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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa SAVE AM I Am Ammunition For War Dont Waste or Throw Me Away C 0 M I DEPART WENT OF HIGTCSV AND ARCHIVES IA VOL I Associated Press and United Press fun Leased wirei Five Cents a Copy Znamenka Hub R Lines Taken by Reds MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER It RUSSIANS HALT GERMAN DRIVE WEST OF KIEV Battle of Dnieper Bend Is Being Fought in Heavy Snowstorm London reel army has captured Znamenka hub of system of railroads linking the Dnieper river bend with the area south of Kiev Premier Marshal Josef Stalin announced Friday in a special order of the day The soviet column that smashed into the town was one of several driving through crumbling nazi defenses in the Dnieper bend and fanning out from the Kremcnchug bridrehead The capture of the heavily for tified German bastion cut the last of 4 rail lines centering in that town and brought the weight of the Russian Dnieper bend offen sive directly against Kumograd the next stronghold in the path of red army forces threatening to outfHink Krivoi Rog Stalins order of the day said Znamenka had fallen after 3 days fierce fighting and termed the town a powerful strong point in the German defenses in the Ki rovograd direction The loss of Znatnenku to soviet forces striking out across the snoivy Ukraine left the whole of Ihe German position west of the lower Dnieper in dire threat The Russians declared the great Gorman counterattack west of Kiev in the Zhitomir and Koros ten bulge has been checked after 3 days in which 350 German tanks and 5000 enemy troops were de stroyed The German communi que Mnvcver asserted thai the nazis gained further ground in spite o enemy resistance The German war bulletin said behSwasbeJns snowstohh arid that the Russians were throwing as many as 6 di vision and a tank brigade per haps 90000 men at single narrow sectors The communique Irom radio Berlin said that a few dents were sealed off and that major Russian attacks were warded off The Germans said they stormed an important Height in the Cri mea near Kerch and were in creasing pressure on the Russian beach head northeast of the port city Although insisting that a companion beach head south of Kerch had been earlier in the week broadcasts Friday said that Rumanian mer cenaries still were mopping up and that they captured more pris oners Field Marshal Fritz von Mann steins combined tank infantry and air onslaught acainst Rus sian positions northeast of Cher nyakhov in the Kiev bulge was checked Thursday a Russian communique announced Brillian defensive tactics by Gen Nikolai Ukrainian army Vatutins thwarted first von Mannsteins attempt to crack the soviet lines west of Kiev Moscow said and the Germans recoiled before soviet artillery fire which knocked out 75 more enemy tanks for a total of 350 in the past 4 days More than 5000 German dead were reported counted in the same period as the nazi marshal threw new massed of men and tanks into the fighting The successful soviet stand was disclosed after Vatutin had fallen back for the past 2 days to new defense lines The persistent Ger man attacks apparently have failed to tie up any considerable forces or divert the red army high command from launch ing offensives elsewhere accord ing to Henry Press war correspondent Other reports from the Russia front said the Germans were rushing tank and infantry re serves o the Ukraine from Ger many the Netherlands Poland and even Italy in a supreme effort to relieve pressure on the axis lilies in While Russia and the Dnieper bend a Moscow dispatch from C Cassidy Associated Pope Will Broadcast Appeal forreace On The ItaloStriss Frontier UR Pope Pius XJI will broadcast a peace plea to the world on Christ mas eve an official Vatican an nouncement said Friday Boy 13 Bitten by Deadly Coral Snake Red Bank V J authorities said Friday the chance of recovery for 13 year old Fred Wege bitten in school by a dead ly coral snake was 100 per cent better than it had been before injection of a second dose of se rum at midnight Daily Cheer Average Must Exceed PREVIOUSLY REPORTED s Mason City Kiwanfe Club Homr Room Mft Monroe Junior Joyce Kilmer Club Anonymous Please Duane Macflrecor Seaman Janet and BOD Sam Ralirs Department F T A XEW TOTM7 IWANiS CLUB of Mason City has always been a generous sup porter of the C h r i s t m a s Cheer Fund but its contribution listed above based on a freewill offer ing taken at T h u r s d a ys weekly m e e t ing is the larg amount ever given in one year by a service club Another much appreciated ele ment of support for the Christ masGheer in the list of donors printed above Reference is to the schools of our rooms and P T A organizations Without help from this direction the fund could not have succeeded in the past and that doubtless will be true this year Reports are beginning lo filter in of group solicitation efforts in a number of industrial plants stores and distributing establish ments In this way modest gifts by the individual total up to a sizable amount when added to a number of other like modest gifts With 12 giving days left ad ditions to the total must aver age a little more than S100 a day if the 81500 goal is to be reached on Dec 24 That vale of giving has not yet been achieved In the administration of the fund this year special attention is going to be given to the fam ilies of service men who might otherwise be forgotten If vou know such a family please get in touch with the Social Welfare League Tel 161 There wont be a better time than RIGHT NOW lo address YOUR contribution to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Mailed Wrong Letter to Wife Divorce Los Angeles UR Lesler V Snider made just one mistake but Friday hat his j ALLIES GAIN IN FIERCE BATTLE ON MOUNTAINS Giant Hole Ripped in Nazi Defense Line 78 Miles From Rome By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters Algiers of the 8lh army have smashed forward on m 8 mile front after forcing ii new crossing of the Moro river near Italys Adriatic shore and Ameri cans in the Upper GariglJano sec tor have captured another ridge Monte Samucro in the battle of the clouds allied headquarters announced Friday The American engagement con sisted of bloody handtohand fighting with the Germans in mists which hugged the top of the 3000feet high mountain The Canadians were said to be firmly established in their Moro river bridgehead the 2nd such foothold that 8th army troops have sained across the stream In a 9 day battle the Americans with their British allies had now driven the Germans from the en tire mountain pass of Camino and Maggiorc in the Mignano vicinity thereby ripping a giant hole in the enemy line blocking the road to Rome 78 straightline miles dis tant Falling in the allied sweep was the last Germanheld village in the Mignano vicinity Rocca DEiiindro on the northwest slope of Mi Camino In as fierce an action as ever was fought by American troops the veterans of Lt Gen Mark W Clark crept up Samucro and fell upon the Germans in the clouds before they were aware of the Yankees presence Wiping out all opposition in STUB baltle withrrif iMsi1 knivesand grenades the Ameri cans installed themselves in the strategic hish position overlooking the strongly fortified villages of San Viltore and San Pietro These villages are only G and 7 miles respectively southeast ot Cassino and the wa3r was opened for a smash toward that strategic gateway to Rome now that the German hold on Mignano Pass has been broken The allies now firmly occupied the entire eastern and southern bank of the Garigliano river from Rocca DEvandro to its mouth a distance of 14 airline miles In their sweep forward the Americans also rolled into the vil lage of Massa La Vaile due south of Rocca DEvandro and captured important equipment which the Germans had been unable lo carry away including t S3 millimeter guns 5 75 millimeter guns ma chine guns trucks and many un used mines all in good condition The first phase of Gen Clarks in which supplies were carried to almost inaccessi ble mountin tops by mules anil planes thus was ended The Canadian attack along the Moro sector began at 4 p m Wednesday after a heavy air and artillery bombardment and was reported making good progress with armored support The Canadians were now lead in the 8th army in what apeavcd lo be the major Canadian effort of the campaign When Mrs Carol Snider re ceived a letter from her soldier husband addressed to Dear Sweetheart she began to won der she told the court And when she read the line As for my dont think you have to worry about her she ap plied for got it HIPOCKETS I 9PILLED ALPHABET SOUP Your newspaper boy is not re quired to carry a GlobeGazette to anyone who owes him more than 4tc itil i n sweethearts letter to his i iprmans r shmate SO cost him his wife VJCHIIdHS LMHTiaie Divisions of Troops Are in British Isles London transocean OJP The German agency said Friday that the United States and Britain have concentrate1 at least 50 in fantry tank and airborne divi he British isles for an invasion of western Europe this winter or spring Capt Ludwig Scrtorius trans oceans military correspondent predicted that the invasion from thewest would be launched si multaneously with a powerful Red army offensive from the cast and the intensification of allied pres sure against southeastern Europe He estimated that 20 Anglo American and 6 French divisions were available as reserves in North Africa for operations in Ifaly or in the Balkans in addi tion to sizable forces in the mid dlecast LONG IS APPOINTED Des Moines state tax commission announced appoint ment of Harold Long Oxford Junction as acting superintendent of the beer and cigaret revenue division succeeding Harlan Huyck Toledo who has entered the navy Buy War Savings Bonds and SUmps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy List OHare as Missing in Action Phoenix Ariz a v y Fighter Pilot Lt Cmdr Edward II Butch OHare dubbed by President Roosevelt as one of the greatest combat flyers in aviation history is missing in action The St Louis ace who won the congressional medal of honor for blasting 3 Jap bombers out of the shy loneiiandcd in the battle of the Coral sea was reported by the navy to have disappeared on a flight mission probably some where in the south Pacific Notification was received Thursday by his mother Mrs Sclma OHare of Phoenix Ariz and his wife he former Rita Wooster of St Louis who now lives in San Diego Cal OHare is the father of ababy girl The flyer then 28 established his combat record during an at tack by enemy bombers on a U carrier in February Associated Press Corres pondent Tom Yavbrough wrote OHare and another flyer were the only ones available when a 2nd wave of 9 e n e in y planes was reported approaching Most of the carriers fighters were pursuing the 1st wave of attack ers OHare and the other pilot took their planes aloft immedi ately They shot down 1 en emy plane OHavcs teammate was forced out of action tempor arily by minor gun trouble but OHare continued the attack alone against the heavily armored bombers His citation said that alone and shot down 5 of the bombers and seriously dam aged a 6th In all 18 of 20 at tucking bombers were downed that day When he received the decora tion President Roosevelt declared the v feat one of the most dar ing if not the most daring single action in the history of combat aviation Later OHare was assigned to a This Paper Consuls of Two HOME EDITION uiuu NO 54 souili Pacific naval air base It was assumed raining lie re turned recently to active combat but the navy did not elaborate on the mission on which he was re ported lost LT COMDR OHARE Famed combat flyer Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Considerable cloudi ness Friday night and Satur day lowest Friday night in Ma son City 20 somewhat warmei Saturday afternoon Iowa Partly cloudy Friday cloudy Friday night and Saturday light rain or snow extreme south portion Friday evening coldei in north portion Minnesota Partly cloudy Fridaj night and south portion Satur day Cloudy north portion Sat urday with light snow north west portion Saturday afternoon Colder south and cast portion Friday night warmer northwes portion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 30 Minimum Thursday night 23 At 8 a m Friday 95 YEAR AGO Maximum io Minimum 22 WOULD TAX PROFITS Washington Guy M Gillette DIowa has intro duced a bill S1584 to tax profits from the sale ot farm land ac quired between Nov 1 1943 and the 3rd year after the end of the F R Presents Scroll to Malta for Courage in Withstanding Bombings VALETTA PORT ON ISLAND OF MALTA President Signs Bill to Delay Father Draft ACTION FROM BILL UNCERTAIN McNutt Who Had Urged Veto May Resign Washington Roosevelt has approved the father draft bill designed to delay in duction of prewar fathers into the armed services The action was announced by the while house Friday The place at which the chief executive acted was not disclosed The president had been urjed by War Manpower Commissioner the lation The presidents approval raised a question os to whether McNutt would resign his position The legislation removes from McNutl authority over adminis tration ot the selective service system The authority vested in Ma jor General Lewis B Hcrshey the selective service director came under McNutts directives previ ously How extensively the act will delay the induction of prePcarl harbor fathers remains to be seen officials said Hershcy is reported to have told a closed meeting of the na tional association of manufactur ers in York City Thursday that about 1000000 proPearl Harbor fathers would have to be inducted by June 30 1914 in or der to meet present schedules The expressed intent of the present legislation is to prevent the induction of uuy of this group of fathers until all available physically fit silicic men and non fathers have been put into uni form The law provides however that the application of this prin ciple within the discretion of the selective service chief need not disrupt the orderly calling of men for service The bill was approved by the president despite McNvitts asscr seriously manpower program by dividing control of military and civilian recruitments Members of congress disagreed as to the practical effect of Ihe legislation but Senator Johnson n member of the con Terence drafting committee esti mated it would postpone the in duction of some farmers for 2 or 3 months The legislation sels up a na tional pool plan for selective service directing that fathers of children born before Sept 15 1942 be placed at the bottom of the draft list and that none of them be called so long as non are available for call any where in the nation An escape clause written into the bill at the request of selective service officials however pro vides that this induction plan shall not be allowed to affect the usual regular and orderly flow of the nations manpower into the armed forces Senator Wheeler au thor of a rejected bill to ban out right the drafting of fathers con tended this clause took the force out of the amendment and made it legally possible for selective service to continue to induct fathers Through its other main provi sions the measure 1 Withdraws supervisory pow ers over selective service granted to Manpower Chairman McNutt by an executive order of the presi dent on Dec 5 1942 and directs that full draft authority be placed in the hands of the director of se lective service 2 By Canceling occupational in ductions nullifies the work or lion that it would weaken the overalt Report Bulgaria on Verge of Quitting as Nazi Satellite By UNITED PRESS Bulgaria the chief axis satellite in the Balkans was reported on the verge of quitting the war Friday as beaten German armies began an apparently general retreat from their mountain defenses in Italy and fell back under RICHER PLEAD GUILTY Sentences Feb 5 for Income Tax Evasion Lapiner Mason City automobile dealer and Sam Richer an employe pleaded guilty before Unitec States District Judge Charles A Devyey Friday to 2 counts of an indictment charging income tax Russia Press and radio dispatches from Switzerland Sweden and axisdominated un confirmed thus Bul garia was about to sue for peace to avoid becoming a battlefield for Germany and the allied powers These reports said the govern menthad ordered generalmobil ization as a precaution arahist German reprisals and that Pre mier Dob ri Bojilov was trying o form a new cabinet The reported crackup followed a stormy secret session of the Bulgarian parliament Thursday in which the opposition ex coriated the government pro German policy and forced the re moval ot Foreign Minister Georgi Shishmanov Simultaneously a new Rus sian military delegation arrived in Sofia and Nazi Envov Herbert von Richthofen handed the Bul arian government a stern warn ing not to abandon the war One report said ihe situation apparently touched off by the AngloAmericanTurkish confer ence and subsequent indications that Turkey had decided to join the allies would reach a show down within the next 48 hours Balkan sources in Cairo said fighting already had flared up between German and Turkish troops alonj ian frontier the TurkoBulgar and that both sides had exchanged shots across the border 500000 Pounds of Argentine Butter Is Rejected by Army New York than 500 000 pounds of Argentine butter received here by the Commodity Credit Corporation has been found unsatisfactory for government use a CCC official said and is being sold for civilian use 1 R Rea chief of the CCCs fats and oils section said 195776 pounds already have been marked privately and that the rest of the shipment is expected to be of fered to civilian users soon The army navy lendleasc and other priority groups rejected the butler the official stated because it graded only 89 score and was unsalted and therefore difficult to keep or reship overseas Ait official grading report char acterized it as having a barnyard flavor order of the manpower com mission which designated certain occupations as nondeferrable and directed that workers in those oc them tavern and race track inducted without regard to family depend encies 3 Orders a review of army navy and marine corps physical and mental standards by a 5mem ber medical commission to be ap pointed by the president to de termine if they can be lowered to admit some men now deferred from service 4 Requires occupational defer ments such as those of socalled essential workers in war plants to be reviewed by draft appeal boards in the registrants arc than by appeal boards in their place of residence areas where the employed father jvasion At the request of the district attorneys office the court de ferred sentence until Feb 5 As sistant District Attorney Cloid I Level explained that the govern ment wants more time to check up on Lapiners tola lax liability Level added that 2 other counts of the indictment will be dis missed Lapiner was charged with filing false tax returns for the years from 1937 to J940 inclusive Lapi ner and Richer were charged with concealing Lapitiers true income from government officials by keeping a false set oC books Count 1 charged that Lapiners tax in should have been 5227611 bill that his return showed a net loss of 5300197 for the year Count 2 charged that Lapiners tax for 1938 should have been but that his turn showed a net loss for the year of L P Sanborn head of the U S revenue agents office in Alason City when contacted said that he was not at liberty to comment on any specific When asked concerning the penalties which may be imposed on Mich cases in general he explained Ihal both civil and criminal charges are in volved If the amount of income lax paid is insufficient because of negligence or intentional disre gard of rules and regulations without intent to defraud the penalty is 5 per cent of the total amount ot deficiency in tax he MAKES TRIP IN BIG TRANSPORT TO FAMED ISLE Says U S Allies to Stand Staunchly to Make Peace Worthwhile Valletta Malta iP Traveling by plane President Roosevelt visited this bombmarked British Mediterranean base on Wednes day presented its people an il uminated scroll on behalf of the American people and declared the Jnited States would stand staunchly with the British empire md other allies after the war to make it a victory worthwhile Enroute from the series epic in which lie and Prime Minister Churchill engaged in the middle east the president iirrivcd in a huge C54 Douglas 4engine troop transport with an escort of 20 lightning and spitfire fighters The scroll which eventually will be rast in bronze and placed in Vallettas main square saluted Malta and its defenders for val orous service far above and be joml the call of duty during the dark period while axis aircraft kept the island under a virtual constant alert The presidents plane touched on the worlds most bombed air drome at a m Wednesday after appearing over the island out of a brilliant blue cloud flecked sky Roosevelt was accompanied by General Dwignl D Eisenhower Admiral William D Leahy the presidents chief ot staff Harry Hopkins Lt Gen Call A Spaatz commander of the northwest Afri can air forces Rear Admiral Boss T Mclntire the presidents per sonalphysician Major tiger and Maj Gen Walter B Smith Eisenhowers chief of staff The unprecedented visit fol lowed one by Prime Minister Churchill who had called at Malta cnroute to the Cairo conferences The London Daily Herald Thursday reported strong feei ng in London that President Roosevelt might visit there be ore American troops leave these shores and participate in a final roundup ot plans for the invasion of Europe from the west A guard of honor including an RAF unit 50 British marines 50 Koyal Navy men and 100 United States and Maltese troops lined up on the airfield with a royal artillery band to welcome Sir Roosevelt first president of the United States ever to visit the island First to greet the president was Field Marshal Lord Gort com manderinchicf u Malta Others presented to the presi dent on the field were Monsignor Michcle Gonzi Bishop of Goo representing the Archbishop who is ill Chief Justice Sir George Borg Vice Admiral Louis Henry Keppel Hamilton flag officer in charge Gen Reginold Oxley gen eral officer commanding and Air Vice Marshal Sir Kenneth Rodney Park air officer commanding My boy has told me about you the president said in a chat with Bishop but he failed to say which one of his boys With Lord Gort the president stepped into a jeep named It any part of the deficiency is due to fraud with intent to evade lax the penalty is 50 per cent of the total deficiency he contin ued In addition Mr Sanborn said a case in which a taxpayer willfully attempts in any manner to evade or defeat the tax is made a fel ony punishable by a fine of not more than 510000 or imprison ment for not more lhan 5 years or both A willful understatement in a sworn return may also be punished as criminal perjury Mustering Out Pay Bill Wins Approval Washincton to give all members of the armed services musteringout pay rang ing from S200 to was recom mended unanimously Friday by the senate military affairs com mittee The sliding scale of pay ments would give higher discharge pay to veterans who served over seas than to those who remained in the United Stales The plan was inserted by the committee in a bill by Senator Barkley which would have provided a flal payment to all honorably discharged service men Husky which belongs to Vice Marshal Park and Air is one of 3 presented to Gort by Gen Eisenhower when vaded Sicily was in As Ihe jeep came to a stop in front of the guard of honor the band struck up The Star Spangled Banner The president took the salute and the stars and stripes broke out on the mast be himself to Field hind Hie Addressing Marshal Gort the troops and tha people of Malta President Roose velt said Nearly a year ago the prime minister and I were at Casablanca shortly after the landings by Brit ish and American troops in North Africa and at that time I lokt the prime minister some day we would once more control the whole of the Mediterranean and that Ihcn I would go to Malta For many months I have wanted on behalf of the American people to pay some little tribute to this island and to nil the peo ple both civil and military who during 3 years have contributed so much to democracy not just here but all over the civilized world So at last I have been able to come At last lhave been able to see something of this historic land and I wish I could stay but I have many things to do 1 may tell you though that during these past 3 weeks the prime minister and I feel we to have struck strong blows for the future of the human race and M in this simple I am liking Ihe opportunity to do what all the i ;