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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1943, Mason City, Iowa f NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i COMP DEPARTMENT OF ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIOkS HOME EDITION imnri VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS rULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 6 1943 NO 258 SUMMER DRIVE GAINS SPEED Yanks Complete Occupation 1671 JAP DEAD IRE COUNTED IN UTTER BATTLE Conquer Airfield Just 32 Days After Getting New Georgia Beachhead ALUED HEAPQUARTERS IN HE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC UP American ground troops com leted the occupation of Munda just 32 days after a eachheacl was obtained on New Seorgia island and five weeks fter U S invasion forces landed the neighboring island lendova June 30 A special communique issued rom General Douglas Mac ijthurs headquarters gave few etails of the final assaults which trushed the enemys stubborn but jiopelcss stand But preliminary announce ments that 1671 Japanese dea4 already had ben counted testi fied to the bitterness of the struggle for Ihc 4000 foot Ions airdrome and protecting forti fications built by the Janauese since they occupied New Georgia one year ajo Since that lime Munda had become the core of Japanese defenses in the cen tral Solomons Activity of the battlehardened American troops is how limited to moppingup operations A special communique said is now in our hands JA11organized enemy resistance Vandegrift Hints New Amphibious Operations Soon By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lt Gen Alexander A Van deerift hinted Friday at new allied seaborne operations against Japan in the southwest Pacific The amphibious corps Is ready for action General Van degrrift told correspondents at an advanced south Pacific base General Vandefrrifts hint on new allied offensive moves in the offing came as he returned to the south Pacific war theater from Ihe United States where he was decorated with the con gressional medal of honor and promoted from major general to lieutenant general General Vandegrift is the man who led V S marines ashore at Guadalcanal just a year ago Friday Now he will command the first amphibious corps in de livering fresh blows against Japans invasion armies PLANES ATTACK Plan State Income Tax j uroom A A v i e Short Form jMtwINA AAli ESCAPE PORT Rip Through Ball Turret in Which Local Sergeant Fires Guns BLAST Jap destroyer be comes the target of American B25 bombers off Now Britain island in the southwest Pacific The planes scored 14 direct hits on the enemy warship sending it to the bot tom U S army signal corps radiophoto air base was so seriously men aced that the Japanese attempted numerous counterattacks I i v c miles below there Fridays com munique reported the attacks were heavily repulsed and a spokesman lor General MacArtrmr said the enemy then was dislodged from some mnchinegun positions Allied investment of Salamauas airfield would pose the same threat to southern New Britain that Mundas conquest would mean to Kabaul on the north ITALIAN UNREST STIRRED AGAIN BadogHo Fails to Give Signs of Seeking Peace DES MOJNKS state tax commission announced Friday that a new short form similar to that used by the federal govern ment will be available to lowans next year for computing their state income tax Other changes contemplated by he commission in a move to streamline Us operations include a reorganization of various de partments of Ihe practice of mailing income tax blanks to taxpayers The reorganization plan includes the installation of more bookkeep ing equipment as well is a re arrangement of the staffs of the various divisions One result of Hie proposed re organization is expected to be more prompt clearance of checks which income tax payments are met Instead of mailing blanks lo in come tax payers the commission plans lo make theforms available to the public al courthouses bank city clerks offices and through attorneys and accounting firms as well as the commissions own field men A saving of S10000 a year in mailing and handling charges is anticipated The commission expects to accelerate Ihe processing of re turns without any increase in personnel It now employs 320 persons The number ot income tax re turns filed in a year has grown from 65000 to nearly half a mil lion in fen years lii addition to individual and corporation income taxes the tax commission is responsible for the collection of sales chain store ih New Climax Reached as Flying Fortresses Lash Retreating Troops By KKLMAX MOHIX ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NOETH AFRICA S troops have plunged forward two to three miles on the north coastal road to Messina and in the central sector of Sicily have seized Gagliatio in a steady roll back of Germans west of Ml Etna an allied communique an nounced Friday WAS1UNGTON Phil W Ong Mason City Iowa declared after a Bastille daj bombing if a bullet hasnt got your number on it youre okny no matter how tough the going is The war department said Ong was a ball turret gunner on the flying fortress Pasadena Ncna in an eighth army air force bomb ng of he Germanheld Le Bour ct airfield just outside of Paris m Bastille day Sergeant Ongs statement is based on his experience during a battle over the French coast between Ihe fortress and BERN Switzerland Fail pans iiivaMun Mimics M has ceased Action is now limited to destruction of isolated enemy groups 1671 enemy dead have already been collected Hundreds of the enemy al ready bad been slain by U S in fantrymen advancing on their foxholes and coral caves with lame throwers if if The Japanese aircraft has been subjected to one of the fiercest aerial poundings of the Pacific war To help soften its defenses U S naval forces bombarded the hase on at least one occasion Tanks and mor tars were brought up tor the assault after enemy resistance stiffened perceptibly within 2 100 yards of the field itself Mundas capture placed the United States airforce within fighter plane range of the big Japanese feeder base of Rabatil 450 miles lo the northwest Us possession by American forces will weaken the importance o such intervening Japanese oases as the Kahili airdrome of soutl Bougainville the BuinFaisi ship ping center and the big supplj depot of Vila Kolombangara On northeastern New Guinea the allies objective the Salamau WILL EQUALIZE FATHER DRAFT Will Be Started Same Time in All States WASHINGTON Selective service planning to draft fathers when necessary alter Oct 3 re affirmed Fiittay that it is making every effort to have the call start at the same time in all 48 states Emphasizing promises that fa thers of children born before last Sept 15 will be held back throughout the nation as long after Oct 1 as possible headquar ters here made public the follow ing notice telegraphed to state di INIW GEORGIA GROUP heritance use taxes and1 for beer and cigarct the valuation of ure of the new Italian govern ment to give any outward signs hat it is seeking peace renewed lie imrest of the Italian people unrest accentuated by of the fall of Catania Orel ind Belgorod The Milan correspondent OE the Zurich Die Tat reported that Thursdays cabinet session had iroused tremendous interest among the Italian people all ot whom expected Premier Badoglio to report on the dramatic situa tion in Italy and its wish for peace public utility properties and the equalization among the counties of real and personal property taxes ctors National headquarters reiter es its policy that every adminis ative action will be laken so that I slates and local boards will ave exhausted the supply of vailable men other than fathers t the same time Adjustments in state calls will e made by national headquarters o that all states so far as possible begin to deliver fathers lo fill alls at the same time States which appear to be out f line based upon figures fur ished to national headquarters nd local boards which appear to e out of line based upon figures UTnisbed to state headquarters vill receive adjustment of their alls so as to bring them into line Such adjustments will be made vithout regard to the possibility hat some states or local boards Everyone is talking of peace these decisive hours and the possibility o f reestablishing Italys Ihe correspon dent wrote He added that the allied conquests of Orel and Catania caused an enormous sensation The people asked each other How can Badoglio still hesitate The cabinet however gave no sign that Badoglio seeking peace announced result of Notices Sent to 15 Million of Taxpayers WASHINGTON 15 000000 income taxpayers Friday I began receiving bad news in the form of a notice that Sept 15 is the deadline of getting current in their payments of federal taxes on this years income Big as weekly witliholdings may seem they do not represent paid in full receipts for many taxpayersIf the taxpayer is The allied aerial tornado meanwhile reached a new cli max as flying fortresses blud geoned Messina the last nig axis escape hatch to tile main land and air and naval forces continued to blast open the path on the north roast British and Canadian troops in Ihe center smashed ahead toward Adrano in steady progress for ward of CenUiripe and Rcgalbuto headquarters said but the Ger mans are resisting fiercely Gagliano lies back of Hie line between American troops have gained toeholds in the hills near the Hegal bulo which was seized by Cana dians Us fall helps straighten the allied line and further en dangers the German defense shielding withdrawal of large axis forces from the south and central areas of Sicily The communique said that British eighth army brigade ac cepted unconditional surrender of Catania the eastcoast seaport and anchor of the Etna line at a m Thursday and that the British lien swept northwest o take Mislcrbiancn and cross the Simcto river to Paterno 10 miles away Other British eighth army unils were smashing ahead north up the east coast loivarcl Taormina and Messina 55 miles away flight of FockcWulf fighters One naxi bullet wont between Sergeant Dngs legs Another grazed his hand A third crashed through his turrets plexiKlnss cover and whizzed past his head I didnt win the purple heart he commented but I earned my flying pay Sergeant Ong is the son ot Mr Ong 123 and Mrs Oliver President court Having entered the army on May 22 1342 he at tended the army air corps gunnery scliool at Lis Vegas Ncv and re ceived his wings as a gunner and the rank of sergeant Since then lio has been slationed at Salt Lake City Ulali Cowcn Field Boise Idaho Wendover Field Utah Sioux City Iowa and Ainsworlh Nebr A gunner on a B17 flying fortress Sergeant Ong was pro moted to staff sergeant and sent to somewhere in England FLANKING MOVE AIMED AT NAZI KHARKOV BASE Pincers Maneuver On Bryansk Follows Orel Fall to Russians MOSCOW UR Victory flushed soviet forces wheeling southwestward from captured Belgorod Friday bypassed Khar kov Russias fourth city and in dustrial capital of tlic Ukraine in a flanking drive threatening lo encircle the great Germanheld base if if Northwestward 250 miles red army forces surged forward in a pincers maneuver against Bryansk most powerful strong hold on the lower central front against which the soviet con querors of Orel were moving in hot pursuit of the tattered German units The red armys first summer offensive was picking up momen tum fast its pace and power be ginning to rival the winter cam lional and they gladly accepted The flying fortress assault upon Messina marked the first time in many weeks that the allies heaviest weapon has been laign which smashed the Ger single and his income is less than 52700 or married and his in come is less than 53500 he prob ably is allsquare through the withholding feature But onethird of the taxpayer jare not allsquare and on Sept IT the long session was the enact1 they must do something about it menl of a series of measures con tinuing the destruction of the fascist party structure revising methods of administering the countrys penal code abolishing racial laws and instituting severe controls of the press forthe du ration of the war A royal decree was published proclaiming the formal dissolu tion of the fascist party grand council the chamber of corpora tions and other branches of the party The decree ordered the re moval of all fascist signs and in signia and changed the title cluce fascism to chief of government premier and secretary of The decree also ruled thai all properly of the fascist parly is to armed forces Until national headquarters evaluates the figures furnished it by the states and allocates calls received from the armed forces he time when fathers will be forwarded for induction by any state or local board cannot be ac curately predicted he state 5 Sullivan Brothers Officially Listed as Killed in Action WATERLOO Knox secretary of the navy officially lists the five Sullivan brothers of Waterloo as killed by enemy ac tion in a letter to their parents Mr and Mrs T F Sullivan of Waterloo revealed Friday The navy previously hadlisted thern only as missing They were on the cruiser L Buy IVar Savings Bonds and Tvmeau sunk in the battle of Stamps from your Guadalcanal on Nov 13 1942 currier DOT AH these measures phis an investigation into the wealth accumulated by leaders of the fascist party said the Tribune De Geneve in a Rome dispatch approved by the Italian censor are intended to win the support of the Italian masses for the foreign policies ot the regime The dispatch added that ihc new government is firmly deter mined to continue the war and is asking the Kalian people to de fend their liberties by strict col laboration with German national socialism Factory workers in norehevn Italian cities were reported still holding halfhour daily strikes in protest against prolonging the must file a declaration nown as form 1040ES and cn losc a check for half the amouii ue to make them current Tha vill take the place of the thirc luartcrly instalment f o r in e r 1 i laid on that date The other hal vil be due on Dec 15 Following is the declaration af ected taxpayers will be requirec 0 fill out 1 Estimalcd income and vie ory tax for 1943 2 Estimated income and vie ory withheld during emir year 3 Estimated tax after deduct ng estimated tax withheld iter 1 minus item 2 4 Total payments to colleclo during 1943 for 1942 income 5 Unpaid balance ot estimated tax item 3 minus item 4 f Amount paid with this dec laration not lessthan onehalf of item n After filling in the above the taxpayer will add his social se curity number print his name and address sign the declaration make out his check as directed in item 6 End mail it and the dec laration to the internal revenue collector of his district On the north coast the Amer icans are threatenins San Fra lello and late reports put them within wo miles of that road junction whose capture would cut the last lateral roads still in enemy hands a if Two allied armies the Ameri ans in the north and the British n the south now are within 50 miles of Messina and advancing iteadily it was stated authorita ively The Canadian drive within six niles of Aclrano was thrcatenin still another major link of the axis communications British forces that broke into Catania Thursday captured almost he entire Italian 43llh coastal battalion The Italians said the German pulled out first leaving them as rear guard and pursuing theii habitual tactics the nazi failed to notify their allies of their dcpart re The Italians said the first indi cation they had that the city wa taken was when they saw Britisl troops When they askeci for terms the commander of the eighth used against that badlybattered Sicilian target Wellingtons blasted the beaches near Messina in a followup raid during tile night to disrupt Ger man supply efforts and the evac uation of nonessential personnel reported under way for about a week Small boats can ply the narrow Messina Straits despite lie continuous allied air and naval siege of those waters A ship offshore was fired by a direct hit Thursday night Swarms of medium bombers j figlitcrUombers and fighters con tinued to fill the sky over the dwindling enemy bridgehead rov ing unopposed over roads and railroads hurling steel into troop convoys and blasting Ihc towns of Actrano Francavilla and other key points of the German de fense system The Germans were putting up a particularly bitter defense in the area about Troina reaching allied eadquarlcrs ill north Africa three ays ago snid the Americans had ikcn Tvoina Earlier Prime Min ster Churchill said Ihey were rc lorted to have entered Troina but apparently heavy German coun cvattacks developed before the entry could be One military observer who saw the opening stages of the battle of Troina described it as a major military operation He said Ihe Germans were there in force defending the oivn with every bind of weapon particu larly mortars capable of cover everv of Ihe hills alil valleys nrnund the town with deadly fire This is undoubtedly the most savage fighting which has yet de veloped in Sicily lie declared The terrain was described as worse than any encountered in Tunisia Thetown is perched on top of a hill nearly a mile high surrounded by a system of moun tains with rockstrewn precipi tous sides each of which forms a natural fortress SWEDISH ACTION PLEASES HULL Declares Nazi Troop Ban Is Significant WASHINGTON of Slate Hull expressed gratitica lion Friday that Sweden is can celing facilities given Germany since for the movement of troops and war materials through Swedish territory to Norway and Finland The fncl that Sweden felt able lo take such action at ihis lime was in itself significant he told a press conference Hull indicated that United StatesBritish recognition of the French committee of national lib eration may be imminent He con firmed that the British and Amer ican governments arc in consulta tion from day lo day on tlic ques tion It could be assumed lie said that the two governments may have something soon lo announce in this connection Reds Roll Through Gaps to Threaten Nazi East Front Moscow Germanys entire eastern front was threat ened M ith collapse Friday as the red army rolled thvoush gaps made by the capture of Orel and Belgorod in the first xreat Rus sian summer offensive of the war Front line dispatches gave de tails of the Russian triumph which was greeted in Moscow with the lirst eun salute of the ivar and an announcement by Premier Josef Stalin that the victories dispelled the Icffend of the Germans that the soviet Iroops arc allegedly unable to wage a successful offensive in the summertime Even as details of capture of he two cities reached the capi tal the red army pushed on in its great offensive airainst des perate rearguard action muns westward from the Volga at Stalingrad lo the near aproaches of the Dnieper Heeding PremierMarshal Jo sefStalins order to give the bat tered enemy no rest the Russians BERLIN FEARS AIR ATTACKS Gcebbels Says City Is Partly Evacuated T O N D O N Minister Paul Joseph Cocbbels announced in a statement broad cast from Berlin Friday that Ber lin had been partily evacuated because we expect the German capital will be the target of enemy attacks This transmission recorded by Reuters officially confirmed re ports lo Stockholm Aug 2 that nonessential civilians were being moved from Berlin in fear lhat the city might follow Hamburg ns the o 1 target ot allied air forces Buy Uar Savings Bonds and i Stamps from your GlobeGazette brigade replied curtly uncondicarrier boy Camp Dodge Life to Be Depicted on KGLO Saturday DES MOINES ol 43 Columbia network program which pays tribute to the armed forces from lo 2 p m each Saturday will Rive a word pic lure this Saturday of life now in the past of Camp Dodge Iowas army induction center The broadcast will be heard over KGLO MOVE the Call of Catania Gcrbini and Patemo the British eighth army swept on around the base of Jit Ktna Flags and arrows indicate allied drives Black line indicates Sicily battlefront fanned swillly out from Orel and Belgorod in drives threatening to undermine the whole German de Cense position in the east The fall of Belgorod 40 miles north of Kharkov laid open the German flank north of the war torn city Keying the whole eastern Ukraine Leaping to the opportunity soviet strikine forces jtasscd by Kharkov and SWUIIJT around in what shaped up as a determined and confi dent effort to cut the railroad lines radiating from the major communications huh Tile forces on the march were those of Hie Voronezh and new lycreated Steppe fronts which evidently emerged from the pro cesses of evolution and reorgani zation which filled Ihe red army to strike its first paralyzing blows in the summer Russian motorized units streaming westward from the Orel area to reinforce the armies which launched the synchronized drives Weather Report FORECAST IASOr4 CITY Not much change in temperature ritlay afternoon slightly warmer Friday night scatlered showers Saturday forenoon OWA Scattered tight showers in west and extreme south por tions Friday night Scattered thunder showers Saturday fore noon Warmer in cast and cen tral Friday night ami extreme east portion Saturday forenoon MINNESOTA Showers and scat tered thunderstorms north Fri day night and east central and extreme northeast portion Sat urday forenoon Warmer cast Friday night somewhat cooler north and central portions Sat urday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum Thursday 55 At 8 a m Friday 6G YEAR AGO Maximum BO Minimum 62 Precipitation 11 CLEAN UP OREL troops were reported cleaning out the last pockets of resistance in Orel farrow as they di rected their drive in the direc tion of Kiev Black line indi cates bsUlcfronl Shaded area was once held hy the and heir satellites ;