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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1944, Mason City, Iowa SAVE AM PAPER I Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Away COMP ocrARTucNT or KISTOMV AND AUCHIVtS OCt THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10VANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION fnTTTTl VOL L Press and United Press Full Leased Wire Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 8 1944 NO M FORECASTS JET PLANES TO BE ALLIED AID De Seversky Says Craft May Even Be Used for Invasion of Europe By STEVEN WILLIAMS New York aircraft with terrific speed and efficiency at great alti tudes will be a highly im portant tactical weapon against the axis and may even be used in the ex pected invasion of Europe from the west Major Alexander P De Seversky p r e j dieted S a t u r De Seversky war isover jet propulsion of air craft may be very much in use by the allies the noted aeronautical engineer designer and air warfare strategist said in an interview in which he explained the principle which sends craft streaking through space without propellers above the atmosphere De Seversky discussed jet pro pulsion when asked to comment on the announcement Thursday by the U S army air forces and the RAF that BritishAmerican engi I neering laboratories had turned vbut a new plane capable of enor speeds at high altitudes I without standard propellers De Seversky who said that in 1934 he urged the United States to adopt jetpropelled torpedoes which the nazis are now using declared however that for the present the jet propulsion prin ciple which he estimated might double the speed of ordinary planes would not be employed 16 any great extent for long sus tained hying He said he believed it would lie used in the near future prin cipally for home defense aircraft and as interceptors for short ranee flying because of its high fuel consumption he added we may be I able jtheyogleet engines heavier cloads speed in get ting away from attackers In addition he said this type of engine might be put into the new giant B29 bomber for long rangesattacks on Japan itself It also might be used on aircraft carriers for faster takeoffs of more heavilyladen planes which could catapult themselves into he air SET bombing record for the U S army air forces has been set by the flying fortress Knockout Dropper which has completed 50 operational flights over enemyheld Europe and has dropped its bomb load on each flight The fortress and the crew that manned it on the 50th flight are pictured above The pilot Lt Malcolm Brown left of North Carolina is shaking hands with the copilot Capt George T Mackili Oth ers are left to right Lt Hillard Alloway Wisconsin Lt J M Robinson Long Beach Cal Sgt Veryl Cress Los Angeles Sgt Malcolm Wright Bogata Tex Sgt Ralph J Cirillo Jamestown N Y Sergeant Boling Charlotte N Car Sgt John Kanecko Pitts burgh Sgt Calvin Boggs Seattle Sgt George Howell New York 5S Russians Take Kirovograd Dnieper Bend Rail Center 9 Killed When Flying Fort 7 GARS OF N W DERAILED Falls Near Sioux City Base Sioux City members ot a flying fortress crew were killed at 11 p m Friday night when their ship crashed one mile west of the Sioux City army air base the commanding officer at LUDWIGSHAFEN BOMBED AGAIN Death Blow Delivered Swedish Sources Report base announced Saturday A tenth member of the crew hose name was not immediate announced was critically in ured The commanding officer said ne of the ships 4 engines went ut of commission just after the ortress had taken off The plane 00 to 300 feet up dropped into nearby field the officer said The fortress was taking off London Britains wooden Inosquito bombers raidingGerg many the 7th consecutive Seek Divorce From Singer Dick Powell Hollywood Joan BIondellDick Povyell marriage which seemed to be a Hollywood fixture now is headed for a di vorce court ending says the blond film actress The matter of a divorce is final Miss Blondell declared Imgoing to file against Dick as soon as he returnsfrom the cast about Jan 21 and after I have talked the matter over with him The marriage of Miss Blondell and Powell in 193C was one of the highlights in movie weddings that season The Powells have 2 I children Ellen 5 and Norman 10Normanwas Miss Blondclls son by husband Pho tographer George Barnes but he was later adopted by Powell U S SUBS SINK 10 JAP SHIPS Washington UR American i submarines have sunk 10 mon i Japanese merchant ships to fur ther aggravate the enemys diffi cult problem of supplying and re l informing its threatened o u t e i i bases the navy announced Satur day Anight Kit targets in the reich Friday night without loss in the wake of a strong American daylight attack which Swedish re ports said gave the chemical city of Ludwigshafen a death blow Stockholms Morgon Tidningen declared the force of hundreds of flying fortresses and liberators which drove deep into southwest Germany Friday bombed the I G Farben poison gas works at Lud vigshafen and that the city now ooks completely flattened out Quoting private reports the iaper said blockbusters and in endiaries were dropped setting giant fires which turned the tow nto a sea of Stockholm reports also said th win city of Mannheim was itruck A joint BritishAmerican com munique released Saturday failed o identify the Neithe did the British designate where heir mosquitos hit Friday nigh I One U S pilot described the daylight formations as the larg st number of American planes have ever seen on one mission The German high commanc confirming Swedish reports tha Ludwigshafen and Mannheir were the targets for the America heavy bomber smash acknowl edged that heavy damage lia been done the twin industrial ci ties It claimed that 231 America and British 4engined bomber were shot down over reich terrt tory during the first week of th new year Meanwhile indications that th allies were attacking norther France lor the 17th time in days came in a Vichy broadcas report of morning raids in tha area In Fridays largescale Amer can operation 42 German fighter were shot down Twelve bombe and 7 fighters were lost Buy War Savings Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGazet carrier boy n training flight The dead as announced bythe 2nd Lt J Robertson Beaumont Tex 2nd Lt Archie Davidson Jr Birmingham Ala 2nd Lt Warne H Riker Pat rson N J 2nd Lt Bertrand J Sheridan ieattle Wash Staff Sgt William W Staley Baltimore Md Allan C Savage Alden No One Hurt in Rail Mishap Near Bertram Cedar Rapids broken rail caused 7 cars of the North Westerns Chicagobound An geles Challenger to jump the track 8 miles east of Cedar Rapids ncai Bertram about a m Satur day None of the more than 500 pas sengers and crew on the train was injuredaccording to Yardmasler Harry Tealien None of theude OF CASSINO IS HIT BY YANKEES San Vittore Captured After Ferce House toHouse Battles Allied Headquarters Algiers American troops massed around captured San Vit tore Saturday forming a spearhead which stormed at the outer de fenses of Cassino 70 straightline miles from Rome The fall of the fiercely de fended little mountain village of San Vittore alongside the Via Casr ilina was disclosed Friday by As sociated Press Correspondent Don Whitehead His dispatch from the front said that San Vittore had been seized Thursday after a vio lent 40hour battle from house to house The village is 6 miles from Cassino The capture was confirmed Sat urday in the headquarters com munique which said that the fifth army had advanced all along a 0mile front in the jagged hills both sides of the road Even before the official nn lounccmcnt o the taking of San Vittore the Americans had smashed on in the direction of Cassino and were fighting in the streets of Giusto a tiny village more than half a mile to the north Allied units in the fifth army south of tile Rome road matched his advance by driving through minefields and past pillboxes to reach Mr Porch ia n 900foot leight 2 miles southwest of San Vittore This peak controls the road all the way to Cassino which itself now is within easy range of allied big guns bvit reports from the front said that the Germans had built a gigantic defense ring around the important junction fortifying every house in every Marsion Pasquantonio Y Pfc ron Mountain Mich Pfc Ralph L Gober Ventura Cal Pfc Wilford C Mlady Sioux alls S Dak NAZI BLOCKADE RUNNER SUNK Brazilian U S Planes Score Atlantic Victory Rio de Janeiro Brazil Brazilian government news serv ice Agencia Nacional announced from Recife Saturday that com bined units of the Brazilian and United States air fleets sank a German surface blockade runner in the south Atlantic recently The news agency quoting Capt C E Blaine chief of staff of the United States south Atlantic fleet at Re cife said patrols located the ship which was carrying war supplies to Gelmany from Japan after an intensive search by units of both the Brazilian and United States fleets and units railed carso vLer tu r n roads system was credited with averting a dis aster The sjstem operates on the North Westerns doubletrack line at all times automatically slow ing trains to 17 miles an hour whenever something is wrong ahead The train ordinarily travels about 70 miles an hour past the wreck scene crew members said But the automatic control had slowed its speed as it rounded a curve and crossed a trestle about a quarter ot a mile cast of Ber tram The engine a Pullman and a chaircar were safely across the spot where the break occurred The next 7 cars left the tracks and listed heavily but remained upright The train came to a halt with the last 4 chair cars upright on the tracks behind the break About 300 of the passengers were taken to Clinton in the Pull man and first chair car The oth ers were returned to Cedar Hapids and rerouted to Chicago over the Milwaukee tracks at a m A North Western official said trains would continue to be re routed over the Milwaukee road between Tama and Chicago until the derailed cars are removed anc the North Western track is ready for use again He said it was possible sched ules might be resumed by Satur day night Officials at the scene said cole weather undoubtedly caused the rail break It was on the insidl rail If it had been on the outsidi rail nothing could have prcventcc the cars from overturning for tin accident happened on a higl grade village and farm community along the way On the northern end of the fifth armys 18mile offensive front al lied forces pushed on from cap tured 3500foot Alt Maio and climbed 500 feet higher through deep snow and captured a nearby 40007foot peak south of Vitleuso lis d riverformed rm of a pincers aimed at Cas Mrs Hoover Former lowan Dies Suddenly in New York New York Herbert Hoover Americas first lady from 1929 to 1933 is dead With former President Hoover at her side she died unexpectedly at their Waldorf Towers apart ment Friday night shortly after she was stricken with an acute heart attack at 6 oclock Mrs Hoover who was 68 had just returned from a concert and appeared in good health Then the stroke came just as her hus band was telling her goodbye pre paratory to leaving for a dinner Her personal physician Dr Ralph H Boots was summoned immediately but Mrs Hoover was dead in a few minutes Notification of her death was sent immediately to her 2 sons Allan Hoover a California ranch er and Herbert Hoover Jr a radio engineer Since leaving the white house he Hoovers had lived at their home in Palo Alto Cal and for the past Several years also had maintained the apartment here Ray Lyman Wilbur chan cellor emeritus of Stanford uni versity and one ot the Hoover familys closest friends tribute to Mrs Hoover as a typi cal American woman was a great success as a mother a wife a friend as the presiding lady of the white house and as an executive of the Girl Scouts said Dr Wilbur The educator said he had known the former Lou Henry daughter of Charles D Henry a Waterloo Iowa banker since she was a high school girl and she has never changed except to increase her capacities in all fields Both she and her husband were born and reared in Iowa but their first meeting and courtship were on the Stanford campus in Cali fornia She studied geology and he studied engineering and after their marriage they tramped the globe living in Tientsin Manda UyrTokyoSt Petejslnuric and Slast Occurs at Home Decupled by Mosleys BOARD ORGANIZES Worth county board of supervisors held its an nual organization meeting at the courthouse this week Lewis J Thompson of Northwood was re elected chairman this being his second year in that office Jay Cady of Kensett supervisor for the 2nd district was the only new member Warrens Name Put Up for Presidency Sacramento iP Gov Earl Warren Saturday acceded to a re quest of California republican or ganization leaders that he his name to be used as a republi can candidate for president at th state primary election in May 2 Caught in Theater After Kidnaping Spree New 2day kidnap ing spree of 2 Norfolk Va ban dits ended Saturday in a mid i town movie Cheater as a youthful roatinee audience cheered a gang ster picture Detectives captured the pair and marched them up the aisles with their hands in the air after they luwl been captured at an point Detectives Identified them as DarM KrJth 24 and John R Hint 43 Norfolk They said the 2 admitted they Were the men who kidnaped a young woman consular employe and an airport limousine driver at the Washington D C airport Friday and abducted a Brooklyn taxidriver here early Saturday They were trapped when police and detectives who were search ing the citys 5 boroughs found their black Buick presumably the machine they had taken from the Washington air port a parking lot near the Tivoli theater The early Saturday afternoon audience predominantly juvenile was being thrilled by the screen efforts of one of their favorite de tectives The Falcon who was appearing in The Falcon and the CoEds Detectives John Coleman and Harry Fitisimmons injected the reallife drama when they spot ted their subjects with the aid of a girl usher who flashed her light in the faces of the spectators until the shaft of the beam revealed the 2 men The detectives quietly look va cant scats on cither side of the pair Pointing their guns at the fu gitives the police said We are police officers Dont make a move or well let you have it Put your hands up in the ir Then they marched the prison ers down the theater aisle hands upraised to the delight the young audience The Brooklyn taxi driver Paul Caulford 37 told police he was pursued Friday night for a half mile by a sedan forced from his car and into the back ofthe sedan at the point of a gun They said he was taken through the Holland tunnel into Jersey and back to New York again on a mad of the bridge police said the cab bie was released and ordered to g away without looking back1 Thursday night the 2 men singing boogiewoogie songs an casually threatening death t their 2 Washington prisoners ha carried Miss Mercedes Platt 2 and Herman Corman 22 on a 25 mile ride from the Washingto airport to South Brooklyn wher they said they were going to see a sick friend There they release their captives terrorstricken bu unharmed after the 12 hour esca pade Miss Platt a receptionist in th United Stales embassy in Havan said she was enroute from Toron to after a 10day leave when sh climbed into Gormans taxi at tl round trip On the New York side I Washington airport PODR THROUGH GREAT GAPS IN GERMAN LINES Report Nazi Position in Russia Shaping Up for New Disasters BULLETIN London indus trial and rail center of the Dnieper Bend has been captured by the Russian army Marshal Joseph Stalin announced Saturday in an order of the day broadcast by Moscow and recorded by the Sov vict Monitor Troops of the second Ukrainian front having broken through strong enemy defenses as the re sult of a bold enveloping move ment have occupied the large in ustrial city of the Ukraine the ity of Kirovograd a most import is t enemy strongpoint Premier Stalins announcement said Three nazi tank divisions 1 mechanized division and 4 in antry divisions about 100000 men were routed during the 4 days of bitter fighting in the drive on the vital river bend stronghold n which soviet forces advanced rom 19 to 31 miles and widened he breach in the German lines to 75 miles the announcement said The city which has been the chief center of resistance in the Germans attempt to hold their Dnieper river bend line lies on the KremenchugOdcssa railway line and is the hub of transportation system within the bend Moscow of the first and second Ukrainian armies Mrs Hoovers Washington ca reer began when her husband be came food administrator under President Wilson Occupying a house next door to that of Mrs Woodrow Wilson she was a lead ing hostess during the 8 years her husband was secretary of com merce After leaving Washington she continued to busy herself with affairs of the Girl Scouts and at death was an honorary vicepres ident of the organization All her life she was an outdoor woman inheritance from her father with whom she used to take fre quent long walks in the country As a child in Waterloo it was recalled she would stand on the little step of the high wheeled bi cycles of those days and ride past her lathers bank A few years later she was one of Iowas first bicycle enthusiasts to become acquainted with the London Daily Mirror j newly developed low safety model MRS HERBERT HOOVER MERCURY DIPS TO U BELOW Rising Temperatures Forecast for State DCS Moines vising temperatures were forecast foi Iowa Saturday and Salurdaj night after the mercury droppec below the zero mark throughou most of the state Friday night and early Saturday Lowest temperature reporlec was 14 below at Mason City I was 13 below zero at Spence and 12bclowat Fort Dodge Saturday andiimis poured through great gaps in the German lines in swift advances North of Viticuso however the ermans recaptured Mt Raimo ut this bitter seesaw mountain arfare in central Italy had no mmediate relation to the fifth offensive in the Cassino ea now in its fourth day Across the peninsula the eighth engaged in strong patrol ac vity Saturdays communique aid while allied bombers pounded le airfield at Perugia in central aly blasted an aircraft factory t Maribor in northeastern Jugo avia struck at the railway yards t Fiume in northeastern Italy and ashed at shipping off the Jugo av const aid 2 sticks of dynamite exploded riday night at the entrance of the Oxfordshire inn where Sir Oswald VIosley prewar British fascist eader and his wife have been laying since released from prison n November The newspaper at ributed the act to resentment of he villagers over the presence of he Mosleys 3eath Toll 28 in BusTrain Accident Kingman Ariz death oil from the worst transportation accident in Arizonas history stood at 28 Saturday as investigators sought to determine why a jammed bus halted for an on coming train and then lurched into its path Twentysix of the dead were army air cadets re turning from night gunnery drill to Kingman air base The heavy diesel locomotive smashed into the center of the bus hurling bicycles and she pedalled many a mile along Black Hawk countys country lanes The family moved to Monterey Cal when she was in her teens because doctors had advised a change of climate for her mother Florence Weed Henry Her first meeting with Herbert Hoover occurred when she was a 20 year old Stanford freshman and he was a senior Their en gagement took place at the time of his graduation nnd their mar riage occurred Feb 10 1899 4 years later on bodies yards and wreckage for 100 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair with slowly ris ing temperature Saturday night lowest temperature in Mason City 4 below Sunday partly cloudy and warmer Iowa Mostly fair Saturday night and Sunday not quite so cold Saturday night warmer Sun day Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday Warmer Increasing winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 8 above Min Friday night 13 below At 8 a m Sat 13 below At a m Sat 14 below At 9 a m Sat 13 below At a m Sat 12 below At 2 p m Saturday 14 above YEAR AGO Maximum 17 Minimum 10 Precipitation 01 Snowfall 25 Not long after their marriage while they were living in Tient sin China Mrs Hoovefs early day Iowa cycling experience came in handy They were living in the foreign settlement which was one of the first targets the Boxer rebellion and she pedalled about the compound obtaining bandages for the wounded Mrs Hoover visited Iowa sev eral times after her husband be came president She accompanied him when he opened his cam paign for the presidency in 1928 at his birthplace in West Branch They also visited at Cedar Rapids In 1932 Mrs Hoover accompan ied her husband on a campaign trip to DCS Moines and in Sep tember 1933 Mr and Vrs Hoover again visited his West Branch birthplace tion of the state escaped the sub zero weather The minimum at Burlington and Davenport was 2 above Other subzero readings re ported to the weather bureau in cluded Sioux City and Charles City 9 Ames 8 Cedar Rapids 7 Des Moines 4 lowi City Lamoni and Council Bluffs 3 and Du buquc 2 Report Blizzcfids in Southwest By UNITED PRESS The tail end of a mild snow storm that crossed the nation lashed the southwest with record breaking fury Saturday as snow falls raging into blizzards dis rupted communications and slowed travel in Texas Arkansas and Oklahoma Temperautres dropped 25 de grees within 18 hours in the Texas Panhandle and the worst blizzard since 189B isolated Amarillo ex cept for telephone communication which wasslightly impaired and railroad travel which was uncer tain Several roads suspended op erations when drifts formed on the right of way Freezing tem peratures were reported as far south ns El Dorado Texns Thousands ot dollars in damage to livestock and properly were foreseen although it was believed the worst of the storm was over U S weather forecasters said snowfall would diminish to scat tered flurries At Little Rock Ark 7 inches of snow fell in 12 hours and the temperature dropped from 40 to 15 and at Oklahoma City Okla 8 inches of snow felL The U S weather bureau at Chicago said the extreme temper atures in the southwest resulted from a storm which has travelled the width of the country within the last 2 days and moved slowly south from the Dakotas The storm did not reach the intensity with which it struck the southwest un til it encountered slightly warm er weather causing heavy snow falls Rochester Minn had the low est reading of the day with 18 surrounded Kirovograd smashed to within 3 miles of the city in one place in the Dnieper Bend country as the red armys winter offensive continued on the up surge Advance units of the force which captured Klesow at the northern lip of the sreat drive were plung ing deeper into Rovno province eastern part of old Poland and reached a point within 12 miles of Sarny Farther south from encircled Kirovograd stronghold for the German forces in the Dnieper Bend some soviet forces lunged forward to within 18 miles of Dol inovka western railway junction which feeds Krivoi Rog Troops of Generals Nikolai K Vatutin and Ivan S Konev which have joined south of Kiev mean while were within striking dis tance of Kanev 64 miles southeast of the Ukrainian capital The German high command said in its Saturday communique that fierce fighting is raging in Kirovograd The British Broadcasting com pany in an announcement re corded by CBS said outer defenses already were un der shell fire with substantial nazi forces cut oft there Front line dispatches said that the fate of the German garrison cut off at Kirovograd was already decided They said the Germans were now baltlinff desperately to halt the westward drive toward No voukrainka junction on the next to last escape railway left open to large German forces in the Smela area between the Kirovograd and the Kiev offensives In the Kiev offensive the sov iet southwestward drive in which new soviet successes were re ported west and south of Berdi British Planes Destroy 2 German Submarines London of 2 German Uboats within the space of 8 hours by royal navy craft while on patrol northwest of the Azores some weeks ago was an nounced Saturday by the admir alty Both the underseas craft the announcement said fell victim to depth charge attack their final minutes being marked by break ing up noises and deep under water explosions audible to those aboard the British ships chev and along the Shepctovka railway was tightening a noose about Vinnitsa from 3 sides Vinnitsa Bug river garrison point for the OdessaWarsaw rail way junction of Zhmerinka lies 20 miles northeast of Zhmerinka and less than 50 miles from the Dniester river The Dniester forms the prewar Rumanian bor der ishing winds and light snowfall in the extreme cold zones were reported Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps GlobeGazette carrier 5 Killed When Bomber Crashes in Michigan Battle Creek Mich army men were killed and 2 were injured at a m Saturday when a marauder medium bomber plunged into a field and burned 2 miles south of the army air base at Kellogg field according to Capt David E Bales field pub lic relations officer The plane crashed a few moments after its crew was in radio contact with the air base reporting the left engine had failed and that they would attempt an emergency landing Capt Bales said ivcre re ported in front line dispatches to be creating panic along the rear of the nai Ukrainian forces with German communications re ported to have been reduced to congested bottlenecks The entire German position was described as shaping up as one of the most disastrous in Hitlers Russian campaign General Konevs men the cap tors of Kharkov began their of fensive Jan 5 the soviet commu nique said breaking through the German defenses on a broad front and sweeping up more than 320 localities Retreating under the blows of soviet troops the routed enemy formations are abandoning their military equipment and supplies said the communique A large number ot prisoners has been taken ;