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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 2, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP or ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHIORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 2 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE REDS CONTINUE GAINS TAKE SUMY Japs NIPPON ADMITS GERMANS FAIL Wil1 Increase Ration Points mrnUDDnulCt f or Creamery Butter From 10 MJMrKUWIJt to 12 Points a Pound Sunday WITH DENMARK ATTACK CAUSED SOME DAMAGE Washington Thinks Raid May Have Been Feint to Cover Another Thrust By The Associated Press Official silence hid develop ments Thursday in the American seaair assault on Marcus Island in Japans home waters less than 1200 miles from Tokyo but Im perial Japanese headquarters ac knowledged some damage and said 160 U S bombers and fight ers joined in the raid An enemy communique broad cast from Tokyo said defenders of the strategic outpost suffered casualties as the American air plane carrier task force rained Ions of bombs and shells on the island early Wednesday and it admitted damage to ground in stallations and grounded Japanese planes The communique said 12 U S planes were shot down i On the heels of a navy spokes mans latest statement Wednes day that the expedition against Marcus had been scheduled to strike on Sept i and was pre sumably in progress Wash ington speculated that the raid may have been a feint to cover some highly important thrust similar to the Japa nese feint at Dutch Harbor Alaska to mask a heavier blow at Midway in June 1942 It also was considered possible however thai the attack may have been preparingthe wayimoccu pation Although the island is a mere dot on the less than 2 miles long and only of a mile wide it could serve a valuable outpost to jab at the en emys vital lines of supply in the southwest Pacific Resistance at Hit Germany So Far Kesistance at p A u n i Salamaua Crumbling m KAh Reveals AUTOGRAPH ILANECoverecl with hundreds of wok crs signatures the 2000th Douglas sky train cargo trans port rolls trom the production line at Long Beach Cal Some signers added personal comment barges and small supply boats between VelJa Lavella and Ko lombangara Surface and airforces also en joyed good hunting in the sea supply channels near Salamaua I Kcw Guinea The motor torpedo boats recently sank 12 supply barges and the comimmicfue Thursday told of 10 others de stroyed by low flying Mitchells along New Britains south coast across the Vitiaz strait from New Guinea Above New Britain new at tacks were made on a Japanese destroyer and an 8000ton mer chantman off New Ireland It is in the same sector where other planes recently have bombed a cruiser a destroyer and several mediumsized cargo ships By WILLIAM F BONI Allied Headquarters In The Southwest Pacific Tile coast al jaw of a slowly closing allied pincers pressed nearer the Sala maua New Guinea airdrome from the southeast Thursday as Japanese defenses cracked A spokesman for Gen Doug las MacArthur characterized the enemys crumbling resistance as rearguard an indication that the Japanese ire giving way On the coast below the air drome and the Francisco river mouth the Japanese for some time have been holding out on the western end of Roosevelt ridge at its junction with Scout which runs northeast from that point Latest reports indicate that the Americans have skirted ene my pilboxcs and foxholes sent the main spearhead along Scout ridge and assigned another force to eliminate the virtually sur rounded Japanese at that point Out of the mountains and alone the south bank of the Francisco river hard bitten Australians have reached a point within 2 miles possibly less the rivers mouth The river flows south of the longsouth airdrome into Bay cm bay North of Ihe river consider able activity indicated that the Japanese after the first shock of finding the allies driving in from above as well as below the airstrip now are making a determined effort o hold posi tions The Japanese are report ed making small local counter attacks in that sector against Australians entrenched on Kila Ridge In the Solomons there was some basis for believing he Japanese emulating their garrison which pulled out of Kiskain the Aleu tians have evacuated Santa Isa bel island with its seaplane base at Rekata bay Liberator pilots returning from a raid Monday on that base northeast New Geor gia reported that for the first time no antiaircraft fire was en countered Santa Isabel has been out flanked by American occupation of both New Georgia and Vclla Lavclla islands But there was no indication of Japanese intention to yield Kolombangara now sand wiched between those 2 occu pational forces Thursdays com munique reported destruction by American PT boats and planes London UR royal force bomber command announced Thursday night that 96000 tons of bombs had been dropped on Germany since the beginning of 1943 including 11000 tons on Hamburg Liner Gripsholm Sails to Exchange Prisoners and Cargo With Japs WASHINGTON The liner Gripsholm sailed Thursday for Mormugao Portuguese East In dia to meet a Japanese ship for exchange of passengers and car NO LIMITATIONS ON SLAUGHTER More Meat Indicated for Use of Civilians IVashiiiifton TWilh imprece ullmsn relu dented numbers ot livestock fat Thursday said Danish Prime Minister Declines Offer to Boost Points on 4 Types of Canned Fruit Stockholm Hi E r i c Scuve nius Danish prime minister who resigned us post when Germany clamped a military dictatorship on Denmark last weekend has declined an offer by the nazis to form a new government Danish refugees said Thursday Scavcnius 1 ot the few Dan ish political leaders to escape ar rest following Sundays bloody re volt had been asked to head a new cabinet by Gen Hermann von Hannecken nazi military dic tator Other members of the cabinet who resigned in a body with Scavenius refused even to meet the Germans to discuss the situation the refugees reported V Von Hannecken is expected to explore further the possi bility of establishing a Danish government He is reported to be anxious to have the Danes handle the civil affairs of the country with the nazis retaining the power through martial law to punish saboteurs and sup press disorders tened for early slaughtering the SjftSSBfr SuSWBSS SSS WFA lifted until Oct a tosssss rnnciimnf VITI save the reciuire fctlcrallyinspeeteLi go consumption mcnt that slaughterers set aside petcent of their weekly beef production for armed forces and war essen tial output The meaning according to WFA For the next 2 months meat ration coupons should be sood anywhere in the country The order followed publication of a department of agriculture forecast that 1943 food production would run 5 per cent higher than last years record harvest This overall figure was pre dicted despite an estimated 9 per cent decline in food crops which the WFA said would be more than offset by production of 24 billion pounds of beef and increased chicken and egg production Meat quotas were instituted during low production months to assure sufficient quantities lor the armed forces and export needs as wel as an equal distri bution of the civilian supply Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from jour GlobeGazette carrier boy VOLUNTEER of the ncarlv 1000 volun teer workers who turned out on a recent weekrnrl to clean locomotives and relieve a shortage of help on British rail roads Csome 300 engines were cleaned Danish refugees rriving here was apparent von Hannecken is striving to a compromise with the 10 day no Geimsn soldiers were n r f rl VI i J ap peared to be diminishing under the rigid controls set up by the Germans Sabotage was said lo be con tinuing though on a scale smaller than that of a week ago and in dustrial slowdowns were reported prevalent throughout the country despite all German efforts to speed lip production Several refugees reported that the Germans bad ended strikes at Helsingncr and Elsi nore Monday by threatening to shoot every 10th worker Other refugees reaching Swed en in steadily fewer numbers said they had difficulty in getting through the German patrols They added thai the Germans shoot at boats which fail to turn back to Denmark and 1 Dane related the nazi plane pilots even shot refu gees who had readied Swedish territorial waters So far hns given asy lum to nearly 500 Danes all of whom are regarded as political refugees One refugee asserted that while Von Hanncckcn was in control of the military diilaliusliip Warner Best German minister to Den mark was still at the head of Ihe civil authority He said that Dan ish newspaper editors who had been placed under arrest were re to resume strict nazi leased and allowed operations under censorship only after they had reed to follow Bests instruc tions if if Von Hannecken s reported ai tcmjit lo win over Savccnius followed by a few hours the resignation of Johau C W Kruse from his post as Danish minister to Sweden Krusc declared that a constitutional government had ceased to exist in Denmark with the advent of Ihc German mili tary dictatorship His announcement made at a press conference in Slockboh Wednesday night was considered significant by Danes hoping to form an exiled government affili ated with the united nations be cause the 62 year old minister is a personal envoy of Ihe inicrncd King Christian X Kruse said the king as a pris oner of the Germans was unable to perform his constitutional func tions Kruse however declined to say that he was joining the free Danish movement Tavern Sign Free Drinks 6 Blocks East Nebraska City Ncbr sign on Jim Swcanys tavern rcid I something like this I See Table on Page 9 T bLlUei will Ko up 2 red ration points a pound Sunday and the ration value of 35 cuts of fresh meat will be reduced 1 or 2 pomls The office of price administration said Thursdav it is boosting creamery butter from 10 lo 12 points a pound becausc pro duction is 5 per cent below esti mates and the decline is steadily i n e v e a s i n g butter will be tut from 10 to i points a pound in an ef fort lo get more of it to market Under the OPA revision ull lamb am mutton with the ex ception of breast and flank and some variety meats are re duced 1 iioint most bacon cuts 2 points and a few other types of pork 1 point Beef rib cuts roasts and steak anil sirloin steaks are lowered 1 ration Point f V f All changes are effective Sun See Table on Pase 14 Washington The office of price administration Thursday or dered the bluestamp ration value of 5 types of canned fruit boosted effective Sunday in an attempt to slow down shoppers demands The agency made point changes in 21 food up and 8 the result of a survey of the demand and available supplies of canned and processed foods All the changes fo into effect Sunday Canned fruits especially cranberries peaches apples anil been Koine off dealers shelves too rapidly OPA said and new packs of these items are runninc below the figures of a year afto V H fixed the ration value of No 2 large size canned apples at 10 points an increase of 3 16 oz cranberries at 10 points up 2 No 21i peaches at 27 points up 4 and No 2i pears at 21 points up 6 The same order returned dried prunesraisins and currants to the ratioh listafter a summer vaca tibnr ITKeywerd valued at 4 blue points a Last March prunes raisins andcurrants were 20 points a pound but they were mode rationfree during the hot weather so stocks could be sold out before they spoiled Point values were raised for canned and bottled beans pump kin and squash Other types ot canned shelled green wax and fresh soy were reduced probably because fresh vegetables now are in de mand 2 K 3C Frozen fruits and vegetables went up and OPA said the supply is still far below the buying demand It explained a fairly sharp and general up ward point revision is necessary in order to syphon off some of the demand into other foods in larger supply V Some of the point reductions and increases OPA said were made to speed or to slow sates of certain can sizes which arent bal ancing with the same products packed in other sizes For ex ample the point value of No 2i can tomatoes was reduced wlijle other tomato siycs remained un changed Dried beans peas or lentils were cut because of increased produc tion and a corresponding increase in the allocation to civilians The group reduced from 4 to 2 points a pound for dried beans and to 1 point a pound for dried peas or lentils Dried soybeans nnd black eyed peas are rationfree Following are the new ration values all effective Canned or bottled footls 2 apples 10 points 1G 07 cranberries 10 points No 2b peaches 27 points No 2 pears 21 points 2 fresh shelled beans including blackeye peas 10 points 2 green or wax beans 10 points No 2 fresh soy bcans 5 points No 2 canned and bottled beans baked beans pork and beans kidney beans dr 18 points Ao 2 becis t points No 2 car rots 8 points fvo pumpkin or squash 21 points No 2i toma toes 21 points Frozen foods One pound all fruits nnd berries 12 points 12 ounces green or wx i beans 9 points 12 ounces limn beans 9 points 10 ounces cut corn 9 points 12 ounces peas ft points 14 ounces spinach 12 points Dried foods One pound prunes raisins and currants 4 points 1 pound beans 2 points 1 pound peas and lentils 1 point Estimating meat supplies will be 7 per cent larger in Septem ber than in August OPA said lamb production is higher than advanced estimates and pork sup Plies are expected to be about 13 per cent above August but beef supplies will increase only slightly This meat supply increase is insufficient to permit substantial reductions in all meat point values but the distribution of meat short ages throughout country is ex pected to become more equal thus minimizing the danger of tem porary acute shortages in local areas OPA said The purchasing power of meatfats stamps in September will be a little larger than In August bees use the decrease In meat than cancels the higher ration cost of creamery butter Only one type of increased in point value No change is made in ho number of points needed for lard shortening cheese or cooking oils and fats On Kosher meat items all fore saddle cuts of lamb nnd mutton and lamb patties are reduced 1 point Teninch and 7inch beef rib steaks and roasts also are cut a poinl as well as some variety cuts of veal and beef Canned fish products which con tain more than 20 per cent of ra tioned spread fish pastes on the point table for lie 1st time at 12 points a pound Following are the new meat am butter point values a pound rib steaks 10 points 7inch rib steaks 11 points sirloin steaks II points 10inch cut ribstanding roasts 9 points inch cut ribstanding roasts 10 points brains 1 point heart 3 points tongue short cut i points 1 point heart 4 points sweetbreads 8 points tongvic 4 nninU l point tongue 3 points 1 point liver 3 points tongue 3 point butter 12 points farm or country butter 6 ponts process butter 4 points Canned contain ing more than 20 per cent ot ra tjoned canned fish 12 points biiyinK a pack of ciffarcls contribute iic lo Cinarcts for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas KITH SUCKOW SPEAKER Hawardcn lPi Ruth Suckow Out of of f Ccdar Falls wellknown Iowa drinks fi r frcc lhc sllcsl caThe Missoun nver is 6 1 anniversary celebration Sept 12 Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Showers late Thurs day niahl and Friday forenoon no decided change hi tempera ture Iowa Scattered showers in the northwcsi portion T h u r s d a y afternoon in the north portion Thursday night and in the northeast portion Friday fore noon cooler in he extreme west warmer in the cast and central portions Thursday night cooler Ftiday forenoon Minnesota Scattered showers Thursday nigh and in extreme east portion Friday forenoon Cooler Friday forenoon and in west and north portions Thurs day nisht IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Wednesday 7H Min Wednesday night 4R At 8 a m Thursday 61 YEAR AGO Maximum RK Minimum 67 LESSOV primary reason for the Danish hatred of nazis that has suddenly over flowed into serious rioting strikes sabotage and onen fiKht iuK is pictured above This Ger man soldier is pictured dcpart imv home un furlough laden with Danish pork butter and other foodstuffs scarce in Ger many The nazis systematically looted occupied Denmark of most of its resources This photo was copied from an axis newspaper Allied Invasion Fleets Massing Germans Assert Bv EDWARD D BALL London LV Iu a series of nervous broadcasts axis radio commentators declared Thursdav that the allies were massing vast invasion armadas both in the Mediterranean and in Britain for a 2directional continental assault which might be sprung at anv moment X Whether based on fact or fancy or in the hopes of gican ins information on allied plans the sudden spurt in the enemys invasion speculation betrayed his uneasiness over what the immediate future will briiiR The imzicontrolled Paris ra dio gave considerable attention to reports from La Linea Spain tell ing of the presence at Gibraltar of 2 battleships 4 aircraft car riers 20 cruisers 48 destroy ers and 45 merchantmen At the same a military commentator of the German news agency DNB asserted in a Berlin broadcast that it cannot be de nied that the AiisloSaxon have succeeded in assembling a fjreal flotilla consisting of transport and landing craft lor their plans in the Mediterranean In another broadcast the Paris Elation said oious force that was 2nd amphi assembling in Britain and that the moment approaching when an A n g 1 o American invasion armada will cross the channel and disembark its armies on the French coast Two gigantic armies will come to grips ii the near fu the broadcast added and Frenchmen will witness far more vicious battles than any thing experienced in 1940 Al lied air attacks on French towns have only been a fore taste of things to come Earlier this week Berlin came out for the first time with an as sertion Ihal Gorman troops were being withdrawn from Ihc Hus sinn Iroiit to meet the allied in vasion threat in the Mediterrane an and western Europe This appeared to bc more of an attempt to discourage allied invasion plans for the best infor mation in London was that in stead of reinforcing troops in western Europe the Germans may well have been diverting them from France and ihc low coun tries to Italy Denmark and the Balkans RECOVERING FROM DCUVS Vinton being res cued by his mother from a blazing chicken house Richard Smitt kamp 6 was recovering Tlunvday from second degree burns When the doorway was blocked bv flames the mother MIS Car saved her tjoy tnroush a window tier eyebrows and hair were singed LISICHANSK IN DONETS AREA IS ALSO CAPTURED Germans Apparently Fear Another Debacle Like That of Taganrog London red army forces pushing the Germans back all along the Rus sian front in 1 their most suc cessful weeks of the war captured the important Ukrainian town of Sumy ami ihc middle Donets town of Lisichansk Thursday and drove the nazis out of the entire Kursk region north of Kharkov Moscow announced Thursday night A special communique broad cast by the Moscow radio and recorded by the soviet Monitor announced he capture of Li sichansk ami many other popu lated points in the Donets basin Earlier Premier Joseph Stalin had issued a special order of the day telling of the liberation of Sumy a vital rail center about 100 miles northwest of Khar kov South of Bryansk the communi que said the Russians captured tver 130 populated places in ad lilion to Sumy The district cen ter of Grushkovo in the Kursk fell to the advancing Rus sians Thus ihe Kursk region is com pletely freed from German fascist invaders said Die war bulletin The special order was the 4th to be issued by Premier Joseph StaVin in 4 days as the Russians rolled the German forces back along the BOO mile front from the Smolensk Moscow road to the shores of the Sea of Azov The capture of Sumy a vital rail center carried the Red army within 185miles of Kiev in its westward drive across the north ern Ukraine The special order broadcast iy the Moscow radiu and re corded here by the Soviet Moni tor said the Russian divisions involved in the fighting for Ihc liberation of Sumy would be called Sumy divisions hereaf ter lo commemorate the suc cess Fur iie excellent military op erations and valor I express my gratitude to all troops which par ticipated in the fighting for the liberation of Sumy Stalins or der said The newest gain in the dead center of the sagging nazi front widened and deepened the Rus sian bypass salient north of Pol tava heightening the flanking hazard to the Germans in the Stal ino bulge of the southern Ukraine and strengthening the Russian arc being drawn around Bryansk from the south The victory touched nlf an other 124 cim salute in the Soviet capital where Ihumlcr nK salvoes have signalled the tiuickcnhiK cadence of German reverses since AUK 5 when Orel and Uclgorod fell and on liroiiRb successive victories at Kharkov Izyum Sevsk Rylsk Taganrog Yclnya and DOIOKO bruzh Tlie Germans by liieii1 own ad mission were hastily withdrawing Wednesday from their once strong Donets basin salient in southern Russia presumably in fear of an even greater debacle than the one at Taganrog which the Russians say cost them 41000 troops Berlin military circles attempted to explain away the retreat by telling Swedish correspondents that grcalcr forces were needed in the west to meet an expected allied invasion Hut Moscow communiques told a far different of an avalanche of Russian mili tary power wiepin against and around outfought ami out mniicuvcrcd iinri armies A Russian war bulletin recorded Thursday by the soviet Monitor givins figircs that made Tagan rog lhc greatest single German defeat since Stalingrad said charging red army troops had killed more than 35000 Germans captured 5100 in the final liqui dation of enemy forces encircled west of the sea of Azov port In all 8 nazi divisions totaling 120000 men were routed and mauled by the smashing Russian attack the bulletin said Keeping up the steady pace of enemy attrition Moscow reported Stalins troops Wednesday cut down an additional 6000 of the foe who sot in the way of Russian drives reaching toward Stalino ;