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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRES HOME EDITION rmni CITY IOWA MINERS STOP WORK ACAIN 100 Allied Ships at Gibraltar 1 KAI II tv6V6cU llOW II n AAftmtuirM ALBIA wjcnaries Moniaoi 3 BATTLESHIPS 3 AIR CARRIERS ARE REPORTED Large Scale Naval Activity Is Cause of Much Speculation By ROGER GREENE Associated Press War Editor Bigscale naval activity was re ported Tuesday involving up wards of 100 warships and other vessels while in the skies allied bombers piled up fresh havoc on both the northern nnd southern ramparts of Europe In their pre invasion in softening up offen sive As a result of the shipping ac tivity at Gibraltar the British Mediterranean stronghold was buzzing with rumors that it would not be long before war material passing there would go into action An Associated Press dispatch from La Linea next door to Gib raltar said three aircraft earners threebattleships a number of cruisers and several destroyers left Gibraltar Sunday nightbut observers at La Linea could not say whether they headed into Mediteranean or In addition 92if relghters along with several transports and de stroyers were reported concen trated at The Rock German broadcasts nervously asserted Monday that June 22 was Der Tag for an allied in vasion of Europe and the Rome radio exhortedthe Italian peo ple to emulate Britains courage the threat of attack are confrontedwith the enemys own enemy which beaten and abandoned and faced with invasion amid ruins not only continued to resist but would have refused to negotiate with the victor an Italian broad cast said fluge Allied Force Is in North Africa LONDON largest concentration of allied shipping at Gibraltar since the start of the transports tankers and supply reported at an chor Tuesday Taking cognizance of growing allied strength in the Mediterran ean theater the Rome radio told its listeners to take their cue from the way Britain beaten and abandoned and faced with inva sion amid ruins rallied in 1940 and a responsible Italian spokes man acknowledged by implication that several hundred Ihoitsand al lied troops could open a second Iront successfully in Italy 4 The total number of allied in north Africa and the east never has been dis closed but probably exceeds IOMtM Prime Minister Churchill In a speech soon after the allied landing in north Af rica said more than men had been pat ashore in north west Africa during the first month alone These were in addition to Ihe number of tritish cishlh armv then m lihvn British eighth army then m Libya and British armies in Egypt Syria dispatch of huge reinforcements to Africa Apart from allied invasion prep aration in the southern theater U S army headquarters in Lon don announced the appointment of Brig Gen Daniel Noce one of the outstanding American specialists in landing operations to the Euro pean general staff Only last week Brig Gen James C Crockett the U S armys outstanding aulhority staff The spokesmans re cessful he have to use at least several hun dred thousand soldiers The British radio quoted the of the Attu Joined WASHINGTON than 400 Japanese troops were killed on Attu island Saturday night the navy reported Tuesday when three columns of United States soldiers advanced toward Chicha gof harbor where they joined Sunday The mopping up operations on the island apparently were con tinuing Tuesday with army troops stamping out pockets of Japanese resistance in the barren hills Officers here said that all or ganized resistance by the enemy had been broken however Navy communique No 397 North Pacific I On May 30 on Attu island Three separate columns of U S army troops coming in from ttie south southwest and west iespectively effected a junction on the shores of Chi chagof harbor In the forward movement of the U S army troops small Japanese groups offered weak re sistance Over 400 of the enemy were killed in the operations dur ing the night of May 2930 2 On May 30 army liberator consolidated B24 heavy bomb ers Mitchell North American B ZD medium bombers and war hawk P40 fightersat installations at RMKAptTires were started in the Oertrude cove the cairip area on abeached shiparidon the runway Look to Common Man for Leadership After War Willkie Urges DETROIT success of attempts to develop harmonious postwar international relations depends on our willingness lo av cept the leadership of the common man Wendell L Willkie told 450 delegates to the general assembly of Ihe Presbyterian church in the U S A Monday night The 1940 republican presiden tial candidate said it is often ar gued that the inability of a democ racy to act quickly in a crisis sug gests the substitution of leader ship from the top i This is an insidious argument he asserted That is the voice of our destruction We must at all hazards keep our leadership among the people At its best it is based on the principles of truth and justice by which all nations must live as well as individuals Safest Memorial Day Weekend in History Reported for U S By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation looked back Tuesday on its safest Memorial day week end in years counting 230 holiday M1K S3KI fatalities as compared to 304 last ands more year and an average peacetime toll of 400 lives 76 li ing rains airpfanes and other means services and holiday work shifts i war plants were credited with fccting the sharp decrease in number of violent deaths heter as writing hat it is clear to all Italians that the allies are trying to break Italian resis tance with air raids The inva sion itself will start with a landing on the island Fantel leria in the Sicilian narrows the correspondent said American landing barges crammed with men and supplies i U S an oriAttuinthe Aleutians Portly after the Chinese Rout 5 Nipipion Divisions ENCOURAGED BY AIR SUPPORT Japs Thrown Back in Disorder Toward Ichang CHUNGKING on by General Hsuoh Yueh the lit ter tiger and encouraged by ail support overhead battletired Chinese troops were announced Tuesday to have routed complete ly five Japanese divisions in a victory liailed in free China as the greatest in six years of war The Japanese were thrown back in disorder and uith heavy losses toward Ichang iheir Yangtze river base the high command said Chinese quarters in this PH risionai capital were elated over the reports from the Yangtze front where the enemy divi sions involving perhaps men were said to have been trapped in a big encirclement The Japanese had thrust out from Ichang in a manypronged threat to Chungking Up to May 27 more than 4000 Japanese dead had been removed from the battlefields it was re ported and the allfront coun terattacks ot the past two days were said to have added thous Chinese quarters here pre and turned through the brilliant cx accidents invfllv ecution of a wellconceived and Even the German on the German army joined the worried over the prosS of an staff landing Gen Kurt Dietmar Grnan rado As She situation now siandq after the painful loU ol T5r Auilbld some danger has come nearer to us However our enemy has not come nearer though he will ji he wants to light for a decision wellconceived and homicide large scale plan of campaign on both sides ol the Yangtze ami ulirly southward of the river General Hsueh Yueh hero of the three battles in which the Japanese failed to take Changsha capital of Hunan province was said to have ordered his veteran troops on the north Hunan front to die fighting rather than re turn humiliated The heartening sight of allied planes overhead daring the op eratinns carried out in dif ficult mountain territory thrilled and stimulated the Chinese troops who except for a few rare occasions have been accwtemed fighting without npyort a 3d Mbject to M attacks from the mir Simultaneously with the land advances Chinese headquarters announced that a large number of allied heavy bombers presum ji prcsum luuno ounaay in the Des M ably American and an escort of river near Adclphi Iowa Chinese fighters teamed u cor o Chinese fighters teamed up Mon China invaders in House Approves Compromise PayasYouGo Tax Measure Would Cancel 75 to 100 Per Cent of One Years Income Levy WASHINGTON com promise payasyougo income tax bill canceling 75 to 100 per cent of one years individual tax liability was passed by the house Tuesday in quiet climax to a hot and historic fight which has gripped congress for four months The vote was 256 to 114 The action which sends the measure now Jo the senate where quick approval is anticipated came in the Hnal drive to shift Ihe nations 40000000 taxpayers to a current basis under a 20 IXHcent withholding tax Collec tion of the levy would start one month from Tuesday Representative Dmighton D veteran chairman of the ways and means committee told the house in the closing minutes of debate that senate members of the conference committee met the house representatives more than half way in making the compromise and that the ques tion had boiled down to one of this or nothing is the best compromise we were able lo work out after five hard gruelling days of confer ence agree d Representative Knutson ranking mi nority member ot the committee who plugged long months unsuc cessfully for the Rural skipa taxyear alternative But there was a final futile outcry against even the new compromise Representative Cooper fDTenu protested that the bill would have the effect of transferring an unjust and un fair part of the cost of war from the wealthy on to the shoulders of those in the lower income brackets The rollcall vote was tolled off only a few minutes after Repre sentative Robertson D Va said The president has sent word to the speaker that if you adopt this report he will sign it The appeals of Doughlon and Robertson won a substantial number of democrats to the sup port of the compromise The re publicans voted nearly solidly tor it BODY DES MOINES body found Sunday in the Des Moines river near Adclphi Iowa was identified as that of Andrew Vencc 70 former Des Moines bar ber missing from his home since May 14 according lo Dr A E Shaw Polkcounty coroner Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Showers and scattered thunderstorms Tues day afternoon and night and Wednesday forenoon Not much change in temperature IOWA Scattered showers Tues day night and Wednuesdav forenoon MINNESOTA Scattered showers Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon with a few thunder storms south portion no decided change in temperature MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather stnlistics Maximum Monday 7 Minimum Monday night fi2 At 8 n m Tuesday IH At p m Tuesday 80 12 inch YEAR AGO Maximum so Minimum 61 Precipitation 25 US CONTINUES SAVAGERJUMNG PACE ON ITALY Yanks Suffer Amazingly Low Losses in Face of Dwindling Opposition By DANIEL DE LUCE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA Amer ican air attack on Pantelleria and Sardinia Italys outpost islands was maintained at a sivage pace Monday ind flying fortresses gave Foggia the aviation and railway center on the mainland its third heavy bombing in four days Incurring amazingly low losses in thi face of dwindling opposi tion the Americans shot down four of the enemys planes in the sweeping assaults for a loss of two of their own It was officially slated that the confirmed score lor destruction of enemy aircraft in may was 337 planes shot down in combat against an allied loss of 108 Large numbers of enemy air craft were destroyed on the ground tit the impoitant Foggia airdrome in the latest flying for tress blow saidthe official state ment but in accordance with the air commands new policy no ex act figure was given The airfield was blanketed with bursting bombs nnd photographs showed severe damage to two hangars and barracks The freight yards slalion boxcars and ware houses were left in tangled wreck age in the attack on railroad fa cilities Foggia airdrome BO miles north cast of Naples and on the opposite side of the peninsula from Naples was well known during the first World war as a training field American army pilots The city 02000 population is 440 miles from Tunis There must have been 25 Junkers on the fietd Rows of bombs crisscrossing the field looked like a bunch of weeds in a cornpatch commented First Lt Marion D Jones navi gator Memphis Tenn The fortresses fleiv unescorted to the attack just a day after more than SO liberators from the mid dle cast command had laid paths of destruction across Foggias in stallations Two score or so liber ALBIA Montgom ery president of United Mine Workers district No 3 which in cludes all Iowa union miners said men are not working Tues day We dont have a contract he added The deadline here as well as nationally was midnight Mon day night The cessation of mining activi ics affects about 3000 miners Montgomery said In the fa and winter when the mines are work ing at greater speed the number of employed miners rises to be tween 4000 and 5000 he reported Adams Quits ators also made a last Friday heavy attack of the four enemy ilancs shot down Monday were ac counted for during the mid Buy War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier nr Willkie Undecided on Going Into Primary Vote in Ohio Says He Might Get 1944 GOP Nomination in Spite of Himself OBERLIN Ohio L Willkie told a press confer ence Tuesday he hadnt decided whether to enter Ohios repub lican presidential primary and declared he might get the 1M4 G O P nomination in spite of myself Asked whether he had to enter the race for Ohio delegates Willkie responded I havent decided whether I will be a candidate and therefore I cannot answer that question He went on to relate Ham Fish is against me Gerald I K Smith H against me and I Landon is against me If this keeps up I may be nominated in spite of myself After reporters had filed out Willkie reopened the door ana volunteered Say add Colonel McCormick of tile Chicago Trib une lo that list The 1940 republican presiden tial candidate came to Oberlin to receive a degree of doctor of laws nnd stayed lo address an alumni luncheon 5n an interview with the Cleveland News Willkie declared the republican party has no chance of electing its roin in 1944 unless its platform and ils candi date both recognize that he countries of the world are inter dependent and the United Slates aboul cooperation between all nations and play its full part in the preservation of peace anci economic stability He gnve the News this an alysis of Ihe 1944 election In spite of all the talk you hear to the contrary President Roosevelt still holds the solid south Any republican candidate can be expected to carry Ihe mid western agricultural states winch have no large metropolitan ctn lers The election will be decided in Ohio Michigan and the east ern states and possibly by Pacific coast stales LEWIS CHIEF OF vv uiiuilg iium piirUTIO Montgomery UMW SILENT AS TRUCE EXPIRES OPA Chief DES MOINES B Adams OPA administrator for the Des Moines district said Tuesday that he had filed his resignation with Raymond S McKoough re gional administrator in effective June 5 Adams who operates the slates largest farm at Odebolt Iowa is expected lo be succeeded by Rue E Walters of Harlan Iowa The retiring administrator has been serving without pay Walters also will serve without compensation if is elected I havent any statement to makeAdams said in confirming reports that he had filed his res ignation PERKINS NOT FOR NEW LABOR LAWS Secretary of Labor Hits AntiStrike Bill WASHINGTON of Labor Perkins while noting that there have been serious vio lations of the nostrike agreement and asserting that John L Lewis is entirely wrong in his position that he wont go before the war labor board reiterated Tuesday that she opposes new labor legis lation Enactment of the SmilliCon nnlly antistrike bill she told the house military committee on the eve of its scheduled consideration by the house would be harmful to the war effort The labor secretary said she be lieves the practical way to handle the labor situation at this lime was to continue operation under existing machinery and through voluntary coopcraJion rather thnn through compulsory measures She was one of four major of ficials who opposed the Smith Connally bill in n Ictlcilo Speak er Raybiirn severil weeks after the military committee had op proved it by a 21 to 0 vote Of the other three called to testify only John J McCloy as sistant secretary of war showed up Secretary of the Navy Knox and War Shipping Administrator EmorjS Land were reported to have been excused from attend ance McClpry repealed his opposition and said he believed voluntary cooperation between labor and the government is the best solu tion to the laborproblem STORM BREAKS 130 WINDOWS Wind Carries 1 5 Steel Corn Bins at Malvern MALVERN Winds that ucijcuuviii unu me uniieu suites that oaiu uuiy Tncre were no reports must play its full part in bringing reached tornado proportions ac of disorders and only scattered ac companied by heavy hail smashed and porches of residences here Monday night Fifteen empty AAA steel corn bins were twisted and carried three blocks by the vindl bins were al blockcd DIES FROM INJURIES RED OAK Herschal Lawson 22 son of Mr and Mrs Chaffec Ark of injuries suffered while riding in an ammunition truck which was involved in an accident was Montgomery countys casually of World Hie tenth known war II Walkout Appears to Be 100 Per Cent Effective for UMW Personnel By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ignoring stern warnings from President Roosevelt that a nationwide coal strike could not be tolerated vir tually every one of John L Lewis united mine workers stayed away from the gov ernmentoperated pits Tues day despite continuing nego tiations to reach si contract There are some halfmil lion members of Lewis union in the approximately ilaO soft coal and 450 hard coal mines now under federal control although reports indicate that main tenance men are remaining at work to keep the shafts ready for a speedy return to production Although not a strike in the view ot bushybrowed UMW chieftain who said his men simply would refuse to trespass on mine property at the expiration of a twice extended Contract the stop page nonetheless halted the flow of vital fuel to the na tions warbusy industrial plants The walkout appeared by laic morning o be virtually 100 pel cent effective in all fields opera ting with UMW personnel al though a number of mines contin ued in production They are manned however either by non union workers those affiliated with the AFL progression mine workers union or with independ ent unions At leist one exception was reported however Mines in the Pittsburgh Kans field in UMW district 4 reported all men at work except for a IDman crew of shovel loaders The number re maining al work was not immedi ately nvailible Soft coal operators resumed their negotiations with Lewis on portaltoportal pay chief stumblingblock In the contract at a m Neither side hail any comment The while house wos silent il though Mr Roosevelt m a radio address to the miners and to the nation May day alter he di rected Sccretiivy ekes to take over operation of Ihe pits during the coal crisis said the war effort must not be hampered by any one individual or by the leaders of any one group here back home The chief executive spoke al that time only shortly after Lewis had announced the second exten sion of the coal truce under which Ihe mines had been operating since April 1 an extension that expired last midnight That expiration brought nn word from Lewis to his men But none was needed Me had made clear previously that the miners would not trespass when the contract ran out First reports from the coal fields boie out earlier predictions that production ot both soft and hard coal by Lewis halfmillion miners would hall at midnight Afore than threefifths of that number were idle in two states alone Most of Pennsylvanias 100000odd sort coal miners and an additional 60COO anthracite diggers ignored the whistles in tended to summon them for day shift duty There were no reports r picketing In West Virginia an es rf jlilr in Y v n y in flrj 130 plate glass windows in busi limaled 130000 men stayed home ness houses and damaged roofs Chaffec Ark of iniuripc LiftnrfA i worK unless The eastern Ohio coal fields which employ 16000 of that states 31m miners also took on a holiday appearance Tom Marks UMW representative for district 6 said as far as I know theres not a mine working in eastern Ohio Starks added that the general feeling among the miners is that rvirnih eMcnds the truce or a con tract is signed That seemed to sum up the situation everywhere First rcporls indicated at least men were idle in Kentucky 13000 of them in the Harlan area ;