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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 20, 1943, Mason City, Iowa HAVE YOU BOUGHT YOUR FULL SHARE THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NE1GHIORV VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 20 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 165 F R TOURS TRAINING CAMPS Down 24 More Axis Planes Off Tunisia 70 TRANSPORTS INCLUDED IN 2 DAY TOTAL BAG Allied Airman Continue to Plaster Nazis Air Ferry Routes By WES GALLAGHER ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA allkd aerial offensive continuing its scorching pace against the axis air ferry route and warplane nests cut down 24 move enemy planes Monday bringing the 48 hour total to 112 of which 70 were Junkers 52 transports a communique Irom Gen Dwight rEisenhowers headquarters announced Tuesday Raising its total on the flaming Sunday battle over the Sicilian straits when trooploaded Get man transports tumbled out o the sky like leaves in a forest tire allied headquarters said three more enemy fighting planes had been accounted for by American pilots and their RAF and south African allies from the desert air force This total of enemy losses in that single battle at 53 transports and 19 fighters The fierce but somewhat slackened offensive was con tinued Monday against Marshal Ernin Rommels aerial ferry route and resulted in the de struction of 12 more Jnnkers 52s and eieht Hehters the communique said Four more axis pianes de stroyed in other fighting Monday and 11 in assorted actions Sunday brought the twoday toll to 112 Against these losses the com munique said the allies had II planes missing Monday Eleven were announced missing the day before a twoday total of 23 A Malta two junkers52s and two junkors88 bombers were shot down by Malta spitfires Monday and Valletta dis patches said a third junkers52 was accounted for by mosquito bombers from the fortress isle In London it was assumed these three were in addition to the fight ers of the allied headquarters communique bringing the two day total ot 73 axis transports or 117 planes On the ground the Germans mounted a counterattack in the central sector against French forces holding Oued Kebir south of Bou Arada but the French beat off the assault easily The communique said there wa patrol activity elsewhere but thi fact that news was meager iron the land fronts was not taken a an indication no fighting wa going on The Italian communique rec orded by the Associated Pres from a Rome broadcast said there was violent artillery fire along h front End the Berlin radio said there was lively activity inwhicl several local enemy attacks were turned back Wellinformed military quar ters in London said there were ni signs of wholesale axis evacuatior of military forces from Tunisi despite the shooting down o transports loaded with militarj personnel The passengers ma consist largely of specialists n longer needed in Africa it wa suggested In fact the German counteral tack and the scale of the contin uccl air war were taken as indica lions that the Germans were de tcrmined to hold the Tunisia bridgehead standing as a guard t the stepping stones to the Euro pean mainland Bad xveather restricted allie aerial forays to some extent Mon day but flying fortresses found hole in the clouds to pound th docks and railroad yards of Tunis and the night and day assault o luftwaffe nests kept going ReEnacts Paul Revere Ride Arrives Late LEXINGTON Mass Revere did belter in 1775 tha he did Monday In a reenact ment of the famous ride tn horse threw a shoe and theride impersonating Revere had I search for a half hour lo find blacksmith He arrived at Lex ington Green 45 minulcs late STORY ON PAGE 7 PRESENTS FOR Marshal Wilhelm Herman Gbering alias W V Loving rages at the sight of two checks totaling 50000 which will be invested in war bonds as a birthdaypresent for Adolf Schickelgruber alias Hitler Frank Williams left local man breathing the free air oE America and succumbed at the local birthday party for tier fuehrer The picture shows mm already somewhat shriveled Lock pho toKayonay engraving Grim Theme Sounded by Nazi Radio on Hitlers Birthday Goebbeis Declares War Reached Hardest Stage End Not Sighted LONDON Hitler celebrated his 54th birthday Tues day with his armies on the defen sive in Europe and its outposts and little to tell the German peo ple to relieve the grimness oE the situation should he decide to make his usual anniversary ad dress to the nation The Berlin radio pictured him as spcmlins the eve of his birth day al loca tion of which was listening to broadcasts that marked the beginning of Ger manys annual tribute to the fuehrer There still was no in dication however whether Hit ler himself would speafc The Germans had been urged to hang out flags and talks and mar tial demonstrations were lo occupy the people Tuesday The first broadcasts brought pronouncements of Propaganda Minister Goebbeis and Reichsmar Tribute Interrupted by Ghost Voice LONDON powerful ghost voice interrupted the Ber lin radios birthday tribute lo our beloved fuehrer Tuesday by shouting The entire German nalion curses today the hour that man was born The voice continued This henchman has been in power much loo long German People awake The time has come o finish with Ihe nari Down with Hitler and his Rang On the day of Hitlers downfall the war will be over The ghost was on the same wave length as the Berlin radio and the nazis were unable o stifle the voice shal Goering from the micro phones and it was a grim birthday theme they sounded for the nalion The war is in its fourth year and has reached its hardest stage so far and the end or a way oul of its burdens and sufferings are al present nowhere in Goeb beis said If the people must shoulder great risks to preserve Ihcir ex istence he added it is better to ban the devil of doubl and discord and to concentrate steadfastly on a historical mission If that begins to be found wanting it is the be ginning of the Goering issued a proclamation lo the army and the people hailing Hitler as the first soldier of the rcich Wewill show the world our knowledge that our arms cannot be conquered and our certainty ot the eternal greatness jof Ger many he said in a tone slightly more hopeful ban Goebbeis GoeriiiKs proclamation com mented on how comforting it must be to the people to sec at Ihe helm of the nation a man who visibly embodies its un shakable faith in victory Since Hitlers last birthday nazi troops have met a stunning reverse at Stalingrad his Africa corps has been chased into a corner of Tunisia and his industrial cities have received heavier and heavier poundings from allied air forces with the Russian air arm renewing its assaults on his eastern border cities Diplomatic quarters here predict that Hitler may make another peace offer if only to sell his satellite countries the newest propaganda line that the fortress of Europe is defending itself from outside soviet j Russia as the bugbear j Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued cold i with frost Tuesday night lowI csl temperature Mason City 26 warmer Wednesday forenoon IOWA Colder in extreme east portion continued cold in west and central portions Tuesday night warmer Wednesday fore noon frost and freezing tem peratures in east and central portions Tuesday nighl MINNESOTA Warmer Tuesday night and forenoon except continued cold extreme southeast portion Tuesday nighl IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 54 Minimum Monday night 27 At 8 a m Tuesday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 61 Minimum 27 DAVIS JEFFERS AGAIN INVOLVED Each Accuses Other on Rubber Situation WASHINGTON UR Director Elmer Davis of the office of war information and Rubber Director William llJeffers Tuesday are engaged in another controversy each accusing the other of not telling Ihe public the truth about the rubber situation It is the second runin Jef fers lias had with Davis this year having been publicly rebuked by HOUSE OPPOSES INCENTIVE PAY FORWAR CROPS Also Deprives Farm Security Group of Any Appropriations WASHINGTON house approved a 1944 agricultural ap propriation of Tues day with a limitation that none of the funds shall be used for in ccntiVe payment to encourage reatcr production of war crops The measure as adopted also deprives the farm security ad ministration nt any funds and discontinues LTOP insurance pro grams Tht maximum payment ol Tanrt benefits to any one person was fixed at S500 by 11980 voice vole The ban on incentive payments was incorporated in an amend ment by Chairman Cannon D of the appropriations com mittee It was adopted on a 220 to 90 roll call vote Final approval of Ihe bill which had been debated for f days came on a voice vote In depriving the farm securit administration of funds the house officially underscored the recent comment of Chairmai Tarver D Ga of the agricul ture appropriations subcommittee that thedays of the ESA ar numbered House refusal to approxre in centive payments ran contrary t plans of Secretary of Agriculture Wickard to use this method o encouraging production of ccrtaii crops In urging the restriction Can non told the house farmers d not want government handouts and tbnt subsidies are uncconomi and unAmerican Davis clearing months ago for no speech with OWt whicl navy for intcrfcrin rubber program iicdenounced tile army ami with the Refuses to Cut Cake on Hitlers Birthday THREE RIVERS Mich Karl Grose local to cut a birthday florist refused cake baked for him Tuesday by his wife Ill cat some of it Wednesday but not he said Me and Hit ler just cant celebrate our anni versaries together w V National Want Ad Week April 13 o Iiicl The farmer up the road wants to buy that piece of used farm machinery you no longer need An inexpensive For Sale want ad tells him and gives you CASH to complete that War Stamp book During National Want Ad Week April 19 to 24 inclusive 8 Insertions for the price of 6 liiseriions for the price of 3 Phone 3800 GlobeGazette Want Ads Bring Results Jeeps And With WAACs Too The jeeps are coming So the WAACs There will be two jeeps in Ma son Cily Wednesday to help se war savings stamps and bonds th proceeds to be used to buy mor jeeps for use on the fighting fronL One jeep will be in charge of L Elizabeth Adams with Sgt Mar garct Wheatly as driver Both ar members of the WAAC They wi spend the day visiting Mason Cit schools for the Buy a Jeep clriv Lieutenant Adams decorated wit the Croix de Guerre for bravci with tho Anne Morgan ambulant unit in France durln Ihe invasion will speak at tile junior high schools the scnio high school Holy Family scho and such others as time will pcs mil The second jeep will be used t push the bond drive and will b stationed at bond headquarters the old Northwest Savings ban It will have three jobs 1 Each of Ihe service clubs K wanis Lions and Rotary are fir nishing five workers to conta prospective bond buyers The jee will help with their transporlatio 2 If anyone wants to buy ond the iecj will deliver it Ca bond headquarters No 2037 o Anyone coming to the hoi headquarters lo buy a bond be offered a ride around Ccntr park in the jeep with a WAA i driver 3heers Given on Oamp Tour ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN undoubtedly got a boost the southeastern tour of resident Roosevell for wherever ic commanderinchief appeared hvays unannounced eyes lighted p and smiles appeared on thou ands of faces If there was any imping on demonstrations of nthusiasm apparently rigid dis ipline could be held responsible But at two stops the enthusiasm ubbled up into ringing cheers and nrestrained applause At the WAAC center at Oglc liorpe some of the newcomers just ouldnt hold themselves in check hey shrieked am yelled and beat lieir hands together And as the resident left after watching ttenlyJour companies of trainees xiss in review more of the girls ncluding some wearing mililarj olicc arm bands ran pell mell to vard his car But they couldnt up with its speed The next day Palm Sunday housands of soldiers were off uty at Camp Joseph T Robinsor Ark and they and their officers ut loose at the top of their lungs is Mr Roosevelt rode through the ost He attended church services vith 3400 of them in a tremendous icld house and when he waved to he boys afterward the din wa The secret of this trip was not a wcli kept as was that of the jour icy last fall Rumors were flying ill through Ihe south and at many Josts officers and men said the had had a good idea of who wa coining ahead of time People were clustered along th rail lines the president traveled but they may have been attracte by the fact that soldiers were o guard all along the way in som areas at intervals of only a hun dred yards F R Near Thick of Mock Battle ENROUTK WARM SPRINGS A WITH PRESIDENT ROOSE VELT April 15 Delayed President Roosevelt had an all day lesson in war at a schoo here the teachers are experts i murder and the pupils spend re cess throwing live hand grenade at each other Mr Roosevelt was a willing pu pil when the paratroops the in fan try and the greasy men in th tanks teamed up at Fort Bennin Ga to show him what a wa looks like Land mines went o only a short distance from h car Heavy mortars threw shel over him Machine gun nesi were operating at one lime withi 50 feet of the presidents car an using live ammunition too The show was designed to show the president houAmeri can troops arc trained lo mee he risors of present day com bat Sreat Improvement in American War Effort Observed by President By MEISKIMAY SMITH ABOARD PRESIDENTIAL TRAIN loosevelt is making another inspection trip of the nation nd is finding a great improvement in the American war ftort since his first tour last September it was revealed Tuesday Thus far the tour has been made up large v of visits to training camps of the armed forces and Mr Roosevelt said confidently that he thought American troops would give good account of themselves in the forthcoming offen sive on European soil V Mr Roosevelt left Washington April 13 but his absence lad been withheld from publication or broadcast The first phase of his second incognita tour of the nation at war has concentrated on the southeast So far he has visited the marine raining base at Panis Island S Car he army air corps training center at Mnxtvell field Montgomery Ala Fort Benning Columbia Ga Warm Springs Ca Fort Ogle thorpe Ga Camp Forrest Tulln loina Term and Camp Joseph T Robinson Little Rock Ark PRESIDENT KOOSEVELT With Tour Itinerary By UNITED PRESS Washington April at p m after dedicating Jeffer son memorial Panis Island S Car April 14 recruits at marine training base congratulating boot camp marines during a sand storm on their training work Montgomery Ala April Reviewed army air corps cadets at Maxwell field where student pi lots from nearby Gunter and Craig fields staged an aerial show Fort Benning Ga April Spent the afternoon watchin paratroops infantrymen and tank crews go through their paces at lime tinder the fire of Jive am munition Toured the worlds After meeting Maj Gen Leven infantry post extensively Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy C Allen commandant of the in fantry school here the president was guided through the parachute school where he saw hundreds of the armys finest physical speci mens learning the deadly arts of the paratrooper Hugeaitransports dumped them out over the presi dents procession He saw para troopers floating down from spec ial training towers A high wind gave the troops a buffeting as they hit the ground From the parachute school the president went to Holiday Hill a peaceful little pinecovered mound where Brig Gen Scott Fulton the post commander en Icrtained with an carsplitting of fensive that before Mr Roose velts eyes turned n quiet valley into i roaring hell of shellfire and smoking woods Enacted for the president was a platoon attack against an ene myheld ridffe Running low lest they be hit by the live ammunition from machine suns that covered the advance wave after wave of troops went for ward To give the men as real a pic ture as possible of whal war really is the advance was made over ground honeycombed with small land mines vhich were con trolled electrically The blast of the mines to simulate Ihe enemys mortar fire and the real fire from American mortars set up a terrilic din Mr Roosevelt followed the prog ress ot the mock battle by listen ing in on a lecture to a large group of officer candidates who watched the firing from a post near the presidents car Warm Springs Ga April 15 to his other home from fort Bcnning Went directly to the litllc white house on he Warm Springs Foundation and later to Georgia Hall where he had a tur ey dinner with the infantile paralysis patients Warm Springs Ga April 1G1 the day in the Warm Springs sunshine going for long automobile rides a swim and r picnic on one of the pinecovered hills overlooking the foundation Fort Oglethorpc Ga April 17 full honors and a for mal review at the WAAC training center here with women Foldiers marching bv his auiomo bile Camp Forrest Term April 17 the BOlh division which left shortly afterward for maneuvers in the hills of Tennes see and chatted briefly with Gov Prentice Cooper of Tennessee Camp Joseph T Robinson Ark April Palm Sun day church services with 3500 troops at this army replacement training camp just outside Little Rock Ark the people have a much sense of proportion and a Ambulance Upsets Driver Rights It Scans Patient and Continues LOS ANGELES am bulance collided with a streetcar and overturned The driver aid ed by spectators Quickly righted Ihe ambulance hastily inspected the patient the ma chine went streaming on its way iMr Koosevelt watched troops at Kort neimiiiK work out a combat problem under a heavy fire of live ammunition from mortars and machine guns lie saw divisions of well trained soldiers startins out on maneu vers and reviewed 3509 mem bers ot the Womens Army Auxiliary corps who marched by with the military manner of West Pointers if He said his Palm Sunday prayers with men in training at Camp Joseph T Robinson anct watched fledgling pilots zoorh by ihe hundreds over bis car in Alabama Mr Roosevelt was impressed deeply by the great improvement in the condition and training oC the armed forces in preparation for the European offensives When the will come 10 would not say but combining what he saw on his trip lo Africa his findings on his present our Mr Roosevell in response o a press conference question said he very definitely thought American troops would do a good ob in the coming battle of Eu The president was more con vinced than ever that the people of he nation arc far ahead of Washington in war spirit as well as a general comprehension of the task facing the country Contact with the public Mr Roosevelt said convinced him that better mucii belter sense of perspective than the government in Washington The president included himself in F R to Speak at 10 p m Tuesday WASHINGTON ltV Presi dent Roosevelt will address the nation at 10 oclock central war time Tuesday night in a speech to be broadcast over all radio networks the white house has announced Subject of his talk was not Riven in the while house statement issued late Monday niRhl the Washington category and said it would do some other people in Washington a lot of good to similar trips The chief executive was en couraged particularly by the fad iliit Ihe thousands of troops ha had seen were far better condi tioned physically and infinitely beller rained than those who went overseas in the lasl war Monde in he armed forces isvery high he said and the men are eager lo sel into the fighting and end the war The president began his trip with an inspection of the sand swcpt marine training base at Parris island on Ihe iowcr coast of South Carolina lie braved a howliiie windstorm Mowing in from the sea to drive through the station and review 8000 re cruils later congratulating them on their siiapjiy appear ance Then Mr Roosevelt went to Maxwell field to watch the wort of the army air corps which is graduating 1500 embryo pilots navigator and bombardiers from its prcflight school every four and a half weeks Student pilots from two nearby basic training an air show for their trainers schools slagcd him thunderin ;