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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 12, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OF H I STORY AND ARCH Oc3 KOIKES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Press and United Press Leased Wires Five Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 12 1944 This Paper Consists or Two One NO MARTHUR AND STASSEN SHOW BALLOT POWER Exceptionally Heavy Nebraska WriteIn Vote Marked Up for Dewey By JACK BELL Associated Press Staff Writer Gen Douglas MacArthur and Lt Cornell Harold E Stassen the army and navy entrants emerged with demonstrated midwesleru popularity in the republican presi dential race Wednesday but a rec ordsmashing writein vote in Ne braska showed New Yorks Gov Thomas E Dewey is strong there too With his name and that or Wen dell L Willkie on the ballot Stas sen won Tuesdays Nebraska preferential primary From 1303 of the states 2031 precincts the former Minnesota governor now serving in the navy collected 34 059 votes to 14269 for Dewey Willkie who quit the race after failing to obtain a single delegate in the Wisconsin primary last week trailed with 4936 Dewey got all of his votes the hard had to be pen cilled in on the his impressive showing led Ira Bey non Nebraska national commit tceman to predict a first ballot nomination at the Chicago con vention for the New Yorker who has said he is not a candidate MacArthur who has been even more silent than Dewey about his prospective candidacy kept a fast pace along with the leaders in the Illinois republican primary In 6692 of the states 8728 precincts he had 393870 votes to 27421 for Riley Bender Chicago real estate man The total of MacArthur was behind that rolled up by Gov Dwignl Green in his successful bid for renomination but slight ly ahead of that for Richard J Lyons winner in a 3cornerec race for the U S senate nomina tion The primary results are not binding on the 50 republican dele gates named in the same election Nebraska republicans elected 15 delegates to the national conven tion and completion of the labori ous tSsk this vote was expected to shed more light on the situation While the pref erence primary is not binding on the delegates one group was pledged to support the winner and another was backing Gov Dwight Griswold apparently re nominated for a 3rd term as a favorite son candidate at Chi cago The republican vole total in both Nebraska and Illinois was far ahead of the democratic where it was nocontest most of the way President Roosevelt as sured of the support of Nebras kas 12 delegates and 50 from Illinois had 26480 votes in 1 290 Nebraska precincts in an un opposed preferential primary race This voting edge prompted re publicans in both Illinois and Ne braska to predict victory for their party in November but Mayor Edward J Kelly ot Chi cago called the democratic vote a remarkable demonstration in view of the few contests and the foul weather He urged President Roosevelts renomination for a 4th subject that was arousing new interest also in the east LAUNDRY IN NEW GUINEA a gleaming new washing machine as their chiel item of equipment these American soldiers at army headquarters in New Guinea set up as their sign proclaims a Snowhite Laundry service supreme From left to right are Technician Olaj 0 Peterson Union Mills Ind Pfc William Grant Long Island N Y Technician Bernard G Bourke Cincinnati Ohio Pfc Eugenio Beriavides Roma Tex Pfc Paul Langham Altoona Pa and Sgt Rupert Altizer Logan W Va 500 Yank Bombers Hit Vienna Plane Plants INDIAN GIVEN HONOR MEDAL Devers Congratulates Childres for Actions Allied Headquarters Naples Lt Ernest Childres 26 year old Broken Bow Okla Indian who went on a oneman warpath against the Germans near Oliveto Sept 22 was presented the congressional medal of honoi Wednesday by Lt Gen Jacob L Devers deputy commander in chief of Ihc allied Mediterranean command Childres Ihird man to win the nalipns highesl honor in Ihe Mediterranean Ihcatcr took ovci a rifle platoon although wounded personally killed 5 Germans wiped out 2 machine gun nests and finally stormed a German house where he single handedly captured a German mortal The Indian hero was decorated before 9 massed companies in a replacement center where he is awaiting transportation home on a rotation leave Childres wore a helmet and an opennecked GI shirt as Devers presenting him the medal said You did a swell job I wish to congratulate you Asked later about his accom plishment Childres merely ex plained I just got mad hit however by mosquito raid ers the last time on April 1 Hannover the center of the enemys rubber industry also is the site of numerous other war plants and has huge railway yards It lias been hit numerous times by both British and Ameri can bombers and was raided only last Monday night by mosquitos Sixtyfour American bombers and 16 escorting fighters failed to return from Tuesdays blows at plane factories in Oscheraleben and Bernburg and at industrial targets Rostock and Arnim swalde near Stettin a U S com munique said but the wild bat tles that streaked the sky with flame even over neutral Sweden cost the Germans 126 planes and at HANNOVER AND AACHEN BLASTED Continue 5th Day of Fierce Aerial Drive London than 500 U heavy bombers flying from Italy attacked German aircraft factories in the Vienna area Wed nesday while Britain based air fleets were sweeping towarcl Eu rope carrying into the 5th day the current campaign to cripple the German air force ahead of the invasion The lain air force bombers i east 58 more were wrecked on from Italy concentrated their main I tnc around by American fighters attack on a Mcsserschmill factory j strafing airdromes on their way Still another nazi plane was downed by the Swedes after it had opened fire on Swedish anti aircraft a Swedish communique said Although the loss in bombers was the 2nd heaviest ever suffered by the 8th air under the 68 missing in the 1st mass day light assault on Berlin March 6 of the flying giants were forced down in Sweden and a Swedish communique said the crews of all were safe with the exception of one airman who was dead when his plane landed Three more heavy bombers were reported to have landed in Denmark It also was reported that a fish ing smack had docked at Born holm Island off Denmark with 10 exhausted Americans rescued from the Baltic Sea after parachuting from a crippled fortress The Germans dropped bombs at several places in eastern Eng land Tuesday night and a at Wiener Neustadt 3D miles south of Vienna dropping many tons of bombs Returning crewmen reported good coverage of this target which was heavily damaged last November Liberators escorted by thundcrboH fighters attacked the target Another tacked an Italybased force al nirficld and railroad yards at Zagreb the capital of the puppet government of Croa tia while fortresses bombed a cement factory at Split important Yugoslav port Aircraft targets in the Vienna area besides the Messerschmitt plant at Wiener Neustadt were the components factory of Vac Voslau 10 miles to the north and the Fischamend Markt compon ents works 25 miles northeast of the central Messerschmitt fac tory Ill Ihe first 4 days of Ihe cur rent campaign air headquarters here announced 352 German brief planes were shot from the skies announcement said slight damage and many more were smashed casualties have been re aground both at airfields and in Poltcct aircraft construction plants Tuesday night RAF heavy Rates P S bombers smashed at Aachen Hannoverand other objectives in IOWAN HIT BY CAR IS KILLED Driver Held Had Hidden in Shoe Dubuquc Wede wer 58 Dyersville contractor was killed late Tuesday night on U S highway 20 10 miles west here yrhenhe was hit by a car Sheriff J EisbacK says was driven by Floyd D Winlerowd 47 Waterloo Winterowd was placed in cus tody by the sheriff who said ibat Winterowds automobile was dri ven away from the scene of the accident by another man who was with him The sheriff said a search of Winterowd revealed Sl 296 hidden in a shoe and claims the man admitted he was trans porting 10 cases of whisky in the machine The victim was driving his son o Dttbutiuc where the youth was to leave for army induction Vednesday Wedcwer was re entering his car after slopping momentarily on the highway when he was struck the sheriff said RECORD NAVAL FUNDS BILL IS GIVEN TO HOUSE Admiral King Declares Tokyo Is Ultimate Objective of Operations Washington UR The house appropriations committee Wednes day approved a record 532647 134336 navy appropriation bill after hearings in which Admiral Ernest J King urged that the United States accept no victory in the Pacific short ot Japans de struction The commanderinchicf of Ihc U S fleet told the committee that Tokyo is the ultimate objective of all these operations conducted and planned in the Pacific Whatever the cost King said we know the Japanese well enough to realize that we cannot regard victory in the Pacific as anything short of the destruction of the Japanese empire To ac complish that destruction we must deliver the heaviest attacks of which we are capable as soon and as often as possible where it will hurt the most The committees bill slightly larger than this years covered appropriations and contract au thority totaling S31566134336 for the 1945 fiscal year beginning next July 1 It also provided Sl 081000000 for the rest of the cur rent fiscal year The new appropriation bill xvould Increase to 8102205108441 the total of direct appropriations of contractual author the navy since Ihe start of the national defense program on July 1 1940 The largest single category pro posed is 58029000000 for new ship construction Next in size is 56229919172 for naval personnel by for Red Annies Speedily Push Through Crimean Peninsula Italian King Announces He Will Quit When Rome flails Naples and berefl of empire King Viltorio Kmaniiele 111 proclaimed lo his people and the world Wednesday that he would turn over the power of the throne to his Gfoot son Umberio 39 the Prince of Piedmont on the that allied troops enter Home Text of the kings announce ment The Italian people know thai havealways been al their side n difficult times and in happy mes They know that 8 months go I put an end to the fascist egime and brought Italy nol vithstanding every danger and isk to the side of the united na ions in a slruggle for liberation against nazism The Italian navy air force anil rmy have been obedient to my call during the past 8 months and have been fighting undauntedly against the enemy shoulder to ihoulder with the allied forces The Italian contribution to victory s and shall ever be more great The day shall come when our deep wounds will lie healed and ive shall take once more our place as a free people among free un ions Putting into effect what I have suggested lo allied authorities nid to my government I have decided to withdraw from public iffairs by appointing my son the rince of Piedmont lieutenant eneral of the realm This appointment will become effective by formal transfer of power on Ihe day on which allied troops enter Rome followed aviation Here are some of the things the new funds are intended to sup port or buy Naval 3006 000 marine corps 478000 and coast guard 173407 new aircraft vir tually all combat types To bring the navys air strength to its au thorized number of 37735 useful uptodate fighting craft combatant types anc 30151 in other categories largely landing craft Rear Admiral E L Cochrane chief of he navys bureau of ships told the commillcc that by Ihc end of the new fiscal year the navy will have 10244 selfpro pcllcd vessels aggregating more than 10000000 tons as compared with 7739 vessels totaling nearly 7000000 tons in fiscal 1934 In fiscal 1D41 the figures were 354 and 2000000 central Germany British airmen following up WANT TO HIRE VETERANS Des Moines Walter D Kline acting director of the Des Moines OPA district said Tues day the OPA wanted lo hire dis charged war veterans especially those who could do clerical work for jobs on rationing and price control boards Tuesdays great assaults on Ger many by n leet of nearly 2000 American heavy bombers and fighters which fought some of Ihe fiercest sky battles of the war braved bright moonlight in re t turning to the reich for the first time since the March 30 Nurn bcrg raid cost a record of 94 bombers Tuesday nights attack on multiple targets however was carried out with a loss of 9 planes The air ministry described the blow at Aachen vital rail link be Germany Belgium and northern France as heavy and said the bombing was well coni centratcd j Indicating that allied aircraft might be striking al Ihe reich Wednesday from bases in both Britain and Italy the German radio said at noon thai enemy bomber formations were ap proaching southeast Germany and added that planes also had been sighted over southern Germany Fresh waves of allied planes Needham Mass news today mother read Mrs James M Lawsons letter from her cor poral son in England In a post script the soldier noted that he had received the silver star also A few hours later AVaterloo Po lice Chief H R Crumrine said Ora Crum 38 Waterloo had been tak en into custody in connection with the Dubuque accident Sheriff Eisbach said Winterowd had identified Crum as the man who drove the car from the scene of the accident The sheriff said Winterowd told him Crum was the owner of the car Crumrine said the car was reg istered in the name of a used car dealer who said he sold it to Crum i March 17 Crum was being for the Dubuquc sheriff No charges have been placed fnr Primarv against either man lul L Crumrine said there was no li quor in the car when Crum was taken into custodv This decision would 1 believe further national firmly unity In addition the navy will have representatives suggested that Vittori small landing craft under 100 feet long and small and special boats as compared with 53037 this year and 2072 in 1941 Vice Admiral M J Home vice chief of naval operations told an appropriations subcommittee that the navys budget estimates for fiscal year 1945 took into account the possibility of war ending in Europe this year But both King and Home expressed pessimism in that connection King and others in the high command were confi dent 6 months ago that Ihe war in Europe could be liquidated this year It is final and irrevocable The 74 year old monarch de clared he would appoint his son lieutenantgeneral of the realm would retire entirely from public affairs and that his decision was final and irrevocable Thus Vittorio Emanuele whose 43 year reign is the longest since that of Queen Victoria of Britain yielded provisionally to the pres sure of Italian liberal leaders who have refused to form a democrat government Italy while lie re mained on the throne The day shall come said the king who Benito Mussolini long eclipsed when our deep wounds will be healed and shall take once more our place as a free people among free nations The announcement came a dav aftcr representatives of the allied governments had closed conference in a southern Ilaliai town where the king lias a villa The fact that the kings state ment so closely followed the al confercncc rio Emanuele took his action with allied ap proval An official spokesman at the seal of the government Mar Ihi wa 49 DEAD IN U S STORMS Nearly 200 Injured in I ornadoes and Floods By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Storms which battered most o he United States the past 2 day leaving 49 persons known dead subsided Wednesday after a final i T s o A i ID servicemen Apply SINGING STAR WEDS New York Shaw radio singing star known profes sionally as Vivien and JIaj Clar ence Turner Foster of the air transport command were married 1 1 r I I r I lllctllitlt the oak leaf cluster for gallantry Wednesday at the Central Chris 1 tian church Halt Preinduction Physical Tests for Men 30 and Over DCS Moines Gen Charles H Grahl said Wednesday a temporary order had been issued to Iowa draft boards instruct ing them not to send for preinduction physical examinations any shal Pielro Badoglio said kings statement which broadcast to the Italian pcopli early Wednesday afternoon wa a spontaneous announcement b his majesty who decided t make the statement at this time in order to eliminate any ohstacl that might still exist in the effort by various political parties tc reach full cooperation with th Italian government The kings statement is di reeled to all parties without ex ccption in behalf of the effort o the entire nation to achieve tru national unity KING EMANUELE in the tornadoes storms and 1C application had been received by the Hancock county auditor by Monday for war ballots to be voted at the coming primary election War ballots have been printed and arc ready for distribution Of the 16 appli cations received only 2 were sub milted by servicemen overseas Buy Vlar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy swing al the eastern seaboard and the great Lakes area Nearly 200 persons were injured rain squalls snow storms from Ihe Eocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean Lighter rains ex tended west to California Many remained homeless in Kansas and Oklahoma as rivers continued flooding in the wake of torrential rains A forecast of clearing and colder weather prom ised some relief but Several streams had not reached predicted crests Arkansas with 3f dead in a scries of tornadoes was the worst sufferer Six were killed in Fort Wayne Ind by a wall blown over by n high wind North Caro lina Alabama Oklahoma South Carolina Texas Kentucky Geor gia and Tennessee each reported one death directly due to lightn ing or wind Siiowplow crews who foufiht for 36 hours to reach 22 motorists stranded high in the Colorado Rockies at Bcrtlioud Pass hy snow avalanches succeeded Tuesday night in opening a path ti the inn where the victims had taken ref uge South Mexico crews succeeded in opening Raton Pass closed by 50 inches of snow and reopened communications with several communities which had been isolated by the storm Points as widely separated as Michigan and South Carolina were lashed by windstorms A GOmile an hour ialc described as Ihe heaviest in nearly four years battered many points along Lake Michigan and in some localities tore ships from moorings GAINS IN SIRET VALLEY NEARER PLOESTI SHOWN German BreakThrougK Into Skala Pocket Is Believed Defensive Act Moscow Two Russian irmies were hammering through he Crimea from the east and north Wednesday capturing villages in he peninsula with lightinglike pccd while on the mainland the army drove rapidly through he Siret Valley of Romania to wards the vital Ploesti oilfields The red army suffered what ap xcarcd to lie a momentary set back west of Skula above the mid dle Dnestr us the Germans broke through to u trapped garrison but it seemed to be only a defen sive action and not a counter offensive Front dispatches made it plain however that the nuzi operation wiis carried out with very large tank and infantry forces In Bessarabia the Soviets were closing in fast on Chisinau capi tal city while to the south they stormed the streets of Tiraspol West of Odessa they were mop ping up German and Romanian units and driving toward Ovidio pol shortest route to Bucharest From the Kerch peninsula in the eastern Crimea Gen Andrei Yeremcnkos amphibious army ad vanced towards Feodosiya first big city on the route to Simferopol Yalta and Sevastopol In the northern Crimea where Gen Fcodor I Tobukhins 4th of the ColoradoNew border other snowplow army was moving down through a desolate yellow steppe in the di rection ot Simferopol Red Star said German Gen Konrad gave an order to hold Crimea or die and promptly saw his 49th Alpine corps defeated Front dispatches said the Ger mans recently had rushed 2 di visions into the Crimea by air and sea Red Stars correspondent with Yeremenko laid stress on the role of soviet artillery in blasting Ger man dugouts and minefields as serting the volleys were so intense some positions were destroyed within 30 minutes In Romania the red army tore into the frightened Romanians backed tip by the Germans trying to halt the push southwards through the Siret valley but the drive on Roman 105 miles north of Bucharest appeared initialled the Russians but 25 miles away from that city on the Siret river Tuesday nighl At Pascani tliere was a possi bility of the Russians joining for the attack last to the cast where the Germans and Roman ians were putting up stiff resist ance This was being worn down by Marshal Ivan S Konevs 2nd Ukrainian army which was cut ting around the city The Carpathians on the right flank give Koncv good protection for troops generally holding to the LwowBucharesl railway PRINCE UMBEKTO meanwhile their way were seen across the winging English channel toward Europe in mid morning Aachen center of an important coal mining and industrial area in the Rhine valley had not been the target of a major attack since July 13 1943 Reconnaissance photographs taken after that RAF assault showed that 500 acres of the town had been devastated and 80 of its factories hit men 30 years old or older were engaged in waressential activities Gen Grahl state selective service director said the new order was nn extension of the instructions issued earlier in the week to draft boards telling them not to send for actual induction any person 26 years old or older who were engaged in warsupporting work Iowa draft boards will continue sending men through 29 years of age for preinduction examina tions Gen Grahl added explain ing that that was being done in order to have a pool of men ready to go supply of those under 26 was exhausted The director said that on the basis of present indications the temporary order concerning pre induction examinations for 30 and older would remain in ef fect about 30 days In Ihc interim Ihe city had been 1 The move was designed he added to enable selective service to concentrate on younger men and men not engaged in essen tial activities and get them into service first Gen Grahl said local boards would continue lo decide which activities were essential Cor men 26 and over Meanwhile 2 Polk county boards sent formal letters to state draft headquarters asking more definite information on what should be considered warsupporting work The definition is so broad that we believe any man 26 years old or older having a victory garden would be covered as one making a contribution to a warsupporting activity one of the board chair man said Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Warmer Wed nesday afternoon but cool again Wednesday night Lowest tem peratures in Mason City 2i Thursday increasing cloudiness and warmer Iowa Fair Wednesday night Thursday increasing cloudiness with showers likely west portion Thursday afternoon Not quite so cold west portion Wednesday night Warmer east Minnesota Fair Wednesday night i London German broad Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier hoy ANSWERS 2 CAULS North wood T li e Norlhwood fire company was called out twice in 24 hours first to the home of Mrs Ella Dodge in Northwood Monday when a chimney fire caused small damage and Tuesday afternoon a roof fire at the farm home of Henry Hanson aboul 8 miles northeast of town Nazi Radio Claims F R Has Left for Parley With Churchill Thursday increasing cloudiness with light showers wcsl portion Thursday afternoon Warmer southeast portion Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 45 Minimum Tuesday night 21 At 8 a m Wednesday 30 Precipitation Tuesday morning 07 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation IS 32 36 cast recorded by the BBC Wed nesday said President Roosevelt has left for the Caribbean to meet Prime Minister Churchill and make last minute plans regard ing operations in Europe in the coming weeks MAY DROP TRAINING Washington navy plan to drop flight preparatory training al Cornell college of Monnl Vcr non iowi and SI Olaf college of Northricld Minn was disclosed Wednesday in published hearings on the naval appropriations bill for fiscal 1945 REDS DRIVE ON CRIMEA Russian troops arrows have driven into the Crimea and pushing on from Odessa smashed to within G miles of Ovidiopol Shaded area is Germanheld ;