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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 25, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT CF HISTORY A r e s j i N THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UN1TKD PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV IASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 25 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTONS SECTION ONE NO 195 300 U PLANES BLAST SARDINIA Ship Reds More Arms Than Any Other Nation F R WE NOW OUTBUILD AXIS IN EVERY WAY Huge Shipments of Tanks Planes Guns to Russia Revealed WASHINGTON Roosevelt accounting for 511102 472000 in lendlease aid in alittl more than two years disclosec Tuesday that more actual fightin equipment had been sent to Rus sia than any other country Through March 31 the sovic union received S1041flOOT000 i planes tanks motor vehicles am munition ordnance and watc craft to help check the nazi horde Mr Roosevelt said in a letter congress Today we are outbuildinsr he assessors in every cate gory of modern arms he as serted and we are delivering them in the amounts necessary to build up the striking powe for offensives that will end onl in Berlin and Tokio As lendlease moves ahead its third year our armed fore our supplies and the combinec efforts of the united nations are driving ahead to complete victory over the enemy Some of the lendlease assist ance has been in the form of goods and services made available in this country such as training planes and the repair of ships So the ex port time from the time lend lease operations began on March 11 1941 through last March 31 is onrv 57105000000 That is ex clusive 8700000000 in planes and ships delivered by air or sea I PICKET RUBBER workers picket the main gate of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber company above as workers stage a walkout at four big Akron Ohio rubber plants in protest against a war labor board ruling j Output of 3 Major Rubber Factories in Akron Ceases 49000 IdleDe6Pite War Department Order or Resuming of Jobs The United Kingdom got S3 116000000 worth of the exports and Russia But in actual fighting gear Russias 041000000 overshadowed Brit ains 5381000000 The soviet union report said has obtained thousands of planes ens of thousands of trucks jeeps and other motor vehicles more than 1000000 Ions of food several million pair nf army boots hundreds of thousands of Ions of armor plate sleel aluminum copper zinc TNT and chemicals and various types of machine lools power nencralins equipment and railway supplies The largest exports of industrial items such as metals and machin ery and of foodstuffs went to the British however The report indicated more em phasis would be placed on food lie by international URW offices U S TIGHTENS TRAP ON LAST JAPS ON ATTU Knox Thinks Nipponese Planes May Have Come From Kuriles Islands By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American troops were reported tightening the pressure on trap ped remnants of the Japanese avrison on Attu island Tuesday while U S fighter planes kept igil to beat off any new attacks by Japanese planes attempting to aid their beleaguered ground forces In Washington Secrelary of the Navy Frank Knox told re porters that the 15dayold bat tle was continuing with Japa nese trooiis crowacd into a tijtht corner on the northeast end of Ihe island have those men corralled oul there on the peninsula Knox said The secretary said we don t know where Japanese planes came from in Sundays attack but declared a suspicion is tha hey came from the Kuriles is ands approximately 760 mile rom Atlu Fighting from rockhewn cave and ridges the Japanese wet clearly putting up a suicide stan rather than surrender despite th hopelessness of their position bu the navy announced that U S closing in andtVu several enemy strongpoints ha Army Troops and Civilians Guard Levees By UNITED PKESS here AKRON Ohio ma or rubber Companies reported all production ceased Tuesday as he number of CIO employes idle n a protest against a war labor joard wage decision rose to 4D000 despite a war department demand or resumption of work Several hundred pickets forming a shouldertoshoulder barricade at three Rates to Goodyear Tire and Rubber com panys No 1 plant turned back workers employed on Ihe first day shift C r o w d s started gathering in front of the plant on Akrons east side more than an hour before the usual time for change of shifts Some men were ejected forcibly as others pushed them through the The stoppage of production of several plants in Akron in vio lation of your nostrike agree ment has caused grave concern to the war department Mitchell Army troops and civilians manned levees at a score of dan ger points along the surging Illi nois and Mississippi rivers Tues dav as floods in other midwestcrn states abated in the wake of passing crests Army engineers maintained close watch on gauges along the Illinois river to check the risin water pouring toward its conflu ence with the Mississippi above St Louis More than 10000 soldiers anc thousands of civilians worked to shore up the weakening levee while breaks sent muddy walei1 pouring over additional thousand f acres Thousands of efugecs joined the vast army o he homeless already being carci or by the Red Cross at a doze efugcc centers The U S engineers said fh lost critical flood points wci lie Illinois river area froi Scardstowii to Grafton III an lie CahokiaVeniceTNamcoki II district levee along the Missis ippi which protects the thrc owns and a large part of Ea St Louis and the Dnp II The engineers said the leve etwcen St Louis and Cope G rardeau probably would carry t floodwatcrs until the crest pass Cape Girardeau the last critic spot Wednesday EAST CURTAILS ELIVERIES OF MANY ARTICLES shipments to Russia from now on in order to maintain the rations of the soviet army It said food will have Ihis year a priority on a par with planes and trucks on Russianbound vessels Russias delegation to the united nations food conference at Hot Springs Va emphasized at a press conference Monday that the so viets were in urgent and imme diate need of food Our lendlease food require ments are not being completely fulfilled said A D Krutikov chairman of the delegation He added that the need for food will be urgent during the entire period of restoration of the soviet agriculture long after the var ends The extent of lendlease aid to China was lumped together in the presidents report with that for India Australia and New Zealand Those four coun tries have received exports val ued at S736759W United nations1 leaders includ ing the president and Prime Min ister Churchill of Britain repeat edly have emphasized the impor the difficult greater assistance for the Chinese Mr Roosevelt said last week that fairly satisfactory progress was being made New land routes are being de veloped to increase lendlease shipments into China the report to congress asserted and the re opening of the Burma road is among the strategic objectives of our forces The chief executives letter stressed the victory in north Africa and said lendlease operations there had demonstrated how a freed people can aid in the defeat of the axis Their support it said will reflect itself in active co operation at Ihe proper lime by millions still lo be liberated picket line but there was no vio lence Only plant guards and super visory employes were permitted to enter and three hours after the picket line formed the crowds thinned out A Goodyear spokes man said ISOOO CIO united rubber workers were idle nt nil its plants excepting Goodyear Aircraft cor poration a subsidiary not affected by the work stoppage About 14 000 remained idle for the fourth day nt the B F Goodrich com pany and 17000 at the Firestone Tire and Rubber company stated The products manufactured at these plants are highly essential and every moment lost jeopardizes the health and safety of our armed forces It is your patriotic obligation to continue production without in terruption and to resolve any dis putes by recourse lo the civilian agencies established for such Hirposes Unless there is immediate return lo full production we can only conclude that neither your agreement nor the wel fare of our armed forces is of any importance to the united rubber workers union After several minor scuffles Monday between workers and pickets at entrances to Goodyear plants the excutive board of the Goodyear local advised its mem bers not to try to force the picket lines In a statement the board re iterated its desire for a continu ance of production but advisee its members not to force ihci way into Ihe plants been liquidated Five of 16 Japanese twinen gined bombers were shot out of the skies over Atlu by six Ameri can tighter planes Sunday Two U S planes were downed but the pilot of one was rescued Tuesdays navy communique said that in addition to the five enemy bombers definitely shot down seven others were prob ably destroyed The remaining four planes in the enemy attack group fled lo the west withoul doiii any damage lo American shins or positions Russians Report High Nazis Send Relatives to Neutral Nations ODT Declares Gasoline Situation to Become Mere Serious in East WASHINGTON More ndletoling for the east was creed Tuesday in an order arply curtailing delivery serv es and in the case of many lux y items prohibiting them en cly The order was coupled with warning that Ihe already critical isolinc shortage along the At ntic seaboard would grow worse The order effective at i EWT Thursday was issued the office of defense transpor on Monday night for 13 north The three concerns normally are enlaced in production of Has masks barraee balloons life belts airplane deicers tank treads antiaircraft tans ma chine can clips civilian and combat tires and other war ma terials Idleness became the greatest in the history of Akrons rubber in dustry a few hours after James P Mitchell industrial personne director of the arm service forces appealed for resumption of pro duction Mitchell dispatched a telegram o Sherman II Dalrymple inter national URW president who was Washington for conferences vilh the war labor board Con tents of the wire were made pub The work by union leaders as tarted Saturday after the WLB lared to three cents an hour its anels recommendation of an light cent hourly wage increase Workers straight time hourly earnings were said by the WLB o average SI15120 and Good icli reckoned its factory em Sloyes1 April pay including over ime averaged S131 an hour and S53 weekly The cose was certi fied to the WLB nearly n year ago In a newspaper advertisement the union attributed the walkout to a lack of confidence in the fairness and impartiality of WLB May 23 United States oYcos continued to advance and cxcrl pressure on Japanese forces on Attu despite sicet snow and which handicapped opera tions he navy announced 16 TONS OF BOMBS DROPPED ON RABAUL At the southern end of the Pa cific battle theater Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters an nounced that farranging U S flying fortresses and liberators dropped more than 16 tons of bombs in an attack on the key Japanese base at Rabaul New Britain setting fires visible for 10n miles The raiders struck in two waves pounding Rabauls three airdromes and seaplane base for 4n and 30 minutes LONDON Moscow radio said Tuesday that many high nazis including Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and Reiehsminister Hermann Goering were sending their relatives to neutral countries The rats are leaving the sink ing ship said Moscow reporting that German offices in safe na tions arc being assigned typists who cant type nnci bookkeepers who never kept books A Daily Sketch gossip column story said Hitler fearing a pos sible rise in monarchist sentiment is retiring members of formci German ruling houses from the army astern slates and the district o olumbia f if if Limitations were placed on Imtii wholesale and retail de liveries The ODT listed the maximum number of deliveries which may be made in one week between two Riven points for certain commodities Transpor tation companies were instructed to rearrange their routes to cut out duplication AH Sunday de liveries except ice fresh milk and cream were forbidden The order came on top of a 40 per cent cut in mileage rationing for bus truck and taxi travel Virtually empty streets resulted in many eastern cities as gasoline stations put signs and the office of price administration enewccl policing of motorists in search of pleasure drivers The ODT said the situation would become more serious1 the next 60 days as the full ef fect of the widespread disruption of the westeast petroleum move Thousands of Refugees Are Fleeing North By ROGEK GREENE Associated Press War Editor Thousands of bombdazed refu gees were reported fleeing north from southern Italy and from is lands in the Mediterranean Tues day as American sj w i n g bombs like wheat heaped fresh destruction on Sar dinia Sicily Pantellcria and the Italian mainland Reports repching Switzerlanc said an exodus was under waj from many towns on the toe o the Italian boot with Rome al eady receiving thousands at empting to escape allied bom irdment A Rome broadcast admiUe lal city districts proper agliari capital of Sardinia is ind had been abandoned esnlt of the violent allied acria ffensivc With allied planes stepping i he fury of their assault on U invasion trail into southei Europe Italys Crown Prince Un icrto was quoted by the BritU ndio as warning Italians th hey were short of arms and mus CENTERS OF AXIS DEFENSES HIT IN ATTACKS 12 Enemy Aircraft Are Destroyed in Combat as Yanks Lose But 3 HEADQUARTERS IN ORTH AFRICA allies udgeoned the Italian island of ardinia with Iheir big eir air sending ore than 300 American planes to tack nine important defense tar ets on that stepping stone to aly 15ombiitled Pantclleria the little fortified island 45 miles off Cap Bou which was under almost continuous attack much of Sunday and Sunday nirht was raided again Monday by Ameri can fishier bombers in Ihe sleady air offensive against the axis southern front hrow all their spiritual at physical strength in the Strug Premier Mussolini was said lave called fascist party chic of the Rome district Mond night and given them new orde dealing with me surcs tocombat an allied sion Quell Disturbance in Shipyard atMobile MOBILE Ala o 1 d i e r s and police were called into a large shipyard here Tuesday to quell a disturbance which started Police Chief D E McFayden said when Negro welders were assigned to work with white welders McFay den said several1 of the Negroes were beaten up1 and that order was restored when all Negroes in he yard operated by the Alabama Drydocl and Shipbuilding corpor ation were sent home merit caused by the midwes floods is felt Additional transportation re strictions then may be necessary the agency said It was under stood that as originally drawn the delivery order was a greal deal more stringent than the version announced and that the deleted restrictions will be revived if the crisis becomes more acute A more optimistic view came however from W Alton Jones president of war emergency pipelines Inc who disclosed in New York that a breach in the FORECAST PROS IN MASON CITY Continued Cool Is Predicted for State IDES MOINES calen dar cannot bring those rare days of June too soon for chilled lowans With spring more than txvu thirds elapsed the forecast warned North lowans that there would be frost Tuesday night in Twelve enemy aircraft were de Iroved in combat during these op erations of the past 24 hours and t was officiallyslaled that an un estimaled number of olhers were wrecked on the ground This brought the number of destroyed axis aircraft in the last six days to at least 329 as a re sult of operations by the northwest African Cairo and Malta air forces Waves of flying fortresses ma rauders Mitchells lightnings and warhawks roared over Sardinia where German troops were an lounccd Tuesday by Berlin to have landedThe planes un leascd a modeless storm ot bombs and dealt their heaviest blows to this base of the Italian irialiflSmlr the Mason City area Continued cool Tuesday night through Wednesday forenoon was the general forecast for the state The temperature dropped to a cold 40 Monday night at Inwood and it was a chilly 48 here at 9 m Tuesday Mondays state high was 71 at Keokuk and Dubuquc re ported 27 inch of rain Monday night Burlington had 25 Keokuk mid Eslhcrvillc 18 and Forest City 1C F R and Churchill IiK line caused last week by 1 p ryi 14J flood waters of the Arkansas f IXlIlg 1 13115 tO 11UU Allied Might at Axis river had been closed and the eastward flow of petroleum re newed Completely prohibited are re tail deliveries of alcoholic bever ages wines and beer soft drinks tobacco and candy ice cream magazines flowers except for fu nerals toys novelties jewelry fure radios phonographs and antiques Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps Irom your GlobeGazette carrier boy the DIES AFTER CRASH OTTUMWA Wil liam Crab 21 a navy aviation machinists of injuries suffered in a crash his parents were notified Steals Butter 2 Cans of Soup Had in Pocket The policeman who arrested Louis Koran Mason City tailor fur slealing a quarter of a pound of butter and two cans of soup from a local store thought very little about it until he got to the sta tion and searched the culprit The officer found S2750 in cash in the pockets of the petty thief Koran pleaded guilty in dislricl court here Monday afternoon to a information larceny o county attorneys charging him with property of a value of less than S20 from a store Judge Tom Boynton fined him S100 and sen fenced him to serve 30 days in th county jail but suspended the jai sentence on good behavior Mr arid Mrs Koran were finec SIS for shoplifting in Austin Minn two years ago according t County Attorney M L Mason NORTHERN FORCE LANDS HERE MAY 11 ATTU ISLAND NORTHEAST COAST SCOUTS LAND EARLY MAY 11 AND PROTECT LANDING OF NORTHERN FORCES rS TPAPPED WITHIS HOLTZ MASSACRE BAY PASS NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN FOR MET HERE ON MAY 17 AND 18 By UNITED PKESS President Roosevelt and Prim Minister Churchill were reporte Tuesday lo be fixing final plan for hurling the concentrated arme might of the allies at the axi Early revelation of at least th broad aspects of the allied often sivc plan was expected in ir formed London sources inckulin plain statement that Adolf Hi ler comes first on the knockou list But the public may lear what has been decided at Wasl ington only when the thrusts a made Docks shipping and airfields suffered heavily One supply ship exploded four small ves sels were sunk and seven oth ers tlamaecd by the cascade of bomb hits V The Americans lost only three during the Sardinian The present allied air oflens E unlike the German air rces attempts to neutralize the fortress island of Malta st year when Marshal Erwin ommel was pressing toward the ilc maintained its full striking owcr with negligible cost taking ill advantage of the fortresses ilily to carry out high level rccision bombing while defend R themselves Fires visible for 50 miles lazed from Tcrranova harbor on he northeast coast of Sardinia the fourengined bombers lit dock installations warehouses nd an ammunition dumpOne upply ship was blown up there nother burst into flames and a hird was badly smashed Roaring over La Maddalena Sardinias naval base in the north he fortresses caused severe dam igc to the causeway and a swing ng bridge hit an oil pier and mole and splintered a number of seaplanes at the nearby island ot COMMISSIONED ENSIGN DBS MOINES 1 Tressellee athletic director Tipton Iowa junior college h been commissioned an ensign the naval reserve and will report for training June 1 at Cornell uni versity DETAILS OF AMERICAN of U S troops as they landed in Attu island and trapped the Jap forces there arc shown in detail on this U S army signal corps map Only moppingup operations remain to be completed against the sur viving Japs before the island is completely in American control Weather Report FORECAST MASON Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night with frost Tuesday night Not quite so cool by Wednesday noon Fresh to strong winds diminishing Tuesday night I cool Tuesday night through Wednesday fore noon Fresh to moderately strong winds Tuesday afternoon gradually diminishing Wednes day forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional light rain Tuesday night and north central portions Wednesday forenoon cooler Tuesday night continued cool Wednesday fore noon strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statislics Maximum Monday Gl Minimum Monday night 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 44 Rain 10 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 79 Minimum 43 A larsc formation of Mitch ells raided the OlbiaVcnafio rila airfield in northern Sar dinia while beatinR off eight enemy fichlers with the help of escorting lightnings Four of these interceptors were shot down as bombs blanketed the field destroyuiR or damarinj a number of scatlered aircraft and sctlinr buildings afire Carloforle harbor on the south west tip Arbalax on the cast coast Iglesias on the west coast md Alghcro airfield in the north came under the bomb and machinegun blanket spread by Ihe marauders lightnings and warhawks Meanwhile United States heavy bombers from the Cairo air force blasted San Giovanni and Reggio Calabria at the toe of the Italian boot in daylight assaults Monday which left smoke spouting from tiie ferry slips and buildings and a tanker damaged RAF medium bombers in turn took over the harbor Messina it Sicilian end ot the ferry route ind gave the railway yards ferry erminal and oil storage tanks a bath of high explosives Sunday night The marauders at Alghero re ported that they completely cov ered that airfield with bomb bursts A hangar and a fuel dump caught fire sowed bombs on like we sow wheat in North Dakota said Technical Ser geant Ealimc O Scm N Dak ;