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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 20, 1944, Mason City, Iowa SAVE ME DCS 1 AM I Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Away ANO outs MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION mm vi 3i id United Press Full Leased Wiiei Five a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 38 1944 Thb Piper Conxlsli of Two SecUomtSecUon One NO 90 S BOMBERS IRE SUCCESS RABAULRAID Sink 3 Nippon Ships Probably 5 Others 200 Planes in Battle By MORKIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor American precision bomber snt 3 and probably 5 more Japa tothe graveyard o abaul in the most dam ging of a series allied raid i enemy island bases in th icific I More than 204 American am ipanese planes fought it out the New Britain Japanese on and the raiders away with the conviction the Nipponese air force is A deteriorating assome recent Clements may have indicated Solomons based torpedo and livebombers flying in at mast lead Height hit8 of 12 merchant Russians Capture Novgorod in Drive Threatening to Trap 300000 Nazis ups a CARRIERS IN HEAVY fighting planes on their pitching decks the escort carriers Avenger and Biter Americanbuilt ships in British service battle p storm with 1000 and EoOO pound bombs sinking 3 and Trbbably 2 others The Japanese if18 to 33 planes Twelve nerican aircraft failed to return On the same day navy bombers truck at Kusaie one of the Caro Fne group with at least 3 good larbors in an attack that pos Ibly i foreshadowed an aerial against the enemys Jo 1 island defense line Kusaie i 700 miles west of the American on Gilberts and 700 miles east anchor base of the Caro Army bombers renewed theff laids on the Japaneseheld Mar Socially Prominent Woman Wounded in Chicago Mystery Chicago Frank Starr Williams wealthy and socially prominent wife an attache of the state department in Washington was reported near death Thursday following a mysterious shooting halls in the central Pacific hiking again at Mill atoll Radio okyo reported a 2nd attack on Wednesday in which it said of 12 American bombers was hoot down Although apparently there was nointerception over Mill and Ku 3aie the heavy fighter strength the Japanese showed at Rabaul d General MacArthurs spokes jah to comment that we cant fe lulled into a false sense of se Lurity thaUthe Jap is deteriorat ng American flyers emphasized I he tnemy still had first class jikrts in the area allies however still nola U S CASUALTIES IN ITALY 19210 Stimson Reports 2985 Are Listed as Killed Washington UR American asualties in Italy from the origi al landing there In Septembei otal 19210 to date Secretary o Var Henry L Stimson said hursday these included 2985 killed 12 04 wounded and 3721 missing pointed out particular y the casualties of the 100th in antry battalion composed o Americans of Japanese ancestrj argely from Hawaii They per ormed very creditably in heav action in Italy he said and their ossesto date 9G killed 221 wounded and 17 missing A battalion ordinarily numbers slightly more than 1000 men so herDrake hotel apartment Wednesday night Mrs Williams 55 was shot in the head by an unidentified woman she described as middle aged and well dressed There was no apparent motive for the shooting said police and states attorneys investigators Officers obtained accounts from the wonuded woman before she war losses in jreasedSihe January total in th 152 iMth probables agairis lor the raiding forces In 2 at acks this1 month alone 11 enem nerchanV ships have been sunk pr probably sunk 1 Ground fighting generally wa huiet except for a flurry on Cape jloucester northwestern e ritain Ml cost the Japanese a Additional 12S dead in an unsuc pssful attempt to recapture Hi 60 from Americanmarines On invaded Bougainville Amer ican troops crossed the Torokina Ever onthenorthern end of the mpress Augusta Bay beachhead nd occupied positions hear East agoon Allied planes swept in on the Jansa Bay region on the north ast coast of New Guinea to bomb nemy positions again Other 2 Wisconsin Draft Dewey Leaders Switch toCamp of Willkie lapsed into a coma and from her daughter Mrs Patricia Good body 28 also a target ot the as sailant Police said that members of Mrs Williams family includin her first husband Edgar R Born wholesale clothing company ex ecutive and a 2nd daughter inr sistcd they knew of no persons who wouldwant to harm her Williams commercial attache o the U S embassy in Tokyo from 1933 to 1942 arrived in Chicago from Washington early Thursday I ShortlyafterMrs Williams and er daughter returned to theii partment early Wednesday nighf he JapaneseAmerican battahoa probably suffered casualties to about onethird of its men Willkie in Favor of Federal Statute for Voting by Troops New York legisla tion to facilitate voting by those in military servicfehad the back ing Thursday of Wendell i Will kie who I do not believe it is possible as a practical matter under state statutes for every member ot th armed servicas to be given th opportunity to vote I am there fore in favor of a federalstatut with appropriate provisions for a service men and women to vote The 1940 republican presidentia nominee told reporters Wednes day I would not wish to be elec merged from behind oor and pointed a gun at Mrs Joodbodyl I became petrified Mrs Goodbodyrelated to Lt John lumn I ducked covering my ace with mv hands Then she ired The bullet hit near me The gums oman then lan into he living room and fired 2 shots t Mrs WilliamsMrs Goodbody aid the assailant left the apart ment and she ran into the hall to ummpn help Mrs Williams in Chicago visit ng her daughters told police as he was placed in ah ambulance ombers caused heavy damage in attack on Japanese installa s southwest of Madang ted president of the United States without every member of th armed services having an oppor tunity to vole to decide whethe I should be lacArthur to Reath letirement Age Rut fill Continue Command Washington Secretary o Kvar Henry L Stimson said Thurs day that Gen Douglas Ehur will retain his present com nand despite the fact thathe will Ireach the usual statutory retire ment age of 64 Jan 26 during his press confer lencejf MacArthur would be re tired Stimson replied definitely no wouldnt worry aboutthai if It were you added General I Mac Arthur was retired from office lat his own request on Dec 31 11937 and has been recalled for active duty It was explained that since iMacArthOr has been retired and I recalled to active duty the statu toryage limit does not apply 1 MacArthur has been mentioned I frequently as a possible choice as I the republican presidential nom inee thisyear Senator Arthur H I Vahdenbcrg S Mich has been lone of his strongest supporters and Itfiere have been reports that a I fullscale campaign for his nom I ination will be launched soon Pickpocket Fleeing With Run Over by Train in Subway New York m e jostled Joseph Bruno on a crowdcc subway station platform Wednt day night One took his wallet containing SI00 and both fled The man with the wallet tried to es cape down the subway tracks but dropped into the path of a speed ing train and was crushed to death Brunos wallet was lying between the rails Madison Wis Wis consin leaders of the Draft Dewey movement switched to the Willkie camp Thursday be cause they said the New York governor had repeatedly informed hem that he would stick by his nnouncemenl that he is not a andidate for the 1944 republican iresidential nomination Both Assembly Speaker Vernon Thomson of Rich and Center and Pialph Nelson Superior previously had an nounced their candidacy for elec ion as Dewey delegates to tho GOP convention in June And both supported Thomas E Dewey at the 1940 republican convention Thomson who was elected to the Wisconsin Thomas E Dewey forP resident groups execu live committee 3 weeksago saiu he would have remained on th Dewey slate through persona friendship If Mr Dewey hac announced his candidacy in a fai contest as he did 4 years ago 3 TAKEN IN ITALY BY 5IH ARMY Evacuation of Minturno Announced by Germans Nazi Fighting Severe Allied Headquarters Algiers troops of the 5th army have enlarged their bridge heads above the Garigliano river to 3 miles in depth at places cap s 1 turing 3 villages and at last re iis oits Thursday were storming he outskirts of Minturno Prove Atmosphere Exists on Sotellite of plonet Saturn Cambridge Mass definite proof that atmosphere exists on any satellite in the solar system was received by Harvard observa tory Thursday from Dr Gerard F Kuiper of McDonald observatory at Fort Davis Tex The discovery of probable at mosphere on Titan a satellite of the planet Saturn was made by an unidentified astronomer about a quarter of a century ago How ever it remained for Dr Kuiper to confirm this finding and to establish the atmospheres com positions Through analysis of red and inlrarcd spectograms of Titan Dr Kuiper foundthat the satel lites atmospherev was composed mainly of methane and ammonia Methane is odorless and inflam mable gas normally a product of BASTION FALLS AFTER STRONG House Votes I FORCE ATTACKS for Mustering Out Paymentsl woman about 45 years old decomposition of organic in marshes and mines matter Headquarters announced the dvancing forces had enveloped he villages of Argento Tufo and Suio the capture of Tufo carry ng the thrust across the Appian road to vithin a mile and a half of Min urno ItseK A battle was reported raging for Minturno The German radio announced Thursday the evacuation of Min urno the south Italian front thc enemy Wednesday again launched heavy attacks against the Ger man western wing After violent fighting the Germans abandoned Minturno a DNB broadcast an nounced Minturno is 76air line miles from Rome German opposition was re ported severe all along the front of at least 7 miles where the British began their drive with night attack Monday In the area north of Cassiiio now under fire of American ar tilery Yank patrols again crossec It was explained that Titan re tains the atmosphere because o stronger gravitational pull and the heavy composition ot gases Life as it exists on earth coulc ot be sustained on Titan it wa aid both because of the poison us gases and because the tern degrees below zero ITI XT i w tilery Yank patrols again Waits Nearly Z Years for Commission Comes to Him in FiekTin Italy By ERNEST B VACCARO threatening to trap 300000 nazi troops Moscow announced offi cially Thursday Premier Josef Stalin announced the seizure of Novgorod greatest May Yet Be Iowa Crop Butcher The hope of making hemp a permanent crop in the north cen Important Center Is Skillfully Flanked Then Stormed by Reds London red army has Washington fP 4Senate and captured the ancient citadel oE house military committees underNovgorod key German defense took Thursday to compromise a bastion 100 miles south of Lenm 2billion dollar difference of grad in a offensive ion over discharge payments members ot the armed forces The house cut senile allowances by approximately that total Wed nesday in a noisy session in which advocates of even higher payments German stronghold between Lake were shouted down at every turn Ilmen and Leningrad soon otter Despite the uproar the filial house the nazi high command acknowl action was unanimous 387 to 0 edged the loss of the town in what Where the senate previously it called a shortening of the lines voted discharge pay running from Gen Kyril A Meretskov s red S200 to the house voted army crashed through powerful for men and women with less German defense system and after than 60 days service and S300 for a series of skillful flanking ma hose discharged after u longer neuvers stormed and captured jeriod It also eliminated payments Novgorod one of the olaest oi or officers with more than S200 Russian cities above Lake Ilmcn lonthly base pay limiting allow Stalm announced nces to the rank of Hailing the victory in a special vhere the senate had approved order ot the day Stalin called jayments through the rank of full Novgorod an important economic Ofonel center of our country a large Chairman May the communication center and a house military committee strong base ral United abandoned States Fred has W not been Butcher I cant never saw understand her before I it at all She Albert Lea Miim B Tidemannrformer Albert Lea national guardsman had to wait nearly 2 years to get his second ieutehancy and it finally came to him in the field in Italy A letter received here by the wife of Maj D C Landon Tide manns former commanding offi cer in national guard company G evealed Thursday that Tidcmann became an officer Jan 3 ust came out shooting without a word King George General Eisenhower Chatj for 20 Minutes at Pal ace London The event climaxed a long sought ambition for Tidemann according to Londons letter Tide mann was scheduled for officer candidate school while still in this country but went overseas before the order became effective Accepted as a candidate for training in England or Ireland sailing orders this time for the African invasion again postponed King George VI Tidemanns chances He was later received Gen Dwight D Eisen hower supreme commander of al lied western front forces in audi ence at Buckingham palace Thursday Eisenhower and the fc i n g chatted alone for nearly 20 min utes during which they presum ably discussed preparations for the allied invasion pi ern Europe The American generals car drove through the palace gates shortly before noon as sentries presented arms Only a few pas sersby saw Eisenhower return the salute president of War Hemp Industries Inc declared here Thursday He is intensifying his efforts toward that goal insisted the head of the governments hemp pro gram He called attention also to the government grant to Iowa State college with which re search is being carried on now t further the hemp programas permanent industryvBieseareh als is beingcarriedoh elsewhere h Thfe 11 Iowa hemp plants are to complete processing of the 1943 crop of straw he said and after that arc to be held in readiness for the possible planting of an even larger crop in 1945 than in 1943 If submarine warfare were esumed with even moderate suc mated the senates version would cost 55500000000 compared with man a house totalof Senate Majority Leader Barfc The fall of Novgorod in Ger hands since Aug 25 1941 tore out the anchor of the enemy defenses on the 100 mile front an d ev CKv t told recbrters he I northward to Leningrad tte house minimum allowance was I opened the wayfor a soviet surge but scheduled to appear before a board for another chance but was ordered to special school at Oran this time missing his commission by 2 hours Another recommenda tion camethe day before the com pany invaded Italy He has been overseas 21 months Buy War Sayings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGaiette carrier boy WINS BY 4 VOTES Knoxvillc official can vass of the special vote for state representative in Marion county showed that Paul Harp Pleasanl NEW OFFENSrVElWhile U S forces of the allied 3th army lobbed shells into Cassino pre paratory to an assault on the BriUsK forces of the 5th army smashed across the low er Garigliano river and estab lished firm footholds in the face of furious German machine K cannon and lanksunportcd fire Oil army front Cnua dian troops ton arrow raided across the Ariclli river too low but another senator who asked that his be used at thistime said he thought the house has a better bill I think there will be strong support for the lower allowances in view of the fact that the higher payments might Imperil later tempts at adjusted compensation or bonus legislation In the post war period this senator said Despite his protest that even the higher senate allowances were niggardly Representative Lem ke saw his proposal for a to graduated scale of payments shouted down by voice vote The house bill would deny dis 100 miles westward to Lake PCi pus which would trat the mass ive holding the to invasion forces staggered salient reaching up the bldczarist capital The victory also gave impetusto the twin SnS I In explaining the decision not discnaiged tlom tne service at o plant hemp in the territory theh own rcquesi m order to take of Iowas mills he out waj lant jobs An cfrJlt lo hat there is a shortage of crop merchant seanien uncier the acreage Hemp he added is com bencfits also was shouted peting with such essential food dgwn stuffs as soybeans and canning crops for the available acreage Since the Mediterranean has been opened to allied shipping and the submarine menace brought at least partly under our control sup plies of jute from India and of sisal from North and East Africa can relieve the fiber shortage in Receives Check for Subscription to Paper Until 50 Livermore F Miller the United States which resulted 82 who has served as the oneman from the Japanese occupation of editorial staff of the Livermore the Philippines Gazette for 62 years Thursday was in Mason City received a S60 check from a sub to discussfutuije plans with plant scriber to pay for back subscrip managers Iowa from Minnesota and tions and future copies of the pa per until 1950 The editor said he would have to continue the paper 1 until he is 90 to pay his obliga tions the Rapido river to probe out German defenses Ihcre Still vflle republican received 962 farther inland French troops of L v n he 5tharmy made contact with j Says Ship Shortage Prevents More I Report Ganos Widow From Going Overseas NQW in NeutralNation votes or four more than E D Doughman Bussey democrat The same margin had been credited to Harp in the unofficial count Turkish Steamer Goes I Down inSnowstorm The Turkish pas senger steamer Truk 1414 tons went down in a snowstorm in the I sea dtMarmora on a return jour ney from Gallipoli a Reuters dis patch from Istanbul reported Thursday The cause of the sink ing was not learned 3RD DIES IN CRASH Des Moines Stevens 17 died Wednesday of injuries re ceived in a Dec 19 auto crash Two other DCS Moines boys died I previously as a result of the acci dent RUSSIAN GUERRILLAS guerrillas operatingbehind German lines re lax in a forest hideoutxsomewhere oo the eastern front after a long march rmy he enemy but nnounccd The British no details were the Jarfcliano the first action on this ector in 3 months was achieved nder cover of a smoke screen nd was supported by an am hibious operation in which some were moved by sea to a on the Tyrrhenian coast Allied Headquarters Algiers Stockholm Countess Edda Col Oveta Gulp Hobby ciano daughter of Benito Musso commander of the WACs believes inii was veported Thursday to that many hundreds of additional have taken refuge in a neutral WACs would be seeing service colmtry presumably Switzerland overseas were it not for the the execution of her oral shipping shortage At present about 2000 are serving in Great Britain husband Count Galeazzo Ciano ACs The Geneva newspaper LA Suisse the countess had arrived in roops point ust above the rivers mouth Some troops moved across the trcam on rafts and small boats Yhile others swam the river The ivcr averages 70 yards in n its lower reaches and is ton deep for wadiny Additional British forces were noving across the river as the Bridgeheads were widened Some of the fighting now rag ng on the farther bank was 500 eet above sea level on the slopes of theArurici mountains which rise to 3000 feet in some places Extensive fortifications around Castcl Porto about 2 miles north of the river bank and some 6 miles inland apparently had been chosen as the key German de fense area Following up the successful blocking of the major rail routes from the north into Rome by air bombardment allied heavy and medium bombers Wednesday struck directly at a chain of air fields in the vicinity of the Italian capital itself The blows were di rected against the Ciampino air dromes just outside the city and North Africa and Italy Col Hob thc territory of a neutral country by here on an inspection tour told correspondents at her first North Africa press conference patches said that after 8 fighting German v longer menaced Leuuisrad and the din of battle now was scarcely audible in the long beleaguered city Thc red army of thc Volkhov front mounting its offensive aimed at Novgorod forced the Volkhov river and the marshes skirting Lake Ilmen on tho north and clamped a triumphant assault arc against the town once called Novgorod the great which was founded by Vikings iu the early days of the Christian era Moscow dispatches supplement ing Stalins order of thc day de scribed the forests around Nov jorod as o graveyard of German troops and armor The crushing defeat to picked Prussian divisions was admin istered in bloody hand to hand fighting on thc ice of both the Volkhov river and Lake Ilmen reminiscent of thefamous 13th century battle on Lake Peipus in which Prince Alexander Nevsky routed the Teutonic knights Stalin ordered the captors of Novgorod saluted with 20 salvoes of Moscows 224 victory cannon Occupation of Novogorod will give the Russians their most im portant victory on the northwest ern front since thc lilting of the siege of Leningrad 1 year and 2 days ago and may cave in the whole German defense most heavily fortified in Europe and south of Leningrad Moscow dispatches said Gen Kyril Merelskovs forces al ready were pouring through wide gaps in thc German lines on both sides of Novgorod toward Fskov 120 miles to the southwest most important communicationshub in thc central Baltic area A German army unofficially es timated at 300000 is facing one of the greatest disasters in thc j wiierc her 3 children have been jn for several months against ficjd the nearby Ccntocelle The necessity for setting aside j special sections oftransport ships forwomen passengers held down thenumber which could be sent abroad she said She denied that the WAC re cruiting progrdm had been a flop but conceded that thc corps enrollment of approximate ly 64000 represented a 20 per cent drop since last July when it was the womens auxiliary army corps She said she had heard nothing of a senate proposal for streamlin ing and beautifying thc WAC uni form as a measure to stimulate re cruiting She added however that we have plenty of uniforms FLU CASES DECREASE Dts Moines number o Iowa influenza cases reported to the state department of health ha declined from a winters peak o more than 11000 for thc week ending Dec 25 to 1839 for the week ending Jan 15 Dr Car F Jordan director of the division preventable diseases said he be lieved the disease had about run its in the state Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued mild Thursday night and Fri day Warmer Thursday night Lowest temperatures expected Thursday night in Mason City Iowa Fair and warmer Thursday Friday partly cloudy warmer in the east portion and continued mild in the west portion Minnesota Partly cloudy Thurs day night and Friday Warmer night Continued mild Friday Winds 20 to 3Q miles an hour Thursday afternoon and 25 to 35 miles an hour Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 33 Minimum Wednesday night 10 At 8 a mThursday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Minus fi Minus 17 FREE of fensives apparently to release Leningrad from its long siege have been launched by Russian armies on the northern front Thc 2 drives 1 arc being pushed north of Novgorod which was captured Thursday and southot Oranicnbaum Another soviet attack 2 is moving to ward Latvia ;