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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 3, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DCS HOINfS JA THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH ROWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 3 1943 THIS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS ROUT JAP WARSHIPS NEAR RENDOVA More Than 400000 Pounds of Bombs Fall in Mighty Assault By STEPHEN BARBER CAIRO 100 U S liberators smashed at tljree air fields in southern Italy Friday in the biggest offensive action yet staged by these fourengined craft from the middle east dropping more than 400000 pounds of bombs on the Italian bases at Lecce Grotlaglie and San Pan crazio AH three raids apparently were aimed at reducinr the aerial defenses of thc Italian naval base at Taranto at the inside of the iuttinff Italian heel on the gulf at Taranto Grottaglie lies 10 miles north east of Taranto Sail Pancrazio 28 miles to the east and Lecce 42 miles to the east The fury of the big gest yet staged by fourengined craft from the middle gested that it might be the ning of a final softening up drive as a prelude to invasion The lethal load included high explosive fragmentation and in cendiary bombs a U S communi que from middle east headquar ters announced X Three American planes t were lostindeJiyeringthe triple punch this smairfigure equal ling the entire U S losses for the month of June in this area Twelve axis planes were shot flown out of clouds of Italian and German fighters that rose to chal lenge the liberators the commu nique said At Lecce bursts of smoke covered the field indicating hits on dispersed aircraft thc an nouncement said Other hits were observed on hangars and runways Fires were left burn ing behind the hangars ana in the dispersal area A very larse fuel fire was observed in thc southeast section At Grottaglie direct hits were scored on hangars and bursts were seen throughout the target area The dispersal area was blan keted with fragmentation bombs One enemy aircraft was seem to explode and at least one othei was seen burning At San Pancrazio the target area was well covered wTlh bursts Axis fighters trying to prolec the Italian bases sought to bomb the American planes from above Many German planes joined in the attack among them Messer 10QUfS Bombers Lash 3 Italian Airfields SEEK TO SMASH AIR DEFENSE OF TARANTO BASE RETAILERS OPEN WAR STAMP CAMPAIGNMason i IStllcra Saturday opened their July ShangriLa Bomb Tokyo selling campaign with minute maids pinning stamp on the coat lapels of the countv and lookTmi Recruiting Officer Tom Huteh The first week of the campaign July 5 to 10 will be navy week and al stores north of First street north will be trimmed accordingly Air raid wardens are distributing medals of honor over planes returned safely both from the niehHinti day operations Opposition from enemy fighters Friday was the heaviest encoun tered in recent days and seem ingly dispelled any idea that they had been withdrawn from Sicily because of the continuous pound ings that have been given the is lands airdromes Gerjcral Eisenhower made a 1500mile tour Friday of allied airdromes in north Africa Among the combat units he visited was an American spitfire group com manded by 28 year old Col Gra ham W West of Portland Ore whom he congratulated upon his units 100th victory the city this weekend These are to be won by in the r stamps It will be a good idea to pin the medal on votr coat as soon as you receive it P Le thc Picture are Abe Birenbaum Mason City chauman Bonnie Leaman Tom Hulchinson John Vance county chairman and Dorothy Geer Minute maids such as these wil appear on the streelsr penodically during the month soiling war stamps Lock photo Kayenay engraving schmitts FockeWulfs and Heinkels allied planes were lost during erations Friday including three liberators Junkers A British communique said five op the Fiffkters Defend Sicilian Bases By NOLAND NORGAARD ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA ff pTy i n g through a heavy hare which ob scured their targets U S Mitchell bombers attacked the Castelvc Irano air field in Sicily Friday after RAF Wellingtons had raided Palermo Sicily and cW llvrtt Sardiniathe preceding More than 20 enemy fiRhfers rose to attack the American planes which comprised the first medium bomber mission of the northwest African tactical air force since the fall of Tan lellena island Jane 11 The enemy attack was beaten off largely through the efforts of escorting Negro P40 warhawk pilots one of whom shot clown a FockeWulf 190 lo score Ihc first victory for his squadron the first Negro air unit to see action in the north African theater Gen Dwight D Eisenhower al lied Commanderinchief visited the squadron after Fridays fight and personally congratulated the victorious pilot Lt Charles B 22 of Brazil Ind In addition to Halls victory he warhawk fighters probably destroyed a Messerschmltt All allied 95000 MINERS ARE STILL IDLE BacktoWork Move Is Retarded by Pickets By UNITED PRESS Picketing in the western Penn sylvania soft coal fields retarded the backtowork movement among coal miners Saturday and approximately 95000 workers still were idle despite pleas by government and united mine workers officials to end thc costly strike Roving bands of pickets stopped miners from entering four pits of the H C Fricfc Coke company a U S Steel subsidiary in Fay ette county and there were re ports of plans for further picket ing in two other big western dis tricts of the Pennsylvania soft coal fields The new developments threat ened to offset small gains in the return movement in central Penn sylvania focal point of the strike and authorities feared the picket ing also may spread to that sec tion Approximately 35000 of the areas 45000 miners still were on strike although 2000 voted Fri day night to return to work next week About 10000 other bituminous miners and 35000 anthracite workers in Pennsylvania also continued to ignore the orders of UMW President John L Lewis and a plea by Mines Custodian Harold L Ickes to keep the pits in operation to aid the nations war effort IN SEC SUIT Business of Investors Syndicate Is Frozen PHILADELPHIA se curities and exchange commission announced Saturday that it has filed suit against one of the na tions largest investment Investors Syndicate Investors Mu tual Inc and Investors Syndi cate of that it perpetuated tices durin fraudulent p r a c a 15 year period in i IUU JH which it issued more than S 1500 000000 in certificates and securi ties to more than 400000 inves tors The business of he three mem bers of the group has been froz en by thc SEC the commission said until the fourth U S district court in Minneapolis Minn can hear the charges Thc suit SEC said is for an order to restrain the from paying cash surrenders and loans to certificate holders and also to direct them to segregate and impound all incoming pay ments from certificate holders Such restraint is necessary to prevent these corporate defen dants from profiting by any change in the position of certifi cate holders and lo prevent multiplicity of suits and to permit thc court to tlo complete equity and justice SEC said Unless a temporary restraining order is granted forthwith imme diate and irreparable injury loss and damage will result lo many thousands of certificate throughout the United the commission said The SEC complaint alleged that the defendant its officers and directors in breach of fidu ciary relationship to certificate holders devised a fraudulent scheme and course of business to sell certificates holders States THEFT REVEALED COUNCIL BLUFFS of a small box of diamonds includ ng one of more than three carats was reported Friday by Otto Kar buzicki special agent for the Rail way Express Agency Karbuzicki said the diamonds enroulc from New York to an Omaha jewelry firm were valued at and had been checked safely through Des Moines Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GIRAUD ON WAY TO AMERICA De Gaulle to Preside Over French Committee ALGIERS Henri Gi raud is enroulc to Ihc United States il was disclosed Saturday The French committee of na tional liberation disclosed Tues day that it had decided thai Gi raud its copresident and the French commander in chief should be permitted to visit Washington in response to an invitation from President Roosevelt Gen Charles De Gaulle is to preside at all ses sions during his absence Girauds mission is expected lo be confined o questions affeclin American arms assistance for thc French it was said HayworthAdmits She Stopped Alimony to Former Husband HOLLYWOOD Hay worth the dark eyed screen beauty admitted Saturday that she slopped paying alimony to her former husband but she charged he had threatened to ruin her reputation and wreck her career She told superior court that she never would have agreed to pay Broker Charles Judson S500 per month if he had not threat ened her with bodily harm Jud son il has gone to court to in force the agreement So far the Spanish dancin star said she has paid Juclson 52000 which is more than enough Furthermore her law yers risked the court to return all things of value and sums of money which she parted with at the time she signed the properly settlement The settlement her answer to his claim set forth called for Miss Hay worth to pay a total of under threat of great bodily harm e HOLD PARLEY ON MARTINIQUE Vice Admiral Hoover Meets Georges Robert SAN JUAN P RuRVice Admiral John U Hoover com mander of the Caribbean sea frontier was scheduled lo meet with Admiral Georges Robert Saturday to discuss Roberts re quest for a change of authority in thc French West Indies A naval spokesman did not re veal where the United States em issary would meet Robert Vichy French high commissioner or Martinique Roberts request indicated that he was ready to swing the French islands to allied control alter months of refusal It was he might consent to placing the of the national islands under control French committee for liberation in Algiers Informed sources here believed Ibat Rene Veber former governor of French Guiana and a follower of Gen Charles De Gaulle might be named to replace Robert al though the French faction follow ing Gen Henri Giraud was thought to have a candidate in Admiral Robert Battet Robert had asked that there be no intervention by United Slates Torces in island affairs He believed to have been faced with mounting opposition among French residents of the island re sentful of his Vichy attitude GUARD GREAT CONVOY One Sub Destroyed and Others Damaged LONDON MA Klcal C01 recently crossed the Atlantic under a shore to shore air cover of land based and carried planes and one submarine was destroyed another probably was sunk and others may have been damaged the admiralty and air ministry an nounced Friday A reinforced surface escort also helped shepherd thc ships through the latest victory in the battle of the Atlantic a iciifflhy commimiqne said V Submarines made a series of at tacks over a period of two days but the convoy was undeterred In lie first stage of the journey Hudson Ventura liberator and Catalma planes of royal Canadian air force of the eastern command protected the ships Sunderlands and Halifaxes of the RAF coastal command took over on the approaches to Britain The midAtlantic gap was filled by planes from a British carrier The submarine known to have been destroyed was first dam aged by aircraft which caught it on the surface about lf miles from the convoy The commu nique told this story of the kill submarine made re pealed and unsuccessful at tempts lo dive It then en deavored to eel under way on the surface turning in slow circles with oil pouring from its tanks V Several members of the Uboats crew manned the for ward yuns but machineRun fire from the aircraft forced them back under cover Later the enemy abandoned ship and shortly afterward listing to port it slewed over and sank A number of survivors were picked up by the destroyer H M S Escapade and were made pri soners of war Buy War Savings Bond stamps from GtobeGMette Fargo Boy Loses Eye When Firecracker Explodes in Bottle FARGO Dak Despite thc scarcity of firecrackers this year a seven year old Fargo boy Saturday suffered the loss of an eye in the first accident of the season in this area Placing a lighted firecracker in a bottle caused the bottle to burst and a fragment struck Stewart Borgen son of Mrs Florence Borgen in thc right eye He was taken to a hospital where physicians found it necessary to remove the eye SENATE YIELDS TO DEMAND FOR NYA SHUTDOWN Joins House With Death Sentence for Youth Administration WASHINGTON sen ate voted 39 to 33 Saturday to yield to house demands for ending the National Youth administration The death sentence for the agency created in 1935 to provide ivorfc relief for youths between 16 and 24 was written into a 136 000000 laborfederal security ap propriations bill over the protests of a group led by Chairman Tru man D Mo of the senates war investigating committee By its vole thc senate receded from its own amendment allow ing the agency to op erate during the current fiscal year and accepted a house allow ance of 53000000 to finance NYAs liquidation by the end of 1943 Truman argued iti vain hat NYAs present program of train ing youths for work in war in dustry was absolutely essential The action cleared away all points of conflict in the laborse curity measure except a senate proposal requiring its confirma tion of all war manpower com mission employes making or more a year The measure was sent back lo a conference committee for a further attempt to win house acceptance of the rider spon sored by Senator McKcllar D V Boy 16 Gives Police One Week to Leave His Jail in Nebraska HARVARD Nebr Pinckney 16 gave the Harvard police just one week Saturday lo move out of his jail Robert is tired he said of being thrown otf his own property It is his jail he said even it he did become its owner by mistake and he wants the city to pay him or else Robert said he acquired the jail last month at a tax foreclosure sale He bought some property for for a victory garden and found the city building sitting on one of his lots He lias offered to resell the lot to the city for S40 plus S2I rent but so far the city fathers have refused to bargain And when he went to claim the jail the town marshal told him to gut out and the chief of police told him to stay out So Saturday Robert through his attorney Russell Mattson warned the city that he will institute an ejectment suit next week unless Mayor Nels Torlenson gels the police off his properv Meanwhile Robert has received a flood of offers lo buy the jail One group of war workers seek ing housing accommodations said they would pay S35 rent monthly if they could lake he bars off the windows CIVIC LEAGUE CONVENES DES MOINES Na tional Civic league composed of Americans of Italian ancestry Sat urday opened a twoday national convention here Miss Mary J Trcglia of Sioux City Iowa first woman president of the league presided Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Saturday afternoon followed by thun dershowers Saturday night and Sunday forenoon IOWA Occasional thundershow ers Saturday night and Sunday forenoon not temperature much change in MINNESOTA Occasional show ers extreme southeast portion Saturday night slightly cooler southwest and cast central por tions Little change in tempera ture remainder of state Satur day night Little change in temperature Sunday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday Minimum Friday night At 8 a m Saturday Rain 3 YEAH AGO Maximum Minimum 82 65 65 inch By ROGER Associated Press Uar Editor Saturday was the axisheralded deitag for an allied invasion but for the second time in two weeks the enemy alarm appeared to have fizzled and now the Ital ians beginning to perk up boasted in a Rome broadcast We arc preparing for a 3D years war On the Russian front the long battleline crackled with perhaps Ihe liveliest actions in four months of stalemate A nazi broadcast admitted that German troops had fallen back to strongly fortified new positions near Dorobuzh 50 miles east of Smolensk on Ihc central Moscow fronl and the soviet command said thc red armies were con tinuing to pound enemy defenses before Smolensk Sharper fighting was also re ported on the Leningrad fronl west of Rostov and in the Cauca sus A Berlin broadcast said German troops had beaten oft a soviet landing attempt near Novorossisk siegebound Black Sea naval basei after a heavy fight while Ihe Russians told of blasting German ships on both sides of Kerch Strait Nazi troops were reported con centrating across thc strait on the Crimea peninsula indicating that Ihe Germans might be preparing for a new thrust into the O ucasus CHARLES RUGEE KILLED BY CAR MasotiuCjtyan Struck by HitRun Charles M Rugee 43 who went to Des Moiiies recently to work in a war plant was killed early Saturday morning when he was struck by a car while crossing a street The driver of the car failed to stop according to word received here Mr Rugee suffered a skull frac ture He was apparently on his way lo his hotel room when struck He had been working at the Boyl Harness company for Ihc past Rugee 20 Seventeenth street southeast secretary in the superintendents office of the Milwaukee Road here left for Des NIPPONESE TO SHELL YANKEES Sharp Engagement in Central Solomons Revealed by Navy WASHINGTON cruisers and destroyers endeavor ins to turn their big guns on American positions on Rendova island were driven off by United Stales naval units in a sharp en gagement early Saturday This was reported Saturday by the navy which said the enemy task force of seven warships in cluded three cruisers and four week Mrs Moines her mother early Saturday morning Formerly of Milwaukee Mr Rugee hat been a resident of Ma son City for a number of years Funeral arrangements are incom plete Man Has Explanation for Beating Woman LOS ANGELES with beating Miss Joan Langholz in a dimly lit corridor of his apart ment house O C Watts explained I thought it was my wife They moved in the an unsuccessful DROWNS IN MISSISSIPPI DAVENPORT Clarence Anthony 18 of Davenport drowned when a canoe overturned in the Mississippi river Friday evening Fred J Meyer 27 his companion hung on to the canoe and was rescued by fishermen who later recovered Anthonys body Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlohcGazetfc carrier boy destroyers navy said bombardment attempt The size of thc United States force which met and repulsed Ihe Japanese ships was not dis closed by the navy which said however that the enemy ships retired in short order No de tails of the surface battle have been received it said It is possible that the American naval vessels identified only as surface craft coukl have pur sued the enemy out of the im mediate area and that the battle was still under way in that cen tral Solomons area Thc navy reported also that several of the crew were killed in the initial torpedo plane at tack which led to the sinking ot the transport McCawley in the action which moved United Stales forces into the outer defense ring of the Japanese The MeCawJey damaged by torpedo planes was sent to the bottom by an enemy submarine However most crew members had moved Japanese bombers escorted by zero fighters also joined in the at tacks on Rendova The navy added that damage they inflicted in their raid on July 2 Solomons time ivas negligible Menace Salamaua From 3 Sides ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN AUSTRALIA and Australian jungle fighters menaced the Japanese air base at Salamaua on the northeast coast of New Guinea from three sides Friday in the growing Pacific of fensive while in the central Solo mons al Ihc other end of a 700 mile arc pressure was maintained on the enemy basc al Munda Saturdays communique from headquarters of Gen Douglas MacArthur supreme commander of operations reported as the latest success a juncture of Aus tralian patrols from Mubo 12 miles south and inland from Sala maua with the Americans who landed on the coast of Nassau bay Wednesday This completed the first phase of thc new operations there In addition to patrols below anil behind that enemy base other iiatrols have been report ed alinvc il in the vicinity of Malolo V Realizing Ihc peril posed at Sala maua which has a good airdrome within easy fighter range of Japa neseheld New Britain island thc enemy sent 10 planes against the Americans at Nassau bay Thurs day afternoon the latest com U S SEIZES VIRU HARBORUnited States forces have occupied Rendova island in thc central Solomons and havd been shelling the Japs Mimda air base U S flag and open arrow five miles away allied headquarters in Aus tralia announced Seizure of Vim only harbor in the New Oeorgia area U S flag also was announced ;