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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1944, Mason City, Iowa SAVE AM PAPER v I Am Ammunition For Dont Waste or Throw Me Away COMP DEPARTMENT OF H i STORY AND ASCH i vtf DCS KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOMi EDITION Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 32 1944 NO 98 ity Manager Plan oses by Close Vote CITY RETURNING RAF Delivers Crushing Blows rn uiunn nunto Magdeburg Germans Send 10 MAYOR AND COUNCIL PLAN Manager System Voted Out by 2615 to 2480 Here Friday Mason City voted Friday to pandon the city manager form government and to return to he mayor and council form The ote at the special election was Yes 3615 No 2489 a majority 135 votes J Following is the vote by pre Incts 90 Bombers Against London London RAFs campaign to flatten German industrial targets crushed the city of Magdeburg in Saxony Friday night under more than 2000 long tons of bombs as the major phase of a great aerial operation which included smaller attack on Berlin The new blows against Ger many following up a heavy 2200 long ton assault on the capital the previous night cost the RAF 55 bombers one of the heaviest losses suffered in a year They came while the Germans LENINGRAD AND MOSCOW RAILS ARE CONNECTED Capture of Mga Hailed by Stalin as Important Victory by Russians YES 1944 Total NO Vote 1933 Total Vote 1W 1W 309 391 2421 2591 552 652 737 558 P 2W I 559 2W 285 893 I 682 952 724 3W 3W 252 431 2851 691 709 I 753 4W 4W 229 301 325 33d 84 401 662 44 G lolals 2615 2480 5138 5648 No change will take place in he city government according to ae provisions of the state law the regular election in ilarch of next year when Ihe must elect a mayor and 6 ouncilmen Two of the council en are elected by the city as a thole the other 4 are elected one each ward The people also city treasurer and ect the ssor When the council organizes on 1 1915 it appoints a clerk 1 may appoint a city solicitor a engineer and an auditor the states The mayor must ap a marshal tan and a slreieVeoa The mayor aWal titil one iselected or appointed fe is the presiding officer1 of the puncil with the right to vote only case of a tie I The law also provides that the morning tiayor shall be the conservator of he peace and have all the powers inferred upon sheriffs to suppress of the invade iisorders He shall be the chief ex London area fcutive officer of the city and it tall be his duty to enforce all bgulatlons and ordinances shall Vpervise the conducl of all cor prate officers examine into the ounds of complaint made against em and cause all neglect or vio ion of duty to be corrected or port the same to trie proper tri that they may be dealt with provided by law Salary of the councilmen is fixed ordinance but may not be more i 5250 a year according lo the jtte law The mayors salary is Iced by ordinance and is not Jmted by state law present council members 111 continue serving until the of the new fiscal year Mil 1 They include Mayor Carl Iupp H C Brown A J Mar lall Ray E Pauley and John jallagher JOll April 3 Carl Holvik and organ J McEnancy who were ectcd last year will replace Mr rupp and Mr Gallagher The Inew councilmen will serve with puncilmen Brown Marshall and luley until April 1945 when the system goesinto effect J Mason City adopted the city lanager form of government in B27 to replace the commission Jrm which had been in effect nee June 23 1913 The last which served under the form included F M orris mayor and Councilmen lerman Doderer W S Wilcox Irank Goodman S L Randall M Swale and Wallace A Wil themselves were stabbing at Lon don and southeast England with 2 sharp raids by a force of ap proximately 90 bombers Magdeburg a city ol 300000 on the left bank ol the Elbe river about 83 miles southwest of Ber lin is a junction point for the main railways to Leipzig Kassel and previously hit heavily Magdeburg itself was bombed exactly a week before by mosqui tos while a big fleet of British bombers concentrated on the air craft manufacturing center of Brunswick 26 miles away which some neutral sources now say ceases to exist The air ministry described Fri day nights blast at Magdeburg as a very heavy attack and said great fires were left burning The RAF force which returned to Berlin where fires still blazed from the 2300 longton bombing of the night before included both 4engined Lancasters and the swift little mosquitos At the same time other bombers struck unidentified targets in France follswing up Fridays 1000plane daylight assault on the socalled rocket gun coast in the neighborhood of Pas de Calais Fridays daylight operations against the PasDeCalais region cost the attacking force 11 planes 6 of them U S heavy bombers Nineteen German fight ers were shot from thesky The allied attaclceig droppedperhaps HANNEGAN IS DEMO CHAIRMAN Chosen to Lead Party to Victory With FR BULLETIN Washington a scarcely disguised indorsement of Presi dent Roosevelt for a 4th term the democratic national committee Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution paying tribute to his leadership in war and peace arid soliciting him lo continue as our great world humanitarian leader Washington demo cratic national committee Satur day elected by acclamation Robert E Hannegan as chairman to suc ceed Postmaster General Frank C Walker who resigned Putting an accent on youth the committee chose the 40 year old St Louisian to head a campaign drive in which most of the demo cratic faithful at the meeting be lieve will find President Roose velt running for a 1th term LAND NEAR ROME 2000 tons of The Germans goaded into mak ing a counter blow sent one group of bombers across the channel before midnight and an other in the early hours of this lorning They operated mainly over southeast England but about 30 of the invaders struck into the area A communique said Bombs were dropped at a number of places Damage was caused and there were a number of casual ties some of which were fatal Eight enemy aircraft were de stroyed ams The councilmanager form o pvernment was adopted by a bte of 1920 to 1413 in 1927 at I special election called by Mayor A Potter following the filing a signed by 2616 brsons Man Who Called To Inspect Pipes Sought in Gem Theft Chicago UR Police Saturday were looking for a man dressed in stained overalls who called at the River Forest home of Mr and Mrs Wilbur R Pounder to inspect the pipes They hoped to findS8660 in jewelry missing from Mrs Pounders dressing table A crew of workmen were re pairing the heating system in the home Friday w hen the m a n knocked at the back door The maid thought he was one of the workmen and admitted him The workmen said they did not know the man who prowled around the basement and first floors where they were working then went to the 2nd floor None of the workmen had been above the 1st floor The jewelry taken from a box on Mrs Pounders bedroom dress ing table included a 32500 dia mond and platinum bracelet S2 500 diamond and platinum ring platinum sapphire bracelet S500 diamond necklace dia mond bracelet S500 diamond ring S375 diamond bracelet and a platinum wedding ring Hannegan was nominated by James P Aylward Missouri na tional committceman who said Hannegan was eminenlly quali fied to lead the party to a grand and glorious victory in the elec tion of Franklin Delano Hoosevelt to a 4th term Aylwards reference to a 4th term provoked spirited applause by the national committee mem bers present at Saturdays session called to fixJthe date andplace of this years national convention The MiasouKcomrnitteernan said that Hannegan who replaces 57 yearold Walker as chairman would equal in energy and activ ity James A Farley of New former national chairman who broke with Roosevelt and opposed a 3rd term There was a smattering ol applause when Farleys name was menlioned Immediately after his election Hannegan tendered his resigna tion as internal revenue commis sioner and President Roosevelt ac cepted it effective Saturday Secretary oE the Treasury Mor genthau designated Harold N Graves assistant commissioner to be acting internal revenue com missioner In a letter lo Hannegan accept ing his resignation Mr Roosevelt said he had been impressed by the vigorous and competent way in which you undertook the duties of commissioner at a very difficult time and I know that if you had continued in the office you would have made an outstanding record Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette London capture of Mga key rail junction 30 miles southeast of Leningrad has re united Russias second city by rail with Moscow for the first time since the city was laid under siege by the Germans 2 years ago Mos cow dispatches reported Satur day At the same time Leningrad gained a permanent rail link to tap lendlease supplies coming iron the northern port of Murmansk through Volkhov During the sei allied supplies had been reaching the northern city over a railway built on Lake Ladogas ice and a highway wrested from the enemy a year ago Capture of Mga hailed by Pre mier Stalin Friday in a special or der of the day liquidated the tip of a salient long held by the Ger mans southeast of the former czarist capital Reduction of the strategic junc tion climaxed a new breakthrough on a 30 mile front from the Nerva river southeast to the town of Vinyagolovo It freed from Ger man control the railway running from Leningrad to Moscow 400 miles to the southeast via Volk hov Volgada and Yaroslavl Un der direct pressure from the ad vancing soviet forces was the main LeningradMoscow trunk railway a few miles westward The two northern Russian arm ies were on the offensive along the whole length and breadth of the Leningrad and Volkhov fronts the Moscow communique reported Led by Generals Leonid A Go vorov and Kyril A Meretskov both of whom were cited by Stalin for the capture of Mga Under continuous blows by soviet troops the enemy is rolling back in a southerly direction and abandoning one fortified place af ter another the war bulletin an nounced Other units of Govorovs Len ingrad army were driving south and eitytpjsgird BROTHERS ARRAIGNED FOR MANSLAUGHTER brothers John left and Joe Frank were arraigned before Judge Henry N Graven in district court here Saturday on an indictment charging them with manslaughter Their attorney L R Boomhower asked that they be given time to plead and the judge said he would hear their pleas on Wednesday afternoon at 1 oclock County Attorney M L Mason appeared for the state The Frank brothers are being held in connection with the death of James C Tenney after a fight at a roadhouse on the west outskirts of Mason City on Christmas eve They are in the county jail for lack of bail each Sheriff Tim Phalen right isshown with them Lock photo Kayenay engraving RESISTANCE BY SURPRISED NAZI ARMIES SLIGHT Air Blows Knock Out All Airfields Except One in Rome Area Allied Headquarters Algeria mighty AmericanBritish invasion force vaulting up the Italian west coast landed suc cessfully before dawn Saturday deep behind the nazi lin said less than 30 miles below Saturday night an of ficial announcement said enemy resistance had been slight Satisfactory progress has been made by the troops since landing on the beaches the statement said an indication that the allies were pushUK inland toward the lifelines of the Germans winter fortifications in the Gustav and Adolf Hitler lines to the south American British Greek rench and Dutch naval guns hundercd broadsides and allied Dlanes threw in powerful aerial over to protect the beachhead evcral miles long The air blows knocked out all airfields in the Rome area except one and blocked enemy rail lines supplying the capital from the lorth headquarters reported The landing was a complete surprise and constitutes a grave ncnacc to German lines com 2 Bombing Attacks Made on eastwest escape rail line leading to Narva Estonia Capture of this strategic center would trap untold thousands of Germans fleeing from the east The same troops were punching Germans in front of them toward troops of Gen Meretskovs army racing west from captured Nov gorod less than 100 miles south of Leningrad Two thousand Ger mans were killed in this mopping up operation carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Lowest temperature Saturday night in Mason City 18 Iowa Fair and continued mild Saturday night and Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy Sat urday night and Sunday Slight ly colder south and east par tions Saturday night and warm er north portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 45 Minimum Friday night 17 At 8 a m Saturdav 26 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 4 Minus 5 IARNER OVER OP IN BONDS J 3 hours of intensive lork Friday afternoon Garner went over the top in le 4th war bond campaign A Lota of 837500 was passed and fficials in charge said they he aved only about of the lies had been reported so far First Prisoners Arrive at Algona Camp Sing Loudly Alsoni The first contingent of axis prisoners arrived at the prisoner camp west of here at 8 p m Friday 275 Italians detraining at Hobarton from where they marched to the camp The prisoners are described by camp officials as a cleanup squad whose duty it is to teport 53 Killed in lR Crash at Hannover I London Berlin radio Ihnounced Saturday that 53 per bns had been killed in rail lay disaster near Hannover in orlhcenlral German y jroadcast gave no details The up the camp and premises and preparing the barracks for the groups to follow The men were brought to Algona over the Milwaukee railroad from Camp Clark Mo When they got off the train they were singing at the top of their voices and appar ently in the best of good humor It was stated that the men are not permanently assigned to the camp but are moved from place to place to put camps into condi tion for occupancy They se lected for this purpose Officers said Ihe cleanup or ganization may be at the Algona camp for 1 or 2 months It is pos siblc theywill then be ordercc elsewhere Time of the arrival of othe prisoners is not known nor is th nationality of the prisoners to b housed there indicated in instruc tions received by officers The camp will take care of 300 prisoners as soon as it is com pleted There is still considerabl work to be done Officers said there is ample per hand to lake care of th new arrivals Part of the mcdica staff of the hospital has arrive and the hospital is described a activated Nurses have not ye arrived Brian Reports emos Plan Anti 4th Term Move Omaha drive to consol date antiadministration demo rats in their stand against a 4th erm is to be launched in Chicago ext month Robert OBrian Des president of Tabor col ege and former secretary of tate has disclosed In an interview with the VorldHerald here OBrian was eported to have said the cam paign will be started on Feb 4 vhen Harry Woodring Topeka tans former secretary of war peaks before the Chicago Exccu ivcs club OBrian was quoted as saying The move started with the rivate conversations of a few leople who were disturbed about he future of our country They elt a 4th term and a continuance of certain new deal policies would mean the extinction of the re public OBrian is declared lo have said democrats from all parts of the country will go to Chicago for the meeting At Topeka Woodring refused comment on the OBrian state ment although he had no objec tion lo it Woodring advocated a new party a coalition of oldline dem ocrats and the republicans in a speech to the Kansas Grange a Topeka Dec B 1942 At that time Woodring said I think it is pos sible that a new Agrarian party directly representative of the basic industry of the country ag AYashiniton bombing raids on Paramushiro major Japa nese naval base in the north Pacific were announced by the navy Saturday Planes flew out from the Aleutians over approximately 720 miles the north Pacific ocean to bal the base at the northern end of the Kurile chain Enemy installations on the southern coast of the island of were battered by he first of 2 groups of bombers to carry out the assaulls on Fri day night In Ihe 2nd raid 3 hours laler the northern part of the enemys naval stronghold was attacked Antiaircraft fire was cncoim SOFTEN UP NIPPON SENATE PASSES NEW TAX BILL Measure Denounced by F R as Unrealistic Washington 1944 lax bill carrying in ad ditional revenue as it passed the senate late Friday was headed Saturday for the house again riculture may be chaos and lead us in and its ramifications necessary to preven progres sive liquidation of the new deal ATTEND CONFERENCE North Rev and Mrs Donald H Artman Mrs Norva Hendrickson Mrs B I Carey am Betty Sayre went to DCS Moine Wednesday as delegates to atten a conference of Methodist work ers promoting a special movemen designated as the Crusade for i New World Order A LITTLE SOFT Eggs laid regularly by a blac minorcaleghom rock cross he on the Richmann farm near Wa verly would hardly do for actua practice but they do resemb footballs The shells arc scame like a football with even the stitc markings along the scams where it will be speedily rejected and sent into conference for com promise next Monday Amounting to less than a quar er of the asked by le treasury to help finance the and prevent inflation the resent bill has been denounced unrealistic by President Roose elt Considerable conference debate n the measure was indicated by ouse ways and means committee tiember Harold Knutson R who said the house would nsist on its inlegralion of victory nd regular individual income1 the senate rejected However democratic members if the committee predicted that igreement would be reached in 2 days Neither quarter expected my difficulty over the renegolia ion law amendments which snarled senate debate for more han a week Approving the senateincorpor ated Dec 31 1944 termination date for regenogtiation Knutson said Personally Im in favor of ler nmating renegotiation As a mat ter of fact we should have pro vided for termination next Dec 31 on the theory that if the procure ment division hasnt acquired an understanding of production costs by this lime President Roosevelt should get some new members at work making contracts They have had nearly 3 years experience They should be able lo ncgotialc contracts that will stand up Democratic ways and means members declined lo comment on the senate version of the tax bill until they have had time to read it but they agreed no major dif ficulties were apparent which would prolong conference consid eration As it left the senate the meas ure did not change present in dividual income tax rates but called for repeal of Ihe earned in come credit It retained the victory tax at a flat 3 per cent rate The house voted lo repeal the earned income credit and elimin ate the victory tax raising income rates to compensate for revenue lost by wiping out of the victory tax tered only in the first raid made at about midnight One enemy fighter plane the navy reported also endeavored ineffectively to drive off the first group of bomb ers but all our planes returned to their base without damage In the later raid no enem planes were encountered and al planes returned without damage The 2 raids bring to 7 times the number of attacks launched on the Paramushiro base The most recent was on Dec 3 when a group of army bomber dropped their loads on the islan and returned to their base with out observing results of thei attack Flyers Blast Madang and Marshall Islands By MORRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor Aliied planes lashing at Japaj nese base with timetable iegu1 arity hurled more bombs into The German news agency re j i ill vjti MKUIIVJ LC the campaign to soften up stra nad occu tcgc enemy positions for possible te larbor of Nettuno new landings in 2 sectors of the Pacific In both invasionmarked areas Madang northern New Guinea and the sprawling chain of Mar shall Japanese air in terception was reported in the latest raids announced at allied headquarters The absence of enemy fighters indicated that the Japanese are holding back their aerial forces o strike at any further landing attempts on their warwon terri tory or that the heavy toll of ship losses may have caused a serious break in the Tokyo supply line The Nipponese have sent up sizable air units to oppose raitjs recently but the cost has proved high More than 200 of their planes have been listed in allied communiques as probably dc dically since midsummer of vcre on July 10 July 13 Au nd Sept 13 In most of these attacks it was mpossible to observe results be ause of the heavy weather nor mally found in the north Pacific Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Other raids carried out peri stroycd thc Rabaul area lliis per month alone jo Madang itse N W Foundry Workers End Strike Seattle Northwest oundryworkers will go biick to heir strikecooled melal pots Monday The union locals repre ienting 6000 members of the AFI Molders and Foundry Workers union in Oregon and Washington voted 3 to 1 Friday to return to heir jobs on the basis of a war department proposal to ask the national relations board for an open hearing on appeal Union Secretary Neil V Pavdo an nounced Russians Regrouping Dnieper Bend Forces Stockholm Scandin avian telegraph bureau a Ger man controlled agency quoted a Berlin military spokesman a saying Saturday that the Russian are regrouping their forces in the Dnieper river bend front for a great new offensive soon WAVERLY WOMAN KILLED Waverly Mabel Bo gan about 70 Waverly was fa tally injured when her car col lidcd with a Great Western pas scngcr train Friday afternoon Mrs Began taught at a rura school near Plainfield A pupi who was riding with her Joa Kaiser 12 was seriously injurec pied shown by arrow in the above map in a surprise landing be hind he front in Italy munication it was stated of ficially The first landings were success ful winning u beachhead several miles long and Ihc situation is developing favorably allied headquarters announced at noon The announcement did not locale the invasion poinl A German broadcast heard here however said the allies went ashore between the mouth of the Tiber river 16 miles south west of Rome and Xcttuno 30 miles to the soulhcast arid the same distance from Rome and had occupied Nctluno harbor From Ihe German aiuinunce ment il apparent Hie iclf was not meii oncd in Saturdays war bulletin rom General MaeArtlutrs head unrters but other attacks alon ic coast of New Guinea and in ie interior plainly were directed t facilitating the drive toward hat major Japanese supply and ir center Medium and dive bombers Iropping 74 tons of explosives made the 2nd heavy assault in 2 ays on Japanese positions in the tamu valley possibly prcpara ory to activity by Australian ground forces on the inland road o Madang American troop are less than iO miles from Madang in the Saidor invasion beachhead eslab ished Jan 2 An Auslralian coaslal force is moving to join the Americans after a successful drive the Huon peninsula At Hansa bay north of Madang Mitchell bombers attacked supply and gun locations and sank 20 barges while PT boats wiped out 160 enemy troops in destroy ing barges carrying them to Ma dang Sink Sub in Fending Off Attack on Convoy London UR American and British warships supported b royal air force planes sank on Uboat probably destroyed an other and damaged several in fending off a major German attack on an allied convoy in the Atlanli a few weeks ago it was announccc Saturday Buy War Savings Bonds aui Stamps from your GlobeGazetl carrier boy army had sidestepped the Reor Admiral of Cresco Commands Naval Forces Allied Headquarters A1K i e r s Admiral Frank J Low ry of Cresco Iowa is the naval commander of the new landing on he Italian coast it was announced riday His wife now is living in York Greek Dutch and French naval units aided American and British varships in covering the landintc Gen Sir Harold R L G Alcxan Icr announced in a special com munique Units of the British Tjniterf States and Greek navies carried out successful landings of British and American troops of the 5th army on the west coast of Italy this momiiifr the communique The warships which escorted the force arc with the addition of Dutch and French ships sup porting the operation with their Bunfirc Admiral Lowry United States navy is in command of the naval forces Admiral Troubridgc Royal Navy commands that part of the forces which landed British troops defended Pontine marshes pro tecting Rome and that only a few scattered hills stood between the landing forces and the Eternal contrast to the mile uponmile of towering mountains on the 5th and 8th army fronts to the south The plunge threatens tr close the escape roads of the German 0lh army at the Rome bottleneck if the nazis try to withdraw ;