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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME TMI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XUX ASSOC1AT10 PIMSS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 2 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION uuiur J jVid fAfKK CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS XT A OfVT ALLIES PUSH NORTH TOWARD ROME Russian Bombers Blast 3 Rail Centers ARMIES LOCKED IN BATTLE FOR BASE OF KIEV Red Planes Try to Soften Up German Lines of Defense London the Russian and German Ukrainian armies locked in a terrific struggle for Kiev and the lower Dnieper river valley red army air force bombers have unleashed a bom bardment against 3 White Rus sian rail centers barring the way to invasion Germanheld Po land and the Baltic states The radio said Sat urday thai Mogilev Orsha and Vitebsk stronglyfortified Ger man bases in White Russia were pounded for the 2nd straight by large forma tions of Russian bombers Tliis operation evidently was intended to soften up nazi de fense lines and pave the way for advancing red army forces which Friday surged forward over rain soaked terrain to reach the Pronya river 29 miles east of Mogilev and 17 miles west of Cherikov capture of which was announced earlier in the day The soviet columns rolled through 460 towns and villages killing more than 5500 Germans and collecting huge stocks of abandoned war material the Germans had failed to de stroy a communique said The war bulletin detailing landadvances in the White Rus sian sectorsaid other driveswere aimed at Gomel andVitebsk The Germans brought up artillery to meet the advance on Vitebsk and counterattacked several times it said but red army shock troops battled their way to a stubborn ly defended height The Germans also were fight in desperately lo hold Gomel further to the south Here de fenses studded with numerous blockhouses and pillboxes checked the soviet forces al though they succeeded in break ing through at some points Red army troops were reported within 11 miles of Gomel sev era days ago The Moscow bulletin for the 2nd straight day avoided mention of the Ukrainian fighting but nazi broadcasts claimed a major defensive success near Zapor ozhe on the great bend ot the Dnieper river Here the German high com mand communique said the Rus sians lost 140 out of 250 tanks in a mass attack on German forces defending that river and rail center Berlin said the Rus sians attacked with 15 infantry divisions and six tank brigades backed by heavy artillery sup port along a 70mile front Fighting at Kiev where one ot the decisive battles of the war appears to be in the making was not mentioned in either the Rus sian or German communiques The Berlin radio in a broad cast recorded here by the Asso reported that Lenin long Fri had been shelled by range German guns again day PLANES SUPPLY ISOLATED YANKS U S Force Holding Position 72 Hours Allied Headquarters States A36 Algiers invadei assault planes dropped supplies to an American force holding an iso lated elevation on the Italian mainland for the last 72 hours it was revealed Saturday Food ammunition and other supplies were delivered to the Americans by the fast Jfghter bombers The A36s look part in the clos est support any ground force ever had flying over the isolated grou with heavy canv under the wings Womon Hanging Up Washing Sees 2 Bears Gets Meat isuiaica group Xelson Mont yp1 Wash day Is fCivy canvas sacks hooked a busy one for Mrs Owen Warren buyingt pack of cicarets contribute 5c to Cfcarets tor Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas LINER QUEEN MARY TAKES ON A WAR as a transport the big British liner Queen JMaiv can led thousands of allied troops to battlefronts throughout the world in 1942 it has now been revealed Shes seen here at foo rn nelro Brazi1 loaded with Us troops in March 1942 Ihe picture has been released for publication bv the bntish government Transatlantic Call Will Be Broadcast Here Sunday Network Feature to Be Originated From Radio Station KGLO Remember Transatlantic Call People to People will be broad cast from KGLO studios Sunday morning at a m This pro gram will be heard all over the United States Canada arid will be sent by short wave to England Alan Lomax and John Becker editor narrator and director of the production have had quite a time getting sound effects from farms iti the Mason Ciiy vicinity preparation for the broadcasi When you hear the cows moo he bulis bellow the pigs squeal the chickens cackle just picture those two New York City men doing their best to make the ani mals give Edward arrived from Chicago Saturday to handle all sound effects during the show Approximately 12 North lowans are expected to talk during this halfhour production Transat lantic Call People to People will originate entirely from the studios at KGLO NIGHT BOMBERS ASSAULT HAGEN Nazis Report American Planes Participate London American bombers participating according to German reports the RAFs Britainbased night bombers add ed momentum Friday night o the allies new 2way assault oil Ger many from Ihe west and south by hilling the Ruhr industrial city of Hagen Hagen which has a population of 150000 is 10 milessouth of Dortmund often the target for the big RAF night bombers It is in the center of the Ruhr region with important iron and steel foun dries engineering and armament works and has a big railway cen ter with extensive yards and rail way car repair shops One of the principal industries is the Accumulatoren Fabrika A G which makes batteries motors and other electrical equipment for submarines The Berlin radio in a broadcasi recorded by the Associated Press said that both British and Amer ican bombers were over the Rhmeland and ncludes the Ruhr industrial area hit Monday night but not meat for supper While hanging up her washing Mrs Owen saw bears beyond a back house with a bagged IOWA MAY REACH WAR BOND GOAL State Has Fighting ChiSnce for QQ6ta Des Moines stood a fighting chance Saturday lo reach its 5196000003 quota in the 3rd war loan campaign which closes at midnight We can go over the top in real Iowa style if the people of Iowa will just rouse themselves this last day and buy extra bonds declared V L Clark executive manager of the state war finance committee The latest figures from flic Chi cago Federal Reserve bank showed Iowa was within 325400000 of its goa Thursday night Because of the lag in reporting Clark said it probably would not be known until next week whether Iowa made its quota Polk county Friday reported exceeding its 557497000 goal by more than 55000000 FLYING FORTS ATTACK EMOEN Thunderbolt Planes Escort U S Boaibers London fortresses escorted by thunderbolts attacked the German port of Emden Satur day afternoon it was stated au thoritatively Emden was bombed twise on Monday in daylight by the fortresses and at night by the RAF LOSS OF BRAZIL SHIP TO UBOAT RAID REVEALED Observers Think Nazi Subs Have Launched New Offensive on Atlantic By J EDWARD MURRAY London The torpedoing and sinking of a Brazilian passen ger nth and possibly 12th sinking disclosed in 24 hours announced Saturday and allied observers said German Uboats apparently have launched a new offensive to disrupt the allied schedule for liberation of Europe An official announcement in Rio de Janeiro reported that the 5000ton Itapage was sent to bottom off the northeast coast of Brazil Sept 26 with an apparent loss of 25 lives Capt Antonio Barn skipper of the Itapage said the vessel was hit by 1 torpedoes and sank in 4 minutes Only Friday survivors arriving at an east Canadian port said that a German submarine pack sank 10 and possibly 11 vessels includ ing 3 warships in a running 10 day attack on 2 Canadianbound convoys At least 2 of the Uboats were believed to have been de stroyed and 6 others damaged The sudden resumption of Uboat attacks after a 3 month lull was regarded in London as the beginning of a desperate Ger man attempt to choke oft the al liedtransatlantic artery feeding men and supplies to Die Mediter ranean and England 4 U S Planes Downed Over Switzerland Bern Switzerland American bombers were shot shot down Friday over Swiss ter ritory during a fight with Ger man fighter planes including 1 definitely clowned by Swiss anti aircraft fire a communique an nounced Friday Tvo of the bomoevs fell near Landquart another between Al vaneuBad and Bergun and the 4th in the Santis region the an nouncement sold It added that the bodies of 7 flyers had been found and that other crew mem bers had parachuted to safety The planes were part of a for mation of from 60 to 100 which encountered nazi opposition dur ing the raid on German objec tives and battled it out in the sky over the St Moritz resort area in eastern Switzerland close to the air engagement AustrianItalian frontier Big Leaguers Tour Abroad Is Canceled Washington UR exhibi tion tour of the Pacific war area by a group ot major league base ball players has been canceled because ot heavy transportation demands by the armed services the war department revealed Sat urday Judge Kenesaw Mountain Lan dis national baseball commission er was notified of the decision in a telegram from Maj Gen Alex ander D Surles director of ihe war department bureau of public relations Increased activities in Ihe Pa cific have created greater demands on transportation than was antici pated Surles said The uncertainties which have resulted seem to make the tour inadvisable at this time Let me assure you again however of the war departments appreciation of the desire of the baseball players and officials to be of service to the troops overseas Plans for the tour of stars of both major leagues were an nounced 2 weeks ago and selec tions were made by the presidents of the 2 leagues It was then indi cated that there was a possibilitv of the all star teams going to the north Africa theater as well al though Ihe war departments in vitation mentioned only the south Pacific BATTLESHIP T IS IDENTIFIED South Dakota Sank 3 Jap Cruisers Quickly Washington uEV The navy Saturday identified its famous battleship as the ton South Dakota This was the ship commanded by Capt Thomas L Catch which sent 3 Japanese cruisers to Iho bottom within a matter of minutes during the battle of Guadalcanal last November The South Dakota previously had slugged safely through Ihe heaviest air attack yet made on a battleship sending 32 Japanese planes down in flames The navy in revealing he name or battleship X explained that the vessels identity was withheld because it was of a new class of battleships bearing new armament and possessing increased fire power The idea was that the navy diet not want to give the en emy confirmed information on the new class Thus tiie second mystery sur rounding 2 of the wars most col orful X and Shangri been lifted Gatch who was wounded in the ulity of Signers for Defunct Poultry Association Established Ottumwa Edward L Simmons Friday directed a ver dict for the bank for Cooperatives at Omaha in its test suit to collect S50 from Fred Novotney of Traer The decision apparently estab lished the liability of several thouIowa Barber Shop Installs Equipment to Allow Patrons to Shave Selves Delphi Ind Barber Harvey Hoshaw yells Next cus tomers step up and shave Ihem seives Because of the labor shortage Hoshaw has inslalled equipment for 8 persons to shave themselves with a choice ot electric safety or straightedge razors The price 15 cents his ship but who skippered his craft i later in the big Guadalcanal naval battle is now n rear admiral and I jurlpc advocate genera oC navy sand poultry producers and farm ers in eastern and southern Iowa who signed notes lo finance the now defunct Iowa Poultry Pro ducers Marketing association J H Mason president of the bank estimated more than S100 000 is due on producer notes from 3500 persons who owe an average of 535 each GETS LEGION OF MERIT Des Moines Col De Loss I Marken pastor of the Col lege Avenue Church of Christ here who is now on leave of ab sence as army chaplain for the 34th division in Africa has been awarded the legion of merit medal for his work in the combat area im LUlllUtil I his wife has been informed Weather Report FORECAST wa Continued cool except slightly warmer extreme vest and north central portions Sat urday night Mason City Continued cool Sat urday afternoon and Saturday night warmer by Sunday noon Minnesota Not quite so cool Sat urday night forenoon warmer Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Alaximum Friday 68 Minimum Friday nighl 3S At 8 a m Saturday 38 YEAR AGO Maximum go Minimum 49 Heavy fog University Professors Association Hears of Charges Made on ISC by the American Association o University Professors an official of Ihe AAUP said 5TH ARMY GOES AHEAD DESPITE SHARP BATTLES Town oi Benevento Is Threatened With Advance by Allies By NOLAND NORGAARD Allied Headquarters in North Africa and Ameri can Croups feverishly welcomed by he surviving population of Naples forged on past the deva stated city Saturday and fought steadily northward toward Rome and the next defense line oi Hie Germans A Reuters dispatch from allied headquarters quoted a military spokesman as saying the road to Rome is now open The town oC Benevento is directly threatened He added thai the American GERMAN PLANE MAKES FINAL dark streamer of smoke follows a clowned German plane in its final dive as allied forces batter into Italy in the Salerno area preparatory to their drive on Naples The scene is Irom a newsreel Hitler Commands Chiefs to Hold Blood Wall in Italy Last Drop Defense Order Is Given to Rommel Kesseling Stockholm Sweden Hitler has ordered Marshals Er win Rommel and Albert Kessel ring his commanders in northern and centra Italy to Jiold a blood wall in northern Italy in nn ef fort to keep allied armies from the borders of Germany Berlin dispatches in the Swedish press said Saturday The German commanders were instructed lo defend the fortress of Europe to the last drop ot blood the StockiiolmsTidningen correspondent said Whether that line will be along the Pa river ov somewhere else in northern Italy was not disclosed by the Germans who have con scripted thousands of Italian men for work with the nazis todt or ganization in building fortifica tions A German commentator told the involving correspondent the blood wall nevertheless was n guarantee thnl the lew weeks armies in the fortress of Europe will be iblp ID hold iheir positions j many years if necessary unlit the Ihe nllies are convinced Ihe war is futile Military commentators were quoted as acknowledging that Kcsselring already was withdraw ing his forces to the wall and hinted that they expected further intensification of the allied offen sive in Italy Other dispatches said lie Ger VVashinslon investiga mans apparently were preparing tion of charges of suppression of lo defend Rome in the hills to the academic freedom at Iowa State south around Castcl Gandolfo college Ames may be undertaken the popes summer residence by the American Association of A dispatch to the lowan Heads First Patrol Entering Naples Allied Headquarters In Africa first American soldiers to enter Naples comprised a reconnaissance patrol headed by Lt Edward OBrien of Oelivein Iowa RECESSED UNTIL r Newton of a receiver ship action against the Iowa Southern Utilities company has been recessed until Monday when proceedings will be resumed in the ballroom of Hotel Maying The trial has been under Sept 1 in district court room space now is needed fo hearing of jury cases assigned fo the September term Declare Germans Building Defense Line Around Rome Stockholm dispatch to lie Swedish newspaper Dagens Nylicter frqm Switzerland said Saturday that German forces ill the JVanles sector were being withdrawn toward Rome in or der to build a defense around Ihe capital Italian sources this dispatch said reported main concentra tions of Ihe tiaz troops in the suburban Castclli region and along the route of the ancient Anpian way from Naples Tlie correspondent added that it appeared the German forces had decided to engage the allies in front of Rome wnlt iiorth of Naples Benevento is 32 miles northeast Naples JleetinK slurp opposition by German tanks mortars and ma cluncffiius fhe forces of Li Gen Mark W Clark were said in a communique to be making Jtood both lo the north at the captured port city and lo the cast The British 8th army of Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery speedily spreading over all the Fogyia plain meanwhile cap lured Son Severe 18 miles north of Fogyia and llucera 12 miles northwest of that air base center allied headquarters announced All the Monte Gargano penin spur of the Italian boot hits been occupied in a 30 way since mile advance by Montgomery a rt but court sPokesman said Allied troops cnleriiiir he city of Naples once famed for its beauty found the waterfront A dispatch to the Dagens Ny heler from Switzerland said that German forces in the Naples scc Ralpli Hiinstead general secielor were being withdrawn toward I tary of the association said miRome to build a defense around mcrous requests for an investiga the capital tion had been received since the resignation of Dr T W Schullz head of the department of ceoj Profpssor StartQ nonucs and sociology at Iowa I1 Iolc5bOl 013115 In the light of information I Day Too Early available lo the national officers of the American Association of Levvisbur Pa Bucknell University Professors it is professor recently in able that an investigation will be authorized Himstcad said in a formal slatement The secretary said the associa tion was advised that Dr Schultz in his resignation expressed the feeling that academic freedom has been restricted and that pressure groups dictated the institutions policies When buying a pack of cigarets contribute 5c o Cigarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas Wisconsin Iowa Northwtern Michigan creased the tempo of the schools I accelerated academic program at a rate that astounded even his fel low pedagogs He arrived at his classroom a half hour early and wrote an examination on the to find he was 24 hours early The class was scheduled for the following day KILLED BY TRUCK Ottumwa Armbrus er a packinghouse employe was killed when struck by a car while going home from work Friday N V GERMANS RETREAT TO NEW before the American 5th army German forces leaving Naples were reported withdrawing to a new line in the hills just south of Rome The British 8th army raced 20 miles up the east coast from Foggia To the north and east Jugoslavs arrows were reported battling the Germans at Split on tlie Adriatic and in the area of Gorizia north of Trieste Italy Black areas arc alliedheld Notre Dome Grgia Tech FINAL Minnesota Nebraska FINAL Army Colgate FINAL ;