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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 10, 1943, Mason City, Iowa r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER iDITEO FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX HOME EDITION MAKB AwL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED SCENES OF ALLIED TRIUMPH Axs Prisoners Marched Off as Victorious Armies More Toward Completion of Tunisian Campaign f 3 T xfe s engineers p cp re fo the H H asc dmc OJ1 s cp re o Press photo from MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 10 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 182 CLAMP BLOCKADE ON LAST OF AXIS FORCES SAYS 8000000 POLES SLAM OR BADLY TREATED Barbarous Punishment Provided by Hitlers Men Cited by Halifax CHICAGO British ambassador to the United States LordHalifax charged Monday that more than 8000000 Polish men and women had suffered barbarous punishment or death at the hands ot the nazis The latest estimales I have had show that whereas 150000 Poles fell in the actual fighting probably about 100000 Poles and 1500000 Polish Jews have since died by execution or mal treatment he said The estimates further shov that 2000000 Poles have beei sent to forced labor in German that 3000000 more have bee driven from their homes am that 1000000 are in concentratioi camps or prisons That is to sai out of a peacetime population o 350000flp more than 8000001 men and women have siifferec barbarous punishment or death Lord Halifaxs report was con tained in an address prepared fo his appearance before a join meeting of the Chicago associa tion of commerce and the Chi cago council of foreign relations f The ambassador informed his audience that the time would surely come when Poland would again take her place among the free nations of the world For these reasons we shall ail deplore the recent rift between Poland and Russia he said You will not am sure expect me to speak of that now in detail when earnest efforts are being made with the full support of the Brit ish government and the govern ment of the United States to re store friendly relations between these two great allies But this I can say We ail know with what timely regular ity the nazi propaganda machine has always produced the evidence that it needs at the moment that it needs it most Paper Flutters From Bill of Bird Its LONGMONT Colo Schlichler was xvalking along a street when a paper fluttered from the bill of a bird U was a dollar Buy War Savings Bonds and Stenps from your GlobeGazette Scrambled P Three hun dred and forty cases of 10200 dozen valued at were scrambled when a truck overturned 12 miles soulh of here Sailor Phoning Girl Leaves in Booth SAN FRANCISCO Scotty Binn back from a year at sea was excited when he called nis girl friend He was more ex he BREACH DRIVEN INTO NAZI LINES Red Air Offensive Continues in High Gear MOSCOW UR Russian forc es anvmg a breach into the nazi defense line nine miles north east of the Black sea port of Novorossisk wiped out two Ger man companies of 400 men with trench and mortar fire Monday The soviet midday commun ique announced that the red army which steadily has been the axis back in their narrow ban bridgehead in the Caucasus destroyed six enemy artillery and trench mortar batteries 21 ma chine gun nests and smashed eight dugouts Russian artillery account ed for these successes The Hussian aerial offensive has been in high gear for several davs ai scattered points along the whole Iront An earlier announcement cvcalcd that 930 German planes nad been destroyed from May io 8 while the Russians were los ing only 235 aircraft The air attacks were directed largely against enemy rail points CONDITION IS CRITICAL OTTUIIWA condition of Robert L Bobbins 22 seaman shot at the Ottumwa naVll taw Framghl was reported criti cal Sunday night Naval authori ties said Alphonsc G Lipnickas Ohio 100000 Axis Intensively Prepares for Any Invasion Attempts Worried Particularly in South Europe Also Study Other Threats LONDON axis preparations to ward off any al lied invasion attempt along Ine soft underbelly of Europe were re ported underway from the south coast of France to the Black sea Monday as the GermanItalian de bacle in North Africa entered its final phases W Although Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini seemed par ticularly concerned over the prospects of an allied drive through southern Europe rr ports from Holland indicated that the axis was not overlook ing lie possibility of an assault across the English channel All of Holland was placed under nartial law Sunday night Ihc news agency Ancta cported and Dutch sources were ronvinceti the action was taken by he Germans in an effort to fore tall any armed outbreak in con nection with an allied invasion Heightening axis fears 400 al ied planes raided the Sicilian larbor of Palermo Sunday on She bird anniversary of Hitlers in asion of the lowlands tcaviiv hat important base flaming and nicking under the heaviest aerial onslaught of he Mediterranean ampaign In the Balkans German troops iere being moved southward hrouKh Hungary at a rale coin arable to that preceding the axis ttnck on Greece and Jugoslavia ccording to travelers from Europe arriving at Ankara Stockholm dis patches reported Germany was sending modern weapons to bol ster Bulgarian defenses if Nazi Gcsfapo Chief llcinrieh Ilimmler was hurried to the Balkans to demand the suppres sion of German opposition anil he deportation of all opposition leaders it was reported from Geneva by Tass official Rus sian news asency man labor corps was rushing con struction of new aniiinvasion de tenses along the French Mediter ianean according to a German broadcast recorded bv the Asso ciatccl Press which also disclose that the key French port of L Havre had been ordered evacu ated Taas quoted German newspa pers reaching Stockholm that mass arrests have been made at ichy for underground sub versive aclivily and hat spe cial identification cards have been issued to the populations of prohibited zones on the French Spanish frontier The invasion theme though in a different note also was sound ed Sunday by Gen Henri Giraud who told his French homeland in a broadcast from Algiers that to morrow the European fortress will oc attacked He warned that the struggle would be hard and per haps long Doivt be impatient he cau lioncri Frenchmen Dont give pretexts for savage and bloody repression Wait until we are ready to strike together And in Italy where millions of Italians were summoned to obser vances of army and empire day Gen Atlilio Tcruzzi minister of an Italian Africa hat no longer exists warned that Italys whole ml said we the drop o A German radio commentator Sunday underlined the Balkan developments when he snid re ported allied Iroop movements Cyprus and troop conccntra iions in Palestine and Syria point to a campaign against southeast ern Europe but the enemy will be repulsed at every point of our southern front He boasted of lhc strengthened defenses of the Dodecanese Cyclades Sporadcs and other Aegean islands gencr German Field Marsha Erwin sommcl previously reported io have left North Africa to take charge in the Balkans was said by London newspapers to have or dered a speedup of new construc icn by Greek forced labor The newspapers reported that Rommel also had ordered the construction of now strategical highways bc ween Bulgaria and Greece At the southwestern end of Hiti eif conquered territory the Ger1 Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued cool Monday afternoon Monday night and Tuesday forenoon IOWA Intcrniitlcn light rain east and southcentral portions lion day afternoon and Monday night continuing in southeast and ex 1reme cast portions Tuesday forenoon MINNESOTA Light local rains Monday niglit and in northwest portion Monday afternoon be coming mixed with snow at times in he Upper Red River valley Monday night cooler Tuesday forenoon and in north west and north central portions Monday night freezing temper atures by morning northwct portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGaxelte weather statistics Maximum Sunday 55 Minimum Sunday night 45 At 3 a in Monday Ha in Allied Toll of Axis in Tunisia Listed By THE PRESS Incomplete figures from Tunisia Monday shoucd that in the last week the allies had taken approxi mately the following toll of axis armies boosting the tnt CUmPilign m Generals Ships In addition the following toll for the entire campaign was an nounced Axis Tanks Cannon Vehicles FRANCO MAKES PEACE APPEAL Declares Neither Side Can Destroy Other MADRID ipt Generalissimo Francisco Franco made a clear ap peal for world peace Sunday night m Almena declaring neither the axis nor the allies could destroy the other and it is senseless to de lay the peace H was the second Spanis peace feeler in less than a month On April 1C Count Gen Francisco Jorcbna lie foreign min Jster appealed for peace in an ad dress at Barcelona Franco is indebted to both Italy and Germany for help in the Span ish civil war and has proclaimed his friendship for the axis Cominir while the axis army llt Tunisia was collapsing anil Adolf Hitler was speaking of the intense hardships suffered by the German army in Russia last winter the speech appeared to nave been an axisinspired Irial Balloon seeking peace despite the RooseveltChurchill demand for unconditional surrender Londons reaction to Francos peace feeler was a polite yiun ewspapers gave it tittle space ince their headlines were too thick viih victories to leave much room or tall of quitting No British of icial would suggest an alteration l the allied policy of uncondi Jonal surrender pronounced at Casablanca Those of us who witness the truggle serenely consider it sense ess to delay the peace Franco tcelarcd Asked at his press con Terence n Washington for comment on rancos speech Secretary of late Hull said he could only re eat with emphasis what he bad aid last month At that time when similar peace appeal was made y Francos foreign minister ounl Gen Francisco Corner Jor ana Hull said that the sole cb cctivu and the determined objcc vc of the united nations WHS and IX cmained unconditional surrender y f the enemy MEN TRYING TO FLEE IN SMALL BOATS SHOT UP No Major Effort at Evacuation by Axis Forces Is Indicated 151 VIKGIL IMXKLEY ALLIED HEADQUARTERS orlh Africa arms forced the unconditional surren der of Germans to the Americans in north Tunisia clamped a light land and sea blockade on resist ing axis armies on Cap Bon pen insula and shot up innumerable small boats in which some enemy soldiers attempted a Dunkirk Three ships olf the north Tu nisian coast near Cape Xezih were sunk jellies were fired and barges small boats and a carso of them car rying sunk blown up or driven back Io shore by American uml British air forces sweeping tlie Tunisian beaches on relentless patrol But the main axis remnants estimated between 50000 and 100 000 men were lighting bittcriV against French thrusts through the mountainstoward the base o Cap Bon peninsula A great evacuation attempt seemed impossible even if the axis commanders decide not to fight to the ficial dispatches said there was no sign of a major effort to with draw by sea Furthermore American a n d British bombers ruled the Tu nisian skies almost without luft waffe opposition and roamed far to the north along the island in vasion route to Europe battering Die Italian bases at Pantcleria and Palermo from which rescuo ships would come iC the axis can muster any The mop up of axis booty and prisoners by lie thousands continued on land ivilli Ihc Americans officially reporting 25000 including six German generals and 3000 luflwaffe men already counted The lull for the Tunisian campaign al ready is over C5000 and esti mates ranged as high as 100000 Thousands of Germans wer cut off in the north by a bitter nighttime American lank artil lery and infantry assault that prevented the enemy from reach ing the cast coast and resulted in imyomliiioiial surrender of ihc axis forces Sunday dispatch C R Cunningham United at lhc lny Boy 7 Obeys Gunmen Refuses to Unbind Maid in Apartment CHICAGO gunmen imaded a south side apartment bound and gagged a maid and when year old Arnold Zik started fiirn ginss of After they leisurely looted the apartment of S1000 in jcwelrv and furs and S200 in currency the Kvm instructed the boy not tofree the maids hands Arthur obeyed and the maid rei inamcd bound and gagged for one smi 08 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday night At 8 a m Saturday YFAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 63 35 45 f left 1V spalchcs ic allied planes were inect no opposition and that even Pantellcria where two raids 100 allied craft i two Uays i nm of smoke ris feel there were no en emy fighters Planes in action Allied fighters and lirhlcr bombcrs sweeping the Tunisian caches reported hat their at tacks on small enemy boats were mt opposed and that thev saw enemy soldiers in the ivaer or clinging wreck age some leaving flags American medium bombers al the houanCap whtre the best troops uuups still fighting fiercely The reported that the villa iui one Eilrl Zik ESCAPES FRO1t JAIL BURLINGTON fypErnesi Roberts 18 of Revere Mo B re o es caped from his cell in the Bur lington jail early Sunday police reported Roberts was being held it TeslisfLtion connection th the holdup Thursday of the Harbor Light Tavern here Buy War Savinjs Bonds and Stamps from jour GlobeGazette carrier boy when liicy left HAF and American groups Kl smoke escape in boats near Porto Fmina on the north Tunisian coast broke p osc05aild Cape Sebid cast of Bizerte schooner carrying troops was sunk barge ho boM the bottom b Rasi sldicrs An enemy ship was a lorpcco at anchorage on Cap Bon The big luiian base ot PantcllcriH was pounded for he MuSht day by mtnc allied bombers PhotoEraphi ;