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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1943, Mason City, Iowa DEPART ftrvT 0 f HISTORY AND NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XL1X ASSOCIATED PRESS UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 4 1943 ALLIES TAKE 3 KEY PORTS Concentrated Raid Hits Scarred Berlin HOME EDITION iiiiiir NO 283 BRITISHREPORT 22 CRAFT LOST WITH ASSAULTS Highly Concentrated Attack Occurs in Flaming 20 Minutes London great bom bardment fleet of Lancasters smashed Berlin Friday night from a clear sky casting down 1000 long tons 1120 U S tons of five bombs and howling steel in 20 minutes of attack officially de scribed by the British air ministry as highly concentrated From a night of farranging British air men rode the skies above Jhe Rhineland and beat at enemy Hying fields in France and sowed mines in enemy the British lost 22 bombers f DNB German News Agency reported in a radio broadcast from Berlin that a preliminary count showed that 15 4ongined bombers had been shot clown Tire Berlin raid was the 3rd 11 days but was not on the terrible scale of destructive ness of the 2 that went immedi ately before it But it struck the city already scarred and smoking from attacks that have already thrown upon it more tons of bombs than fell on London in all the long months Report Government Buildings Are Hit Stockholm OF Government buildings in the heart of Berlin were hit in Friday nights heavy RAF bombing dispatches from neutral correspondents in the nazi capital said Saturday The dis patches said the Germans de scribed the raid as obviously 1 of the largest ever undertaken against Berlin of fieiclismarshal Hermann Goer ings attacks and thus had a cumulative effect far beyond the of explosives let loose The loss of British planes an nounced by the air ministry are less than li those of the 2 previ ous and 47 respectively The Bulletin reported that he Berlin raiders encountered thick clouds along the route but said that over the target the shy was clear The assault culminated a day allied aerial activity wich in cluded a fullscale raid by Ameri can flying fortresses upon the CaudronHenault aircraft plant on the outskirts of Paris and attacks by other American units upon 5 nazi air fields in France includ ing A Vichy broadcast recorded by the Associated Press said that many fires still were burning in the Paris suburbs Saturday morn ing following the fortress raid and that casualties included 98 per sons killed and 352 injured The German radio as usual de scribed the attack on Berlin as a terror raid bvit acknowledged that some damage and fires re sulted Bombers dropped bombs over Ihe city and the suburbs said DNB German news agency Once again it was beyond doubt a error attack resi dential quarters hospitals church and other cultural monuments were hit and de stroyed While combatting the fires the Berlin population showed them selves capable of effective and exemplary behavior The Germans also reported that British planes had attacked ship ping during the night in the Ijsselmcer in Holland sinking 1 ship and machinegunning several others Associated Press dispatches from Stockholm meanwhile said that large numbers of foreign war RAF bombers returning from the attack on Ber passed over the southern tip of Sweden during the night drawing the heaviest barrage of the war from Swedish antiair craft batteries One plane was said to have crashed in flames to the summer residence of the crown prince just across the strait from Denmark When buying a pack of cigarels contribute 3c to Cijtarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas Labor Day Travel SellOuts Reported in New York Area New York lot of them stood in the aisled and many of them were mussed up on crowded transportation facilities but it didnt stop thousands of visitors from coming to the big city Satur day for the 3day Labor day holi day Transportation officials and em ployes who reported sellouts on many incoming and outgoing trains braced themselves for the peak of the crush expected Sat urday night Some vail officials however revised previous esti mates and expressed belief the rush would not reach the pro portions of July 4th travel The hotel association of New York was prepared Cov a sellout of rooms and 1 hotel reported its guest overflow broke a 14 year record Thousands jammed dimmedout Broadway Friday night where theaters and movies offered spe cial holiday programs Night clubs were reported doing a heavy busi ness Automobile travel did not ap proach prewar days and the ex planation could be found in the sorry no gas signs at almost 800 service stations in the city Alleviation of a critical gas shortage was promised within 24 hours by officials ot the petrole um administration for war The P A W made it clear hoivever that relief would be slight and temporary and cautioned against unnecessary driving lowan on Flying Fort Attack in France A Fortress Base in England Sgt Lloyd Jordan ot Frederika in Bremen county Iowa was 1 of the crewmen m the flying fortress 8 Ball which participated in a successful bomb ing raid Friday on a nazi repair depot at RomillySurSeine 75 miles from Paris Large Canadian Convoy Arrives in Britain Iuidoii of the largest convoys carrying reinforcements of troops for the Canadian army overseas has arrived safely In a British port it was announced Saturday The contingent 2nd of its size to leave Canada since the 1st division landed In Sicily in oluded men of all arms of Ihe services fit and ready to fight BLUE RIBBON STUFF 153 POUNDSAnd here are IDU pounds of North Iowas prize products The pumpkin is the pride ot F A Renstvom 210 3rd street northeast in his Victory garden at street and Carolina avenue south east and entered by him in the Victory Garden show at the fair grounds Sunday and Monday The girl is the pride of the Curran name is shes at the fairgrounds too No body entered her in competition however She is secretary to the secretary of the North Iowa Fair association and helps hand out the ribbons instead Mr Rcnstroms 3 pumpkins were Ihe 1st entries to arrive at the fairgrounds but by Sunday I0011 s Deadline there will be hun dreds fruits of on other vegetables and display in the Mer chants building Crowds are expected to begin jamming the fairgrounds soon aitcr for the Cerro Gordo 411 Achievement show and Victory garden exposition The grand stand performance gels under way at 2 oclock both Sunday and Monday afternoons and at 8 oclock each evening Lock photo Kaycnay engraving RUSSIANS PUSH NAZIS BACK ON 600 MILE LINE 3 Important German Positions East of Dnieper Threatened London armies gaining momentum in their sum mer offensive were rocking the Germans back on their heels all along a 600 mile front Saturday to threaten 3 of the nazis most important rerouirimg positions east of the Dnieper river A soviet communique broad cast from Moscow announced that the red army had recaptured 400 villages which have been in German bauds since the early days of the Russian campaign in the fall of 1941 Russian troops reported closing in on Stalino German headquarters for he Donets area in the south Konotop vital junction point of the Bry anskKiev railway and Smo lensk hinee of the northcen tral area and jumningoft place for the Germans unsuccessful drive on Moscow A 4th offensive aimed at Bry ansk apparently had slowed down but had not been stopped and only in the Kharkov area did the Russians admit that stubborn German resistance in the shape ol frequent counterattacks had halted the red army without ap preciable A German communique as Russian at tacks in the southern and central sectors of the iront Friday were repulsed after desperate fight ing The nazi war bulletin broadcast by Berlin and recorded by the Associated Press said the Germans destroyed 160 Russian tanks in Fridays fighting The Russian drive reached its heiffht in the Donets area where the red army advanced 9 to 12 miles on the approaches of Stalino I2th largest city in Russia and headquarters for Hitlers southern forces The city fell to the nazi invaders Oct 21 1911 and has been de veloped into a Strom base One Russian spearhead was closing in rapidly on Stalino from the northeast and was reported in the soviet midnight communique to have taken the town of Zuevha only 28 miles from the city The drive in the Donets Basin swept 150 more villages into the Russians bog the midnight com munique said Large stocks ol war material fell into red army hands ami more than 4000 Ger mans were killed in furious fight ing The Russian claims were sub stantiated by the Berlin radio which announced that the Rus sians had opened a large scale of fensive in the Donets Basin and the indications were that ihe nazi commentator was preparing the German public for news of fur ther withdrawals in that area Hear Jef f ers Will Resign Rubber Post Washington UP Rubber Dlrector William M JefTers who was called in 12 months ago fv straighten out the tangled rub ber shunt ion has submitted his resignation to President Roose velt reliable sources reported Saturday letters declined comment bill it Is generally known that he has been anxious o get back to his job as president of the Union Pacific railroad Jeffois who has clashed with many lop government officials in the process of acttinK the synthe tic rubber program going came here at the request of Mr Roose velt last September At that time the shortage of rubber iras one of the nations foremost prob lems According to present estimates the program will be about complete by the end of tliis month and entirely completed by the end of the year Jeffers successor probably will be Col Bradley Dewcv who has been Jeffers right hand man Among the officials with whom Jeffers clashed over priorities were Undersecretary of War Rob ert P Patterson and Secretary of Interior Harold L Ickes tckcs and Patterson sought materials for building highoctane gasoline plants which Jotters contended was needed for synthetic rubber plants Italian Prisoner Is Caught Wanted to Visit Kin in Frisco Poenix Ariz iaturday announced recapture of a 23 year old Italian prisoner of war who said he xvas just try ing to visit relatives in San Fran cisco The prisoner was captured when he stopped a fanner on an isolated road and in broken Eng lish asked the way to San Fran cisco The farmer took him to a neighbor who spoke Italian and discovered the prisoners identity The two farmers notified military police and the prisoner was rc turned to ihe internment camp from which he had escaped WILLIAM M JEFFERS resigning LAD LOSES LIFE IN FARM MISHAP Carroll Korte Falls Under Tractor Wheel Carroll Korte 1i years old ton of Air and Mrs pcd Korte died from his in juries Inte Friday wile he fell from a tractor nnd was run over bv one of the wlccls on the farm of a neighbor The trarior was operated v an older brother Frederick iiic boys father WRS riding on n hayrack Carroll lost balance and fell Ihe front wheel passing over his body ile was taken to a hospital at Forest Cify and dice upon arrival Besides his parents and borthcr he leaves 2 sister The family lives miles cast of Woden Funeral arrangements were not completed Saturday morning DIES IN OFFICE Ucs Moiiics D An shcr widely known DCS Atones attorney died of a heart attack in his office Ansher came to the United States from his nilivc Russia us a boy ot 14 worked as n newsboy and in numerous the aters and later was graduated from Die Drnkc university law school REGGIO ALLIES STEP ON ITALYS aixsi on the Eu ropean continent to take the brunt of an allied invasion force is shown on this map ol the toe of the Italian boot British tncl Canadian forces streamed across the Strait of Messina from Sicily to effect Llio landings Arnold Far Bigger Bombers to Aid in Daylight Campaign i Air Drive on Nazis Has No I Priority on American Output By GIADWIN HILL London The American daylight bombing c a m p a i g n against Germany now bos No 1 priority on U S heavy bomber production Gen Henry H Arnold chief of U S army air forces de clared Saturday and it will be intensified in near future with far bigger bombers able it operate in less favorable weather than flying fortresses Arnold said he thought the al lied bombing eventually would brim a simiillineoiis foHnnsi of German war industry anil morale The air chief wrapped up alt questions about the effectiveness of Die campaign with a statement to a press conference that ff the Germans dont stop our allied bombers they wont have any air force left and without any air force they wont be able to continue the the same thing will happen to them as in north Africa and Sicily He concurred that Ilic nazis seemed to be making little ress in stopping the bombers so far The new bombers arc those which Arnold described generally in a recent service magazine ar with over twice the bom lone of a fortress and with heavier guns and longer range He added in response to a question that it was hoped the new bomber would be equipped ivith Vradffcls and instruments so we wont have to keep so many heavy bombers on the crouml because of weather He declared that we are pro gressing with the development of planes crews md technic for the Brhishbascd tactical air force the time comes for the continental invasion he said we will do what the tactical air Corcc in northwest Africa did so bril liantly in Tunisia and Sicily and now is doing in A second front for the Rus sians actually has been cffcclu ated by the 8th air force the ail chief said Even on the Russian front in directly Hitler has been hurt b American bombers in Britain V The luftwaffc has had to pull away more of its 1st line planes essential for any offensive the nazis might have planned against the red army this sum pulled those planes away from Ihe Russian front and sent them west to try to slop Ihe ever mare deeply pene trating fortress raids against vital industrial targets y Properly the Russians have niked their partners to lift some of the pressure off the 8th air force has curtainlj helped The hundreds of Ger fighters our forts have destroyec on the western front arc fighters that will never stop Russia bombers or strafe Russian troops He disclosed that a big part o the bomber force which raidec the Ploesti oil fields Rome and Wiener Neustadt near Vienn were from the 8th air force n of the attacking force against Ploesti Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Sliowcrs Saturday afternoon mid Saturday eve ning cooler Saturday nd Sat urday night rising temperature Sunday forenoon Iowa Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and Saturday night ending Sunday forenoon no important change in tempera ture Minnesota Showers southeast por tion Saturday evening warmer Sunday and north and west por tions Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlubeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 81 Minimum Friday night fift At 8 a m Saturday S5 YKAR AGO Maximum TO Minimum Cerro Goroo countys war streamlined version of the an nual fair gets under way at the North Iowa fairgrounds Sunday for a short 2day run It will reveal the fuJ impact of ra tioning in many ways Rationing of gasoline is ex pected if anything to increase the attendance as Labor day weekend trips are curtailed and entertainment is sought nearer home The Franklin county fair at Hampton 2 weeks ago set a 1day attendance record of 11 000 persons on a Wednesday Other expositions have written like history when favored by the weatherman Gasoline and rubber ration Ing also have done away with the automobile racing which has been one of the featured at tractions at the fairgrounds in other years For the same rea son there will be no open class competition for livestock The 4H Achievement shoiv already has enough entries however to promise a worthwhile visit to Opens Sunday at Fairgrounds for 2 Day Run An Editorial the barns And the 75 babv beeves to be auctioned off Mon day afternoon will bring the usual crowd for that feature Rationing of food will have the effect of enlarging the ex hibits in the horticulture and pantry stores departments In BRIDGEHEAD 10 T015 MILES IN LENGTH SEIZED Push Inland Against Light Opposition Good Progress Made BULLETIN London Algiers radio said Saturday night that Italian authorities have begun measures for evacuating the population from south Italy while on the invaded toe the Italians are surrendering in croups as they did in Sicily Allied Headquarters North and Cana dian invasion troops seized the i key ports of Rcggio Cala iria San Giovanni and Gallico the 1st day of the battle for Italy securing a bridgehead 10 to 15 miles long emd Friday were reported pushing inland igainsl light opposition Gen Sir Bernard I Mont gomerys 8th army landed all aloiiff the Calabrian beach across from Sicily Gen Dwight Eisenhowers headquarters revealed but aimed the heav iest thrusts at Sail Giovanni and KesKio Calabria Taking over Ihuse ports and the usable Heggio Calabria air lield with runway almost a mile Ions the invasion forces swung avouiul in a converging maneuver for a junction at Galileo midway between the big towns Military sources in London said ther whole Italian shoreline on thevstraits of Messina prob ably was in allied hands and the 8th army likely was Striding swiftly along the const roads on either side of theItalian toe The Italian high command re ported the loss of Melito 10 miles southeast of Reggio Calabria and a Berlin broadcast reported a new landing between Melito and Cape Sparttvcnlo 15 miles to the east Axis efforts o impede the invasion advance following the capture of the ports lim ited largely to demolitions The land sea and air bombard ment knocked out enemy gun posts ashore and ihe landing forces easily overran the crumpled positions Throughout the day pood progress made snid a com munique issued here the 1st of talians Are Left Behind by Nazis By The Associated Press The lone mention of German troops in action in Southern Italy came in a Berlin report thai British tanks were cncaK iup Gcrnvui armor north of UCR Calabria and this suggested that once again the nazis were leavinc the hapless Italians to icar the brunt of rcarKuard they did in Kgypt Libya Tripolitania Tu nisia and Sicily ficial account of the invasion since the landing early Friday A naval communique disclosed a force of battleships sup ported the invasion softening the axis defenses in the Caiabrinn coastal area with their 15inch guns The 31000ton British battle ships Warspile and Valiant pound ed the axis positions in the Cape Del Arrni area at Uic southwest ern tip Thursday morning The Nelson ami Rodney previously hart batorcc the Messina Straits shore line KscnrlhiK ships which pro tected the landing and attacked the mainland positions included the cruisers Marititis and Orion the monitors Krclms Roberts and Ahcrcrombie and the de stroyers Quillian Quail and Queens borough fact there is to be a full fledged Victory garden show with not only the precious point saving vegetables on display bui also he flowers so dear to the hearts of the feminine gardeners in particular The canning depart ment also is expected to reflect he boom in well stocked base ment storerooms throughout the country There will be no rationing of entertainment however There will be the usual rides for kid dies and grownups on the mid way and the grandstand show is expected to pack cm in It includes the VVLS Barn Dance troupe witli the Graham West ern riders added to the famous radio entertainers to boost the v visual side of the show Five teams of Boy will run an obstacle course set up in front of the grandstand appear ing on both afternoon and eve ning performances And it you have never seen such a race you have nn enjoyable surprise cominR To top off the bill Ssl and Mrs Leo Alistot will demon strate the pistol marksmanship winch has brought them coun trywide fame and champion ship trophies At 15 paces each of them can shatter discs the size of a 25 cent piece shining at the end of a pendulum and the sergeants breaking of sticks of chalk bristling from the op and sides of his wifes head is guaranteed to make the most hardened spectator gasp AH in all WQ take no chances in guaranteeing both a time for the spectators and a good crowd for the sponsors if only the weatherman will co operate And we will let some one else worry about him Admiral Sir Andrew Bione Cunningham allied naval com mander in the Mediterranean was aboard a ship in the Straits Messina during the landing The first loads were cleared well ahead of the time laid down inthe program and by early aft ernoon the 2nd flights of craft were moving across the straits with reinforcements and supplies the naval communique said This continues1 The invasion force landed against only weak opposition from ;