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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 23, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP Of HISTORY AND ARCHIVES MOINES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AkL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA 23 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE UKE BRITISH FLANK MARETH DEFENSES AS US TROOPS SEIZE MAKNASSY KILL 700 JAPS IN NEW GUINEA JUNGLE FIGHTS Entire Mambare River Valley Cleared of Nipponese Troops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American and Australian jungle were officially credited Tuesday with killing at least 700 Japanese troops capturing more tnan 100 prisoners and clearing the enemy from the entire Mam oare river valley on the northeast coast of New Guinea A communique from Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquar ters said many other Japanese believed to have died of starvation and disease in the swamps where they hid after a disastrous landing attempt on Dec 13 1942 The Mambare valley lies 40 miles north of Buna scene of the allies triumphant Papuan penin sula campaign and 100 miles be low the Japanese base at Sala maua which is now the target of a united nations offensive ALLIED AIRMEN STILL POUND JAP BASES In the skies allied airmen con tinued to pound Japans vast right Australia drop ping 2000 pound bombs on the Gasmata New Brit am and bombing and machine gunning the enemyheld towns of Law Finschhafen and Madang in New Guinea General MacArthurs headquar ters also announced that allied scout planes failed to Jind any trace of a Japanese dest rover which was heavily damaged by bombs Monday off the south coast of New Britain On the China war front im perial Tokio headquarters made an unconfirmed claim that Japans invasion armies had lost only 192 killed while the Chinese lost 10500 24300 cap lured and 26500 voluntarily surrendered up to midMarch in Hupeh ana northern Kianc su provinces A Japanese communique said that in these operations Chinese forces were annihilated in sectors north of Lake Tungting and north ol the Yangtze and asserted that the bases of the 89th Chung King army and the new four th communist army were wiped out in northern Kiangsu WALLACE IN to the Canal Zone is bv I HeiUT AWallltc above by Edwin C Wilson U S ambassador to Panama as the vice president arrives in Balboa by plane Wallaw fs vis iting several LatinAmerican nations Inleniationall RUSSIANS HALT NEW BLOWS Repulse Nazi Efforts to Cross Upper Donets By THE UNITED PRESS Soviet dispatches reported Tuesday that the red armies had captured more than 50 towns and villages in 24 hours in their drive against the German keystone base at Smolensk 230 miles west of Moscow and staved off fresh nazi assaults on the Kharkov front Frontline correspondents de clared there was no serious oentins of the soviel line with soviet troops repulsing every German attempt to cross the upper Donets river in force In its midday bulletin the Rus sian command said red army guns broke up an enemy concentration jn the Chuguev area 22 miles southeast of Kharkov and soviet lighters threw the Germans back with heavy losses On the central front the Ber lin radio acknowledged that the Russians had torn a local breach in the German defense lines west of Moscow while London heard that soviet vanguards had ad vanced within 20 miles of Yart ievo 36 miles east of Smolensk yartsevo described as the last center of resistance on the rail line to Smolensk lies miles beyond newly recap lured Durovo which the Rns sians announced had taken three days ago A Tass soviet news agency dispatch said the Germans were burning villages in their retreat south of Durovo and declared the night horizon reddened by in the direction of Doro gobuzh 20 miles below the Mos cowSmolensk railway Residents of Maknassy Greet Yanks By PHIL AULT WITH THE AMERICAN FORCES IN MAKNASSY March 22 former school teacher from Lancaster Pa captured Maknassy Just before dawn Monday Lr Meriin Sneath 26 led a patrol iri jeeps and halftracks up to within 500 yards of this town Ho radioed his position to his cominandin officer and back came the orders Proceed by foot into the village The ground was heavily mined but Sneath ordered his men to chrnb out of the jeeps and half tracks and follow him I was really scared he said but I went ahead We found no opposition because the enemy had pulled out but HC found plenty of mines and boobs traps Maknassy is a town of about 50 houses clustered around the sta tion on the namnv gauge railroad The residents seemed happy as the Americans entered and one old man burst into tears when he the familiar uniform of a French liaison officer It appeared lo be a peaceful town but soon the Germans came Stuka dive bombers came through the loose clouds to the cast I counted lo ot them asthey circled and then peeled oil into dives against our advanced artil lery positions Then I heard the stuUenns sound of antiaircraft fire and then slukas pulled out and disap peared in pairs over the moun Later Sgt Pete Paris former New York magazine illustrator and now on the staff of the army paper Yank told me he was in one of the advanced positions when the stukas struck I t I was flat on the R round he said I watched Ihe bombs Iloat down and then there was a bis roar and clouds of smoke The earth shook so hard my leeth chattered But those sol diers really took it They kept right on firing back Theyre Plenty tough All day our troops fought off the enemy planes and then we pushed patrols cast of the town The inhabitants of Maknassy said the detenders consisted most ly of Italians but that there were about 40 Germans in the garri son We took some Italian pris oners and some of them wept when they were given American food They wanted to know if they were going to be taken to New York The inhabitants told us there was bad blood between the Ger man and Italian officers The Germans they said refused lo eat at the same mess with the Italians Kyser Ready to Become Private Doesnt Want to Be H O L L Y W O O D a y Kyser was ready Wednesday to become a buck private but hoped the army wouldnt make him a bandleader Notified that President Roose velts appeal board had rejected a request for his deferment Ky ser said he was ready to go He said however he would prefer the hfc of an ordinary soldier and wanted no favors The request for his deferment was filed by the office of war in formation for which he is a npn talaried consultant The OWI contended that Kyser who leads one of the countrys most popular dance orchestras was essential as a morale builder My government originally re quested me to keep on doing what 1 was doing Kyser said and I did that to the best of my ability Now that my government has other duties for me 1 accept them wholeheartedly and will do all that I can to do a good job Buy War Savings carrier boy and Iowa Black Market on Meat Broken DES MOINES PjAlthough illegal slaughter of 750 000 pounds of livestock has already been uncovered the black market on meat has been virtually broken in Iowa the state office of price administration said Tuesday This statement was made by Donald D Holdoegel chief OPA counsel after the inspection de partment announced it had com pleted investigation of 252 terers in 00 o the Iowa coun ties m the Des Moines district The backbone of the black mar ket has been broken Holdoegel said as a result of securing 2o permanent injunctions to dale against slaughterers who have butchered livestock either in ex cess of their quotas or without having securer the required fed eral quotas Sixty other injunction cases are in process of presenta tion to the federal courts and will be rushed to completion the chief counsel said OPA officials disclosed that at least 20 Iowa localities have been confronted with a definite meat shortage at this time dice to he halting of illegal slaughtering rS I liiiiik Ihe black market on meat is substantially terminated now as far as actual operation is concerned Holdoegel declared We are confident the slaugh terers who have been enjoined by the federal court will carefully obseryethe federal regulations from now on as further vjuTatioris will place them in contempt of court and subject them to severe penalties he said The OPA inspection division will continue its drive throughout the Dos Moines district the chief counsel warned 2 SUI Coaches Will Attend Banquet for State Cage Champions lUason Citys championship bas ketball team xvilj be honored at a oanquet Tuesday evening in the Hotel Hanford The banquet sponsored by the junior division of the Chamber of Commerce will have Jim Harris duration foot ball coach at the University of Towa and Pops Harrison basketball coach at Iowa as the guest speakers W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette Major of the 1040 titlists VOTE MEN GET JOBS BACK AT CLOSE OF WAR Nazis Open Heavy Attack on Americans BULLETINS House Passes Bill to Guarantee Old Posts to Persons in Service WITH AMERICAN FORCES IN TUNISIA March a m a m Central War armored forces opened a strong attack against American troops six miles south east of E Giietar at Tuesday DES MOINES lova moniinS at the same time house Tuesday took steps to safeI n tllversionary assault at guard for service men and wo milcs lo men the jobs they left when they Sbcitla m the Faid entered the armed forces By a to fi vote the house passed and sent to the xcnale a bill providing that all such per sons be restored to the position of employment which he left or lo a position of like sen iority status and pay The only exception would be a private employer whose cir cumstances have so chanced as to make it impossible or uu rcisonalilc o reemploy such a veteran after the war ends Pass area lii theattack at El Giielar the GabesGafsa axis the Ger mans threw in their tank units in a desperate attempt o smash the western wall of allied forces pres sing down upon their corridor be tween the mountains and the sea On a more northerly road to the sea other American units smashed on beyond Maknassy toward Mez zoumi 12 miles to the cast where Ihe Germans have an important air field Reconnaissance units found the Maknassy area heavily mined but lot through lie obstacles and C An amendment filed by resenmtive G E Whitelieiicl Perry and approved by the UIM house provides that the bill would c not apply to persons who held lid lltIV1 r jwlxl out what resisumcc there The xis Defense was much their jobs or less than 8 months before entering service County attorneys would be required to hring action in district courts against employers refusing to comply with the act Representative Eai1 Pishbaugfi who sponsored the bill said When these men left to fight for their country they were given a guarantee that their po sitions would be waiting for them on their return Many of the men who took part in World war i I were given similar guarantees but were not rightfully restored I to their jobs When patriotism begins to the war die do many employers of men With this bill BRIDGEHEAD THROUGH MARETH LINE REPORTED ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA British eighth army has established a bridgehead through the main ene myposition oftheMareth line it was announced officially Tuesday night BRITISH ARMY MAKES ADVANCE IN NORTH LONDON MjA Reuters re port from allied headquarters in North Africa said Tuesday the British first army had recaptured rsefsa station 47 miles west of Bi zertc and two miles from the im portant hill position of Djebcl Abiod It was disclosed only Mon station Reuters also reported that the British eighth army in south ern Tunisia had penetrated the Mareth line in the extreme north ern part of that fortification sys tem and now was streaming for ward a laiv emplov crs will want to find places for service men and women Representative Wilson Rccd RFairficld pointed out hat the bill mifrhl have the effect of depriviJisr a World war I vclcran of a joh where he fills a position vacated by a mem ber of the armed forces in the current conflict JDefeaied was an amendment offered by Representative Sam Orebaugh HDcs Moines which would have permitted an em ployer to abolish some of effected positions in the into Arfi r rf L11L ui 1IH IMALl i cst of efficiency and economy croivs cooked for Oklahoma tishbaueh said such an amend Slowly simmer sparrow until meiit would have had the effect thcy ire nearly done then nut of mil liryinjf this act them in a pic dish Sprinkle them me house also passed a bill wltl1 suit and pepper add a little the London Paper Prints Sparrow Pie Recipe LONDON ways to ocat the meat shortage Sparrow pie The Daily Mail frontpaged tins recipe which should rank alon for blackbirds baked for the king Yanks 34 Miles From Sea Are Only 60 Miles From English Army liy ROGER GREENE Associated 1rcss War Editor Allied headquarters announced Tuesday that swift movnur American tank troops captured the town of iMaknassy in central Tunisia only M miles from the sea iflft Britisli torccs had dashed 100 vmles around the Marcth line to a point 10 miles south ot the axis ailfield at El Mamma E 1iamml liw 20 miles west of the port of Galxw chief coderbase lor Field Marshal Knvm Kommels defenders ol the Jlareth line K The Algiers report indicated that Uritish 8th armv troops were now only miles from a junction with American forces and sujrjjcstcd that Ilommels escape corridor to the north had been narrowed lo a score of mi I us A bulletin from allied headquarters said If S troops under LtGcn George S Pattou Jr seized Jlaknassy then swept un eastward Father Given Custody of 2 Small Children So Mother May Be WAAC PHoVlDENCE R I fa ther had complete legal custody of his two children Tuesdav by agreement with his wife aothat she may join the WAACs Custody was given to the father William Arcicro in superior court Monday The children a boy 5 and a jjirl 3 will live at their their father un toward the sea An Algiers broadcast said the a ridyc three miles beyond Maknassy which would place them only 31 airline miles from the gulf In the south Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys British Eth army was reported continuing its suc cessful assault into Mareth line defenses after cuttinga breach in hc outer ivorlt and u communi que said heavy righting was in progress present home and grandmother 1 wanted to do more for my country said the mother Mrs Nancy A Arcieio She previously applied for in duction as a UAAC jeclcd at that time because had minor children whose com plete care was not legally m the hands of another person Allied headquarters said Gen eral Montgomerys forces hart captured 1700 prisoners so far with the nuzis losinff Krouml de spite stronsr counterattack Sign Language Dispute Is Cause of Slaying i to lift compensation for court re to SI I a dav t kakc Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from jour GlobeGazette carrier boy Sriffc at Port Lelvoir Va bounds over a log obstacle When the machine lands with a its speed will greatly reduced and the tank men such obstacles at 30 miles an hour porters from SIR 1 Senate Wont Shut Door on U S Aid DES MOINES OPjThc Iowa senate Tuesday refused to concur in a house version of an nidto dcpendcmchiidrcn bill w h i c h shut the door to any possibility ri receiving federal aid for haftro gram By unanimous voice vole lhc senators insisted on their nvn measure which would allow the federal Rovcrnmcnl to partici pate in any such program set un m Iowa iml also would allow the stale to receive contribu tions for such work from pri vate V 11 he house refuses to recede from its previous sland the biil wilt go to conference committee The senate bill carried a stale appropriation of 5750000 a year which would be matched up by art equal sum from the counties Under the present federal setup the government would provide a sum equal to the combined con tributions of the stale and coun ties or Sl500000 The total thus available tinder the senate plan would be 53000000 a year FOPES TEMPEKATURifDOWX LONDON Pope Pius tem perature went down during the night and for the time being there is no reason for anxiety although he is suffering from bronchitis affecting one lung a Vatican City report of lhc German radio said Tuesday pastry and I Dreams of Bandits Discovers Gone LOS ANGELES dc Christopher wishes he could sec his dream soon catch him The crane operator told police he dozed on a park bench and dreamed bamlils were robbing him When he awoke he found his wallet and were gone James Swann 12 a deaf truck driver admitted to police Tuesday that he killed another deaf mute in an argument in sign iuA Morocco broadcast reported she I tlm tllc anny had driven a wedge into the bett ticfeiidcd part of Uic JlHieth fortirication ami described the attack as the most concentrated ever wit There was no immediate indi cation ot largescale resistance in the reported American seizure of Maknassy which lies 52 miles lhc 011 of Mahares and SANTA BARBARA Cal mule1 y 34 lllcs lhc Gulf i Cabes at Ihe nearest point Die capture cr llaknassy resenting a 20mile advance Sunday language Sjwann told authorities he drove his truck back and forth over Woods prostrate form three times after quarreling over a pro posed trip to Santa Maria 1CAXNED FROM TAVERNS DAVENPORT orders from police that no dice games will be permitted dice yiris were outif Davenport taverns cp raised a grave threat to Marsha escape Erwin RommcUs corridor to the Field vital north and imperiled the bic axis supply port at Sfax The Algiers radio also report ed thai Irciiuli troops nrcssini their advance toward tlic gulf from south of Gafsn V Kiotilliiic disiKitciies nir Gen Alonclaj Notice also served ou j saKt bar owners ihnt they musl observe sil Bernard L Montgomerys tne I a m closing rule cran Btii army fighters had car i Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Warmer Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night Lxnvcsl temperature in Mason City 33 Mot much change in temperature Wednesday fore noon IOWA Warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon scat tered light rain extreme south portion Wednesday forenoon MINNESOTA Warmer Tvicsday night and in oulh and east por tions Wednesday forenoon cold er northwest portion Wednes day forenoon scattered light rains central portion late Tues day night and light rain chang ing to snow flurries northwest portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobcGactte weather statistics Maximum Monday 35 Minimum Monday night 26 At 8 a in Tuesday 9 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum i 3 COORDINATED DRIVES by the British eighth armv commg around the Mareth line and the Americans ad crush thVvcsl havc bec launched Clash the Afnka korps Americans have ;