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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF i I S T 0 3 Y AND ARCHIVES i s tt t r i A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UMTED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVF CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 19 1943 T1IJS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 138 U S SEIZES EL CUETAR IN TUNISIA Allies Plan Series of Parleys F R ARRANGE FOR POSTWAR FOOD SESSIONS Other Discussions by United Nations Will Be Undertaken Later WASHINGTON President Roosevelt disclosed Friday that perhaps a dozen united nations conferences might be called to consider various phases of post war problems if Plans are already under way for a conference on food pro duction distribution for all he populations of he world in the period following the close of the conflict In addition the chief executive told a press conference probably there would be a meeting on post war relief Beyond that he said there might be two or three or loin other conferences mainly in the iields of economics and finance Meanwhile a plea by Anthony Eden that the United States Eng land Russia and China mould their wartime unity into the framework for a lasting peace en couraged congressional advocates of collective security to ef forts V V Mr Roosevelt gave no indi cation as to when or where the conferences might be held but he indicated that invitations al frSafly have gone out to the united nations for a food parley He said he hoped it would no be held in Washington and tha he had four or five other smallc spots in mind in this country Once before the president ha expressed a view that a smaller place is more desirable for an important meeting citing the suc cess of his talks with Prime Min ister Winslon Churchill at Casa blanca While a tentative date has been picked for the food discussions Mr Roosevelt would not specify the one in mind It is expected to take place however with in two months GEN HENRY H ARNOLD 8 FROM CAPONE GANG INDICTED FOR EXTORTION Charged With Racket A in Getting From Movies Labor NEW YORK The Al Ca pone syndicate which operated much more quietly after its leadci went to prison advanced from the beer and prostitution rackets to the extortion of millions from the movies and labor it was charged Friday when eight of its mobsters and a union officia were indicted for racketeering Two indictments the fruit of three years i n v c s t i s a t i on charged a conspiracy which took more than S3 500000 from the motion picture indus try and the International Alli ance of Theatrical Stage em ployes of which the Capone syndicate gained con trol at a Louisville Ky con vention in 1934 It named such familiar figure of the prohibition racket days Frank the Enforcer Nitti firs cousin of Coponc and heir to hi empire Louis Little Nesv York Campagna onetime bodyguard of NAMES ARNOLD FULL GENERAL F R Nominates U S Army Air Force Chief WASHINGTON Lt Gen Henry II Arnold commander of the army air lorces was nominat ed by President Roosevelt Friday for promotion to the rank of full general Arnold holds the permanent rank of major general and he will rank as a ful general tem porarily during the period of the war PATROL FUNDS NOT REDUCED Effort for Allotment Cut Beaten in House DES MOINES effort to cut 5100000 a year off the allot ment for the Iowa highway patrol was defeated in the Iowa house Friday as the lower chamber be gan consideration of its 55316000 annual slale department appro priations bill Final action on the bill was deferred when tlic house ran into an argument over proposed raises for several key men in state departments Tlic appro priations committee met at noon to iron out the differences but then deferred action until Mon day Representative W A Yager D Spirit Lake sponsored nn amend ment to cut the patrols appropria tion of to S35000U a year He argued that the larger amoxmt was not needed because the patrol currently is about 40 men below full strength The highway unit now is operating on an annual budget of S339737 Rep W R Fimmen RBloom ficld called Yagers motion a penny wise and pound foolish measure Fimmen said the patrol is badly needed today at full strength to fulfill its duties as a slate police force He said the suggested figure to pro vide jobs for patrolmen now in service if the war should happen lo end within the next two years Rep A C Greene KDenni son said the patrol is doing a lot of enforcement of written and unwritten law that you dont know anything about for the federal and state govern ment SUCCESSFUL TUNISIAN hour is close for the soldiers of an American armored unit top us they await the word for an attack against German forces in the Kasserine pass in Tunisia When moved forward against Field Marshal Erwin Rom mels forces they carried the attack through successfully smashing German tanks WILL DEBATE DRAFT CHANGES Argue Issue Despite Protests of Stimson WASHINGTON war department opposition the rules committee Friday cleared for house action legislation to give draft deferment priorities to men with dependents and lo put dratt second largest city and Charles the scarfacecl rackets chief and Frank the Immune MarHote who married into the Capone family There were others of as shady Lucia alias Paul Ricca who was questioned in the murder of Jake Lingle Chicago reporterracke teer and Phil DAndrca once a Capone bodyguard who became head of the HaloAmerican Na tional union and was publisher of the Chicago Italian language newspaper Lltalia Others were Ralph Pierce Ca pone lieutenant of the palmy days when the mob ruled the nations HEAVY SNOW BLANKETS IOWA Des Moines Reports Total of 8 Inches DES MOINES heavy snow blanketed Iowa Friday in flicting what agricultural experts said was a serious blow on the states spring pig crop now far rowing More snow or freezing rain was forecast for the entirestate Fri day Snowfall Thursday and Thursday night was general throughout the slate the weather Arnold will be the fourth four star general on active command duty The others are Gen George C Maishall army chief of staff Gen Dwight W Eisenhower com manderinchief of allied forces in north Africa and Gen Douglas MacArthur commanderinchicr of united nations forces in the southwest Pacific In addition Gen Mai in Craig former chief of staff was recalled from retirement to serve as head of the war departments person nel selection board Arnold 56 is known to fellow generals and privates alike as HapF because he is always cheer ing them on with n grin He is a native of Glaciwyn Pa He entered the army as an infantry lieutenant in It07 after being graduated from West Point liut in Iflll he learned to fly with the Uright brothers and began devoting all his time and atten tion to the theninfant field of aeronautics He transferred in 1916 to lie aviation section of signal corps and lias been in that section and its successors ever since V Always an exponent of air pow er Arnold generally is credited quotas on a statewide instead of a local board basis The committees action was tak en in executive session after Rep resentative Kilday author of the bill contended there was no merit in the war depart ments objections Secretary of War Stimson liad complained that the measure would create administrative impossibilities for the selective service system V V The war secretarys letter wis Reds Yield Only Slightly to Fresh Masses of Nazi Troops JAPS FORECAST YANKEE DRIVE bureau reported made public by Chairman Sabath DIll as the house rules com mittee resumed hearings on the I of Representative Kilday D Texas to put draft quotas on a statewide instead of a local board basis and to give deferment pri orities to men with children Stimson said the legislation ap proved last month by a 23 to 2 vote of the military committee and apparently headed for rules committee approval ami a house vote next week would present an administrative impossibility7 Cherry Nose Gioc always likely suspecl when police were investigating a spot murder Still another was John Ros sclli former husband of Movie Actress June Lang who was assigned to control of he gangs west coast business after it en tered the movie racket Of the nine indicted only one appeared lo have no direct mem bership in Ihc Capone mob He was Louis Kaufman business agent of the Newark local of the with being responsible to a great degree to building up the army air forces to its present strength He became chief of the air corps in September 1038 and was named commander of the air forces in March 1942 when the army was reorganized into ground air and service forces Reciprocity The Yager beaten 84 to 7 amendment was Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle arricr boy IATSE He was indicted under the antiracketeering law The others were charged not Its laiiKuaKc he wrote Sabath is not clear enough to prevent possible confusion through in dividuals appealing to the courts from induction orders on the ground that all available men in prior draft categories within he same state had not been called The bill prescribes this general perjury and William sequence of mduclion within only with racketeering extortion but also with conspiracy and mail fraud The mail fraud indictment was believed the first time that law has been applied to rocke teers Capone who was treated for paresis in prison and has been described as only a shadow of the former ruthless mob leader was said to be al his Palm Island es tate near Miami Fla His brother Ralph who was not The heaviest snow fell at the DCS Moinesairporl where it was eight inches f morning with snow still falling In downtown Oes Moines the snow was seven inches deep at 7 a m and it was still snowing al midmorning Five inches of snow fell at Fort Dodge and four inches at Ames Lesser amounts fell in other sec tions of the stale Precipitation reports for the 24hour period ended al 7 a m Friday included DCS Moines Gr of an inch Lamoni 57 Council Bluffs 54 Albia 53 Fort Dodge 3 Ames 32 The federal agricultural statis icians office said it is beginning o get reports from farmers of considerable losses of spring igs due to the cold weather that las prevailed in recent days Al Kendall assistant to Stat istician Leslie Carl said tile present weather is very un desirable for early farrowed pigs and farmers arent saving as many as they would if the weather was warm and sunny The snow itself is not as serious as the accompanying cold weather if farmers have adequate shelter or their pigs Kendall said During damp cold weather th pigs get chilled and losses are heavy among the newborn ani mals Snow is worse than rain be cause it stays longer and cause more damp and cold than a shower Kendall added The final effect of the present weather on the spring pig Capture of Belgorod on Kharkov Front Is Claimed by Germans By The ASSOCIATED PRESS Soviet dispatches said Friday the Germans had thrown fresh masses of troops tanks and planes into the bloody struggle for con Irol of the upper Donels river 15 miles east of Kharkov but despite the tremendous pressure the red armies yielded slightly in only one cctor Hitlers high command said German troops had recaptured Belgorod 50 miles northeast of KhailtoTj and delivered success ful attacks northwest of Kursk The nazi high command said teavy Russian attacks were beat en off sou 111 of Orel which lies rules north of Kursk and asserted hat soviet troops encircled below Kharkov were annihilated Frontline reports said the Gcr nan attacks were as violent as any ittempted since the siege of Stal ingrad witli the uazis suffering huge losses in ceaseless and unin teiTtiptcd thrusts along the river Red army engineers planted iOO antitank and land mines in the rivers ice at one point blowing up nine German tanks attempting to cross and at least two naxi tanks broke through Ihc thin ice crust at another point drowning Ihc drivers In the district of Chuguev fierce battles continue the soviet command announced On the central front llic red armies driving along the old Napoleonic highway to Smo lensk vital German base Q miles west of Moscow captured more towns beyond newly re taken Izdeshkovo 75 miles east of Smolensk and widened their salient on the upper Dnieper river the Russians said Allied Flyers Attack 14 Enemy Strongholds lo report that resting comfort ably in a head of lelluce she had just bought was a bill anc whose was it please Soon a sailor was at her door saying he was Tim Morris and that he had lost the fifty while buying fruit Youre luckier than I am said Mrs Stoddart as she handed him the money I lost my bag a few days ago but couldnt find a trace state lines Single men with no dependents first followed in or der by single men wiih no de pendents first followed in ordcr by single men with collateral de pendents married men without children and married men with children No scleclivc service local board would ever be able to asccrlain at any given time that every selec tee subject to prior induction in that state had in fact reported and been duly inducted which must have been accomplished be fore a call for induction of mem bers of a latter category could be issued Stimson asserted Shifts of population changes of individual circumstances and other similar factors make such a determination impossible Accord ingly the administration of the selective service system would completely break down and the army would be unable to continue named in the indictments was re ported to have testified during the invcstigalion which exhaustcc the terms of three grand juries The indictments arose from in vestigations in the trials of Jo seph M Schenck former chair man of the board of 20th Cen turyFox Film corporation con victed of income tax fraud and Bioff con victed pandcrer and west coast representative of the IATSE and Gcoige E Browne IATSE presi dent Browne and Bioff are sen ing prison terms on charges of ex torting more than SI000000 from the motion picture industry Browne and Bioff appeared however lo have been mere cats expected to be the largest in the history of the not be known for many weeks The ullimatc loss of pigs will depend upon how long the snow and cold continue March is the third most important month for farrowing pigs in Iowa ranking behind lively Farther north Marshal Scmcon Timoshcnkos forces reported the slaughter of 800 Germans as vcc army shock troops seized more villages on the approaches lo the jcrman bastion at Staraya Hussa outh of Lake llmcn April and May rcspcc to reach the steady flow of man power which is essential paws though Capone mob well paid of the Schenck his film company and three other film companies Loews Paramount and Warner Brothers were ihe principal victims The indictments charged the Capone men formed a partner ship with Browne Bioff and other I A T S E officials lo bleed major film companies and the union in the form of a 2 percent levy on the wages of 42000 motion picture workers of it If its a brown purse with the initial S on it said Morris I found it while scouting around for Buy Savings Bonds my S50 Stamps from your GlobeGazette crates It was hers carrier boy Biolt actual boss of the union and Browne are now serving pris on sentences under prior convic aml and were named as confed hul not defendants in the indictment 3 lowans Are Among 7 Killed in Crash of Bomber in California BLYTHE Cal army flyers including three lowans were killed when n fourmotored bomber from the BIythe air base crashed seven miles south of here Wednesday night The lowans were Flight Officer Donald R Krumm 23 of Van Horn and Sec ond Lieut Benjamin W Jump and Staff Sgl Donald W Lahman both of Cedar Rapids An Exciting Novel THE BLIND MANS SECRET By Richard Houghton Starts in this issue of the GlobeGazette Turn lo Comic Page Buy Savings Itomls and Stamps from your GlobeGazcll carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Light snow strop winds much drifting Frida afternoon and Friday nigh colder Friday night lowest Sal urclay morning ill Mason Cit 2 above Not much change i temperature Saturday morning IOWA Occasional light snow caf and central portions Frcezin rain changing to light snow ex trcme cast portion early Frida night Snow flurries late Frida night Colder Friday night an Saturday forenoon Fresh t strong winds MINNESOTA Moderate sno cast light to moderate sno west portion Friday aftcrnoo and Friday night snow flvirri north and cast portions Satur day forenoon Little change in temperature Fresh lo strong winds with considerable blow ing and clri Cling snow IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 23 Min Thursday night 11 At 8 a m Friday 17 3 inches Precip 18 incii YEAR AGO Maximum 10 Minimum 25 By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS A Tokio broadcast declared Fr day lhat the United States was preparing to launch out in a counteroffensive in the Pacific even as Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters reported the greatest allied aerial sweep ever iinaer laken in the soulli sea battle1 thea ter At Ibis very rnonicn Ihc Tokio radio said re irdless of the serious blows dealt cr is planning to carry out her arfare in the air and on the sea in a countcroffcnsive against ippon v An allied commuiiiiiiic said united nations airmen virtually spreadeagling Japans ring of island bases above Australia at tacked 14 enemy strongholds and in one of the heaviest as saults dropped 38 tons of bombs on the Japanese camp at Ma dang New Guinea Allied bombers ranged across 000 mile arc from Timor in the Indies to New Ireland in the Bismarck sea blasting airdromes ncmyoccupiccl towns shipping nd other Uirgcls On the Burma front British icadquarters reported a new lareup of fighting on tiie May LI swampy jungle ion along Ihe Bay of jut said Japanese pressure slack ened east of the Mahu river Fighting continues In the area of Taiingniaw IS miles norlfi of Itathedaung The en emy has dugin in tlic hills cast of this village the Hrilish com mand said f Rathcdaung lies 21 miles nortii USH 12 MILES AHEAD IN MOVE TOWARD COAST Thrust is Aimed at Cutting Rommels Corridor Along Sea By KOGEK GREENE Associated 1rcss War Editor Allied headquarters announced that American a r in o r c ci rocps pushing toward the sea Yom newly recaptured Gafsa had seized the town of El Guetar after Illmile advance while other ied columns rolled across the central Tunisian hills in a drive umcd at culling the oOGmilc axis coastal corridor Icd by dynamic LieutGen George S ration lr who once challenged Field Marshal Er wiu Uommcl to single tank com bat the Americans were rcporl cii making rapid progress dc spHc treacherous mine fields planted by the uazis Gnfia fell lo U S troops Wed nesday without the loss a single soldier In northern Tunisia an allied communique said LieutGcn rC A N Andersons British 1st army withdrew slightly in the zigzag struggle vith Col Gen Jurgcn vou Aruims axis forces falling back in ihe Tamcra sector some 42 miles west of Bizerte rains and floods ham pered operations on the central Tunisian front dispatches said lii the south the British 8th army executed slight local ad nature was not little in terferenceby the enemy in the Marctli line zone Normal patrol activity has con tinued during the past M hours the communique said In addition to tlic U S ar mored thrust to El Guetar 73 miles from the povt of Gabcs oth er American forces were reported moving northeast along a road leading lo Mahares on the gulf const French troops were also joining in the offensive driving eastward along the upper rim of the Chott Djericl salt marsh toward the coast Meanwhile a CBS broadcast reported that Gen Sir Harold U I G Alexander allied field commander under Gen Dwight Eisenhower called war cor respondents together a week ago and told Ilicm they wmild hear something interesting within a week Authoritative confirmation WPS still lacking on German reports that Ihc Ijritish Jith army had launched a climactic assault on the Marctli Little Maginot line in southern Tunisia and the nazi conlrolled Paris radio said the 15th armys attacks had slackened While U S troops picked their way through maxes of booby traps and land mines planted by the i Germans in llicir retreat from jGalVa allied warplancs hunted down the and blasted enemy supply lines Military analysts said Gen Fal sest of Ihc big Japanese coastal tcm s dmc was 1IL f base at Akyab the target of an lcd Marshal offensive by Field Marshal Sir to and fSlt Archibald I Waveils B r i t i sli ot shifting his forces from India j armor from sector tu Berlin Sttfi British Plan Flawing Attack RETAKE With the recapture of Gafsa cen tral Tunisian air base by United States forces the Ger man radio announced that General Montgomery com mander of the British eighth army lias launched a four division assault on the Mareth line and was sending strong reinforcements against the nazi right flank American troops have been moving in from Feriana while the French have been advancing from Alcllaoui ;