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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 8, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OCMITMCNT or HISTORY ANfj ARCHIVES OES HOINCS IA MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHftORS HOME EDITION TTTTTTl Associated and Unltrt Press Full Leued Wires Five Cents a Copyi MASON CITS IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 8 1944 Paper Consist of Two One IRTINQUOTA F WAR BONDS jKnutMB Makes Plea 1 for Purchases Before I Campaign Ends Feb 15 eiTO Gordo county is just prt of SO per cent of its quota J the 4th war loan drive Chair in Clarence A Knutson Clear ke v reported Tuesday Total s he said are 5197187575 quota is will be seenbythe report lie of the farmers in the town ps have not responded as they Juld the chairman stated We surethat they want to do part and we believe that will go to their banks this and do it Surely no township will let boys down at a time of this Remember this is our war of us have the rightto stand p and expect somebody else do ourpart for iis he drive ends Feb 15 Mr nutson pointed but urging that e jobbe done immediately ilThe report by townships towns rid cities was as follows Reds Capture Nikopol and Cut Down Trapped Germans NO UK London IF The red army liquidated the German bridge head at Nikopol driving the Ger mans from their last i stronghold east of the Dnieper river and has captured the of Nikopol itself I on the right bank of the river Moscow announced Tuesday night In 2 orders of the day Marshal Stalin said the Russian army in the Dnieper bend had defeated 7 German infantry divisions to clear a bridgehead 72 miles wide and 21 miles deep and then gene on to seize Nikopol important managnese center across the Dnieper The mines of the Nikopol area produce most of the manganese a steelhardening element that has been used by the German war machineHence the defenders of the area have fought bitterly to retain their hold CUT DOWN GERMANS CAUGHT IN TRAP Mas con The situation Township ant jincoln JSme Creek ear Lake Ijason prtland nion Itount Vernon ath wen rimes peasant Valley enesep F longherty Township Total Towns ck Falls kwel entura lymouth horntph laledale TownTotal Lake fason City Amount 5 3360625 1691875 1003750 371250 2994900 3437700 1547500 952500 2329375 1761250 2573730 1413100 855000 910000 S 27333200 Amount S 69375 2906925 103937S 20625 ahon purchases 258750 880000 S 7426850 15448325 116379200 confronting 15 German divisions trapped in the Dnieper bend grew steadily more desperate Tuesday as the red army cut down thou sands of the axis troops and nar rowed the circles of death arounri the enemy forces at Nikopol and Cherkasy As the bewildered fascists fell back before the soviet onslaught other troops of Gen Rodion Y Malinovskys 3rd Ukrainian army came to crips with the remnants of 5 fasttlrinr divisions effec tively trapped in the Dnieper marshlands outside the city One hundred miles north of Ni kopol the 1st and 2nd Ukrainian armies under Gens Nikolai Va tutin and Ivan S Konev reduced the naziheld Cherkasy pocket to approximately 40 square miles by capturing 5fortitied towns wiilnn its outer fringe The Russians planted their artillery within shelling range of German air fields which heretofore had of fered the sole means of escape to survivors of the 100000 troops originally penned in this Russian death trap On the northern end of the 1200 mile long front troops of GenV M M Popovs second Baltic army captured 80 settlements nortli and northwest of Novosokolniki a Russian communique said and posed an immediate threat to the Germanheld PskovWarsawtrunk railway One sovietforce pushed down U S GALLS ON FINNS TO QUIT Hull Advises Finland Make Peace With Reds Washington T h e United Stales renewed its warnings to that it must make peace with the soviet union and Britain or face the consequences Secretary of State Cordell Hull told a press conference Tuesday The warning had previously been reported from Stockholm to have been sent within the past 2 weeks It was in answer to ques tions about the Stockholm dis patches that Hull made his state ment The American government he said has recently taken occasion to say to the Finnish government that the responsibility for the Consequences of Finlands collab oration with Germany and con tinuance in a state of war with a number of our allies including the soviet union and the British commonwealth of nations must NAVY REVEALS 2 SUBMARINES BELIEVED LOST Presumed to Have Been Operating in Pacific Waters Against Japs Nazi Plane Kills 26 in U S Hospital Washington Loss of American submarines the Cisco and the S44 was announced by the navy With Allied Invasion Forces South of Rome Feb 7 German airplane divebombed an I American evacuation hospital on this beachhead Monday killing 26 and wounding 43 persons in cluding a number of army nurses The dead included 2 women nurses 4 doctors 4 wounded doughboys who just had been 2 carried in from the front and 16 ilistcd men attached to the hos tal unit The 43 wounded included Waves of Nazi Airplanes Attack Allies Below Rome be born solely government by the Finnish Irs Roosevelt May lake Caribbean Trip IfVashinrton Franklin pbsevelt said Tuesday that she considering a trip to the Car Jbean area to visit army and lvybases REDS WARN HOUR OF RETRIBUTION IS NEAR Stockholm United States formally has advised Fin land to make peace with Russia reliable sources said Tuesday as radio Moscow warned that the hour of retribution was near for Adolf Hitlers northern part ner the grad to capture Cholovo 22 miles north of the rail junction of Ba tetskaya and Pelkbvo 18 miles northeast of Luga strategic base on the LeningradPskov railway the Russian war bulletin said Reports that Finland was re surveying the possibilities of a separate peace coincided with Moscow dispatches emphasizing hat the 2 100plane red air force aids on Helsinki Sunday night ind early Monday were only a oretaste of what awaited Fin and Some Russian reports im plied that the Soviets no longer vould consider a separate peace with Finland Three more air alarms were sounded in Helsinki between noon and 11 p m Monday but no developed However Hel sinki dispatchestold of long jue les refugeesT formingat sta ions for trains to the cduntry and saidthe evacuation of all chil dren under 6 was expected to be ordered Tuesday fomber Sinks German jb in South Atlantic EkVashincton on to lack despite being struck by ivy antiaircraft fire a United ftes navy consolidated Catalina iber sank a German submarine he south Atlantic some months the navy reported Tuesday I Survivors of the Uboats crew were picked up by Ithe U S S Siren a converter acting as patrol vessel un Ider command of Lt Commdr ICharles K Post 47 Bayport Long Y The survivors had been adrift for 16 days in life rafts efore they were located SOLDIER VOTE SENT TO HOUSE Washington senate I sent the soldiervote controversy Iback to the house Tuesday after administration succeeded in lattaching its federal ballot to the house approved rights bill for service a 46 to 40 division Final action on the house bill then taken without ii record vote If the house declines to accept Ithe revised measure the issue will to a conference committee of senate and house members in an feffort to draft a compromise ac cptablc to both branches of con gress Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Snow Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler Wednes day Lowest temperature Tues day in MasonCity 25 Partly cloudy to cloudy and slightly colder Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and not much change in tempera ture ffinnesota Occasional light snow Tuesday night becoming fair Wednesday Colder Tuesday night and continued cold Wed nesday Wind 15 to 20 miles per hour diminishing Tuesday night IN MASON CITY SlobeGazeUe weather statistics SINK 34 JAP COASTALBARGES Aussies Within 16 Miles of Yanks on Peninsula Advanced Allied Headquarters New Guinea planes sank 34 Japanese barges and 1 coastal vessel and left 4 ships in flamesat Wewak and Hansa bay on New Guineas northern coast it was announced Tuesday as Australian troops on the Huon peninsula drove to within 16 air miles of a junction with American forces A communique disclosed the new attacks against enemy New Guinea supply lines as an army spokesman reported that the Japa nese apparently had evacuated the Cape Gloucester arta of Ken Britain Fighterescorted Mitchell and Boston bombers raided Wewak and Hansa bay Sunday in the 2nt consecutive day of the offensive against the 2 bases 300 miles apart More than 30 barges were de stroyed and a 2000 ton freighter 2 small cargo vessels arid a cor vet were set afire at Wewak and 4 enemy planes were shot down A coastal vessel and 4 barges were sunk by the raiders at Hansa bay One allied plane was lost to antiaircraft fire One enemy plan was shot down Down the coast Australian ground forces were driving toward a junction with American forces which would trap any Japanese troops still holding out in the sec tion the army spokesman said The Australians have advanced to Lepsius point near the Japanese barge depot of Gali and were meeting little resistance in their push toward American positions in the Saidor area 55 miles south east of the Japanese base at Jila dang The submersibles both presum ably were operating in Pacific wa ters where American submarines have been taking a heavy toll of Japanese shipping Their losses bring to 19 the number of American undersea craft lost since the war started Against those losses our submar ines have sunk probably sunk or damaged 572 Japanese vessels including warships The navy gave no details in announcing the loss of the IS year old S44 and the big new Cisco was commissioned last May Commander James W Coe Richmond Ind skipper of the Cisco was listed as missing action The Cisco was one the newest type American submar ines She had a displacement of 1525 tons and carried a crew of approximately 65 men U Com Frencis E Brown skippered the old S41 which had a displacement of only 830 tons She carried a crew of about 45 men Brown listedas missing in action had given his official ad dress asReno Nev His wife now livesat Lone Beach Cal Loss of submarines brings to 141 the number of Unitec States naval vessels lost since the beginning of the war Georgie Porgie Is Flyer Doesnt Like Name Any More Council Bluffs Porgie is an army air corps trainee now and he doesnt want to be known as Georgie Porgie any more That was the substance of a Maximum Monday 31 Minimum Monday night 20 At 8 a m Tuesday 29 Snow Trace AGO Maximum 32 Minimum 3 6 Italian Ships in Spanish Ports Released London out of 7 Italian ships in metropolitan Spanish ports have been released and 3 have sailed it was announced of ficially Tuesday The release of the 6 ships which had been in Spanish ports occurred after the Duke of Alba Spanish ambassador to London returned to Madrid a week ago The action was re garded here as an indication that BritishAmerican pressure on Spain for strict neutrality was bringing results suit filed in district court here Tuesday by Alfred Francis Sav age 19 who wants to enjoin the Georgie Porgie company of Coun cil Bluffs from using his picture taken when he was about 5 on the boxes of cereal and other products marketed by the com pany Use of the picture which shows Savage as a smiling little boy decked out gaily in cowboy clothes is embarrassing and humiliating and becomes more so as time goes and he becomes older and more mature the peti tion asserted The suit was brought for the son by his father Richnrd D Savage Council former president or the Georgie Porgie company The picture is regis tered in Washington as the com pany trade mark and as a child Georgie Porgie toured the country making public appear ances and singing on radio pro grams Defendants in the suit are Ru dolph F Alexina and Richard Willey who have operated the company since 1940 The peti tion which alleges they do not have permission to use the pic turej charges its use is a viola tion of the right of privacy Eno of Sheffield Is Named Vice President of Experiment Station Ames Black Ames Tuesday held the office of presi dent of the Iowa agricultural ex periment station succeeding Mil ford Beeghley Pierson Black waselected at the groups annual meeting here Monday one of the agricultural meetings held on the Iowa State campus during farm and home week William Eno Sheffield was elected vice president and Joe Robinson Ames reelected secre tarytreasurer REED SEEKING RENOMINATION ReElection Candidate to Commerce Position Des W Reed o Crescp Tuesday tha he js republi can ticket for renormnation as Iowa State Commerce commis sioner He is now serving his firs term as cpmmisisoneiv having served as chairman during the past 2 years Pieed was born in Cresco whicl has always been his home A law yer by profession he has served a city attorney of Cresco county at torney of Howard county state senator from the HowardWinne shiek senatorial district judge o the district court 13th judicial dis trict and was elected commcrci commissioner in 1940 He is married and has 3 chil dren June now living in Chicago Henry in the army and Richard in the navy Willkie Tentatively Plans Des Moines Visit Salt Lake City Wendell Willkie republican candidate for president has made tentative plans to visit Des Moines but the date is uncertain Clem Jones his press representativesaid Monday as the Willkie party stopped here on a tour of the north west CARL REED ReElection n ozen women nurses 1 of whom lay be dying Two others were i grave condition The German dive bomber which yewilnesses said came as low as 00 feet dropped 8 small person el bombs which sent shrapneh hislling through the hospital cnts including 2 receiving tents evacuation tent 2 ward tents 1 ray tent and 1 operating tent in several operations were nder way at the time The shrapnel also perforated a umber of tents where women uises who had been on night uty were sleeping Three ambulances also were hit y shrapnel In Washington the war depart nent said the nurses were the irst to lose their lives through di ed enemy action in this war There apparently was not the emotest reason to doubt that it vas a deliberate attack Antipersonnel bombs landed at he very edge of the Red Cross surmounting the hospital which s 45 meet square with bars B feet Hickenlooper Candidate for Nomination to U S Senate Des Monies B B Hickenlooper announced Tuesday that he would be a candidate for the republican nomination for United States senator at the June 5 primaries Now in his first term as governor he seeks the post which Guy M Gillette of Cherokee democrat has held since1936 Gillette has said he would not seek reelec tion but members of his party hope to persuade him to run again Hickenlooper 47 is the first veteran of World war I to be come governor of Iowa He was lieutenant governor 4 years and state representative from Linn county 4 years His home is at Cedar Rapids In a statement announcing his candidacy the governor said I am nominated and elected it is my purpose to take to Wash ington the independent vision and determination of Iowa to work for the reestablishment of effi cient sound and progressive gov ernment out of the chaos confu sion and fumbling disorder of na tional internal administration that now engulfs us Outlining issues which he said would be amplified and dis cussed during the campaign rs 6 feet Hickenlooper continued GOV B HICKENLOOPER for Senate NO STATE TAX ON REA GOOPS State Supreme Court Hands Down Ruling Des Monies state su preme court ruled Tuesday that rural electric cooperatives can not be taxed by the state because they are nonprofit corporations The opinion was unanimous The court held that such coop eratives qualified for an exemp tion from provided in Iowa statutes for corporations not organized or operated for profit The court also held that that exemption was not repealed by implication by an act of the 1941 legislature That act provided that REA cooperatives should be ex empt from stale taxes during 1341 and 1942 and that after Jan 1 organizations The courts ruling placed the cooperatives in the group or or ganizations exempt from state levies llm There was not a single major nilitary objective within a mile adius or the hospital There also yeie 3 other all equally ilainly marked with Red Crosses up against the will continue to give every support in my power to our armed forces for the complete de struction of the axis powers and ust and full punishment for the axis outlaws of civilization if the attack making it service men and women mpossible to mistake the be brought home to a free or any other but hospital system and be rees One of the planes came in in respectable indepen ow across the whole jobs at the earliest possible nea said Cpl JcfC Young 24 consistent with complete fi Dayton Ohio who had just victory and national safety sut of his tent as the planes must meet our obligations to n That pilot knew what he disabled ioing all he seemed to country must lake a lead at the Red Cross I dived for part in bringing about strong foxhole and just made international agree Lt Col Howard Patterson among the nations ol the surgeon was performing a to outlaw and prevent ag operation when the bombs arid preparation there So one was injured in the r tingtent but was We a permanent riddled He finished the for agriculture free from will assure reliable Only antipersonnel bombs fair market prices for pro dropped There was some and conservation of our soil whether the planes did any a minimum of governmental ing Some said they did said they didnt The noise of antiaircraft guns made it hard to tell When the attack was over labor and management have each given splendid coop eration in the war effort and the entire surviving personnel of the hospital went into action Nurses worked with courageous cooperative spirit should be used to good effect in Washington which won the praise of small businessman and be restored to his rightful You couldnt get me to go as the economic cornerstone now said Lt Gladys Joyce our cities and communities Duluth Minn as a weary alarming centralization of of nurses stood around a power in federal gov tent at dusk Of course musj be stopped anc knew what they were by bureaucratic edict The governor said Iowa has iazis been in better shape finan Bombed Red Cross and administratively Hickenlooper was in the army 21 months and served overseas London IP Berlin radio the field artillery in the clared Tuesday that 6 World war He was gradu planes bombed and from Iowa State college in gunned the 900ton Swedish and from the State Univer Cross ship Wjril in a harbor of Iowa college of law in the Aegean island of Chios A highlight of his admin day killing a Dr Nielson as governor was the 12 Red Cross representative parley on war food produc members of the Swedish and farm machinery prob here last March KILLED BY Hickenlooper was the for Ottumwa UR Ensign Verna Bensch of Lansing Peterson 23 son ol Mrs children are Jane 14 and Peterson Seattle Wash 10 killed when lie struck by an airplane propellor public relations officers of the War Savings Bonds ant tumwa naval air station from your GlobeGazette nounced boy Nettuno Beachhead Sure Be Hit by Savage By WILLIAM FRYE Washington The Nettuno beachhead in Italy is sure to hit by a savage and powerful German counterattack military servers here said Tuesday but it probably will weather the storm Probably that is they tr sized not certainly There is certain amount of uneasiness to have been between play about the situation although their luck and striking ou yet no evidence of as soon as they rollcc Such an attitude naturally raises the question Why or discounting luck and establishing a firm base before the troops who achieved a real effort to advance surprise and brilliant success luck probably would not their landings thrust quickly been good enough Observ the interior slashing here said Were up against communications and German outfits in Italy the heights why are they now else would have pullec the position of merely quick as soon as we came ing their beachhead against there but those boys dont pected worth a damn Instead they The answers from a chance to hit us hard anc quarters reach into the do it campaign in Italy but can is indication that the a fairly well pinned down to one word operating with 1 i m i t e c Anzio and Nettuno provide in Italy do not count port facilities worthy the name a sufficiently valuable prize the supply is by barge and assume the risk of heavy cas ing boat literally across the beaches a complicated job at best and particularly so when to get it they will move 35 fast as careful preparation will weather is bad as it has but leave the bold slroke part of the commanders of larger forces The decision for the allies at greater objectives GLIDER BOMB WARNING GIVEN Nazi Weapon Potent Threat to Shipping By DON WHITEHEAD Naples the great in asion of the European continen egins one of the big responsi ilitiesof the allied airforces wil e to prevent any concentrate ise by the Germans of rocket iropelled glider bombs There Is no breach of sccatit nvolyed in siying that this new arsenal weapon of the nails is a threat against shipping he Germans know it and the allies know it An invasion fleet at anchor is ike a flock of sitting ducks unless ir cover can intercept the con rol plane from which the giidcrs re directed by radio Antiaircraft fire is only partly iffective against the small winged irojectiles because they sweep down on their targets swiftly and are difficult to hit As a matter if fact it is usually only a lucky hit when one is stopped by ack ack fire The Germans used glider bombs against the invasion fleet at Sa erno and again at Anzio during he 5th armys behindthelines hrust Censorship prevented dis closure of the full effectiveness of his weapon until Winston Churchill announced its use at Salerno Again at Anzio corres pondents the landing forces were forbidden to say the Ger mans were using rocket bombs against shipping A directive said no mention was to be made of he glider projectiles Since then however these re strictions have been lifted From descriptions pieced to tether by several eyewitnesses it s learned the bomb is about 20 to 30 feel long with tail fins act ing as a stabilizer and rudder It has a wingread of some 15 feet and in flight it looks like a small plane Apparently it is armorpiercing At Salerno one of them that hit a ship penetrated thick steel deckplates and exploded in the crafts interior The bomb is attached to the belly of a twinengined Heinkel bomber which is equipped as a control plane When still some distance from the target the bomber planes pilot releases the glider and drops the flaps on his own planes to slow his own speed until the bomb shoots ahead into the pilots vision From the time of its release the glider apparently is controlled visually and directed by radio The glider can make a sharp turn to swoop in on its target from the side if necessary Except when the control plane is in trouble from fighter attack or ackack or the glider is hit by shrapnel the bomb appeared to observers to be under ex cellent control at all times This does not mean the rocket bombs always score a hit They dont Many of them fall harm lessly into the sea either because the pilot loses control at the last minute or because they overshoot the target Whether the enemy can muster a large fleet of rocketbomb gliders for use against an inva sion is not known but it is logi cal to the allied air forces must go on the assumption the Germans can concen trate large numbers against in invasion armada And the air forces must be prepared to pro tect shipping Jrom this type of attack MAJOR BATTLE NEAR AS HEAVY GUNS THUNDER Grim Fighting Goes on in Cassino Nazis Hold 34ths of Town Allied Headquarters Alfieri of German planes truck in heavy attack Monday at he allied invasion beachhead be ow Rome headquarters an nounced Tuesday and thunder ous artillery shelling continued in Jrelude to an impending maior battlc One nazi divebomber hit an American evacuation hospital tilling 26 and wounding 43 per ons including U S nurses front dispatches said The hospital was Jlainly marked and lay a mile from any military target The dead included 2 nurses 4 doctors 4 wounded soldiers and 16 enlisted men of the hospital unit Nineteen German planes were shot down American and British troops further consolidated their Dosi lions in the bridgehead and the Germans strengthened their force thrown around the invasion area Patrols were active but there were ho major land attacks by either side headquarters added Grim fighting continued in the streets of Cassino to the east and the mountains around the town Despite fierce attacks by Ameri cans who have nearly surrounded the town the nazis still held threequarters it and had kept open a coridor to their rear lines Doughboy units have pushed within 100 yards of the summit of Mount Cassino west of the town the Algiers radio said The BencSictirie monastery rises on the crest lot thhffl hundred Germans jeen captured by U S in the Cassino area The Germans Ihreustrong re ays of bombcarrying Feckt iVulfs over the Rome area beaeb irad and American in tercepted them Some dropped heir bombs on allied troops but most of the formations were broken up before reaching their objectives Headquarters disclosed the Ger mans had used damethrowers anks and other weapons in their last major effort against the Operations of Allies Are Not Complete Success Washington on the allied UR Operations beachhead below Some are not going according to the book a high British military authority conceded in an inter view Monday night But he British officer who works closely with the combined AngloAmerican chiefs of staff cautioned against criticizing the Nettuno invasion He predicted that a day or 2 of two weather might change the entire picture It would be unduly pessimis ic to reach the conclusion that we will be thrown back into the sea he said If the invasion is not a complete success at present I think such pessimistic statements are not justified at the present time I dont thinkUt will be done But the invasion operation has not gone according to the book He pointed out that the invasion was started during favorable weather conditions but that weather started working against our troops after a day or so If good vcat her had continued I have no doubt that our would have reduced the value of the enemys 2 supply lines he said beachhead an attack Saturday night west of Cisterna Twentylour Germanplanes and 2 gliders were shot down dur ing the dny in all Italian opera tions against loss of 5 allied ships Heavy artillery barrages con tinued in the Cassino area but field reports said the intensity of street fighting in the town itself slackened Monday with troops of both sides wearied by battle The Americans made new gains on Ml Cassino fighting up its northern slopes against numerous German pillboxes and machine gun nests The Germans resisted fiercely because the hill domi nates Cassino and their corridor to it There was no indication here as to whether the Germans were using the famous monastery there as part of their defenses Elsewhere on the 5th army front there was active patrolling and nazi attack on Ml Ornito was beaten off Two German patrol rajds on Orsogna on the 8th trmy sector were repulsed Allied pa ;