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VOL. LXXL No. 173MONI) VY, .ILIA 26, 1913
MT. FLE AS ANT, IOWA
The World In
COMBINED WARFARE IN SICILYMussolini Out; Italy Under Martial Law
By Mil fieri. David Prescott Barrows,
Military Authority and Former Pres;- J dent a1 the University of California. J
County Fair Next Month
They’ll Do It Every Time - - -
THE ALLIED INVASION of Sicily I ha. completed the initial stage. This! _____
has been accomplished with a success,
that 1 remarkable in comparison with \yj|| Feature 4-H Livestock
Similar effort' in military history. It- A J LI CL
may prove that what can be done in1 And Morse dflOW
Sicily makes more oractical and less ______
costly, than has so far seemed possible,'
landings on th. shores of the Euro-1 Tf**> annual Henry County Fair will
pean continent. This value is, of ** h(‘ld month, officers said today
course, additional to the strategic im- following a meeting Saturday evening port anc of winning Sicily and open-|at con iderable enthusiasm wa*
big the passage way through th! Mediterranean.
The first allied triumph is in the generalship, and in the ability of the Officers and men of several proud nation , to work heartily, lo.ally and effectively under a commander in chief cho en from one of these nations. The commander of an international force must not only by a supremely intelligent and experienced soldier, but he should possess several personal qualities, good humor, c nsidtration even charm, and have recognition of the intent- pridf and jealous rivalry that go with the military profession.
Also, he mu t make prompt and clear decisions, that will necessarily occasion scene disappointment and chagrin, and that will not always accord with the judgment of other officers of high rank. If he cannot do this,
Dates of the entertainment, which will feature a horse how and the 4-H livestock show, will be announced a. soon as dates of one or two neighboring shows have been learned, so that the shows will not conflict, but will 1>* at a time suitable for the horsemen.
Streamlined county and district fairs will be held this fail, with 7G associations putting on exhibitions. Iowa S'atc Fair Board Secretary Lloyd B Cunningham reported to International News Service.
First to bf bield will be the Warren countv fair at Indianola, Aug. 3 to 6, followed by the Linn county fair at Central City, Aug 5 to 8
Main purpose of this year's fairs. Cunningham said, will be to keel) the 4-H club work going forward. Full 4-H programs of market livestock ex
ile * annot be a great commander But hibition are planned, w ith some show-in authoritv over an allied force much ing f,‘ breeder exhibits, he said, depends upon manner, and upon j»os- declared the holding of county
ion ot what I can only describe as and di*trict fairs *iu cause little additional transDortation use, for they 1 draw principally only from their trade territories.
Tills MIGHT Bl. ILLUSTRATED
by the contrast betw* *-n two of England's go ah t soldi*; Marlborough and Wellington Wellington despised England s alite . whether thev were portuguese and Spandiards in the Pemn; alar war, or Dutch and Belgians in the Waterloo campaign He treated them with disdain and harshness. In his report he loaded them with contempt, and very considerably, he failed ot do them justice H* was not a compel* ut commander of allied forces Marlborough was an equal, perhaps and even neater soldier. He had to deal with the tough-minded .statesmen of Holland; in Bavaria and the low countries he had to share command with a great rn.diary colleague, Prince Eugene But. however, proud Marlborough may have been at heart, he had enormous patience, tact, and the ability to recognize merit in foreign soldiers, up>n whom England was dependant lur success He was a notable commander of allied forces.
He added that the farmer “is entitled to a little relaxation from his farm work. just as the business man is given a vacation.”
Suffers Arm Fracture
IN HEADING ANV CAMPAIGN, but
especially one like that of Sicily, in which so much of the method is novel
Sale of Bonds Over $12,000
Many Tickets Given Out For Army Show
■ Sale of bond.', ai the booths in the Mt. Pleasant business district Saturday evening shot up to $12,300 with I some sixty purchasers visiting the j booths for bond purchases and others I buying stamps.
Purchasers of the bonds and stamp-
_ 1 received free tickets to THE AIRE-
PhyUis Hi e, 4-year-old daughter of VUE which will be given at the Iowa Mr ai d Mr Kenneth H te, fell Sun- Wesleyan chapel on Friday evening by day afternoon while paying at the the army air corps detachment at home of her grandparent-, Mr. and Wesleyan. Persons who want to see f Mrs. Vernon Hi e, and broke her let' the show should buy bond- or stamps j arm at the elbow. She was brought to at the booth on Wednesday evening-
the Memorial hospital. of this week or at some bond sales
fplace anytime prior to th*- chow. have it This is naval power acting in j a check today of the ticket distribu-, r operation with land and air power, tion as well as the check of the bond.
and taking its plans and orders from sales late last week indicated that a 'a commander and general staff set large crow’d likely will attend the ( ever them all. I show. Seats are not being reserved
---- 1 f0r tpe event Helders of the tickets
THE ALLIED NAVAL FORCES in present them at the door for admit-
the Mediterranean, under Admiral Sir tance. !
Andrew Cunningham, have performed Those who bought bonds Saturday a great task in this Sicilian campaign night at the booths They have done .-ome things that it William Rukgaber, David Louden Mc-wfas supposed that naval ves-^els could coid. Robert Eugene McCoid. Theodore no longer do. This navy's first mission r Taylor. Mrs. Ethel Barringer, Rob-was to control the waters of the Med- ert S. W’ettach. Miss Darlene Lois Ad-iterranean. That was essential. It ams. Frank C. Cory, Orville Wells,
Italy’s New Premier
Iowan Among I Ei^ht Indicted
Maintenance of Order
In Hands of Army
Badoglio Takes Charge; Much Speculation About Italy’s
Future In War
London, England (INS)—The Italian army hat taken over maintenance of public order throughout Halt , tho Rome radio announced today.
A curlew was proclaimed from dusk to dawn and all assemblies of more than three persons were prohibited.
I he miltiary rule took place as the fascist order disappeared from the state of war-weary Italy and was .supplanted by the iron clad military dictatorship of Marshal Pietro Badoglio.
----An oil. rial Im! an conman que dated
from the supreme command and signed by General Ambrosio, announced the incorporation of the fascist militia and the regular army.
Tighten Rules On Tire Rationing
- Martial Law-
Auto earners who have four service-1 In his first official act a successor able tires and an extra tire for emerg- to former Pr* inier Benito M i . olini. ency use will be unable to get either th*. 73 year old Marshal Badoglio
new' or used tires as spares
The purpose is to make the present stock of tires last until new I synthetic casings can be produced in sufficient quantities The ruling applies to everybody ex-1 cept doctors, police and other drivers of I emergency cars.
It was announced also that holders I of B and C ration books formerly wrere I tnt,tied to have their cars equipped1 with five serviceable 'ires; but now it
plus a poor,
is four serviceable tire Government Acts Against quality tire for a spare.
Lord Haw Haws”
placed all of Italy Wide* full control J of the army, established a curfew, prohibited meetings of all sort;- and es-j 'abli-.heci martial law in every town and village of the country.
Ile did nothing to clear up the major mystery of the hour—the whereabouts and ultimate fate of Mussolini himself.
There were reports that lf Dorp and all members of his fascist cabinet had been placed under hou-,e arrest and these reports coin* ided with dispatches telling of fighting between German troops and Italians in the streets.
Marshal Pietro Badoglie
Washington. D C. —<INS> — With patience exhausted, the federal govem-ment today moved against America' “Lord Haw-Haws.” United State., citi-! zcns who broadcast enemy propa-! ganda to 'his country from German .and Italian radio stations.
J Treason indictments were voted today by a federal grand jury in Wash-. ington against five men and two wo-: men who broadcast enemy propaganda from Germany and one man—the poet I Ezra Pound —who broad casts f rom
J The eight separate indictmejrs in-; eluded an Iowan, Frederick Wilhelm ' Kaltenbach, 48. formerly of Waterloo and Dubuque Also included w’as Ezra Pound 57, formerly of New York City and Edward Leo DeLaney, 57. formerly of Olney, Illinois.
Under the new ruling, a B or C book holder who does not have a fifth tire1 that can be made fit for occasional; Will Italy Ask For Feare?
use as a spare, even by temporary re- j Whether tile change-over Lorn a pairs such a> reliners, boots and patch-j fascist rule to a IOO' ; militaiy one es. is eligible for a used or recapped ! could be achieved without chaos and
tire to give him a spare.
A driver having only an A book, who is using his car for services that would qualify i* for used or recapped tires for
whether Badoglio actually means 0 *. ontinue the war or will sue for peace remains in the realm of speculation The German news agency DNB furn-
its running wheels, cannot get a re- j ished the initial German reaction to placement for a spare tire if it can be 1 development. . The over eas radio said made to do in emergencies “news of Mussolini’s resignation is re-
Since July I a holder of only an A garded by the man in the street as an book is not eligible for any kind of (important event which in no way gives tire for sunning wheels or a spare un- * rise 0 disquiet or nervousness.” less the car is used for occupational j “Germany so far has not found it purposes and unless he has also en- J necessary to take any extraordinary tere i into a ride-sharing arrangement j measures. Official comment is not yet or established a lack of reasonably ade- 1 available.”
quate alternative port a lion.
means of trans-
and untried, success depends upon pa tient, deliberate and thoughtful prep- had to contain the Italian fleet, which samuel Turner, Mrs
aration, that .sometimes seems Uke at this writing has not ventured to Mrs. Margaret E Vandenberg, Mrs.
slownes and delays but after the op- take the sea. It had to suppress the Florence H. Miller, Miss Laura Cath-*
erat ion starts uix>n utmost speed, vig- action of enemy submarines around erine Miller, Walter H. Miller, Jr., or and audacity, until victory is com- sicily, furnish swift and sale transixirt Kenneth Wayne Caldw* ll. Miss Gar- , plete. and convoy of troops and weapons nolle Sizemore, Richard H. Jackson.
I his was always the method of Na- [rom the African shore to the beaches Laverne Hult, Thomas J. Phillips, Ev-
poleon, who, in a sense, was his own 0f sicily. i rett Holtcamo. Fr-ank Blackmore, Dav-
general staff. He would brood and re- The many hundreds of transport id d. Davis, Otho L Job, Guy E. Sim-flect for days, over his maps and the barges and boats for landing tanks, kin, Robert W Hill. Miss Charlotte L strength returns of his corps, until artillery, heavy weapons, and detach- Davis. Orval L. Nesbitt, Mrs. Esther everything was ready in his mind for ments of infantry of varying size were Lauer, Mrs. Edna Dana Crane. Noah P. those matchless orders which he die- 1 believe the invention and production wittmer, Vierl D Morris. Mr Lola L. \ ta ted to his marshalls; and then from of the allied army. But the navy’s Drewer. George C Luberger, Olan G. th*' moment that the campaign opened task was to assemble this great fleet Ruble, Nathan Albert Lamm. Mrs. and Napoleon joined his army in the 0f minor ships, guide them across the Ruth B. Crane. Hugh G White. Wilna Id, he was the embodiment of driv- Mediterranean to hostile shores and ham o. Sa ter. Mrs. Edith S. Dallner. lng energy which produced speed, beaches, and protect them at every warren Miller, Francis B Scott, Ed-ruthltssne&s and the unremitting ac- hour of the night and morning, from vein R. Chrissinger, Louis J. Buescher. tion. i observation and attack of enemy air falter M Hunt, Mrs. Mary M. Hunt.
In reviewing this Sicilian operation and naval power, perhaps none of us Miss E. Mae Grau. Oliver E. Tacken-we see evidence of this same quality of can appreciate hew great a feat of berg, Carol Crane, Mrs. Roberta Mc-generalship, cautious deliberation in organization and of convoy this naval coid. D. L. Cockes. Grin.. George Has-working out the last details of the achievement has been. ! senfritz, Tom J. McCabe, Gdn., R. H
plan, and then celerity, boldness and But in addition to convoying the Sammons, Stace Crowd, John T. Har-unresting effort in driving the assault expedition across the waters, allied Merton W. Wright, Bradley B. onward. naval vessels have taken a hand in wright, R. K. Crane, Mrs. Ruby Estle,
- I fighting ashore, such as has not been Robert Estle, Thomas Estle, Arthur R.
GERMAN GENERALSHIP has ef- seen for a great while. Fire from nav- Mills.
Cars In Accident On Highway 218
Waterloo, Iowa —(INS*— Frederick Kaltenbach, indicted for treason as a Nazi convert and a radio propagandist I against his homeland is a native of Waterloo wdiere he spent his youth. 1
A graduate of Iowa S ate College he once taught school in Dubuque.
The Iowa Lord Haw-Haw was a coast artillery officer in the first World War and he once was a member of the American Legion in Waterloo. In Waterloo Blast high school, the son 01 a German-bom butcher, he was active as a debater and his former schoolmates recalled w’hile he wras not regarded as brilliant in general, he displayed an irrense preoccupation with certain subjects, particularly history.
Two brothers, one a minister and the other a high school football coach tinware officers in the American armed services.
Kaltenbach went to Germany eight years ago for post-graduate study and shortly af er that became a Nazi propagandist.
Boulder In Park
Moved by Car
A car driven by Dale Sempf crashed into a large boulder at the triangle in Saunders Park Sunday moving the rock four or five feet &nd damaging the
car. The occupants left the scene and later the car was towed away. Flowers in the area were rather badly treated in the accident and iemoval»of the car.
COCKROACH INDIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR CALL OF FIRE DEPARTMENT
fected dramatic achievements in this a1 guns upon Sicilian coast defences war, but it has shown no success in was a great aid in the infantry land-
uniting the forces of other allied na- ings. This service is observable all Enlists In WAVES
♦ mnc ...jth the German armv and the way around the Sicilian coast from . w
turns wiin in* un mail wuq, n**u a Mlss ROSemarv Magana
while it has introduced new tactics Ocla to Catania. Naval gunnery, pn.b- ^ ^ ^ WAVEg and js nQW at home into war and won prodigious victories, ably from small vessels of the de- ^ aw(rfM ca„ tQ ,ralnmg. Her
ably from small vessels of the de-it has failed in strategic intelligence, stroyer type, blasted the coastal rein sound judgment of the strength and sistance.
tenacity of the opponents. > -
In the opening year of the present FOR A LONG TIME it his been war. the German armies taught the axiomatic that naval vessels could not necessity of combining under one com-1 contend with shore batteries. The a1-mand air power and troops fighting on lied ships may have kept away from* the ground. This was the basis of Italian fixed fortifications, if there their blitzkrieg. The allied command- were any, but they rendered a service ers have fully absored this lesson, to the troops on shore, that recalls the They have improved upon it. They help of Admiral Porter's gun boats at
parents. Mr. and Mrs. M Magana, reside at 316 Poplar street.
Miss Magana had been emnloyed as an operator on line II and Detonator, since May 29, 1942, at the Iowa Ordnance plant.
Cars driven by R E. Stutzman, rou'“ 2. ML Pleasant, and S. D. Bryson figured in an accident on highway 218 six miles south of Mt, Pleasant Sunday evening. Both cars were going south and weie meeting the Herman Jtteden truck from Salem. Stutzman w’as ahead and Bryson evidently blinded by the lights of the approaching car rammed the rear of the Stutzman machine. Both cars were damaged. Stutzman. who was accompanied by a has enlist- su,|fered cuts on the nose and fore
head. Bryson, station agent at Stockport, and his wife were uninjured.
First Major Step In Fascism’s Downfall
Firemen can blame a call this morning on the lowlv, troublesome cockroach.
At the Lubelcheck apartment building. the former Fouche property, 601 South Jackson, sulphur was ignited in an effort to get rid of the cockroaches. But the gas and smoke became much heavier than anticipated. The thick smoke was spreading to other parts of the house. Residents in the apartment became alarmed and called the firemen.
_I They rushed to the scene and await-
(INS)—Secretary ed developments. There were none,
Washington. D. C
of State Cordell Hull today flatly de- but just to make sure. Fireman Paul dared that the United States govern- Welcher put on a smoke mask the ment intends to insist on the uncondi- firemen use and started in. There was tional surrender of Italy despite King a leak in the mask’s mechanism. Fire-Victor Emmanuel’s assumption of pow - man Welcher came back cut of the er and the collapse of Benito Musso- I ines, shaking his head, almost belime and his 21 year old fascit regime fore he was through the first door-
The Concrete Facts
Against all speculation and flurry ol reports, these were the concrete facts:
1. Mussolini is out Badoglio rules a-long w ith his king.
2. Superficially a- least, Italy will continue to wage war until or unless Badoglio finds he can no longer depend upon his army to fight an unwanted conflict.
3. The allies will accept no compromise. The Casablanca “unconditional surrender" ultimatum holds just as good for the Badoglio regime as it did for Mussolini's d..-credited fascism.
4. Adolph Hitler remains strongly j.silent in the face of his axis partner’s
defection at a moment when the “new order” he chose to establish on the wreckage of a bomb-battered Europe was faced with the gravest crisis in its history.
Soon after Badoglio imposed martial law the Rome radio broadcast the make-up of the new regime.
Premier and war secretary is Marshal Badoglio. Named minister of foreign affairs was Baron Raflaele Guanglia. Four others were named to the cabinet.
The most important of these posts formerly were held by Mussolini in addition t the premiership.
As the day passed with no official clarification cf the situation, entirely uncorroborated rumors circulated in the press room of the ministry of information today that Mussolini already is dead.
ON WEST CLAY SOLD
_ Garretson and Garretson real estate
j * I . j brokers report the sale of the Mark
Hand Is Injured Brewster house on West Clay street to
Mrs. Libby Saterlee of Libby’s Cafe Miss Clemma Watkins of Fairfield. la.
Hull in a statement to his news conference described the collapse of Muslim and his 21 year old fascit regime, jor step in tile early and complete destruction and eradication of even
way. He tried another mask. It seemed better. Meanwhile quite a crowd had gathered.
Welcher went in and presently came back out with a report that there was
vestige of fascism both nationally and no fire damage; also with the report
J. H P t*er, bre der and r lser of line Abe deen Angus sto k, rota f*ve stef is I st week to A rn urs brough
Th s mask worked better."
While spectators watched the proceedings with interest, a parrot off in a d’stant mart cf the house could be heard over the entire neighborhood calling frequently
Allied Headquarters m No. th Africa —<INS>— Capture of an additional 7,000 axis prisoners including a number of generals wa announced bv General Dwight D El-* allower ’od*y a> decimated enemy forces retreated to Sicily’s northeastern corner for a last-ditch stand.
Classified In 1-A
Men classified in 1-A and whose
H-i-r-y-a-r-r!" names have been us ted a' the Selec-
With a stretch of the imagination, tne live Service office recently include-
call might have been “F-i-r-e!” Harold Kerr, John Perrenoud, Donald
had a painful accident last Saturday Mlss Wa'kills is a i.xter of Mrs. Clyde have added to this combination of Donaldson and Shiloh on the Tennes- evening when she caught her hand in Spray of this city Miss Watkins takes a I c I ma krt. recti irg $15.00 po:
arms ame branch which the Germans see river, and Farragut’s flotilla on the an electric fan. Several stitches were possession of the house August 1st and ’ IOO pounds The s'eers we e weighed at The house is occupied by two Stew- Martin, M*'bourne Conn and Eugene
did not employ, because they did not Mississippi in our own Civil war.
required to close the wound.
j will make her home in Mt. Pleasant. New Lord 'll and averaged 1160 pounds art families and Gholsons.