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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 12, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT or 10RY ANO Aft COUP DCS MO IKES VOL THE NEWSPAPER THAT Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON cm IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 12 BRITISH GRANTED BASES ON AZORES V i Planes Big Guns Blast Nazis 5TH ARMY GETS READY TO HIT VOLTURNO LINE Allied Bombers Make Attacks in Balkans Eastern Mediterranean By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters Algiers African air force bombers pursuing their attacks on the Germans in the Balkans and the eastern Mediterranean for the 7th successive day struck a smashing blow Monday at the nazi airfield on Corfu strategic Greek island dominating the entrance to the Adriatic allied headquarters announced Tuesday On the rainbogged Italian battlefront only artillery and patrol actions were reported as Sfh army troops alone the swol len Volturno river front pre pared for an assault on power ful German positions U S Mitchells sweeping from Italian bases and escorted by lightnings struck at Corfu bomb ing the Garitza airfield and the lightnings scored 2 direct hits on a merchant vessel in Corfu har bor New raids on Calato airfield in Rhodes and Herakleion airdrome in Crete also were announced These missions were undertaken by American liberators that poured bombs among parked air craft and buildings near the air fields Bombcarrying lightnings made their first raid on the Antimachia landing ground onthe island of Cos in the Dodecanese This air field has twice changed hands hi Heavy allied troops along the Volturno and across ihe mountains to Ter moli on the Adriatic Artillery duels rumbled along both the 5tti and 8th army fronts and 8th army patrols were aggressive x dispatch from Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys headquarters said The advance units encoun tered German tanks in one foray west of Termoli Enemy opposition was increas gained ground in some places it xyas announced British artillery shelled enemy positions heavily southwest of Colletorto hitting some vehicles on the roads The Volturno river has over flowed its banks in some places covering the nearby fields witli water and making fighting there virtually impossible The 5th army continued to consolidate its posi tions for an eventual big drive to crack the Volturno line The 5th armyand the Germans face each other across the narrow twisting river awaiting the signal that will touch off l of the biggest battles of the war a frontline dispatch from Associated Press Correspondent Relman Morin said American artillery blasted con tinually at nazi positions on the CHIEFS OF ALLIED for march on Rome probably were the subject of discussion at this meeting of Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery left above commander of the British 8th army and Lt Gen Mark W Clark com mander of the U S 5th Army Battles Way Through Suburbs of Gomel Warpianes Fighting north bank of said adding the river Morin The site of he coming battle is a cupshaped valley almost completely ringed with hills We hold the southern and southeast ern slopes The Germans are en trenched solidly in the nOvili They probably are relying upon defense m depth having sunk tneiitanks for use as artillery and covered large areas barbed wire and concrete boxes pill German machinegun nests are strung along the river bank ALLIES HAVE 100 ITALIAN SHIPS Churchill Position of Fleet Is Considered London rime Minister Churchill in a written message to the house of commons said Tuesday that the major part of the Italian fleet totaling more than 100 warships of all categor ies is in allied hands Among the Italian naval units shifted over lo the allied side alter Italy surrendered were 5 or 6 battleships in commission and 8 of 11 cruiser Churchill said More than 150000 tons of mer chant ships so far have been ac counted for in ports under allied control the written reply to a question in commons said The position of the ships and crews still are under active con sideration and the ships will be used to the best possible advan tage of the united nations Churchill reported Almost Constantly Above Dnieper River By HENRY C CASS1DY trie urbs of Gomel the 1st major ob jective in White Russia Tuesday and neared the upper Dnieper river in that sector to bring fur ther support to the salients on the west bank of the middle Dnie per Russian forces were lined up alone the entire 100 mile east bank of the Sozh river for an assault across the stream which runs south through Gomel to its junction with the Dnieper Some suburbs of Gomel includ ing Novo Belitsa on the east bank of the Sorfi have already been taken and bridgeheads have been established on the west bank The main part of Gomel lies west of the Sozh about 25 miles from the Dniejper The climina Ihe i AJIV r lion of the Germans from me bozhDnieper triangle wouldex pose the Germans Dnieper line winch is already broken north of Kiev to new attacks The Germancommunique re Porting reduced activity along the southern wing of the front be tween Zaporozhe and the Sea of Azov said nazi troops had re soviet along the middle Dnieper sector at the rnouth of the Pripet river where it joins the Dnieper south of Go mel and southwest of Vclikie Luki Aerial battles over the Dnieper front line dispatches to the Mos cow press said have become al most incessant The red armys heavy ma terial as well as numbers of men however have been transported across the river to face the Germans Collective farmers and Dnie per fishermen meanwhile have received high praise for important work in manning boats which took the red army across the river to surprise the Germans Village Boatman Dmitry Suslo was cited for making 14 trips over in a single night carrying troops and supplies Recalling that towns are now being retaken which were lost in August September and October 1941 the army newspaper Red Star promised the day is not far distant when we shall come to the borders that were violated by the enemy One report said the reds had penetrated the outer defenses of Kiev already invested from the east Bur War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy AFL DEPLORES RACE PREJUDICE Extensive Debate on Discrimination Heard Boston JIass rpiThe Ameri can Federation of Labor conven tion adopted Tuesday a committee report deploring race discrimina tion in unions after an extensive debate provoked by a Negro dele gates charge that some unions gave his race only the right to pay 11 fif dues President William Green par ticipating in the discussion de clared ff I had by way every organization in the AFL would admit Negroes to membership on same basis of equality as whites The convention applauded his statement Green said however he felt the problem could be solved only by understanding and education and never through the application of force Charles T MacGowah of the boitermakers the first to replv to the accusations ot A Philip Ran dolph of the sleeping car porters said he and his union had long been recognized as an advocate of protection for the Negro work and its officers has never discrimi nated in hire wages and work ing conditions because ot race color creed or national MacGowan said This auxiliary proposition he said referring to the separate groups into which Degrees are organized may not be the entire answer but vouVe got to take conditions as you lind them not as you wish them Killed Between Truck and Air Compressor Waterloo Charles A Hoeppner 57 Hudson Iowa an employe of the Iowa highway commission was killer day on highway 20 2 miles cas of Cedar Falls when he stepped between a truck driven by Theo dore Furncaux Waterloo and an air compressor attached to tile rear of the vehicle BEATS SELF FATALLY Acton Cal in vestigators decided Tuesday that Kobert I Wert truck driver beat himself to death with a hammer body was found in his JUIUIU III J1J automobile Saturday with a holt in his forehead and a blood stained hammer at his feet KNOX RENEWED SUB ASSAULTS VERY SERIOUS Secretary Praises Brazils Contribution in Fight on UBoats Washington V Back after an extended tour of European battle fronts Secretary of the Navy Knox asserted Monday Hint re newed activity of German sub marines in the north Atlantic can be considered very serious Questioned at his press confer ence about reappearance of the Uboats after e late summer lull as evidenced by a recent at tack on an stilled convoy in which several ships were sunk Knox stated It is very serious Lets not make a mistake about it Sub marine warfare will be serious to the end of the war On the other hand Knox re ported he had observed on an in spection of the Atlantic coast all the way from Recife Brazil north a competent defense or ganization and p a r t i c u I a r y praized Brazils contribution to the fight against the submarine He referred to Brazilian air bases as becoming an increasingly important factor in that fight Brazilian forces he said are being instructed by the best men we have In addition he reported British Subs Attacked Tirpitz Had Crews of 2 Men Brazilian picture he said one of marked and gratifying progress a high spirit of cooperation between British and American forces in England the Mediterranean area and elsewhere on his long tour In England he said there is an almost total ig noring ot whether a man British uniform or an American 1000mile tour of European battle uniform fronts said that the attack on the Tirpitz was carried out while he was in England and was by a high spirit of daring and courage that is amaz ing He added that the little 2maii submersiblcs not only made their way through submarine nets guarding the harbor but also Secretary Frank Knox said Tuesdiv lh1 the British submarines which have immobilized the German halt f ship Trrpte operated 1000 miles from home with 2 man crews The submarines slipped thro ughmine fields and mzes of marine nets to launch their ot suh pedoes against the mighty nazi battleship in a Norwegian liide oul Knox in his first press confer ence since his return from a 25 uniform In describing his visit to tlie Mediterranean area he paid tribute lo the men who operate landing craft asserting What these boys have done is an epic As an example he told of one joungstcr who was busy carrying men to Salerno A shell went through the officers ship and killed 5 men wounded several others The youngster he said not only handled his ship but in a crisis met a personnel problem by using a penknife lo perform an emergency operation and save the life of a member of he crew Knox told also of seeing a part ot the battle of Naples from a PT boat and described the dam age to the city as frightful More than 70 vessels he said were sunk in the Naples harbor in an attempt to make it impos sible for allied troops to land men and equipment White Emporia Editor on Way to Rochester Emporia Kans lPj William Allen White Emporia editor ac companied by Mrs White left Tuesday for where White Rochester Minn will undergo a checkup at the Mayo clinic White who suffered an attack of pneu cin ttiLntiv ui pneu mtcrnational union and monia in New York last sprins hnp nncn ii tviiv iUOL H has been kept at home much of the time in recent weeks by ill Weather Report FORECAST ly Continued w a r m Tuesday afternoon cooler with scattered showers Tuesdav night and Wednesday winds increasing to 25 to 35 miles an hour Tuesday afternoon Iowa Scattered showers Tuesday night and in the east portion Wednesday forenoon cooler Wednesday forenoon and in the west portion Tuesday night winds 25 to 35 miles an hour Tuesday afternoon diminishing Wednesday forenoon Minnesota Showers and cooler Tuesday nighl Much cooler in west and central portions Showers in extreme east por tion Wednesday forenoon Cooler Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday Minimum Monday night At 8 a m Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 78 59 60 73 38 penetrated nets hung about the bis ship itself f was one of most diffi cult things ever attempted and was a success he said Knox added Speaking for the American navy I want to express highest appreciation of the cour age shown by the British sailors who carried out this attack lie said that the American navy had been acquainted with British experimentation in tlie midget type submarines for 8 or 9 months perhaps a year WAR WRITERS BET TRIBUTE Appreciation Voiced by Iowa AP Editors Des Moiiies apprecia tion of editors of Associated Press newspapers in Iowa was ex pressed Tuesday to AP war cor respondents for bringing the American newspaper public on unprecccientedly complete and ac curate picture of the world con flict Tlie tribute to the correspondents and photographers alike contained in a resolution drafted by W Karl Hall manag ing editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette and J o h n Carey managing editor of the Sioux City JournalTribune Such a resolution was approved last month at the annual meeting in Chicago ot the Iowa AP Managing Editors association The resolu Joins in Columbus Program at Iowa Statehouse Des Moines Columbus WHS a world citizen with foresight vision courage and a complete faith in his beliefs Gov B B Hickenlooper said Tues day Tlie governor addressed a group of ItalianAmerican citizens of the Columbus club and placed a wreath on the Columbus memor nn the south stalehouse grounds Vvhereas members of the As sociated Piess in Iowa are proud of the magnificent news coverage of this war by AP correspondents on the many fighting fronts Be it therefore resolved that in annual meeting of our AP Managing Editors association this 9th day of September 1943 at the Drake hotel in Chicago in con nection with the national conven tion of AP managing editors we give specific expression to our gratitude to these men It is the deep conviction of all that the Associated Press by its performance in this war is abun dantly living up to its heritage of lustrous service and we would like our feelings known lo those per sons most responsible for AP writers and photographers with our fighting force through out the world who despite physi cal dangers and discomforts and despite censorship restraints dic tated by the necessities of war are bringing the American news paper reading public an unproce dentedly complete and accurate picture of the world conflict Buy Har Savings Rands and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Show Stolen From Politicians When Frank Sinatra Sings Jersey City N J Sinatra stole the show from the political spellbinders as Mavor Frank Hague staged 1 his famous hometown democratic rallies Sinatra who used to be reporter on a newspaper clown in Hoboken on the Hudson riverfront a few miles away sang sonjjs Monday night and threatened for a time to get the folks minds completely off New Jerseys acri monious gubernatorial campaign No one under voting age was admitted to Ihe rally in Lincoln high school to hear Mayor Vincent J Murphy of Newark the demo cratic candidate for governor But outside Sinatra fans clung to porches and choked tlie streets chanting demands for their idol to romanticize them Mayor Hague finally came out i escorting Sinatra and strong vui lice lines had all they could do to I bold back the swarm of youuo sters Five hundred police were PORTUGAL WILL CONTINUE WITH NEUTRAL STAND Vastly Strengthens Allied Ability to Combat Sub Warfare BULLETINS Lisbon An tonio De Oliviera Salzabar an iKiimccil Tuesday that Portugal had granted to Great Britain Hiival ami iir bases in the Azores and liritish troops al ready hud disembarked there Madrid ff Generalissimo FraJicisio Francos foreign min istry announced Tuesday in connection with the Portuguese grant of antisubmarine bases in to the British that Spain would com Hum to main tain visitant neutrality E DANIEL L u ii d o n Portugal Britains oldest ally has granted the British antisubmarine bases in the Azores cross roads of the Min ister Churchill niiiiounced Tues day but will remain neutral in the war Churchill announcing this step vastly strengthening allied ability to combat resurgent nazi warfare told the house of commons that President Uonsevelt had been kept fully informed of Ihe negotiations The Azores lie 1000 miles vest of Lisbon on the airways and sea lanes from Portugal to the United States Antisubmarine bases would include both harbors for the dis patch of naval craft and airports for planes Although Portugal has m army of only 150000 and a negligible air force it was considered pos sible that tile Germans may re frain from hostility toward the country in order to keep open its valuable diplomatic and spy Icr m Lisbon cub Russia has been informed of ilie agreement It was understood that Spain which is joined with Por tugal in an Iberian bloc to main tain the integrity o the peninsula informed of it by hec also 4TL 11 I VIIJ lllllllm Ihe Italian people can be and I its foreign Move for Wide Use of Oil Reserves Abroad Washington petrole um administration for war Tues day announced reorganization of are justly proud of the accom plishments of Columbus lie opened up this country and much of the world to expansion If Co lumbus hadnt had foresight and probably 1 wi Amcrico but he had the courage and un derstanding of world and he backed up his convictions by the most perilous expedition of his day the governor said vision would somebody else have discovered operations branch in n series of directives painting lo of il bv v t abroad including those our allies The actionfollowed criticism by S U S late ly returned from an overseas in spection trip that insufficient util ization ot foreign oil was impos ing an unwarranted drain on U S stocks but 1 PAW official said the reorganization and the crit icism were not related V Ic OMVEIKA SALAZAK of Forlucal neighbor i n d presumably no objection was raised Sn far as could lie learned here United States ships will not be based in the Azores hut anioiiK the British there was the fccliiiRT that American sailors am ships would benefit materi ally from the greater protection offered on the Atlantic and in a Hovta the capita of Fayal the Azores is shown In the above picture Fine naval and anbases exist on the strategic islands ;