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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DCPARTMEMt OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVES WO I ME 5 I A THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU KOfcTH IOWAKS NEtGHtORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED MKS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED FIVX CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 12 1943 HOME EDITION iTTTmi THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONB j j iiuvruoi IWlo CONSISTS or TWO SECTIONS xirv xco NAZIS EVACUATE TROOPS IN SICILY Massive U S Air Fleets Hit Ruhr Rhineland LIST 25 FLYING FORTS MISSING AFTER ATTACKS Sweep by Daylight Over Heavily Defended Area to Lash Targets LONDON fleets of American flying fortresses dealt recordshattering blows at Hie German Ruhr and Rhineland Thursday concentrating their great weight of bombs on the tightly packed war targets of Gei scnkirchen Bonn and Wesseling Twentyfive of the Boeine fortresses were lost in the three way smash at Gelsenkirchen vital industrial center of the Ruhr and the neighboring Rhineland towns of Bonn and Wessellng a few miles below Cologne In action for the first time this month the fortresses in very large formations carried out pet haps the greatest effort of the American air forces in Britain sweeping by daylight over the most strongly defended region In the world to hammer home their destructive blows Capt Clark Gable former mo vie star went along as an obser ver His fortress did not run into any trouble but many others were less The Ruhr raiders flew at the greatest altitude the forts yet have used where the tempera ture was 45 degrees below zero They bombed a number of tar rets including the vital syn thetic oil factories at Gelsen kircben Another huge crewman reported that I saw more torts in the sky than I knew there targets at Bonn famous university town rail hub and industrial center 15 miles south of Cologne Bonn also is the birthplace of the composer Beethoven Still other forts smacked Wes seling a smail town between Co logne and Bonn In diversionary operations med ium bombers attacked without loss the Poix air field in France Hun dreds American and allied fighters accompanied the fortresses on the first stages of their out bound flight and the last the return trip American airmen over the Ruhr ran into antiaircraft fire so heavy that some of them described it as a black um brella over Happy Valley They also encountered fierce attacks by German fighters and trying conditions resulting from their extreme altitude Large formations of IT S eighth air force fortresses at tacked synthetic oil factories at Gelsenkirchen and Wcsseline and industrial targets at an A lit e r i c a n communique said Crews reported that fires were left burning in the target areas Enemy lighter resistance was strong over Gelsenkirchen and antiaircraft fire was intense at all targets Preliminary reports said more than 29 German fighters were shot down by fortress gunners while thunderbolt and spit fire fighters which covered the withdrawal of the big bomb ers got three more While American B26 marauders attacked the Poix airfield ty phoon bombers raided other fields at Courtri and Merville Good re sults at all three targets were re ported The Bonn raiders had a com paratively easy time of it Some of the pilots called it the milk run They found antiaircraft fire only fairly heavy and the German fighters wary German planes struck back at England during the night with stronger of 35 they have sent against this country in several months Two towns one in southern England and the other in southwestern England bore the brunt of the attack At liast II persons were killed In the southern England town where several dwellings two schools a Methodist church and a number of stores were damaged In the raid on the southwest England lawn at least J2 persons were killed and many houses dam aged Rescue workers still sought persons buried in the debris A German communique re ported that single enemy planes caused slight damage in nuisance twTh SWPLY YANKS ON RENDOVAHeavily laden with supplies rlVlivpH hPfnS in the Solomons Most of the punishment Munda lecetvecl before its tall came from Rendova island Nickname Green Dragons was given LSTs because of their color AP photo from navy K raids on western Germany Wed nesday night The royal air forces big four engined bombers were believed to have been idle during the night Though the Ruhr and Rhine land are probably the most heavilydefended areas of the reich only one bomber was lost Fighter command aircraft joined in the nights operations with in truder patrol attacks on railway targets iu France Belgium and Holland At least nine locomotives in cluding one a few miles north of Paris were left damaged by he intruder planes which operated by moonlight A Belgian pilot scored a direct bomb hit on a railway bridge at Grammoni Bel gium and attacked a locomotive there Air raid alarms sounded at Chtasso on the ItalianSwiss bor der at p m Wednesday night but there was no confirma tion of a new British raid on northern Italy Weather condi tions along the frontier were such that it couldnt be determined if bombs were droppedin northern Italy a frontier dispatch said 3 BANK ROBBERS ARE CAPTURED CLARKSVILLE Mo UP Blazing away with shotguns in an 80 mile an hour chase state high way patrolmen Wednesday night captured three exconvicts in a manhunt for the robbers of the Peoples bank at Hawk Point iii Lincoln county Mo The patrol said the men ad mitted the robberv in which be ineon S2r00 and was tak en and identified themselves Frank Ernest 30 of Lincoln coun ty Jack Stroemple 22 of Cleve land Ohio and Chester Ekiba 2y also of Cleveland The money was recovered Besides many local officers 65 patrolmen and 30 patrol cars all equipped with twoway radio participated in the hunt for the fugulives after the Wednesday afternoon holdup Japs Report U S Raid on Kurile Isles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American Thursday morning northern section of the Kurile island chain some 1200 miles northeast ot Toiiyo the Japanese radio re ported warning that further ap pearances of enemyplanes from the north are expected Five liberators and three fly ing fortresses staged the new raid from Aleutian bases Tokyo said interpreting it as stemming from positive measures1 by the U S to r n i d ovir mainland Japan from the north The broadcast was recorded by the federal communications com mission United States bombers raided Paramushiru in the northern Kuriles in a 1530 mile round trip from Attu on July 20 On New Georgia island in the Solomons U S army and marine forces pressed slowly and steadily in against Bairoko harbor over difficult terrain and fierce Japa nese resistance The latest communique from Gen Douglas MacArthurs head quarters reported a 1500 ton ship was sunk and two others were damaged in liberator raids on convoys near New Ireland and said that 18 barges were sunk in the area of Salamatia on New Guinea island Suffering from heavy sea losses the Japanese were reported using barges and small convoys to supply their island bases Such ship movements can be made swiftly at night and are more dif ficult to hit Urging lull attention to Japan in Ihe current allied strategy con ferences the Chinese army news paper Sao TangPao asserted that the war would be lengthened if an offensive cannot be launched on the Chinese front at the same time as offensive get under way on other fronts Woman Blitz OLATHE Kans U S marshal from Topcka arrived Thursday to pick up n woman prisoner and found the sheriff very nearly in tears His new jai was a shambles The prisoner airs Jeanne McDonald 20 Winthrop Mass a selfstyled redhaired blitz had broken aU thewindows ni her cell torn up her private loilct and set the jail oh fire And thats not the of if inoaned Sheriff Steve Brunk who picked up Mrs McDonald and three male companions in an automobile stolen from Chicago U took my wife to calm her clown Ill never hear the end of this Afler Mrs McDonalds first es capade Bvunk bound her with a three inch shackle belt fastening her hands to her sides She slipped out of it and again set the jail ori fire Brunk tried out his escape proof handcuffs She soaped her wrists and slipped her small hands out of the manacles The sheriff tried again Seven limes she set fire to the jail Seven times the sheriff called the fire department and tied her up The fire chief was disgusted Brunk was discour aged f decided to call my wife for advice he said After all women understand each other Mrs Brunk visited the prisoner came back and threw nr cell key 011 the sheriffs charred desk Her cell is unlocked she said but she cause anv one any more trouble Mrs Brunk was carrying all the prisoners clothes Churchill and Daughter at Niagara Falls NIAGARA FALLS Out Prime Minister Winston Chxirch iJI accompanied by his daugh ter Mary arrived here Thursday make a leisurely tour of Ihis to niecca for honeymooners while awaiting the arrival of President Roosevelt at Quebec for important war conferences Traveling in a sixcar spe cial train Churchill and his daughter were mel by a special suard of Royal Canadian Mounted Police their scarlet imiics flashing As they went from the station to a fleet of automobiles they were wel comed by rumbling roar of tlie Horseshoe Falls 200 yards away Churchill was understood have come here for a rest prior 1o his sixth conference with Presi dent Roosevelt to be held soon He also wanted to show Niagara Falls to Miss Churchill who is making her first visit to the new world The period of relaxation fol lowed a strenuous two days in Quebec where the priine niiiiisler plunged into conference work with Prime Minister L Mac Kenzie King of Canada and with the Canadian war cabinet It was an appropriate setting for the visit of the famous war this being the heart of the power industry which feeds the network of Canadian war industries Niagara Kills matches Quebec in traditions and historical back groundrich in Canadian events Here more than a century and a quarter ago some of the most savage fighting of the war of 1812 between Great Britain and the United States occurred Here too stands MacKeiwic house the old printing house ot Uilliam Lyon MncKejizie grand father of the present prime min islcr who led a revolt against the Tory government in 183 SOVIET TROOPS ONLY 7 MILES FROM KHARKOV Perfect CoOrdination of Tanks Infantry Guns and Planes Reported By HENRV C CASS1DY MOSCOW Russian stranglehold on Kharkov tightened Thursday as red army troops drove within seven and onehalt miles of the big Ukrainian city from the northeast and severed the PoltavaKharkov r a i 1 w a y main lifeline of the defending over a 10 mile stretch west of Ihe nearly encircled bastion The British radio reported that Kharkov already was under fire to from Russian guns The broadcast PLAN CEREMONY OF LAUNCHING Model of Ship Wallace to Be Used at Program DES M01NES members named to take part in the launching of the ninefoot model of the Henry C Wallace Liberty ship here Saturday in clude several lown editors and educators The ceremony here will lake place at approximatev the same ls llle launching al slightly Mip B B Hickcnloopcr ivifc of the IoWji governor will christen the ship The committee members in clude Earl Hall Mason City Clarence Johnston Otlumwa and When buying a pack of contribute 5c to Cinarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas HARVEST TIME AT BOMBER STATIONWar and peace activities fax bomber station in England as hay gathered in the shadow of a big at a Hali of Dr Virgil Hanchcr president the State University of Iowa Honorary committee members include Dr Charles Friley presi dent of lown State college Hugh Harrison and Ii J Leysen Dav enport Harry Boyd Cedar Rap ids Leroy Wallace Council Bluffs J W Carey Sioux City James R Rhodes iVcwton War ren C Eastland Clinton and Harry Slichtor Dubuque Dr Charles Logan newly elected commander of the Iowa Ameri can Lesion and Mrs Uov Pell state Legion Auxiliary president also are on the committee An other member is Mrs Robert Pike of Sioux City president of the Federation of Womens clubs Judge Frees 21 Comes BackPasses Cigars NEW YORK men were standing penitently be fore Magistrate Robert It Jlaho ncy in night court They were charged with dice shooting As the judge grimly prepared to pro nounce sentence Patrolman Vin cent Hagan whispered in his car The magistrate jumped from his chair tapped his gavel hurriedly on his desk cxclainied Case dis missed and hurried out of the courtroom He offered no explana tions but later a box of arrived His wife had given birth to a girl at SI Vincents hospital recovered byCBS quoted a late message from the front The bis drive acainsl Bryansk rolled ahead hroueh fresh Ger man tank divisions that hart been rallied in a desperate ef fort to halt the advance Perfect coordinalion of soviet tanks infantry artillery and avia tion was an important factor in the highspeed rush to envelop Khar kov Red Star army newspaper reported Soviet infantry and artillery were waging battle against nuii strongholds while tank forces by passed garrison towns to sever communications and capture set tlements in the hills around the enemy hisses East of Kharkov where ret army forces were fighting hen way tenaciously into the cily suburban districts the Germans were reported felling cherrv and apple trees to construct pillboxes among the ruins of the villages The drive on Bryansk from Orel pressed forward through 70 more village Wednesday and drew steadily closer o the main objective Despite bad weather squadrons of Russian bombers rained destruction on the re treating Germans f 3 Two German armored trains op erating on the railway east ot Karadiev were assisting fresh German tank and infantry units as they made numerous counters tacks in an effort to slem th soviet drive A British broadcast recorded by CBS said the Russians were less than 12 miles from Kavacliev advancing through deep mine fields and meeting stubborn re sistance all the way The German high command said the great defense battle was in the Belgorod area without mentioning the threat to Kharkov and declared that soviet attacks southwest of Orel were frustrated II said the Russians lost 102 tanks in Wed uesclays righting Both the nazi high command and rracisoeean German prop aganda agency said heavy Russian attacks continued south and south west of Vyaxma on the Smolensk front an offensive not yet even hinted at in dispatches from Mos coxv Trinsocean conceded that the Russians were driving toward Kharkov hut quoted Berlin mil itary quarter as saying the city was not yet threatened An Algiers broadcast recorded in London by Reuters said Rus sian troops were less than three miles from Kharkov and that at some points figlKinR was Roing on in the suburbs of tho city Wednesdays thrust toward the Dnieper also threatened German fcrccs in the Donets basin where large units of the naxis are deployed from 100 o 200 miles o the southeast Car ried further the soviet advance would cut in behind these forces to make their position unten able Germanheld railway stations trains and troop columns below Kharkov were blasted by soviet airmen apparently in an attempt to cut off a retreat A special Rus sian communique said Lozovaya Barvenkova and other stations on the vital KievStalino line were bombed and strafed AWARDED ACKLEY FIRM WASHINGTON MVfhe war department announced that Car stcn Brothers oF Acklcy Iowa have been awarded a contract for conslniclion of a heating system for SI 14000 in Rock Island county HI tinder supervision of the Rock Island district engineer 80 Ships Are Taking Troops to Mainland By NOLAND NORGAAHD WITH THE BRITISH EIGHTH ARMY IN SICILY evacuation of troops and equip ment from Sicily to the Italian mainland was reported to be in full swing Thursday with at least 80 vessels plying night and day across Hie Messina Strait under a record umbrella or antiaircraft fire vIiich was growing steadily ii intensity Strong German rear guards well entrenched with mortars nachinefiim and artillery and ex tensive road demolitions con iuued to make progress slow for the allied armies converging on Messina and the evacuation beaches while the bulk OE the Ger man troops were being with drawn Determined to save al possible equipment the German command was reported to have decreed that the passport to Italy is a guu meaning that troops must bring their weapons along if they uant places in the boats at Messina British forces advancing along the oast coast encountered a skeleton enemy force in a strong line covering the only avenues of approach with heavy mortar and a battery of possibly 16 millimeter guns The narrow winding mountain roads the Germans were defend ing made it extremely difficult to dislodge them THOUSANDS OF NAZI GETTING AWAIT DAILY LONDON Reuters dis patch from Sicily said Thursday it was stated authoritatively thai German evacuation of Sicily now was in full swing Dispatches from Sicily two nights ago had reported that the Germans were withdrawing troops and heavy equipment The neuters report said thou sands ot Germans were gelling away each clay in vessels shut tling to the Italian mainland un der an antiaircraft barrage from hundreds of light and heavy guns GUNlATTLTlS FflTflL TO 3 Policeman Is Among Victims in Detroit DETJIOIT persons including a police patrolman were dead Thursday after a shouting followed by a gun battle in n street of suburban Ecose The dead Patrolman John iresslcr SG Arthur Nightingale t4 and Edward Goodcil 37 all of Ecorse Patrolman Robert IT McWir Iher Hesslers partner snici that he McWirther fatally Iwounclod oGodell in the gun battle after Goodcil bad shot Messier through the head in resisting arrest Mc Wirther was not hurl GoorieM WHS being sought in connection with the slaying two hours earlier of NiRhtinanlc who police said wis shot down in doorway of i roomina house while in the company of Goodclls estranged wife Georgia Stop Giving Parolees Directly to Army DES MOINES prac tice of releasing prisoners from the Fort Madison penitentiary and the Anamosa reformatory directly to military authorities lor induc tion into the armed forces lias been abandoned because it was too slow William E Jackson a member of the board of parole said Future paroles involving men of military age will be granted in the normal way and such men may be taken into service through their local draft Jackson said YANKEES AGAIN LAND BACK OF GERMAN LINES Large Scale Attacks on Italian Mainland Resumed by Americans BJtEfMAN alORIX ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA task force of American infantry has again landed from the sea behind German lines on the north coast of Sicily in an amphibious opera tion even more daring than the first and established a bridgehead east of Cape Orlando after cut ting through powerful nazi resist ance The Yanks had to fight their way ashore to launch the assault at dawn Wednesday and were met immediately by strong German counterattacks reports to head ciuarters said Thursday American warships and swarms of fighterbombers cov ered the landing pouring a storm of shells bombs and ma chinesun fire into German detachments as they surged down the beach to give battle The surprise element which contributed to the success the outflanking of the San Agata Cesaro line from the sea at the weekend was lacking but the Americans broke up the counter attacks and a field dispatch said they had successfully estab lished a bridgehead The action near the mouth of the Nazo river 40 miles due west of Messina probably trapped large German Xorces within a 10 mile area between the main American army attacking rrontal Iy along the north coast and the landing party at the rear Elsewhere in the battle for Sicily steady allied advances wore reported on all fronts ami larcescale air attacks on tht Kalian mainland were re sumed A strong force of American flying fortresses bombed Terni n important railway and manu facturing center 50 miles north ot Rome in the heaviest of these sweeps The key German base of Randazzo has been brought under fire by light as well as heavy ar tillery ot the American force fighting its way eastward along the road from Cesaro indicating ground lines have been estab lished withm three miles of he lown Closing in from the southwest a British eighth army column was reported more than halt way along on the 10mile road between Bronte and Handazzo The villages ot Prajola and Zafferana Etna on the eastern slopes of Ml Etna fell into Brit ish Lands The daily communi que as received in New York referred to capture of a xTlliice south of Prajola and Zafferana Una This dispatch prcsumablv P liKhlh army vanguards are h lilcs otlh of Cananh iiid within lOmilcsofTanrmina Ihe nort through which German Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Not much change in temperature Thursday after noon through Friday forenoon Scattered showers Thursday afternoon IOWA Thundirshowers in the south and cast portion Thurs day afternoon and in the entire east portion Thursday night Ko decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Little change in temperature Thursday night and Friday forenoon scattered showers extreme cast portion Thursday evening IN MASON CITY GlobeGazelle weather statistics Maximum Wednesday SV Min Wednesday night 64 At B a m Thursday 73 Bai 6 inch Ihe point of armed contact in this coastal thrust apparently is at or near the port ot Riposto which Ies 10 miles south ot Taor rhe new American landing be the German lines developed as other detachments ot the sev enth army consolidated positions m the area of San Marco DAIun zio between Americanheld San A gala and Cape Orlando German shore patrols apparent ly were keyed up to their trigger alertness by the San Agata coup vhich netted powerful fortifica tions and about J500 prisoners Hie German high command said m a Berlinbroadcast mumque that the latest landing which it described as on a major scale was west ot Cape Orlando rather than east and that it was repulsed major part ot the enemy landing troops did not even reach the coast said the nazi com munique as recorded by the As sociated Press Units ot the ene my which succeeded in getting ashore were As soon as the fighting started the American warships trained their heavy guns on German Iroops concentrations and opened up At the same inManl the co ordinated American air xnp lorl came into action and fighterbomber squadrons dived on the enemy with all their Nevertheless the Germans able to mount a number Ot court ;