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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL L Associated Press and Uiulcd Press Kull Leased IKivu Cents a Copy RUSSIAN FORCE SMASHES OVER BEREZINA RIVER New Blows Inflicted on Disorganized Nazis Zhlobin is Outflanked By IIENRV C CASSIDY Moscow army news paper Red Star said Saturday that the Russians had crossed the Bere zina river inflicting a new blow on the disorganized German army along the stream where Napo leons legions met final deleft during the retreat from Moscow Following up his smashing vic tory ai Gomel Gen Constantin Rokossovsky pushed t U r o vi a h Russia west of the Dnieper river outflanking the German base of Zhlobin 50 miles north west of captured the army newspaper reported The railroad running southwest from Zhlobin to Kalinkovichi was cut in Fri days westward surge w hen soviet spearheads captured the town of Shatsilki where the rail road crosses the Berezina Kofcossovskys White Russian army reached the by a northward push airing the west bank of the Dnieper while other forces enveloped anil stormed the fortress city of Gomel cast of the river Red Star said a heavy artillery barrage and repeated raids by the red air force drove the enemy from the right bank of the Bere zina which flows southeastward into he Dnieper 20 miles below Zhlobin Fastmoving advance s p e a r hcacls stormed into the towns of Mizhnia and Alba forming the strongest knot of German resis tance in this sector Then they fanned out along both banks of the Berezina striking north rind northwest to sever the Zhlobin Kalinkovichi railroad Red Star said the Germans still were holding out in strongly for tified bases along the Berezina to the northwest and were ottering stiff resisiaance to the advancing red army Rokossovskys triumph at Go mel opened the way for a possible general advance toward Pinsk and BrestLitovsk chief cities of the former Polish province of Polcsic In the Kiev bulge to the south of Gomel Gen Nikolai Batutiivs 1st Ukranian army continued to stand firm against tierce German assaults in the Korosten Chcrn yakhov and Brusilov sectors un remitting for the past 3 days The enemy lost heavily here reports said and the Russian war bulletin claimed a total of more than 7000 Germans slain in ail sectors of the front from the Gomel area south to the Dnieper bend where cap ture of 8 nazi strong points below Kremencliug was reported German broadcasts said that mud inteiferred with their troops movements in the Kiev bulge in the Dnieper bend and in the Nik opol sector on the lower Dnieper where they said the Russians were ntlackiim MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27 1913 NET4E5tiSD5 SCHOMON AttOOMi 1000 7r NEW ZEALAND Tlis Paper at Two Sections MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PLASTER BERLIN AGAIN ALLIED indicate likely allied moves in the war against Japan as seen by observers in Americans in the Gilberts are expected tu push info Alarshalls and toward Trtik thence to the Philippines The allied drive on Rabatil also is due to continue to the Philip pines From India allies are expected to attack Andaman islands belore dminy iiito Burma and the East Indies Americans in the Aleutians are to advance into the completing a blockade of Japan News of Heavy U S Losses Balanced by Gains in Pacific Washington announce were described by Adjniral Lord Louis Mountbiittcn in a New Delhi communique Reports Heard of 1 st Steps to Be Taken on Armistice London British news service Reuters said Saturday in a dispatch from Atlantic City N J that reports the Germans have taken or are about to take preliminary steps for an armistice are given considerable By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS News of heavy American casualties in the successful Gilberts campaign was balanced Suturday by the capture ot a posi tion from tlie Japanese in New Guinea and mcnt which plainly indicated U S navy now has the fighting tools for offensive moves in the Pacific American ground forces made new landings on Bougainville in the northern Solomons while on tlie biggest land front of the Pa cific war bayonetwielding Chi nese troops encircled an estimated 100000 Japanese in centra Chinas battle of the rice i Allied reports of air activity j ranged from Formosa where the Japanese lost 31 planes Burma and Thailand to further smashes I at remaining enemy bases in the Solomons and hits on 2 enwiiy cruiscrs in southwestern Pacific waters LI Col Evans F Carlson who was there summed up the Ameri can capture of Tarawamain air base in the Gilberts as one ol the toughest battles ever fought in the years of U S marine corps history Secretary of the Navv Knox said Friday American losses on Tarawa were very and Correspondent Richard W John ston wrote no victory in Ameri can military history was ever at tained at a higher price But the enemys losses were even heavier with the entire garrison of 4000 imperial Japanese marines be lieved wiped out Conquest of the coral islands that make up the Gilberts moved1 the allies a big slcp closer to the Japaneseheld and Tmk Japans principal Pacific base Secretary Knoa had more bad news but this time it was for Ihe pncmy The U S fleet doubling in 11 months now has S17 right ing ships he announced And the total includes more than 40 air craft naval weapon used chiefly in the war against Japan Australian forces climaxed a 9 day drive with the capture of Sattelberg from the Japanese in New Guinea to provide the allies with a possible springboard Jor invasioii of New Britain Uic en emys No 1 base in the sou I In T by European members of the Ic r united nations relief and rchabiliThe Aussies 01 cnpieil 1 villais tstion ndministration ReprcsentaJ beyond Sattclhcrc as Jap snrvii tsvcs of the united nations relief j vnrs retreated north aonUKI and rehabilitation administration arc now conferring in the Ameri can city Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday niht lowest temperatures in City 16 increasing cloudiness and wanner Sunday afternoon and Sunday night Monday mostly cloudy with little or no precipitation Iova Fair Saturday night and Sunday followed by increasing cloudiness Sunday night and mostly cloudy but with 110 pre cipitation of consequence Mon day warmer Sunday and Sun day night Minnesota Cloudy north and partly cloudy south portion Saturday night and Sunday Occasional liplu snow extreme Jiorih portion Not quite so cold becoming colder north west portion Sunday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 55 Minimum Friday night 20 At 8 a m Saturday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum 20 Minimum 4 2i inches snow on ground jmiBlc rests on a 2400 hiah plateau lookins down on Hlion gulf which separates New Guinea and west ern Britain Troops and tanks were landed from boats near the riva river mouth on the upper end ot the 6 miic American beachhead on Em press Augusta Bay Bougainville Lremy 75 mm guns on a nearby island caused some casualties and damaged some of the ships which had blasted the way for the landings After a 63ton bombin by American planes Bonis airfield on Bougainvilles northern tip was accounted to have joined Ka hili Kara and Ballalc in ihe southern Bougainville sector as knockcdout Japanese ailbases The Chinese high command held out the promise of one of Chinas biggest victories of ihe war with complete encirclement of 100000 Japanese in Hunan province It said more than 5700 enemy troops were killed in the Changteh of the ijitter rice bowl fighting Chungking in confirming the allied raid on Formosa said Chinabased 14th U S air force bombers had attacked the big Japanese air bnsc at Shingchiku and destroyed the 31 Jap planes with a single American loss Air blows by U S and British forces at Japanese installations and shipping all along the Burma coast and into Thailand as well FILE JUDGMENTS IN OPA CASES North Iowa Firms Among Those Making Payments Fort Doiigc to talling ayainst 11 Iowa food processors for price ceiling violations were filed with U S district court offices here Satur day following settlements by stip ulation of OPA suits at Ccdirr Rapids this week The judgments were the amount of overcharges in sales by proces sors of meat canned vegetables produce etc Biggest judgment uas the S33 43637 paid bythe Tobin Packing company of Fort Dodge in the sale over a period of months of more than a million pounds of meat The Cool Sprint Canning company Lake Mills loiva paid judgment of S13G434 The For icst Canning company o Forest City SIlfM34 the James Zanios Produce company Mason Citv Si700 Judgments wensigned bv Fed eral Indue J W Dclchant of Lin coln Neb Marshalltown Man Is Killed in Accident Marshalltown O Sorem 6B Marshalltown died here Sat urday morning uhen the car he was driving was hit by a Chicago Great Western switch engine Sorem night watchman at the Lennox Furnace company here was leaving work about 7 a m when Ihe accideiK occurred fie was dragged about 100 feet and the car wiiiih was demolished WHS burled ahum fcci Buy Savings Bonds anil Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier bov BRITISH EXTEND BRIDGEHEAD ON SANGRO FRONT 10 German Bombers Including Heinkel 177s Shot Down By Kim AKJJ KEXXEDY Allied IIcadquitricrs AlRicrs British 8th army troops have slashed forward lo extend their bridgehead across the swollen Sonsro river which has risen over 2 leet and in some places is now 1000 feet wide it was announced Saturday American troops of LI Cen j Mark W Clarks 5th army smashed 1 enemy thrusts west of Venafro as the weather improved in that sector of the Italian front he air irar American heavy bombers pounded rail facilities oil 2 sides of the Italian peninsula liittingr at KCITO near Genoa and at Kimiui on the Adriatic toast meanwhile it was announced that at least 10 German bombers some bis Heinkel 77s were blasted out of the sky Fridav night when a force of about 3D niizi planes attacked nn allied con voy in the Mediterranean The con voy suffered only slight damage Enemy infantry forming for an attack in the Misnano region of ihe 5th army front was broken up by heavy artillery fire from American batteries The Germans were reported to be installing new field fortifica tions on the slopes of Mount mino and likewise entrenching j themselves more deeply along both sides of the Via Casilinin the most direct road to Rome j Stronir forces of light and medium bombers jioundcd the j enemys frontline positions throughout the day Friday espe cially on Ihe 8th armv sector A viaduct was the target of flvi ins fortresses at Recco and photo graphs showed the span probably was hit 3 times and made unscrv ahlc for the present Flyiiif without escort American marauders laid a heavy concen tration of bombs in the center of Cassino an important base for German troops defending the main route to Rome In all aerial operations Fridav 13 enemy planes were knocked clown while U allied craft were missing STORY O1 AIK HATTLEHigh in the sky over Clermatv tru sol vrtpor teJ the story of u biUdo Iwtwcen Amcvieuii fving tortrcwes aiul German lighter pianos 1 he liK cvc quadruple plumes of vapor behind them while the paths ot the attackfighters can be Iratod by the single trails stretch iMK across thu skv Ask Detailed Examination of SEEKS DETAILS Good Neighbor Policies VlashmKton invcsligjilors culled for a deinilcd Cvim nuuion ot yootl activiiits inti Satiiniay out come of a repubhciin senators charge thai the United Stiies has spent or obligated more lhm 3rd Victim Dies in j Mavshalltown Tragedy OPi lrancis Alj rtrich U7 Saturday became the 3rd casualty of a tragedy which j claimed 2 other lives in Marshalli joI rcP01t shocking slur lo our Latin American Allies town Friday morning when seph Cober and his wife were found dead from yas asphvx ialiou here Aldrich was alive when discovered but died in a lo cal hospital early Saturdav Mar shall County Coroner Ben Wells said there would be no inquest OOflOOOfJOO in Latin America Chairman Byrt D Va of a committee investigating aovern mciit spending said he had asked Nelson Rockefeller Uie coordi nator of interAmerican affairs for a complete accounting In a 200page repoil Senator Butler II Nebr asserted Friday that U 5 cash is bcini uscfl for boondogslins projects in Latin America Ilutnr who made a 20000 milr ticrsnnal investigation siiid the ncislihiiriiiR repulilivs either Ihnusht Uncle was a sucker or were plainly distrustful of Ilic nuitivcs Vice President Wallace who has taken an active interest in South American affairs called Butlers seriously Ihe pompous declara tions of Senator Butler against the good neighbor policy said Kn riciue Santos a brother of former President Ednaulu Snnlos in El Royota Columbia ACQUIT WOMAN IN FRAUD CASE AT MATCH Omaha 1 F Hum phicy of Griswold Iowa col lapsed while attending a wrcstlins match here Friday uialit lie was taken to doctors hospital where his condition was reported fair Expect Allied Chiefs Will Disclose Momentous Events bused on fantastic figures which have been used in an apparent effort lo dis credit ihe good neighbor policy Senator MelCellar shouting to Butler that the Nc braskan was letting his imagina tion run away with Ihnt actual government spending in Lttin Aimrica amounted tn slightly inoie than and half of that went for thepur chase of rriiica war materials lite MRimor know that i Juclgc From Squirms Cvics Match in Pockcl ABOUT PATTON Military Committee Assails Equivocalon By IACK BELL Uaslunjitoii lli Spurred by letters from aroused parents the senate military committee de manded Saturday that the war department explain an official utluivbcniUm on the Patton sol diercuffing incident and release the details of any similar occur rences The committee had before il n report from Gen Dwiplu D Eisen hower that he bad expressed his extreme displeasure lo 11 Gen Gcorsc S Ialton Jr for upbraid ing 2 soldier victims of battle in an iniseemlv and indefensible inaiincr 01 the Germans and Japanese 1il1 entries interests tlmvn there McKcllar j balance ol demanded Dncsnl lie Know that if there hail been any trouble there it would have cosl us infinitely more than these amounts He said Butler had not been fair or just that he made his persona i report without getting financial I NED UPRcsponsiblc observers Saturdav i Figures from involvcri ovcrnmcnt agencies laSeahowks Minnesota fill impact on both Germany Japan Events were expected iy the i afillst Jaupan observcrs to strike at the civilian i of some observers populations and military forces of r bc both axis powers with results i ij SlllcK1t and politi possibly more farrcnehin any previous development with j T the possible exception of the J struck United Slates entry into the war succc r IT nhl i The clcvelupmcnls commenta the eastern tors said were expected to have I mciulonslv to the effects of the on n301 disclosures observers Horn the allies to the axis acrccd Belief was growing in London that the German armies while still mighty and the German civ ilians though still not convinced of the inevitability of defeat nev ertheless were in such a state that a big move in the allied war of nerves might have more important results than any military blow struck m the immediate future light expected develop1 Butler Is of such n Kwor Ry ASSOCIATED PKE5S The Mexico City newspaper extinguished the blaze v 1M declared Saturday that i couple ofslaps from the hand nn assertion by Senator Billcr i Ncbr that the United Stales was being plnycd for a sucker through tbc good neighbor policy was sabotaging that policy just when the sentiments of friend comprehension lMtl manner or Ivcoknk OilMrs Anna Louise j derccl apologies which were made oiicl withheld a decision on reliev ing Patton from command of Ihe 7th army Eisenhower save every indica tion that he considered the case closcil as did Secretary of War Stimson in submitting the report but committee members had dif ferent ideas One senator who declined use of his name siid the group had asked lor a full explanation I a itcmcnt issued by a military imii at allied in Algiers last Monday in which SKUMlni j il vi that Kisenhowor hri cash bali IatUui thai no soldier bad declined to carry uut Iattons orders md that thegen eral still jn coimjand ot tlic 7th This was widely accepted as a denial of reports broadcast in this country of the soldier cuffing in cident until Eisenhowers licaci uuarlcrs later made available the information tiiat disciplinarv ac tion had been taken a g ai n s t Patlon ICavanaufi former teller at the State Central Savings bank of Kcokuk was uccitiillcd in federal court Friday night of charges of embezzlement and false entries in connection with the banks school savings system Mrs Kavnnajjb hart been in dicted on II counts r specifically charsinj cnihczzlcmcnl and i nl false uiiries had charge cjf ic bnils school savings svstejrl i s Irom 1K0 li 1HI2 and 1 iiidicrt s in me accuunt on Nov 10 HM2 days after Mrs Kava nagh ielt the cniploy of the bank An anticlimax of the trial which had attracted widespread interest in Ihe community al week came after the jury ver j diet had been read j Ititlge Charles A Dewcy stiuirmed in his chair and jerked t suddenly with a muffled outcry As spectators stared in amaze ment the judge explained had become so excited a match caught afire in my pocket He n dominated peoples of Europe and the far cast But with any such call the al lies presumably would warn the overrun peoples that they must not let premature action wreck the potential power of the role they can piny in helping the allies when they strike at western Eur ope or the Balkans or launch the dent fruii The senators words lend to bring back old doubts regarding lie sincerity of the good neighbor policy a situation that Sth col umn propaganda also is trying lo create the paper said Prompt reaction tn Butlers statement also came from other Latcn American newspapers which published the story prom inently some carrying parallel editorial comment There is no reason lo take Woman Is Held at Fairmont for Slashing Baby to Death STUTTGART HIT ALSO WITH 32 BOMBERS LOST Nearly 1000 U S Planes Pound Bremen With 39 Craft Missing By GLAOtVIX HILL London HAFs heavy armadas struck Berlin the great est of all German targets a 3rd great blow with heavy burdens of explosives ami incendiaries Friday night in the campaign to rub it from Adolf Hitlers reich The 5th successive strike at Die German capital and the 3rd heavy assault since Monday night was accninplisluMl liy a simultaneous attack on ihe major industrial renter ot Stuttgart 300 miles to the southwest The 2ply blow split German defenses but nevertheless cncmv lighters were more effective m stemming the waves of attacking aircraft and the air ministry an nounced that bombers had failed to return from the twin op eration This compared witii the loss of bombers on the 1st night of the campaign and JO on the 2nd The operation brought a new record in the deluge o bombs uii Ihe enemys vital cen ters With Thursday nights RAF at tack on Frankfurt AmMain and a record blow by nearly 1000 American planes at the North Sea port of Bremen Friday the total tonnage probably was consider ably over the 1000 peak of Nov when UKUnited States air force bombed Wilhehnshaven and northern France and theRAF hit Ouosseldorf The greatest force of flying for tresses and liberators ever cm ployed flew against Bremen and with their escorts totaled nearly 000 planes They lost 33 of Dieir number 21 of them larjje bomli anil destroyed 56 German dc I ffiidiiiK aircraft I Fires from previous niylil ir saults were still blazing in Berlin as the hundreds of heavy bombers roared over returning pilots re ported and the air ministry said the new bombing was concen trated and most effective with the weather good for spotting the targets The worlds mostbombed cilv now probably has received a fiery bath of around 14000 long tons nf bombs this year com pared with the 10000 which flat tened Hamburg Kvon before Kriday nights de Ugc Berlin was lii lo tlf per cent wiped out according to an lin named military expert just ar rived in Sweden from the Reich At SliittKirt one nf Germanys major renters of airplane sub marine engine tank ami truck production and an impcirtant rail huh on the route to Italy large fires were lighted particiilarly arnmid the railroad yards tlic air ministry said The city was bombed by the fortresses on Sept 16 and by the RAF on Oct 7 in a joint attack w i t h Fricm ichshavcn F r i d a y nighl was Slutsarl1 Kith raid of the war great whirli rankil Berlin imi Siiittgnt Fri day nilil wiul nut in contin gents which thundered over Ihe coast for 41 minutes Some of the bombers started bclore dark Soon afterward the Germans in their 2nil siicccvsivc nisht raid ii England succeeded in cctlins planis through lo the London area A fenbombs fell and sev eral persons were killcii The record American operation Friday probably involved 700 or more forlrcsses and liberators In their previous peak on Nov 3 these heavy bombers which pack tons apiece dropped something under JOOO bombs Their los of JO was ii icsl since Ihe record fit v by tin wayside in she against Scliwxinfurt on and wis nearly double Ions ot i Fairmont 11 inn hearing may be held Saturday lc j fore Probate Judge A R rancher lor IMrs Warren K Miller 21 ie hcav hich fell K m a s h Oct 14 the 15 J which wine lost on a Bremen raid on Nov samly nidis raid was the IDth this month a mouth that probu oly has seen a record weight bombs dumped on the enemy In was detained nt the I wiio slas to death with j Mrs Miller j county jail pending an invcstiga lion i Tbc tragedy occurred at ihci f home of IMrs Millers parents inn 10 and Mrs Harvey Friday afternoon according to Dr M H Markcn Martin county coroner was FINAL r Norre Dame Great Lakes 1 FINAL VOTE Thc vrlter nf dispatch a former ivcck Var and ly newspaper editor in Canada Stamps from your GlobeGazelle j who is now a royal Canadian air carrier Boy forcc relations officer lells Georgia 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