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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME tiTpTtf fME Nf H I ST03Y A NO ARfH I VE3 C S MO I N E 3 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED FBESS AND UNITED PRESS J FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 251943 NO 92 REDS GAIN ALONG 500 MILE FRONT Yanks Threaten to Cut Off Rommel Retreat in South Tunisia 7GUADALCANAL POSITIONS WON BY AMERICANS General Offensive Is Pushed by Forces in Solomon Islands WASHINGTON forces on a general offensive in the Solomon islands were reported by the navy Monday to have won seven important positions from the enemy on Guadalcanal to have killed 201 Jap soldiers and captured 40 and to have virtually wiped out an enemy island base 190 miles to the northwest by sea and air attack The places captured a com munique said were six import ant elevations west of the Amer ican air field on Guadalcanal and the coastal village of Ko kumbona where quantities of stores and equipment were seized This meant that the American front lines had been advanced about two to three miles beyond previouslyheld Point Cruz which had been the furthest known point of advance on the coast The front apparently is being pushed forward in an effort t bottle up and eventually wipe ou dwindling Japanese forces on northwestern end of the island The enemy still holds about 16 miles of coastline on the northern side of Guadalcanal The heavy attacks against the Japanese island base were deliv ered by both airplanes and war Sunday the communique said attacked was Kolombangara in the Munda area of the New Georgia group The operations were success folly completed the commun ique said and fires from ex plosions of fuel and ammunition dumps Indicated that the enemy held area was completely burned out Of the 201 Japanese reported killed 110 were slain on Friday Guadalcanal time when Ameri can ground forces launched a heavy attack against enemy posi tions on the west front Heavy op position was encountered but six important elevations were cap tured w v v i 4 Former Gity Engineer Dies Axis Force Near Coastal Highway SEE STORY ON PAGES WILDLIFE FREEZING TO DEATHThe 53 pKeasSits 1 jackrabbit and 1 cottontail shown above were picked up frozen to death on one 40 acre tract on the Jorgensen brothers farm 4 miles south of Ventura in Cerro Gordo county by the brothers and Jack btevens Clear Lake state game warden The birds were taken to the Cerro Gordo coun ty home It is storms of fine sifting snow with subzero temperatures such as we have had the last two weeks that take a heavy toll of wildlife explained the game warden The snow gets into the eyes and nostrils of the pheasants and they either fly blindly f mouths toward the wind and suffocate when an ice ball forms around their bills Lock photo Kayenay engraving and by China South Africa fight ing France and Belgium During 1943 Slettinius asserted American supplies will have a much greater effect on the war 5eiure the goal of this country jeihg to double its war produc ion in order to supply arms h iie quantities necessary for vic tory Allies Get 3rd of US Built Tanks WASHINGTON IP Admin istrator Edward R Stettinius Jr reported to congress Monday that one out of every three tanks and combat planes built in this coun try last year went to our allies either through lendlease or direct purchase and announced the cum ulative value of lendlease up to Jan 1 was 58253000000 Aside from tanks and planes has taken much smaller shares of weapons Stet tinim estimated that in the last six months lendlease exports of munitions amounted to 15 per cent of American production of these Items Of the eightbillionplus total since the program began March 11 1941 79 per cent or 000000 was for goods transferred to united nations and 000 was for services rendered Lendlease is not a loan of money the administrator em phasized Nor has it even been an act of charity The lendlease program of providing goods and services to nations resisting the axis aggressors was undertaken for the defense of this country and been carried out in the inter ests of the people of the United States WeTave aided other peoples under lendlease because their interests coincided with our in The program of aiding our allies said was far from one sided since other united nations are supplying each other and reciprocal aid to the United States already saved millions of Jtons of shipping space and many hundreds of millions of dollars Reciprocal aid he said has been supplied principally by the united kingdom Australia and New Zea land to American forces overseas 3n Milwaukee il R Snowplow Is Derated IT GOLD WAVE BACK WITH VENGEANCE Mercury Dips to 20 Below at Spirit Lake DES MOINES on againoffagain cold wave was sack with a Monday as the mercury dipped far below zero and the weatherman prom ised no immediate relief Shippers were warned to pro ect shipments against 25 degrees below zero in the northeast Tues day morning 15 below in the northwest and southeast and 5 below in the southwest The weather bureau however forecast rising temperatures for Tuesday morning Temperatures took a nosedive Sunday after a comparatively mild Saturday night and Spirit Lake reported a reading of 20 below Monday morning Other low readings Monday morning included Spencer 14 Mason City 16 Charles City and Fort Dodge 12 Sioux City 11 Iowa City and Cedar Rapids 8 Ames and Lamoni 7 Council luffs Dubuque Davenport 5 urlington 4 Sundays high was 37 at Daven port Enlisted Army Reserves in Colleges Get Call BULLETIN BOSTON Sherman Miles of the first serv ice command said Monday that he had received word from the war department calling up the armys enlisted reserve in all colleges chool He was graduated from he engineering school of the Uni versity of Wisconsin in 1902 Be ween his freshman and sopho more years at the university he worked on the first survey and instruction of the Chicago North Western railway into Ma on City under the direction of T Dike From 1902 until Ste vens was associated with railroad pcation and construction work or the Chicago and Alton near hicagp the C B and Q in cen ral Missouri between Mexico and Engine Trouble Also Factor in Temporary Soldier Home on Suspension of Service h Skd in iLWtl1 i Parked Car Killed Travel on the Milwaukee road into and out of Mason City was temporarily suspended early Mon day morning due to cold weather and packed snow stopping one train and derailing a snow plow No 22 from the west due into Mason City at oclock Sunday night arrived at oclock Mon day morning after encountering engine trouble when the train left Emmetsburg From there on to Mason City the weather was so cold that sufficient steam could not be maintained to move the train on time It was held in Mason City until Monday moving out about noon The snowplow clearing the tracks for the incoming early morning trains from Chicago was derailed near Lawler when it struck a hardcrusted snow pack early Monday morning A wrecker was sent out from Mason City to get the snowplow back on the trackl Passengers of both the early morning train due into Mason City at 4 a m and the Marquette due in at a m were trans ferred to one train which finally in Mason City shortly be fore noon after detouring by way of Austin Minn OMAHA Arthur Rupp 22 Omaha of the army air corps borne on furlough was killed an his companion Miss Alberta Hen derson 21 Omaha was injuret and his companion Miss Albert Henderson Omaha was in jured seriously as they sat in parked automobile here earl Monday Assistant Police Chie Robert Munch Said he believes th car was struck by an lowaboun truck which failed to stop and h appealed to Iowa police authori ties and citizens for aid in track ing down the driver AH traffic on the Milwaukee was moving again by Monday noon however and Monday eve ning trains were expected to be on time Other railroads into and out ol the city reported their tracks open and trains running practically on schedule Lighter tonnage and slight delays are necessitated in some instances due to extremely cold weather Buy War Savings Bonds Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy RAF Bombers Make Attack on Flushing LONDON fl RAF Bosto bombers heavily escorted by al lied fighting planes raided dock at Flushing in the Netherland Monday and scored bursts o quays and oil storage tanks it wa announced by the air ministrj One Boston was reported missin from the raid which was carrie out in good weather Escortin fighters were from American Ca nadian HAF and other allie units Search Is Pressed for Navy Transport Plane SANTA ROSA Cal getic search was pressed Monda for a huge navy transport plan carrying 19 persons which ma have crashed in the hilly woode country north of here On the shi were an admiral and other nav and officers enroute from Honolulu San Francisco The plane been missing since Thursday ha Ihester H Chet Stevens Americans Raid CLOSE IN Local Resident Since 84 Succumbs Here of Heart Attack Chester H Chet Stevens 62 ormer city engineer of Mason ity and a resident here since 84 died suddenly about noon Monday at Eleventh street and ennsylvania avenue northeast rom a heart attack He was icked up by John E Simon 1102 ennsylvania avenue northeast nd taken to the Park hospital here he was pronounced dead y the examining physician Mr Stevens was born in Bad er Mills Wis April 2 1880 His ather served as storekeeper for he Badger State Lumber corn any in this lumber mill village which has since disappeared The amily moved to Mason City in 884 when Mason City was a city f board walks and unpaved treets J In 1897 Mr Stevens was grad lated from the Mason City high CHESTER H STEVENS Honroe Western the Chicago North in northern Wisconsin ind also engaged in road work in he timberlands of Vyoming Ne braska and Idaho OnsepL 1 ried to Miss 1907 Zaida E Dike at Mo and moved to Mason City in November 1907 He engaged in private practice here until April 1923 when he was appointed city engineer Dur ing this time he had had charge of all of the drainage work in Cerro Gordo county With his new position he planned and carriec through the construction of mud of Mason Citys pavement sewers storm sewers sidewalks an bridges Mr Stevens was city enginee until a few months ago when h was forced to retire because b failing health Since that tim he had been consulting engineer for the water department Surviving are hiswidow a son John Mason City1 arid a daugh ter Elizabeth of Milwaukee ii i BHIIII Mji iatag complete The body wjS taken 1 the Major funeral home fi Agree on Formula to Unify Allied Drive for Victory Conferees Will Make Important Statement Soon on New Policies LONDON upon some formula for a supreme coun cil to direct and unify the united nations drive for victory in 1943 was reported in foreign diplomatic circles Monday to have been at tained Allied spokesmen were silent but It is known that conferences have been under way and that some extremely important an nouncement is to be issued soon Speculation that Gen George C Marshall chief of staff of the U S army might be appointed com mander in chief of allied forces in the European theater was pub lished in British newspapers Unofficial British commentators maintaining intense interest in al lied win the war plans which were believed to be already made or in the final draft predicted that an official announcement was imminent Waller Farr Washington cor respondent of the Daily Mail reported that it was the view of some keen observers in Wash ington that General Marshall was to be named generalissimo of the allied armies in the Eur opean theater Farr who gave the first tip to Britons of Prime Minister Church ills visit to Washington in De cember 1941 also speculated that Vice Admiral Sir Percy Noble head of the British admiralty dele gation in Washington might be appointed supreme commander o the antiUboat campaign Only last week Noble emph iized the gravity of the Ubo problem at a Washington pres conference and said it woul take all our strength resource and ingenuity to beat the sub marine Plans to give the allies the edge over the XTboat men ace and moves from either Washington or London or both to help solve the problems be tween the Fighting French fol lowers of Gen Charles De Gaulle and Gen Henri Honors GIrand high commissioner o French North Africa were be lieved to be prominent In an pattern for victory wider con sideration by the United Slates Britain Russia and China Speculation as to the basis on Which allied strategy was being planned Included these views on the possibilities open to Hitler 1 Fight a defensive war through the winter and attempt to knock out Russia with a great spring offensive 2 Attack Gibraltar t h n u g h Spain in an attempt to close the western end of the Mediterrane an 3 Make the longawaited and perilous attempt to invade Eng land Official sources refused any comment on the various reports in circulation but their persis tence was indicated by the fact that even nazicontrolled radio stations were broadcasting stories of important political conversa tions under way in Washington Nazis Play Dirges Print Gloomy Headlines T LONDON radio listeners heard dirges oh their ra dio stations Monday and read newspapers whose headlines were no less gloomy The radio funeral music inter spersed with bluntly pessimistic dispatches from the Russian front and the headlines were preparing the German public for an early admission that the 22 German di visions trapped at Stalingrad were no more and that the situation elsewhere in Russia was none too favorable Swiss dispatches said Italian newspapers after trying to min imize he importance of the fora of Tripoli said Saturday when the British eighth army cap tured it most be observed as a day of national mourninr One newspaper was quoted that the march of the eighth army into Tripoli made Saturday the black est day in the history of the Ital ian empire now dead in its sixth year But another said the loss of Libya was only temporary be cause the axis was getting ready for a counteroffensive in Tunisia From Marseilles on the French Mediterranean coast where the harbor area was cleared of 45000 residents to Norway where 18 Germans including both army men and civilians were executed on charges of sabotage the Ger mans started a new repressive campaign The Belgium govern ment in exile here announced that 26 personshad been executed in Belgium 20 because patriots kUled one German and1 wounded another six as railroad saboteurs K was five days before the Itth anniversary of Adolf Hitlers secession to power and diplomatic sources reported hat many Germans feared Hitler would make a speech in which he would blame his reverses on everything and everybody but himself Alfred Rosenberg the ruthless nazi political philosopher said in a speech at Berlin Sunday Ger many today lives through the most decisive and fateful hours of By the Associated Press Striking swiftly across southern unisia American troops have an axis position near Mak nassy only 33 miles from the coastal road along the Gulf of abes weak line in Marshal Rommels line of withdrawal to merge forces with Col Gen Jur en Von Arnim An allied headquarters com munique which announced that ie Americans took 80 prisoners id not indicate how near the oast the American striking force ivas based but the penetration was the closest yet made to the oastal road which the Germans must hold open if Rommel is to be aved A military spokesman said the aid obviously in force answered he taunt of a note the nazis Iropped on U S lines saying Why wont the Americans come put and fight Allied lines held firm in the Ousseltia valley more than 100 miles to the north where the Ger mans gained ground last week and allied flyers bombed a ship ir Sousso harbor and an airdrome near the Tripolitanian border Tightening up on the axis las African stand the Fighting French announced officially Monday nigh hat Brig Gen Jacques LeClerc troops from the south are riov operating southwest of Tripoli and iiave only 50 miles more to go t reach the Mediterranean The fleeing enemy is betni pursued without respite th French communique declared CHICAGO Me Guire a stenographer stopped a the curb to pull on hergloves an idly watched a platoon of soldier march down the street towards her As they drew abreast the lieu tenant shouted halt As man the platoon silently righ faced and stood at attention gravely inspecting her Florence said it was a test o civilian All But One oM 2 in Plane Reported Dead NEW ALBANY Ohio Ufi four engined airplane crash e Monday on the farm of Ra Schleppi two miles northwest New Albany and all but one the 12 occupants of the pla were reported killed Police New Albany reported that prob ably 11 died in the crash On man was taken to the Grant ho pital at Columbus ON ROSTOV AND KHARKOVBASES Hitler and Mussolini Face Further Reverses in Russia Africa By JAMES M LONG Associated Press War Editor Hitler who lost his return bout vi th the Russian winter and Mus solini who lost his African em ire had the bleak prospect of urlher unmeasured reverses Mon iay as the red army rolled re entlessly westward on a 500 mile rent and merging allied armies squeezed axis troops into a vise n Tunisia The Russians reported closing in steadily upon the key German bases of Rostov and Kharkov announced the whole eastern and central Caucasus cleared of invaders and captured three more towns in thrusts threat ening to flank the Maikop oil fields and cut the Germans road of retreat In North Africa the British swept on beyond captured Trip oli their vanguards perhaps al ready across the Tunisian bor der as American forces hurled the weight of their tanks guns and planes into the fight from the west to bolster the hard pressed French middlefront Hard reality apparently was coming home to roost inBerlin too plain to be concealed The German communique said Stranger Uses Then Steals Telephone DENVER J L Math ews said certainly the affable stranger could use her telephone He dialed a number and talked several minutes After hed gone Mrs Mathews noticed the phone too was wires snipped neatly its history The newspapers under big headlines described the bitter cold and privations of the men at the front and admitted that before Stalingrad the Russians had brok en through the German positions and into the had been all along they For the first time in the war the German people must face a defeat of some magnitude the Berlin newspaper BoersenZei tung said It Members of Family Working in Douglas Aircraft Company Plant SANTA MONICA Cal The Douglas Aircraft company Monday claimed the nations larg est warworking family in Per ley Adamsons clan of 11 None is in the same depart ment Their occupations include custodian filing burring solder ing precision turning instructing and supervising and secretarial work Besides father and mother Adamson there are sons Ray mond Russell and Howard daughter Goldie dbughterin law Barbara Aunt Mattie Uncle LeRoy and cousins LeRoy Jr and Jewel Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder Monday afternoon Slightly colder Mon day night Lowest Monday night 20 below continued cold Tues day forenoon IOWA Continued cold Monday night followed by rising tem perajures Tuesday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued cold Monday night slowly rising temperatures Tuesday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday f 4 Minimum Sunday night 14 At 8 a m Monday 14 At 9 a m Monday 16 At a m Monday 14 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 24 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 15 Minimum Saturday night 4 Max Sunday forenoon 12 At 4 p m Sunday 6 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 50 28 bhezh on the upper Son been evacuated by the axis in order to shorten the front That ended months of pretense by Hitlers high command that Voronezh was in German hands The Russians said it never had been captured and from it they based their present assault into the Donets and against Kharkov from the northeast Berlin dispatches to Stock holm indicated that the nail press was preparing the Ger man people for news of a great defeat on the Russian front Editorials sought to stiffen morale with reminders that weakness on the home front forced Germany to in 1918 and with the yrtm comment that a lost Is lost future The Russians smashed through German resistance in the north Caucasus to the rolling plains of Rostov province capturing the railroad city of Peschanokopskoye 95 miles southeast of the port bt Rostov and barely over 100 miles due east of the sea of Azov Russian battlefront dispatches ndicated that the Germans were fastening their withdrawal as the prospect of entrapment in the western Caucasus loomed ever more clearly Red army forces driving up he BakuRostov trunk line from he southeast reported sweeping on 20 miles or more beyond re captured Armavir cutting off the rail spur to the Maikop oilfields The midday communique from Moscow announced the capture of a stronglyforti fied populated place on the southern front and said that In another sector two more large populated places were won back It reported the destruction of another enemy force trapped in the Kharkov drive southwest of Voronezh and said 1100 prisoners were taken bringing the total re ported captured there in two days to 2700 The Russians Sunday night re ported the capture of Starobelsk 125 miles southeast of Kharkov in a Ukraine drive supporting earlier penetration to within 78 miles cast of the great Donets valley in dustrial center Keeping up the pressure on Marshal Rommel allied airmen from the east smashed anew at enemy shipping attempting to escape from the little port of Zuara 65 miles west of Tripoli Firhterbombers carried m beyond the Libyan Tunisian frontier Sunday they bombed the axis airdrome at Ben Gar dane 25 miles inside Tvaisia and the night before they swept 35 miles beyond Ben Gardaae In an attack on an airfield at Med ;