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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C OF HISTORY AND A3CJ oes jjoikts C O i P THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated press and United Press Full Leased Wirci Five Cents a Copyl MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 22 1914 NO REVEAL YANKEE CARRIERS AIDED SABANGATTACK Transfer of Large American Naval Force to New Area Disclosed Southeast Asia Headquarters Kandy Ceylon strong United States navy carrier lorcx has joined with British French and Dutch naval units in the In dian ocean and participated in tin blow which caught Japanese nap ping at Sumatra and Sabang al lied headquarters announced Sat urday Speedy navy planes 80 pet cent of them Americanmade hopped off from American and British carriers at dawn last Wednesday and smashed nearly every installation in sight at Sa bang on the island of We just off the northern tip of Sumatra and at Lhong airfield oil Sumatra it self The airsea attack was the first strong assault delivered at the Jpanese from the direction of Ceylon British naval headquar ters in this area and indicated that at long last Admiral Siv James Somerville commander of the British eastern fleet had the strength for other smashes of at least a hitrun nature There was no indication whether the American carriei force had permanently joined the British for operations in the southeast Asia theater Presum ably the movement of the large carrier force into the Indian oceai was a costly and elaborate opera lion however which would no be performed for the purpose o making this 1 attack which was first announced on Thursday Dispatches fro m Associated Press Correspondent Eugene Burns from aboard an American j carrier off Sabang indicated the carrier force had come from the Pacific Burns his been with the Pacific naval forces The carriers were screened by British and French battleships HAILS PROGRAM ON STABILIZING WORLD FINANCE Hull Believes Plan Should Be Utilized Before End of War RESERVATION FOR ONE Harri son E Spangler leit of the republican national com mittee andHarold W secretary of the committee lead an elephant across carpeted lobby of a hotel in Chicago to lend emphasis to partys adoption of the hotel as headquarters for the national convention in June Behind Spangler is Walter S Hallanan acting chair man of the G 0 P arrangement committee Youth Declines Governors Offer to Settle Grievance DCS Moines 1 Carroll Winfrey 17 year old Des Moines high school student declined Saturday to settle his grievance with State Highway Patrolman Joe Chocholka as suggested by Gov B B Hicken and the governor an nounced in the presence of all concerned that the matter is now terminated as far as 1 am con is nothing further 1 can do G o v Hickenlooper suggested Friday that Winfrey and Cho cholka meet in the governors of fice Saturday shake hands and forget an incident of last Friday night in which Chocholka was ac cused of allegedly shaking and choking the student Washington of State Hull lauding progress maclc toward the creation of an inter national stabilization fund by treasury technicians of the united nations Saturday urged that such a program be put into operation before the end of the war Agreement of the technicians on broad outlines for a goldbased 38000000000 stabilization fund to promote post war world prosper ity was announced Friday night Soviet Russia gave its approval at the last minute so that the outline had the technical support of the leading allied nations Hull noted that while the basic principles had the support of the technical experts the agreemeni as announced did not actually commit any nation to the pro gram He made it clear that as far as the United Stales is concerned final diplomatic agreement and congressional decision still ar lacking Hull suggested the need fo speedy action in order to clea and organize the worlds mone lary channels in time for postwa economic reorganization If such programs can be pi i into operation before tlie end o the war we will save much Urn in the task of bringing about do mestic and world wide prosper when hostilities cease and in Jap Planes Blast Chinese Battle Lines C li u n e k i n s IUR Japanese bombers and fighters flying un challenged over Chinese battle lines provided a dawn to dusk cover Saturday or an estimated 00000 Manchuria trained Japa nese troops battling For possession of the rail junction city o icngchsien dispatches from the out reported No allied planes rose to inter ept the raiders as the Japanese r force mustered iis strength for 10 developing battle in central hina which the army news aper Sao Tang Pao described as hinas final struggle before the ollapse of Japan An artillery duel roared on the im of Chengehsicn itself The apanese were attempting to cut 1C Chineseheld portion of the PipingHankow railway in Ho lan province Japan in the 8th year of its var with China has found its Red Armies Fleet Massed Around Sevastopol in Siege and lighter units of the British Dutch and TJ S navies it was announced British tonnage predominated fleets although Sib the planes were in the naval per cent of American hellcats and dauntless avengers while corsairs flown by the British were Americanmade and carried United States trained British flyers Also in the air were British carracudas Before the airmen hit the Su matra targets Indiabased Ameri can liberators struck Port Blair in the Andaman islands some 300 miles to the northwest in a di versionary attack to draw off the Japanese planes from Sabang The ruse was perfect At Sa bang al the planes on the ground were destroyed The Japanese were so unprepared that their nntibattcrics were unmanned Only light guns were used at first In a devastating 15 minute at tack the allied aircraft wrecked Japanese planes ships docks oil tanks and other installations A British submarine in the vicinity reported that huge fires still were burning 12 hours later RHOADS GIVEN 3 YEAR TERM Convicted of Taking Bribes From Gamblers Chariton G E Dusty Rhoads 53 convicted of conspir ing to collect bribes from Ottumwa gamblers and liquor establish ments while serving as Ottumwas safely commissioner was sen tenced to an indeterminate 3 year term in Ft Madison peniten tiary Saturday Sentence vas pronounced by District Judge II V Levis in the local court where Rhoads trial was held last week after the de fendant was granted a change of venue R C Lcggclt chief defense counsel waived motion for a new trial and asked that his client be sentenced immediately Lcggctt made a nminule plea for leni ency but Wapello County Attor ney John D Moon who directed the prosecution told the court he had nothing to say Judge Lcvis pointed out that the crime carries a mandatory sentence adding that Rlioads had been convicted by a jury and that the evidence was adequate to sus tain the verdict Sheriff Mike Mier took the de fendant directly to Ft Madison at conclusion of the brief session Hint Invasion of Western Europe May Be CoOrdinated With Full Scale Red Drive By J EDWARD MURRAY London UR Moscow dispatches and Berlin broadcasts hinted broadly Saturday that the invasion of western Europe might be co ordinated with a full scale Russian offensive in line with the pattern concentric assault on Germany s laid out at the Teheran conler At the opening of the meeting Winfrey handed looper a letter which said I re gret very much that I am unable to settle this matter as sug gested Winfrey gave as his reasons that there has been no admission of any roughness or brutality and added it does not seem fail to those wlio have shown an in terest in me to settle the matter without any apologies or admis sion of any part of the guilt from Crocholka The governor commented thai he had measurably strengthen the pros poets for an enduring peace 1 said The world is facing Hie most difficult reconstruction job in its history the secretary of state de clared adding Without solving these mone tary problems we shall be im mensely handicapped in seeing an expansion of our foreign trade and balanced prosperity for our nations Secretary Morgcnthau hailed the technicians plan as the key stone to all postwar economic planning Their agreement on principles produnt of a years study calls for a fund of S8000000000 of which the United States would put up from S2500000000 to S275000 000 of Us huge store of gold de signed fa buy and sell gold and currencies to keep the worlds money on an even keel Eventually the sponsors sug gested it might be expanded to enemies closing in from all direc ions Sao Tang Pao said Satur iay The Japanese are most anxious I o consolidate a foothold on the China mainland Therefore they are attempting to break through the PeipingHankow railway to add one more land route for mov ng troops and resources Enemy warplanes bombed and strafed nearly every station along the Chineseheld western section of the Lunghai railway between Loyang the eastern terminal in Shensi province and Paochi the western terminal in Honan prov ince Dispatches said that in the at tack on Loyang hundreds of houses were destroyed and there were many civilian casualties The railway cities of Linju Paochi Tcngfcng and Tungkwim also hil ALLIES CATCH HUMAN TORPEDO Also Study Robot Tank Captured on Beachhead Anzio Beachhead Italy IP Allied technical experts and curi NAZIS DECLARE BATTLES RAGE ABOVE EUROPE Report Strong Allied Formations Again Hit German Territory London Strong formations of allied bombers and fighters struck back into Germany Satur dav the Berlin radio said adding new weight to the current unpre cedented allied offensive during which more than 20000 warplane have dropped some 25000 tons o bombs on Hitlers Europe The sustained aerial offcnsiv was launched Monday with at tacks on German aiitiinvasioi installations in northern France 1 small forces of liberators an swung into nonslop record shattering proportions with th Tuesday attack on Berlin by some 2000 American bombers and fighters German radio warnings of the late clay assaults on the reich fol lowed earlier smashes at northern United Press Correspondent Har ison Salisbury reported a feeling f anticipation of great events in loscow in connection with an ex ected red army spring offensive lis dispatch dealing with Ger ian counterattacks in prewar olancl said With millions of allied troops poised in the west and the allied air offensive on the crescendo the ittack as promised at Teheran cached a point where the com manders in such sectors of Stanis awow are pouring in men and machines in an effort to reduce 2 and 3 way pressure The German radio broadcast a dispatch of the Voelkischcr Beo baehter nazi party organ which RUSSIANS TAKE HILLS PASSES NEAR SEAPORT Russians Again Throw Back Nazi Attacks in S E Old Poland Moscow Crimean armies and the reel fleet have massed at Sevastopol to fling the enemy into the tca red fleet correspondent LI Dimilri Niko lacv reported Saturday as soviet forces tightened their siege of the great naval base The Kussiaiis have captured hills dominating the citys ap proaches the correspondent wrote and arc storming one pass after another despite German longrange guns and strafing and U WUlli IIIU I L i 1 of Black sea naval Stamsliiwow spread through the SIO000000000 to take in present neutrals and axis countries Each countrys money would be attempted to bring the assjgncd a value in gold Morgcnlhuu presented the ex erts binding on siblc adjustment but that I am not taking issue with the letter Only 1 plane foray Under z brella a British was lost in the heavy air um submarine sur faced within range of Japanese coastal guns and rescued the pilot Lt J G Dal Christian Klondike K 1 a h n of Laramie Wyo Wreckage of Blimp Found After Storm 9 in Crew Missing New Orfeans navy and coast guard crews discovered Saturday the wreckage of a stormdowned navy blimp in the Gulf of Mexico off the Mississippi river but 9 members of the 10 man crew still are missing 8th naval district headquarters an nounced Tenth member of the crew En sign William Thewes Lakewood Ohio was rescued by a navy craft Friday night and Saturday re turned to the Houma La lighter than air base from which the blimp had been missing since Wednesday Thewes told officers aboard the rescue vessel that the blimp on routine patrol fell into the gulf after a 40minulc battle with a Ihundcrslorni Wednesday A 11 members of the crew he said escaped from the control gondola but later were scattered by the waves CONVICT ROEMIG OF SABOTAGE Term of 4 Years Given lowan by Judge Graven Cedar Rapids Roe mig Jr 44 was convicted sabo tage in federal district court Fri day night in connection with a 5235000 fire last June 7 at the Middle Amana Refrigeration and Air Conditioning plant where he had been employed The plant held xvar contracts Judge Henry N Graven sen tenced Roemig to 4 years in prison on each of 2 counts but ruled that Ihe terms should run concur rently and ordered Roemig cred ited for the lime spent in jail awaiting trial One count of the indictment coni Q ccrned destruction of the plant and he other the loss of war ma terials within the plant Everyone is cnlitlcd to his opin ion from no unless something else comes np which 1 cannot sec at this time this incident is closed as far as I am concerned I took time to look into the mat ter but Carroll states as he has a perfect right to state he doesnt feel he can cooperate along the lines suggesteod I am sorry but I have gone as far as I can The incident reportedly oc curred when Crocholka drove his automobile into a filling station where Carroll and several other boys were standing and Carrol allegedly refused to gel out of the way of the car Aligned on one side of the gov ernors desk were Winfrey N D McCombs superintendent of Des Monies schools and Tom Couch man president of the board o education On the other sid were Chocholka and C A Knee chief of the highway patrol Asked for comment Chocholki declined saying I havent got a thing to say Winfrey also was asked if had any comment and said No thank you Couchman said there was noth ing more Ihe board could do The jury of 7 women and 5 men deliberated Testifying hours in his own behalf Roemig had said he went to the plant on the night of the fire to hide some beer but denied he had anything to do wilh starling Ihe blaze Declares Iowa Place Where Industry Wants Derate After war Des Moincs already is being singled out as a place ny congressional ommiUces in advance of the an ounccment Friday night Their reaction he reported was on the whole rocep ion on the senate side was a little letter than in the house Some louse republicans said the idea needed careful study others ex pressed violent disagreement The next step would be an invi ation from President Roosevelt to oliicr nations for a formal confer ence In an apparent bid for congres sional support Morgenthau said ie had been authorized to say President Roosevelt would appoin several senators and rcprcscnta of the latest German secret wea pons to fall into allied hands a human torpedo and robot tank The wrecked robot tank which was gleefully hauled in from no mansland by British engineers after a weeks work is called the death wagon or the goliath lank It is operated by remote radio control and weighs S2G7 pounds It is capable of dumping a 1000 pound explosive charge on a pillbox or other strong poinl ind withdrawing before a time use sets the mine off Discovery that the Germans were using human torpedoes7 ollowed a British announcement earlier in the week that the allies lad used a similar contrivance American antiaircraft gunners sighted the torpedoshaped Ger France by marauder and havoc raiders which carried their offen sive blows at targets along the invasion coast into their 6th straight day The of2500C tons of bombs dropped by fleets numbering better than 20000 planes reached its peak however in the 74 hour period from Tues day through Thursday Should an invasion be at tempted this spring or summer should possibly at the same time the Soviets renew their at tacks then forces would meet armed as never before in history and battles would rage with a fury never known in history Other possible signs of a con certed offensive were the report ed inspection facilities by German Admiral Karl Docnitz and nazi hints that they feared Italy would be used i as a major base for a major arm j of the allied striking forces The spate of invasion rumors and propaganda feelers included speculation by the Madrid news paper Arriua that the allies would land on the continent between 10 p tn of the 12nd and 8 a m oC the 30th pointing out that allied landings heretofore have been during the phase of the new moon A National Broadcasting com pany reporter in Stockholm said a prediction circulated widely there was that the invasion would bombing attacks by the enemys air forces which have put down a screen of fire in the moun tains A highlyimportant intermedi ate line just outside the city has been captured by a swift Russian flanking thrust he said In the southeastern section of old Poland Saturdays communi que said red army artillerymen poured a hurricane of fire into charging masses of G e v m a n thrusts as the battle raging east of The Berlin broadcasts identified j come before Hay 1 ivcs as members of tlie American delegation around the llamm It claimed man craft foaming toward the beach As it drew near they saw a human face in a glass dome When the torpedo was beached it fell over on its side and the sol diers lifted out a 17 year old blue eyed German marine some of the late afternoon bomb ers over Germany as American and said largescale air battles were raging over the western sec tor of the rcich particularly railroad center of a large number of bombers crashed in flames in the lower Rhine area and Westphalia without reaching their targets The earlier daylight raids were made by American medium ma rauders and light fast havocs protected by swarms of allied fighters Many squadrons of U S thunderbolt fighters also were ob thc channelhopping Salisbury said the feeling of an ticipation of great events in Moscow was not communicated to the Russian people by the press and to the average Russian the western invasion is going to come as a thunderous surprise The allied air offensive is re ported routinely his dispatch said The populace is not engaged in studying charts of the channel tides nor phases of the moon The from craft which had set motor torpedo boat con sisted of a conventional torpedo about 12 feet long attached be neath a similar shaped steel case The marine was supposed to fire his lorpccio then make a getaway served in formations The morning flights soared out even as allied headquarters in Naples was announcing a blow by out liberators Friday against strategic Balkan railway yards at Buchar est and Turnu Sevcrin 170 miles west of the Romanian capital the upper compartment which wad a virtual oneman submarine Russia added her approval Fri fro1 j Claim Hitler Compelled In the case of the United States it would require a congressional appropriation and legislation pre sumably along the lines already voted for the American share in the united nations relief and re habilitation administration UN Morgenthau said negotiations on principles for a proposed 510000 000000 world bank to finance re construction and rehabilitation have not been finished but ex pressed hope such a bank could be considered al an international con ference at the same lime as the stabilization sooner the better1 Without such a fund he de clared the world at armistice time j would be in a chaotic stale Private investment on a world Thirtyfive nazi planes were wrecked while ranean air force the lost Mcditcr 8 heavy GLUCKMAN AND SMITH FREED Acquitted of Charges of Impeding Justice Council Bluffs Roy W Smith former county attorney and Carpathian foothills In fierce fighting that also re peatedly took the shape of hand tohand encounters the Germans lost 1500 in killed alone on the 3rd day of the battle Friday and antilank gunners destroyed 68 tanks in beating back pander as saults the bulletin declared A front dispatch said the Ger mans usine the flooded Frut and Dnestr rivers to guard their flanks had thrown a great weight of men and machines down the intervening valley in a drive ap parently aimed at relieving soviet pressure on IAVOW Iris communi cations center 65 miles norlhwest of Stanislawow and 45 miles west of the nearest llussiaii forces A Berlin broadcast possibly providing a clue to the current German attacks asserted that huge red army reserves were flow ing through the Ukraine into a 250mile sector of the Polish front between the upper Dneslr and the Pripyal marshes in prelude to fresh Russian assaults along the most direct invasion route to Ber lin A Berlin dispaleh to a Swedish newspaper said Marshal Fritz Eric von Mannslcin had been re placed as commander in the Car pathian sector by Gen Modi com paratively unknown The dispatch gave no indication as to where von Mannslcin had been shifted The soviet communique con tained no mention of the fighting around hesicscd Sevastopol but front dispatches said the rert army lines had cdscd nearer to the sea and that German and Ro manian divisional remnants de serted by their commanders were Martin A Gluckman were acquitted Friday char druggist night of of conspiracy to impede bombers and other planes m all i jusljc based on the alleged ar ils flights Friday ccptaiice of S730I All the mosquitos safely from the Cologne raid as i in that Howard might avoid cptaiice of S7300 from Dr L G returned Howard Council Bluffs physician Interpreters on Orders London London Daily Sketch said Saturday that the chiefs of the German army navy and air forces have compelled Adolf Hitler to accept an advisory committee of interpreters to scrutinize liis orders before they are sent to fighting fronts Inas much as Hitler previously was supreme in strategy and tactics this is an indication both of his loss of power and of selfconfi dence the newspaper said did other planes that laid many prosecution on a narcotics charge mines the air ministry said subsequent revocation of his Flaming Gas Flows Down Residential Block Schcnectady X Y ing gasoline from a wrecked 5000 gallon tank truck flowed down a residential block Saturday scorch ing houses on both sides of the street damaging telephone poles and cutting electric service in the area The gasoline truck ovcr where prominent industry desires to operate on a large scale in the wide basis i vitaMo rcconstruc postwar era L C Sprague prcsij dent of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad declared in an ad dress Friday One national corporation is lo cating a factory in Iowa to man ufacture a product marketed throughout the United States he said Sprague added that 3 national corporations are locating soy bean mills in the state but he did not give further details of the projects ISSUE SETASIDE ORDER Washington war food administration issued a setaside order under which the army ex pects to obtain 8800000 pounds of lion he said Stabilization is necessary to develop investment The experts abandoned ideas for an international the unitas proposed by the United States or the bancor suggested by Britain Primary announced purposes ot the fund 1 To facilitate expansion and balanced growth of international trade and to contribute in this way to maintenance of a high level of employment and real income which must be a primary objec tive of economic policy 2 To avoid wide fluctuations in currency values and eliminate foreign exchange restrictions There was no indication of the force of the mosquito attack but he RAF sometimes has sent more lhan 50 of the wooden bombers oadect with 2ton blockbusters against similar targets Cologne one of the most im portant railroad centers of west ern Germany still was afire Fri day from 1800 tons of bombs poured on it by British Lancas ters and Halifaxcs Thursday light in a SOOOton assault against license The trial lasted 15 days and the jurv deliberated nearly 7 hours Howard F Shortley jury fore man said the jury voted 7 to 5 for acquittal on the first ballot 10 to 2 on the second and unani mously for acquittal on the third and last ballot lowan Given 4 Year is each other in an effort tn grab ship passage out of the bie Crimean port The dispatches said soviet war ships atid bombers conUmicd to thwart evacuation attempts and quoted returning pilots as saying they saw many bodies floating in the Black sea after their escape craft had been sent to the bottom The soviet communique re ported only longrange bombing activity Friday on the Estonian front where the Russians Thurs day announced that 2000 counter attacking Germans had been slain in strong tank and infantry thrusts that were beaten back Shale Oil Distilleries a rail station and a camp were blasted the bul letin said turned three times and knocked hen turkeys for holiday dinners j Principal investments in ihe down a telephone pole when it was of American forces overseas The j fund would come from the United struck al an intersection by a speeding delivery chased by police order will apply to all hen turkeys Stales Great Britain whose share truck being j processed io Iowa and other midj would be aoout 51250000000 and I western states I Russia about Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Occasional thunder storms Saturday night Sunday cloudy Not much change in temperature Iowa Occasional light rain or drizzle Saturday night be coming partly cloudy Sunday Slightly cooler Saturday night Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday pre ceded by occasional light rain south and central portions early Saturday night slightly cooler Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 49 Minimum Friday nigh 40 At 3 a m Saturday 44 Rain 03 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum fighterbombers staged a doublesentenced by I cderal District pronged attack nn Belgian railJudge Henry N Graven here Iri way yards in the morning and day to 4 years in prison for draft afternoon evasion Clear Mystery of Hungry Spaniard and His Tips New Tork mystery of the hungry Spaniard who left S100 tips for waiters in various New York restaurants was solved Saturday Police said they found himFriday bewildered and penniless j in a hotel room where he had remained secluded 4 days He identified himself as Emilio Cavanno 3D not a Spaniard at all but an Italian carpenter who came to this country 7 years ago and had worked in Chicago the past several years Cavanno told police he saved 52100 from his earnings in Chicago and had planned to use the money for a trip back to Italy but that it vanished quickly because I dont know about money Iowa medical students will take an aptitude test at the University of Iowa April 28 in order to fill one of the requirements for admission to a medical school This test is prescribed for prc mcdical students by the Associa tion of American Medical col leges of which Dean E M Mac Ewen of the Iowa unit is presi dent He said he was grateful lo waiters who could understand his broken English and that when he handed them n bill he never asked for change partly because he didnt know the value of money ESTATE OF S10675j Sioux City A preliminary inheritance tax report filed here shows that Mrs Alice Call widow of George C Call Sioux City in vestment banker left an estate of when she died 3 months ago WIU VOTK ON LEVY Shcnamloah iP Shcnandoah Physicians at uc hospital said they found the man perfectly j will vote on an airport bond levy normal but in a dazed condition as a resultot sudden realization i o 1U mills on June 5 the day of 38 I he was broke the state primaries ;