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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAKR THAT MAKfS AkL NotTH OWANS NIlGHiOK MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY HOME EDITION imnri THIS PAPEH CONSISTS Or TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE LUNsisTs or TWO SECTIONS VSECTION out gQg BOMBS BIG GUNS ROCK PANTELLERIA Ultimatum Wtfi HEARING COAL MINE PAY DISPUTE IS SI Agreement Between Miners and Some of Operators Possible WASHINGTON wai labor board Wednesday ordered public hearing for Thursday o the unresolved issues in the coa mine wage dispute while almos simultaneously a fresh possibilitj of agreement between the miners and1 sonic of the operators arose The curators both north am south already had formally noli fied theWLB by telegram that nc agreement on portaltoportal paj or other issues had been reachec within the 15day period allottei by the board Both sides hai openly conceded late Tuesday tha negotiations were in a state o virtual collapse The possibility developed Wednesday however that UMW President John L Lewis was using his previously employed strategy of splitting off some of the operators and signing with some of them This Was only in the realm o possibility and no one woulc hazard a prediction However i sudden burst of activity devel oped when the joint wage confer ence reconvened at 9 a m cen tral fwar timein accordance with trie rules Ilie miners had re of the lo agree to lurh pending the call of chair Lewis and Charles ONeill spent more than an hour con ferring privately Wednesday ONeill is the principal spokes man for the northern Appala chian group of operators which signed up separately with the united mine workers two years ago and did the same thing in January when a supplementary agreement was being negotiated to cover sixday operation of the mines Tn a telegram to representa tives of the owners and Lewis president of the united mine workers the board said it would be ready to receive at that time such reports as any party to the dispute may care to sub mit on the issues still in dis pute or on any phas of the boards directive order of May 25 in order that the hoard may proceed to final disposition of the controversy Thus far in the three months controversy Lewis has con sistently refused to recognize the boards jurisdiction and has de clined to appear at any of its hearings Wednesdays order therefore posed the question whether Lewis would now cooperate with the board or simply hold aloof and make no change in the present working order which instructed the miners that they were to work up to and including June 160 Field Companies ofWAACsonDuty Major Edlund Says im 180 field companies of the worn ens army auxiliary corps now on active duty in army posts and air bases in the United States and overseas says Major Harold A WAAC recruiting direc from Washington to as sist in a recruiting drive Major Edlund wid last night that within six months or less Thest WAAC field companies have made an record tor them four companie impressive selves He said only anies nave been in the field for as much tLSl tmollths and that within the last month 126 companies gone to army posts When the womens corps was organized a year ago he recalled the authorized strength was 25 when the authorization caine to expand the WAACS to 150000on Nov 29 1M2 there were 15000 enrolled y there are 63000 thousands more by July I Ruml Thinks Congress Should Use Adequate Technical Services CEDAR RAPIDS ley Ruml author of the payas yougo tax plan said Tuesda night that congress should provid itself with more adequate tech meal and professional services i order to make itself less clums and more effective Congress has not made the pro vision for its own needs that mod ern times require he said an as a result has been too dependen on occasional and fortuitous con sultation with outside experts Ruml addressing the Ceda Rapids Chamber of Commerce suggested that the library of con gress be made headquarters fo the new services lending itself in a technical capacity to the need of the nation He said that congress despite it occasional clumsiness possessed the qualities necessary to maintain the nations legislative vitality Ir it he said are to be found th Wisdom the intuitive sense of bal ance and the authority that cat brmg helpful reforms into being CHINESE SMASH JAP DEFENSES Inflict 200 Casualties With Surprise Attack CHUNGKING Chines dispatches reported Wednesday that Generalissimo Chiang Kai sheks forces had smashed the Japanese defense Une southeast o Hwajung the key to the Chinese riceproducing region around Lafc Tungting in northern Hunan prov ince ma sudden attack on the de fenses of the town north of the e Chinese inflicted more than 200 casualties and captured quantities of equipment the dis patches said In addition more than 206 Japa nese trying to swim to safetj across the river flowing near the town were reported drowned Other dispatches reported the recapture of three important points including Shihlipu 50 miles east of lehang and on the highway o Hankow in the northern sec lor of the upper Yangtze front 450 American Born laps Refused tovSwear Allegiance to US A N G E L E S hundred and fifty American born Japanese at the Poston Ariz re ocation center refused to swear allegiance to the United States according to testimony recorded Wednesday by a Dies subcommit Ralph M Gelvin assistant di ector of the center said the Jap nese were asked Willyou swear allegiance to he United Stales and forswear llegiance to the emperor of lo other foreign Gelvin said 450 refused and 180 tliers evaded the question with a the 630 questioned only M vere women he said All were outside th amp Gelvin said There arc 11 300 Nisie at Poston Questioned about a report that f American birth vere studying Japanese at Poston eivn sad they were learning he tongue preparatory to beinf Savage Dont yoi know thst Japanese anguage schools were lpanese James teadman inquired I dont think theres anythinc ubvcrsive in the military imcHi ence Gelvin said mpioye to he FACED SADDEST MISSION MIDLAND Tex nussion of his s the parents of his Biu that Bin He had go down in got ofl the KNOX DECLARES INITIATIVE IN WAR NOW OURS Feeling of Foe Akin to That Which We Had After Pearl Harbor ANNAPOLIS Md tary of the Navy Frank Knox de clared Wednesday that secret in formation to us says the feeling in Tokyo and Berlin is akin lo ours after Pearl Harbor The choice place and time for slrikin is now ours Abandoning almost completelj his prepared text tor a graduatioi address to approximately 760 na val academy midshipmen Knoi ilso asserted There is a lot irresponsibK talk about a second front Tociaj there are eight fronts not one western Mediterranean eastern Must Win Save Freedom of Air as Well as Sea ANNAPOLIS Md United States must be deter mined to win and maintain freedom ot the air Secretary of Navy Frank Knox Wednes day told the largest graduating class in the history of the U S naval academy As other venerations have won and saved the freedom ef the seas Krad freedom of the air as well The stakes in this war are double for now the slues are highways too and men can come and jo upon the air The air is a new symbol of freedom or instru ment of either freer movement than we have ever known or an instrument of oppression with which a single nation could en slave the earth This was the second class to graduate after three instead of usual four years at the academy Many of the gradu ates were sons of naval of ficers or of enlisted men in the navy One of these was Nor man Scott Jr son of Rear Ad miral Norman Scott who lost j Curing the naval baltle Guadalcanal last Nov 1315 the nnrth P toutl1 north Pacific Russia and China T 9f navy secretary recalled that shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor our enemies in the far east were wmmne victory after victory Bntam was a beleaguered isle and waiting for a Mow The in navy and and rain onr army Today less than two ter I am happy to sav t lave assembled mighty assembled a new fleet m contrast to that for mer day the initiative is all ours becret information to us savs the eeimg n Tokyo and Berlin is ak n o ours after Pear Harbor Ti e hoice place and time for striking s now ours Referring to the Atlantic thoa er of war Knox asserted that Of China he commented that it that within past fortnight China has won ld w w e fleet declanuj that this w the greatest naval war in his lory Deviating from the general war icture for a moment the navy ecretary told the midshipmen that a dif bc v v s S at the rate of six a day and that me total numerical strength of our fleet would be more than doubled this year its tonnage up twothirds In the prepared address Nof Knox had ol crcw than ever c We have today the highest of enlisted men ever as emblcd Dont ever ask an enlisted man to do something you would ot do yourself He said America would not con her aval strength and warned the xis iron ndustry year thousands of landing arges You can be sure Knox also said the countrys were turning owt ships ie United in thu war with a clear donsexence We wan ted nothing fromvbther na tions but peace and good will We sacrificed much to achieve what we hoped was lasting peace Al though a great and growing sea power we laid our strength upon the block after the last war We voluntarily scrapped 800000 tons of the best fighting ships built or JUilding in the illusory hope that n disarmament there was security and peace We realize now what a mistake that was Knox continued The neople of this country do not in tend to scrap again the fleet that we are building You can be sure there is going to be work for ev ery one of you who looks on the lavy as a opportunity ndeed for you to make a contri bution of great and lasting value 0 your country and 3our world Recalling he had spoken here in 1341 shortly after returning from an inspection trip to Pearl Harbor vhen I was much worried Knox told the largest graduating class in academy history he could speak more confidently today Since last I stood before yon 1 nave seen the miracle of mod ern American production step up to full speed ahead he said have witnessed the revival of the old American dont tread on me compelling as devastating as it was when our forefathers coined the phrase Knox asserting that U S in cliistiy was turnint out the best combat planes in the world paid ribute to the growing importance of air power As other generations have won and saved the freedom of the seas you must win and save the free dom of the air as well he told graduates The stakes in this war are double for now the skies are highways loo and men can come and go upon the air The air is a new symbol of freedom or slavery instrument of either freer novement than we have ever known or an instrument of op pression with which a single na on could enslave the earth In our fight for a free lowcvcr long and bitter the trav aiiWe Will win the greatest vic ory man has cv won And your generation will bf the custodians vith your brothers in arms in Iher nations of an expanded freedom Lampedusa Reconnaissance by British CommuniqueIssued on Island VALLETTA Malta British naval communique Wed nesday announced that light sur face forces carried out a coast re connaissance of the island ot Lam pedusa Sunday night and suf fered no damage or casualties Two members of a landing party failed to return however This was the brief communique Our light surface forces car ried out a coast reconnaissance of the island of Lampedusa June 6 They suffered no damage or casualties and only two of the landing party did not return This obviously was the same ac tion described by axis communi ques Tuesday as a determined at tempt by about five companies or British commandos to take Lam pedusa tiny desolate island 70 miles off the Tunisian coast and 80 miles south of Pantelleria The Italian communique Tues day said a landing attempt was re pulsed and several of the landing partys boats sunk The Germans said the parts of he detachment which succeeded n landing were wiped out The German radio used the in cident in an apparent effort to stiffen Italian morale declaring if the allies by this attempt in ended to test the resistance of lalian troops when they are de ending their home soil then Uie Italians have stood the test in a brilliant manner ALICE HATCH DIES DES MOINES Alice rlumphrcy Hatch 79 physician here for the last 48 years died Tuesday A native of Redfjeld Iowa she was a State University of Towa graduate Kandanos on Greek Island of Crete Is Wiped Out in Reprisal CAIRO re cently smuggled out of Crete indi cate that the town of Kandanos on that Grecian island has been wiped out by the Germans in a gesture of reprisal duplicating the destruction of the CzechoSIov akian town of Lidice The photograph shows a marble slab bearing this inscription As a reprisal for the murclor of German parachutists by armed men and women the town of Kan cinnos has been destroyed IS ELECTED MODERATOR INDIANOLA WVThe Rev Ar thur M Clark of Boone was elec ted moderator the Roger Wil liams Baptist association of Iowa at the annual meeting Tuesday Buy War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy WARSHIPS LASH Not Surrender ISLE WITH PEAK FURYINATTACK By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Italian war bulletin broad cast from Rome and recorded by the Associated Press Wednesday said the garrison of Pantelleria nad refused an invitation to sur render Leaflets dropped from the aii demanded capitulation of the key island by 12 noon Tuesday east ern war limethe fascist war bul letin declared but it added The garrison has not answered the request to surrender made by the enemy Rome said the island was vio lently bombarded by larse naval formation but asserted that the islands population is resisting gallantly and bearing all sacrifices Since May 9 it was announced allied raiders have attacked the island 140 times While the world awaited ful fillment of P r i in e Minister Churchills frank warning to Adolf Hitler that amphibious op a contracted world Yours is a great responsibility and a high privilege Sues for in Back Pay Gets 92c KANSAS CITY state decison affirming a 517946107 verdict for M2 ent and former city employe seeking back pay brought some cheer to George Anderson city hospital employe Some but not much Hed sued for and gets cents Weather Report FORECAST MASON thun dershowers Wednesday after noon and Wednesday night warmer Wednesday afternoon not much change in temperature Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon FOWA Scattered showers Wed nesday afternoon and night and southeast and cast central por tions Thursday forenoon Some what warmer east and central portion Wednesday afternoon and night Slightly cooler north west portion Wednesday night Gentle to moderate winds MINNESOTA Somewhat cooler west and north portions Wed nesday nigh I IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 59 Minimum Tuesday night 54 At t a m Wednesday 57 11 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum tj TO r D the steps to the entnace to office it the rrivw rt to to North ClMRWIl Md Military Writer Says Landing May Have Been Made LONDON A British press association military writer said Wednesday there is a possibility that a landing already has been made on Pant clleria island in the Medi terranean but thtre was no basis whatever in London from official or other sources to Port his speculation The writer be garrison on the bland midway between Tunisia and Sicily has been called upon to surrender so as to save the civil population from further attacks Axis broadcasts said Wed nesday demands had been made for the surrender by leaflets dropped from the air but there was no comment on this from British official quarters The axis which was the first to claim an attempt had been made by a British landing party to capture Lampedusa has not said a word yet about any land ings or attempted landings on Pantelleria erations ol peculiar complexity and hazard on a large scale are approaching allied commu niques announced these over a 48 hour period blows the sixth time in little more than a week allied cruisers and destroyers shelled the Italian Gibraltar Tuesday achieving satisfactory results without suffering either casualties or damage Bombers from the African com mand also pounded the volcanic isle Tuesday marking the 17th successive day of aerial attack there and allied night raiders hit the outpost Monday night from the mid dle east heavily punished the ferry terminus and rail sheds at Messinn across a narrow strait from the toe of Italy and left big fires raging near the citys mom railway station bases in south ern Sardinia again felt the scourcc of bombs from Lt Gen Carl A northwest African nir force into the Eu ropean mainland in Greecp al lied planes blasted a supply train near Kyparissia on the west coast of the Peloponnesus and ranged along both the Grecian west and cast coasts to hammer enemy shipping The Italian garrisons re ported refusal to surrender at Pantelleria indicated that Pre Mussolinis high command was determined nuke it serve as an example to the in vasonjUery Halian Mjardless of lhe lerrible pun ishment inflicted on the island by day and night Allied pilots said Italian gar rison troops must be sufferinc acute shock from the weight ot PA0fTlS rained o the isle 1 BUT BLACKOUT SIRENS Didnt Reply to out warning Allied Ultimatum radio equipment to synchronize or vaming signals was authorized by the finance Spectacular Assault Shows Synchronization of Air and Sea Forces By PAUL KERN tEE ABOARD A BRITISH DE STROYEROFF PANTELLERIA June B Delayed large British naval squadron and swarms of allied planes attacked Pantel leria simultaneously Wednesday in the most powerful onslaught yet made against Mussolinis middle Mediterranean stronghold Not only for Pantelleria but for the axis it was a re hearsal of inevitable most spectacular synchronized sea and air assault on enemy shores thus far conducted in this war Frequently since the fall Tunisia Pantelleria has been bombarded but never with such concentrated fury as this Great guns of the fleet pumped screaming high explosive shells mto the capital citys harbor works and batteries at practically point blank range for 45 minutes in a naval bombardment believed the longest of the war in the Mediter ranean Before during 2nd after the na val shelling aerial formations which seemed to fill the skies blasted theisland with big me dium and small bombs Within a feivheartbeats the entire2700 foot high island was totally ob fruretdnby SSantic smoke Clouds tfiat biUowed a mile info the blue Mediterranean skies From the bridge of this destroy er I have just witnessed the whole marvelous show This ship is a of one ot the several groups ctaled to different target areas jut its assigned targets were switched at the last moment since they no longer existed as a result ot a bombing attack after we left port Five minutes from Pantelleria an al led aerial formation sped in low through antiaircraft fire and planted bombs accurately on its target Hurrah for Roosevelt ex claimed seaman beside me giv ing the thumbsup salute to the planes v v The naval force continued steadily toward its coal at mod erate sperd Just as the first heavy unit opened fire medium bombers dropped a devastating crop of bombs on lhe island Ackack fire from the shore noticeably weaker Unmoved by the blasting Of bombs and shells and the acrid limes of cannon smoke the cap tain iof this ship calmly brought us in within Uvo and n half miles of the shore Then the destroyer let Pintclleria have it round alter round One shore battery replied with row inaccurate shells at the A siring of splashes 200 yards wide showed where they were hitting as we closed in if The bombers meantime kept up their food work climaxed by the dumping of heavy loads I r o m the fortresses Al this juncture the Italians apparently imnkinc the invasion was at exploded beach mines which crackled alomr the stare for two minutes like a strinr of futile firecrackers The w a r s h i p s deliberately iur ed shell after shell into the is and now completely masked by dirty gray smoke Our motor torpedo boats and junboats chose this point lo dash 1i ai hour and shoot up lhe beaches at close range iving the motorboats a chance nc bigger ships ceased fire and slowly turned seawards Soon the nwtorboats dashed triumphantly back and rejoined the formation Axis bombers later came up to apparently from Sicily H wht had Covered us throughout broke them up downing at least one and forcing others to jettison their bombs in for the ;