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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF HI5JT03Y ANO ARCHIVES VOICES I A THI NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6 1943 THRUST 10 MILES INLAND IN ITALY Crowds Pack Grandstand for 4H Show 4500 ACCLAIM WLS TROUPERS CIRCUS STUNTS 4 Choice Baby Beef Exhibit Makes Mouths v of Spectators Water V The North Iowa Fair associa tion sponsors of the Cerro Gordo 4H Achievement show peered at alternately sunny and cloudy skies Monday but smiled never theless as J h e y recalled the crowds that packed the grand stand for two performances on Sunday and stood in lines waiting for turns on the rides until a rainstorm drove them home shortly alter 9 p m Even after the rainstorm had interrupted their enthusiastic reception of the grandstand show several hundred stayed on the grounds until the rain stopped and then went back to the rides They stood 10 deep around those who tried to Tine the bell by pounding on a lever with i huge maul Fair officials estimated the crowd at 4500 although there was no gate admission charge to give an accurate check The grandstand show particu larly at the afternoon perform ance was a complete success from Sunny Burnetts opening intro duction as master of ceremonies to the final fancy riding exhi bition by the 9 Grahams The Gra liams still billthemselves as 10 despiteoneof the brothers bein Douglas Injured as Enraged Steer Breaks Timber One minor accident marred the show at the fairgrounds Sunday Jake Douglas Mason City insurance man was sent to the hospital with a lacerated nose smashed thumb and a fractured toe after having been trampled by an enraged and frightened steer The animal tore loose the 2 by 6 inch timber to which it was tied in the stall and felled Mr Douglas when the timber swinging from its halter struck him on the nose The thumb and toe were crashed under the hooves The attending physician at Mercy hospital reported that he anticipated no permanent in juries but that Mr Douglas would be in the hospital for a day or two The steer was brought under control by attendants on the grounds but could not be calmed by its owner Earl Dean so was trucked to the packing house and sold before the aft ernoon crowd arrived in the armed forces The 6 boys and 3 girls were enthusiastically cheered by the crowd for their trick roping and daring horsemanship Comments through the stands voted each an expert from 21 year old Lorraine to 4 year old Junior One of the outstanding individual perform ances was the roping 5 running horses at once by Kenneth 7 All are children of Ole Graham mas ter rodeo trainer On the slaye the Hayloft Duo with harmony and comedy western songs and the HXS Na tional Barn Dance band pro vided the music for several vaudeville arts The two iden tical twins billed as the French Refugees sot a big hand for their comic act particularly the mirror polishing routine with one on each side of the frame which turned out to be filled with nothing but thin air The juggler was seriously ham pered on both afternoon and eve ning performances by a very stiff which also interfered with the marksmanship performances of Sgt and Mrs Leo Allstot un til rain interrupted its entirely in the evening The Hettler twins Rita Marie and R e n e e Delores of New Hampton provided an added treat on the afternoon show with their avith wrt act with wooden gun P Srandsand n e annua 4 noon and 9 foot wall scaling in beof sale which end e Allies Tighten Upper Jaw of Pincers to Trap Nippoji Forces in Lae and Salanfaba Gains Scored After 5 CHOICE CALVES Marie ami Renee Delores HettlDr New Hamptons baton twirling twins got together with a 4H baby beef Sunday at the North Iowa fair grounds It was no bum steer either as the picture shows The 1135 pound animal is the property of Peggy Cash of the Grant township4H club Lock photo Red Troops Reported Within 3 Miles of Burning Stalino Axis Forces Continue to Withdraw Along 600 Mile Russ Front London forces were reported by the Moscow radio Monday to have closed in to with in 3 miles ol burning Stalino key to the German positions in the Donets basin A broadcast by Col Adrcyv a TASS military observer said that one group of Soviet troops is now 3 miles cast of the threat ened city The Russian midnight com munique broadcast from Mos cow and recorded by the Soviet monitor announced that axis forces were withdrawing alonic a GOOmile front which extended from the shores of the Sea of ATOV north to the Smolensk sector In some localities the Russians said Red army units have sUbbed as much as 9 miles deeper into Germanheld terri tory Two hundred and fifty more towns fell to the Russians Sun day the war bulletin said bring enthusiastically as the boys went over under and through the ob stacles to the finish line and wondered How do they get over the wall until it was obligingly turned around so the other half of the stands could se the routine The short entry list in the Victory garden show proved Ihe only disappointment to the spon sors on the opening day but the 4H show helped to make np for It The trim baby beeves drew many admiring exclamations from the meat rationed specta tors Wonder how many points that i v lel1 wunaer now many noinls that regular baton twirling and flag one would take was a Question Ue they at frequently heard The meat calves were scheduled to go the auction block Monday aft obstacle race m the alter crnoon in the annual 4H habv will Surprise Landing Is Made in New Guinea By VERN HAUGLAND Allied Headquarters in the Southwest Facific Veteran Australian troops under personal direction of Gen Douglas Mac Arthur have advanced 8 to 10 miles in a battle plan which has ucacmiLaos already virtually trapped and is eact of Lae designed to destroy the Japanese in the LaeSalamaua area ot New Guinea The gains were scored Satur day after allied forces moved across the Huon gulf in the strongest force of men and ships ever employed in a purely of fensire operation in the south west Pacific theater mg the bag for the most import ant week of fighting in the soviet summer offensive to 1500 All along the grim route the Germans were resisting desperately hurl ing masses of troops into counter attacks which failed to halt the Red army More than 8000 nazis were slain and scores of tanks and other heavy equipment were de stroyed in the fighting the Rus sians said In the Donets basin the Rus sians were rapidly maneuvering into position for a knockout blow at Stalino industrial city and mining center which the Germans have held and heavily fortified since they first captured it in Oc tober 1941 One unit battled its way into I a on Khartsyzsk 15 miles east of v Stalino and another captured Artemovsk 42 miles north Great minefields and a com plicated system ot tank traps barred the approaches to Ar temovsk a rail junction point which the Russians said fell only after a hard battle The Berlin radio meanwhile broadcast a report that Russian naval forces operating in the east ern part or the GuH ot Finland had tried to land troops in con siderable force behind the Ger man lines at the northern end of the long front The attempt was repulsed with heavy soviet losses it was claimed To the north the Red army strengthened its hold on the Bry anskKiev railroad seizing Khu torMikhaylovsky a rail junction 85 miles south of Bryansk which now gives the Russians control of an unbroken stretch of 70 miles along the vital rail link north of Konotop Konotop itself was in imminent clanger of collapse with Russian units now engaged in an encircle ment move made possible by the seizure ot Korop northwest of the northern Ukrainian city on the Desna river From this point the Russian forces were reported to have split some units striking westward toward he Konotop Gomel railroad and others turn ing southward along the Desna to at Konotop from the rear Protected by formidable forma tions of air and sea craft which beat off a determined Japanese aerial challenge and blasted the enemys coastal defenses the Australians gained beachheads OH the north shore of Huon gulf The invasion force immediately struck inland to cut the enemys land links connecting the main chain of Japanese bases in northern New Guinea frora its southern anchor at Lae An army spokesman said the Australians encountered ground resistance at only 2 points Japa nese troops showed some opposi tion in the vicinity of I of the 2 beachheads which estab lished Saturday jitsonear Singaua plantation which was ap proximately 10 miles east of Lae Progress likewise was being made in the Salamaua sector 15 miles below Lac Last week Australian and American ground forces firmly set the lower jaw of a trap when they drove ivithin rifle range of Salamaua after a lone drawn out and bitterly con tested series of thrusts if if if The Australian landing on the New Guinea coast between Lae and Finschhafen on Saturday sprang the upper jaw oE the trap which has caught the Japanese in the sector they have held and de veloped for 18 months The move to pinch off Japanese forces from reinforcement and supply bases farther north from Lae along the wild New Guinea coast came in a sudden coordi nated strike from sea land and air forces It resulted in allied troops landing in force on the Huon peninsula For General MacArthur and and his staff it was another bril liant strategic achievement The enemy had been led to believe that the major allied objective was Salamaua and its important airdrome for which bitter fight ing had been in progress since June 30 derous naval and aerial bombard ment which preceded and accom panied he landings A smallscale enemy air raid caused n few cas ualties A large formation of Japa ese bombers and fighters was in tercepted and dispersed Storming ashore under cover or AustraU p aP31 if A communique which Mon day disclosed this new blow in Ihe land battle for central New Guinea said the movement to invest and isolate the Lae Salamaua area is now under Japanese troops in the tae halamaua area now arc cut oft by fancl from Finschatcn and other an major bases up ihe coast Lae lies 15 miles northwest of balamaua where American and Australian forces have been ham mering away at a strategic air Sir Blarney MacArthurs deputy in command of allied ground forces said the Japanese apparently had believed the allies were concentratintheir strength against Salamau On the contrary the general told a conference the action there for several weeks had been merely to divert Japanese attention from the major project Dawn was just breaking over the dark New Guinea jungle when the allies struck naval craft raised smoke screen east of At hflfS other warships that had sailed boldly into Lae harbor durinff the night laid a heavy barrage on the town For 3 minutes the naval euns pounded the enemy base Then the landing craft moved shore ward and at the first troous splashed ashore x As the 1st boats reached land 3 Japanese medium bombers and f fighters appeared Enemy bombs damaged 2 landing craft anc toned them ashore There a a small number of casualties Thereafter operations proceeded smoothly At noon the Japanese attempted to send in a mixed for mation of medium and dive bomb ers escorted by 35 fighters Ameri can fighters intercepted them de stroyed 21 planes and dispersed the others Two P38 lightnings were lost 12 Cars Involved in Accident During Fog Redwood City Cal lit tle fog on Bayshore highway was the cause o all this A driver applied his brakes quickly The car behind rammed mio him In rapid succession 10 other cars followed suit It took police 2 hours to clear the highway unprepared Not e replied to the thun PROVIDES i r h t arrow indicates where allies made a surprise landing east of Iae to provide a pincers on the LaeSalamaua ax the jun cle troops advanced along the CMSt FACTORIES IN 2 GERMAN CITES RUINED BY RAF Great Night Assaults Followed by Widespread Daylight Air Attacks London bombers in very great 700 or more 4engined giants car rying 1000 to 1500 long tons of the twin war factory cities ot Mannheim and Ludwigshafen on the Rhine into smoking iuiii Sunday night and the Berlin radio reported that American bombers were following up with daylight attacks in south western Germany The channel sky ivas filled all morning with large formations of aircraft as the allies began their 5th successive day of aroundtheclock assaults Four large attacks apparently were carried out before 8 a m Amone the aircraft going over were American marauders W The Berlin broadcasts recorded by the Associated Press said the American bomber formations were attacked over northern France by German fighters and that heavy losses were inflicted on the raid ers At the present moment fierce air battles are taking place over the region Wuertemberg Baden the broadcast added The last U S daylight raid on Germany was carried out Aug 17 when American heavy bombers struck simultaneously at Scnwein fuvt and Regensburg The Schweinfurt raiders went on later to bases iu north Africa executing the firstAinencanihuttletbpm bard men t v over western Elirbp e They later returned to Britain bombing targets in France enroute The German announcement of the daylishl raid followed re ports from the British southeast coast that squadrons of hizh flying allied bombers had been seen heading out across the English channel shortly affcr dawn I 9 So large were the formations that they took almost 2 hours to pass overhead The overnight HAF raid OH MannheimLudswigshafen was the 3rd successive night assault on Germany and was carried out in force The Germans reported 21 4 engined bombers were shot down The air ministry communique said the attack on the chemical and armament centers of Mann lieimLudwigshafen was in verv great strength and preliminary reports indicated heavy damage was done The Rbincland and airfields in northern France and Belgium also were raided by the night force and an enemy torpedo boat and a minesweeper were destroyed in the channel Thirtyfive pianos were lost by the British 14 of them bombers Channel observers said 4 siz able allied air attacks were launched Monday before 8 a m and the sky alone the coast was filled all morning with forma tions Koing ana returning from continent Wuertemberg and Baden prov inces where the Germans said American daylight raiders were fighting are in soutlwest Germany in an area heretofore untouched by the Americans Stuttgart is the main city in Wuertemberg and is just north of Switzerland Mannheim and Ludwigshafen are he site of importniit factories producing armor plate chemicals and Dicel motors and have a combined population of 400000 It was the 58th on the twin cities which were last hit on Aug 9 Troops Continue Aid in North Dakota Harvest Bismarck X Dak troops working in North Dakota harvest fields will remain 6 more days as result of a Washington order granting Gov John Moses plea for an extension ot the troops harvesting assignment The order came as 3 units of troops were moving out ot the state Sun day They were directed to return by Col J T Schmidt who has been in charge of the detachments A 4th unit was just loading its trucks War Plants Hum in Spite of Holiday By UNITED PRESS Labor day was just another day Monday to millions of workers across the country who used the loliday to make additional tools if war An estimated 80 per cent of the nations war workers agreed to forego their day of rest Hundreds of humming war plants turned out undiminished quantities ot planes ships tanks guns and ammunition The usual Labor day parades and celebrations were canceled by CIO AFI and independent The best way to celebrate La bor day is to keep the war plants open was the sentiment ex pressed by an official representing a quarter million of Chicagos workers and it apparently was accepted by workers throughout the country The workers generosity was not confined to any one section of the nation Detroits undiminished aircraft and anfc production was matched by vmslackencd output at the Higgins shipyards at New Orleans and the Kaiser yards at Portland Ore and Richmond i At Pittsburgh Pa and Gary Ind nations largest steel mills were operating full blast while western Pennsylvanias coal mines back in private ownership were open labor day for the first time In their history mine officials said The vast aluminum company America plant and the republic steel nulls at Cleveland were at hear Thf Bfetii lehem Steel company plants at Bethlehem Pa and elsewhere also were in operation as usual When buyinc a pack of cigarcts contribute 5c to Cijtarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas an nepenent unions alike The few rallies held here were staged In the evening ajjd in connect iou e 3rd war bond drive th Weather Report FORECAST SI a s o n City Continued cooler Monday afternoon and Monday night continued cool Tuesday forenoon moderately strong winds Monday diminishing Mondny night cooler Monday and Monday night scattered show ers east portion Monday fore 1 noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday night S2 At 8 o m Monday 52 Kam 10 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 59 The figures for Sunday Maximum Saturday 75 Minimum Saturday night 54 At 8 a m Sunday 59 YEAR AGO Maximum 73 Minimum 47 ALLIES MAKING STEADY GAIN ON COASTAL ROADS 3000 Prisoners Are Taken Resistance Is Relatively Weak Allied In North Africa in vading forces have pushed slowly md surely along the coast road n the Italian toe and cut a salient 10 miles inland to Santo Stefano DAspromonte it was announced Monday from allied headquarters Three thousand Prisoners have been taken by the forces which have advanced eastward of Bagnara on the Tyrrhenian shore and beyond Melilo on the Ionian shore it was stated while the inland spearhead has reached the gaunt precipices of Aspromonte Bitter Mountain great elevation of the Sila range A number of villages fell into the hands of the allied forces in cluding Calanna San Roberto Ti umara Santa Lucia Rosali San Rocco Musuala Laganddi and Santo Alessio Among booty falling into Brit ish hands were 3 locomotives and 100 railroad cars alt capable ot being used SantoStanfano northeast of Reggio Calabria is 10 miles in land from the Calabrian coast in San Stefani northeast of Reg gio Calabria is 10 miles inland from the Calabrian coast in mountainous territory The communique Mid the advances Sunday were carried pntto jf very extensive demolitions left behind fey the enemy The mountainous nature of the country is also of great assistance to the enemy in his defensive particularly in the center of the front the headquarters an nouncement said Columns fanning out in both directions along the coast have occupied more than 40 miles shoreline The daily war bulletin an nounced that the inland highway from Reggio Calabria to San Stefani has been brought under control the invading troops giving the liberating forces an effectivesalient it this area Durinjt limited advances made Sunday the 8tb army was reported to have captured a quantity of valuable railway material still in ivorhint order Some enemy tanks were en countered Otherwise resistance contin ues relatively weak the com munique said adding east oC Bagnara and east of Melito report the Italian population is still friendly These towns form the exlrem Gull of Siinio fufemio INVADERS MAKE GAINBroken arrows point to Ban gaia and Jleiito where commandos were landed and were joined atcr by other British ajid Canadian forces invading Hie Italian mainland Open arrows indicate courses of 8th at CmIS lhe alC lcading northward and tains eastward toward the moun ;