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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 8, 1943, Mason City, Iowa MOINCS IA NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAKR THAT MAKES ALL NORTH OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION imnn iocialcd Press and United Pr Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 8 1943 This Paper Consists ot Two One NO IS CLASH IN ITALIAN British patrol unit takes cover during street righting with Germans in Nocelleto Italy Smoke of battle is visible in background if Blasts Show Nazis Preparing to Abandon Port of Gaeta By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headctuartcrs Algiers explosions in Gaela indicated Die Germans were prepaying lo abandon that port 70 miles south of Rome as allied headquarters announced Monday another mile gain by Americans of 5th army in r push which threat ened to shortcircuit Hie coastal mountains where the enemy had anchored a new defense line The British 8lh army sweeping 5 miles ahead along the Adriatic coast against fierce resistance took possession of the entire length of the Sinello river and advanced on the Saiigro river the next natural barrier in the area Scerni Gasalbordino and Carunchio Gissi and Salcito Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys veteran outfits took over the entire siretch of lateral road running inland from Vasto anil at some places were within miles of the Sangro where flic Germans apparently were pre paring a new stand In the central portion of the 5th armys front Lt Gen Mark W Clarks Americans drove ahead over the roughest country of the whole allied line 16 achieve i of 1 mile and capture Oals britto Gains of several miles also were registered beyond Isernm along the road from Foggia to Rome across the Abruzzi moun tains This 1st anniversary of he al lied landings in French north Africa found the allies delivering stronger blows than ever to the Germans along Europes south ern front and the enemy display ins more weaknesses than ever The German desperation over inability to hold back the unspec tacular but relentless tide was re flected not only in the rush to dis mantle the Port of Gaeta but also officers here believe in the bombings of Vatican City on Fri day act which al lied headquarters emphatically disavowed ALIBI WITNESS IS FLUSTERED Statements Conflict in De Marigny Case Nassau Bahamas Pj The Marquis Georges De Visdelou swore Monday that Alfred DC Marigny was at home early on the morning when Sir Harry Oakes was slain but the crown quickly brought forth n signed statement he had given to police which differed greatly from his testimony The martinis grew red and flus tered when Special Prosecutor A F Adderly produced the state ment at DC Murignys trial in the Bahamas supreme court on a charge of murder in connection with the bludgeoning arid burn ing of Sir Harry his fatherin law A longtime friend of De Mar ignys De Visdelou said that the accused man talked to him twice a m and again at 8 Medical witnesses have placed the time of the attack on Sir Harry at between and a m Oakes was slain in a bedroom of his oceanside estate Westbourne which is about 5 miles from the cottage in which Do Marigny lived and in which De Visdelou had an apartment But Adderley read from a state ment he said De Visdelou gave to Police Major Herbert Pemberton July 11 this paragraph I actually lid not see De Mar ny from midnight until the fol DELAY START OF KASTER TRIAL 50 Prospective Jurors Dismissed by Judge Waverly juror shortage struck here Monday to delay form al opening of the murder trial for Stanley M Kastcr Jancsville exconvict accused of the shotgun slaying of Glenn Winchell Wav orly utilities guard the night of Sept 25 Of 80 prospective jurymen called for service in Brenner county dis trict court Judge Thomas A Beardmore Charles City Mon day excused 50 accepting their excuses that their time was vital ly needed in farm work The remaining 30 were sent home p m Tuesday anci Judge Beardmore issued a call foi 40 more prospective jurors to re port at 10 a m Tuesday I Neither Kaster the defendant nor the widow of the murdcrcc Waverly plant guard were in couri Monday morning as part of ihe capacity crowd of 170 persons tha jammed Bremer countys new and almost palatial courtroom Demand for Loyalty Made by Hitler L o n d o n Hitler meeting with nazi party veterans in a Munich beer cellar demand ed their loyalty Monday and praised the German people for not allowing any traitor chief to arise1 lie predicted the war would gci on to victory or annihilation The meeting was in celebration of Hitlers abortive beer hall putsch of 192IS The address broadcast from text by the Berlin jadio quoted Hitler as saying that the 16 fighters killed in the putsch gave their lives for a new Germany of onor and freedom Today this Germany of honor proving her worth in her most ifficult struggle for existence ainst armed hatred and the dev ish destructive will of the bit erest and maddest enemies He reviewed his familial harges that Germanys 1B1I de eat was caused when the home font disrupted decayed anc nisled by Jews and Marxists iad the army Telling the party veterans tha heir watchword for the November celebrations would b the meaning of our honor is loy It3r he said the people ha reed itself from the lews and ha Irawu its clear conclusions fron he bitter lessons of history The German people and its sol diers who have not allowed anj raitor chief to arise are now shap ne the impregnability of 111 eich fanatically determined d conquer and live by their loyalt and by their unconditional strue le which shrinks from no sacri ice he said The broadcast said the ineetin vas attended by Reichmarsha iermann Goering Gestapo Chic Heinrich Himmler Marline Bor mann successor to Rudolf Hess a party leader Propaganda Ministe Paul Joseph Goebbels Gen Wil iielm Schepmnn chief of staff o he brownshirts and Robert Ie chief ot the labor front Reds Roll Toward Rumania NIU At HUH IN SOME SECTIONS lowing morning I was very nervous then of The view here was thai this I tcrcd De Visdelou in explanation bombing which the German radio loudly blamed on the allies and hysterical appeals of the German broadcasts were an effort to bol ster home morale Gaeta is the best port on the Tyrrhenian sea between Naples and Civitavecchia 40 miles north ot Rome and its harbor would be of great use to the allies in get ting supplies in for the battle of Rome At the same time belated an nouncement was made of a bom bardment of Duruzzo main port leading lo the Albanian capital of Tirana on the night of Nov 2 by 2 destroyers Eighth army troops sweeping across the Sincllo river west of Vasto have captured Scernj 7 miles due west and Casalbordino an equal distance to the north west Carunchio 20 miles south west of Vaslo on the lateral high way to Isernia also fell A broadcast by Radio France at Algiers recorded in London by Reuters said the 5th army had captured Mignano on the main is land road leading to Rome American troops were reported Sunday in command of heights dominating this town The broad cast also said an advance had been made 10 miles north of Ve nafro The 8th army advances west o the Sinello river were piled oti top of forward sweeps totalling 10 miles in the previous 3 days Eden Turkish Envoy Conclude 5 Day Parley Cairo British Foreign Sec retary Anthony Eden and Turk ish Foreign Minister Numan Menemencioglu concluded a day conference here Sunday without giving an inkling the purpose of their talks leaving ob servers with food for continued speculation According to the best information obtainable however the talks were confined largely to an exchange of information also was understood that the meeting was the result of TurkI ish rather than British initiative I CONFUSING ADDRESS Hanford C a 1 Harvey Washburn still is trying to deliver a letter addressed to James Sullivan painting his cousins house a short guy a little bald and a scar on 1 knee Morris Says Defeat of FRDuringWarWould Show U S Not United SIcCook Ncbr Forme senator George W Norris heart ily approves the senates passagf ot the amended Connally rcsolu lion on this countrys participa tion in postwar peace plans hi disclosed at his McCook home Sunday night Reiterating his belief that tli allies should disarm their cncmie completely Norris asserted th senates action will aid in unitini people of the united nations inor closely in fighting the war The former senator comment ing on next years prcsidenlia election asserted that the defca of Roosevelt while the war is con tinuing would cause our allie and the rest of the world lo be lieve we were not unanimous i backing up the war I dont want to change horse while we are crossing the stream he declared adding that chamjin circumstances in the progress o the war might revise his opinio in this respect Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Strong northerly winds imd heavy drifting snow Monday afternoon Monday night and early Tuesday Colder Monday night Lowest tempera ture about 15 at Mason Ciiy Continued cold Tuesday and Wednesday Iowa Strong northerly winds with snow and drifting snow Monday night and Tuesday Moderate to heavy snow in east portion ending early Tues day Colder Monday night and much colder with hard freeze east and central portions Cloudy and continued cold Wednesday Minnesota Continued northerly wind with snow and shifting winds Monday night and Tues day Colder east and south Mon day night Continued cold north west Continued cold Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night 27 At B a m Monday 27 Snow inches Prccip 38 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 53 Minimum PARALLELS TO 1918 ARE SEEN Munich Paper jClaims Collapse Impossible Bern Munich news paper said Monday on the 20th anniversary of the nazi beer hall putsch there that Germanys mil itary position now is roughly to that of November month in which the 1st World war ended in allied victory j City The Muenchner Neiicste Nachi Estherville Reports Nearly Foot of Snow Coal Shortage Feared Des Maines 1st Win er storm of the season Monday lanketed parts ot Iowa with 4 iches to nearly a foot of snow i s r u p t i n g transportation and ommunications facilities Mondays storm approached the Armistice day blizzard of 3 years go next Thursday in intensity int because it developed more radunlly and without such bitter old the damage is not expected o be as great as in 1940 The element which caused ereal esl concern the possibility ot acute coal shortage Iowa mines were still idle although miners in other iiarts of the couii ry returned to work late last veek An appeal from the Iowa mine operators for permission of the 5PA to raise price ceilings jlamcd for the delay in reopening f the Iowa mines 1C G Carney chairman of the ODTs solid fuel advisory com nittce for the Des Moines dis ricl said he had heard of no suf fering yet as a result ot the short ige ot coal No colder than it is now poo can get under cover and ge along he said The storm situation in brief Unofficial reports estimate there was from 12 to 18 inches o now in ihr Spirit Lake area Eslherville had 115 inches o snow on the ground the bureau reported Other amounts Carroll 10 in ches Sibley and Spencer 9 inches Storm Lake 6 Sioux City 5 Foi Dodge Cherokee and Sheldon t rsro schools were open in Dickin son county and virlually none in f Clay county Many other schools in that area also were closed Trains were operating through Spencer and Spirit Lake but no buses Lowest temperature in the state Monday morning was 23 at Spirit Lake The highway commission office at Carroll said a t mldmomhiK visibllUy on theblocked highways was zero and that nlows i were having trouble clearing the roads The state highway department many roads by snow ii at Rate of 24 Miles Daily R R Pay Increase Program Rejected by Union Spokesmen Traffic in Minnesota Is Disrupted Minneapolis seasons 1st general snowstorm howled down on a 30 mile an hour gale to blanket the northwest Monday tying up air and highway traffic and causing at least 4 deaths The dead included C O Bystrom who suf fered a fatal heart attack while shoveling snow Edmund La Mar j8 machinist killed when his car skidded off the road between Becker and Big Lake Joseph Knoblauch 13 struck by an automobile late Saturday night on tlte corner of Lowry and Lyndalc avcs Sgt lames 11 Hansen 20 Mor gan Minn killed when Ihe truck he was riding was struck Satur day night by a Northwestern rail way Irain near Eyota when the engineers said visibility was ham pered by swirling snow All military and commercial flying was grounded and no buses wore held in Twin City terminals Trains were running 2 and i hours behind schedules Schools in many towns of the stale were closed due In storm conditions Minneapolis had its highest fo al of weekend traffic accidents in years when nearly 75 accidents due to snow and slippery streets were reported Nearly SO persons were injured in addition to Knob lauchs death At Winona the office of the Washington increases ranging from 4 to 10 cents an lour for 1100000 railroad workers were recommended Mondav by a special presidential board with the approval of Stabilization Director M Vinson but met prompt rejection from union spokesmen B M Jewell Chairman of the rail employes wage conference committee called the recommen dations entirely unsatisfactory We consider the proposals to be entirely unsatisfactory and that they would destroy ourwhole wage structure built up through the years the recommendations do not resolve our difficulties at all Jewell said George M Harrison president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks said the scale ot wages would be The 15 unions affected repre senting railroad workers who do not actually run trains or cn cines are now akinit a strike vote They are also relying on a congressional resolution to en force an earlier award providing for an 8 cent increase all around Originally the men had asked a straight boost of 20 cents an hour Vinson vetoed the 8 cent award which the carriers had accepted TRAINLOADS OF EQUIPMENT AT FASTOV SEIZED Russians 45 Miles From Latvian Border in Push Along North London red army was rolling swiftly toward the Rumanian border Monday after taking the vital rail junction of Fastov 3T miles southwest of captured Kiev and thus snapping the principal rail link Between German forces in thu northern Ukraine ami the iiiizis still bat tling at KrivoL Rog A Reuters dispatch from Mos cow said the Russians already had driven 10 miles on beyond Kastov at Ames reported temporarily blocked the northwest quarter ot Ihe state north of a diagonal line extend ing from Council Bluffs to Mason The most difficulty was in drawing the parallel between the situations in the 2 Novembers said however that nazi leaders have the political setup so well in hand that a re currence ot the 1918 internal col lapse xvould be impossible A Berlin dispatch to Stockholm said the Germans expect import ant not November The Swiss socialist newspaper Das Volk quoted informed sources as saying that the great burden of the war had left the reich facing a breakdown in a reasonable time Heavy consumption of war ma terial has put such t strain on German factories that they cannot hope to accumulate reserves the newspaper said Indicative of the Woman Killed When 2 Cars Collide in Blinding Snowstorm Lake hcado collision during a blinding snow storm a mile east of here Sunday night resulted in the death of Mrs Frank Carlson Newell and injur ies to 4 others The Carlson car driven by Mrs Carlsons son Richard 38 collided with a car occupied by 4 young persons from Early driven by Jim Quinn a student at Iowa State college Quinns sister Peggy and Rich ard Carlson both are in a Storm Lake hospital Each suffered a broken leg The other 1 occupants of the Quinn car liamona and Ernestine Card Early high school girls suf fered minor injuries Ramona was bruised and Ernestine suffered facial cuts Quinn was uninjured Mrs Carlson who died a short while after being taken lo the hos pital hart2brokcn legs head and internal injuries She was about 65 years old peans had been forded to move betwecJl countries or continent entirely leave the 29 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday Minimum Saturday At 8 a m Sunday Snow Precipitation YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 31 32 114 inches 65 inch 3EI 26 lowan Wins Award for Inventing Gun Sight Camp Stenarl Ga Gilmour C McDonald Ames Iowa has been awarded the legion of merit the army announced Saturday for invention of an anti aircraft machine gun sight The medal was presented Captain MacDotiald at a review Friday by Brig Gen Edward A Stockton commander of the Camp Stewart antiaircraft training cen ter Investigators at Iowa U Homecoming Report 54 Motorists to OPA DCS Moines P Fiftyfour Iowa motorists have been reported to Donald D Holdoegel DCS Moines district OPA enforcement attorney by investigators who were in Iowa City at the time ot the Saturday homecoming game The investigators checking up on gasoline rations which may have been issued for one purpose and used for another turned in an unusual list of automobile num bers considering the few viola tions reported from other games this season Holdoegel said Thc54 cars included 3o which carried cither B or C slickers The other cars showed A stickers no stickers or were noted for speed ing and similar reasons The principal reason for suspicion in the 54 cases was the distance from which the cars evidently had been brought B and C card drivers ore not supposed to travel more than 60 miles from home except for occu pational reasons An A car be comes an object of suspicion when more than 180 miles from home The customary meihod of deal ing with the violations is to notify the motorist and his ration board Then it is up to the motorist to explain to tho satisfaction of the ration board The Chicago upheaval in raiiroad wartorn Europe the interna tional labor organization said about 2500000 Germans had set tled in occupied countries since the outbreak of hostilities while altogether about 37000000 Kuro Snow Slows Up Traffic on Rails North and West Snow slowed up rail traffic north nml west of Mason City Monday according lo rcjiorls from the railroads The mnrniuK passenger train due out of here at a m on Ihe Chicago North Western railway was hehl here when reports of from 3 lo feet of snow were received from Sanborn The Milwaukee Road also re ported heavy snow between Spencer and Sanborn although no trains were due in here from the west until evening Great Western southbound out of Mason City for Council Bluffs was I hour and 50 min utes late Monday afternoon anil Lhc northbound from Council Bluffs was 20 minutes talc proposed iu resular pay fighting were engaged in heavy nazi armored rc Grey Hound lines reported that so many automobiles were stalled on the highways and in ditches that all bus travel had been oi7 clered stopped to the Twin Cities Travel was hazardous not only because of the storm but because of stalled vehicles Traffic may resume later Monday The crack Milwaukee railroad passenger train the Olympian was held in Minneapolis until the tracks near Bird Island were cleared ot a freight wreck Sev eral cars were reported off the track The U S weather bureau said the storm centered to the south and east of the Twin Cities but was spread over an area that in cluded most of Minnesota XVis consin Illinois Iowa and the Da kotas 50 Children in Nebraska Marooned Omaha Nebraskas 1st snowstorm of the season driven by a biting wind Monday blocked highways closed some schools slowed up transportation and marooned bus passengers includ ing 50 children at Weeping Water in scenes that approached bliz zard proportions Hardest hit was the eastern part of the state while in the western area the wind which had piled up snow drifts Saturday and Sunday subsided Monday serves rushed into the breach The mighty push moving alone at u speed of 21 miles a day threatened to crumble nazi re sistance in the Dnieper bend and raised the possibility of Irappiiifr liUKe numbers of the beleaguered Germans Seizin triiinluuds of unjum ajjeil German equipment at Fas Lov whose capture was hailed in Moscow with 124gun salvoef Russian tank and infantry units also were reported lo have swept up 70 towns and hamlets as they lunged toward Rumania one of the nazi satellites which Premier Joseph Stalin said Saturday was anxious to find a way out of the war In the Crimea far to the south east the Russians said they killed 1000 Germans hi repuls ing counterattacks on their bridgeheads near Kerch and gen erally improved their positions in that area German broadcasts said the Russians were bringing up infantry1 reinforcements on Vinson said Monday he would itle Perekop Isthmus novtluvcsl The presently crease effective or rolls Nov 19 would be retroactive to Feb 1 New of the presidential boards report was received while Jewell and Harrison were appearing as witnesses before a senate intcr state commerce subcommittee considering the resolution to get congressional approval of tlic flat 8 cent increase In response in a question by Scn Reed R Kans actinc sub committee chairman Jewell said the new recommendations would have no bearing whatever upon the unions support of the resolu tion The reKoiution sponsored by Senator Truman D Mo would in effect declared Vinsons inter pretation of the 8 cent award to be erroneous and permit the rail roads to pay u allow also a slight upward re vision of the recent 4 cent award lo operating railroad employes in certain brackets Pointing out that under the new proposed wage scale the higher paid nonops will receive a slightly greater increase than op erating employes who receive like pay Vinson stated 1 shall therefore advise the chairman of the national railway labor panel that if he receives no lice of a proposed change for the operating employes which will in crease their rates of pay by the amount of the difference between the increases for the nonoperat ing employes in the applicable range of rates set forth and 4 cents he may regard such a pro posal as in conformity with the stablization program Operating personnel have re jected the 4 cent increase and like their nonoperating fellow workcrs are taking a strike vote in connection with the award The IS nonoperating unions originally asked a flat increase of 20 cents An emergency board recommended the general in crease of 8 cents last May Vinson vetoed this The president ap pointed i special board 3 weeks 1 uJCILl ifty school children rapped LHSC No reports had been received of irregularity in schedules of the Kockets and Ihe SI SI t rail road reported io trouble indicat ing that most of the snow xvas of Mason City reported in Harrison Monona and Crawford counties in the west and Emmet Kossuth and Winnc bago in the north Snow plows were active hi the affected areas and highway de partment maintenance employes were sanding grades and curves where ice coated the pavement Highway 30 was temporarily blocked by a truck jam at Dunlap in Harrison county Monday morning the department re ported Highways in the Storm Lake area were reported impassable in places Monday morning The highway department said blizzard prevailed in the entire northwest part ot the state Monday Deputy State Secretary of Agri culture Claude Spry said the present storm which developed gradually over the weekend is not likely to bring the degree of suffering to livestock and damage to crops that was experienced in 1940 because the cold is not so intense The weather bureau reported a minimum of 22 degrees at Sioux City Monday morning Sundays warm spot was Davenport with 47 Sioux City reported 5 inches of snow on the level and drifts 3 feet deep at midmorninir Mon day It was still snoivinf and there was a slronjt The weather bureau reported by the sudden snow storm Sunday night spent the night in a filling station at Weeping Water and 25 remained Monday while state highway department snowplnws were sought to open roads in that area Near Grclna 2 interstate and 2 Burlington Trailways buses were slallecl in Ihe snow Passengers remained in the heated vehicles or took refuge nt the Gretna rail road station farm houses and at stores and 2 Boys Go Fishing and Hook a Rabbit Allenlown Pa Ul DonaM Holland and Richard both 11 went fishing and causht rabbit One of their hooks be came lodged in underbrush along the bank of a stream They pulled and pulled and slowly fighting every inch of the way out came a rabbit the hook lodged in its tail the storm would continue through the day The coal shortage threatened large buildings more than the home consumer according to re ports in DCS Moines The statchouse in Des Moines went on a restricted heating sched ule last Friday when the coal pile there ran low but Monday Custo dian Gray Anderson said we got in 3 or 4 loads over the weekend lo relieve the shortage Carney said downtown office buildings were being supplied from dealers yards svhcre neces sary The IS unions arc now Inking t strike vote among their mem bers The new recommended wage scale All wages less than 47 cents an hour lo be increased 10 cents an hour Wages between 47 and TiG cents to be increased 9 cents an hour Wages between 57 and GO cents to be increased 8 cents an hour Wages between 70 and 79 cents to be increased 7 cents an hour Wages between 80 and 89 cents to be increased 6 cents an hour Wages between 90 and 96 cents to be increased 5 cents an hour Wages of 07 cents and over to be increased 4 cents an hour The originally proposed 8 cent h i c h the carriers agreed have increased railroad payrolls 5304000000 a year The new recommendation is expected to cost at least as much Director V i n s o statement Monday said that half of the non opcratiiiR employes will receive 8 cents or more an hour increase In view of the fact that these new recommendations arc con sonant with the stabilization pro gram 1 shall not disapprove them Vinson said cm gateway to the peninsula The 26th anniversary of the soviet revolution also saw the red army driving to ivitliin 45 miles of the Latvian and old Po lish borders on the north central front a Russian communi que said the nazis losing 1 position after west aivl southwest of Novel Six localities were seized and 400 Germans killed in that theater Sunday The Berlin radio admitting that the soviet smash southwest of Kiev had forced the Germans to take up new lines estimated that tiie Russians were using more than 250001 troops in that area while the nazicontrollcd Scandi navian telegraph bureau declar ing that German blood wns flow ing as never before snid the at tacks beyond Kiev had made the Germans positions even more dangerous North of Kiev which was taken Saturday after bitter allnight battles the Russians were steadily pushing the Germans back toward the Pripet marshes after slashing through Nemyeshaeva on the rail route to Korosten To the west the red army was toward a rail junction miles hcyund Faslnv and lo the southwest they were aimi ne for Xhmcrinka only 50 miles from the llumaman border 3 J MOiCCTmJ Any Shoe Without Mate Is Ration Free Los Anjreles of cheer to people who like to RO around with 1 foot shod and 1 bare The OPA announces that any shoe without a mate hereafter may be sold rationtree KIEV FALLS 3rd largest city in Russia fell to soviet army units Other Rus sian forces arc moppinp up be tween the Dnieper river 2 and the Black sea At the norlhcrn end of the line 3 many towns and villascs were taken in Iht Ncvcl area ;