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Creston News Advertiser (Newspaper) - December 4, 1943, Creston, Iowa A a phone 922 before 7 p. M. If you fail to receive your news advertiser 64th 212. Six pages Creston Iowa saturday december 4, 1943. Published evenings except sunday three cents Raf feints at Berlin and then pounds Leipzig heavily shift in targets catches German defense off guard railway and Trade Center is key to Relief of capital London dec. 4. Up a the Raf bomber command hooking the germans with a Well timed shift of targets sent Mosquito roaring Over scorched Berlin and heavy bombers fainting at the capital last night then struck with devastating effect at the great German trading and railway Center of Leipzig where 1.500 Long tons of explosives were unloaded. The deception Drew off the great majority of German night fighters which Rose once More to give Battle when a part of Block busting squadrons headed for the expiring capital. Then just As the main attack seemed about to break Over Berlin the major armadas streaked southward 90 Miles and hit Leipzig from where the nazis have been trying to Succour the capital with food and supplies. The air ministry announced that 24 bombers were missing from the night attack compared with the previous nights losses of 41 in the 1.500-ton attack on Berlin. Battered Berlin however did not escape new destruction. As the heavy bombers made their abrupt turn toward the South Swift two engined Mosquito darted in to strike selected targets and keep the worry up to i under siege for the second successive night following five heavy blows. Football banquet is monday evening members of the 1943 Panther football squad will be guests of Creston business men monday evening at the annual High school football banquet to be served at 6 30 p. M. At hotel Iowana. Lloyd Penn we in be the toastmaster. Coach Bob Johnson will announce the letter w Inners and make the awards and Roy Moore line coach and High school athletic director will also comment on the teams season. George Yates head of the photographic department of the Dos Moines Register will speak on a subject of his own choosing. The chamber of Commerce has a few tickets available for persons overlooked by the ticket sales committee and these May be obtained before tonight. Icks asks million to meet shortage caused by Coal strike Washington dec. 4 a Interior Secretary Ickes has told Congress that the country faces a fuel crisis unparalleled in its history As the result of the loss of 40 million tons of Coal production through miners strikes. He made the statement it Wras Learned today in asking for a $3,550,000 special supplement appropriation to carry out a plan of allocating available Coal supplies this Winter. The Senate sub com Muttee on Definney appropriations approved the amount. District allocation officers would be set up in 65 cities under Ickes plan. Corsica s department Council is dissolved by French committee Algiers dec. 4 up a the departmental Council of Corsica was dissolved today by the French National commit the which said the government would be placed in the hands of a commission until elections could be held after the War. A spokesman said the action was taken because almost half of the membership of the Council had fled the Island while some of those who remained were suspected of pro Axis sentiment. Remember to Send a subscription to the news advertiser. Its a gift that will be appreciated. Free gift card. News advertiser. Adv. Czech girl and four men reported hanged by German protectors London dec. 4. Pm the czech press Bureau reported today that a 16-Ycar-old girl and four men had been hanged in Czechoslovakia recently in reprisal for a train wreck and that the nazis had instituted a Savage Campaign to Check sabotage and passive resistance. The five wore picked Indis Cim inanely from among the inhabitants of a Village where a freight train had been wrecked and their bodies were left hanging for three Days. Aussies hold Hall Huon Peninsula Tarawa Battle May bring new tactics by associated press japanese holdings in the entire Huon Peninsula in northeastern new Guinea were threatened today by the Advance of two australian units battling to Clear that strategic sector for a possible invasion of new Britain Island. Veteran a a Digger troops have captured nearly half of the Peninsula a and Are now pushing Inland As Well Only the narrow Dampier Strait stands Between Huon and the lower extremity of new Britain Japan s major base in a the Southwest Pacific. One australian Force is closing in on Ware 11 Miles Northwest of coastal Finsch Hafen and the juncture of Jungle trails forming the line of japanese Retreat. A second unit advanced toward the Mountain redoubt of Ware. Aside from China there was a Lull in ground action in the Pacific theater but Allied fliers gave the enemy no respite in the Solomons. Possibility that the costly fight for Tarawa in the Gilberts might Lead to entirely new methods of assaulting japanese Island defences was suggested in Washington As delayed dispatches told of development of a Strong american base on the captured mid Pacific atoll. The chinese High command said lighting still raged both inside and outside the City of Changten but that chinese forces were advancing in the drive to encircle the japanese forces in the Central China a Price in contrast to the chinese communique the Tokio radio claimed japanese troops completed occupation of Changten yesterday after a bitter fight. One japanese unit commander was quoted As saying a we have never met such resistance from the enemy since the Shanghai a i births outnumber deaths in november statistics filed this morning at the county clerks office show that during november births far outnumbered deaths in Union county. Birth certificates for 36 babies were filed and Only 15 deaths reported. In several months of 1943 births have outnumbered deaths by More than two to one and in one month the ratio was three to one. Baby killer sentenced Alma neb. I pm District judge Frank Munday Friday sentenced Dale l. Cramer 24. Farmer to hard labor for life in the state Penitentiary for the Poison death of his month old daughter Janice Mae last june 10. He was convicted thanksgiving Day having been accused of putting a Pinch of Poison in her milk bottle. Buy car Somas seas americans push wedge into nazis italian defences British gaining in their drive toward Rome s Back door by associated press it. Gen. Mark w. Clarks fifth army has smashed a wedge into German defences after the heaviest artillery and Aerial bombardment of the italian Campaign had pulverized Many Strong Points and had driven ahead two Miles along the via Catilina toward Rome Allied Headquarters in Algiers announced today. The Algiers radio reported the fifth army had taken the important Towi of Calabritto about seven Miles Southwest of Mignano. On the Adriatic front the British eighth army knifing ahead toward the a Aback door to Rome approached the outskirts of san Vito 16 Miles below the port of Pescara and also swept up the towns of Lanciani Treglio Orsogna and Casoli All in Inland country beyond the Sangro Ridge. Orsogna the farthest Point of Advance Inland is about Miles above the Sangro. British and american troops of the fifth army launched their full scale offensive on Mountain positions guarding both sides of the via Catilina a main Road to Rome thursday night. The assault aimed in the direction of Cassino drove the germans from the important Camino and Maggiore Heights West of Mignano front line dispatches said. Army has 25,000 surplus officers Washington dec. 4 up a an estimated 25.000 officers whose services the army no longer needs soon will be returned to civilian life it was Learned today while another 25.000 will be shifted from administrative positions to operations jobs. The figures came out of a meeting held this week behind the closed doors of the House military committee with Brig. Gen. Miller g. White assistant chief of staff in charge of personnel. The reduction in officer strength from approximately 650,000 to 625,-000 was made possible committee sources said by a Cut Back in the planned enlisted strength of the army from 8,200,000 men to 7,600.-000 men by the end of 1943 and a shift of emphasis from training to operational activities. With its training and procurement programs Well Over the Hump the army finds itself with a surplus of administrative officers and an abundance of Field leaders to meet present and projected requirements. The officers to be discharged will be men Over the draft age who were commissioned As specialists and officers called from retirement Early in the War when there was a shortage of men with army administrative ability. None of those returned to civilian life will be men who otherwise might be drafted. Surplus officers of draft age will be re trained for other duties for which replacements May be necessary in the future. Congress shelving votes for soldiers Washington dec. 4 up a propelled by a bipartisan Senate coalition Congress appeared headed today toward Early passage of legislation retaining in the states alone the right to say which among the nation s 10 million uniformed men and women arc qualified to vote in next year s presidential measure calling for the states to facilitate Absentee voting among service personnel at Home and abroad went to the House with the voice vote approval yesterday of the Senate and proponents claimed sufficient votes among the House elections committee to report it intact to the floor. Iowa senators Gillette and Wilson both voted with the minority against the proposal. November plane and ship output set new record Washington dec. 4. Pm new records in the production of warships and planes were set in november and the rate of output is increasing in Tempo. By the end of this month approximately 65,000 1943-Model warplanes will have rolled off the Assembly lines and the goal for next year Likely will be raised to about 115,000. The accelerating Pace of plane production reached 14 total of 8,789 for november or one every five minutes the War production Board announced late yesterday and plane builders need Only to maintain their present rate of increase to top the 9.000 Mark in december. At the same time it was announced by Secretary of Navy Knox that a about a dozen new aircraft carriers were among the record Quarter million tons of naval Craft turned out last month. By this week end Knox said the 1943 program of 260 new destroyer escort vessels will he completed. He previously said the Navy had 40 carriers of All types but whether these included the dozen completed in november was not made Clear. Machinery quotas increased for 44 county allotted 43 new tractors increased manufacture of farm machinery to facilitate War food production is going to provide Union county farm operators with 4.3 now tractors during the next 12 months about twice As Many As could to obtained in 1943. Chairman Raymond Strain of the aaa committee increases in most types of machinery in a group one Quot county quotas Are shown by figures supplied by state aaa Headquarters. Larger allotments of steel for agricultural machinery have been Given manufacturers and the quotas will probably be filled although much of the Supply of equipment May not be available until toward the Middle of the crop season. In Union county the quotas represented the following increases Over new machinery obtained last year Strain said Grain drills 100%, Corn planters 50%, mowers 75% Side delivery Rakos 50%. Hay loaders 50%, pick up balers 100%combines 25%, Corn binders 100%Corn pickers 9%, manure spreaders 65%. Tractors 50%. Applications for machinery certificates filed for 1943 Are now void and applicants must file new papers to be considered for 1944 quotas. Machinery in a group two is also rationed but not on a county basis. Application cannot be made for group two items until the applicant has located such equipment for Sale. The group includes Field ens Ilage harvesters feed Grinders and crushers portable elevators Grain blowers Garden tractors milking machines milk coolers water pumps windmills. Items in a group three Are a rationed. This group now includes tractor drawn and horse drawn Moldboard plows disc harrows cultivators rotary hoes land rollers Grain binders Spring tooth and Spike tooth harrows. Breaks Arm Betty Mcfee daughter of or. And mrs. James Mcfee of 404 North Pine Street fractured her left Arm in a fall at the High school gymnasium yesterday. Her ankle turned during basketball practice and a Bone of the Arm was snapped As she fell Forward upon it. Russians Are told Stalin met Roos velt Churchill 100 persons at paint demonstration Here yesterday the secrets of Success in using paints in the Home to cons v furniture Woodwork and was outlined to nearly Loo persons at a demonstration held in Creston yesterday. The demonstrator brought to Creston under the auspices of the Iowa stale College and Union county Extension services stressed the importance of using Quality materials and of thorough and Correct preparation of the surface to be painted As the basis for a successful completed Job. The meeting held at the Library club room was concluded with a moving picture which emphasized that the Home front requires soldiers As Well As the Battle front and that the place of service of Many men was in doing the jobs that backed up the armed forces. Soviet people Welcome news of cooperation russians closing in on Shlobin Kiev bulge Battle is unreported i Ian people London dec. 4. Pm russian had left the army troops sloshing Forward of the War a through knee deep Snow and mud Tous conference v were closing in from two directions Roosevelt and p today on Shlobin important Ger Churchill in Teheran Man held rail and communications ing Iran Hub at the juncture of the Gowl the nows of to Minsk and Leningrad Odessa rail which was general dec. 3 up a the rus re informed today Lier marshal Stalin entry in the midst had held a Momen re with president d prime minister in neighbor u til 1 till of Clef the Seal Sale Booth at Post office Christmas Seal Sale sponsored by the tuberculosis association was Given a boost today by the opening of a Booth in the Post office lobby. Mrs. C. B. Roe. County chairman explains that the Booth provides an Opportunity for the Purchase of seals by persons who have not received them through the mails. Head dresses and capes worn by the High school girls in charge of the Booth were designed by Hattie Carnegie famous new York designer. Berna Berry City chairman says that sales Are progressing satisfactorily. It is anticipated that with the Aid of All residents of the county the Union county goal of $1,570 will be reached. Next week the Small red double barred crosses for school children will go on Sale. The crosses to be worn on Coats Are Given children in recognition of their contributions to the Sale. Continued warm is weather forecast a pleasant week end is promised by the Weatherman with Little change in temperature tonight and sunday and skies predominantly fair. Again today the coldest recording of the 24 hours was around Sunrise. The thermometer dropped to 36 degrees at 7 a. M. And remained there until nearly 10 of clock. During the next hour the Bright Sun brought the Mercury up six degrees and gave it another five degree boost Between 11 of clock and noon. At 2 of clock this afternoon it had reached a High of 54 degrees. Group one farm machinery quotas for 1944 Grain drills Corn planters mowers Side delivery rakes Hay loaders pick up balers combines Corn binders Corn pickers manure spreaders tractors 1 29 43 16 16 4 13 2 12 27 43 n pc 2 35 53 12 10 5 15 0 18 25 44 t3 2 21 34 13 12 4 7 1 4 31 68 23 18 5 15 1 13 18 n 0 a it Elf c a 1 25 37 14 10 3 6 1 11 1 22 43 12 9 5 7 1 0 22 47 15 10 4 6 0 8 10 22 33 19 18 20 to of 1 37 54 23 14 6 17 2 18 28 31 45 30 32 30 51 who Acel tons a to conference by supposed to most far Raeh ring not Only Olds hut also political import i wholehearted russian people is the Best sign in the Meinec Lun Cerr an i unions self to the Tass that had been Ucli o comment. Ways in White Russia. Far to the South Oiher Sovic forces plunged deeper into gel Man lines West of their Dpi pc River Bridgehead below Krumei chug and hurled Back fierce out 1 Ter attacks aimed at the up riot i soviet positions in the Cherkas 1 area a russian communique sail there was no mention in the is Viet bulletin regarding develop mints in the Kiev bulge where the germans sit astride newly Recai lured Zhilo Mir and a Orostin on turks reported the Len Grad cd Ossa line but Ber a la. A Lin broadcast said there had been j at meeting no clash of major importance in by associated press that rain soaked area for the past president Ismet Inonu of tur 30 hours. I key accompanied by his foreign n ,. I j minister and Tomn Iander in chief russians urge i of the turkish army left today for finn rebellion conference with prime minister new York. Dec. 4. Up a the russian newspaper War and in working class today urged the the nazi broadcast credited finns to overthrow their govern turkish political circles at is ment and declare War on Germany i tan bul for the report. A was the Only Hope of salvation to i. The finnish the article was read from in a lbs broadcast and said before grand jury the task could be accomplished j a with russian it warned that a the finnish people cannot1 expect to wait until the 11th hour and still receive the advantages of i a a i Churchill and president Roosevelt either Tabriz or Cairo the Ber Frank Comfort goes Washington dec. 4, up a Frank j. Comfort democratic National committeeman from Iowa said today he had come to Washington a to place at the disposal of the grand jury All information he has in connection with an inquiry resulting from a congressional investigation of the Brewster Aero 65,000 cars left Washington up a fewer 1han 65,000 new passenger automobiles j nautical corporation Are left in the nations ration Pool former senator Clyde l. Iler and the office of Price adm Nistra j ring of Iowa revealed yesterday Tion is studying plans for possible that he had voluntarily appeared rationing of used cars. Before the grand jury Bougainville casualty a military decisions Are probable a 4 official statement anxiously awaited 4 Washington dec. 4. Pm military action to shorten the War by weeks or months and probably a dramatic ultimatum to the German people to throw off fascism and surrender or else face destruction Are the explosive results expected from the conference of president room Volt prime minister Churchill and Premier Stalin. This was Washington reaction to the Moscow radio announcement that the Quot big three Quot had completed the extraordinary sessions Teheran and that a statement would be issued later outlining Tho Mili Ary and political decisions reached. Probably no pronouncement of this War has been awaited with such intent and world wide interest. For to the extent that it fore shadows action on the fighting front and in the Battle of nerves May furnish Clear Clews to the be and nature of the mighty is now in preparation against the fortress of Europe. A hint that even greater offensives on the russian front itself May be in store came from chairman , Texas Democrat of the Senate foreign relations committee who said in a Raio address thursday night that As result of the big three meet info the armies of Russia will to and her Campaign ill be buttressed and beyond a doubt however one of the major topics of discussion was the projected Anglo american invasion of Western Europe which the russians have been urging almost from the Day that the United states was precipitated into War two years ago next tuesday. No announcement expected soon Washington. Dec. 4. Up a White House Secretary Stephens Early told reporters today he did not expect any announcement to be made soon on the results of tha Roosevelt Churchill Stalin was conferences at Teheran. Iran. Marine corps photo from Nea Early treatment of casualties has saved the lives of hundreds of american fighters. Above while Battle for Bougainville is still going on a wounded Marine is carried aboard a Landing Barge headed a a a medical care aboard a transport. Denies peace Rumor Cairo. Egypt Gen. Drama my Hnilo Vic. Yugoslavian guerrilla Leader. Friday formally denied rumours he has reached an a a agreement for a cessation of hostilities with the German controlled forces of Gen. Milan Neditch puppet Premier of Serbia. The weather Iowa forecast fair to partly Cloudy not much change in temperature tonight and sunday except slightly colder in extreme Northeast tonight. Local observations Courtesy Isu temperature last 24 hours 4 p. M 43 4 a. In.38 5 p. M 43 5 a. M.38 6 p. M 41 6 a. M.38 7 p. M 38 7 a. Ra.3ti 8 p. M. 38 8 a. M.38 9 p. M 37 9 a. M.38 10 p. M. 36 10 a. M.37 11 p. M 36 11 a. M.43 12 Midnight. 36 12 noon. 48 1 a. M 38 1 p. M.53 2 a. M 38 2 p. 3 a. M 38 a a

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