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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 1, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF THE MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Insert wires Five Cents a Copy HOME EDITION irmm MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 1 1943 ARMY GAIN MADE IN FIERCE FIGHT IN ITALY 5th Army Dashes Ahead Through Minefields Barbed Wire Masses By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters Algiers British 8th army slashed forward beyond captured Sangro ridge with the heaviest air sup port of the Italian campaign al lied headquarters announced Wed nesday and marked up advances all along the line or 1 to 3 miles in Tierce handtohand fighting The Algiers radio said the 8th army hud captured Lanciano 6 miles beyond the Sangro and only about 18 miles from Pescara Castel Frentano afud Casoli the latter at the southwestern end ot Sangro ridge also were cap tured the Algiers station said in a broadcast heard by Reuters In the central sector American fro ops of the 5th army dashed for ward 3 miles west of Montaquila through dense mine fields and great twisted masses of barbed wide It was the 1st lime in the Mediterranean warfare that barbed wire had been used so ex tensively by the Germans in the manner of the 1st world war It is apparent that the Ger mans are not overlooking any trick old or a military com mentator said Liberators or the Join air force swung into action in a raid to the northern tip of the Adriatic which hit Fiume its 1st aerial blow of the war The strategic port captured by the Germans from Jugoslav partisans in a violent battle soon alter the Italian armi stice has been transformed by Marshal Erwin Rommel into one of his most important bases or Balkan operations The advance by Gen Sir Ber nard L Montgomerys warriors was made with the support of the British destroyers QuiUian ami Loyal which shelled nazi posi tions from the sea as well as by waves of planes which made the otherwise solid German positions shake with detonations of ex plosives Nine waves of allied bombers swept overtheu8th army front mixed with 50 formations of nazi fighters and left nazi strongholds shattered heaps of rubble The Germans arc offering very fierce resistance for every inch o ground a military commenta tor said and as a result are suf fering huge casualties But thev were expected to make violent efforts to recapture Sangro ridge their best defensive position for miles The German communique broadcast from Berlin admitted bloody fighting had taken place along the Sangro and that a breach several miles deep had been made in German positions In mantoman fighting many a bitterly resisting German pocket that had been left isolated by the 8th army tide was mopped up by British Indian and New Zealand patrols In 2 small towns alone mopup squads look about 130 prisoncrs The 5th army advance chipped off another piece of the mountain block banin the road to open valleys leading to Rome in the area between Venafro and AI fedena In other sectors of the 5th army front patrols pushed forward and at Gallucio 4 miles southwest of Venafro there were heavy artil lery duels Better weather permitted the Til is Paper Consists of T wo Sections ON are the iiivst original pictures to be released of the ma nne occupation of Tarawa atoll in the Gilbert islands taken by the U S at a heavy cost ot lite Wreckage of Jap plane on the beach on Tarawa is shown above strategic bombardment groups to swing into action but the lib erators on the Fiume raid were hampered by clouds in assessing the damage They were accom panied by lightnings Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST One of the few Japs taken alive is marched to the Tarawa beach by 2 marines 4 IOWANS DIE AT R R CROSSINGS 3 Farmers Victims in Crash Near LostNation Nation Iowa grade crossing accident claimed the lives of 3 Wyoming Iowa farmers when their car was struck by the Mil waukee railroads westbound Hia watha streamliner late Tuesday afternoon The dead Charles Riches 30 Raymond Denniston 44 mana ger of the Wyoming Shipping as sociation Henry M Hansen 34 Dr Fred M Morgan Clinton county coroner said Riches was the owner and driver ot the car He quoted eye witnesses as saying the car approached the crossing j from the north stopped and then started up again just as the train reached the crossing The car was demolished and wreckage was dragged 250 feet by the train Riches and Denniston were tak ing Hanson lo Delmar where he was to catch the castbound Hia watha to Chicago Denniston is survived by his wife and 3 children Hansen is survived by his wife and 2 step children Riches who was not i married lived with his mother Tried to Burn House Down to Make InLaws Move Is Arrested Los Angeles Laverne Mark 40 tried to burn his house down to make his inlaws move and Wednesday he faced arson charges When he came home from work Thanksgiving day Mark said he found his wiles mother and father had moved in and that he was expected to sleep on a couch Mark wanted to set fires all over the house he said but he ran out of matches after firing 3 window curtains Damage was small JAPS DRIVEN FROM CHANGTEH Planes Help Chinese Troops Retake City By SPENCER MOOSA Chungking iJPl American Chinese planes providing bril liant air cover helped Chinese troops drive the Japanese from Changteh the gateway to Chang sha and the nations vital rice MO region Generalissimo KaiSheks headquarters bowl Chiang announced Wednesday night Jap anese forces had entered the city Monday The Chinese also claimed the recapture of Tehshan on the high way between Changteh a nil Changsha in Hunan province and wiped out most of the Japanese troops in 2 nearby villages Two Chinese columns bypass ing Changteh with the evident in tention of surrounding the invad ing forces around the city mean while converged en the highway town of Uiili little more than20 miles north tiC Criangteh Amajor portion the Japanese troops there was withdrawn General Yu ChengWan latest Chinese hero of the Asiatic war personally directed the bloody fighting which cleared Changtelrs streets of the enemy by 8 oclock Wednesday morning Earlier the Chinese high com mand disclosed that the city was still firmly in Chinese hands indicating a general improvement in the fighting in northern Hunan province BEEF TO BE CUT 1 TO 3 RATION POINTSAPOUND Many Reductions Are Made in Processed Food Charge by OPA Washington be able to get more beef for yoi ration points and grapefruit juice canned sauerkraut a 11 el readytoserve soups without an points begin ning Sunday This good news for housewives came from the office of price ad ministration Wednesday The new processed food chart shows the greatest number of point I reductions made at one time since the start ot ralionins There arc 15 Along with grapefruit juice other citrus juices were given a zero point rating Reduced in rationing value from 1 to 10 points were green and waxed beans soy beans all var ieties of canned dry beans in cluding pork and beans carrots spinach dry frozen beans and certain other frozen fruits and vegetables The entire list of rationed beef items from hamburger to porter house steak was cut 1 to 3 points a pound Three processed food items were raised in point value These are tomato soup and 2 tomato sauces sold individually and and with cheese in combina tion packages One new dried added to the list of rationed foods at a value of 4 points a pound Big 3 Parley Opened in Iran Claim Lisbon Reports IMason City Fair with little i MrsFrank Riches a widow change in temperature Wednes day night lowest temperature in Mason City 28 Thursday in creasing cloudiness and consid erably cooler in afternoon and night Friday fair and rattier cold windy Iowa Cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday colder and windy late Wednesday Thursday night and Minnesota Cloudy and colder Wednesday night with snow flurries north portion Cloudy Missouri Valley Varncs 17 year old Missouri Val ley high school student was killed Tuesday night in the collision of his car and a Chicago North Western freight train 6 miles west of here Conrad Filch 17 also of Missouri Valley driver of the car was not seriously hurt The 2 youths had been hunting ducks along the Missouri river and were returning home Fitch said Ihe autos headlights went out and he did not sec the train Thursday with snow flurries I r northeast portion Colder Tlmrs Tfixate except extreme north west por tion Moderately strong winds Wednesday afternoon and Wed nesday night IN MASON CITY to Be Launched Dec 7 Wilmington Cal navy frigate Burlington named ator the Iowa city of that name will GlobeGazette weather statistics launched Dec 7 at the Con j solidated Steel Corporations Yards here Mrs Max A Conrad wife of the mayor of Burlington will sponsor the vessel and the mayor will speak Former residents oC Burlington who now live in souili crn California are expected to at lend Ihe ceremonies Maximum Tuesday 50 Minimum Tuesday night 30 At 8 a m Wednesday SO YEAR AGO Maximum 22 Minimum fl Precipitation H POSED AS MAN FOR 2 YEARS Sioux City Police Investigate Woman Sioux City Wednes day morning continued to probe the past of a 22 year old woman who Harry Gibbons lieutenant of detectives asserted had posed lo the general public as a man for at least 2 years At the time of her arrest the woman booked as Almarine Vlach was attired in masculine attire and sporting a mannish haircut Thus far authorities said they have been unable to locate any feminine apparel in the wom ans wardrobe A shoe store manager said that for several months the woman had worked for the store as a dor She was known as Al and was hired by a former manager as a man From the landlady where Al lived here it was learned that a couple who represented them selves as Mr and Airs Al Vlach rented an apartment last August The landlady said she never knew the difference until the po lice arrived Also held is a 21 year old wom an taken at the same address where the Vlach woman made her home She is being questioned MRS CLARK SPEAKS Iowa City Mark W Clark wife of Lieutenant Gen eral Clark who commands the U S oth army told a club audience U S BOMBERS HIT NAZIS AGAIN Marks 3rd Straight Consecutive Day Raid London American heavy bombers in their 3rd assault in 3 days bombed western Germany again Wednesday while ma rauder mediums made the opera tion an American doubleheader by battering airfields in northern France The daylight attacks made it the 4th day of uninterrupted roundtheclock bombing of Ger many itself Monday it was Bremen Tuesday it was Solingcn in the Ruhr The daylight raids came in conjunction with both day and night attacks by RAF on Germany The heavy bombers were sup ported by United States anu RAF fighters and the mediums were escorted by RAF dominion and allied fighters Specific targets were not an noimccd immediately The new peak of intensity in the aerial warfare across the channel re flected Ihe Germans inability to break up daylight bombing with their new rocket guns or any other means It was the 2nd raid by the mediums in 3 clays Wednesdays attack topped off the allies best air offensive month with 21 major USAAF and RAF raids from Britain pouring down a record months bomb weight including 13000 long tons by the RAF on Germany alone In Novembers raids of record size the U S 8th airforcc cut Oc tobers average loss by twothirds 8 bombers a weakening German resistance Its lota November loss was 89 bomb ers Air Minister Sir Archibald Sin clair told the house of commons Wednesday that since the begin ning of the year the USAAF has lost 829 bombers over Europe compared with the RAFs loss of 2083 atnight and 106 by day From Berlin the bullseye of the aerial offensive came reports meanwhile which indicated that the nazis were taking advantage OPA said the new processed food adjustments follow an ex amination of the latest figures on consumer buying trends during November the final production figures for some commodities and hotter estimates for others and expected increases in civilian sup plies of some canned foods that will result in releases of stocks by the wsr food administration Reduction for canned anil bot tled vegetables include a cut for green or wax beans from 8 to 5 points for a number 2 can car rots from 8 to 5 points spinach from 19 to 12 and baked beans from14 Both butter and margcritie re main at their present point values 16 points and 6 points a pound respectively Numerous beef cuts are listed in the new table at or near the relatively low point values of last spring Porterhouse steak will cost 9 points a pound under the new schedule as against 12 at present top round 10 points as compared with 13 the 10inch rib roast 6 against 3 rump 5 against 8 Hamburger will cost 6 points a reduction of I point The schedule effects fairly sharp increases in point values for all types of cheese canned fish items American cheese and major is raised 2 points to 10 a pound while cream cheese is boosted 1 points to 8 points 3 pound Such types as Swiss minister and brie will cost 8 points up 2 from the Novem ber table With the exception of oysters all rationed canned fish is raised 4 points to a total of 10 a pound Oysters are dropped 1 point to 4 a pound Lard is reduced 1 point lo 2 points a pound Shortening and salad and cooking oils remain un changed at 5 points a pound The reductions in beef point values together willi hose made earlier for pork mean crease of approximately an 30 here Tuesday night that the of the temporary last spiritual awakening arising from j raid on the capital was Friday wartime sacrifices must be move everything worlh ned into thepostwar era while from the citv cent in the housewifes meat ra tions for December as compared with the November ration OPA said The agency estimated that re tail stores will have approximate ly 1300000000 pounds of meat for sale to civilians during De cember compared with about 1000000000 pounds originally es timated for November It was pointed out that while supplies of veal lamb and mutton also are expected to continue fair ly good during December the point value of these meats was cut sub stantially for November and few decreases are possible Ihis monlh Several of the choicer pork cuts retain the 2point reduction made 10 days ago Some adjustments are made however on other items supplies of which arc insufficient to warrant continuation of the 2 point reduction All hams and most bacon cuts are hiked one point retaining half of the earlier 2poin reduction Such cuts as pork knuckles which were carried down to a zero rat ing when the 2point cut was ov derecl appear on the December table at I point a pound FOR STATE GUARD Des Moines Iowa slate guard is to be equipped with 30 caliber army Springfield rifles ammunition and bayonets Lt Col Courtney P Young internal se curity officer for Iowa said Wed nesday He said the materials would be issued as rapidly as pos sible FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT WINSTON CHURCHILL Reds Lose Korosten but Go Otlier Front Lines London the massed might of his armored divisions at Gen Nikola Vatutins 1st Ukrainian army in the Kiev Field Marshal von Mannstein has captured the strategic rail junction of Korosten 50 north of Zhitomir on the Lenin gradOdessa railway Moscow ac knowledged Wednesday but de clared that elsewhere reel army forces had surged forward in their drive to rid Russia of the nazi invaders Although both Zhitomir and Korosten captured by the Rus sians in their advance west from Kiev arc now back in German hands red army forces were said to be still firmly astride the Len ingradOdessa line at Ovruch 25 miles north ot Korosten and are believed to be still holding the towns of Chcrnyakhov and Tur chinka on the railroad between Koioslcn and Zhitomir A only Russian communique that by order of the preme command our troops aban doned the town of Korosten and took up more advantageous po sitions for defense Fall ot the junction possession of which by the Russians seri ously affected German communi cations in the area came 11 days after Von Mannstein had stormed into Zhitomir Berlin had claimed the capture of Korosten Sunday Stificnecl German resistance nortiuvcst of Gomel meanwhile was shattered by red army troops under Gen Conslantine ftokos sovsky the Russians said Fifteen nnzi counterattacks were re ported hurled back in 21 hours and the Germans were said to have left 1500 dead on the bat tlefield as the Russians pressed forward Gcnnanhckl strong hold guarding the 17 mile wide Gomel escape gap was brought within easy range of Russian ar tilcry and soviet spearheads were reported hard on the heels of remnants of the Gomel garrison fleeing westward German losses were reported to be running into the thousands daily in the Berezina river valley as well as in the Pripct river area to the south Southwest of Kranencluig in twothirds of them we ASSERT CHIANG AND WIFE ALSO ARE IN TEHERAN Axis Broadcasts Show Sensation Created in Nazi Occupied Europe By United Press Dispatches received in Lisbon from the middle east Wednesday said President Roosevelt Prime Minister Churchill and Premier Josef Slaiirt have opened a mo mentous conference in Teheran Iran and that Generalissimo and Mme Chiang KaiShek also were in the Iranian capital The Lisbon Daily Oseculo pub lished a dispatch quoting thein terinformation agency of Ankara that the bir 3 leaders were meeting in Teheran where they had been joined by Laurence Steinhardt U S Ambassador to Turkey H gave no indication as to whether Chiang would participate American and other allied short wave radio transmitters in broad casts lo the world said the Chinese leader had conferred with Roose velt and Churchill in Cairo recent ly and suggested that he also would meet Stalin Axis broadcasts and copies ot German and neutral European newspapers reaching Lisbon in dicated that reports of the meet ing had created n sensation throughout the nazjoccupiect con tinent Both axis and neutral accounts agreed on the importance of the reported conference particularly in that Stalin was said to be par ticipating They indicated that Berlin had been taken by surprise German propaganda for months has ham mered at the idea that Stalin could not be brought into agree ment with his allies Radio Tokyo followed the line that Chiang had been included lo appease the Chinese for their nonparticipation in Ihe recent Moscow conference of foreign ministers Plan Mighty Blows to Strike Axis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Speculation that mighty new thrusts against the axis are in the making was stirred Wednesday by unofficial reports that President Roosevelt and Prime Minister GOP WINS IN KENTUCKY VOTE Carrier Beats Talbott for Representative Post Louisville Ky Republi cans expressed elation Wedncsj Churchill were speeding to a con day over the 12600vole victory Chester O Carrier Litchfield at torney scored Tuesday over 7 Dan Talbott Bardstown demo crat in winning the congressional seat from the 4th Kentucky dis trict Complete but unofficial returns from the 442 precincts in the dis trict gave Carrier 29834 votes to 17234 for Talbott The victory in the special elec tion gave Kentucky its 2nd re publican congressman Republicans said the triumph emphasized that the No 2 state general election in which Simeon S Willis Ashland attorney was swept into the governors office along with other republican can didates for state offices was not an isolated victory In Washington Chairman Har rison E Spunglcr of the republi can national committee said after hearing the Kentucky election returns that it becomes increas ingly evident that whatever the presidents intentions are respect in a 4lh term the republicans will sweep Ihe nation in SURVEY CAFE PRICES Des IMoincs E Walters DCS Moines district istrator reports Terence Premier Stalin Iran after meeting with General issimo Chiang KaiShek in Cairo The reports cmanathur from Lisbon and quickly given wide circulation climaxed a week of guessing by German propaganda agencies which have been hinting at the possibility of an imminent meeting of the allied leaders in Cairo or elsewhere in the middle cast The Lisbon report was circu lated by Reuters British news agency which said it was definitely in the Portuguese cap ita that the Cairo meeting al ready had taken place and that Roosevelt and Churchill had de parted for Iran A communictuc on the results of the Cairo conference will be issued later in the week Reuters The Reuters d i s i a I c h was broadcast to European countries in several languages Tuesday night by the office of war infor mation which said it had actrrt ivilh the authority of the office of censorship Elmer Davis OW1 chief de clared later in Washington that the OWI had broadcast the Reu ters dispatch because it already was all over Europe The Ger man news agency DNB and vir circu OWI customers lislriet OPA adminI tuafly everybody else has ci its thai a survey of rcPort and felt it should give its custoi the Dnieper bend the soviet bul letin said the Russians captured 5 villages including strongly fortified Bolshaya Makarinkha only 10 miles from the important railroad point of Znamcnka Other Russian drives were mak ing progress south from Chei kasy and in llic iNikopolKrivoi Rog sector More than 1000 Germans were reported slain in the Dnieper bend fighting There was no mention in Ihe Russian communique of opera tions in the Crimea or to Ihe west in the lower Ukraine Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy prices charsed by 2000 restaurj something said ants in the 64county district i At the same time however he sharply criticized Reuters for put ting out the story declaring that if there were a conference could assume from past cxperi not exceeding their April 4 to 10 prices and that there appears to be no need at present to freeze restaurant prices in the district GETS WOLF BOUNTY Polk City Lister has been paid a S5 bounty by Polk county for capturing a fullI grown wolf near here i ence that there would be some arrangement for a simultaneous release in all capitals involved1 If that were the case he added Rculcrs broke a release date if there were tin conference then the story would be an inven tion Either way il is equally rep rehensible The idea that a meeting be tween Roosevelt Churchill and Stalin was probable has gained tacit acceptance in recent weeks It was generally presumed that the 3 statesmen would deem it advantageous to get together lo place their personal stamp of ap proval upon the decisions taken at the Moscow conference and possibly to plan further steps to be taken against the axis Rumors that Chiang might join such a conference slipped into the ;