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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 11, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY ANO S MO I HE 3 ARCHIVES I A MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE HOME EDITION miiir 1 L JJL 1AJTfcK OF TWO SECTIONS v SECTION ONE Q 289 TALIAN FLEET ESCAPES GERMANS REDS THREATEN LINES EAST OF DNIEPER RIVER Escape Corridor of Nazis in Crimea is Imperiled by Advance Moscow the flee ing German legions along a 400 mile front from the Sea of Azov to Bryansk at the northern end the Ukraine red army troops have imperiled the entire nazi defense system east of the Dnieper river and are threatening the sole re maining escape corridor of the Crimean garrisons Sledgehammer Russian blows reported Saturday tunica the German retreat in many places into a rout The enemy aban doned vast stores of material as they gave up more than 300 towns and villages Upwards of 6800 German officers and men were slain on the various sec tors said the daily soviet com munique Mariupol important port on the Sea of Azov and Chaplino rail junction 60 miles from Dniepro strategic German strongpoints in the southern stormed and taken by the Soviets Russian naval forces from the Sea Azov and airborne troops participated in the capture of Mariupol Volnovakfaa on the Stajmo ilanupol and Braven kovo Sialrao and Kharkov also were captured in the days advance Fall of Chap lino posed an immediate threat to Zaporozhe capture of which would in turn endanger the whole Ger man southern line In ths north the Germans fell back from their Desna river de fenses near Novgorod Seversky Here the red army troops ap parently were heading for Gomel 100 miles to the north west This breach of the nazi lines opened the way for an en circling drive toward Kiev cen tral Dnieper bastion Still further north in the Bry ansk area incessant blows by red infantry and motorized units forced the nazis back so fast that they were unable to lay mine fields Huge stacks oC mines were found along the roads used by the fleeing enemy the Moscow war bulletin said Berlin acknowledged the un ceasing Russian advance A com mentator on the German radio said the red army pressure was continuous and that the German withdrawal was still going on and not likely to stop for some time Very grim fighting is in In many sectors the Russians were reported cutting in behind the Germans capturing unit after unit in this fashion X i RUSSIANS LAND IN AREA OF NOVOROSSISK London German high command in a broadcast commun ique Saturday said the red armv had made a largescale landing attempt in the Novorossisk area where the Germans still hold a small bridgehead in the Caucasus and that fighting still was going on as German forces attempted to wipe out the landing parties Intimating that the Russians may be preparing still another of the northern front in the Leningrad broadest said that shock troop and reconnaissance activity was on the increases there Fresh Russian deployments particularly on the front cast of Leningrad leaves the conclusion that the Soviets planned a new attack in this area the broadcast said Report 1400 Killed in Japanese Quake New York iP Domei new agency in a Tokyo broadcast saic Saturday 1400 persons had beci killed or seriously injured at Tottori by Japans most severe earthquake in 10 years Th Domei broadcast was heard London and recorded by from a British radio report ic in NBC When buying a pack of cigarets contribute 5c to Cigarets for Servicemen to buy pack for a man in service overseas Burma Is Candidate for GOP Nomination for Governor House Speaker Reveals Candidacy at Meeting Held in Charles City HENRY W BURMA PLAN 1 TRIP WORLD SERIES SPORTS BULLETIN Chicago Ufi A 1Irip world series was adopted Saturday by baseball league and club officials who announced that the first 3 games would be played at Yankee stadium New York and the re mainder at St Louis Baseball Commissioner K M Landis announced the change in the series plans alter a conference with officials ot the New York and St Louis clubs and Ford Frick president of the National league The 1trip arrangement was adopted Landis said to cooper ate with the otfice of defense transportation in restricting travel Landis said the series would open Oct 5 a day in advance of the usual opening The first 3 games will be played at Yankee stadium and the series will be re sumed at St Louis after open dates for travel Oct 8 and 9 HELEN HAYES IMPROVED New York If Actress Helen Hayes was reported in much improved condition at Doctors hospital Saturday 24 hours after undergoing an operation there Sponsors of the play Harriet in which Miss Hayes was starred announced the play suspended last Monday because of her ill rtess would be resumed Oct 4 Weather Report FORECAST loua Thundershowers in south and east portions Saturday night and Sunday forenoon warmer Saturday afternoon and Saturday night and in northeast portion Sunday forenoon Minnesota Light showers Satur day night warmer Saturday night little change in tempera ture Sunday forenoon Mason City Warmer Saturdav aiternoon Saturday night and ounday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 63 Minimum Friday night 39 At B a m Saturday areas YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Charles City ff Henry W Burma speaker of the house oJ representatives in the 1943 legis lative session Saturday an nounced his candidacy for the re publican nomination tor governor at the primaries next June Burma 47 and a member of the legislature since 1937 is a veteran of World war t and saw a years service overseas His home is at Allison Iowa After the close of the legisla tive session in April political observers at various times had Burma considering becoming a candidate for congress ard also for lieutenant governor but since the annual governors day celebration at Clear Lake a few weeks ago close friends said it was definite that he would seek i the governorship The announcement of his can didacy was sequel to a dinner which culminated a meeting of 3rd district womens clubs here Friday Burma is the 1st man to make a definite announcement of his candidacy for the 1944 republican gubernatorial nomination but Lt Gov Robert D Blue of Eagle Grove with whom the Butler county man served through 3 sessions in the Iowa house is re garded as certain to enter the race Burma tall broadrshouldered and friendly was sheriff of But Jer county 14 years His mother was born W Ger many and his father in Holland They came to Butler county T5 years ago Henry Burma at tended rural school as a boy and was graduated from high school at Brislow He had studied at Dubuque university a year when he entered the army when the United States became involved in the last war After the war he was a sales man until his election as sheriff in 1922 From the sheriffs office he went to the legislature Between legislative sessions he operated his farms in Butler county and a real estate and loan business at Allison His wife to whom he was mar ried at the Little Brown Church in the Vale near Nashua in 1924 was the former Kathcryn McGinn Their children are Marjorie and Charles 15 17 When chosen last winter for the speakership Burma announced that he would invest the extra salary that goes with the office in war bonds Members of the legislature re ceive for the session but the speaker and lieutenant gov ernor receive each I think everyone should spend everything he can on war bonds and heres a chance for me to in Saturday vest some Burma declared lomr He hopes for real international justice after this war All the peoples of the world whether white black or yellow whether from Asia Africa Eu rope or anywhere else should have a fair share of the worlds goods he said Be believes the peoples of the world should be treated fairly mi vmj 11 yi iu aiiuuiu DC irCtitcn lairlv i Light frost was reported in some oTthe fiTJSf spiritually On the matter of patriotism h asserted Ehe are Being patriotic by finding south Saturday night Smash Enemy Lines to Naples rf ITALIAN BATTLESHIPS fault with the patriotism of oth ers They should examine them selves and see if they measure up to their own standards of pa triotism The Bunna candidacy was an nounced at a dinner attended by 150 prominent republicans from all parts of the district a number of whom presented enthusiastic indorsements the Burma can didacy after it was proposed by Germans to Make Italy Battlefield Guy at the conclusion of the main ad dress of the evening Among these were Herman M Kntidson Cerro Gordo county rep resentative Arch W McFarlane Waterloo Senator J K Lynes Plainfield Atfy James Graven Greene Arthur C Blatti New Hampton Mrs Stella Bisgrove Clear Lake Atty A J Hobson Hampton and Rep Brede Wam stad Osage Honored guests at the speakers table who gave brief addresses when called upon by Toastmaster Wes Henke included John W Gwynne Waterloo 3rd district representative in congress L H Henry publisher of the Charles City Press Mrs O H Allbee Marshalltown president of the slate republican womens organi zation Glen Smith Nashua 3rd district committee chairman Nazis Claim Italian King Badoglio and Umberto in Sicily London German ra dio quoting foreign office spokes men said Saturday that King Vit torio Emanuele and Premier Mar shal Pietro Badoglio and Crown Prince Umberto bad fled to Sicily Mercury Drops to 32 Degrees at Decorah Moines 7PThe mercury dropped to 32 degrees at Decorah Saturday the lowest temperature reading for the state thus far this sight however for the weather bureau forecast higher tempera ture Saturday d sligh turday warmer the Allied Headquarters in North Africa There was no official information here Saturday about conditions Italy other al liedoccupied areas but broad casts from Germany and other European countries formed a fan tastic picture of the situation By these accounts the Ger mans are installed solidly in northern and central Italy with Milan and Rome surrendered to them after battles with the Ital ians Latest reports said the Italians still were resisting the nazis at Turin and that 4 companies of German shock troops had been wiped out there The Germans said a new pup pel Italian fascist government had taken over power but the indica tions were it would get little pop any program the war to ular support for continue Italy While many reports conflict ed one thine seemed certain Italy has become jjist another country occupied by the Ger mans who apparently propose to make it a major battlefield The Germans apparently are en gendering hatred for them by the Italians equal lo that of the Poles or any other people they have ravished The prevailing attitude of the Italians however Is one of despair rather than pugnacity A German communique de clared that the Italian naval base nt Pola on the Jugoslav shore ot the Adriatic sen and the islands or Rhodes in the Dodecanese had surrendered to the Germans Our troops have marched into Milan Turin and Padua it said while a broadcast of the Germans news agency transocean reported the major part of the Italian peninsula is under the control of German armed forces German headquarters said a counterat tack had regained some ground in bitter fighting in the Salerno area The Germans were throwing more aviation into the battle of Jialy and attempted to bomb the 5th army troops The German radio reported U S troops had made a new landing on the western tip of Sorrento peninsula north of the Salerno area and that fighting was taking place there The broadcast re corded by the Associated Press saidthe railway and road south of Salerno were firmly in German hands A heavy cruiser a 9000ton transport and 6 large landing boats were sunk by nazi dive bombers during the initial Salerno land ings the Germans claimed and added that many other vessels were damaged FALL OF LAE AIR BASE NEAR Nippon Position Is Declared Desperate Allied Headquarters Southwest Pacific Pi rn the im minent fall of the Japanese air base at Lac New Guinea into al lied hands was indicated strongly Saturday by a communique which said the enemys position now is desepcrate Whether the Japanese who have held the Huon gulf town since Jan 25 1942 propose to make a fight it should become apparent soon So far only minor skirmishes have been reported by two allied forces pinching in on Lac from the northeast and north west from the northeast Australians who have battled the Germans in north Africa and are openly con temptuous of their present foes ability to fight have crossed the Busu river only 2 miles from the Malahang airdrome on Laes out skirts You watch said one Austra lian sergeant when we get in close to the Jap hell turn tail or told up These Australians slowed up principally by swamp and jungle now Lac Nazis Tell of Fighting With Italian Force Allied Headquarters in North Africa American 5th irmy has seized the port of Saler no and thrown back several more German armored attacks to deep en its wedgein the Naples area allied headquarters announced Saturday while chaos reigned throughout Italy and Berlin re ported pitched battles between Germans and Italians in the north Smashing aerial assaults have prevented the enemy from getting reinforcements over badlybattered highways and railroads to the Naples sector Crack nazi armored units lunged in several fierce counter assaults against LI Gen Mark W Clarks American and British in vaders at Salerno Friday but these were broken and the allies drove inland Several pockets of enemy re sistance have been wiped out and prisoners now total several hun dred all Germans There are no Italians reported fighting in this area Salerno pop 50000 is one of the larger provincial cities of southern Italy Besides knocking out nazi rcin lorcement Jincs in a SOmiJe arc around Naples headquarters aer ial reports said allied planes at tacked German convoys moving northward toward the NaplesSa lerno districts indicating a Ger man withdrawal from areas far ther south to escape possible en trapment and throw greater weight against the 5th army bridgehead U S units of the Sth army bore the brunt of tlie German resistance during landings at Salerno and stiff fighting raged on the beaches Five liazi coun terblows were blunted on Thursday British units encountered com paratively little resistance in their landings some distance away but later was attacked by German tanks which they repulsed Naval guns supported ground troops at Salerno The bridefihead is now firmly established head quarters declared Meanwhile in the south the Brit ish 8th army met little opposition and despite demolitions went ahead more rapidly now practically all the territory south of the bottleneck formed by he Gulf of Squillacc and theGulf or Sant Eufcmin This forms practically all the toe of Italy The British force at Taranto completed occupation of that naval base and town Most of the Germans were reported to have evacuated the city before the landing and the people was said to have cheered the British Radio France at Algiers said the British were fanning out in three directions from Tnranto Italians did not oppose a small allied force landing on the island of Vcnlotene alt Naples but the Germans there surrendered only after a fierce fight and were captured Headquarters said the Germans had many natural over the attackers in the Naples area landings and were prepared lo meet the invasion which they had fully anticipated have 25 pounders shellin 27 NEW CASES Chicago infan tile paralysis epidemic surpassed the citys worst previous outbreak wi Miwicfir lasi jujy ana charrrni broughl d so the current total to 557 SENTENCED FOR FORGER V Des Moines Jack Gross alias John Grayson was sentenced to 10 years in Fort Madison pen itentiary when he pleaded guilty Jo a charge of forgery Gross was arrested last July and charged on a Cedar Falls Iowa bank Ath A huge dirt moving machinery Construction company Minneapolis was tak nz 18 ton brtes at the Mason City municipal airport Satuiday and five of the scrapers can be seen in the photo graph Two can be seen at the extreme right with an extra caterpjJJar tractor pushing the hindmost one as it scoops up a load Beyond them can be seen a bulldozer smoothing out the fill The machinery is moving straight west in the pic ture in addition to the dirt moving machinery the airport site was buzzing with trucks of McCree and company St iaul contractor on the joint venture with Noian The trucks were hauling gravel to be used as fill under the bituminous paving The gravel is being hauled from the Laird farm on the north bank of the Winnebago river about of a mile west of highway 65 The trucks cross the river h e farm then go west Vj miles and south to the 12th street road and west to the airport Persons cirtving m that were warned to look out for the trucks which travel fast with their big loads The haze al most obscures the drainage work on the northwestsouth east runway m the distance Lock photo i 4 BATTLESHIPS 9 CRUISERS GET TO MALTA PORT 1 Battleship Sunk After Fierce Battle With Nazi Luftwaffe Valletta Malta major art ot Italys heavy battle fleet totaling probably more than 30 in allied or neutral jorts Saturday after a tierce bat tle with the German luftwaffe and t was officially reported that ad iitional fascist warships were ex pected shortly Seventeen Italian naval ves sels including 4 battleships 9 cruisers and 6 destroyers ar rived at Malta under escort of battlestained British warships and airplanes which had brought them in a majestic procession to this little island which the axis vainly attacked for so many months At the showdown the Italian fleet which dad avoided the Brit ish throughout the war found itself in buttle with nail air planes which sank 1 battleship and probably several other vessels out of a squadron of 21 off Corsica And it was a British fleet which the Italians joined peacefully after shooting dawn I nazi plane and following KAF reconnais sance pilots to satety At allied headquarters it was said that additional Italian war ships were expected to arrive at other allied ports Six were re ported at Gibraltar and reports said the Ba learic islands where they were interned by the Spanish The Italian ships arriving here included the 23622 ton battleships Giulio Cesare and Andrea Doria the 7000 ton cruiser Eugenia DL Savoia the 3000 ton cruiser Magno the 5000 ton cruiser Luigi Cadorna and the destroyer Nicoloso da Recco 1628 tons Some of the battleships were believed to be of the 35000 ton Littorio class RAF flyers said that about 21 fleeing Italian vessels fought a hard battle with the luftwaffe which left at least I battleship afire and sinking The Germans also claimed to have sunk a cruiser and a destroyer The Italian ships were attacked by the luftwaffe off the strait of Bnoifucio between Corsica and Sicily where the battleship and possibly other vessels were sunk One marauder reconnaissance plane was close to the scene of action but the allies were not then able to offer air protection for the Italians who were enroute to Malta The battleship emitted huge clouds oC smoke and steam and was seen to break in two Many sailors were rescued by other ships while Italian gunners put up a heavy barrage Maltese crowds turned out in force to watch the Italian ships steam slowly up the channel They were escorted by British destroyers The Italian units stood out in vivid contrast to the warstained British destroyers largely because the Italian ships had been held in port or avoided battle during most ot the war The sight of the Italianvessels was a vivid climax and triumph Tor the Maltese after their lone battle and siege SeaAir Battle Lasted Half Hour By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters in Nerth Africa cruisers and other Italian naval units form ing an important part of rieet have reached Malta safely aut German bombers sank I bat tleship in a halfhour bnttle off Corsica allied headquarters an nounced Saturday The bombers attacked in the Strait of Bonifacio soon after a flotilla of warships escaped from nnwdominatcd ports in northern Italy An eyewitness account ot the fight was brought here by an RAF pilot Wing Commander H Law Wright of South Ash Bowden Cheshire The battleship sank after be ing split open by bombs from the planes of Italys entwhife The nazis attacked while warships were far beyond ;