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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVE DES WO I MES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PHZSS ANT UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIBES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 9 1943 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 79 REDS TAUNT NAZIS TO TELL TRUTH Name Burma Speaker of Iowa Representatives NOMINATED ON 1ST BALLOT AT G 0 P CAUCUS Knudson Wins Proposal That Nominating Talks Be Omitted at Session DES MOINES tive Henry W Burma Allison was nominated Saturday by the repub lican caucus for speaker of the Iowa house of representatives The nomination is equivalent to elec tion Burma whose record of service in the house is longer than any other representative won the nomination on the first official ballot after having led in a pre liminary nominating ballot He polled 52 of the 87 votes cast His election to the speakershin at the opening of the lown legis lature Monday is assured since the republicans hold a majority of 98 to 10 over the democrats in the house Earl C Fishbaush Jr Shen andoih who had been expected to run Burma a close race polled 32 voles Others receiving votes were Harold F Nelson Sioux City6 William N Judd Clinton i A H Avery Spencer 2 and Albert Steinberg Ames I Fishbaugh promptly moved that the vote be made unanimous and it carried after Nelsons second Steinberg then was elected un animously republican house floor leader afterEislibaughland W H Fimmen Bloomfield had been nominated and withdrew Avery was nominated for speak er pro tern also uniminously A C Gustafson longtime chief clerk the house was nominated again for that post A roll call showed Eldon Walter of Beaman was the only republican house member absent but he arrived just after the vote on the spcakership Burmas nomination for the speakership while expected in most political circles came more quickly then many forecasters had predicted On a preliminary nominating ballot he polled 34 votes Other votes on the initial ballot were Fishbaugh 23 Steinberg 6 Nel son 7 Avery 7 Judd 7 Bert E Dodds of Danville 12 and one for Wilson the ballot failing to specify whether it was intended for A M Wilson of Albia or Mel vin Wilson of Lake City The only other action the caucus was selection of a patron age committee consisting of one representative from each district Those named were F A Latchaw Wilton Junction first district Harvey J Lono Clin ton second Arthur C Blatii New Hampton third S A Mar tin Centcrville fourth G fi IVhitehead Ferry fifth Mcl vin Wilson Lake City sixth J R Hall Slalvern seventh and F Bockwoldt Ida Grove eighth W It was a streamlined session throughout a trend that started when Herman HI Knudson of Ms son City urged that no nominating speeches be made for the candi dates His motion carried and the caucus wound up its business in less than an hour Usually it re quires two or three hours Burma has the experience of three sessions in the legislature behind him as he lakes over the job of guiding laws through the assembly He always has been an import ant behindthescenes lasvmakcr and headed the sifting committee in the last session The legislator born in But ler county Nov 7 1885 and has been in the real estate and loan business in Allison since 1938 The legislative directory lists him a farmer but he lives in Allison He owns and operates three farms in that vicinity Burma has a genial nature and is so well lilted amonff the law makers that he has been re ferred o as a lawmakers law maker He farmed from 1914 to 1916 and then operated a hardware store in Bristow for two years in partnership with his brother Ben jamin During the first World war he served 10 months overseas with the army and was in the Mouse and Alsace Lorraine sector He was a traveling man for two years after the war and served as f HENRY W BURMA Speaker sheriff of Butler county from 1923 to 1938 He has been a member of the house the last three sessions In 1924 he was married to Kath ryn McGinn The Burmas have two children Charles Heiry and Marjorie Anadel CHAD FORCES ADVANCE NORTH Defeat of Axis Army Is Becoming Rout LONDON Gen Jac ques Leclercs forces have occu pied Brach 350 miles southeast of Tripoli the fighting French an nounced Saturday Brig Gen Jacques Lecleres forcesmoving northward from Equatorial Africa towardthe Med iterranean coast announced in suc cessive communiques that they had taken first El Gatrun in the Muzurch region and then Brach 350 miles southeast of Tripoli Brach is 180 miles north of El Gatrun They indicated that other axis strongholds also were on the verge of capture A late communique from Leclercs headquarters in the Fezzan area of southern Libya said The defeat of the enemy in the southern Fezzan is becoming rout Our advanced elements have occupied Brach Other enemy out Bbsls arc encircled by our troops Operations continue The capture of Branch marked the closest approach of the fight ing French based at Lake Chad to a junction the British eighth army driving westward to ward Tripoli along the Mediter ranean coast Presumably General Leclercs forces have out several strong ad vance columns fanning towarc different axis objectives on the dest A caravan trail leads almost directly from Brach toward Trip oli PARACHUTES WACO Tex TO SAFETi Aviation CE Lift Penalty Restrictions to Increase Corn Plantings Crop Payments to Be Made Only if Farmers Meet War Crop Goals DES MOINES J Love and Iowa AAA chairman an nounced Saturday penalty re strictions for overplanting 1943 corn allotments have been lifted n an effort to boost feed produc ion to meet the heavy demands or increased livestock produc ion Although the lid has been kicked off on corn allotments crop payments will be paid only if farmers meet the war crop goals which will be set up for every Iowa farm Loveland pointed out Furthermore only farmers who meet the war crop goals 011 their farms will be eligible for 1943 corn loans Heres what theso policy changes mean to Iowa farmers in Lovelands opinion The department of agriculture is paying for balanced production this year The new regulations place emphasis on the growing of war crops on every Iowa farm They include Soybeans flax hemp potatoes 3 acres or dry beans canning peas canning tomatoes hay and pasture for livestock Care must be made in assign ing war crop goals for every farm These goals are now more important than ever Kvery farm er must plan to turn out just as much of each needed wartime commodity as he due consideration to his land labor machinery and marketing facili ties Farming as usual is out lor the duration farm plan intention sheets and work plans are the key to a balanced food production program Farmers working with their AAA community committeemcn must fill out these plans carefully They will be the farmers ivar production agreement with the govern ment representing his share of national war production goals The entire plan of balanced farm production in 1943 is n busi nesslike approach to the problem of helping every farmer in the nation produce his proper share oC crops and livestock needed in the war Loveland declared Were in a total war demanding allout production of the crops and livestock geared lo our war cict Jay A Norcm of Thor Iowa parachuted to safety Friday xyhen his basic training plane went into a spin Tiie airman suffered face lacerations but otherwise was un hurt RUHR AGAIN IS BLASTED BY RAF LONDON IP RAF bombers attacked industrial targets in Ger manys Ruhr valley Friday night for the fourth time this week it was announced officially Satur day Five British aircraft were i ported missing from the nights operations indicating an attack by perhaps top planes No official details were given immediately of the raids scope or specific tar gets however 3 RAIDS MADE ON BIZERTE BY FLYING FORTS Spaatz Named Head of New Allied Air Force in North African Front By WES GALLAGHER ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA United States air force has struck one of the heaviest blows of the war at Bizerte a vital axis supply port with big fourmotored flying fort resses bombing it on three separate raids it was announced Saturday The attack coincided with the news from Lieut Gen Dwight D Eisenhower allied command er in North Africa that U S Maj Gen Carl Spaatz has been made commander of a new allied air force on that front Spaatz will supervise not only the 12th U S air force under Maj Gen James H Doolittle but also the RAF under Air Vice Marshal Sir William L Welsh and such French units as may service with the allies Five American planes were lost all P381 twinengined lightning fighters The fortress raids on Bizertp wentsaid tohave formed oneot1 the most concentrated attacks of the campaign on a single target carrying out their bombing despite ground fire and fighter opposition The bombers shot down four planes over Bizerte which is rated among airmen as one of the hot test antiaircraft areas in the world Enemy docks in Tripoli also were attaekcu Operating alone the enemy supply line leading south from Kairouan toward Gabcs Ameri can medium bombers B25 Billy Mitchells and B26 ma the trail in havoc in widespread raids on tank concentrations railroads and airfields There were no reports of land action on the northern Tunisian front except patrol activity Deep in the south however French forces were reported to have raided another enemy post and taken some prisoners This presumably referred to the same action which the Fighting French announced in London resulted in the capture of El Gatrun southeast of Murzuch in the Libyan desert and 177 prisoners by an clement of Brig Gen Jacques Le Cleres native camel corps troops While bad weather hampered the RAF which reported destroy ing one German plane and losing one of its own the French air force was credited with downing seven enemy planes in widespread activity Like a Jigsaw Puzzle As neatly as two parts of a jigsaw puzzle the bow of the decommissioned U S destroyer Taylor slides into the torpedoed destroyer Blakcley left at tlie Philadelphia navy yard where the Blakeley was taken for repairs after her encounter with an enemy submarine in the Caribbean sea Associated Press photo from U S navy New G O P Senators Get Together New republican senators meet in Washington with Senator Charles L McNarv R nvelif 3t Whic11 commented Harmony was so thickit ran down im cherics minority leader New senators seated left to y was Asks Hearing gainst APV Be Expedited N E W YORK General Francis Bicldle Saturday filed a petition in federal court here asking that the governments antitrust action against the As sociated Press be expedited and heard by a court consisting of at least one circuit court of appeals judge and two other federal judges The usual procedure is for a single federal judge to hear such cases Asserting that the case was of leneral public importance the attorney general asked that it be assigned for hearing at the earliest practical date and in every way expedited The government suit charging monopoly was filed in federal dis trict court here last Aug 28 and asked the court to order the Asso ciated Press worlds largest news gathering organization to open its membership rolls to any newspa per willing to pay its proportion ate share of the cost of gathering news The Associated Press filed an answer on Oct 27 denying the monopoly charge and asserting that a free press requires that newspapers shall be free to collect and distribute news and that they shall be free to choose their associates in so doing The Associated Press serves ils LOSES JOB FOR HEItIN COURT Man Was Angered by Traffic Charges OMAHA H Woodward personnel manager at the Mead ordnance plant said Saturday that the plant has dismissed from its employ John A Nelson Omaha who gave the nazi salute hcil Hitler in municipal court Friday Nelson who paid a fine of for contempt of court had testi fied it made him angry to be called into court on a minor traffic charge and that it represented in terfering with defense industry Nelson said he did not want to take time off from his job to answer the summons A delegation of disabled veterans from Omaha drove to the plant at Mead Saturday morning to ask the management what il intended to do about Nelson Woodard notified tiie delegation lhat Nelson had already been dis missed Plant officials said they were certain Nelson had no pronazi leanings and that he had offeree Hie explanation I guess i mus have blown my lop Fellow workers said the believcc Nelson felt he should not have been arrested for passing a stop sign on icy pavement He was lined SI and costs on the traffic charge U S Bombers Make Raid on Rekata Bay WASHINGTON bombers in a raid on a Japanese base in Rekata bay in Ihe Sol omons started fire in shore instal lations the navy reported Satur day in a communique which told nlso of new air attacks on enemy bases at Bougainville and Kiska The text of the communique No 24 f North Pacific I On Jan 7 a force of Lib erator heavy bombers consoli dated B24 dropped btfmbs on enemy positions in Kiska Itc sults were not observed South Pacific All dales are east 2 On Jan 7 During the morning a force of flying fortress heavy bombers Boeing bombed enemy areas on the island of Bougain ville Twelve Japanese zero fight ers attacked the fortresses Two zeros were shot down No U S planes were lost A force of marauder medium bombers Martin B2G with Airacobra Bell P39 escort attacked enemy installations at Kekata bay on Santa Isabel island Fires were started and two enemy floattype planes were damaged Two U S planes were shot doivii by enemy anti aircraft fire Rekata bay is about 135 miles lorthwcst of Guadalcanal airfield The Japanese have been estab lished there for some months but the attack reported Saturday was the first our forces have made there in some time It was taken to indicate that the enemy has been strengthening his forces there recently Kiska is the frequently bombed Jap base in the Aleutians members on a operative basis nonprofit co HINT RUTLEDGE TO HIGH COURT WASHINGTON ment sources said Saturday tha President Roosevelt could be c peeled to make known his choic for the supreme court vacancy the name of Wiley Rutledgc of Iowa an associate justice of the United States court of appeals for District of Columbia headed Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Saturday afternoon and Saturday night Lowest Saturday night 12 cold er by Sunday forenoon Occas sional light snow this afternoon IOWA Continued mild tempera tures Saturday night and Sun day forenoon excepting war mer east portion Saturday night pccassiona light snow or frez ing drizzle extreme cast por tion ending early Saturday af ternoon Fresh to moderately strong winds Saturday after noon MINNESOTA Continued mild temperature Saturday and Sun day forenoon Occasional light snow Saturday afternoon and northeast and extreme east por tions early Saturday night Strong winds diminishing Sat urday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazetle weather statistics Maximum Friday 30 Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday 30 Snow lii inches Precipitation JOinch YEAR AGO maximum 11 Minimum t Precipitation trice 2 KILLED WHEN PLANE CRASHES Craft Falls in Field North of Fort Madison DENMARK Iowa army training plane crashed and burned tivo miles west of here early Sat urday killing its two occupauts Demnarl is 15 miles southwest of Burlington and 11 miles north of Kort Madison Seventh service command head quarters in Omaha said he plane was from Ellington Field Tex and was flying only about 20 feet from the ground immediately be fore the crash The body of one mar was found badly burned beside the wreck age while that of a second was a short distance away An opened parachute was tangled in a barbed wire fence and a telephone pole a little way from the second body Deputy Sheriff Frank L Klop fenstein of Fort Madison said the second man apparently had at tempted to bail out of the falling plane but was too low for the finite to open properly The plane struck on state high way 16 but Klopfenstcin said its direction did not indicate that the pilot was attempting to land on the graveled road The accident happened about 1 a m tlv thi speculation While these persons who are close to the white house but cannot be quoted by name declined lo confirm insistent re ports that Rutledge had beei chosen they would not deny them 2 JATLlERS ARE SENT DOWN Chinese Report Only 42 Out of 1000 Saved LONDON quoted a Chungking report Saturday that American submarines had sunk two Japanese liners off Woosung about 25 mile from Shanghai and that only Al persons were saved out of 1000 aboard the two ships Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier hoy 20 ADDITIONAL TOWNS WON BY RUSSIAN ARMY Hitler Despite Jibe Uses Generalities to Cover Up Setbacks BY ROGER D GREENE Associated Fress War Editor Russia officially challenged jermany Saturday to tell the ruth about the disaster rapidly enveloping Adolf Hitlers invasion armies even as soviet troops re captured more than 20 additional owns in their triumphant sweep hrough the lower Don River Valley and the Caucasus Despite the soviet jibe Hit lers field headquarters still re sorted to generalities and gave the German people no intima tion that the onceconquering iiazi legions ivere suffering their worst setbacks of the war Tims the nazi communique pic tured German troops as repulsing soviet attacks in the three major the Caucasus and the Don near Stalingrad and the Don inflict ing heavy losses in counterattacks The German high command further insisted iliat the strong hold ol Velikie Luki 90 miles from the Latvian frontier which the Russians claimed last week was still being stubbornly de fended against fierce enemy attacks Soviet dispatches said three Russian armies now clos ing in around the great German base at Rostov key to the whole nazi salient in the Cauca sus JIhe nearest column was less ibaD 65 miles awar Recalling nazi reverses in the 1S4142 winter campaign the Russian high command declared Now the red army once more is inflicting powerful blows against the German fascist troops driving them back to the west The same as last year the Hitler ites ave muttering again about a shortening of the front line Actually the change is taking place on the initiative of the Red army against the will of the Hit lerite command and despite their plans it means that the Ger mans really and truly are finding themselves in a tight corner The Soviet communique said Germanys leaders had con cealed the truth of the retreat from their people and when it became no longer possible to remain silent tile Hitlerite rulers decided to break their silence but in such a manner that no one should understand anything They have again lied Coinciding with this taunt to the nazi regime bad news for the axis resounded on other fronts in the global war headquarters announced lhat French troops had beaten off nn axis thrust south of the FpundoukElAouarcb area 120 miles below Tunis and in flicted heavy losses on the en emy Sticky mud still bogged fightinjf RUSSIA o so too iso Russian troops driving toward the vital rail center of Rostov captured several more populated places and deepened their wedge top arrow in the German defense line Moscow said On the southern front the red army also continued its advance and Berlin acknowledged a with drawal which it called shortening of front lines according to schedule Black areas indicate fresh gains reported by the soviet Shaded area is territory through which Rus sians have advanced since their present counteroffensive began Broken line is approximate present front ;