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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 30, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP HISTORY AND OES H101NES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AVL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS ANt UNITED VXlS FULL LEASED E WIRES MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 30 1943 1OiS PAPEU CONSISTS OF FOUR SECTIONS SECTION ONE M a or r v T m ONE NO 147 SEIZE GABES PUSH NORTH RAF Heavily Assaults Berlin Again 11 Itl MtirA m n 33 PLANES ARE LOST IN RAIDS AGAINST NAZIS British State Reports Show Raid on German Capital Successful LONDON HAF at tacked Berlin and war plants in the Ruhr valley Monday night with a loss ol 33 bombers the air ministry announced Tuesday Sweeping over the iiazi capital for the second time in three nigrhts the British flyers in flicted heavy damage and lost 21 bombers while another 12 were missingfrom the sweep over the Ruhr the communique said It was the sixtieth raid of the var on Berlin Saturday night the RAF unloaded 900 tons of bombs in the greatest raid the war on the nazi capital during which nine bombers were lost It was the seventh air attack on Berlin this year Bochum an important iron steel and coal center in the Huhr only 10 miles east Essen also was among the targets hit The text of the communique said Berlin was again heavily bombed Monday night Preliminary reports indicate 1bat the attack was successful Twentyone of the bombers engaged in this operation are missing Another force attacked objec tives at Bochum and elsewhere in the Ruhr From the attacks on the Ruhr 12 bombers are missing Monday iiijrhts losses were the highest the KAF has suf fered in a single nights raid since Sept 1617 1942 when 39 bombers failed to return from widespread raids on the Ruhr f It was the second costliest at tack on Berlin Twenty aircraft were reported missing Irom the Jan 1718 vaid Observers concluded that Mon day nights assault either was Nazis Think Air Attack May Point to Invasion Try STOCKHOLM Ber lin correspondent of the news paper Aftonbladct said Tuesday that the first reaction amour German spokesmen to Monday nishts British raid on the German capital was hat pos sibly this air offensive marks the beginning of the invasion of the European continent These spokesmen were quoted as saying We have no illusions any more about sleeping undis turbed The Stockholm press said antiaircraft cannonading in Denmark could be heard in Swedish ioivns for several hours indicating the extent of the British force noins to and from latest Berlin raid The regular Swedish pas senger plane to Berlin returned to Stockholm Tuesday three hours after departing without having landed in Germany This was interpreted as possibly meaning the Templehof airport was not in condition for a land ing although the reason given here was bad weather and drifting barrage batoons Aftonbladefs correspondent dispatched only the barest ac connt of Ihe raid itself made by a much larger force of bombers than usual or that the de fenses of the city had been strengthened greatly The biggest loss ever suffered by the RAF in a single night was 52 bombers in the 1000bomber raid on Bremen and other targets on the night of June 2526 1942 Twentythree were missing from the Essen raid on March 1213 when the Krupp works were dam aged heavily Indicating that Monthly niqhts raids on Germany were of the firstmagnitude the Berlin radio reported Tuesday morning that British planes hid been shot down Another broadcast said McEnaney Holvik Win v f j J CARL HOLVIK Berlin had been under alert for approximately two hours The German broadcast said the British had unloaded their bombs aimlessly without even trying lo hit military objectives U re ported damage to residential areas and civilian casualties The nazis struck back Tuesday morning when four of their planes swooped in low from the sea to drop bombs on a town on the Brit ish coast A direct hit was scored on one house and some casualties were reported The enemy raiders met a with ering barrage from antiaircraft batteries and one of the planes was blasted out of the sky Expected German reprisal at tacks upon London however failed again o materialize the night Authoritative sources said a few enemy raiders had dropped bombs at one or two scattered places on the coast of East An Kia but declared no casualties and no damage had been re ported The Berlin radio however busy keeping the propaganda wheels turning declared nazis raiders had made a concentrated attack on the industrial city of Norwich In keeping with their smashing day and night assaults on the continent which were renewed March 25 with a hcavv raid en Duisburg the allies were keeping a promise lo hit at the enemy every lime the weather permits The offensive was kept going during the daylight house Monday when Americanbuilt Ventura bombers of the RAP attacked enemy shipping at Rotterdam in dustrial targets in the Netherlands and railway yards at Abbeville in trance As Ihey struck smoke was re ported still rising high above the big German submarine base at St Nazaire which was subjected to a terrific bombardment by the RAF Sunday night The ministry of information re ported the attack had razed most of the remaining buildings in the port which had been hit 45 times before by British and American bombers The ministry quoted German reports as saying only 500 of the 48000 persons who once lived in the city are still residing there The Germancontrolled Paris radio meanwhile reported that a Sunday afternoon raid on Rouen by American bombers had killed 36 persons and left thousands homeless Will Take Council Posts in April 44 Morgan J McEnaney former state representative and Carl Hol vilc a construction contractor were elected to the city council in the municipal election Mondav McEnaney and Holvik take of fice in April 1944 replacing John Gallagher and Carl Grupp who were not candidates Defeated in the election were Carl Klalh and Paul Pritchard The vote was as follows McEnanev Holvik Klath Pritchard 1849 1579 957 1031 The total vote cast was light for contested election with 2833 ballots cast compared with 3G29 lour years ago when the last con tested election was held The vote by precicts was Mc Elinc rrilch zrd lp Iw 226 176 2p Iw 207 18ti 94 101 115 94 lp 2w 261 233 2p 2w 215 173 241 105 227 130 lp 3w 276 258 149 2p 3w 291 229 92 17B 101 lp 4w 180 156 2p 4w 193 168 150 159 Total 1849 1579 357 031 The city council met Tuesday morning in special session and canvassed the returns of the city election McEnaney and Holvik were de clared elected after the canvass was made The hearing on the ordinance proposing the budget and mak ing the appropriation for the expenditures of Mason City for the fiscal year beginning April 1 1913 and ending March 31 1944 was held and the ordi nance was adopted The total consolidated fund amounts to 8167845 An ordinance was passed liber alizing the ruling on the raising of chickens within the city limits making it possible for families to raise poultry for their own use but prohibiting commercial rais ing within the city limits The new ordinance makes it unlawful to keep or raise more than 25 chickens or other poul try in the B and C single family district Ihe D or two family dis trict or the E apartment district Chickens cannot be kept within the city limits except within en closures and 10 feet from a lot line and 35 feet from a residence A violation of this ordinance is punishable by a fine of 100 or 30 days in jail Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued unsea sonably warm Tuesday after noon and Tuesday night Show ers late Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Cooler Wednesday forenoon IOWA Continued warm cast and south portions Cooler north west portions Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Light showers northwest portion early Wednesday forenoon MINNESOTA Cooler extreme south portion little change in temperature north and central portions Tuesday night colder Wednesday forenoon showers Tuesday night and southeast portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 7 Minimum Monday night 55 At 8 a m Tuesday 55 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 24 Prccipilation 05 Snowfail 50 j CLARE BOOTHS TAX PLAN FAILS TO GET AN AYE House Begins Voting on Series of Proposals for Collecting Levies W A S 11 I N G T O N house beginning lo vote on var ious income tax proposals Tues day shouted down the plan of blond Representative Clare Boolhe Luce RConn to can cel 1942 tax liability on individ ual taxable income up to 525 000 Not a single aye could be heard above the roar of nos when the vote was called Her plan was advanced shortly after republicans for mally offered the Ruml skip ayear tax plan as a substitute for the administrationspon sored no abatement arrange ment for getting on a payas yougo income tax basis The proposal was put forward inMrs Luces absence by Repre sentative Gearhart nCal with the explanation that she had been called away by the death of a very dear friend Us first action on more than a score of amend ments substitute and compror mise measures came after Rep resentative Robertson D Va attacked its merits and told the house it was an example of what happens when those not versed m tax matters try to write a tax bill on the floor In presenting it Gearhart said that he did so although opposed to any forgiveness but on the grounds that the amount that would be canceled was incon sequential as compared with the treasury raid which would be per petrated by the CarlsonRum Speaker Kayburn exas predicted he Ruml Plan would be voted down and Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts said Were con fident it will succeed Rayburn expressed his opinion in response to a question at his first press conference since debate began on the now bitterly con tested controversy on how best to on a payasyougo Martins statement followed an hourlong strategy meeting he held with the republican steering committee Rayburn declined to predict whether President Roosevelt would veto the Ruml plan if it should reach him bearing the ap proval of the house and senate Representative Dies DTcxas told the house Saturday he was certain of such a veto Thctspeaker made clear that he believed the house should act now on the question of taxes rather than leltinc a stalemate or deadlock result in scndins it back to the ways and means committee for further study I dont think congress can be put in the position of not acting on it after the committee has been studying this matter for two months he said adding Weve got to function That applies to republicans as well as democrats Just back from Texas where he went to attend She funeral of his brother Rayburn said he felt that he had been in a good posi to vicw this thing from 1300 miles away from Washing ton I think1 he said that the av erage citizen thinks that the Ruml plan is a little too much Asked directly whether he thought that the committees plan which provides no tax abatement r JdK Rayburn re plied I don t know what kind of hbC bccn the end or an acrimonious Tourday debate the chamber was split into three apparently unyielding factions 1 Ruml plan advocates prin cipally republicans who favor bypassing a lull tax year 2 Supporters of the ways and means committee lax collection plan that provides no lax abate ment mostly democrats 3 A bipartisaii bloc unwill ing to support either of these pro posals but seeking a compromise cancelling a part of one tax year SLOG AHEAD IN BAD WEATHER Reds Gain on Smolensk Despite Swampy Country MOSCOW ahead in bad weather and through swampy country the red armv is continuing to move toward Smolensk south of Bely the soviet midday communique said Tuesday three more villages have fallen into Russian hands A strong enemy bastion was attacked in the Bely sector Mon day and a wedge driven into the German defenses with one de tachment swinging around Hie position to aid in exterminating a large part of the garrison and Ihen helping to slave off a German counterattack the bulletin de clared While the main force of the Russians northeast of Smolensk consolidates its newlywon points scouts have gone out on rccon noitering missions it was said In the latest fighting about 300 Germans were killed the com munique said and the Russians captured two suns a mortar bat tery and an ammunition dump Heavy losses were reported dealt a German rapid fire rifle Military Authorities Take Over Long British Coastline lOMileStnp to Be Used as Base for Invasion Preparations LONDON military authorities took an option on a 10 mile strip along hundreds of miles of the British coastline Tuesday for use as a base for invasion the contincnl by the besttrained bestequipped military force ever assembled on this side of the chan nel The lime and place of the in vasion however remained a military secret One highlyre named military critic declared last week it would at present be a most costly venture which could not lead directly to a de cision Nevertheless signs were multi plying that the British and Ameri can allies were mustering and testing their strength for new mili tary excursions during 1043 Herbert Morrison home secre tary and minister of home security announced in commons that the coastal strip had been iakea over as a base for offensive opera Morrison announced no ccner al prohibition acainls visiting in this area but he said access to particular places might be from ime o time either restricted or barred without prior notice the military authority for mili tary purposes In addition some area in south Wales and Scotland will be cre ated a regulated zone where visi tors might encounter local bands without prior notice Donets river will the Germans forced back to their original positions There were as yet no indications the Russians had given up the footholds they still have in some places on the western bank of the Donets There were some indications that the thaw this year will not be as bad generally as last be cause of the milder winter with much less snow than usual How much rain spring will bring and how long it will those were the questions that confronted the military com manders shaping their plans DIES FROM INJURIES OMAHA Marks 27 Tarkto Mo injured in a car crash near Sidney Iowa early Sunday morning died at a hospital here Monday night Six persons were in the car on which a front lire blew out on a curve on high way 3 Fremont county Sher iff A S Christopher said the Humber river and the entire southern coast as far wcsl as Pen zancc On Oct 24 1942 the bail oil pleasure visits lo large areas of Ihe southeast coast was lifted Beginning April 1 this ban be reapplied o the area be tween the Thames and Hastings and the Isle of Wight including Sussex and Kent The time now has come when the question of access to coastal areas cannot be considered solely from the risk of invasion and also must be considered from the point of view of the use of this country as a base for offensive operations against the enemy Morrison said ORDFRED TO REPORT HARLAiV James P McGowan a lieutenant comman der in the navy has been ordered to report April 12 at the San Diego Cal marine base for surgical duty A seaman in World war I Dr Mc Gowan has practiced in llarlan H years Gets Dog to Dig 8 Holes in Which to Plant Rose Bushes KANSAS CITY nT E Brooks had eight new rose bushes to plant lie called his dog and his neigh bors dog Eight times he pointed at the around Ah a bone Eight times the dog dug eager ly making nice large holes for the rose bushes Buy War Savings Bonils una Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy BRITISHTROOPS NEAR JUNCTION WITH YANKEES English Army Storms Ahead in Pursuit of Fleeing Airika Korps By DANIEL DK LUCE ALLIED HEADQUARTERS li NORTH AFRICA junction between llic British eighth army and the American forces of L1 Gen George S Palton Jr ap peared imminent Tuesday as the British stormed through Cabas and El Mamma in pursuit of the fleeing Alrika Korps Occupation of Gabcsand El llamnia on opposite sides on the Gabes bottleneck between the sea and the salt lakes was announced by un allied headquarters com munique Tuesday and the second New Zealand division of Lt Gen Bernard Cyril Krcybern continued the chase of Marshal Erwin Rom mel along the coastal road toward Sfax 70 miles to the north The German armor withdrew from Gabcs under a terrific al lied air bombardment as well as immshmeut from the sea deliv ered by salvos of shells from al lied warships Announcing ihe pasagc of New Zealand troops through Gabes Tuesday Prime Minister Church ill told tlie house of commons in London Tuesday that the van guards were still in contact with the retreating enemy forces north A British broadcast recorded in New York by the federal com munications commission said Rominc had established new headquarters at El Djcm 10 miles north of Slax The occupation of Gabes about 20 miles mirth if the smashed Uurctli line was an nounced as American infantry and armor ol Gen Paltoii smashed against the last moun tainous wall between Kl Guctar ami the coast on the road from Gafsa There still was a distance about miles between the Americans and the British how over as the Afrika korps strove desperately to stem he onrush oC the British Three German attacks were beaten off by another American column just to the north of the Slaknassy area where allied flaiikiiir forces were closest to the sea and German mines were delayinga third American force cast of Fondoiik although this DRIVE GOES TNTO allied forces in Tunisia now have swung into action in what appears to be the Una offensive lo expel the axis from Africa Black ar rows on this map indicate progress of the American British and French drives while light arrows show Jioxv the allies plan to cut off German Field Marshal Frwin Kommel s men from the axis troops at Tunis and Ri7crtc in northern Tunisia ;