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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 15, 1943, Mason City, Iowa 17 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME CQK DEPARTMENT OF HI STORY AND ARCHIVE DES UOINCS IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES tlvE CEfiTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 15 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE VTrX r J NO 84 REDS HURL ASIDE COUNTER DRIVES Planes Land at Lisbon in Storm MORE THAN 50 REPORTED SEEN FLYING SOUTH Crops and Property Reported Damaged by Stormy Weather LISBON American planes were reported to have landed on Portuguese soil Friday while more than 50 were sighted flying southward over this neu tral nation The Iberian peninsula has been buffeted by bad weather condi tions for several days The 11 planes were said to have come down at Iorteln Sacavetu the Lisbon airport The aerial activity came as storms continued to damage crops and property in a score of villages and hamlets in north Portugal Lightning was Dispatches from Madrid told of violent storm in the Bay Bis cay and along the Galician coast which sent scores ol ships into ports for safety and delayed the voyages of transAtlantic liners Three or more fishing schooners were sunk and buildings were wrecked Under normal procedure bel ligerent planes which land on neutral soil arc subject to intern ment just as are troop units which stray into neutral territory It was not brought out definitely whether the reported landings were forced ii jfagjQtJtliefQrmHiens re headed across Portugal another largescale reinforcemeht of allied troop inFrench North Africa Allied parachutists staged the longest airborne invasion in his tory when they flew in transport planes 1500 miles nonstop from England to participate in the as sault on Oran Nov 8 EXPECT LEND LEASE APPROVAL Poll Shows Committee Will Support Extension WASHINGTON Approval by the house foreign affairs com mitteeof renewing the administra tions authority to extend lend lease aid to the allies appeared certain Friday on the basis of an Associated Press poll of a majority of the committees membership Moreover it seemed likely that the bill would reach the in late bearing an almost unanimous indorsement by the committee which is composed of 15 demo crats and 10 republicans There was none among those reached who expressed opposition to Ihe Program many who voiced ap proval Authority for the administration to embark upon the farreaching lendlcase program was given by congress two years ago only after a long and acrimonious prewar fight between interventionists and noninterventionist groups in the house and senate That grant of power will expire been regarded as one of the top ranking issues which will be laid before the 78th congress The poll came as the first definite indica tion of how the measure will fare Only two members among those Mundt RS Dak and Bolton R to say at this time that lendlcasc aid must be con inued and they said their judg ment would depend on the evi dence produced during forthcom ing hearings before the commit tee 1 have no preconceived con clusions on the question said Mnndt But I should like to fhm out how much of a two way street lendlesse has turned out to be At the time it was passed the president was sup posed to be a good Yankee horse trader Now lets see how many nones has acquired fa the trading prove many of these rumors about vv uai vj funds I think that the atmosphere should be cleared Oil Spilled in Train Derailment trainnn rhV05 tUiS JUmbled 12 a tiam on the Chicago and North Western railroad at Winfielcl 111 28 miles west of Hi oago Railway officials said that a broken wheel caused the derailment Flying Forts Start Fires in J5 Ports in Tunisia jtliDU Pound at Rommel Lines Coroner Thinks Iowa on Tnpolitanian Coast Gty Bv RUSSEIT TAiwnsTinvtr Monoxide Poisoning By RUSSELL LANDSTROM ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA UP Flying fortresses attacked the eastern ujc iciwrt tr Coroner Tunisian supply ports of Sousse Frank L Love reported Wednes anri Sfnv Thclo K and harbor areas aflame from a de structive downpour ot explosives it was announced Friday Lighter two motored B26 marauders battered rail lines and highways along the coastal road at Itlaliarcs on the Gulf of Gabes 20 miles southwest of Sfax and American fighters ranged widely over the battle area An allied communique said tliat there was no change in the ground situation The allied aerial attack also was kept under way from bases in the east where warplanes bat tered at Marshal Rommels sup ply lines and air bases along the Tripolitanian coast and into Tu nisia A Cairo communique said 13 allied pilots were missing after widespread operations in which at least eight downed Thursday leaving the day that a review of the of an autopsy had eliminated the possibilities of suicide in the deaths of a University of Iowa medical student and a graduate nurse and has led him to believe that the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning The coroner said however that his official verdict will not be re turned until Saturday The dead were Randall Han sen 27 of Davenport and Dar lene DeMuelenaere 21 of Brook lyn Iowa Their bodies were found Monday afternoon sprawled on a bed in a cabin camp two miles west here Carbon monoxide poisoning also would explain the position of Hansens body the coroner de clared He said Hansens feet were touching the floor when the bodies were discovered indicat ing that the man had attempted to get up and either turn off the stove or open i window but had axis fighters were The Lallan high command re ported considerably increased air action over the Libyan front and said German fighters intercepted large formations of allied planes and shot down 28 many of them heavy bombers A forward JP40 oulfit led by Hlaj Philip C Cochran ot Eric Pa who recently bombed 3 Gcrmar headquarters at Kairouan was credited with six victories In three days Cochran and First Lt Thomas shot down a FockeWulf 190 on Jan 11 On the following day the unit shct down three others credit for them going to Lts Walter Scholl New York City a former Cornell university football star James H Radden Hattiesburg Miss and Carson Bounds Philadelphia Miss Cochran got another plane Jan 13 and Lt E T Bent ntlsford N Y also shot one dosvn All told American airmen bagged 15 Junkers 88s four Messerschmitt I09s and two FockeWulf 190s Two RAF spitfire fighters dis closed that nowvirtually all the aerial fighting in the northern sectors of the Tunisian front is taking place over the enemys lines They said allied air units are making four sweeps for every one by axis planes LEWIS FtWERAL HELD EAGLE GROVE funeral of the late George Lewis at the Wilson chapel was largely at tended Thursday The Security bank of which Mr Lewis was a dnector was closed during the service IOWA CITY Coroner been overcome in The autopsy she attempt report also dis PLAN HEARING Protests Made to F R Appointee to Australia WASHINGTON sen ate foreign relations committee unanimously ordeied public hear ings Friday beginning next week on protests against President Roosevelts nomination of Edward J Flynn retiring democratic na tional chairman to be minister to Australia Chairman Connallv mTrv 1 closed that neither person was in a state of intoxication at the time the coroner said and other interested parties to determine a convenient time for the opening of the hearing which will be conducted by the full 23 member committee He said the hearings probably would start Wednesday or Thursday Flynn must be in Chicago Mon day to attend a meeting of the democratic national committee to submit his resignation as chair Connally told reporters the committee would limit its investi gation to charges that could be substantiated by direct testimony of witnesses barring any hearsay charges against the appointee Senator Bridges RN has been especially critical of Flynn saying his record made him unfit for the important assignment Bridges said he would submit a Hst of 31 witnesses including Flynn who he suggested should be called to testify Army Rejects Man But Accepts His Dog HOLLYWOOD W Hommedieu was not too happy as he returned from the army in duction And at home he found a notice that his Doberman Pinscher Bummer had passed all his army tests and was being sent to a dog corps training center Milk Bill 40 Years Old Is Paid PATEftSON Nj ard Tulner ot Midland Park was in the milk business 40 years ago He met a former customer Arent you Dick TulnerV the customer asked Well heres that milk bill I owe you And for inter est WIDELY KNOWN CHURCH WOMAN KILLED BY SON Fathers Arm Grazed by Bullet Son Tries to Commit Suicide CHEROKEE IP C A Penin CO Cherokee church lead er and widely known for the Christinas dinners she served an nually for nearly 50 needy elderly people was found shot to death in the dining room ot her home Friday Nearby was licr son Robert 34 wounded in the head Sheriff Don F Phipps said Ihe son ad milted verbally that he shot Ills mother that he attempted to shoot his father anil then kill himself Im sorry I didnt get the job done on all three of us the slier if quoted the son as saying The charge only grazed the arm of the father 62 one of the oldest members ot the Cherokee fire de partment Phipps said the son told them he had intended to consult doc tors here because he was despon dent and feared he was losing his mind The sons wife and small son live at Sutherland where Robert had been working in a creamery lie formerly worked at Chero kee in n hardware store and at one time was in partnership with his father in bee raising lovecTny mother more than anything else in the world County Attorney Archie R Nelson said the son told him We got along wonderfully well Nelson said no formal charges have v been filed and Dr J E Bunker coroner said no plans for an inquest have been made A 12 gauge shotgun svas used by the son Nelson said The father is sextoof Oak Hill cemetery The Christmas dinners were for the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce which sponsored the annual event Invited were elderly needy in the community CATOElJESlN ELECTRIC CHAIR Police Say He Admitted Killing 7 Women WASHINGTON T R Catoe confessed Negro killer of several women was executed at the District of Columbia jail Fri day Caloe walked into the death chamber singirij a hymn He was strapped into the electric chair and at a in the current was turned on Coroner A MaGrudcv McDonald pronounced him dead five minutes later The Negro was convicted of the rape and murder of Mrs Rose Abramowitz on March 8 1941 Police quoted him as confessing the killing of seven women in cluding Miss Jessie Elizabeth Stricff of DCS Moines Iowa a war department employe whose nude body was found in a garage here June 15 1941 Daring Raid Made 12 Miles From Jap Base of Lae by Australian Jungle Troops Picked Force Stages Commando Type Attack arid Kills 116 Japs Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy House Engages in Horseplay at Expense of Newlyweds DES MOINES house engaged in its first horseplay of the the expense of adjourning for the weekend Friday A resolution was introduced re quiring that Rep D A Donohue R Tipton and his bride re turn home during the recess so that hometown friends could charivari them The resolution approved and then stricken from the record when the couple agreed to com ply had provided that a delega tion from the house escort the couple home if they didnt go of their own accord Other representatives married since the last session didnt escape the ribbing Representative S A Martin R was called upon to explain why his bride of three weeks was not in DCS Moines with him He told his colleagues the teacherbride was finishing out the school term and would R Monliccllo was called upon for a few words but they couldnt kid him very much He fromlThe newlywcd class By DON CASWELL GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia lUR jungletrained troops in a daring raid com mando type have struck near one of Japans biggest bases in north east New Guinea and wiped out all the Japanese they found Gen Douglas MacArlhurs communique said A picked force attacked the Japanese positions at Mubo 12 miles south of Ihe big base of Salamaua on the Huon gulf Gen eral MacArthur reported that they counted the bodies of 116 Japanese dead A spokesman revealed that the attack was a twoday opera tion by Australians who bad been operating in the area for some ime This and the fact the communique said thai 116 dead had been counted to date indi cated that the Australians re mained in the vicinity and might hold Mubo village though MacArthur called their opera tion a foray Down the coast United Slates and Australian troops continued to close slowly in on the Japanese at Sanananda point the last en emy stronghold in the Papuan area of New Guinea Torrential rains still hampered them and they were still about H miles from She completely enveloped main enemy positions For the second day the allied WAVELL VISITS WEST BURMA Arrives by Plane at Advanced Airdrome LONDON report ed Friday that Field Marshal Sir Archibald P Wavell commander ill chief in India recently visited British troops in western Burma arriving by plane at an advance airdrome made of levelled paddy fields in a district recently wrest ed from the Japanese I have just come to look around the area WavclJ was quolcd by spondent with the forces New Guinea coast B24 liberator heavy bombers B25 Mitchell light bombers A20 havoc attack bombers and P38 lightning fighters joined in at tacks on the LaeSalamaua area of the Huon gulf coast the biggest Japanese base area in New Guinea Lae the biggest base was at tacked by the Mitchells and es corting lightnings They bombed machine gunned and cannonad ed supply dumps starting big fuel fires and made 16 sweeps over Ihe coastal area cunning enemy positions In the coastal sweep the havocs Mitchells and lightnings attacked targets of all sorts in he Lac Salamaua area and down the coast around Bakumbari where scout planes had reported small enemy forces probably refugees from the BunaGona area where the last remnants of Japans Papuan army were being disposed of B24 heavy bombers attacked picked target in the LaeSalamaua arca E24s also bombed the Finsch harbor area around the corner of the Huon gulf from Lae and Ma dang 175 miles up the coast A B24 bombed the enemy base at Gasmala on New Britain island cast of the Huon gulf A29 Hudson medium bombers and Australian beaufightcrs rafted the north coast of Timor island in the northwest Australian zone the Hudsons bombing the Lnga area and the bcaufighters gunning grounded planes antiaircraft bat teries and barracks RUSSIA CLAIMS NAZIS RETREAT NEAMRROSTOV Berlin Radio Betrays Alarm Over Trapped Troops Near Stalingrad By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitlers armies on tho lower Don selling their lives at a rate of more than were pictured in soviet dispatches Friday as reeling back on the ap proaches to Rostov while the Rus sians captured at least six more awns and killed nazis in 24 hours Soviet headquarters said the red armies crushed repeated counterattacks by biff encmv ank and infantry forces and continued to roll forward Simultaneously the Berlin ra dio for the Cirst time betrayed alarm over the morale ot 22 nazi divisions trapped in the narrow DonVolga corridor bctore Stalin grad In a special broadcast the Red Troops Hike 30 Miles a Day to Catch Up to Tanks MOSCOW P Red army foot troops are hiking as much as 30 miles daily to catch lip with the tanks cavalry and mo torized infantry which has led the Ked Army advances the military newspaper Red Star said Friday BRITISH SUBS BLAST SUPPLIES Sink or Probably Sink 7 Vessels of LONDON subma rines in daring concentrated at tacks on the vital axis reinforce ment route between Italy and Africa have sunk or probably sunk seven ships taken prisoners from Italian coast the admiralty an nounucd Friday Thvce supply ships one of them csiDrJcd by motortorpedo boats and airplanes and a mine sweep er were definitely sunk and three supply ships probably were sunk Most daring ot the raiders was a submarine under command ot Lt A C G Mars This submarine the admiralty said first torpedoed a large supply ship near Naples It blew the forward part off the ship and the admiralty conserva tively added It is considered probable that the ship sank The same submarine the ad miralty communique continued bombarded and caused consider able structural damage to a rail road bridge on the southern Italian const A signal box was also de molished and cables carrying elec tric power were crippled WILL PUT UP MURAL IOWA CITY pjprof Guslons mural Reconstruction and wellbeing in the Family will be placed next week in the auditorium of the new Social Se curity building in Washington D C He painted the mural on com mission from the government COLD WAVE IN IOWA FORECAST Sharp Dip Predicted Snow Falls Over State DES MOINES fP A wave is heading toward Iowa and is expected to hit the slate Friday night and Saturday forenoon the weather bureau forecast Friday The bureau said temperatures Inch have been unseasonably mild for several days would rise Readings around the xero mark were forecast for some sections Friday night accompanied by rain or some cases both and strong winds Snow fell throughout most of Iowa Friday putting a fresh blan ket of snow on the countryside The weather bureau forecast a variety of weather for the state during the day occasional light rain in the west portion and light snow changing to rain in the northeast The mercury climbed to la at Council Bluffs Thursday but dropped to 3 below at Mason City during the night Weather Report FORECAST IOWA WOMAN KILLED DES MOINES to Camp Dodge to visit a son Ed ward 20 Mrs Marie Huyser 42 of Sully Iowa was killed when the car in which she was riding and a DCS Moines and Central Iowa interurban collided Thurs day night MASON CITY Snow changing to rain warmer Thursday aflcr noon and Thursday night snow and colder Saturday forenoon with winds becoming stronger lowest Thursday night 10 IOWA Rising temperature early Friday night becoming decided ly colder with cold wave Lite Friday night and Saturday fore noon lowest temperature zero in northwest and ri above in south and eastern portions by Saturday noon rain in south west and extreme west snow in north central and cast changing to rain in southeast portion ear ly Friday night rain changing to snow in south and extreme west portions late Friday night and Saturday forenoon Strong winds heavy snow in northeast portion this afternoon and early Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 36 Minimum Thursday night 1 At 8 a m Friday 3 YEAR AGO Maximum 27 XT radio preached a dcathandduty sermon to Hi tiers soldwrs who see no sense in told hem blunily Personal wishes are of no ac count It is up to the soldier to curry out orders in n spirit nf blind and unquestioning confj1 dencc The broadcast came in the wake of soviet reports Thursday that highranking German officers were escaping from the Stalin grad trap by plane Hitlers field headquarters ac knowledged that the Russians were attacking with unabated fierceness in the vast battle aren along Ihe lower Don and in the Caucasus On llic Slaliiierad front he nazi high command said Ger man troops were defending themselves in bitter combat against continuous and heavy soviet attacks The German command also re ported sharp Russian attacks at Vclikic Luki on the central Mos cow front and in the north around Lake llmen and Lake La doga Fridays soviet midday com munique said Russian Shock troops storming back through the ruins of a Stalingrad factory dis trict routed the Germans out ot fortifications and houses demol Arrows point direction of current soviet offensives With newest drive reported in the Voronezh sector second arrow from Sonet troops still advanced in the Cau casus bottom arrow but momentum of the Don area push was slowed Unconfirmed reports said Russians top arrow were pushing on Smolensk Lined area is territory captured by Russians in the current campaign The brok en jne indicates approximate battlefront ;