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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1943, Mason City, Iowa D C P A P f V f N T NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Associates Prtss and United Press full MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 28 1943 New Landing by Allies Reported by Jap Radio CITE AT TACK ON MONO IN NORTH SOLOMON ISLES Relentless Air Strikes Against Rabaul and Kahili Are Continued By The Associated Press A new allied landing operation in the northern Solomons vas an nounced by the Japanese radio Thursday while Gen Douglas MacArUiur reported a continuance of relentless aerial strikes against Habaul and Kahili the disintegrat ing centers of enemy air power in the southwest Pacific An unconfirmed broadcast in England from Tokyo said allied forces landed early Wednesday on Mono Treasury Island 20 miles southwest of Shortlund Is land Attacking Nipponese naval planes claimed the sinking of 1 American warship and the dam aging of another Admr William F Halseys south Pacific command made no men tion of landing operations or dam ages although acknowledging Treasury Island was hit during raids on neighboring Kahili Kara andBallale airdromes Signilicart ly naval censors permitted front line dispatches to say that Trea sury was defended by Japanese artillerymen prepared to guard the sea lanes approaching Bougainville to the northwest Halseys Solomons air force has poured 500 tons of bombs on Bou gainville and Ballale in 4 days Meanwhile MacArthurs flyers smashed 58 more enemy planes on the ground and in he air over Kabau Monday Fortythree oth ers were severely daniaKed bring ing the toll of enemy aircraft de stroyed or damaged at the big wcw Britain base since Oct 12 to a25 planes The central Pacific seemed ripe for new American offensive ac tion to keep advances in line with progress in both north and south Pacific theaters Assistant Navy Secretary Kalph Bard predicted more car rier task force raids and even landings lo draw the Japanese navy out of hiding And in Hon olulu the Pacific Heel com Chester Aimitz declared allied victory in the Pacific was now tainty American liberator bomoers supporting Chinese fighters on the Report Nazis Have Begun Evacuating War Material Frdm Norway Stockholm UP Heavilyrein forced German troops barred all traffic across the Norwegian Swedish frontier Thursday and press reports said the tiazis have begun a wholesale evacuation of industrial plants and war material from Norway to the reich The German occupation thorities closed the frontier Wed nesday night after moving large forces to purportedly was ofdered to fa cilitate a new search tor anti nazi elements in Norwav The Norwegian press service in Stockholm reported the German move to strip Norway of all avail able industrial equipment All industrial expansion in Norway definitely has been halted the agency said adding that the Germans were shipping machine parts and building ma terials principally metal lo Ger many Five big power plants on which construction was started some time ago to provide more than 500000 kilowatts of electric en ergy for new aluminum remain unfinished the agency said In addition the Germans were reported shipping home increas ing quantilies of war materials trucks and other semimilitary equipment held their garrisons in Norway for a cer e Salween front bombed Teric chung advance Japanese base in Tuesday and others rocked the freight yards at Hai IndoChina with S3 tons of bombs Mitchell medium bomb ers sank a transport and 2 tank off Fine Paid by Operator of Iowa Club Des Moines A fine of Sl was paid Wednesday by H Ward Benson Des Moines dinner club operator who recently was found guilty by a district court jury of a charge of keeping liquor where beer is sold Benson also paid a S300 fine for Charles De vore former bartender at the club who was found guilty with Ben son COAST DIMOUT WILL BE ENDED Will Be Less Stringent Washington dimou which has been in effect in coastal towns and cities since the spring of 1942 to help the battle against submarines will end Nov 1 A less stringent and strictly voluntary to servc replace it The brownout sponsored by the war production board the pe troleum and solid fuels adminis trations and the office of de fense transportation was urged on the entire nation to save elec tricity coal other fuel and in directly manpower Failure to join in the brown out officials warned might mean 1 new dimout of nonessential lighting everywhere Announcement thai the dim out along the Atlantic Pacific and gulf coasts will end next week was made Wednesday night by the war and navy departments and other government agencies The reason success of the antisubmarine warfare which has driven the wolfpacks from the coasts and removed for the present the need to darken cities However authorities warned all cities now subject to the dim out to be ready to plunge back into darkness if ordered to do so by their respective sea fron tier commanders Such orders would be issued only on the re sumption of coastal Uboat ac tivity CONCERNED BY SENATE DEBATE Connaliy Resolution Is Cabled to Hull By JACK BELL Washington thai the text of the Connally postwar peace resolution has been cabled to Secretary of State Hull in Mos cow underscored growing admin the text as ap foreign relations When buying a pack of ciffarets contribute 5c to Cijrarcts for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas lengthy senate debate atean unfavorab abroad Chairman Connally DTexas told this reporter Hull had beer furnished with proved by the committee and said he supposed it had been discussed at least in formally by officials attending the tripartite conference of for eign ministers Connally called it unfortunate that indications point to a week or more of additional senate de bate on the proposal The resolu tion now in its 4th day of discus sion would pledge the United States to join with free and sov ereign nationsin international au thority with power to prevent ag gression It is most unfortunate Con nally said that while the confer ence is proceeding those who arc seeking changes in the resolution are prolonging debate and creat ing the impression in Moscow that there is a real division over this matter when there is none Senator Pepper one of a group seeking to amend the resolution to provide for specific use of military force in suppres aggression declared he would resist an early vote in the hope that public sentiment would force strengthening of the pro posal Pepper told the senate Wednes day he considered the Connally measure so ambiguous in its terms hat he considered it of little help to Hull What can our poor secretary of staie agree to in Moscow in ihe ibsence of an expression by the senate he demanded What could our president say in the ab sence of a sentiment as expressed by the senate istration concern Thursday that night mpiession ALLIES PUSHING NEAR NEW NAZI FRONT IN ITALY Engineers Put Bridges Across Trigno River Under Heavy Shelliire By XOIAXD NORGAARD Allied Headquarters Algiers fP American troops stabbing high up the valley of the upper Volturno river have driven a deep salient into the enemys lines northwest of Kaviscaninu while 8th army engineers threw bridges across the Trigno river under heavy shellfire allied headquar ters announced Thursday Enemy resistance xvas re ported jelling alone the entire front as the 2 allied armies punched doggedly forward over rough countryside m o w i n K down 1 strong outpost after an other and approaching the new German main lines At the Adriatic end of the front Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys headquarters announced that British troops hail firmly securer a bridgehead over the Trigno riv er despite sharp and continuous enemy fighting to wipe out his position on the northwest banks In the face of what was official ly termed extremely accurate artillery bombardment 8th armj engineers continued to throw ne bridges across the stream Artillery fire also was intense to the soulliuest on the 8th army front where 8th army units in a 4mile drive from the last previ ouslyannounced positions cap tured the town ot Torella Del San mo 9 miles northwest ot Cumpo basso and Mafalda 7 miles north west of Montecilfone and near the southeast bank of the Trigno The Berlin radio in a broad cast recorded in London by Reu ters said that Montcfalcone along with Torells Del Saniiio and Mon lemitro also had been abandoned by the Germans The town of Caslelmauro S mites southwest of Palata was taken by 8th army units after a relatively smallscale but ex tremely bitter battle in which the British advanced a mile and a half beyond their former line Still farther south the Germans employed harassing tactics against IS COLONEL AT 23 Ion don of the armys youngest lull colonels Col Lhesley Peterson 23 of Salt Lake tty has been named head of the 3th air force thunderbolt fighter squadron the army announced Thursday vital beyond Bojano along the main inland road toward Iscrnia The nazis employed both me dium and field artillery to hinder the thrust of the American troops m the central and right sectors of the oth army front LtGcn Mark W Clarks troops however attacked and drove the Germans from more important high ground along both sides of the volturiio and widened the base of their salient by taking Riardo 9 miles southwest of naviscaiiina and 11 miles northwest of Capua The trains left the Americans of the 5lh army and Ihe Cana dians and British on the left of the army still short of the main mountain defense line to ward which the Germans are slowly withdrauinc The difficulty of the advance was indicated by the communique tram Gen Dwight D Eisenhowers headquarters which said enemy positions strongly held cover all mam approaches and have lo be dealt with in detail As far as is indicated in offi cial rcparts the 8th army has driven across the Trigno only in the immediate area of the rivers mouth With the Mediterranean virtual ly cleared of enemy shipping and the German air force apparently too weak and ton far nwiv to at tempt further raids on noVth Af rican ports the northwest African coastal air force has transferred its activity largely to the Adriatic Numerous losses have been in flicted in the past few weeks on German shipping creeping from port to port on he Italian and Jugoslav sides of that sea Hunt 2 Suspects in Slaying of Girl 19 Pougrhkeepsie X Y tnnamed suspects were sought Thursday in the slaying of a prcUy 19 year old student army nurse who was beaten to death with 3 rocks and her body left n a clump of bushes on a dcs olate field The victim was Lu cille Elizabeth Lawrence of Lis on N Y County Medical Exam ner Howard Carpenter said the girls head was crushed but Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Not quite so cold Thursday night and Friday 00 olll forenoon Lowest temperature I pending a more complete cxami nation declined to say whether she had boon criminally assaulted Bandit Takes and Leaves Unsigned IOU Chicago bandit who held up Mrs lona Lundin a clerk in a dry cleaning shop counted the money she surrendered from the cash box Then he handed Mrs Lundin an I O U note for the amount But he left without signing it Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Thursday night in Mason City Iowa Not quite so cold Thursday night and Friday forenoon Minnesota Slightly warmer south east and little change in tem perature remainder of state Thursday night and Friday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 53 Minimum Wcdnesdav night M At 8 a m Thursday 2G YEAR AGO iUaxirnum 43 Minimum 3 Committee Opposes U S Sales Taxes Washington lTi The house ways and means committee Thursday rejected all proposals for a national retail sales tax and thereby virtually completed ac tion on a general lax bii with only about of new revenue in sight The administration had asked in new taxes The committee action Thursday was in line with vigorous admin istration objection to retail vales taxes The CIO had given warnina that if a retail sales tax was en acted labor would demand pro portionate wage increases The rejection or the sales principle came after the commit tee voted down a mution by Rep resentative Robertson DVa to impose 10 per cent lew with cost of living exemption certi ficates and a ban against using a sales more than any other compelling parity prices and making wage determi nations Chairman Dotighton DN Car told newspapermen This ends the sales tax as far as this bill is facturers wholesale retail or any other sort or sales tax Doughlon declined to give news men the size or the vole against the sales levy within the 25 mem ber committee Robertson made his proposal as a war time measure lo be term inated at the cud of hostilities While the house may avoid a battle on the sales tax issue there still was a prospect Ihe tax would be proposed vhen the revenue bill reaches the senate Consists ot Two Ono FINGERPRINTS ARE ADMITTED Use at Nassau Marks British Court Precedent By E V JONES Nassau Bahamas Justice Sir Oscar Bedford Daly admitted into the records of the Bahamas supreme court Thursday the disputed fingerprint evidence with which the crown seeks to convict Alfred De Marigny of the murder of wealthy Sir Harry Oakes Attorneys said lie ruling that lifted fingerprints could be used in a criminal estab lished an empirewide precedent lor British courts The justice held thai the fingerprint in question may be admitted and that it is up to the jury to decide the weight of the evidence Chief Defense Counsel Godfrey Higgs attempted to knockout the vital print the keystone of the crowns case against the slain mil lionaires soninlaw because Capt James O Barker American investigator testified he lifted the impression from a bcdscrccn which stood in the death mom Barker explained he raised 2 prints onto adhesive rubber One which he said uns impression of De Marigny s right little fineer was offered in evidence became German Retreat in Russia Reported Turning Into Rout SCHWEINFURT FACTORIES IN RUINSfactories m the German city of Schweinfiirt ballbearing man ufacturingcenter 500 miles inside Bavaria lie in ruins aft er the big raid of Oct 14 by flying fortresses Targets in the city bombed with deadly precision are KugeUacheiFabnken A G plant Star plan and bachs plant Sixty fortresses wrr Wt the raid Lewis Rejects Compromise Plan Pit Stoppages Spread wage dispute as work stoppages continued to spread in he f elds The united mine workers president advised district UMW I res dents by telegram thai he sidered he WLB plan for ap proving a minimum S1121 a day earnings increase in the Illinois contract to be ihc equi valent of a reduction in the basic wage rate Lewis telegram read order to it was plainer confusion indicated by many inquiries I ad vise rs follows In rejecting the negotiated Illinois agreement and recommending the substitution i its own formula the war labor the white house would delay the actual certification until at leas sundown A furtliur grace period and pos sibly an appeal to the men by the prcitdcnl may precede a presi dcntial order of seizure Beyond print which ihe Utiami officer said was left by De Marignvs left little finger In the cagelike prisoners dock De Marigny grimaced as the chief justice made his pronouncement then smiled Chief Defense Counsel God frey Jljgrs whose dramatic at tack against admission of the evidence threw the case into confusion put his hand his check and leaned his elbow on the counsels table Jurors whispered among them selves asked to see the finger print and it was handed to him by Barker Higgs and Leonardo Heeler in vestigation expert cmplovccl bv the defense studied the lifted fingerprint while De Marigny stared at them His face was flushed Barker told the chief justice that for the record only the lifted mprcssion of the number 5 finger the right little finger Aould be offered inevidencc He added that lie also has a print from the number 10 finder the eft little finger Higgs had attacked the evidence with the statement There is no irint on Ihe screen now He said the court had only Barkers un corroborated testimony that the rint came from Ihe surface of Ilic bcdscvccn an earlier I board WLB DROPS DEAD WHILE HUNTING Charles City liP Fred Vcr milya li prominent Charles City businessman dropped dead from a heart attack pheasant hunting Thursday FREE TO SERVICEMEN Waterloo The Blackhawk county Bar Association voted Wed nesday to give free consultation to any man in the service his wife or other dependents should any workers of the asking the mi nation to accept a reduction in their basic hourly rate The existing basic hourly rale is SI an hour for 7 hours work or sr a day The war labor board pro poses rate of S812i for a work day of Rij hours or an hourly rale if ents pei lnm ceptancc of this plan would im pose a wjigo reduction on the mine workers of the nation amountK p pc hom John L Lewis Lewis contention that the WLB proposals amounts to a basic Ciit was based on formula hours dividing S8I21bv a 125 divided by SS equals He then contrasted it with the present basic wage S7 lor a 7 hour day or an average of 51 an hour the difference being a 4i cents His message did not go into anv distinctions between the present production day of 7 hours and the contemplated 8i hour day pro vided in the proposed contract lo cover certain underground travel one attempt to press claims against them creditor tiniu with pay Meanwhile additional work stoppage marked the passing of WLB s for ending wildcat strikes in the oft coal fields A survey in widely scattered coal states indicated more than were idle Wednes day the mimbe r out was esti mated at 48000 The unstable situation is ex pected to prevail at least until the policy committee meeting of the unilcd mine workers on Mondav UMW President John L Lewis telegraphed a summons to the committee Thursday without making any new open move to send idle miners back to work The war labor board is ex pected to certify the wildcat strikes to President Roosevelt late Thursday or Friday presumably as a prelude to government seiz ure of the affected workings The board set a deadline of Thursday morning for strikers to return to work The mechanics of checking that liie routine is uncertain Sec retary Ickes has told friends he would not willingly accept the custodianship he mines again as lie did last broader authority to deal with the mineis An alternative possibil ity is that the president may turn the whole job of coal production over to tilt army The reaction of themselves to the the miners war labor boards proposal for settling the coal wage problem was not im mediately certain The number of striking miners showed a net increase but the picture early Thursday was loo spotty to be conclusive I Lewis himself kept silent and i was not expected to speak primi the policy meeting UMW ciri clcs wore extremelycritical id i the WLBs suggested solution cif i thecoal wage situation The WLB j said it could approve SII a day increase The miners askeci and Truck Collide Cedar Rapids persons were dead Thursday and a 3rd NAZI DEFENSES IN SOUTH FRONT FALLING APART Red Tanks Infantry Are Pouring Into Area West of Melitopol TinIJVITED PRESS The German rctrenl in Rttssiu was turning into a rout Thursday with enemy defenses falling apart between Uiu lower Dnieper and the sea of Azov The enemys linos on the south ern extreme of the Ukrainian front west or Melitopol followed those of the Dnieper river bulge to the north in collapse when the red army plunged forward in the newest phase of the offensive lo trap possibly a million German troaps Russian armored forces were storming across t h e iVogaisk steppes toward the Perckop isth mus to close the land connection In Ihe Crimea Nazi troops fled before them in frantic attempts to escape A breakthrough ear ned the Husriians at least miles across the steppes and pift their advance elements only 50 miles from the red army forces lighting at Krivoi Hog in the Dnieper bulge Thus the breakthrough below the western turn of the Dnieper became a I w oprongecl drive aimed at reaching the isthmus on the south and the Dnieper itself on Hie northwest Above the bend of the river in the bulge Krivoi Hog great min ing center was the key lo the eu tiru situation and its fall appeared imminent Seizure of the city would send the red army plung ing southward toward Ihe Dnie per closing a sack on perhaps 500000 enemy troop Move Into Flanks of fleeing Nazis M o s c o w Russian I a n k nmts and strong advanced infan try forces louring into the des ert steppe west ot Melitopol Thursday have seized all the little roads crisscrossing the area and arcmoving rapidly into the Hanks of ihe fleeing Germans One column was moving south from Akimovka 14 miles lielow Melitopol along the rail road he Cdmci which was already within striking ilis lancc Another group was just south of Nikopol manganese mining town moving up to meet another fora iiKiving souihiveilvvarcl upon Hit town within the Dnieper river elbow T li e breakihrongh between Zaooimhe and the sea of Azov has already recaptured upwards of 300 square miles south of the Dnieper and there is only a shred of German line falling back to was in critical condition the i nittilmuts 01 tnccKing ttalph A Lanca Ihe situation preparing the cloeurector has been imcntf and nanaing a visit to I rank of colonel result of a collision south of here Wednesday night between their car and a truck Mrs Fred fianda anil Mrs Mary Rubek both of Cedar Rapids died of injuries shortly after reaching a hospital and Mrs Rancias hus band remained in critical condi tion at a lale hour The truck driver William Bremciof South Haven Minn was less seriously injured Morgenthau Sells War Bonds to U S Troops Cairo S Secretary of Treasury Henry Morgenthau Jr visited the post exchange of the U S air force headquarters here Thursday and sold S500 worth of war bonds to American troops LANCASTER IS ADVANCED DCS Moines Gen Charles H Grahl state director of selective service said he was notified Thursday that Lt Col Ralph A Lancaster assistant GEUM AXS IX K K T R K A White arrow indicates Russian offensive movement before which the Germans were rc Iiortccl fi he falling back toward a BUK river defense line black Black arrows indicate Russian threat to Krivoi Roc next bis objective on the southern front tvt the Gcr manrcporfcd Russian tlirust west of Krichcv in the Mocilcv i advanced to the sector Shaded area is German effective Oct 27 lirW ;