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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME PA3 TUtur OF AND u C i i v t I A VOL L Associated Prtsi and United Press Pull L MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ARMISTICE DAY ATCOURTHOUSE World Can Profit From Past Errors in Making Peace Speaker Stresses Members of the American Le gion and Veterans of Foreigi Wars who served in World wa I were joined by other patriot organizations in Mason Cit Thursday in observance of Avmis lice day that ended tha war exactly 25 years ago Despite the colcl and gray hanging clouds sizable represen tations from a number ot organ zations were in the parade tha started southward from die Hole HanCord at 10 oclock At 2nd S VI the column turned west to Washington and then north to the courthouse grounds the traditional ceremony of Arm istice day was held wilh an ad dress by Earl Hall managini editor of the Mason City Globe Gazette and past department com minder of the Legion as hi speaker Weve heard it said for man1 years that the first World wa failed said Mr Hall I denj that I contend that World I did all that any war can do i brought the enemy to his knees It opened the gate to a belte world but we mulled our oppor tunity Drawing a parallel between tin World war and the America Revolution the speaker stated insist that the Ameri can Revolution was the greates event in world history That toi I deny It wasnt even the great est event in American history Our greatest event was the adop tion of the federal constitutioi and formation of the federal un ion It was in that consttiutiona convention aiid not in the Revolt tion itself that the United States of America was born Ihj speaker stated The decision hung by a slender thread If it hat not been for the wise counsel o Benjamin Franklin and George Washington the 13 colonies of the confederation would have become ISBalkan stales Mr Hall pointed out that par allel situations presentedthem selves following World war 1 and following the Revolutionary war There was a discussion by states as to whether they shoulc surrender their sovereignty ir joining the federation he de clared In their decision to do that they brought about the great est of nations World war I gave us the same opportunity but didnt ourselves of it Mr Hall praised the conduct of the war and suggested that the one greatest argument for com plete victory over the nazis is to banish for all lime the belief that democracy not only is better than naziism but stronger and more virile The American Legion by its resolutions at the last 3 conven tions at Milwaukee Kansas City and Omaha has called for an in telligent fullhearted cooperation among he nations of the world to the end that wars be done away with as a means of settling inter national quarrels he said By reading our histories we know that all of the other meth ods have been tried Sir Hall maintained have seen na ions from World empires that have failed They have tried to make themselves secure by al liances but these were always met by bigger and stronger alli ances League of Nations was not adequately implemented by enforcement machinery and that too failed time we are going to pro fit by past mistakes and create a peace organization that will work A prayer was Rev E Ray offered by the er of the First Baptist church At exactly 11 oclock taps was sounded and the flag lowered concluding a brief facing cast ceremony in recogni tion of the fact that it was at this hour that the guns ceased firing nn the western front Taking an important part in the parade and ceremonv was the Monroe junior hich school band directed by J J Fitzgerald Com mander Ocar Jewell of Clausen Worden post of the Legion was in charge of he program Participating organizations in cluded Company E of the state guard Rainbow veterans and auxiliaries Business places in the city were closed for the day The dajs pro gram included a game between the Mason City Mohawks and Lindblom of Chicago The V F W planned a dinner with auxiliary MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11 1943 U S BOMBS LASH JAP MERCHANTMAN This re markable closeup view of a Jap merchantman being bombed by a U S bomber in the southwest Pacific war was taken by Sgl John A Boiteau Southbridge ilass on his 1st mission He was awarded the air medal The ship was sunk iNote Japs crouching Eden Stresses Confidence Shown at Moscow Conference ff A i ILII aUiiy LnC TrlOSt ic official outlook ever presented Britain for full and frank postwar cooperation a m o n g Great Britain the United States MARIGNYGASE IS NEARING JURY Accused of iSlaying Wealthy FatherinLaw Nassa u fate of Count Alfred DeMarigny may be placed in the hands of a jury of 12 menThursday to de cide whether he koes free or hangs on the gallows forthe murder Ills 3rd wifes father MultiMil Sir Harry finish ot Attorney Oakes General The Eric Hallinans final address demand ing that the playboy French nobleman pay the death penalty and the charge by Supreme Court Justice Sir Oscar Bedford Daly alone remained before the case fs turned over to the blueribbon jury of businessmen and civic eaders Delegates to Relief Conference Start on Postwar Period Plans Atlantic City N J Sates to the united nations relief and rehabilitation conference spent the 25th anniversary of day working at top speed on plans to meet the relief noblems which will be created by the Armistice of World war II The conferees reprcscntins 43 mited and associated nations gathered Wednesday and settled lown to work at once But they lave not yet had time to size up le many problems which will confront them as the organization of the worlds greatest relief or ganization gets into operation Some of these may arise as they eek to develop the irogram for heir matter being pre pared by the agenda committee vhich Jan Masaryk assistant Time minister of CzechoSlovakia leads This committee will decide how and in what order the work t setting up relief and rehabilita ion machinery will be done HEADS HOME comes from thc Rev E E Hancock former rcsbyterian pastor in Lnvernc hat he is superintendent of Ihe cm Lloyd Presbyterian chil rens home at Monticello Ark Irs Hancock is assisting him in he work cf the school and Russia Indicating that the results at Moscow had exceeded even his high hopes Eden asserted the major success of the parley was not in its radically new consul tative machinery but in the basis of goodwill and confidence which it established ainon the 3 powersfor dealing with future problems prctendmif agreement had been reached all the problems discussed that on thc foreign secrelary said reasonable hope could be held for even Ihc most stubborn among them Some of his listeners presumed this a reference to Ihe question of Russias postwar boundaries He also disclosed hat economic oucstions had been discussed and an agreement reached on a program fur handling these vast problems on many of which work already has begun The absence of any economic agreement had been mentioned by some com mentators as the principal gap left in tbo Moscow conference pro ram He explained that only the 3 ig alhcd powers had been in cluded on the European advisory commission because its function was to make r ecommendations instead of being an executive body and revealed that occa sionally a sort of an ad hoc spe cial purpose conference of a for eign secretary and 2 ambassadors could be set up to consider prob lems something of a novelty in diplomatic The foreign secretary wearing Armistice day poppy in his an buttonhole loud received Inuse JYom commons He said a large measure of credit for success of the mcetinss must go to Foreign Commissar Vyacheslav Molotov for his handling of thc lone and compli cated agenda and added that Sec retary of State Cordell Hull must lave felt the results justified his very gallant venture in mak nt this long flight from the United Slates Of his meeting al Cairo last veek with Turkish Foreign Min ster N u m a n Mencmcncioglu Eden said We exchanged views on the general situation in light of thc results of he Moscow conference My Turkish colleague has now re turned to Ankara to report on thc outcome of these conversations to NAZIS DECLARE ALL OF RUSSIAN FRONT ABLAZE Reds Slog Through Wet Snows Toward Poland and Rumania London forces slogging through the wet snows of the western Ukraine toward Po land and Rumania were pushing forward with far superior forces the German communique said Thursday Berlin broadcasts pictured the whole Russian front from the in vested Crimea to the frozen fields around Xcvel ablaze with heavy soviet offensives A violent tank battle was re mean his government In Ihe while there is nothing further I can ray ported near the White Russian rail center of Gomel where Berlin said the Russians attacked with nu merous ritle divisions masses of tanks and planes in an attempt to break a narrow sector of the front along the Sozh river tributary of the Dnieper The Germans said they destroyed 217 tanks The fresh Russian gains pre sumably carried the Ukrainian armies closerthan 40 miles from the rail center of Zhitomir as re ported at midnight by Moscow At that time the Russians were 42 miles directly west of Kiev and lunging swiftly forward on a TO mile front The German communique ac knowledged the Russians had made a local dent in a fresh at tack northeast of the Crimean port of Kerch and told of attacks around Perckop on the narrow land bridge tying the Crimea to the mainland Violent Russian attacks in force also were reported by Berlin north of the Dnieper bend iron center of Krivoi Rog northwest of Cher iiigftv above Kiev and northwest of Smolensk By German account the Russians firmly held the in itiative in all these engagements but the nazis insisted Ihey had re pelted all the thrusts The Ger mans said they were counterat tacking suscessfully southwest of Kiev Plagued by rain snow and tog of the approaching Russian win ter and reeling under the blows of the Russian forces the nazis were abandoning huge stores of food and war material in their flight a soviet communique de clared The bulletin said that the Russians fanning out on a 70mile from had overrun more than so of them dis trict captured Kom arovka 40 miles northeast of Zhitomir and 48 miles southerst of Korostcn another rail center indispensable o German north south communications The red army thus was more man 42 miles due west of Kiev in its possession since last Saturday South of KievRed army col umns were beyond Vasilev cap tured Wednesday and were less than 20 miles northeast of the rail cuy of Byclaya Tserkov rttoscov declared These units formed part of a pinccr drive apparently aimed at entrapment of German rem nants in the bend west of the Dnieper river Meanwhile Moscow advices Feodor Tolbukhins 4 h Ukrainian army was massing at the lop of the Crimea for 111 alloul assault on thc peninsula over he Pcrekop land bridge and the Sivash Sea causeway The soviet communique also said that Prussian marines sup ported by fighter planes had smafhcd German tank attacks ngainst Red army beachheads on thc Kerch peninsula on Ihe east ern tip of the Crimea Thousands or nazi soldiers died in he un successful counter Mos cow said and Red army sank 2 of a fleet of small German torpedo boats attempting to bait Russian landings In the IVevel area far lo the north where Red armv forces were reported within 50 miles of tile Latvian border 5 German counter attacks were smashed and the Russians moved up lo cap This Paper Consists Two Seel More Yanks Are Landed in Bougainville Southwest Pacific Allied Head quarters reinforce ments nf regular U S a r m y troops landed without loss from waishipKuarded t r a n s port s fought Thursday alongside the spearhead of marines on Bougain ville against badly decimated Japanese The lide of jungle welter of tanks mortars and camouflaged men contending in tiie rouBhesl type of terrain swung definitely toward the in vaders of that last bi island protecting the fortress of Rabaul Our Bougainville Solomons Nipponese operations were successful bey mid our fond esl expectations said Rear Adm Robert B Carney after watching the soldiers swarm ashore and afler seeing an enemy raiding airforce lose 26 out of 60 dive bombers and fighters without sinking one of the ships in the convoy Bombs damaged I transport but Admiral Carney emphasized that no boat was laid up and all ihc ships got back to base Tins naval operation in waters only 2GO miles southeast of Jap warships at Rabaul afforded a striking contrast to Tokyo broad casts that 96 allied vessels have been sunk recently lhat it w Nippons biggest triumph since Pearl Harbor and thai Admiral Mineichi Koga had been congrat ulated for his overwhelming sea and air victories In New York Wednesday night Navy Secretary Frank Knox said Our fleet in he Pa cific is HO powerful lhat tlic Jap hnsnl Rot the courage to come out in the open The army reinforcements landed Monday al Empress Augusta Biy At lhat time Japanese troops which went ashore Ihc day before from 21 barges north of that beachhead lo join with forces on he south in a pincers operation had begun lo infiltrate American lines The army units helped the ma rines counterattack Monday Two hundred and fifty Japs were es timated by Admiral Carney to have been slain m fighting Sun diiy and Monday Tuesday the reinforced marines went over to the offensive They smashed the Japanese near trie Laruma river mouth where they hadhinded 2 days before after sneaking down on the barges from Buka Jn hat clash Tues day General MacArthtirs spokes man said Thursday 150 enemy soldiers were slain The spokes man estimated that at least half of the bargeborne Nipponesehad been accounted for But Admiral Carney who Is Adm William F Halscys chief of staff in the Solomons sector said the Japanese remained very ag ircssive and probably were con tinuing to reinforce by barges their holdings on both the north and south ends of the beachhead Maj Gen Roy S Geiger of Pensaeola Fla of the marines now is in command lie has suc Gcn Alexander A released for other lure several stronglv areas Moscow said fortified ROY MOORE ELECTRO loiva City Moore of Creslon held office Tlvnsfiv c as elected president of the econ cncs ceeded Lt Vandegrift duties Majority of Iowas Mines Reported to Be Operating Again DCS Moiiics majority of loivds coal mines were operat ina again Wednesday Seven mines in the DCS Moines area reopened following a confer ence of their owners with Gov B B Hickcnloopcr Tuesday at which the owners agreed to re sume operations on the pledge of the governor that he would assist them in their altempt to get an increase in the retail ceiling price of coal Meanwhile the major mines in Hie Appanoose Wayne county field also wre operating Wednes day J R Hamm secretaryof the AppanooseWayne Coal operators association at Centerville said a few of the mines in that area opened Tuesday and 1 believe all of them arc back at work Wcdncs Nazis Ruin Docks Scuttle Ships at Leghorn Pescara AJttattc Seo I I L 1 lang iROMEv Tivoli LSubi Anzii T Terracmss S Felic 1L CancellJ 020 STATUTE M1US ALLILS BhAT OFF Slh army drives top arrows along the Italian front Iblaek itne have brought gains as allied forces press closer to a German fortified line sawtooth line British Furnish U S More Than Billion in LendLease British Thursday jhat they have r i AfiLiiALinv iftnr LilCV nlvn furnished more than one billion dollars worth of reverse end ease assistance lo thc United States and said the scope of id s n materials and bulk food being broadened to include from both the united kingdom nnd thc colonies Their greatest assistance for which sperific figures were given only to last June 30 has been in supplying base facilities barracks hospitalsand thc like for Ameri can air and land forces based in the British Isles Up to that time the total of mutual aid as British lendlease activities are called amounted to 5871000000 o the United Stales and lo Russia These figures were contained i a British white paper1 re leased here and in London al thc time ot its presentation to parlia ment This is the first detailed report of Britains assistance to other unftcd nations It was accompanied by an of ficial British information service summary which stated that at present Britains cash expendi tures under mutual aid totals well over a billion dollars for United States forces and more than a billion and a half dollars lo Russia anci other allies The Brilisii report does not in clude reverse endlease supplied by Australia New Zealand South Africa separate HUBBARD YOUTH FATALLY SHOT Companion Accidentally Discharges Shotgun Hubbard Doering IB sou of Mr nnd Mrs Henry Docrin injured of Hubbard was fatally in a limiting accident Wednesday afternoon Me died in an Eldora hospjtal Thursdav morning His companion Dean Horming boyhood chum was dis mantling Ills sun as thc 2 youths were on their way home One of the shells discharged and Docriiig walking just ahead of Docring received the full charge from a I gauge shell jusl above his right np Baby Bums to Death While Mother Is at Store 5 Blocks Away sistance agreements with the United States The report was further quali fied with the assertion that the figures arc not complete and that many of the foods nnd services furnished to American armed forces in various parts of thc world cannot be measured in money terms either because strict accounts hiive not been kept OL uccausc no accurate value be placed upon them Donna Jean 2 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Leroy Matheivs was burned to death in thc fam ilys 2room home here late Wed nesday while the mother was at a grocery store 5 blocks away Lois lUathcws 4 Donnas ler lold Fire Chief R I Collait she had been playing with matches a few minutes before thc fatal blaze occurred and then had can I IcP the house leaving the baby In the latter category thc White paper places Information and ex perience gained in battle and re search about the performance of military equipment and the strong and weak points of both enemy and allied tactics and weapons Ssueli information it was stated aided in thc development of hc Sherman tank and the flying fort ress bomber This is not a service which can be valued in money the report said but it has cost more in blood and effort than most aid President Roosevelt reported congress Aug 25 that total American lendlease aid through RKXFW ELECTRIC FRANCHISE July il Amounted to SI397333U to Davenport voted 179 election dayto ion V rf franchise of the towa IS9881000000 of members at V F W oclock at the S COWS DRUNK Hickory Car Sheriff Charlie Fox said that for the 1st time in his life I found a drunk I couldnt bring in It was an 800 pound Guernsey cow which had ealcn a quantity ot mash n a liqitor distillery and passed out on the spol Two olher COWF drunk but conscious were put in a nearby barn Fox said Armistice Day Finds Allies Forging Ahead By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Formal celebrations of Armis tice day grimmer were tasks abandoned for at home and abroad Thursday as the anniver sary of the end of Ihe World war was dimmed by the urgent need of getting on with thejob of win ning a far greater struggle For American fighting men it was a day of steady slugging at hc enemy For Americans at home it was by government re quest a day of uninterrupted in dustrial production King Pcorge VI f Britain souded the keynote for the united nations when he declared it was extra effort that counted Apparently fearful the down trodden peoples of occupied Eu rope would seize the day for new outbreaks of sabotage the Ger mans were reported to have tightened policing of all subju gated areas The Algiers radio urged work ers in France to strike from the until Whcrc Ulpy monies at Arlington National cemetery hut government offices m contrats lo thc days of peace ordered a fullworking day The capital also paid tribute to Ihc memory of the president dur ing thc First World war Woodrow services ar ranged ai the Washington cathe dral In London the few public cere for In a s h i n g I o n Rooscvcll arranccd to place wreath on the tomb of the lin Prcsidcnl Practical measure emphasized thc der his command in Britain to forgo all observance and work all thc harder to bring an end to this war That was the word too for American armed forces in all other theaters Field Marsha Jan Christian Smuts prime minister of the un ion South Africa called on the youth of the world lo be true to the vision that has guided us This Armistice day finds some 10000000 Americans under known Soldier in traditional ctre 1000 and that Ihc total of Icnd goods actually exported which S44SJ 000000 went to Ihc United Kin clom and 52444000000 went To Russia While Britains reverse Icml Icase to the United Slates has con sisted chiefly of camp installa tions and airfields in the United Kincdom military supplies food airplanes and naval services and shipping services the aid lo Rus sia included 4690 aircraft aiid spare parts The monetary values placed upon mutual aid were described m the While paper as incomplete and by no means a true measure of the full assistance given to Ihis country by the British Complete estimates are impossible the While paper said because mu tual aid is a decentralized and flexible system designed to meet flic needs of armed forces at war in many scattered countries in hcicrib behind an oil burner VciRhbors discovered the blaze but it spread so quickly that a police squncl which had been on another call in the area was un able to reach the bnby Wagner 69 Formerly of Supreme Court Dies in Sigourney Sigourncy Wi Funeral serv ices will be held at 2 p m Sat urday for Henry F Wagner G9 former justice of the prcmc court lie ciirtl Iowa of pncti FEAR INVASION MAY OUTFLANK CENTRAL ITALY American Fighters Drive Germans From 2 Fortified Mountains By KICIIARD IUCMURRAY Associated Press War Editor Fearing invasion by sea out flanking their central Italian line Hie Germans scuttled ships and demolished docks at Leghorn and Pescara in possible prelude to re tirement to a new line 1BO miles above Rome an official allied statement disclosed Thursday Leghorn is 240 miles north of the present GarigiianoSa ngTO front and is one of Italys prin cuial naval buses on the Medi terranean The obsolete cruiser Quantn and merchant vessels were sent jltnvn at he entrances of its fine harbor 75 miles from Bastia in allied Corsica The Germans have reported troop masses on that French is land General Pattons American seventh army the French army nf Gen Henri Girnud and the British 1st army are among the unreported allied forces in the Italian campaign Pescara is directly threatened 20 miles up the Adriatic from the British 8th army which forced the Sangro river The Algiers an nouncement said the demolitions at bolh ports are similar to those performed by the enemy several weeks before they evacuated Naples Much military oninion has held hat the LcghoruPcscara line was the 1st really lenalle position south of the river Po although German prisoners said this week that Marshal Rommel had or dered present lines held at least until Ihc new year Adding to German difficulties in Italy a great force of RAF bombers attacked without loss the Mi Corns Alpine railway at Mo dane just across the frontier Ihe south of France The well con centrated biow was delivered in cicwr weather after a 1500mile flight across Europe from Britain Alosquitos bombed western Ger many Nazi waters were mined Allied planes from the south bombed Bolzano on the Brenner Pass railrond further tangling German communications They Jisain hit the ball bcaaring works at Turin Americans Smash Ahead on Heights Allied Headquarters Algiers American mountain fighters of the 5th army stormed up the heights and drove the enemy from 2 mountains includ iiiH Mount Dotondo northwest ot Mignanu where the main inland road to Rome passes through the heavily fortified line that nazi soldiers have been ordered to hold until New Years allied headquar ters announced Tlunstlnv The Americans smashed forward samst German ciumtcr thrusts lo the peak of Kotondo overlooking thc valley lead ins o Cassino 8 miles norlh of monia at a local hospital Wednes day night Wagner was burn nl Sisourncv Kcb 11 ir74 was graduated L tnc i urgency of smashing Ihc enemy in m lile anci nvy lhat sli1 the next year expanding They are on duty in M Gen Jacob L Devcrs orI virtually every continent and sra L y Bonds rcd all IlniJrf ana sea Clamps from your filnhrf the Apennines advanced S miles and captured Rionero 10 miles northeast of Isernin and 5 miles south o Caslcl di Sangro on an iporlunt nmspemnsular high The Germans hod burned and destroyed Riotiero Meeting only light rcsislance tlic Bth army also swept up t the south bank of thc Sangro river which empties into thc Adriatic and captured most of the terri tnry DO Ihe south side of lhat 1027 to 1333 Prominent i fraternal aclivt also various Ma t xi IKII Jttn aes Wagner was past grand mas ter of thc O O was affiliated with some orders including the Scottish Rite and York Rite and Kaaba Shrine at Davenport t Ills wife Mrs 1 Wagllorwho is seriously V anci a laughter C Lichhorn of Oskaloosa and Ihc un Ihc dercd all United Stales farces no ami I around he world Stamps from your GlobeGazette I carrier boy Oltumwa of usually heavy marketing iUorrcli packing plant has hoa raisers and shippers 1 lac the buyer here before brin MIR stock to market Officials s iid no more purchases would bciriadc Thursday and Friday unless pre viously booked Weather Report FORECAST Iowa increasing cloudiness slow ly rising temperatures Thursday light Miow north and extreme west Thmvday night and south portion Friday warmer Thurs day night little change in tem perature Friday winds increas ing to 25 to 35 miles per hour in west portion Thursday after IN MASON CITY i GlobeGazette weather statistics Maxinuim Wednesday 31 Minimum Wednesday night 4 At a in Thursriiiv 17 YEAR AGO Maxinumi Minimum 21 ;