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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 5, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 5 1943 THIS PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 309 YANKS BEAT CARDS 42 IN OPENER SMASH BARGES USED BY JAPS IN EVACUATION Retreat From Solomons Is Costly to Nipponese Forces Headquarters in the Pacific Allied Southwest from the central Solomons has be come a hell of cannon lire and black water for the Japanese For more than a month the powered steel and wooden barges with which the enemy is seeking to remove from nearlyencircled i Kolombangara island a garrison once estimated at 10000 men have been hunted down relentlessly by American patiol planes and tor pedo boats During September more than 100 were Wasted from the water or wrecked ashore at their hideout landing spots Xovv as the attempted evacu ation reaches its height destroy ers of Adm William F Halseys South Pacific naval command have moved on to the scene and sent the rescue craft and their packed cargoes of troops to wholesale destruction On the night of Oct 12 and again the following night Halseys force intercepted whole flotillas barges in Vella gulf northwest of very waters where at least 2 Japanese cruisers and 4 destroyers were sent to the bottom in air and naval actions last summer More than 40 of the barges were sunk or shattered a communique disclosed Tuesday Uncounted scores perhaps hundreds of Japanese soldiers were killed or wounded or cast helplessly into the dark sea At Admiral Halseys headquar ters a spokesman said probably very few of the bargesrsome o them as long as 200 theirdestination on Choiseul is land 50 miles to the north He left no doubt that the attempted with drawal from Kolombangara meant the Japanese fully intend to aban don their last holdings in the cen tral Solomons x Gunboats guarding the small er craft also came under heavy fire from the bigger guns of the American ships One was de stroyed and several others dam aged Only from the air did the ene my succeed even in interfering with the operation Japanese bombers scored a near miss on one of the American vessels a headquarters spokesman reported causing some damage to the ship and light casualties among its crew Prior to the Vclla gulf action the Japanese and the American exchanged a series of air in the Central and Northern Solo mons at a reported cost to thi enemy of 9 planes destroyed plu a destroyer and a large merchan ship damaged The American lost 1 fighter plane and suffered in an enemy dive bombing of Vella Lavclla island moderati damage and casualties The only ground activity DH tin broad southwest Pacific front wa reported from allied troops mov ing northwestward along th Ramu river in interior New to envelop the Japanese along the north coast of the island between Finschhafen and Ma dang Nazis Report Large Scale Red Attacks London heavy autumnal rain which Moscow dis patches said were bogging down the red army offensive along the 750 mile eastern front the Ger mans reported Tuesday a resump tion of largescale soviet attacks in the Kuban bridgehead in the Caucausus and the eruption of violent fighting at the mouth f the Pripet river and west of molensk The German communique as erted that soviet attempts at a reak through in the Kuban vere thwarted and that enemy ocal attacks at several points f the northern sector of the east rn front were frustrated The burst of activity in the mi ca I SmolenskKiev sector was still going on at present the lermans said The Russians themselves how ver announced only engage ments of local importance in the Vhite Hussian region except for fierce but isolated tank tattles in which red army troops vere said to have forced another river passage near Gomel killed nearly 4000 Germans and cap ured 3 towns RALPH W WILLIS DIES SUDDENLY Manager Builders Supply Has Heart Attack Ralph W Willis 60 owner and irganizer of the Mason City Guilders Supply company died Monday evening of a heart At tack at his home 221 9th street northwest He had been a resi dent of Mason City for 33 years He is survived by his wife 2 sisters Mrs A J Leonard Sioux City and Mrs Martha Wills Tulsa Okla and a brother P Willis Kaw Okla Funeral ar rangements have not yet been completed The Major funeral home is in charge Mr Willis was born at Webster City Dec 28 1882 and attended high school there He came to Mason City April 19 IDIO with the Atkinson Construction com pany of Webster City general contractor on the First National Bank building After completion of that project he was employed by the late George Gabler who operated a sand and grave company here fn 1918 he purchased the business from Mrs Gabler and organized the Mason City Builders Sup ply company which he operated until his death He was appointed by the court as receiver for the Cement Pro ducts company which had plants at Mason City Spencer Lanes boro and Storm Lake He was a former Rotarian a member of the Elks club the Blue lodge Ihe Masonic chapter and Ihe commandery here ENGLISH MAKE 10 MILE GAIN FROM TERMOLI 4 to 5 Nazi Divisions Form Line Coast to Coast Across Italy Allied Headquarters Algiers troops 4 to 5 divi sions strong are throwing increas ing resistance against the allied advance in Italy it was an nounced Tuesday but British forces have struck 10 miles north of Tcrmoli oji the Adriatic and strategic Corsica has been com pletely liberated Allied air fleets in i great dis play of power smashed out in double blows to pound nazi air bascs in Greece and block the Brenner Pass rail line of rein forcement into Italy at Bolzano The German divisions arc in position in a line from coast to coast across Italy a headquar ters announcement said Corsica gives a jumpingoff point for new invasion thrusts and for bombings of Germanheld cities in northern Italy Americans of the 5th army who crossed the Calore river struck 9 miles southwest of Bene vento to seize Montesarchio on the lateral road toNaples Mon day the allied communique said strengthening allied positions Germans Increase Resistance in Italy Weak Defensive Play Marks Start of World Series Competition northeast of that portr British 8th army forces with 19 Dutch Students Are Executed by Nazis Stockholm Dutch students have been executed in Holland the Berlin correspondent of fte social Demokralen reported Tuesday He said they were put to death under a martial law de cree on charges of slaying a Ger man officer and several prominent nazis in Holland in recent months Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Slightly warmer Tuesday afternoon Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Iowa Slightly warmer Tuesday night and Wednesday forenoon Minnesota Not much change in temperature Thursday night and Wednesday forenoon except cooler in northwest portion Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 67 Minimum Monday night 35 At 8 a m Tuesday 42 YEAR AGO Maximum 70 Minimum 4R Precipitation 18 RALPH w WILLIS Parents Indicted in Death of Newborn Babe Minn and Mrs Philip Rothenberger Grand Forks faced arraignment Tuesday before District Judge Harold Baker on a charge of murder in connection with the death of their newly born baby girl whose body was found along the Great North ern railroad tracks near here Sept 2 A special grand jury late Mon day returned indictmenls against each of the 2 parents accused of throwing their baby from the speeding Empire Builder pas senger train more reinforcements poured into Termoli taken by seaborne units have pushed more than 10 miles northward and are within 40 miles of Pescara on the Adriatic side of the main highway across from Rome Tivo of the most important airfields in southern Pomigliano and have been occupied by the 5th army in its drive north of Naples head qu a r t e r s an nounced Pomigfiano is about 8 miles northeast of Naples Liberators and Mitchells pounded at air bases in Greece supporting the British defense of Coo in the Dodecanese with the Mitchells making the attack from new bases in Italy itseU It was the 1st attack on Greece from this theater Corsica has been evacuated Berlin announced giving the nllie a great new air base and potenlia invasion springboard of southen France or northern Italy The Brenner pass feed line from Germany was again blocked by Ilyinjj fortresses that destroyed railroad yards and bridges at Bolzano over the Isarco river The double blows on Italy and Greece were a new indication o the strength of the northwes Afrncan air force now able to lunge out to take German pres sure off Coo in the middle east American liberators newlyar rived from the middle cast bomb arded the Menidi airfields north of Athens in mighty blows lo de fend invaded Coo while Mitchells showered fragmentation bombs 01 the airfield at Argos in the Pelo poiinesus Other flying fortresses crashed down explosives on the railvoai junction at Pisa nearly 170 mile above Rome and planes of tin strategic airforce battered othe towns to aid the allied troops U Gen Car A great air force striking into Greece for the first time sought to whit tle down German air strength by nalloping key airfields The Mitchells caught a number of German planes on the ground at Argos and started many fires destroying buildings The raid from the west caught the Germans by surprise and no fighters and only light German antiaircraft fire were encoun tered P38s escorted the Mitchells and all returned safely At the Menidi airfield near Athens four hangars were demol ished and a number of grounded airfields set afire by the libera tors They met no enemy defender planes Cairo rcporled that fighting still rages on Coo called 2nd largest island in the Italian Dodecanese and did not disclose how the battle was going Beaufighters from the middle east attacked German troops and mo tor transport the communique said It also reported a heavy attack on Menidi airfield without speci fying whether this referred to the raid by the northwest African air 1 force or meant a 2way assault on ground KNOX TOURS FRONT WITH Secrctavy Knox left points to something that has caught his atten tion as he tours the battered town of Batipaglia in Italy with 5th army commander Geti Mark Clark center and Vice Adm Henry Hewitt U S Mediterranean naval chief ial base from the west and from he middle Moniesarchio taken by the 5th army while this furious dis play of air strength knocked at the Germans is on the lateral road to Naples It is a strong point in the mountains The 5th army has made progress despite difficult country demoli ions and pockets of enemy resis tance the allied communique der dared Exploiting bis landing atTer rnoli to the east Gen Sir Bernard Montgomery poured in more reinforcements and British troops beat off a nazi counterattack in his area with losses to the enemy The 8th army continues its ad vance according to plnn head quarters announced Radio France at Algiers de clared the 5th army had advanced to less than 85 miles from Rome which is about 120 air line miles rom Naples The same radio said field Marshal Albert Kesselring iad abandoned all hope of a stand along the Volturno river and was withdrawing northward toward Rome A Berlin broadcast recorded by Reuters said the Germans had evacuated Corsica withdrawing troops to the Italian mainland to take up the new task of defending the southern European Raster Signs Statement in Murder Case Waverly Counlj Attorney William Hahle an nounced Tuesday here he will tile 1st degree murder charges some time laler this week agains Stanley M Kaster 35 of Janes ville accused of slaying Glenn Winchell Waverly utilities guard the night of Sept 25 Hahle said Kaster an excon vict had signed a lengthy state ment Monday night admitting Iv fired he fatal shotgun blast tntL Winchells face and head because he wouldnt give me his guu nnc holster The Bremer proseculor said am satisfied there is evidence o premeditation in the case again Kaster captured Monday nea Clear Lake after a 9day manhun through North Iowa Hahle said Kaster would no elaborate on his reported confes sion of the slaying nor explain why he wanted the guards revol ver and holster He did tell inves tigators Hahle disclosed he hai not known Winchell TAX PROPOSALS APPEAR DOOMED Committee Drafting Own Levy Measure Washington admin strations 10jOOODO000 ta jrogram was asgooil as scrappei Tuesday and the house ways an neans committee began drafting a revenue measure of its owi which may yield only lialf a much The administration plan wa orpedoed shortly after it wa aunched when Kepresentativ Doughton DN leadin congressional tax authority termed it ambitious and in som respects indefensible I do not see at this time the 19 year old ways and means chairman said now we can make the full increases re quested either in individual corporate or excise taxes He declared that unbearable in creased burdens might well have a tendency to hreak down Ihe taxpayers morale Equally chilly was the recep tion on the republican side of th committee Representative CarJ son RKas said I dont thin we can add this burden now o the middle class group We ha better start looking for economic We wont be able to raise mor than in addition taxes As Economic Stabilization D rector Fred M Vinson prepare to go before the committee in an effort lo salvage as much as pos sible of the administration pro gram new talk was heard of a drive to enact a federal sales tax One of Vinsons chief argu ments is expected to be that higher taxes are needed to stave off an inflaiion threat Presented by Secretary of Ihe Treasury Morgenfhau and Randolph Paul treasury gen eral counsel the administra tion program proposed an in crease of about 40 per cent in the amount of federal revenue to be taken from personal in comes with surtax rates to be more than doubled for individ uals with taxable income be tween S1900 and S6000 It asked for steep increases in levies on corporation and on such articles as liquor and tobacco products It would place new taxes on soft drinks and chewing ATTACK BY RAF FOLLOWS YANK DAYLIGHT RAID Fires in Frankfurt Observed 300 Miles Away by Flying Crews By ROBERT STUDEVANT London Roaring over the lasted German city of Frankfurt ess than 12 hours after American ying fortresses delivered a pre ision blow there HAF heavy embers Monday night dumped neither load upon that war pro uction center while a smaller eet of night bombers struck Liudwigshafcn The Germans could scarcely have had time to put out the fires and reorganize their de fenses after the American day lierhl attack on the important Frankfurt w a r P 1 a n e factory when the RAF returned to the scene and gave the city its 38th battering of the war and the major British blow in as many nights The great bomber fleet ranged iver much of the Rhineland dur ng the night delivering the main attack on Frankfurt exceeding iOO tons and a force of Lan casters made a subordinate raid in Ludwigshafen which with its win city of Mannheim across the has been blasted 59 times previously From all of these operations which included mosquito attacks on other objectives ju northwest Germany 12 airplanes failed to returjj The attack on Frankfurt city of more than half a million and the site of many inotor chemical and rubber tire works was the RAFs 1st substantial raid there and the 18th major allied attack in a little more than a fortnight of thundering heavy bomber ac tivity Keturnint bomber crews re ported that larse fires were eating through sections of the city Ludwigshafen and Frankfurt are almost equidistant from between 420 and 450 miles Ludwigshafen is located on the Rhine about 50 miles due south of Frankfurt on the river Main The drone of heavy bombers beat the skies over southeast England as aircraft went out in a seemingly endless procession which has been a nightly occur rence since the 1st of the month Once more the HAF split its force between 2 targets using the strategy of confusion against the harried German defenses By hitting Frankfurt in only a mat ter of a few hours after Ameri can Hying fortresses it gave im SCORE BY INNINGS 6789 RHI Cards QDQQDQQQ B El Yankee Stadium New York a comedy of errors and weird defensive piny that resembled sandlot base ball on occasion the New York Yankees whipped the St Louis Cardinals 42 Tuesday behind the 7hit pitching of Spud Chandler to draw rror for Etten Lilwhiler flied Icep to Lindell and Sanders went 0 3rd Marion bounced to Gordon ind was thrown out while Sand ers was held oil 3rd Lanier oopod a single into short center coring Sanders with the ying Klein forced Ianier at 2nd ohnson to Gordon 1 run 2 hits 1 error 1 left Yankees The Cardinals run in he top halt of the 5th was un gum Morgenthau said 96 cents of Seaman Advertises He Lost Gas Book In Mediterranean Phillipsbun Jf 1 mer chant marine seaman home on a months leave applied for a new A gasoline ration book to re place 1 he lost The local war and price ration board said he would have tadvertise the loss before another could be issued He placed the following ad in an Easton Pa paper Mediterranean sea A gas ration book Horace A Smith 574 Congress street Phil lipsburg every dollar being spent by the government is going into the war effort and that the increased I taxes were needed not only for I revenue but to curb inflation petus to the recent suggestion by Prime Minister Churchill thai the time eventually would be reached which would permit the methodi cal destruction by day and night of nazi military objectives Ludwirshafen and Mannheim are Z of Germanys most im portant industrial cities and be tween them have a population of more than 400000 I G Farbenindustrie Chemical works are concerned chiefly with the production of chemicals Canadian pilots partici pated in the mass night attack said the fires left by the Frank furt pounding could be seen 300 miles away They reported little opposition which they attributed to the disorganization caused by Ihe American daylight attack The RAF overnight foray fol lowed a day of great activity by American heavy bombers dur ing which an aircraft factory at Frankfurt was subjected to a smashing attack and 75 German planes were shot out of Ihc sky blood in the 191 World Series The fans hod flocked into the house thnt Ruth built in great swarms The weather was bright and crisp and although the early comers wore top coats the warm sunshine flooding the playing field provided a perfect setting for the renewal of Ihe rivalry be tween the Hedbirds and Yankees At a m 3 hours before game time the bleachers were nearly filled and the unre served seals in the grandstand were rapidly filling up Attend ance was approximately 70000 Some of the fans determined to get in on the purchase of the 28000 tickets placed on sale when the gates opened Tuesday morn ing had remained in line around the big concrete stadium all night but others who came to the ball park in the morning were able to enter without waiting FIRST INNING Cardinals the count 2 strikes and 1 ball Klein liflcd u lazy fly to Lindell in center field Walker drove Stainback back al most to the right field with a long fly Musial lined to Lindell in left center No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Stainback lined to Kurowski Crosetti rolled to Ma rion and was thrown out Johnson was called out No runs no hits no errors none left SECOND INNING Cardinals W Cooper bouncec a single off Johnsons glove Ku rwoski laid down a perfect bunt to sacrifice Cooper to 2nd Chand ler to Gordon who covered 1st Sanders struck out on 3 pitches Lithwhilcr walked on 5 pitches Marion sliced a double over Et tens outstretched glove scoring W Cooper but Lithwhilev was thrown out at the plate Stain back to Dickey 1 run 2 hits no errors 1 left Yankees Keller liflcd n high foul into the stands causing the crowd to roar Then he called out on strikes Gordon bounced lo Lanier who threw him out Dickey grounded to Kurowski and was thrown out No runs no hits no errors none left THIRD INNING Cardinals Lanier was greeted by a cheer on his 1st appearance at bat but grounded to Gordon who threw him out Klein was thrown out by Gordon Walker took a strike and then flied deep o Stainback No runs uo hiis no errors none left Yankees Elton grounded out to Marion Limfcll shuck out but had to be thrown out W Cooper to Sander Chandler drove a clean single to left for the Isi hit nff Lanier Stainback struck out No I runs 1 hit no errors 1 left FOURTH INNING Cardinals Musial rolled lo Gordon and was thrown out W Cooper bounced lo Crosetli Gor don came over behind 2nd base to take Kurowskis hot grounder earned Etten reached 1st safely when his grounder to Klein took a bad bounce and Hit him in the chest dropping dead at the 2nd basemans feet He was unable locate the ball and was charged with an error Lindell tinned Chandler also struck out Stainback raised a high fly to Litwhiler No runs no nils 1 er ror 1 left SIXTH INNING Cardinals Walker struck out Musial bounced to Gordon and was thrown out W Cooper sent an easy roller lo Crosetti who fumbled the ball in the dirt until it was too late to make a throw and W Cooper was safe on the error Kurowski was thrown out by Gordon No runs no hits 1 er ror 1 Kurowski jumped high into the air to knock down Crosettis liner but his throw to 1st came on the bounce and Cro setti beat it out for a single John son singled over tamers head and into center field Crosetti slopping at 2nd Keller flied high to Musial The runners were held on their bags Lanier made a wild pitch and when Catcher Cooper was unable to find the ball Cro setti scored all the way from 2nd and Johnson readied 3rd Gordon then struck out Dickey lifted a single just out of Kleins reach in right center scoring Johnson Etten flied lo Litwhiler in short left 2 runs 3 hils no errors I left SEVENTH INNING Cardinals With the count I and Planes Attack Taungup Pass Road in Burma New Delhi Welling ton bombers and beaufighters heavily altacked Monday the stra tegic Taungup pass road which connects the Irrawaddy valley in Japaneseoccupied Burma with the coast south of Akyab leaving fires which were visible 50 miles away a communique said Tues day Military installations along the road were damaged Buy War Bonds ana Smith explained his ship was j from your GlobeGazette sunk by a torpedo I carrier boy Iowa Raises 96 Per Cent in Bond Quota Des Moines raised 96 per cent of its 5196000000 quo ta in 3rd war loan campaign bond sales reported through last Satur day and stood 32nd among the 48 states the United States treasury announced Monday Reports will be received and tabulated through Oct 16 how ever and Iowa bond sales officials expressed confidence complete re ports would put the state over the top and throw him out on a good play No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Crosetti rapped a rol ler which Klein took near 1st base and threw to Lanier in lime for a putout but Crosetti ran into Lanier on the bag and the pitcher dropped the ball Crosetti was safe and Lanier charged with an error Klein received an assist On the 1st pitch Crosetti stole 2nd as W Cooper made a high vain throw Johnson bunted safely sending Crosetli lo 3rd as Sanders fielded the ball and was unable to lag Tohnson or beat him to the bag With the count 1 mid 1 Keller ground into a fast double play Klein to Marion to Sanders Crosetti crossing the plate to lie the score With the count 3 balls and 1 strike Gordon slammed a homerun into the lower left field stands 400 feet from the plate Dickey popped to Marion 2 runs 2 hits 1 error none left FIFTH INNING Cardinals Gordon ran back of 2nd to make a great slop of Sanders grounder but his throw was too late to catch the runner and it was a hit Etten in indignation over the decision at 1st threw the ball lo the groiinc toward home plate and as it rollec almost to the Yankee dugout Sanders raced to 2nd It was an I Sanders smacked a sharp single to right Litwiuler lifted a fly which Crosetti took in short cen ter Marion shot a liner which did not appear to be more than a yard foul into the left field stands but then grounded into a fast double play Gordon to Crosetti to Etten No runs 1 hi no errors none left Yankees After looking at 1 ball Lindell liflcd a high fly to Walker in left center Walker ran very deep inlo left center and inndc a 1handed tumbling catch nf Chandlers long fly Stnin Ijiiffc lined i single to left Cro setti popped to Sanders in back of 1st No runs 1 hit no errors one left EIGHTH INNING Cardinals Deb Garms a left landcd hitter batted for Lanier Jarms struck out Klein looped a ingle inlo short right center the inll falling safely between Gor lon and 2 Yankee outfielders Walker forced Klein at 2nd John oil to Gordon Musial smashed a lard single to right and Stainback held Walker at 2nd with a fine hrow W Cooper forced Musial Johnson lo Gordon No runs Z hils no errors 2 left Yankees Harry Brocheen a rookie lefthander wilh a record of 9 and 6 went to the mound for the Cardinals Johnson bounced to Brecheen and was thrown out Keller lined a single into the right field corner Gor don walked Dickey struck out Litwhiler came in on a dead run to catch Eltons sinking liner No runs I hit no errors two left NINTH INNING Cardinals Crosetti threw out Kurowski Sanders lined to Cro sclti Chandler threw ouL lit wbiler No runs no hits no er rors none left The lineups ST LDtlS S 11 Klein 2b Walker Muilil rf W Cooper c KurcrAski 3b Sanders Ih UCwhtlor It VFW roRK IAII Slainback rf Croseltl Kcllirj Cordon 2b Dlckty c Etten Ib ct Mai ion Lanier p Chandler p 1AI home plate Rcardon Lt first base Rue AI second base Slewart L third bate When buying a pack of contribute nc lo Cirartts for Servicemen to buy pack for man in service overseas ;