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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 25, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL 1 Associated Piess and United Press Full Leised Wirn THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Five Cents a Copy MASON CITX IOWA MONDAY OCTOBER 25 1943 This Japcr Coiisisls ol iwo FORTS DELIVER ANOTHER LOAD OF ing the flak bursting among the planes of their forma tion ilymg fortresses of the 8th U S army air force de liver another load of eggs at the door of the nazis stick of bombs can be seen dropping from the yawning bomb bay of the lead fortress as tbe big ships arrive over their target fighter base U S armv air forces photo 5th Army Makes 3 Mile BRITISH CRUISER m H Jf HOT 111 niTTI r Advance in Mountains NAZIS FAIL IN HEAVYCOUNTER DRIVES ON ONE EisenhowerWatches Vital Junction of Sparanise Captured By WES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters Algiers if Violent mountain battles flared on the 5th army front in Italy Monday as the result of an allied drive of miles that took the vital rail and road junction ol Sparanise 13 miles from the western coast The advance of Die 5th army witnessed by Gen Dwight D Eisenhower while on a tour of the front placed the American and British troops north of the stoutly defended Keeia defense canal leading to the sea and im periled the position of the uazi troops in that area If they dont get out they will be caught in a pocket a military commentator said The Germans launched counter attack after counterattack in an effort to relieve their position but in the words of the commentator they were driven off with a bloody nose The entire tempo of the war in the sea and air stiffened as Amer ican heavy bombers blasted south ern Austria and raided the air field at Tirana Albania a 2nd time On the 8th armys eastern front Gen Sir Bernard L Mont gomerys men poured into an en larged bridgehead across the Trigno river to attack German positions beyond On the 51h army front heavy German counterattacks flared east from Sparanise toward si Pisrnatore and MaEjiora Amer ican trooDs smashed back 4 nazi assaults in 24 hours The 5th army advance in a mountainous area overlooking the coast constituted a severe threat to the entire German position and if continued would seriously en danger the enemys Massico ridge line Sparanise captured by the 5th army is about 7 miles north of the Voltumo river near the cen ter of Lt Gen Mark W Clarks line and 4 miler due west of Pig natpro in allied Hands for several days The advances of the 8th army posed an increasing threat to the inland road junction town of Iser nia and eventually the rear of the German Massico ridge line The 5th army beat off 4 heavv counterattacks headquarters said Tirana in Albania and targets in southern Austria were raided by heavy bombers the bulletin said The rail yards and aircraft factory at Pistoia near Florence were bombed Sunday night and other communications lines at Formia on the west coast and nearby Minturno were blasted again In turn the Germans struck again at Naples now being con verted into an allied supply port and 15 nazi planes were shot down Sunday mostly in sky tangles over Italy STALIN HULL HOLD MEETING No Indication Made of Subjects Covered Moscow fP Marshal Josef Stalin received Cordcll Hull U S secretary of state Monday as the tripartite conference on war and postwar problems moved into its 7th day There was no indication of the subjects covered in the talk between the soviet leader and the 72 year old secretary of state highest U S official ever to visit the soviet union Stalin last week had talked with Anthony Eden Hulls British counterpart TANKERS OR ASH 88 LOSE LIVES Condition of 4 of 28 Survivors Reported Good Palm Beach Fla of the 28 survivors of a tanker col lision 88 lives off the Florida Wednesday remained hospitalized Monday but their condition was termed good by the commanding officer of the army general hospital The 4 suffering serious arc Lt JG Ivan V Mernck WclJsville Kans member of the navy gun crew E V Rodriquoz steward Michael Pacinski second ma an pumper and John L Dolenc chinist All 4 were aboard empty southbound tanker The northbound tanker which was laden with aviation gasoline that exploded and spread over both ships was still burning Mon day after drifting about 20 miles and striking bottom almost atop a freighter sunk by enemy sub marines nearly 1 years ago The bodies its dead were still aboard The other tanker has been float ed and towed to port It had 28 bodies on board Boy 16 Confesses Killing Man 71 and Wounding Woman 65 Pueblo Colo 1C year old boy says Sheriff Earl Dunlap has admitted killing Thomas Hutchinson 71 and wounding Mrs Hutchinson helping the woman to summon aid She is recovering from rifle wounds in the head and shoulder and a fractured right arm Dun lap said the boy admitted in a signed statement that he shot the GAIN IN planes were driven off 1 in an at tempt lo bomb Naples harbor The 5th army hurled back enemy attacks at Canceilo 2 and captured the towns of Alifc and Picdimontc dAlife Nazi resistance was especially fierce on the Vinclmluro fscrnia highway where numerous German counter attacks were beaten back by British troops in lhat sector Weather Report FORECAST j Mason City Slightly cooler Meni day night Ixmest temperature for Mason Ciiy about 28 Con tinued cool Tuesday forenoon farm couple Saturday night in order to get their oldage pension money with which he intended buy a used car The boy Sheriff Dunlap lited told him that he had lost his nerve and that Mrs Hutch inson finally induced him to as sist her No charges have been filed LOST IN BATTLE Destroyer Also Sunk in Channel Conflict London IP The British crui ser Charybdls was sunk and Ihe destroyer Limbourne was dam aged and had to be sunk during u channel naval battle Saturday the admiralty announced Mon day The Charybdis and the Lim bourne were a part of a British force engaged in an offensive sweep off the north coast between Ushant and the Channel islands Both vessels were struck by tor pedoes v Saturday that a British force had clashed during the night with a German force protecting a con voy The German announcement said that tire from their vessels was so effective that the British force did not even get near It claimed at least 2 torpedo hits on a large enemy unit H M S Charybdis a 5430ton vessel was built in 1940 She car ried 10 5 aiicl a guns and 6 torpedo tubes Wont Prosecute Man Whose Child Fearing WhippingDied in Storm Rock Springs Wyo County authorities said Monday that no charges would be filed against the father of 7yearold Frances Arclnileta who perished of exposure when faced with a threatened whipping she ran out of the house and hid in the sage brush during a heavy snowstorm Fidenco Archuleta a previously stolid Union Pacific railroad work er appeared remorseful as he ad mitted to a coroners jurv that he had threatened to whip he child Tear filled his eyes as he testi fied lhat le had caught ihe boys but Jiad been unable to find the frightened tiUlc girl The coroners jury found that the child died of exposure in ihe snowstorm and that there was no evidence of foul play Sheriff Mike Maher said no charges would be filed HITSTERRITORY GAINS FOR ANY NATION IN WAR Danaher Amendment Is Offered in Senate Foreign Policy Debate Washington John A Dmaher R Conn proposed Monday tliat the United Slates predicate its eooperalioii in post war peace machinery on a condi tion thai purticipiiting nations forego territorial gains as a result of Hie present war This and other points in pro posal by Danaher would incor porate in the senates postwar collaboration resolution the essen tial points of the Atlantic charter The charier was promulgated bv President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill in August and later was sub scribed to by the other united nations Dannlicr made Die proposal as I he senate begun the most significant foresu policy debale since it rejected adherence the league of nations Chairman Tom Connally D Tex of the senate foreign rela tions committee opened the de bate by telling his colleagues his resolution for postwar collabora tion to maintain peace provides the framework within which the makers pt the treaty may provide the detailed structure But Senator Claude Pepper D Flu demanded immediate full dress debale of the limits to which a peace treaty could yo in the matter of international coopera tion Popper introduced i substi tute on behalf of a group of sen ators wishing to revise the reso lutions language to clarify and strengthen its meaning D a n a h c r offered a 2 page amendment containing definitions for virtually every word in Con luillys brief resolution which would put the senate on record as favoring prosecution ol the war to complete victory copperalion with the allies in securing just and honorable and post war collaboration with other na tions in international authovity power to pervent aggression and preserve the peace ol the V6Yld Danaher proposed that the word peace be defined to mean an agreement designed to result in a state of ranauil ily lo he enjoyed by olitical s o c i c t y marked internally within the several nations liy the good order which prevails among their peonies and ex ternally by a eood irndcrslani ins with all other nations Indications were that the sen ate will adopt the Connully reso lution as it stands despite efforts of Pepper and his group to make it favor participation in an inter national police force lo maintain peace The people of the United States hunger for peace Con naliy declared They dream of the establishment of international authority to prevent aggression and to preserve the peace of the world Thai ambition cannot be achieved by the United States alone It requires the coopera tion of other strong and powerful nations Therefore he declared it is im possible for the senate to blue print in advance the final machin ery for international cooperation He said the senates task al this lime in fulfillment of its consti tutional authority to advise in the matter of treaties is to express its sentiments nncl intentions with respect to any treaty which may be ncsotiated NO 14 Reds Take Dnepropetrovsk Big Power City in Russia Lowered Output of Coal Is Threatening War Production Washington rail transportation and coal produc tion Ining in the balance Monday threatened by strikes over wages The war production board FORE SAW CRIPPLING RESULTS in steel plants shipyards and muni tions factories unless the situation eases quickly The soft coal problem raised because the United Sliiie Work ers are without a contract with the operators was complicated further by reports that the war labor board was cool lo i pro posed inoitd plan The WLB trustworthy sources said is not likely approve the unionbacked contract with the Illinois Soft Coal Oper ators association raisins wages in effect SI50 a day An alternate formula calling for 5112I u day more may be suggested by the board This knowledge came out of weekend conferences in which the board explored the subject ex tensively The weekend parleys were im pelled by the rapid disaffection ni the coal fields after the govern ment returned the mines lo pri vate ownership after a summer of federal control Approximate ly 3TUOU of the 500000 soft coal miners laid down their tools The UMW urged the men to return Monday pending a settlement of the wage demands A backlowork movement started Sunday nifflil The rail employment prob lem meantime ncarcd a crisis Tlio 5 operating unions prepared for a strike vote among 350000 workers who demanded a mini mum ivasre boost of S3 a day A federal emergency board recom mended an increase of 4 cents BONFIKE BURNS BOY Des Moines Swift 10 got too close to a pile of burn ing leaves Sunday and suffered 3rd degree burns on his right leg SERB ARMIES EXTEND AREAS Brozovich Claims 1100 Nazi Soldiers Captured London Draja Mik hailovitchs patriot army has oc cupied nearly all northeastern Serbia a Cairo dispatch said Mon day and a communique reported that the rival partisan army has seized Ivanino near Zagreb and encircled Prijcdor G7 miles lo the south The Cairo dispatch quoted semi official soui ces there as reporting I hot Mikhailovitch has consoli dated his gains despite the arrival of axis reinforcements from Bul garia Another Mikhailovitch unit has crossed the Drina river and occupied Rojatica Gen losip Tilo Bnwovichs partisans captured Germans in completing the encirclement of the Cermnn garrison in Prijedor with the capture of Sansklmost 15 miles lo the south and Ko zarusa i miles to the ens Bootv included field Kims and i trench mortars rich prizes for illarmed partisans The partisans reported heavy figlUili in the Matscvo area near theAlbanian border between Iheir men units and German and Chctnil forces Three hundred of the en1 einy were killed an hour The strike volt will require ahout 31 days In conjunction the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen demanded a sweeping revision of working rules for its membership The president and wage committee would be given the power to call a strike lo enforce any demands made upon the railroad nianaqc menl This broad change is to be submitted to the union members for a vote In another action AFL union leaders threatened a strike over Ihe war labor board decision awarding 5 cents an hour wage increase to 3500 Los Angeles rail way and motor coach employes They asked 10 cents A petition for a strike vote among Ihe em ployes will be filed with the na tional labor relations board the AFL said A pessimistic view of the coal supply came meanwhile from a joint BritishAmerican board sur veying allied requirements The report siid Britain is 30000 min ers short the U S needs 35000 more and the combined mines are losing employment at the rale of a month The united nations nerd GOO 000000 Ions of u S bituminous coal for and production ivas estimated at only 530000 000 which means the stockpile will hit a gravely low fisurc of 40000000 tons by Jan 1 The coal shortage especially in Ivid view of the walkouts in Alabama and Indiana already has hit ship yards on the gulf coast said the war production board A work stoppage over wages of crane operators at the Bethlehem shipyard in Baltimore will delay the launching of 3 lib erty ships the yards managers said WILDCAT CflAL STRIKES SPREAD Miners Refuse to Enter 19 Pits of Kentucky Harlan Ky About 7510 eastern Kentucky soft coal miners refused to enter 10 pits Monday is wildcat strikes spread despite an appeal from officials of the United Mine Workers of America that the men keep on the job Seven new walkouts were re ported in lIarlan county of south eastern Kentucky while 8 addi tional strikes were reported be latedly in the Big Sandy field of northeastern Kentucky Four strikes begun last week in the Harlan county field con tinued Monday but 5 mines in the Big Sandy field closed last week because of local disputes resumed normal operations Rom Raney United Mine Work ers board member at Pilceville in the Big Sandy field said he learned of the H new strikes in that area only Monday although the men quit work Friday Ke ac cused the operators of purposely not reporting the strikes to the union which lias not authorized I the walbmls Hesaid the i mines affected employed a total uf Japs Trying to Reach New Guinea Coast Thrust Back LIPPY TO LEAD BUMS IN 1944 I 70 OIEKATKS FYHV Knoxville Vecnstra TO owns and operates a 2i5 acre farm northeast of here with Ihe help of 1 hired man who has workedon Ihc same farm for UB years a Iowa Slightly cooler Monday night Continued cool Tuesday Minnesota Colder west and slightly colder cast portion Wednesday night Continued cold Tuesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday 43 minimum Sunday night 34 At 8 a m Monday 36 YEAR AGO Maximum 51 Minimum Precipitation 17 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 59 Minimum Saturday night ii At 3 a m Sunday ja YEAR AGO Maximum 42 Minimum 24 Thief Who in Loot Wichita Kans Margaret Frampdon 65 awak ened by the bnrkins of a COR felt tinder her pillow for Ihc S5040 she had hidden there It was gone She heard someone running from Ihe house a dog in pur suit Rear the house police found S2700 in a packet dropped by the thief In a weed palch not far away they found he of the money Allied Headquarters in the j Southwest Pacific forces which for a week struggled to break through Australian lines J to reach the New Guinea coast near Finschhafcn have been whit tled down and thrust back into the junglematted hills Allied bombers ami fichlcrs and hardened Australian jungle troops crushed the ef forts with coordinated Mows He the enemy has now fallen back base on the hills whore his supply routes to the north are difficult and precarious said Mondays communique from Gen MINNESOTAX IS VICTIM Wnfield Kan LI Ralph B Johnson Clinton Minn wis one of 14 army flyers killed Friday in the crash of a flyini fortress Strothcr air field oft ficials announced Monciav The Plane was returning lo its base I Harvard ffrbr when il crashed into the Arkansas river near Ponca City Okla eral Douglas MacArthurs head quarters His forces are weak in remainder numbrs anci signifi icmainder cance I Four Japanese attacks were re pulsed Saturday Australians fiRhtcrs last Friday and Satur day destroyed a least 2fi cniinr planes sank 2 1 000ton ships scored direct lionib hits on a large ship resembling an air craft carrier and destroyed or damaged 2 ships and in tiinres Five allied planes wore missinsr Twenty rounded planes were destroyed by Mitchell bombers in j raids on Ihc Dnsua S BULIKTIN New York UR Ico Duro chcr who has kept the Brook lyn Dodscrs in the National leagues 1st division for 5 years has been retained as manager of the team for the 1DIJ season President linmch Kirkry an nounced Monday Girl 1 2 Offers to dromes Wcwak II bombers in j c and But airj Hope or Lire strong cueI h Fellow Patient GAINS IMPERIL THOUSANDS OF NAZI SOLDIERS Germans Desperately Try to Stem Mighty Tide of Soviet Forces London power city oE Dnepropetrovsk in the upper cor ner of the Dnieper river bend has been captured by the red army the Moscow radio said Monday in a broadcast recorded by Reuters The nearby city of Dncprodcr xhinsk also was taken In addition red troops captured the intermediate town o Kumen skaya in the 20mile stretch be tween the 2 larger cities nestlin inside the Dnieper loop where hundreds of Ihousands of German troops are imperilled an order the day by Marshal Premier Jo seph Stalin said Dnepropetrovsk hold by the Germans since August 1D41 already had been bypassed by tiie main force of soviet troops driving halfway across the loop to the approaches ol Krivoi Hog 85 miles lo the southwest The Berlin radio earlier Mon day said thai Russian troops on the oust bank of Die Dnieper op hite the biy metallurgical center id crossed the river above and below the city These units appar ently linked up with others driv ing in from ihe west tor the final blow Several Bases Are Outflanked By KDDIK GILMOHE Moscow nazis Monday threw in more troops planes tanks and artillery and fought back violently in a desperate bid to stem the mighty red army fensive which threatened to pin them in a large sack in the Dnieper river bend as the Russians rolled on to within G miles of the iron and rail center of Krivoi rtOR The only way out of the sack is a aO mile wide gap from Krivoi Rog southeastward to the Dnieper As the soviet iihl flank push ed down upon Krivoi Kos anil other powerful sroups moved throiish the broken Zaporozhc Mclitopol line toward the Cri mea several highly important cities were already dcfinilcly outflankcd and it appeared du bious that the Germans could hold them much fDUser These included Dnepropetrovsk and nearby Dnepiodzeivhnisk onetime centers of soviet electric power and Nikopol where some of tie finest magnese ore deposits in the soviet union arc located There is only one way out of Dnepropetrovsk for the Germans and that is down a singletrack railway to Nioklacv through the bottleneck of Kosionovo also in the Dnieper elbow The bis red army breakthrough of the ZapoiozheMelitopol line brought another threat to the al most encircled Germans in the Dnieper elbow U the Russians can push on through the Askaniaya steppe Ihc exit fnm live bcnri would be threatened from 2 sides iiomo n Uic hciuicst fighting spread over the steppe as Ihe German commanders watching Iheir best divisions meet defeat tried fiercely U keep from losing the Crimea Steamroller Cry Raised by Germans London red army slccsrehammer threatened Mon hurled back the attackers with heavy losses and kept heir hold on Katikn village which has changed hands times this monlh The communique said the Japa nese apparently had hoped to open a route to the sea cither to escape nr lo supplies In the air too allies re mained dominant Bombers and hafen Three of 2S intercepting j fighters were shot down Denver Genean Smith 12 A lone liberator on rcconnaisj suffering from a bone infection sance sighted a small convoy off has offered to share with a fellow j Buka island in the Solomons car patient her hope for life j ly Saturday morning H chose a Penicillin the new driia was large carrierlike craft fr is j scnt by air from Boston for Ge largel nncl dropped 3 bombs nean Sunday she learned Donald ships The ship was aflame when j Roscr 15 was in the hospital suf last in sight fcring from the same ailment 50 One allied fighter was missing she offered to share her dwin from a formation which attacked tiling supply of the yellow green fsahiii airdrome on Bougainville solution Twenty Japanese fighters inter Physicians praised her gcner ccpted and 3 of them were shot osily but said they had so little j that dividing it would help neither I wcntyfour enemy ba IR c s child Results of the drug in were strafed and dispersed by a Gcncans case will not be known niKhtriymi Catalma bomber for several more days they said i RUSSIANS HAVE GATEWAY TO capture of Melitopol by the Russians gives them the kov to the re cjtpture of the Crimean peninsula and coupled with the drive from the north at Krivoi Uog threatens to entrap of Germans defciutinjr the Crimea Shaded area is Germanheld territory with the battle lines of Anjr and of Sept showing the progress of the last 2 months of the Russian offensive that started Jtilv 12 ;