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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS VOL XL1X ASSOCIATED PUFSS UNITED LEASED WIRES HOME EDITION rrnrn MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 10 1943 ju j JU PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS ONT NO 261 U S BRITISH FORCES JOIN IN SICILY RED OFFENSIVE GAINS SPEED ON KHARKOV LINE One Column Within 12 Miles of Big City Others Push Nearer MOSCOW fast roll ing soviet offensive mounted speed Tuesday as Russian troops surpassed the westernmost point reached during last winters cam paign and hammered forward along a wide front reaching to within 12 miles of Kharkov While one column was within 12 miles of Kharkov on the north another was SO miles west of the city a third was 20 miles I away and a fourth was driving i south after crossing the western of the northern Donets and was within 25 miles of the big Ukrainian center The Berlin radio reported heavy fighting in the Kharkov area and also said the Russians had launched an offensive to the north in the direction of Smo lensk The soviet forces also were stepping up their assaults in the drive on the big German base at Bryansk 250 miles to the north of Kharkov The spearhead of the red army Jiere had covered onethird of the 75 mile distance between Ogel the German base which fell last week and Bry ansk The Kharkov assault resulted in the capture of more than 100 villages the Russian communique said Indicationsthaf the Ger man forces were retreating in some disorder were seen in the Russian report of the capture of 212itanks139 guns of various calibers96 mortars 323 machine guns 618s motor rtnJcits30 radio transmitters 11 supply and muni tions dumps 315 loaded railroad cars and 300 horsedrawn carts Among the important towns seized in the Kharkov sector were the railroad town of Tros toyanets 12 miles north of citv and Nikitovka 30 miles to the northwest The spred of the Russian ad vance on Kharkov presented a definite danger of entrapment to the thousands of nazi troops occupying the base the com munique indicated The so viet air force ranged behind the lines hammering at German rail communications upon which the garrison would forced to rely for withdrawal The red army hammered stead ily at the railroads in its advance on Bryansk where the Russian air force bombed the junction town of Unecha southwest of Bryansk the communique said in an apparent effort to smash a feeder line The Germans were resisting the Bryansk advance stubbornly and were paying heavily in man power In fighting at Shakovo nazi prisoners said the 253rd in fantry division lost So per cent of its strength and the Russians claimed that German losses were in excess of 3500 men The Moscow radio in a broad cast heard in London said two red army generals had been killed in the fighting at Belgorod and Orel They were identified as General Apensenko 51 formerly with the Russian far eastern forces who was killed at Bel gorod and Major General Gur tyev one of the heroes of Sta lingrad who died in the fightin at Orel Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report nit and FORECAST AIASON CITY imporla change in temperature Tucsda afternoon Tuesday night Wednesday forenoon IOWA Widely scattered thunder showers in thc west and extreme north portions Tuesday night and in extreme north por tion Wednesday forenoon Slow ly rising temperature MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Scattered thundershowers south and cast portion Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum WeirLStory of Kidnaping Probed After Tiny Baby Is Returned AT rirrt 131 r V tV ALBANY Ore Ju dith Giirney was back in her mothers arms Tuesday as polite attempted to unravel the weird story of her kidnaping from a tspital nursery Aug 3 While Mrs Catherine Wright i jailed on a child stealing harge slept late in her cell Dis ct Attorney Hartow Weinrick lestioned her husband Sgt Wright a soldier stationed nearby Camp Adair The sergeant told police soon after his arrest Monday night that he was fooled by his wifes ho 26 el trict iuest Jesse at story that she had borne Hie ba by Ausr 4 and accented it as his oirit V He was nimble to explain his wifes notions the district atloi ney said Wright said she was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked on Dec 7 1941 ami suffered head injuries An examination of the baby showed she was in excellent health The district attorney said Mrs Wright fooled her husband t feigned pregnancy I hen appealed at home last Tuesday with a dayokl baby She confessed to a childstealing charge Weinrick said but only after her story of giving birth to the child in the Albany hospital had been refuted by nurses and doctors who said she had not been a patient and by a doctors exam ination which Weinrick said proved she had not borne a child within five years There was evidence of an earlier birth but Weinrick did not Mftftw Trv aslth neishbor reported to police Weinr u if u diaPes had suddenly ap the krfr S storyjpeared on Mrs Wrights clothes Vffr In F rf u ilille instigated but no1 Ini one inwcred Hie door so llrev left wvLh VM Vby Mri watched from a Wiight inspected the Albany hos pital six blocks away Aug 1 then stole the child from thc nursery in early morning Aug 3 To friends she explained last Tuesday the cloclors had permillod her early return home because of the hospital bed shortage and be cause the birth had been easy 5100 Soldiers Go to North Dakota to Aid in Harvest Farmers Pay Prevailing Rates to Be Given to Treasury for her was not until Monday night OMAHA total of 5100 soldiers from army installations in seven states are being sent into North Dakota to help in the har vest fields of that laborstarved wheatraising state seventh serv ice command headquarters an nounced Tucsta3 Some soldiers are already at work in the fields and the last of the are leaving their bases Tuesday The troops under command of Col J J Schmidt commander of district No of the seventh serv ice command represent all ele ments of the from the air forces 3250 from the ground forces and 100 from the service forces In addition Camp Maxey Texas is providing a medical detachmen of 100 men Colonel Schmidt has established his headquarters at Fargo Sub headquarters or supply points will be at Grand Forks Devils Lake Minot Williston and Bismarck Army installations from which fhe troops were drawn were the Lincoln Nebr air baseBuckley Field Colo Sioux Falls air base Independence and Garden City Kans air fields Camp Phillips Kans Truax field Wis Camp McCoy Wis Scott field III and Camp Maxey Tex Farmers will pay the troops prevailing wane rates the com mand said Thc department of agriculture will be responsible for collection of the money which headquarters said would be turned ovrr to thc U S treasury V The troops will not be allowed to stay longer than 20 days after they arrive at work locations They will be lodged in camp sites near towns and be under military control at nil limes All perishable foods will be pur chased locally But meat and other rationed food be charged against the armys allotment so as not to affect rationing to local con sumers When buying 3 contribute Sc to ick of ciearels Cijtarcts for Servicemen lo buy a pack for a man in service overseas DRAFT DEPENDS ON WAR COURSE Imponderables Cited by Hershey in Outlook LOS ANGELES Selective Service Director Lewis B ilcvshey frankly admits there arc too many imponderables involved right now to venture a guess as to what may happen in the draft situation I tell me what the situation in Europe in Russia and in the Pacific will be in two weeks or a month and Ill tell you how the draft will be working said the major general here to testify be fore a house military affairs sub committee INFERNO MADE OF MANNHEIM IN HEAVY RAF RAID Fires Visible Nearly 100 Miles Clouds Partly Obscure Target LONDON air minis try announced Tuesday night thai British bombers resuming the offensive against Germany after a many imponderables VP in volved he added in a press con ference but you may rest as sured that we will scrape the bot tom of the barrel and pool al the manpower we have before we turn to fathers General Hershev also said he believed some of Californias manpowerdraft problems on which the subcommittee began hearings last week are due to the states rapid development as an industrial region since he out break of war V Addressing the subcommittee Tuesday he declared thc induction suspension of key aircraft workers is an emergency measure permit ting full review of thc situation by the war manpower commission Shipyards he said must prove the need if they want the same policy applied to them Representative John M Costello D subcommittee chair man asked the draft director Will fathers in some states be called before fathers in other are trying to work that problem out General Hersliey answered But nonfathers will exist in labor areas because we are constantly afraid lo cut too close to thc minimum in procluc tive centers feHLLL SALVAGEStaff Sgt Thorny A Parlitt left of Heihvood Pa and Sgt Urban M Drclla of Pu laski U is pick up spent cartridge cascslitiering thc cabin floor of a flymg fortress after a raid over Europe weeklong layoff turned the Rbinelancl industrial center of MumiheimLudwigshafcn into a flaming inferno Monday night Among targets damaged by an estimated 1000 tons of bombs dropped on the twin cit ies was the great 1 G Farbcn chemical plant which sprawls three miles along the west bank of the Rhine Despite a layer of clouds over the Rhineland region leaping fires kindled by the deluge of homeward the official summary of the raid said The Farben plant one of 10 big chemical works is one of the key German factories U turns oiit vast quantities of chemical plas tics dyes sulphuric acid oils synthetic ammonia fertilizers and ersatz materials The clouds forced the nazis to rely chiefly on night fighters in feeble efforts to protect the tar get area Numerous skirmishes were fought over the target When we arrived the fires had a good hold one pilot said We found a gap in the clouds and when 1 looked clown I could see the flames reflected in the Rhine It was the second visit to Mann heim for another pilot His first was a honeymoon trip 4 Japanese Strongholds AreBombed ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN THE SOUTHWEST PACIFIC eti bombers ranged thc whole length of the southwest Pa cific battle area Monday dropping 224 Ions ol bombs on four Japa nese Salamaua Bairoko and Amboina There was no attempt al inter ception by enemy planes The heaviest bombloads were released on Salamaua and Vila presumably the next major objec tives of a twopronged thrust di rected at the great enemy base of Rabaul New Britain Successive flights of liberators roared over Salamaua dropping 103 ions of bombs in 40 minutes Heavy antiaircraft fire met the first waves bill when the last lefl the target arcs thc air drome the town and harbor of this northwestern New Guinea base were obscured by clouds of smolif from fires and explo sions Damage was heavy a headquarters communique said ANN CASEY WINS 1ST ROUND PLAY SPORTS BULLETIN EVANSTOK Ca sey of Mason City Iowa put her self among the title choices in one of thc first round victories of thc womens western amateur golf tournament Tuesday when she scored a 6 and 5 triumph over Virginia Ingram of Winnetka 111 ne former Illinois state tidist Miss Casey won Ihe second Ihird fourth eighth and ninth holes to take the tnrn five up Miss In grain won the 10th her only win Mrs Wright then suggested o her husband Sst Jessie Wright home on one of his infrequent leaves from nearby Camp Adair that they visit friends in Port land Police arrested hem be fore they had tone a block and held Wright as a material wit ness At the hospital the baby was identified from footprints In the i Wright home police found n hosj pital bracelet used to identify babies It bore thc n a m c Gtirney Judith eight ounces heavier Ihan when she disappeared was restored to her parents air and Mrs B Gurney who had Pleaded by press and radio for the kidnaper lo give up the tot Mrs Gurney cried with joy and Gurney a local labor union of ficial shouted oh boy are we happy Judith went to sleep but the Gtirncys and friends stayed up most of the night ON WOODL ARK ISLAND States armv troops stream cratt intantry assault boats to the beach of Woudlark island after islefrota the Japs Woocllaik island is located be tween Mew Guinea and the Solomons Dictated Peace of Absolute Victory NecessaryWaring U S Legion Chief Says Axis Leaders Must Be Destroyed DES iff National Commander Roane Waring told the Iowa American Legion con vention Tuesday that thc United States must have a dictated peace of absolute victory Without it he declared thc nation will pass a death sentence on lo thc next generation As the casually lists come in the taxes pile up the restrictions become more strict there is goine to he a feeling that the war is costing loo much in blood and sacrifice There has been a feeling hat its costing us loo much money Tlie feclinjr will negotiate Waring said There can be no settlement that does not destroy the leaders of Germany Japan ami Italy It also must destroy Ihe ideologies and organizations of those na tions he continued Thc national commander cited the American Legions stand for national preparedness which pre ceded the present war declaring that the new return ing from this face a similar struggle As soon as this svar is over thc same slimy pacifists will come back with a raving flow of paci fism Thc theory that war will be over forever is idealistic dreaming There will be waras long as man and human selfish ness exist said Waring I am not interested in an international police force be cause I dont know wholl com mand it I dont know who is to decide who to fight anrt what to sustain I am only interested in our national defense and Im not an isclztionul I dont believe in isolationism caucuses and candidates for dele gates to the national convention at Omaha in September were selected Officials said names of nom inees for state department posts would not be disclosed until they are presented to the convention Wednesday Dr Charles Logan Keokuk dentist continued to be the only candidate mentioned for thc de partment commandership Fred Keating Des Moincs business man was believed to be the only candidate for national execuitve commitiocmai from post now held by M Y Kinne of Webster City May Will Introduce Legislation Against Induction of Fathers WASHINCTOiV li a i r nian May D Ky of the house military committee announced Tuesday that he would introduce oi Sept 14 the day congress re turns from its summer recess legislation to prohibit the induc tion of fathers Moreover May saixi the bill might provide for thc discharge of fathers already in the army re gardless of whether their children were born before or after Pearl Harbor May told newspaper men thai JOOOOOOO men ami I thinkcon gress might determine the army is big enough with the 80000 18 i year old youths Ilicy nrc getting I each month Tile military affairs chairman I said a bill preventing Ihe indue lion of falbcrs would be dropped into the hopper soon after thc chaplains prayer is finished on Sept H tic expressed belief President veto such URGE ROME BE BOMBED AGAIN British Press Stresses Need to Force Decision LONDON demand that Rome be bombed again was sounded in the British press Tuesday us the Sicilian campaign moved rapidly toward a climax with Premier Piclro Bacloglios government showing no sign of heeding allied surrender demands Urging i repetition of thc July 19 bombing of Rome the London Daily Express declared that ve should rcmiml a mil lion Italians in their capital that Ihcir need lo force a decision from Badoglio is still more Dressing than ours This expression of opinion co incided with a Rome broadcast indicating that for Ihc moment al least Badoglio bad no inten tion of cutting bis tics with Adolf Hitler To expect Ihiil Italy should desert Germany at this crucial moment of the war and trade her national honor as an escape from fighting is an insult said the broadcast which was re corded by the ministry of infor mation Mussolinis downfall was a po litical and not a military event the broadcast added From tlic military point of view it en hanced Italys will to resist Thc i as alc nml thc A nothing Rooscvcit a bill would not lmKl but the retreat parade Modern science has made thc world too small for isolationism to exist I am a nationalist I am not in favor of placing thc destiny of this America in the hands of any inletnational organization of any kind The days schedule called for a visit at Camp Dodge to observe the induction and reception cen ters operations and later a trip lo Port Des Moincs lo watch a WAC nine posts These were sifted al district m he Oi i IT ft t im otuart nampton Heads 88th Division Vets DES MOINES R Stuart of Hampton was ejected president at a reunion of thc B8th division of World war I Monday night Other officers Ivar Lindcr Fort Dodge vice president John II Quigley DCS Aloincs secretary When buying a park of cigarcts contribute 5r lo Cisarrls for Servicemen lo buy a pack for a In service overseas fall of Ihe fascisl government en abled Italians to face thc facts and thc facts arc not can be done to retrieve thc situation fact that a great part Sicily is in tlic ha nils of thc enemy is no reason for throwing lip Ihc sponge The last battle in this war is a long wav away yet Sections of tlic London Press meanwhile joined in urging that thc next BritishAmerican move politically and be closely coordinalcti with the Russian drive on thc eastern front and warned that axis propagand ists nrc tryins desperately to drive a wcclgc between thc three powers DRAG POVD KEOKUK Extensive drag ging operations conducted after a mans clothing found on the bank of a quarry pond north of here last Saturday have been abandoned by Sheriff Harry V D Maas A suitcase Tilled willi freshly laundered clothes also was fount Maas Mid no one has been j stroycfl important miTiiary reported mssmg m this area I Inlions and us operation DRIVE AXIS INTO SMALL CORNER ONNEOFISLE Hard Fighting Over Rugged and Roadless Country Still Remains By UNITED PRESS Two major victories for the united nations appeared imminent Tuesday American British and Canadian troop who had driven the axis into the tiny northeastern point of Sicily were about to force the enemy to jump into the seas and try to reach the Italian mainland while Russian forces were within a few miles ol1 capturing Kharkov industrial capital of the Ukraine American doughboys and Brit ish tommies fighting on the west ern side of Mount Etna joined forces within a few miles of the Handuzzo pass strongly defended by the Germans and that ap peared to be Ihc next big allied objective in Sicily Tlic junction of the powerful armies llial hall conquered all bill a small portion of Sicily in a month of fighting threatened Kandiizzo one of the last im portant communications links held by Ihe axis wilh imminent capture The British 8th army previously hart occupied Bronte and the American 1th army took Ccsaro both within a few miles of the pass Allied headquarters announced that the position of thc axis forces becomes daily more difficull but there still remained some hard fighting over rugged roadless country The Germans were doing everything possible to stall the al lied advance especially by using heavy demolitions American troops charging along the north coastal road toward Messina were within a few miles of Capo di Orlando to which the Germans had moved the northern anchor of liieir ciefonse line A Warships Shell Points on Coast ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA WV ground forces made progress everywhere along the front in Sicily allied headquarters an nounced Tuesday as heavy war ship units rained torrents of shells on the enemys exposed coastal positions Announcing that American doughboys captured 1500 Ger man prisoners in landing behind the lines near Cape Orlando Sun day feat which resulted in the fall of thc enemys north ern coastal anchor positions at San Kratcllo and San naval communique said heavy U S warships continued to batter a way for thc seventh army British destroyers shelled the coastal road ami railway at Kiposlo north of Acireale anrt nine miles south of Taormina on thc cast coast after blasting al similar argcts at Taormina The progress of the troops spearing toward thc Messina tip was officially described as slow and steady with the enemy re sorting to every device lo hold up the relentless advance of our forces However thc Germans position daily becomes more difficult Ihc communique said despite heavy demolitions rugged coun try and lack of roads which in terfered with swift allied move menl Tlie British eighth army was described as making considerable progress in closing around Ml Etna advancing up the coastal shelf between that giant land mark and he sea and pushing on beyond Bronte on Ihc road west of the mountain toward Hanclazzo The British were reported less than seven miles from Randazro communications hub of the ene mys position Flanking patrols of the Brit ish anil Americans were said to have closed the gap between the two armies in that sector where Ihc Americans hail pushed past Ccsiro to within 10 milts of Kandazzo The American raiding party which landed in the Germans rear al Torrenova just west of Cane Orlando has succeeded in contacting thc main body of Lt Gen George S Patton Irs sev enth army it was stated This amphibious force besides capturing 1500 prisoners de ;