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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1943, Mason City, Iowa I 1 I I NORTH IOWAS DAI LY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSfAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHKJKS HOME EDITION ITTTTTTI MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 11943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE j 4 i PAlCB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS no SECTION NO 98 LAST BLOWS GIVEN TRAPPED NAZIS Japs Report New AirSea Battle in Solomons SURE OCCURRED OFF RENNELLISLE One Sided Story Claims 5 Warships Were Sank by Nipponese Forces BIT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Japanese radio was conjur ing up a onesided story Monday of a new airsea battle off the southern Solomon islands in which the Tokio navy minister Admiral Snigetaro Shimada said Japanese planessank two battleships and three cruisers and damaged an other battleship and cruiser There was no confirmation from any other source that such an encasement had taken place and the Japanese version which acknowledged the loss of ten Planes made no mention of any Japanese surfaces involved Shimada said the fight occurred last Friday arid Saturday west of Rennell island less than 100 miles south of Guadalcanal Backsfrom an inspection of far American outposts in the Pacific Navy Secretary Frank Knox predicted that within the next 30 days all prganized resist ance on Guadalcanal will disap pear He said too that there are darn good prospects of an air attack onTpkio Knoi twice under Japanese air attacks Jwith Admiral Chester VV Hiiiutz i and Admiral William F Halsey was on Guadalcanal dur a aban Idea of reinforcing their troops there General Mac Arthurs hrad Quarters announced continued sporadic fighting in the Mnbo sector of northeast New Guinea 5 southwest of Ihe enemys base at Salarnaua but it appeared that action was tapering off j after the repulse of several j enemy attacks vi Over the weekend allied air I men attacked shipping at Rabaul and an airdrome at Cape GIou j eester New Britain damaged an enemy merchantman off nearby Filelo island caused heavy dam i age at an airdrome at Koepana i Timor pounded the Wewak and imschhafen sectors of New j Guinea and attacked shipping 3 near Amboina in the Dutch East Indies and installations at Tanim J bar island in theArafura sea t Dispatches from the Burma front said British and Indian ground forces were thrusting gradually ahead against stronger j Japanese resistance than had j been expected The drive southward toward AFMCAPresident Roose K as he rfewBTJt S troops in Africa rlude betyeen conferehces with Prime Minister 31 r owar j the port ot Akyab was reported j being held up momentarily by Japanese forces clinging to two hills west of Rathedaung The J British and Indians hold a stra logic hill north of the town but j need to clear out the Japanese j positions before thrusting on to I ward the port Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Monday afternoon Monday night and i Tuesday forenoon Lowest tem perature in Mason City 2 IOWA Slowly rising temperatures Monday night and Tuesday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued coltfcast not quite so cold west portion Monday night slowly rising temperature Tuesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday is Minimum Stmday night 9 At 8 a m Monday 7 YEAR AGO Maximum is Minimum 14 Precip Tracc The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 25 Min Saturday night 16 At 8 a m Sunday 16 gnmy 150 inches Pracip 08 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 52 Minimum 17 FIND BODIES OF 19 IN WRECKAGE Huge Navy Seaplane Crashed in California UKIAH CaJ bodies of 19 persons including Reai Adm Robert H Englishcom mander of the Pacific fleet sub marine force were recovered Monday from the charred and twisted wreckage of a huge navy seaplane which crashed 11 days ago in a rocky canyon 20 miles southwest ofhere The plane on a flight from Honolulu to San Francisco had been missing since Jan 21 when t circled over San Francisco Bay unable to land because of a wind lashed rainstorm The wreckage was sighted late Satur day by a naval observation plane and ground parties reached the scene Sunday night All of the big transports oc cupants including nine high rank ing naval officers beside English were killed English 35 years old was aveteran submarine officer and won the Navy Cross as com mander of an undersea craft World wnrlHe was placed in command of submarine forces in the South Pacific last year Wreckage of the plane burned and splintered almost beyond rec ognition and scattered over a Wide area bore mute testimony of a crash of terrific impact The navy saidit struck a 2000Toot ridge about 150 feet from the summit Former Waterloo Girl Will Reign as Queen of Photographers Ball NEW YORK fP A former Waterloo Iowa girl Cindy Math ewson 21 will reign as queen of the press photographers ball in the WaldorfAstoria here Friday A committee of New York lens men picked Cindy from a large field on the basis of beauty poise vivaciousness personality and intelligence Born on a farm near Waterloo Cindy attended high school in Long Beach Cal and the Univer sity of Southern California at Los Angeles She taught in San Diego elementary schools before becom ing a mode for the Conovcr agency last September She stands five feet eight and onehalf inches tall has grey eyes red hair and weighs 116 pounds Proceeds of the ball at which many stage and screen stars will perform will go to the USO Buy War and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy S v Jeepare the driver Sgt Oran Lass of Kansas City and L to R in rear Maj Gen Ernest Har jnon Lt Clark and unidentified civilians Rickenbacker Predicts jerman Nation Will Collapse Late in 44 SANTA ANA Cal Mdie Rickenbacker predicted Sunday night that Germany vouJd collapse late in 1S44 In an address to air cadets Uckenbacker said he did not bc ieve the war could end he autumn of next year before Germany and Hitlerism will collapse about that time hcsaid Rickenbacker advocated direct aerial assault on Japan We cannot take back Japan sland by island he said It will e ypur privilege to carry bombs o the heart of the octopus therc sy eliminating the tentacles It is your job to kill You can show no pity no sympathy Otherwise you vill be killed Showdown on Wages in AntiInflation Program May Be Touched Off WASHINGTON emands by 450000 bituminous coal Tniners for a Sladay wage increase without regard for the war labor boards little steel wage formula may touch off a showdown controversy iiiis iveck on the wage section of the admin istrations antiinflation program President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers who at tacked the YVLBs wage formula last week along with other labor leaders meets the UMWs policy committee Tuesday to draft de mands for a new contract with soft coal operators The bitumi nous coal miners contract expires March 31 Anthracite contracts expire a month later SWARMS Oil BEES STOLEN ESCONIDIDO Cal URI Po lice are looking for a thief who stole a bee Not only did he steal Hunter Says Luftwaffe as Fighting Force to Be Ended This Year LONDON UP Bris Gen Frank D Hunter commander o the eighth U S army air force force this year ns he decorated J American airmen for gallantry in fighter sorties over occupiedEur ope The Hun fighter force started down in 1912 and in IDI3 it will all go down General Hunter said Ours is going up and up and up Nine awarded of the airmen air medals for were their heroism and two were presented 1Jt maoism ana nvo were prcsente a bee but he stole 30 swarms of jOak Clusters in lieu of the them together with their queens air medals To date the owner of them R B Foss seems to be the only person stung in the affair Buy War Savinjrs Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy WASHINGTON Ed win Harden 20 son of Air and Mrs Frank Bardcn was killed Sunday in a motor accident near Chattanooga Tcrni according lo word received here He was sta tioned at Fort Oglethorpc On A native of Lovilla Iowa he en listed in June 1940 CAPITAL WILL TALK TO CHIEFS Will Translate Into Action WintheWar Plans From Casablanca By DOUGLAS B CORNELL WASHINGTON JP Back from the most spectacular and hazardous trip ever undertaken by an American chief executive President Roosevelt set out Mon day to translate into action the wmthewar plans evolved at his epic Noith African meeting with Winston Churchill Mr Roosevelt returned to the capital Sunday night the last lap of his journey by tram After conferences with Sec lctaves Hull Stimson and Knox War Production Chairman Donald M Nelson and other topflight ad visors he is expected to take the steps necessary on the diplomatic military and home fronts to put into effect the commitments made at Casablanca It was just seven days after the Casablanca conference ended that the president re turned to the white house Twentytwo days have elapsed since he left here and became Ihe first president ever to fly in a plane to cross the sea or set foot on foreign soil while the nation was at war In the interim he and Church ill with the assistance of their highest army and navy leaders a war strate conditionalsurrender from the axis The two united nations leaders announced their agreement on objectives and on the need for renter help for the Russians and Complete Page of Photos on F R Churchill Parley A full pajre of pictures of he historic conference held by Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt in Casa blanca is printed on the back Chinese But it apparent they had told only part of their story and that as a presidential secre tary put it subsequent chapters undoubtedly would unfold Still to be solved was the po htical problem in North Africa Oen Charles De Gaulle firht uae French leader and Gen Henry Giraud commanding French forces in North Africa were at Casablanca and while apparently they made headway toward effecting a military and economic liaison they a n nohnccd no agreement on what nolitical elements shall domi nate in Ihe French African col onies A problem linked with politics also confronted Mr Roosevelt here at home It arose from the senate scrap over the presidents nomination of Edward 7 Flynn former democratic national chair man to be minister to Australia rlynn himself may have solved the problem Sunday night by an nouncing he was asking the presi dent to withdraw the nomination in the interests of national unity Whether Mr Roosevelt will ac cept this solution remains to be seen Congressional leaders were ex pected to receive an early sum mons from the president to tnlk over a number of other legisla tive matters including the prick ly tax issue Furthermore indications have developed in the past week that Economic Director James F rnes would hand over io the chief executive the task of de termining how vital materials are to be split up among synthetic rubber factories high octane gas oline plants and escort vessels President Roosevelt made the first and final stages of his trip to Casablanca by train Most of the Journey however was by air The route he took going over was not disclosed On the way home he swung far to the south After recrossing the Atlantic he conferred at Natal Brazil with President Gctulio Vargas on he submarine menace and on the guarantee of future safety of both he Americas From Natal Mr Roosevelt moved lo Trinidad hen lo Miami where a special rain waited to rush him to the capital GERMAN RADIO Ed Flynns Nomination m F R R RACK INIs Withdrawn PRAISES ARMY ll III III UflUn 111 WASHINGTON Ar Till 1 Roosevelt told Edward J Fivnn I I L TljL IIL Jl II Roosevelt told Edward J Fiynii Monday he was complying re luctantly with a request to with draw Flynns nomination to be United States minister to Aus tralia Dear Ed the president wrote a note dated Monday Re luctantly I am complying ivith your request and have withdrawn your nomination from Ihe senate I wish you would come to see me today or tomorrow As ever yours v FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT Flynn whose nomination had strired up a bitter controversy on capitol hill announced Sun day nipht he was asking Mr Roosevelt to withdraw the nom ination and thus avoid a political scrap onthe senate floor The president received this let ter from Flynn Monday morning I am requesting you to with draw my nomination as minister to Australia from the senate I am inclosing herewith a statement which I have issued which sets forth fully my reason for asking you to take I cant let this opportunity pass without telling you 4iow thrilled Iam arid the whole country is at youibrave and successful trip to Africa It is a source of great com fort to all lovers of freedom throughout the whole world that you have returned safely The withdrawal action tame in the face of mounting senate opposition threatening confirma tion of the former national democratic chairman The withdrawal message itself was at the bottom of a long list of nominations transmitted to the senate It merely said Withdrawal Edward J Flynn binary aria miniif tiary of the United States of America to Australia at the re quest of Mr Flynu Senator Bridges R N H who led the republican attack on the nominee said Flynns announce ment was a victory for integrity in government and decency in American diplomacy The reason for the withdrawal is obvious Bridges said in a statement The senate would have refused to confirm Mr Flynns nomination by a decisive ity Flynns decision to retire nude in the face of defections by several senate democrats who announced they would join republicans in opposing him represents the first major setback for the administra tion in the new congress Speculation on other possibili ties for the post immediately cen tered on Joseph C Grew former ambassador to Japan With he republicans aimost solidly against the confirmation of Flynn and new dealers as sol idly for him the burden of de cision would have fallen largely lo a dozen or so veteran demo crats who have chafed in times past at the administrations leg islative demands Although office holders gener ally arc reluctant to oppose the appointment of a mnn who lias served as national chairman of their partythree ators Georgia Van Aruys of Indiana and Gillette of Iowa voted against Flynn when the for eign relations committee approved the nomination by a 13 to 10 vole They later were joined in opposi tion by four Byrd of Virginia McKcllnr of Tennessee Wheeler ot Montana and McCarran of Nevada the lat ters position being disclosed by a pair J i Polls of the senate indicated that Flynns nomination would j have been rejected by several votes German Armored Column Stopped After Drive Through Paid Pass By JAMES SI LONG Press Editor The Russians delivering their last death blows Monday to the halffrozen desper ate remnant orthe mighty army which Hitter sacrificed at Staliu rad Relentless attacks added anotlier 900 or more dead and others cap tured to the toll which the Rus sians placed officially at 240 000 killed and 46000 taken prisoner in the bloodiest trap of the war And in their own broadcasts from the Berlin radio which 1 as t fall triumphantly pro claimed Stalingrad captured the Germans sounded a requiem of praise to the heroes of Stal insrad the army of the dead V On the North African front a German armored column com posed of units which won fame in Poland and France was checked after a six mile drive through Faid pass and on toward Sidi Bouzid 75 miles west of Sfax but the thrust was regarded as primarily defensive Allied observers said it was in tended apparently to help hold a coastal corridor for Marshal Rom mels withdrawal and to break into allied preparations for a sus tained showdown offensive The British eighth army mean while announced the occupation of Zuaia 65 miles west of Tripoli and pushed steadily westward in contact with Rommejls rear guard In Russia and Africa the cost of defeats was heavy upon German Rumanian and Italian com manders The Russians announced the caplurc at Stalingrad of Field Marshal Fredrich Faulus com mander in chief of the sixth German arms who was raised in rank from colonel general only Sunday by Hitler Himself f Along with this first captured German field marshal of the war the Russians announced taking prisoner 13 other German generals and two Rumanian generals Rome broadcasts reported meanwhile that Marshal Ugo Cavaliero Mussolinis undersec retary of war and chief of the Italian general staff had resigned at his own request and would be succeeded by Gen Vittorio Ambrosio The resignation came as Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys forces pushed past the Tripoli tanian border into Tunisia and the last shred of Italys African empire was gone The German high command acknowledged that its sixth army under Field M a r s h a I Paulus had been overwhelmed after more than two months of heroic defense agaimt superior forecs It said other Germans still held on in the northern part ot Stalingrad but held out little hope for them On the Tunisian fronl the docks at Bizerte and the Fort of Gabcs were battered anew Sun day in daylight attacks from the west and a communique said 19 axis Planes were de stroyed with a loss of five allied aircraft An Italian submarine was sunk in tlie western Mediterranean by the Canadian Corvette Port Ar ED1VARD 1 FLYXX he debated radio reported that the eighth Hvmy had crossed the frontier ou the coastal roact beyond the town An earlier British announce ment of patrol penetration inter Tunisia apparently referred to operations 30 lo 40 miles inland Dispatches from the western Tunisian batllcfront said the ficicest fighting of the campaign developed as allied reinforcements hailed the Germans after their thrust through French defenses at Faid pass some 60 miles inland from the port of Sfax A French communique said the allied forces destroyed a consid erable number of tanks of the force believed to include units of the veteran 10th panzer division American fighters and bomb ers helping nail down the at tack were said to have left at least 13 German tanks and a number of trucks ablaze in the pass Allied airmen striking from the cast continued to batter axis air ;