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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 7, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AKO ARCH KOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION rnnri VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PIUCVS AND UNITED PRESS WIRES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 7 1943 TIUS CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 206 NONSTOP RAIDS SCAR PANTELLERIA Southern Europe Faces Allied Concentration MIGHTY FORCE IS POISED FOR BLOW AT AXIS London Herald TK Genera1 Marshall May Command Invasion By HARRISON SALISBURY LONDON multi plied Monday that Ihe mightiest allied war machine yet assembled men amply supported by planes warships transports and assault be un leashed against southern Europe within a matter of clays perhaps hours The Daily Herald speculated that Gen George C Marshall chief of staff of the U S army and at last reports still in north Africa would be appointed commander of the invasion forces poised along a 3OMmile stretch of the Mediterranean from Morocco to Syria Quoting what it called sugges tions made in American and Brit ish circles the Herald said Mar shall might have his lieutenants Gen Dwight D Eisenhower the present Mediterranean supreme and Gen Sir Harold R L G Alexander present chief of ground forces in the theater as his lieutenants The feeling is strong in Amer ican circles that Marshall will re main outside America lor the du ration of the war and transfer his Mitt ranean or to ater the Herald said It is con fidently believed that an Ameri can will command any allied of fensive in the Mediterranean and a British general might direct any invasion of northern Europe General belief that the allies will strike momentarily was strengthened by a report from the Spanish border town of La Linea that Gibraltar harbor now is practically empty of war and merchant ships following a series of largescale movements involv ing hundreds of ships such as pre ceded the AngloAmerif land ings in North Africa his ber The 1100mile round trip raid by more than 100 fljrinc fort resses Saturday on the Italian naval base at Spezia was be lieved designed to cripple the Italian fleet in advance of the invasion of southern Europe Bomb bursts were observed by fortress pilots among three Italian battleships the 35000ton Lit torio class anchored in Spezia harbor and near misses were be lieved to have damaged at least two of them The immobilization ot the Italians fleet at Spezia is an essen tial prelude to the allied inva sion the Daily Telegraphs naval correspondent said To have the maximum strategic effect attacks such as that on Spezia should be delivered at the last possible mo ment before the invasion so that the enemy has no time to recover from the blow It was recalled that British bombers severely bombarded Naples Italys biggest port in ad vance of the allied invasion of North Africa last year Plans for the mediterranean offensive as completed during conferences among Prime Min ister Churchill Marshall Eisen hower and other allied leaders at Algiers last week were be lieved designed first to shatter the axis by knocking Italy out of Ihe war It was believed likely that Italy would be given a practical demonstration of the allies over whelming strength by the seizure of one or more of the stepping stone islands of Sicily Sardinia Crete and the Dodecanese Next might come an ulti matum to Italy to surrender peaceably with the prospect of more generws postwar terms or face a pulverising attack in cluding an aerial bombardment of Rome itself The weight of the allied air raids on Sicily Sardinia and Pantclleria al ready have demonstrated what may be in store for the Italian mainland U the allies establish air bases on Sicily and Sardinia all Italy including Rome Naples Venice and Trieste would be laid open to air assault on a vast scale Further the allies could pointout Spain Given New Attention in Strategy STOCKHOLM from Berlin and Rome Monday said that axis leaders were ex pressing fears that the allies may strike a hard invasion blow through Spain Observers here immediately surmised thai the reports fil tered through strict censorship might be Ihe prelude to German and Italian plans to march into Spain to set up air bases to de fend the European fortress belter It also was recalled that Gen Francisco Franco was reported to have said he would call on the other side for assistance should the allies or axis invade Spain v Rome dispatches said the Italian press had warned that the allies may strike through Spain still weak from the blood letting ol the long civil war Spain would provide eiihcr bel ligerent with good air bases For the allies observers said it would be an ideal bridgehead from which to furnish aerial cover for landing operations in western or southern France Berlin dispatches said German leaders were looking anxiously to ward Spain but axis reports were quoted as saying Franco was pre pared for any eventuality After the Hitler and Mussolini conference April 12 there was considerable speculation that Spain might figure in axis plans f buttress Europe were North Africa lost While Italy was steadily being bombed into impotence Spain loomedever moreimportant i the axis hoped blows at Mediterranean shipping Francos recent appeal s for re striction of bombing was inter preted here as a plea not only for Germany and Italy but lor Spain herself It followed by a month a peace feeler from the Spanisl leader Working Clothes in Style for Scrap Drive Jap Soldier in Field Eats Highly Nutritious Food Bureau Reports WASHINGTON The board ot economic warfare after a study of Japanese army rations reported Monday that the Japa nese soldier in the field eats a highly nutritious scientifically balanced diet Instead of just rice as many Americans imagined the ration consists of a standard ration bis cuit a health drink called marin which contains tactic acid a yeast preparation called florylin wheat germ tablets and a tinned ration labeled rice and bean curd BEW experts decided some of these foods while strange and unappetizing to western taste supply all essential elements of a CITY FATHERS GETTING the city coun cil met for its regular monthly meetingMondayitsfirst job was to express approval of ami full cooperation with the cleanup scrap drive Tuesday The city fathers even tried on overalls since working clothes are to bo worn by the men of the city when they gather at Central park Tuesday morning at 7 oclock to start the cleanup drive From lett to right are H C Brown Mayor Carl Gnipp City Manager Herbert T Barclay A J Marshall John Gallaghyand Ray E Pauley More than 60 trucks are signed up to meet at the park Tuesday morning They will be manned by local merchants and their male employes who are devoting halt a day to the scrap drive local businesses being closed until noon Cafes and luncheon counters however will open at 11 a m balanced diet including and minerals vitamins Editor Branagan 51 Dies at Emmetsburg EMMETSBURG William Branagan 51 editor of the Em metsburg Democrat died at the Veterans hospital at Des Moines Sunday after an illness of six months from neuritis Mr Branagan served in the navy in World war I and later was associated in business with his father W I Branagan as edi tor of the Democrat The sen ior Branagan died in 1933 and William had been editor and pub lisher since Both William and liis father had served as chairmen of the county democratic central committee for many jears William was demo cratic nominee for congress about a dozen years ago Surviving are the widow who is postmaster at Emmetsburg and two sons William Jr and Thomas both of whom are serv ing their country with the ma rines Funeral will be Wednesday at a m at the Assumption church the Very Rev William Mason officiating that their occupation of Italy hardly would inflict more suffer ing than the Germans already have The Sunday Times quoted a Stockholm report that Dr Schmidt Berlin press chief told a diplomat in the German capita that Italy soon would drop oui of the war and added that even for us its only a question of time and a clerk be oil duty at grocery stores to take orders for afternoon delivery The businessmen ami their male employes are allsched uled to meet in the park ami help with gatheriiurthe scrap while the women employes will be at their homes to gather the scrap there and pile it in the parkings for the trucks to pick tip The half day is not a holiday it was emphasized by members of the locil salvage committee local business men are paying their employes to assist in the scrap drive during the hours involved The cleanup drive is comity wide with Clear Lake Rock Falls and Plymouth business houses closing in the afternoon and the others in the forenoon A farm to farm collection also will be made ii the rural areas Lock photo Kayenay engraving New Cabinet Is Formed in Argentina BULLETIN MONTEVIDEO Diplo matic circles said Monday four ultraconservative cabinet mem bers of Argentinas new provi sional government had resinned in a crisis developed by differ ences over prospective foreign polities The haxe enveloping foreign policy seemed to be clearing as diplomatic circles said they were assured that the cabinet under Gen Pedro Ram irez was now free from extreme rightwine nationalists BUENOS AIRES Ar turo Rawson resigned as head ot Argentinas new government Mon day and charged Gen Pedro Ram irez with organizing a new regime after the two revolutionary lead ers had tailed to agree on the con stitution of a cabinet Rawson who ousted President Ramon S Castillo in a coup detat last Friday was was to have been sworn in as president at noon Monday In a brief communique he announced that the impossibil ity of reaching an agreement on the constitution of a new cabi net had compelled him to resign as leader of the revolutionary forces and chief of the provis ional Government At the same time Ramirez min ister of war under Castillo an slated to hold the same post undo Rawson issued a statement ad vising the people and the arme forces that he had assumed th powers abandoned by Rawson He also announced postponcmen ol Mondays scheduled swear ingin ceremonies for which a na tional holiday had been decree There was no indication as when the Ramirez administratio might be sworn in The rapid change in Argentina confusing political situation fa lowed by only a few hours the is snance of a decree by Rawson dis solving congress which was have convened Tuesday The de cree saic that at the proper tim measures will be taken for th constitution of a new congress There were no further detai on the disagreement between th two leaders or the revolution Some observers expressedthe opinion however that Kawson had been considered from the very first as not quite in line with the ultra Tightest politica tinge of his new ministers DEATH CLAIMS WILL MANLEY Businessman Had Been III for 16 Months William Mnnioy who was cn agctl in business here for many years died at oclock Sun day afternoon at his home lOtt Second street southwest He had been ill for 16 months Born Aug 2 1866 in Negunnee Mich then moved to Iowa wilh riis parents in 1869 living first in Dnawa and moving in 1870 to Blenco In 1882 he went to Sloan and came to Mason City in 1015 The Maniey brothers operated theManlcy Brothers department store from 1915 until 1934 Surviving Mr Maniey are his brothers John M of Cincinnati Ohio Anthony James B Joseph P Bernard E of Mason City and a sister Mary Katherine of Ma son City One brother Daniel G of Sioux City preceded him in death in December 1B40 Funeral services will be held at oclock Wednesday morning at the St Josephs Catholic church with Father Carl E Kurt officiat ing Burial will be at St Josephs Catholic cemetery The Rosary will be said at the Meyer funeral home Monday and Tuesday eve nings at 8 oclock The Meyer funeral home in charge Miners Back on Job Sign of New Crisis in Dispute Seen Dissension Among Southern Operators on Issues Reported WASHINGTON bulk of John L Lewiss halfmillion coal miners trudged back to their pits Monday under fourth truce igrccmcnt even is indications ap peared ot a new crisis in the pro onged of dis sension among the southern op 11 Bodies Removed From Plane Wreckage AUSTIN Nov OJR Eleven bodies one of which may be thai of Col P R Love New York ranking air transport officer and former associate of Charles A Lindbergh were being brought here by pack mule Monday aft er their removal from the wreck age of an army transport plane on a 10000foot mountain peak The wreckage of the plane was dis covered Saturday by a civil air patrol pilot Hours after Ihe men returned to work with a few excep the UMW chieftain and his aides closeted themselves briefly wilh operator represen tatives to dicsuss the next step in their interrupted negotia tions A few minutes after the group retired behind closed doors Lew is emerged to report that the miners had reccsseed to permit an operators caucus He said the ne gotiators had received no word from the war labor board which last week ordered Ihe contract talks halted until actual produc tion had been resumed and added he had no other comment The WLB also was silent but a board oflicial who declined use of his name said he doubted that the board would issue formal in a resumption of he put it the structions for negotiations As miners and operators would be smart just lo go ahead without waiting for a WLB nod in the morning formal negotiations were resumed by a sabcommittee composed of Charles ONeil and former Sen ator Edward Burke represent ing the northern and southern operators respectively and Lewis and Percy Tellow of the UMW The bargaining talks lasted only briefly however and the op amon shortly full UMW negotiating group at p m There was no com ment Interests in the wage dispute shifted from the miners whose no ctfntracl no work stand last week production plants more than 10000000 tons of coal 0 the operators were re divided on the ciuesUon of vhcthcr to seek a new contract ot he conference tablc or ask Cor ad judication of all issues by the war labor board While there was ho clearly defined geagn phical division most of the northern commercial operators were represented as feelinff the portalloportal pay issue should be settled with the union in negotiations scheduled lo resume the sooner the better if A large segment of the southern operators on the other hand was reported holding out for a referees ruling by the WLB an agency which United Mine Leader John L Lewis has denounced as prej udiced While Ihe wrangling continues in Washington reports from the coal fields indicated that near normal production was being re sumed after a six day interruption Only scattered breaks in the back towork front were indicated by an earlymorning survey A UMW local at Houston Pa representing 800 men voted Sun day not to resume work until a contract is signed and three large Ohio mines employing 2730 of that Mates 21000 miners likewise were idle A local dispute kepi 1000 employes of a Pennsylvania anthracite colliery away from work The miners returned to work at the direction of President Roosevelt but union leaders in acceding to the presidents wishes set a June 20 deadline for settling their demands for a S2 a day wage eralors again caucasscd themselves adjourning after noon to meet again with the HEAVY RAIDS MADE ON KISKA Reveal Attacks on Munda Choiseul Isle WASHINGTON UP bombing raids on the Japanese at Kiska in the Aleutianswere re lorlocl by the navy Monday ina communique which told nlso of he bombiny of Munda oh New jcorgia island and enemy posi Lions on Choiseul island in the Solomons At Choiseul bombs si lenced enemy gun emplacements but at Kiska and Munda results of the attacks were not observed Ramirez was generally regarded as having more pronounced right est tendencies than Rawson but the effect his leadership would have on Argentinas foreign policy was not immediately clear Union Leader Charges Packard Strike Caused by Klan in Detroit DETROIT TV Production of aviation and marine engines at the Packard Motor Car company was reported back to near normal Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy AIRMEN BLAST OTHER ITALIAN DEFENSE KEYS Heavy Bombers Pound Both Sides of Metsina Sbait With Attacks By CARL C CRANMEK Associated Press War Editor Fanlelleria island the Italian Jibrallar which has been all but iiilverized by weeks of aerial and laval pounding bore the scars ot new roundtheclock American combing offensive Monday as a ontinuing scriesolstrategy con erences focused attention on al icd invasion preparations Pantelleria standing on the pos ible ferry route of an invasion ivnvy underwent a series of heavy issautts both through Saturday night and Sunday an allied head quarters communique said while U S airmen from the desert air orce pounded with their fouren iined bombers at both sides ot Messina strait between Sicily and he Italian mainland Other war headlines Prime Minister Churchills busy round of confer ences in London alter his return rom America stirs speculation that new phases ot allied plans are being put in readiness AIR in aerial as sault on Germany from Britisli bases stirs question where is the RAF Arouses speculation that British air force may be shitting bases for concentrated blows from other directions Arrival of large contingent of American airmen strengthens U S air force in Britain announce 752 nazi planes destroyed in week of fierce aerial warfare on east ern front S Pacific com mander in chief Admiral Chester W Nimitz hints mysteriously nt carrying trouble to the Japa nese says Pacific area is getting Us share of U S men and sup plies S navy an nounces Japanese destroyer sunk corvette and cargo ship set afire 15 planes shot down in air battle of Bougainville island Four American planes lost Japanese claim 20 allied pianos shot down again tar get for continuous aerial assaults raided five limes by American airmen on Friday expand gains counter offensive In upner Yangtze The aerial assault on Panlel eria island followed its I first Bombardment in a week by units r the British navy which sent hells screaming into coastal de cnscs at dawn Saturday These attacks obviously were designed to knock out the islands defenses preparatory to actual landing attempts or to neutralize military establish ments hat the enemy Karri sou would be powerless to in terfere with an amphibious at tack elsewhere Weather Report FORECAST MASON showers M o n d a y afternoon through Tuesday Little change in tem perature IOWA Continued cool with mod erate showers and scattered thunderstorms Monday night nd Tuesday forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional rain Monday night and Tuesday fore noon slowly rising temperature west portion Monday night and entire state Tuesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 60 Minimum Sunday night 44 At 8 a m Monday 33 YEAR AGO Maximum 81 Minimum 59 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 58 Minimum Saturday night 54 At 8 a m Sunday 36 Monday asarmy authorities sought the instigators of a strike over a racial dispute there and a union leader charged that he had absolute evidence that the strike was prompted by agents of the ku klux klan acting for the enemy The charge came from R J Thomas president of the United Automobile Workers who snid he was submit ting his evidence to the federal bureau of investigation and thai he would also ask an investigation by the LaFollette civil liberties I committee of the senate Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Tiain YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 11 inclv S7 65 26 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Whats the Meaning of That Revolution in ARGENTINA for an interesting slant on this timely question turn to the full text of ONE MANS OPINION A KGLO Radio Commentary by EARL HALL GIobflGazctlo Mnnaninp Editor Columns 3 and 4 Editorial Poge in This Issue In all phases of Ihe war Italys position appeared to be growing more desperate The largest formations of American flying fortresses ever sent from Africa flew 1400 miles round trip Saturday to the naval sase of La Spezia to tumble heavy cargoes bombs on a concentration of Premier Mussolinisuattlefleet Some of the returning airmen laid bombs fell among Jhree 35 000ton battleships the Littorio Viltorio Veneto and the Roma damaging at least one and pos sibly all three damaging a cruiser blowing up a merchant ship and doing great damage to port installations There was so much smokeand fire that an of ficial report on the wreckage was left until later reconnaissance The raid by more than 100 fort resses was the farthest north raid yet made from North Africa This onslaught against Mus solinis ate card against in vasion was matched by the audacity of British submarines prowling the gnlfs and harbors of the Italian coast A British admiralty communi que Sunday said one submarine had shelled an airfield on the north coast while others had sunk six ships damaged a seventh and probably torpedoed an eighth in forays into the Gulf oE Genoa Catania bay off Monte Carlo on the Riviera the Gulf oE Policnstro south of Naples and the straits between Sardinia and Corsica The axis continued to pour air strength into the defense of Pan ;