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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 6, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 6 1943 T1US PAPEB CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SUCTION ONE v rftitw TWO SECTIONS t r SUCTION OKE NO 310 CARDS TRIUMPH 43 TO EVEN SERIES Volturno River Crossed by 5th Army GERMANS STUBBORNLYTO DELAY AD VANCE Clark Uses Reserves 8th Army Also Engaged in Heavy Fighting By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters Algiers allied 5th army has forced a crossing of the Volturno river the Germans strategic 1st line of defense on the road to Rome it was announced Wed nesday and captured the towns of Aversa and Maddaloni north of Naples One unit crossed the Volturuo which runs ZQ mitts above Naples at an unspecified point The river flowing into the coastal plain on the west side of Italy had been expected to be the scene of delaying action by the nazis Fifth army units rolling through the coastal plain of Naples occu pied all the territory up to Lago Di Patria a marshy lake 1C miles north of Cape Miseno and about 8 miles from the mouth of the Volturno x This advance swept up the towns of Pozzuolo Qualjano Vil larecca Anzano and Marano and straightened the allied line to run almost due west from A versato the coast Reserves ot LtGen Mark W Clarks troops were thrown into action because of stubborn Ger man resistance On the Adriatic side Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys 8th army engaged tfie heavy fighting along the Biferno river line near Termoli as the enemy attempted a strong delay Ing action there The Germans have thrown 4 to 5 divisions up lo 60000 or 75000 troops into the Italian batrleline Coursing far ahead of land troops 4 waves of flying fortresses rained hundreds of tons of bombs on Bologna rail center on the Brenner pass line 180 miles be low the German border in one of the most accurate and success ful attacks ever made by the northwest African air force Other planes hammered nazi communi cations elsewhere in a wide area The Volturno river crossing probably was made inland in the mountain areas where the river is a tortuous stream Aversa seized in the steady al lied thrust northwardin the face of heavy road demolitions is an important rail junction B miles north of Naples and was much bombed by the allies Maddaloni is 14 miles northeast of Naples The Germans are using tanks in their battle with the 8th army in the Biferno river area and lively artillery duels took place Tuesday along the river which British units have crossed in some places Bologna one ot the strategic links in the nazi rail supply sys tem is a heavilydefended area and the fortresses met strong op position Bombs ripped into freight yards locomotive sheds work shops buildings warehouses oil tanks and sugar factory in Bologna setting huge fires The fortresses sent down 8 of 35 op posing enemy planes This attack followed an assault Monday on Bolzano on the same rail line 35 miles below Brenner pass The Jugoslavs reported their liberation army had cut the rail road from Austria to Trieste 1 of 3 mam links feeding German troops and equipment into Italy German resistance stiffened Ihe mountainous frontal sec tor of the 100 mile zigzag front line across now runs from he area on the west coast n little north of Naples through Aversa Bencvento and Monfecalvo to Ihe Adri atic at the mouth of he Biferno Along the Tyrrhenian coast in the west the land is compara tively level up to the Volturno river North of that stream rise the hills of Carinola Twenty flows into the sea and after that come the Aurnnci mountains The Germans undoubtedly will make use of all these natural advan tageous features in impcdinc the orive on Rome The Germans at present are placing their resistance on units armed with mortars machine guns and some artillery in or chards and behind rock walls and along watercourses tfci tanks also are participating in these de laying actions u THIS YANKA mine detector held by soldier at right came along too late to save the life of an American soldier whose body lies torn in the lore ground The soldier was killed somewhere on Italian soil by the trap s explosion to Proclaim Philippine Freedom Sought President Says Move Would Be Made as Soon as Feasible SEEK TO MOVE CORN TO MARKET Washington resident Roosevelt asked congress Wedues Govevnment Guarantees fay for proclaim the legal independence Ihe Philip pines as a separate anc selfgov erning nation as soon as feasible Against Price Increase The government acted again Wednesday to stimulate the flow of corn from farms to processors of war materials Clarence E Ulum Cerro Gordo county war board chairman received instruc tions from A J Lovclaml Ues Monies state war board chair man to announce that guaranteed corn prices would prevail for all corn moving to country elevators before Nov 1 The state chairman announced thai The corn purchase plan in effect June 30 to Aug 10 is re newed in order to increase movement of corn to war indtis ries which are again in danger of shutting down for lack of corn supplies The commodity credit eorpo rtaion syil pay farmers who sell and deliver corn lo country ele vators from Sept 28 through Oct 31 any increase that may be made m the selling price between the date of sale and Nov 30 Farmers who sold and deliv ered corn to country elevators un der the plan in effect June 30 to Aug ID will also against any price Nov 30 None of the corn purchased under this plan is to be used by the processors for food or feed Ulum slated It is used en tirely for war materials such as explosives adhcsives and core binders for mikinjf castings Iowa farmers asked to deliver 15000000 bushels in the June 30 to Aug 10 period actually con tracted lo deliver 23000000 bu shels Mr Ulum said Even this excess supply has been used up however be protected rise through Boys ClothingTatches Manchester Jimmie Smith son ot and Mrs Clare Smith farmers 5 miles southeast of here died Wednesday as a re sult of burns suffered Tuesday ifternoon Mrs Smith said she was hulling beans on the porch vhcn Jimmie came running to her extinguished the flames with bed exitnguishcd the flames with bed tothmg The parents said they beheved Jimmie may have been playing with matches near a kero cne drum held the 1942 and July 41S4G is the date for inde pendence now set by law and by votes of the Filipinos but Mr Roosevelt told congress in a spe cial message it was possible that fortunes of war will permit an earlier consummation Ot his joint willof the American and Filipino peoples The Japanese have Philippines since early have taken steps themselves which they say are intended to give the islands independence Prcsidenl Roosevelt said not only an advance in the date for independence but also three other steps were due the Filipino people m recognition of their heroic role in the war their political tics with this country and bonds of future friendship He recommended llial congress make provisions for I The president and President Quezon of the Philippines lo en ter into immediate negotiations and take the necessary steps to provide for full security for the Philippines for the mutual prolec tion of the islands and of the united States and for the future maintenance of pence in the Pa cific 2 Determining the necessary adjustment in laws pertaining to AmericanPhilippine economic re ations so as to assist in making the islands as an independent na tion economically secure wher ever possible 3 Physical and economical re habilitation of the Philippines ne cessitated by the war Such action on the part of the Mr Roosevelt snid would assure Ihe Philippine peo ple again of our sincerity of pur pose and of our resolution to ac cord them as soon as feasible the legal status of complete freedom independence and nationhood to which as a member of theunited nations they are entitled Mr Roosevelt recalled assur ances he had given the Philippine people since the war began that he United Slates would reestab lish and protect their indepen dence He informed congress that the human and material resources of the United Stales stand behind that pledge and that the promise would be kept as has every prom by the United Slates to Ihe Filipino people Japs Moving 4 Divisions Into China Ml of ficials reported Wednesday that the Japanese were moving 4 divi sions into China proper from Man churia and interpreted the present Japanese offensive in the Hang chow and Nanking area as prin cipally an effort to save the Nip ponese mainland from China based air attacks Asked in a press conference about the possibility of British troops taking an active role in the fighting in China proper 1 official said It is not custom ary to give details military plans in advance The Chinese said the 4 Japa nese divisions from Manchuria might be employed in China or be scheduled to go ultimately to some theater outside oE China One official said that the Japa nese were trying to extend their occupation in the vital eastern area of China which is within ISO miles of Shanghai by grabbing some of those points to prevent his own territory from being bombed The enemy also intends to do a little plundering seizin resources and materials in that area The Central agency sup plementing the latest official1 word on the fighting in Ahwei Kiangsu and Chekiang provinces said Chinese troops predisposcd be hind the enemy lines have or ganized a large scale guerrilla warfare intercepting cnemv sup plies and harassing his troop movements It said that the Japanese who have been attacking along the SuanchengNingkuo line in west ern Anhwei started a general re treat early Tuesday after sustjain battle which lasted ali night Chinese troops were said to be in close pursuit ROY HIGHSMITH KILLED IN CRASH Mason Cityan in Navy Plane Accident Seattle naval district headquarters announced Wednesday the names of 8 officers and men killed Monday in a navv plane crash in the strait of Juan De Fuca 30 miles west of Port Angeles Wash They include fioy Highsmitli Jr aviation ra dioman USNR father Roy Highsmith 163B North Dclavare avenue Mason City Kaiser Asks Power to Run Brewster Plant to Get Things Going Washington UR H e n r v J Kaiser west consl shipbuilder wants full power lo run Ihe Brewster aeronautical corporaion to gel it on an efficient produc tion basis without delay He con ferred with n senate Truman sub committee on aviation about Breivsters failure to meet pro duction goals Assislanl Sccretarv ot Navy Artemas Gates attended the conference Kaiser was represented Wed nesday as desiring the presidency of the corporation so he would have direct supervisory power over operations With a manage ment of his own choosing in uas cluolcd as saying things he believes he could get oing Hoeven Predicts Gas Rationing Probe to Be Made by Congress Washington congres sional investigation of the whole gasoline rationing problem is an t KM pa ted by Representative Charles B Hoeven RIowa The gasoline rationing situation is getting hot he said There are so many conflicting state ments issued by the various de partments as to the actual need for further restrictions that a con gressional investigation of the whole problem is imminent Hoeven in his weekly news let ter observed that the show put on by congress since reconvening has been a disappointment to those who looked for an early outburst lot fireworks T RUSS ADVANCES ARE LIMITEDTO VITEBSK FRONT Freezes Soon Will Harden Rain Soaked Fields Give Footing Moscow UP The Russia army fighting weath creeping down from the north Wednesday and the soviet command was regrouping its armies for a new offensive when freezes harden the rainsoaked battlefronts and give footing lo men and matbines The great summer offensive which swept the German in vaders to the Dnieper line und the brink of disaster had slowed almost lo a standstill for the time There were indica tions that Marshal Josef Stalin would ffivc his troops a recess while preparing for the winter campaign at which Ihc Russians have proved themselves adept The Russians made slight ad vances toward Vitebsk at the northern end of the White Russia front but fighting on the middle and lower reaches of the Dnieper river had dwindled lo intensive scouting operations and artillery duels The Russians have been batlling without respite for 3 months and they apparently must be re equipped and supply routes must be blasted across now impassable forests and marshlands before they can resume their offensive Russian troops holding one of the main lines before the axis fcaaliori j r fteat of t mounting Germancounter at tacks and their comrades to the north overran 46 more villages Tuesday in a drive to within 39 miles of Vitebsk German reinforcements were reported pouring into both Vitebsk and Gomel whose capture would throw open Minsk and all White Russia to attack The London Daily Telegraph quoted a German n e w s agency dispatch as reporting the nazi re capture of Chernobyl on Ihc Sett bank of the Pripct river 57 miles north of Kiev an indication that the Russians had crossed the Dnieper and pushed 15 miles in land from the west bank Radio Prague said the Russians had es tablished at least 2 bridgeheads on the west bank of the Dnie per A Russian communique dis closed belatedly that the red army captured a line of very srcat importance mi Ihe ap proaches to Gomel southeast ern hiiiffc of Ihe German de fenses in Russia Sunday and since had beaten off 5 axis attempts to reestablish the sit uation The first Gorman counterat tack was by an infantry company which was thrown back with the loss of half its personnel 100 men Upwards of 1000 Germans were hurled against the newly captured line Monday and Tues day bnl they too were repulsed Altogether at least 100 were killed Ju another sector Russian scouts penetrated the enemy rear routed a German companV and captured 30 carloads of war sup plies THROWN FROM HOUSE Norfolk Va skull frac ture suffered when she fell or was thrown from a horse caused the death of Miss Fern Maxine 23 of Dubuquc Towa a 1st class seaman in the WAVES the ith naval district announced Tues day Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Nol much change in temperature Wednesday noon Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Iowa No important temperature change Wednesday afternoon Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon Minnesota Litlle change in tem perature soulh slightly cooler north portions Wednesday night Cooler north and central por tions Thursday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 73 Minimum Tuesday nighl 38 At 8 a m Wednesday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum fi7 Alinimum 43 Precipitation ol Father of 2 Card Stars Found Yankee Stadium New York Cooper Ihe big right handed ace of Ihe SI Louis Car dinals who never has been able to stop American league hitlers eilher in allstar games or last years world series went out to break his jinx Wednesday under the handicap of news that his father had died at home in Mis souri Most of tlie 70000 fans in Ihe bifr stadium for the 2nd came of the series however did not know of Diedrama unfolding in front of them and thought only of the Cardinals attempt lo came back on even terms with Ihc New York Yankees af ter lisiiiE ihc opening contest 4 lo 2 Moris catcher of course his brother Walker Cooper Both received their early baseball training from their father Opposing Ihe Cards on the mound was big Ernie Bonham The tall ace of National league pitchers and his brother Walker gamely agreed to work as the bat Morton Cooper Hurls Win Despite News of Fathers Sudden Death SCORE BY INNINGS I 2 3 4 S 6789 R H I Cords QQDIiQQQQ QQ Q g Yankee Stadium New York by news of Ihe sudden death of his father Movt Cooper pitched with his arm and his heart in a great competitive exhibition Wednes day to hurl the St Lotiia Cardinals to a 4 to 3 victory over the York Yankees the 1943 World Se MOKTON COOPER tery in Wednesdays lilt in spite of thciiloss because Dad would have wanted us to They had received word of the deatli of their ofi year old father Roberl of a heart attack in Kansas City in midmorning even as the vanguard if another crowd of 00000 began to pour into this huge ball park The selection of Mori 21 game winner during the regu lar season lo start Wednesdays same was announced only af ter the Cardinals arrived at the stadium and held a brief meet iiiE in Die clubhouse about an hour and a half hcfiire the scheduled start of the came Immediately afterward the Cards filed oul of their drcssin room and on lo the field walking single file And at the head of the rics at 1 game apiece F1KST INNING Cardinals Klein flicd lo Me theny Walker fanned Musial lifted a high fly lo Stainback No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Crosetti grounded out lo Marion Metheny was thrown out by Klein Johnson lined di rectly at Klein No runs no hits no errors none left SECOND INNING Cardinals W Cooper popped high lo Crosetli Kurowski tanned Bonhani svalkccl sunders Lil whilcr flicd lo Gordon No runs an hits no errors I left Yankees Keller flied to Walk er in center field Dickey flied deep lo Walker Ellen fanned No runs no hits no errors none left THIRD INNING Cardinals Marion lined a home run into the lower left field stands and brought a tremendous cheer from the crowd M Cooper lined lo Keller Klein flied to Gordon in short center Walker grounded out to Crosetli 1 run 1 hit no errors none left Yankees Gordon went down on strikes Klein made a tine hjjnriedcalch cf Stainbaclcs liner Bonham bounced to Kurowski arid was thrown out No runs no hits no errors none Icti FOURTH INNING Cardinals Musial lined a sharp single to center field W Cooper sacrificed on the first pitch Dickey to Elton Kurowski sinqlecl sharply past Bonhams head into centalfield and scored without even drawing a throw from Stninback Sanders lined a homcnin into the right field lower stands ir0 feet from the plate as Metheny backed against the wall in a vain effort to catch the ball and Sanders trotted home behind Kurowski Litwhilcr struck out Metheny ran far over into the right field corner to make a onehanded catch of Marions fly 3 runs 3 hits no errors none left Yankees Crosetti attempting to bunt popped a single over Sanders head Mcthency flicd deep to Walker Johnson lined a single to center sending Crosetli to 3rd Keller flicd to Walker and Croselti scored as Sanders cut oft Ihe throw from the oul field Dickey riicd to Litwhilcr 1 run 2 hits no errors 1 left FIFTH INNING Cardinals M Cooper out Klein waited out n Walker bunted and when Bonham was slow going after the ball the fleet Rudbird beat it out for a hit Klein holding up at 2nd Musial filed deep to Keller W Cooper lined sharply to Gordon No runs 1 hif 110 errors 2 left Yankees Ettcn sent a Juxy flv to Musial Gordon smashed a hard single to center and when Walker fumbled the ball nio melnarily for an error Gordon raced safely o 2nd Walker made a great running catch of Stain backs long fly Bonham sent a roller to Marion No runs 1 hit 1 error 1 left SIXTH INNING Cardinals Kurowski struck out Sanders also struck out Lit whder also struck oul swinging WALKER COOPER was Walker Cooper his jaw set and grim Mori however did nol appear at once on the field with his mates Obviously shaken he re nainecl in the clubhouse and Manager Billy Southworth stayed with him consoling him in the brief lime lell before Ihe game Moris nitching recalled Ihe 1940 seriei in which big Bobo Ncwsom then pilching for ihc De roit Tigers went lo the mound igainst Cincinnati although re ceiving word of the death of his father only a few hours before game time Suffered From Heart Ailment Kansas City 1 Cooper 58 father of Morton and struck Walker Cooper who formed the battery for the Cards in Wednes days world series game with Ihe Yankees died Wednesday Cooper rural mail carrier and ardent baseball fan spent a rest less evening afler the Cardinals lost the 1st game lo the Yanks Tuesday Mrs Cooper said he also worried about Wednesdays game in which Morton was scheduled to pitch for the Cards with walker again behind Ihe plate Tie awakened at 4 oclock Wed nesday morning and got up Mrs Cooper went into the living room at and found him on the floor dead Cooper had suffered a heart ailment The death iti suburban Inde pendence was particularly un timely because the father had Yankees in games there from No runs no hits no errors none left Yankees Cioselli smacked a ground single through short W Cooper tipped Methenys bat on the 1st pitch and Metheny was awarded tst base for interfer ence the catch being charged with au error Metheny does not get a time at bat on the play John son grounded inlo a fast double play Marion to Klein lo Sanders Crosetti slopping at 3rd Keller Hied lo Musial in Ihe right field corner No runs 1 hit I error 1 left SEVENTH INNING Cardinals M Cooper received an ovation as came to bat After failing in an attempt to sacrifice and waiting out a full count lie struck oul but Marion stole 2nd on the piny beating Dickeys throw to Crosetli Klein was thrown out by Crosetli Walker grounded lo Johnson who threw to Gordon trapping Marion between 2nd and 3rd as Walker reached 1st on a fielders choice No runs no hits no er rors 1 left Yankees Dickey waited out a walk the first base on balls given up by Cooper Etten flicd to Lit whileL Gordon sent a sulking lo Litwhileiv who made p good catch Stainback struck out No runs no hits no errors 1 left EIGHTH INNING Cardinals Musial flied high lo blainback W Cooper bounced high to Johnson and when the 3rd baseman failed to come up with the ball Cooper reached 1st on a single Kurowski struck out II was Ihe 9th fanning by Bon ham Sanders flied to Keller No runs J hit un errors 1 left Yankees Wcatherly balled for Boniiam aud lifted a pop foul to Sanders Crosetti was called oul Klein took Melhenys grounder in back of Isl and threw him out No runs no hits no errors none left NINTH INNING Cardinals John Murphy the Yankee riglithanclecl relief star camn in to pilch Murphy walked LilwniJcr Marion btmlecl and forced Litwhilcr at 2nd Murphy lo Crosetli M Cooper sacrificed Dickey to Etten Klein bounced to Johnson and beat the throw for a single Marion moving to 3rd Walker lined to Stainback No runs 1 hit no errors 2 left Yankees Johnson doubled to deep left center With the count and Keller tripled over Iil whilers head scoring Johnson Dickey lined lo Klein Ellen was thrown out by Klein Keller scor ing Gordon popped foul to W Cooper 2 runs 2 hits no errors mine Icfl Tin lineups ST IOV1S fN Klfin Ill IValkrr rl c ili Ih lllixliilrr If Marion sv M Oniprr ji i NEW YORK M I V rlber rf Johnson 3h KrJIfr If Klrkry c KMrn l Jtirion 3h Declares Critical Beef Situation Is in Making in Nation Chicago A livestock in dustry leader said Tuesday that a critical beef shortage is in the making threatening to be more acute than it was last spring He said that the number of feeder cattle shipped into the corn belt stales from the western ranges in the last 3 months was 21 per cent fewer than for the same pe riod a year ago Unless there is a very decided1 increase in feeder cattle during the next three months the out look for finished beef early next year will be slim said George A Schmidt chairman of the board of directors of the American meat institute In an address prepared for de livery at the annual business meeting of the institute compris ing the industrys major packers Schmidt asserted that unless will be the livestock and meat industry ;