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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 28, 1943, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR The HOME rn COI1P OF i STORY AND ARCHIVES t5 I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AkL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XUX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FUU LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 28 1943 HOME EDITION umir THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 303 2Man Jap Suicide Sub Coming Here Bond Buyers to Have Chance to Inspect Pearl Harbor Trophy REDS ON DNIEPER DANK Guard Hunts Waverly Slayer Ameiica s 1st Uophv aptuied attet the attack on Pearl Japanese man suicide Mstt Mason Citj on Oct 11 on its nationwide wai bond tour lor tne U fc treasury department The submarine is mounted on a tractortrailer 94 feet long and will be paraded through the streets to the exhibit location on West State street south ol Central park where it will be on display between 11 m and 4 p m I in Anyone purchasing a S25 war bond this week will be given a ticket entitling him to inspect the interior of the submarine announced Tuesday The tickets are 011 hand at postoffices banks building and loan offices and other issuing agencies throughout Cerro Gordo county he said stressing that the entire county is included in the windtip drive of the 3rd war loan A ticket will be issued for each S25 bond purchased he stated but a limit of 6 tickets will be issued to any one person The nationwide tour of the submarine started Navy day points per total allot Oct 27 1312 fromSanFrancisco lor one in its person lor one week stimulation of war bond andEtamp sales as the submarrhe was sup posed to have been in its sneak attack on Pearl Harbor The submarine after its cap ture was taken apart at Pearl Harbor by the U S navy for study and photographs were taken and blueprints made of Ihe many parts The submarine was then shipped to Mare Island navy yard at San Francisco and put back together Portholes were cut in both sides of the hull and folding steps and catwalks pvit on so that the public might view the interior The only means of entrance is through a IS inch opening atop the con ning tower LONG WAY TO GO PATTERSON Enemy Not Yet Vitally Affected by Defeats Washington army officials having tried to impress industry labor and newspaper leaders of Ihe difficult path ahead to Tuesday will round out their picture with more speeches and a demonstration of war weapons More than 200 person attended Mondays meetings at which they were lold that The German air force Is larger now than in 1939 and the Japanese air force is increasing Germany has 300 powerfully equipped combat limes as many as she had when she attacked Poland Germany has 33000000 work ers engaged in war industries compared with 23000000 4 years ago German military leaders have abandoned hope of winning the war but AngloAmerican bomb ings have caused no break in German morale 3f Jf X When the united nations start hitting the enemys main de fenses otir losses will be felt in everyvillage and town in the United States At the conclusion of Mondavs session Secretary of War Patter sou issued a special statement in which he said that the first meet ing had left no doubt that our rccent victories have failed o affect in any vital degree the strength of the enemy made it plain lhat we have a long way to go before this is won To be sure of victory he said we must throw everything we have inlo this fight arid we must not relax our effort until Ihe last enemy has thrown down his arms Buy Boosts Butter Ration on Sunday to 16 Points Full Weeks Allotment to Person Biame Production Drop in September Canned Vegetables Take Less By EULAUE McDOWELL Washington office of price adminitsration announced Tuesday thai effective next Sun day butter will cost 16 ration The increase of four points from the present value of 1Z pqints per pound brings the ra tion coupon cost of batter up to twice the level it was when ra tioning started The increase is due to a drop of 10 per cent in September production below the same month in 1942 OFA said Margarine remains unchanged at four points The OPA also announced that effective next Sunday Point value of canned green or waxed beans and canned corn except on the cob will be lowered two to four points while socalled luxury canned cherries figs grapefruit and co up from eight to 11 points for the popular sizes Eight standard pork cuts will be increased one to two points per pound Cheese will be raised one point per pound Eighteen variety meat items such as brains and kidneys will be removed from rationing Dried peas and lentils will be removed from rationing The increase in the ration cost of butter to 16 points is obvi ously an attempt to cut down consumption since the rationing program is designed o encour age use of plentiful commodi ties by low point values and dis courage sales of scarce items with high values In addition to greatly reduced production of butter the OPA said consumption of butter near pro ducing areas has continued heavy with serious shortages in many lo calities Farm butter or h o m emade butter which amounts lo a very small percenlage of butter sales was increased from 6 to 10 points but the OPA said this reflects the normal decline in production at this time of the year Reductions in values of canned beans and corn are more significant than increases in canned fruils the OPA said he cause they are two of Ihe biic four of canned foods which also include peas and tomatoes The reductions were made possible as a direct result of Ihe governments appeal to farmers and gardeners to grow more beans and corn OPA said The new crops of both arc large and are filling an important civilian food need Removal of dried peas and len tils from rationing was a result of the largest crop on record this year The dried bean crop is also the largest on record OPA said permitting continuance of the present low point value of two points per pound Sharp advances in 5 canned fruits reflected both shortages of supply and military needs and to spread civilian supplies over longer period OPA said A single change in the ration cost of fruit boost of three points for grape was said to be due to diversion of a large part of grape produc tion into jams jellies and pre serves Meat values will remain essen tially unchanged with the excep tion of one to twopoint increases foe eight pork cuts due to much larger government requirements during October The OPA said the overall meat supply is ex pected to improve in October but civilians will get little benefit nce most of the increase will be absorbed by Ihe army lenQlease etc Many of the variety meats re moved from rationing are used for industrial purposes such as sausagemaking or for feed and fertilizer and their removal will eliminate many industrial users f r o ni the rationing program OPA said Meat items not requiring ration points after Oct 3 are Pigs feet bone beef brains kidnevs oxtails and tongues veal brains and kidneys lamb or mutton brains and kidneys and pork brains chitterlings cars kidneys tails and snouts Canned brains and canned pigs feet also will be taken off the ration list next Sun day 150 IN SEARCH FOR MURDERER IN WOODS AREA Brcmcr and Black Hawk Counties Areas Combed by Iowa Guard Janesville enforce ment officers and a posse of ci vilians completed ihcir search of a wooded area near here at a m Tuesday without finding any trace oi a murder suspect they thought was in the area Approximately 150 men in cluding members of 2 state guard companies had combed a heavily wooded area a mile square since early morninjr after receiving reports that a man who fled into the woods resembled descriptions of the slayer of Glenn Winchell Wav erly public utilities guard The posse remained iulact however and after lunch planned to continue the search over a wider area in southwestern Brenn er counts and northeastern Black Hawk county The guardsmen re mained with the posse Winchell 38 was killed by 2 shotgun blasts while walking his beat on the street at Waverly Saturday night No motive for the slaying has been discovered Sheriff H T Wagner of Black Hawk county obtained author ization from CoJ Arthur T Wallace chief of staff of the state guard J n DCS Mouies for use of the guards The men joined a posse of approximately 50 state patrolmen deputies of Sheriffs Wagner and Harley Ehlert of Bremrr county and civilians from the area Several residents of Waverly told authorities they saw a long raced man they believed to be the slayer flee in a black coupe Patrolmen said the man may have been the same one who abandonee a car after a chase and fled into the woods Service men home on furloughs were among those deputized foi the hunt The guards ave undei the command of Major Durwoot W Moss Cedstr Falls Command ing headquarters company is Capt W Johnson and command ing Company M is Gap1 Frank Collard ODT Limits Deliveries of Milk to 4 Weekly LaundryCleaning to 2 D r 5 M n i n c s schedules which have been in ef fect for several months in eastern states will be extended lo the en tire nation on Ocl 11 John Gil lespie Des Alpines district direc tor for the office of defense trans portation said Tuesday The order allows only 4 deliv eries of milk a week but ice still may be delivered daily Weekly schedule for delivery of other commodities includes Fresh or frozen meat poultry and eggs 3 fruits vegetables and fish 3 laundry and dry cleaning 2 cut flowers 1 malt beverages ice cream and ices 1 Delivery of any item weighing less than T pounds or of any pack age of less than 60 inches com bined length and girth is forbid den l ration points have been increased 1 had elapsed Hedy Lamarrs Mate Gets Belated Divorce Just to Be Sure Hollywood for the past 4 months to Heciy La inarr Actor John Loder Tuesdav had a California decree from Michcline Chcircl who divorced him once in Mexico and once here just to be sure Miss Chcircl was granted an interlocutory decree here Sept 21 1942 but later obtained a divorce in Juarez Mexico after which Loder and Miss Lamarr were married Miss Cheirc Judge Charles Griffin said wanted to be sure the divorce was permanent in case Mexican divorces should be challenged and asked him to en ter the final decree in this state as soon as the year waiting period Charge Father With Mentally Deficient Bahys Electrocution Pitlsfield Mass UP Tohr franklin Noxon Jr socially prominent lawyer and former city solicitor faced arraignment ii district court Tuesday on charge that he murdered his menial tleficicnt son by wrapping n live 110volt electric wire around the infants srm Held in prison since his arrcs Monday the 46yearold Harvard graduate and veteran ot Hie is World war refused all common on his 6months old sons death which authorities described as mercy killing His wife Mrs Margaret Swifi Noxon 43 a Leland Stanford university graduate likewise re fused comment She visited he husband in jail twice Monday Medical Examiner Albert C England said the baby wet diapers apparently had been placed on a metal tray and elec trocuted by Ihe wire wrappcc around his left arm near the cl boiv He had become suspicious o 3rd degree burns on the arm aft er other authorities accepted Nox ons explanation that the bato died accidentally by touching th bare end of an extension cord h was repairing for a 7adio Weather Report FORECAST Mason Cily Little change in tem peratures Tuesday night Wednesday forenoon with scat lered showers Iowa Continued mild Tuesdav afternoon Tuesday night anil Wednesday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 84 Minimum Monday night 53 At 8 a m Tuesday 56 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 20 Heavy frost Allies Take Foggia Nazis Land on Corfu BULLETIN Observation Post Over look ing Naples 5th army is pushing forward in the sec tor west of Mo u nl Vesuvius and British naval guns are lob bing shells into the German line at the base of the volcano Allied Headquarters In North Africa strong British mo ile armored column has raced 25 miles through Field Marshal Gen Albert Kesselrings defenses and captured the great air base city f Foggia with its 12 satellite air ields Official reports disclosed the of Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys 8th army troops cn ercd the city at 3 p m Monday easily overcoming minor onposi ion At the same time Lieut Gen Mark W Clarks men of the 5lh army registered gains of from 2 to 5 miles to Ihe north in the Salerno area in the face of stub born German resistance The 5th army captured the owns of Lioni and Castelnuovo on he eastern flank of this line which was held by American roops The historic city of Melfi also was taken North of Salerno British troops plunged their way forward 2 miles W Some idea of the intense fiht injr encountered by the 5th army was jiven by prisoners of the German 16th panzer division who their division bad virtually put lout of action with its losses exceeding 50 per cent Tuesdays German communique said the pressure of the Anglo Americans in southern Italy had been considerably increased wilh the landing of fresh forces II added While all attacks were beaten back in the Salerno area our troops have disengaged them selves according to plan in the area of Foggia and have retreatec to prepared mountain positions Foggin was evacuated after de struction of all installations of wai On the 8th army front consid erable casualties were inflicted upon the Germans in ihe drive on Foggia headquarters announced but there were indications that German resistance was slight on the swift advance against Kcs selrings rearguard forces which were left at the mercy of British columns From strategic standpoint Foggia is perhaps the most im portant city captured in the Italian campaign lo date Tt is a city of about 85ODD and possesses one of the best airdromes in nil Italy and a dozen smallei satellite fields that will place pow erful allied air forces within close striking distance of the Balkans a well as southern Germany and he great Poiesti oil fields in Ru manin y Foggia was the No 1 objec tive of the allied drive in south ern Italy So swift was the allied advance that the enemy was prevented from destroying the airfields It is obvious that the allied drive in Ihe east has made perilous the German position in the Naples area an allied headquarters spokesman said Foggia in addition to being an air base is a road center with at least fi main highways leading in to i from all directions The allied drive again made some headway east of Salerno toward the Adriatic whcrt heavier opposition was met With Foggias elaborate string of air fields in allied hands the Germans struck at once in an effort to shield themselves from the grave strategic consequences of the loss of that vita base Almost at Ihe moment that Gen Dwighl D Eisenhowers communique disclosed that Gen Sir Bernard U Montgomerys forces had overrun Foggia the Germans announced 2 quick steps of their own V 1 They threw landing forces at the island of Corfu off the west coast of Greece 2 They attacked and claimed o have regained he Jugoslav harbor city of Split previously stormed and seized by Jugoslav guerillas In these operations Hitler was moving with all urgency against a menace suddenly and vastly in HANNOVER AND EMDEN HIT BY RAF AT NIGHT Attack Said Aimed at German Rubber Supply Emden Is UBoat Base By KOBEKT STURDEVAXT London if1 Great royal air force heavy bomber armadas struck 3 German cities Monday it concentrating on the rubber center of Hannover in lie 2nd at tack in force on that city within a week amid indications that it s due for the same destructive punches which leveled Hamburg The 3ply night offensive also liit at the big German naval base of Emden jn a swift followup lo the flying fortress slash Monday when American bombers dropped a mixed load of high explosives incendiaries and pamphlets Another RAF target was Bruns wick Monday nichts attack was the llth heavy bombinc delivered on Germany this month and marked the 48th time Hannover 380 miles from Britain and 160 miles due west of Ber been bombed since the start of the war The Hannover raid cost the KAF 3B bombers Returning crewmen reported tremendous flames eating through the city which is a huge rail cen ter and the site of numerous oil refineries and factories in addition to Germacys largest rubber factory the continental G urnmierwerke For Emden important Uboat haven on the north coast it was the 2nd blasting within little more than 12 hours The fort resses had plowed through ad verse weather to drop their loads employing comparatively new methods devised to make potent he American daylight offensives as effective in bad weather as in good A very strong force of RAF bombers hit Hannover on the night of Sept 22 in a highly con centrated attack of probably 2000 long tons packed into 30 minutes DNB said the British attacks on Hannover and Brunswick caused casualties It was the 3rd rain on Brunswick which lies 5f miles northwest of Magdeburg on the main railway line from Berlin and which is important for its metal and machinery industries The close attention being paid to Hannover and other German rubber was the 5th big blow to the reichs rubber sources in 4 it increasinglyvdear that the allies are concentrating on German rubber destruction X At Kmden Monday the Ameri cans used llieir pathfinders tcchnic which undoubtedly is one of the new tactics which Gen H H Arnold said recently were being set up to combat the hith erto big weather obstacle By mounting high explosive bombs in a different manner the Americans were able to carry a greater load of incendiaries and this procedure was followed Mon day although it was not the 1st time that they dropped fire bombs A small number of enemy planes were over eastern Britain Monday night and dropped bombs on 1 or 2 points Little damage was caused and there were few casuaHics Committee Okays Floor Under Corn Washington house agriculture committee approved Tuesday a bill lo put a 100 per cent parity floor under basic farm commodities The present govern ment loan price support is 85 to 90 per cent The agriculture group decided unanimously also to go before the house banking and currency com mittee and request similar support treatment for all war essential crops such as vegetables cheese butter citrus fruits and crops pro ducing tats and oils Basic commodities include wheat corn cotton rice and to bacco Chairman Fulmcr DS who often voices the position of the house farm bloc said such 100 per cent of parity price support should erase the need for subsidy payments Parity is an arbitrary price computed by formula which is calculated to give the farmer a purchasing power comparable lo a previously favorable era for OPA HEAD MAY STEP ASIDE SOON Brown May Recommend Bowles as Successor Washington M Brown is giving serious thought to stepping aside as price admin istrator The only question novr asso ciates said Tuesday is when The former Michigan senator has confided lo erstwhile asso ciates on capital hill as well to other OPA officials that he is ready lo give up the hot seat he took over when Leon Henderson resigned last winter Brown made it plain from the start these confidants said that he would withdraw from OPA as soon as he felt his program was in effect and that lie no longer was needed lust how close this objective is lo achieve ment is therefore in Browns1 opinion the key to when he will leave And on this score he is keeping his own council What set him thinking serious ly of resigning was his satisfac tion over OPA operations under General Manager Chester Bowies while Brown took a recent month long vacation On his return the day before congress reconvened Brown said he was very much pleased with Bowies work This led to speculation that Brown might recommend that Bowles succeeded to the title 7f adminis trator when he leaves creased against his Balkan front for the capture of Foggia by the British meant that the whole of northern Italy the Danube val ley and southern Germany ilself now have been brought more ade quately under the shadow of the allied air arm It meant also that grandscale facilities for allied air action against the Balkans had now been obtained in an area only 150 miles across the Adriatic sea V The Berlin announcement of the occupation Corfu directly across the Ionian sea from the heel of the Italian boot said the Germans took over the entire island after a short fight with Italian troops who turned down an ultimatum to surrender In a separate announcement broadcast a short lime before Berlin said ihe Dalmatian port of PKENTISS M BROWN ZJ NAZIS EVACUATE GORSICAN PORT Remaining Resistance on Isles N E Tip London French com munique broadcast from Algiers Tuesday night said the Germans had evacuated the port of Alcrin on the middle eastern coast of Corsica The communique said the Ger mans were compelled1 o evac uate Aleria indicating lhat the French regulars and guerrillas were meeting resistance in their cleanup of the island Splil on the Adriatic coasl across The main center of the rcmain from lialy and almost due north j ing resistance was reportedto be of Foggia was stormed and the finger above Baslia on the captured by German troops I northeast tip of Corsica NAZIS FLEE AS RUSS BLAST AT WINTER LINE Some Soviet Units on West Bank in Test of Enemy Strength By HENRY SHAflKO Moscow German troops abandoning thenlast toe holds on the east bank lied for their lives into the Dnieper river Tuesday under a rain of soviet shells and bombs that killed them by the thousands Red air force planes pursued the German survivors all the way to the west bank where they loosed a thunderous bom bardment presaging n series of soviet landings in force de signed to breach the nazi winter line and sweep the enemy back to Poland A large proportion of the flee ing Geiniaus felt an the river or died in its turbulent waters Front iispatches said the swarms of corpses filled the Dnieper Russian troops already deploying along a 300mile stretch ot the east bank of the Dnieper rom Kiev to Dneproptrovsk for he decisive smash across the stream Some soviet units have thrust across the river presumably to test enemy strength but there was no confirmation that any bridgehead in force had been established Three key cities of White Rus Mogilev and Vitebsk in danger from the ad vancing lied army forces while further south other soviet col umns continued their unrelenting pressure against Kfev Krerneri chug Dnepropetrovsk and Melito pol springboard for a possible drive into the Crimea The last German Caucasian base of Temryuk was smashed Monday a Moscow was com munique said virtually sealing the fate of whatever axis forces were left in the northwestern Caucasus They faced certain capture or flight across the Kerch Strait to join the German garrisons in the Crimea A Ber lin broadcast said Temryuk wax evacuated Sunday after military installations were dynamited Most sensational ot the soviet gains recorded Monday was Ihe capture of an east bank suburb of Dnepropetrovsk in a savage handtohaiKl struggle across the viver from that big steel and pow er city on the Dnieper river bend North and south of Kiev the Russians hold unbroken lines of 90 to 100 miles respectively along the Dnieper from which they are expected to launch a pincers at tack against the Ukrainian capi tal The Germans abandoned huge quantities of tanks gtms and other arms and munitions on the east bank of the Dnieper as Russian flying columns slashed through In the river outline enemy forces into small iso lated units that were annihi lated rapidly Tile Germans have only one reach Ihe west bank as fast as possible in order to escape wellmerited retribution a dis patch to the government news paper lvcstUi said The roads leading to the Dnie per are a veritable graveyard of knockedovrt enemy machines and wrecked munitions The Russians said they re claimed 1320 towns and villag Iday liatil of thr smashing summer Mondays action on the wa longest land front All along tl Dniepers length our troops wcr wiping out or capturing individ ual German groupings on the left the communique declared Nearly 7000 nazi roops were reported killed on all of the front 2000 lalling in fierce fighting on the approaches to Mogilev north of Gomel En lire battalions were said lo have been slain in bitter fichlinjr around the Krcmcnchnjc bridge head where air battles enliv ened the struggle Moscow said that German troops reeling under the impact of the soviet steamroller tactics were surrendering by the hun dreds The red air force blasting concentrations oC enemy forces at the river crossings also ranged far ahead to blow up German trcop trains and rail junctions west of the river The battle for Kiev the great central bastion high on the west bank of the Dnieper was devel oping and a Berlin broadcast said ;