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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NfWSPAFER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS tASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY ATTEST 191o HOME EDITION imrm comtns SECTZONS GOOBWINSJLU Y M C BRICK AND TILE Allies Rip Sicily by Sea Air and on Land Ml ETNA LINE IS SHUDDERING UNDERATTACKS American 7th Army Is Strengthened lor Final Punch on Island By RELMAN ittORIN ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Mt j Etna line trembled under one ol the greatest concentrations of tire in the war Wednesday as huge formations of allied bombers and fighterbombers joined with Brit ish and American warships and hundreds of batteries field ar tillery in hammering the axis fixed defenses The full fury of I he tremend ous air sea and Jand bombard ment was unleashed in support of the bie push of the land troops which Gen Divight D Eisenhowers headquarters com munique announced marked up an advance of six miles in the Americans northern sector and a jain of several miles in the central zone flanking Bit Etna The American seventh army strengthened for the fjnal punch by rusted veterans of North Af rica who took over frftm some of weary advance guard in captured Cardhia four miles east crSan Stefano and 18 miles west of Cape Orlando on the north coast Very satisfactory progress has been made especially in the cen tral sector where Canadians and British wereswinging a wedge aimed at the western face of Mt Etna the communique said Our troops have pushed forward in some cases several miles The capture of Catenannova 22 miles west of Catania and about ihree miles southwest of previous ly captured Centuripe in this sec tor was announced The com munique also confirmed the pre viously reported fall of Agira to the northwest Naples was hit the second successive night in the reopened air offensive against the main land with railways andcom munications as the particular target American heavy cruisers dis closed to be in action in Sicilian waters for the first time along with American destroyers pumped shells into the coastal road and axis defenses built into 1ne high ground west of Cape Or lando about A3 miles west of Messina and just ahead of the American advance British destroyers also blazed away at the east Sicilian coast raking with high explosives the coastal road at Taorminn north of Catania and at Cape Molini 17 miles south of Taormina and just north ot Catania Light naval forces laid down a tightening blockade of the axis garrison maintaining a steady pa trol even in ihe narrow Messina strait where they fought two sharp engagements with enemy motor torpedo boats one off Cape Arm on the Italian toe and the other near Taormina One of the enemy boats wag damaged Not only bombers but several types of fighters and fifthter bombers ranged unopposed orer the German and Italian ground forces dropping high explosives at point blank range and rippinc axis infantry with cannon shells and machinegun ballets A frontline witness said the roar in the sky was deafening Its a regular traffic jam up there Adrano and the gun positions and roads in that area were the focal point of the aerialwrought destruction Eighty enemy trucks were reported destroyed and 100 damaged In all the allied air activity four enemy planes were destroyed at a cost of two allied aircraft RAF Wellingtons attacked Na ples swamping the defenses with a concentrated bombing A tornado of explosives Ictl the target looking like a flattened Christmas said one airman The allied land advances tore to Nazi Defenses Crumbling in Orel Area MOSCOW fall of Ihe German stronghold of Orel ap peared inevitable Wednesday as a smashing red army offensive carried to within five miles of the city if The German retreat west ward from points north and south of Orel proceeded stead ily and it seemed only a ques tion of lime before Orel itself would be abandoned eliminat ing the entire enemy salient on the central front The British radio quoting Keuters dispatch from Moscow declared that the Germans es cape corridor west of Orel hac been narrowed to 13 miles threatening the anzis with other disaster perhaps equal that suffered at Stalingrad The broadcast recorded by CBS said that the Germans arc m full and hasty retreat towarc Orel with the three main Rus sian armies driving forward aftei them The German high command communiques dismissed the Orel fighting with the assertion that violent Russian talk attacks southwest of hat city had been repulsed everywhere but told of heavy fighting on the Mius river front on the southern end of the line near Kuibyshevo German infantry tanks and the Watten elite guard under FieldMajshalVGen Fritz Ench vgit Mannstein were reported to have thrown back re peated soviet attacks in the Mius sector capturing 17865 prisoners up to Aug 2 and destroying 730 tanks The number of Russian dead was many times that of prisoners taken ihe German war oulletm said A hard struggle was reported continuing in the Belgorod area Frantic counterattacks into which the desperate Germans threw their full strength of manpower and mechanized for ces in an effort to stave off en circlement have failed to halt the Russian advance a soviet communique said Soviet columns driving in from the south occupied the towns of Stish and Pilatovka while a spearhead advancing from the east captured the railroad station of Domino seven miles from Orel the war bulletin declared The sector north and northwest of Orel where the red army is cutting m to pocket the German forces was the scene ot particu arjy heavy fighting as the Ger mans aimed sharp blows at the forces only to be forced back ivitli losses estimated m the communique at 20GO dead Thir teen German tanks and a mimher ot field pieces and trucks also 1500 new gaps in the Etna line and threatened the AdranoCatania highway skirling the base of Mt Etna ucks were reported destroyed Heavy German losses also were reported in the area south of Orel where the nazis counterattacked vainly at a cost of about men the war bulletin said In the course of the German retreat the Russians said larire stocks of food munitions and juris as well as undamaged Tiger tanks are falling into the hands of the red army In addition too the successes achieved at Orel the Russians re Joried a notable victory in the Donets basin where thev said the nazis had been compelled bv ser ious losses to halt heir attacks southwest of Voroshilovgrad aftei five days of furious fighting This was the second German summer offensive thrust lo brenV againct the Russians defenses the first having fizzled out at Orel in J u I y Warns of Widespread Black Market Gas If Rations Are Reduced TULSA Okla gasoline black markets and whole sale resignations of rationing boards will result it gallon value of gasoline rationing coupons in TRAVELERS SAY ITALY UNLIKELY TO GIVE UP NOW Report Badogiio Has Firmly Imposed Tough Military Dictatorship By CHARLES S FOLTZ MADRID Pietro Badoglios regime has slowly but firmly imposed upon Italy a mili tary dictatorship of the toughest type and the prospects of an Italian surrender now are ex tremely dim according to Italians who left Rome only last Sunday While the Italian people in general are anxious for peace these new arrivals in Spain de clared he peace movement lacks capable leadership and Badogiio shows every sign of doing his ibest to keep it so Peace demonstrations which followed the fall of Benito Mussolinis fascist government enabled Badoglio and his mili tary followers to ascertain the possible leaders they said and many of these were jailed The travelers painted this pic ture of the situation in Italy at the time of their departure Officers of the Italian army as a whole are pleased by the changeover from Mussolini to Badogiio and Italy has sained in as awar machine de spite the loss in morale which may have been occasioned by several days of disorders in many Milan and the Ear area These disorders were put down by Ihe application of the big method and while it is pos sible that the whole Italian fabric of resistance might crack if the allies should quickly smash axis forces in Sicily and spill over on lo Hie mainland the popular enthusiasm for peace has cooled off under the stringtnt methods employed by the new government The Italian people have learned that Badoglio unlike the fascists wont lake them to jail them up or question them Instead his troops are under strict orders to shoot at the first of demonstrations or trouble and ask questions later Part of the present calm in Italy under the blanket of mili tary dictatorship is due to the up An air view of the Mason City Brick and Tile company operating units in the southwest pait of Mason Citv The photograph was taken looking toward the citv Pur this area are reduced Senator Elmer Thomas D Okla has telegraphed the president In his telegram Tuesday night the sen ator said that reductions ol zaso me supplies when there arc large stocks on hand in this area will bring vigorous proaching economic failure of Ihe allies lo clean Sicily last week Badoglios press and German propaganda agents are making the most of continued resistance in Sicily to whip up Italian fighting spirit The Germans have displayed considerable shrewdness in hand ling Italy since Mussolinis down fall While German troops were moved into northern Italy oc cupying Trieste and Fiume and positions as close as possible to Milan they apparently were under strict instructions lo avoid trouble with Italian forces While some clashes occurred the Ger mans in each case withdrew and waited until the Italians cooled Spanish press dispatches from Berlin meanwhile reported the Italian situation still was a topic of great interest there but said ittle information on developments iyas being made available to the jerman public The inference was that either Berlin is in the dark as to Ea loglios real intentions or at east it is not sure enough to tell the press and public about them Sets House Afire in Successful Effort to let Rid of Bee Swarm ROCHESTER Ind s w a r m of bees invaded Ed Shipps house he decided to apply gas warfare Backing his car up to the house ne sent deadly carbon monoxide exhaust fumes up under the eaves Sparks ignited the roof and a fire engine had to be called The roof was partly burned off but in the excitement theboes departed Now all Ed has lo worry about is a rainstorm 7 KILLED IN RAILROAD WRECK 12 Hurt as One Train Sideswipes Another SEATTLE Wash men were killed and 12 injured Milwaukee railroad train chasers of Ihe company have announced the present man agement is to continue headed by M D Judd as vice presi dent and general manager Lock photo wreck at Warden Washington at 1 n m Wednesday M A Meyer superintendent of transportation reported Meyer said a westbound Mil waukee passenger train side swiped a train from Ihe Moses Lake branch line ami that both locomotiveswere overturned The dead and injured all were riding on the passenger train and all were reported to have been military personnel The transportation superintend ent said the branch line train had been instructed to wait on a sid ing urlil ihe passenger train had passed and to follow it in Othello but that the engineer had over run his at the clearance point between the branch and the main line Bovingdon Is Fired After Dies Attack WASHINGTON Bov mgdon described by Representa tive Dies as a ballet dancer was fired Wednuesdiy from his S560U ayear job ss principal economic analyst for the office ot economic Father Draft Ruling May Be Felt Soon by lowans Officials Say DES MOINES of the national ruling making pre Pearl harbor fathers eligible for induction into the services after Oct 1 may be felt soon by some Iowa fathers Since about months nor mally elapse between the time a man is classified 1A and the day he dons a uniform the new ruling in central warfare Boviucdon whose recent ap pointment to the newly created OEW post aroused a storm of earlier had written Director Leo T Crov ley that he could not accede to the OEW directors suggestion that he resign Crowley wrote Bovingdon I have concluded that yonr continued services will not be for the best interests of the ngencv Your services as principal eco nomic analyst of the office of eco nomic warfare are therefore ter minated as of the close of business on this date Crowley referred to this meet ing Tuesday with Bovingdon and sdtlcd that the OEW director was under the impression that we had jrintly reached the conclusion that your resignation under all the circumstances would be for the best intcresls of the office of economic warfare Your letter of this date which I understand you empowers local draft begin processing board to the first fathers any time now stale selec tive service officials said Tues day Local draft board members in Des Moines however said that because of the time required to complete the routine from 1A classification to the start of army life few if any of the newly elig ible group of fathers would be in uniform before Nov 1 Draft board members in Polk presumably through out nqf yet received official instructions Wednesdnv regarding procedure to follow in making the new rules effective Place Victim of Air Crash One of 3 in Family in Service MILFORD Wl Second U Leon A Place one of five armv men who met death in a plane crash near Mason City Monday was one of three sons of Dr and Mrs Floyd Place of Milford who are m the service He recently was nome on leave have also released to the press Eskimo Collection on Display in Des Moines DES MOINES Hot Buy War Weather note An Eskimo collection of more than 200 items including a parka made of Alaska ground squirrel trimmed uith wolverine is on display by the Iowa State histori cal department The collection was loaned bv Mr and Mrs Virgil E Knight of without consulting me indicates that you now are of a different view f In his letter to Crowley Bov ingdon said that he accepted the position with OEW in jtood faith and with a desire lo help win the war adding hat he believed the administration must not run for cover each time the Dies committee thinks up new for smearinr Ure must not let smearing of character become conventional jn America1 Bovingdon added Bovingdon 53 said Monday he had taken up rhythmic gymnas tic for his health and was not a ballet dancer He added he was graduated from Harvard in 1915 became a professor of economics in Keio university Tokyo and from 1920 to 1922 was an eco nomic analyst for the American Woolen company He gave rhyth mit gymnastic exhibitions abroad until 1941 In his letter to Crowley Bov ingdon said My qualifications as a princi pjl economic analyst of the of fice of economic warfare have been approved by the civil serv ice commission and the responsi ble examining officials of the OEW On the basis of my eco nomic and social studies my ex tensive travel in the far east and elsewhere the knowledge of sev eral languages and my academic standing I have been rated high ly qualified Dies chairman of tne house committee on unAmer ican activities had said he planned to call Crowleys tion to Bovingdons appointment and that the lalters record and career as a ballet dancer are well known Crowleys office reported Wed nesday however that it had re ceived no word from Dies LUNDY TO SEEK GOP NOMINATION Will File Nomination for Lieutenant Governor DES MOINES W Lundy Albia attorney and mem ber of the state senate since 1936 announced Wednesday he will be a republican candidate for lieu tenant governor in the next dec lion He is the first to announce for any slate office Tfobert D Blue who defeated Lundy for lieutenant governor last year is reported in statehouse circle1 ns considering running for governor if the chief executive B B Hirkenlooper decides to try for the U S senate sent of Sen ator Giy Gillette Lundy his been secretary of the Iowi coal institute since its in ception in nnd has been ac tive in Albin and Iowa Chamber of Commerce affairs for several years Before entering the practice of law he was principal of schools at Wintersel and Albia He is married and has one married daughter After announcing his intention lo file Lundy said he would re serve comment upon his idens of carrying out Ihe office other than to say he wanted to sec the legis lature a true represenlalion of the life and thought of the state Soong China Expects to Get Back Formosa Manchuria After War LONDON V Soong Chinese foreign minister who is visiting England told a press con ference Wednesday thai China expected Manchuria and Formosa to be returned to her after the war but thai she had no terri torial ambitions in IncloChina or Thailand He said the Chinese hoped Korea would become an inde pendent nation When asked about the Chinese attitude toward Hongkong the British crown colony which the Japanese cap tured he said he preferred not to take notice of the queslion With Manchuria China ex pected to regain the Manchurinn railways and there would be questions between China he said Russia and Buy War Savings Bonds and from your GlobeGazelle carrier hoy Indianola Iowa Alaska who teach in DIES FROM INJURIES MONTROSE Edward G Wagner 70 died at Ins farm home K Tuesday of injuries suf by j fcrcd seven weeks REO Wagner was injured when his team of YEAR AGO Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Wednesday aft ernoon and night warmer by Thursday noon IOWA Not much change in tem perature Wednesday night War mer by Thursday noon MINNESOTA Scattered light showers north portion Wednes day night little change in tem perature Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGa7elte weather slalistics Maximum Tuesday 55 Minimum Tuesday night 60 At 8 a m Wednesday Fvain horses bolted throwing him from a wagon to the ground I Maximum Minimum 18 inch 73 J2 Eden Italy Not Offered Peace Terms LONDON Secre tary Anthony Eden reiterated in the house of commons Wednesday that the allies had offered Italy no peace terms when asked it happened that Gen Dwight D Eisenhower had spoken of honor able conditions of peace in his recent broadcast to the Italian people Declaring that he allies con tinue to demand unconditional surrender Eden said shprijv I do not want to argue this matter now but I can under stand circumstances which unconditional surrender miht not be dishonorable to those who made U Edens statement save the lie lo German broadcasts Tuesday which quoted a Genevadispatch as say ing that President Roosevelt had advanced a seven point armistice proposal to Italy It came amid indication of grow ing Italian resistance to uncon ditional surrender demands which strengthened the conviction that an allout allied invasion of Italy was the only course left open to the allies to knock her out of the war The new Italian cabinet has been summoned by Premier Mar sha Badogiio lo meet Thursday Rome radio reported making no mention of any peace talks While Eden told Ihe house ot commons Tuesday night that the allies would be only too ready to adopt a reasonable altitude toward Italy in return for aid Kainst Germany statement raised no hojies that an im mediate peace is in prospect On the contrary there was a growing belief that new heavy blows must be 1 lightning laml drive into the Italian mainland itself even while the battle of Sicily is in full swing take Italy out of the war be fore Germany consolidates her po sition in the peninsula Edens offer lo accept surrender from any qualified Italian spokes man regardless ot former affilia tions came in a surprise debate in commons German broadcasts were back ing what apparently was Premier Badoglios the war must go the limit despite indications that Mussolinis suc cessor does not speak for the great masses of he Italian people The fact that he is using his control of the government and the army to stifle the overwhelming public clamor for peace indicates it was believed his intention ot playing the German game as long as pos Dog Rescued From Fire Returns to House PITTSBURGH Wj Firemen climbed up through smoke and flames lo a fourth story window in a blazing apartment house res cued Cookie a 2 year old brindle bulldog and brought him safely to the ground They had scarcely turned around when they heard a barking and looked up There was Cookie at the fourth story window ready lo be rescued again Buy War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy JUDD GENERAL MANAGER AND VICE PRESIDENT Company to Continue to Operate as Local Firm Under New Setup SEE STORV ON PAGE 13 The Mason Cily Brick and Tile company owned and operated for the past 13 years by stockholders associated with the United Light and Power company system has been purchased by W J Goodwin and Sons of DCS Moines together with M D Judd of Mason City The brick and tile business is one of the oldest industries in Mason City and for many years was the largest manufacturing en terprise in the community V W J Goodwin Sr who suc ceeds Charles K Strickland as president announced ihe conl cern will continue to operate as a Mason Cify company under Ihe same management as in the past Associated with Mr Goodwin as officers of the company are two sons LI Robert K Goodwin now serving with the armed scrviceE who is vice president and W J Goodwill lr secretary M D Judd who lias been vice president and sales man alter of he company lor several years will be vice president and general manager W H Rees continues as treas urer of the company The three joodwins with Mr Judd and Mr Hees arc members ot the board ot directors Earl Smith continues the company general counsel V D Coyle as assistant treasurer and B E Setterbert general superintendent A C Frisk former assistant sales manager js pales manager under the setup and J R Roude assistant sales manager in chnvge of the twin cities office The Goodwins already are op erating plants at Redfielcl Ottum wa and Des Moines The experi ence of Mr Goodwin in the clay business goes back over a period ot 40 years He built the Des Momes plant in acquired the Reclfield plant in 1909 and recent ly added the Ottiiniwa properly The Mason City nail he said is by far the largest of the Goodwin Plants and as large as the other three Goodwin plants put together My acquaintance with the brick and tile business in Ma son City ROCS hack to the days of O T Drnisoii and F A Stephcnson Mr Goodwin slat ed I was also well acquainted with Fred Kectcr and also B C Keeler who succeeded him in the maniiKemtnl of Ihe Ma son Cily Brick and Tile com pany Mnson City Brick and Tile company has nn excellent record m the clay trade and has been a leader particularly in the hollow ware field We have high respect 101the management here and are happy lint it can continue Our relationship with the Ma son City company has always been of the best We felt complimented whcii we were offered an oppor tunity to make the purchase The plant will continue lo operate as n local business in Mnson City W J Goodwin is i prominent figure in Manufacturing and GENERAL B Judd vice president and gen eral manager of the Mason Cilr Brick and Tile company under the new setup is a graduate of the University of Minnesota He has been with the local com pany since 1921 and has held prominent positions in clay In dustry ;