Minimum 44 Precipitation 39 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 74 Minimum Saturday night 49 At 8 a m Sunday 62 YEAR AGO Maximum fid Minimum 32 Light frost tinned the attack on Spigno The French in the upper Garig liuno arci approached the Liri river in the vicinity of San Gor gio after occupying i number of dominating heights Ausonia tell Sunday afternoon In quick succession the em battled French won 2500foot Monte Rinchiuso and 1900foot Colic Agrifoglio and occupied the towns of San Andrea and San Am brogio and mopped up San Ap polinnrc Subsequently the troops of Gen Alphonsc Juin routed the Germans from the 1100foot Collc Castel lonc highest feature overlooking San Giorgio and Colic Cantclupo which overlooks the Uri valley and flanks enemy positions in the valley The defended town of Corcna southeast of Ausonia was by passed and surrounded and other heights beyond were seized Southsvcst of Cassino the enemy put in strong counterattacks throughout Sunday with infantry supported by nebclwcrfcrs artil lery nnd a few tanks From the Waterloo UP A 3 year old nazj fjrst parachute division ele ments in this sector the allies cap girl was burned to death and her mother 25 was critically burned when fire destroyed their trailer home a halfmile east of Water loo on highway 20 about a m Monday Fatally burned was Joan 3 daughter of Mr and Mrs Fran cis Platt Firemen said the blaze resulted from an explosion of a kerosene stove Mrs Platt in an adjoining bed tured 4 officers and 117 men prior to Sunday The only sector of the offensive front where the fighting died down was northwest of Cassino where the Poles had attacked heavily on the 2 preceding days Despite the announcement ol a breach in the Gustav line the al lied command made it plain that swift conquest of any sector could not be expected Further progress attempted to reach the baby in j in the French sector must depend time but failed and was trapped too She was pulled from the burning trailer by Curtis Flynn route 5 Waterloo a passing mo torist on the speed with which ammuni tion and other supply lines can be established through a rugged coun try where normal avenues of com munication are wrecked   

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