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SAVE ME--! AM PAPER- I Am Ammunition For War-Don't Waste or Throw Me Away o*£AftT!!C*t or M I T O f t V AND A R C H I V E S DIS H O l f t C S THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION iMAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL. L Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires (Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 19M Tills Paper Consists ot Two Sections--Section One NO. 71 BRITISH BLAST STETTIN IN BIG NIGHT ASSAULT Mosquito Bombers Hit Berlin, West Germany and Northern France ·'-, London, ((Pj--Stettin, Germany's biggest port on the Baltic, was, blasted by the RAF's heavy town ·wreckers Wednesday night and Berlin-.was bombed by mosquito raiders 1 in a double-edged assaul ./calculated to disrupt the emer- * gency supply system of the bal- vtered capital and shatter an important maritime lifeline to thr- Russian front. ·;_The air ministry, in announcing the Stettin attack, said the assaul was carried out in bright moon light on a heavy scale with th storm of bombs well concentrate '·.Von the objectives. *. Besides hitting Berlin for th 2nd. nignt in a row, thus allowin the,'bomb-pitted capital but on night's - surcease since Sundaj the mosquitos directed othe -blows at targets in western Gei many and northern France. Fifteen aircraft were lost in th assorted. attacks which included the 1,300-mile round trip raid on Stettin. The latter port, a city of 260,000 which is 75 miles northeast of Berlin, was last hit on April 20 when 90 buildings of a 5I-acre chemical factory were destroyed and severe damage done to edible oil factories, barracks, military depots and ammunition stores. Besides- being an important marine and railroad terminal for supply of Germany's Baltic front in Russia, Stettin is a key pee in Hitler's industrial structure where many submarines and! small ships are turned out. With extensive damage in the last few weeks to communications into Berlin and the disruption of the commercial center of Leipzig to the south recently, it was likely, too, that much emergency traffic-- including the shipment of bread--into Berlin had been diverted to routes through Stettin. r The ·bombing of the port city ·' may therefore have been another .':·.' the battle of Berlin. _. .: -.·:·!.'··?: Reports*-Jroui-rJS witzerlan'd-Wed- .-· ' nesday said ."'the"'German- capital was now half destroyed and that another 25 per cent of the city . .was badly damaged. The RAF's thundering night flee.t took off early in the evening for the long journey and did not get hack until dawn. But the losses were appreciably less than last April when-Stettin and Rostock were raided and 31 bombers were lost in the joint attack. The operation was the RAF's .3rd big raid in 5 days of January and the 4th in 8 days--a recort pace for what normally is the year's worst weather period. Meanwhile, the Stockholm AC tontidningen reported that the ar senal and the important Deutschi Werke naval shipyard at Kie were almost completely destroyei in .Wednesday's heavy bombe raid in which airfields at Bor deaux arid Tours in France an other industrial targets in west ern Germany were hard hit. Th shipyard built the pocket battle ship Luetzow, the battleshi Gneisenau. and the aircraft car rier Graf Zeppelin. The big U. S. bombers an escorting fighters which partic pated in the sweeping raids o Germany and France. Wedncsda were credited officially wit shooting down 95 nazi planes SPJ55 5th Army Opens New Drive; Batter On in Pillbox Maze U. S. CARRIER DOWNS JAP TORPEDO PLANE--Crewmen aboard a United States airplane carrier fall to the deck (No. 1) as a Jap torpedo plane, 1 of 6 that attacked the ship, roars near during an American December raid on the Jap-held Marshall islands. (No. 2) The low-flying Jap nears the carrier, as anti-aircraft gunners open up (smoke puffs and white streaks, which are tracer bullets). American marksmanship scores a hit on a wing (No. 3), which, soon disintegrates (No. 4). (AP wirephoto from U. S. navy newsreel) F. R. Lists Lend-lease at 18 Billion; 1944 to See 'Decisive Actions' Washington. (/P) -- President Roosevelt, in a report placing total lend-lcase aid to America's allies at 518,608,000,000 through Nov. 30, declared Thursday that 1944 "will be a year of decisive actions in the ·ar." He declared the united na-*~ ons had increased their powers defeat the axis and had "beat- n back our enemies on every ront." At allied war councils at Te- eran and Cairo a few weeks go, the president said, plans i ere made for major offensives hich will speed victory. "With the closer unity there chieved, " he asserted, "we shall e .able to strike ever increasing jlows , until the uncond itional sur- ender of-the.nazis and Japanese:" He credited lend-lease with: in- reasing the power/pf allied .off en- ives, emphasizing tremendous in - rcases in shipments of munitions- It was his 13th report on lend- ease since the program began in March, 1941, and it was transmitted to the secretary of the enate and clerk of the house. Up to the end of November, the program, which was described as : an essential element of united nations strategy." took 13.5 cents out of every dollar of American .var expenditures. Although the first 11 months of 1943 accounted for $10,356,000,000 of the total of lend-lease aid compared with §7,009,000,000 in all of 1942, a table in the report showed ihat the flow had been lessening every month since a peak was reached last August. The total includes money spent for such services as training combat pilots and repairing ships, as well as the value of goods to which title was transferred. Exports, the assistance actively recipient nations, country on the list for lend-lease butter a n d has received 33,500 tons. At the same time, American forces in the Pacific got 8,Z50 tons of butter through reverse lend- lease from. Australia, and New Zealand. From January through October, 1943, the report said the average American consumed 11 pounds of butter, whereas only 62/5 ounces per ^capita were lend-leased. Lend-lease aid to- Russia in the lirsf 10 months of-last year was -up 63 per ceflt~6ve£all '"Of"1942," with aircraft, ordnance' and other munitions constituting 56 per cent of the export value. 'The lend-lease aid we have furnished," the report asserted, has been effectively used in the red army's advances in the U k r a i n e and White Russia. Through October we sent to the U. S. S. R. nearly 7,000' planes, more than to any other lend-lease country; more than 3,500 tanks and 195,000 motor vehicles, including trucks, jeeps, motorcy- cyles and other vehicles. Exports of foodstuffs to the soviet union included 343,000 tons of wheat and flour, 277,000 tons of sugar, 324,000 tons of canned meat, 441,000 tons of fats and oils, 136,000 tons of dried fruits and vegetables and 38,000 tons of dried eggs. Munitions comprised 48 per cent of lend-lease exports to Britain in the first 10 months of 1943. The report told how lend- NAZIS USE NEW TYPE OF MINE Machine Explodes After Being Hurled Into Air Washington, (U.R)--The war department revealed Thursday that the Germans had perfected an ingenious new land mine which exploded in the air imcl was causing serious casualties among U. S. army personnel in Italy. The mine, dubbed "bouncm; Betty," is buried and has 3 prongs protruding above ground. When a prong is disturbed, a small charge hurls the mine some 5 feet in the air where it explodes, scattering steel fragments in all directions. Sometimes, the war departmen said, the soldiers can hear a sharp "pop" when a prong is stepped on This is caused by the firing of a powder train. When they hear this they.'.e .thgraselyes by dropping'quickly'tb tfie~ground the mine explodes laterally owever, most men fail to hea PUT PRESSURE ON NEW BRITAIN Japs Have Lost 160 Planes in 2 Weeks of Defending Rabaul By MOKRIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor By land and by air, allied forces stepped up the pressure in the campaign to remove 300 mile long New Britain as the key Japanese base in the southwest Pacific. While U. S. marines routed enemy remnants in the Borgen bay area on the island's western tip, warplancs from the south Pacific flew in again to the northeastern extremity to continue the air sweeps designed to knock out Ra- baul, the battered center ot Japanese strength on New Britain. That Rabaul can--and wilt--be bombed into uselessness, both as an air and shipping base, was the confident declaration of marine IMaj. Gen. Ralph 3. Mitchell of New Britain, Conn., whose Solomons air f o r c e neutralized the Nipponese air fields on invaded Bougainville. Although the Japanese have ost more than 160 planes in de- ense of Rabaul in the l a s t 2 veeks alone, Gen. Mitchell said le all-out air offensive against he enemy strong hold has "barely Nazis Retreat Into Pripet Marshes, Re-Form for New Stand; Reds Continue Gains By HENRY C. CASSIDY Moscow, (if)--The German army of Field Marshal Fritz von Mannstein has retreated into the Pripet marshes and re-formed for another stand along the pre-war Polish frontier west and south of Olevsk, a customs station which*- tarted yet." von't be Ions delivered to a d d e d up t o . S13,844,000,00 through October---more than Hi times the sum for all of 1942. Mu- Vleans of Averting 44 Pork Production )rop Are Discussed Des iMoincs, W) -- Means of verting a possible drop in 1941 ork production to a point below vartirne needs will be discussed t a midwestern conference here lease planes and bombs are helping to devastate German industries and mentioned tremendous offensives to be launched from mt;ons""accounFed "for"s4.674,000,- Britain. 000, an increase of 142 per cent] Obviously taking cognizance o over the corresponding 10 months of 1942. Russia got S3,550,000.000 of the the biggest score hung up since exports and the United Kingdom the Dec. 11 attack at Emdeii w h c n l S S fighters were destroyed. Wednesday's raids, which extended over a record -800-mile iront, cost' a total of 25 heavy bombers and 12 fighters. CREDITED WITH 26TH JAP PLANE Major Boyington Ties Record Set by Foss Guadalcanal. (/Pi--Major Gregory Boyinglon of Okanoqan, Wash., was officially credited Thursday with shooting down his 26th Japanese plane to tic the record set by a fellow marine Major .Joe Foss. Boyington, a former member ol the "Flying Tigers" in China, got his 26th in a raid on Rabaul. New Britain, 3 days ago. More than 50 fighters participating in the sweep over the Rapopo airdrome shot down 20 intercepting zeros, with 5 more listed as probables. Two corsairs were lost. The 30 year old flyer, leading ace in both the south and south- 1 west Pacific sectors, brought down his 25th enemy plane Dec. 26 over Rabauf. On Dec. 28, he hit a Japanese plane but it was listed only as a probable since it was not seen to crash. Other members of his "Blacksheep" squadron have expressed belief that Boyington destroyed 40 zeros in all. However, only those seen to crash, explode or burn have been listed on his confirmed score. $5,930,000,000. A considerable part of the report apparently was designed to answer criticism--some of it by members of a globe-circling committee of 5-senators who visited major war theaters. One section, for instance, complete with reproductions of labels, hammered at the theme that lend-lease items are well marked to show they originated in the U. S. A. Some critics had said that the British were redistribut- ng lend-lease goods under their own labels. Another section evidently was aimed at reports that civilians in north Africa were burning up a lot of American gasoline while motorists in this country were compelled to skimp. It said all oil products, upon arrival in the area, are allocated by allied headquarters and that essential civilian services in the first 8 months of last year got less than a fourth the gasoline normally consumed. None of the fuel, the report said, was allocated for pleasure driving or non-essential services, and even essential users, like doctors, got less gasoline on the average than A-card holders in the United States. The report noled that many private cars had been requisitioned in north Africa and added: "Since these cars in many cases arc not clearly marked as military vehicles they may lead a casual observer to believe that more cars are using gasoline for civilian purposes than is the fact." Only a minute fraction of 1 per cent of America's coal production has moved into lend-lease channels, the report said, and none demands that have arisen in thi: country that America be nllovvci to retain airfields she has bull abroad after the war. the repor said lend-lease equipment stalled in the fields would b taken into account in final lend lease settlements. "The question of the futur use of airfields in all parts of th world, both for strategic and com mercial purposes," it said, "in volves many other factors beside lend-lease, ot course. "The final and complete answe can be found only through th continuing and successful co laboration ot the united nation in international commerce afle the war and the development o a~system ot general military s curity in which the interests both the United States and th other united nations are fully protected.'" But, he added, now." "it On the heels of damage to 2 icavy cruisers and 2 destroyers at icarby Kavieng, New Ireland, to vhich much enemy shipping has been diverted from Rabaul. allied airmen scored a direct hit on another Japanese cruiser off New Hanover, north of Kavieng. The Kavieng airdrome and harbor also were bombed. American Mitchells and Aus- the Soviets captured Monday. This stiffened resistance on the main route from Kiev to Warsaw developed as the massive drive of Gen. Nikolai Vatutin's 1st Ukraine army swept southward toward the -Dniester river, the pre-war Rumanian border, at an accelerated pace following the capture of Berdichev, pivotal rail center 25 miles south ot Zhitomir. Advices from the front said that von niannsteiii had taken up positions favorable for defense with his left flank protected by the marshes and was making .a determined stand west of Olevsk along the railway leading to Kowel. a city 130 miles inside the former Polish border, and also in the region southward between Gorod- nitza and Novogorod-Volynski. Capture of the latter town, less than 20 miles from the pre-war border was announced Tuesday. After hjs own forces had retreated across to their present positions, the nazi commander _ had an opportunity to destroy the bridges over 2 tricky water barriers in this area--the Ubort river which flows just west ot Olevsk nd the Sluch river which swings i a northwesterly direction from ·iovogorod-Volynski. A dispatch to the Moscow News, said Vatutin's northern wing had rolled more than 90 miles west of Kadomsyl, starting point of the red offensive from the Kiev bulge. (A 90-mile advance due west from Radomsyl would put the Russians across the pre-war border at Kortcc. Previous dispatches reported that the red army had crossed the border west of Olevsk, .a pre-war customs station 45 miles east of Sarny.) ic first pop. One heroic soldier was reporte have heard the warning noise id realizing what would happen his company commander and everal other soldiers if the mine xploded, kept his foot on it. He jst a leg but saved his comrades. an. 21 and 22. Arrangements for the meeting Iralian beauforts. manned by Dutch crews, cut deeper into Japanese shipping losses, blowing up enemy cargo vessels of 2,000 and 4,000 tons at Koepang on the coast of T i m o r island northwest of Australia. American marines who have held the eastern flank of the Cape Gloucester invasion front on New Britain drove the; Japanese farther east in ari attack'in which the leathernecks had the support of planes, tanks and artillery. A second marine force, meanwhile, made contact 7 miles southwest ot Cape Gloucester with ; unit which had landed southwest of the cape on the invasion day Dec. 26. It was this former contingent which captured the Gloucester airdrome and 2 airstrips now under repair. The Tokyo r a d i o declared Thursday "our forces in New Brit ain now are inferior to cncniv forces which have landed oil the island." Allied fighters aimed t h e i strafing guns at the Rappo air drome at Rabaul Monday in ; raid that produced a new air hero Major Gregory Boyinglon. Th Okanogan, Wash., marine flye bagged his 26th Japanese plane t tie the all-time records of Majo Joe Foss of Sioux Falls. S. Dak., English language 'weekly, said the eds had broken through the Gcr- an defenses along the Sluch. Fall of Berdichev after a bloody -day siege gave Gen. Nikolai /atutin's southern wing the green ight to speed up its march to the Dniester river, where the Germans were said to be rushing new defense fortifications. Capture ol 3erdichev won a special' order of :he day from Premier Stalin, and 224 guns iired .a 20-salvo salute to the. victory at 1 a. m. Thursday. Tank and infantry columns were pushing on toward Vinnitsa, 50 vere discussed here Wednesday, t will be sponsored by the Iowa iwine Producers' association and he American Pork Producers' as- ociation. War Food Administrator Jones jnd OPA Administrator Bowles lave been asked to send rcprescn- .ativcs to the session. Those who will attend include swine specialists, agricultural of !icials and officers of swine producers' associations from Iowa, N e b r a s k a , Minnesota, Illinois, South Dakota. Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Kansas. S p o'k e s m e n at Wednesday's meeting said they were concerned over present indications that mid- western farmers may reduce their 1944 spring pig crop far more than the 16 per cent indicated in the government's December pig survey, as compared to 1943 spring pig totals. William F. Yungclas o[ Webster City, president of the Iowa association, said reports from the mid- west indicate many farmers are planning to cut production more than they need to in view of the feed situation and the needs of the nation. in the present war, and Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker in World war I. Five other zeros were shot down. The Japanese lost 5 more planes in attacks on American positions at Saidor, on the north coast of New Guinea, where a Rth army task force landed Sunday. has gone to Britain. Russia, it said, is the onlj Breaks Perfect 2 Year Record of Work to Observe 80th Birthday Chicago, fP) -- He had worked as a guard at a north side war plant lor 2 years without an absence. When he didn't show one afternoon his bosses were anxious to find the reason. I seerns John Moeller had a valie excuse. He had come out of retirement to take a war job after Pearl Harbor. After 2 years at it he took a half-holiday to celebrate his 80th birthday. miles due south of Berdichcv, .first stop on the 100-mile drive to the Dniester river bastion of Mogilov Podolski. Capture of Vinnitsa and Zhmer- iiika, rail junction on the Odessa- Warsaw railway 20 miles further south, would deprive the half million Germans inside the Dnieper river bend of a large part of their and further narrow their escape corridor to the west. (While Vatutin's shock troops swung down through southwestern Ukraine, London radio quoted ii Berlin broadcast as saying that ice was forming in the lower Dnie- per and suggested that freezing of he river would help the Russians o close the trap on the remnants of the German Gth army in the Dnieper bend). Tarascha, 25 miles southeast o[ Jelaya Tserkov, and Krivchunka, miles directly south, were among the 60 or more towns cap- .urecl in Vatutin's Thursday ad- ;ancc, a Russian communique said. Ocherctnki, 27 miles north- REDS AND POLES NOT IN ACCORD Appear Farther Apart in Territory Dispute Washington, (fP]--Russia and the Polish government-in-exile Thursday appeared farther apart than ever in their territorial dispute--settlement of which might speed the rout of German armies. The breach, which gives added importance to the forthcoming visit here of Polish Premier Stanislaw Mikolajczyk, stems from the London-based Polish government's contention that Russia should have guaranteed pre-war Poland's territorial integrity before her troops chased the Germans across ! the old Polish boundary. That, in effect, was a statement of the government's unrelenting position that -the territory belongs to Poland. Moscow has been equally insistent that "the contested territories axe integral parts of White Russia'and the western Ukraine. This attitude received its latest expression Wednesday in an editorial in Pravda, communist party organ, which declared that ques- YANK TROOPS SLOWLY SMASH AHEAD IN SLEET Wave After Wave of U. S. Planes Drop Salvos on Enemy Allied Headquarters, Algiers, (£) --Mild-caked American troops, opening a long-awaited 5th army offensive with British troops on a 10 mile front in driving sleet and rain, have smashed and battered their way inside the pillbox maze of San Vittore where they are fighting the Germans hand-to- hand for possession of the remaining half of the town, allied headquarters announced Thursday. The A m e r i c a n and British ground forces, supported by wave upon wave of American invader dive-bombers which t w i s t e d through lowhanging clouds to lay salvos of bombs on the enemy's gun positions, advanced an average of a mile in the first day of their offensive on the 10-mile tions regarding Polish and other territories in which Russia is interested are domestic Russian questions not subject to interference by outsiders. Prnvda thus made it clear once more that the disputed Polish areas already are summed to be front, allied headquarters said. The advance was on a front 5 miles wide on either side of the Via Casilina. the main road to Cassino and Rome. The British surged forward in the 5 mile southern half of the sector from a point west of Rocca, while the Americans swept down from the heights around San Vittore on the north side of. the road west of Venafro. Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's of- ensive which broke weeks ol mi- or activity along the Italian front tarted under dripping, wind- wept skies Tuesday night. San Vittore, 6 miles from Casino, had been converted into a ortress with every house a pillbox and with the Germans due taU vinecellars where. _the terrific battering of allied artillery CM!*. not reach them. The entire town ,vas a system of fortifications and lank traps. But by noon AVcdncsday the Americans had driven through the outer defenses and taken half the .own. Violent hand-to-hand conflict was taking place for the other half. Dispatches from the front said .he Germans o p e n e d up the part of the soviet union. Along the same line the soviet intorma- day spoke of the Polish areas as having been liberated in 1930 "from the yoke of the Polish usurpers." The effect of the dispute from a military angle already is being felt. The Russian pursuit of th Germans across Poland could b materially assisted by the Polish underground if that organizatio were directed to co-operate in sabotage and other guerrilla ac tivities behind the German lines. · However, the Polish governmon at London announced Wednesda fiercest artillery and mortar fire n many weeks as the British and Americans rose from their positions and began their offensive. "The Germans are fighting bitterly for every inch of ground in their customary style, but have been driven back at least a mile in most places," a military spokesman said. Despite flic weather hazards the American A-36 invaders roared in under the clouds, skipping just above the ground at 300 miles an hour- to strafe and bomb the enemy's emplacements. Because of .their spaed .the invaders were unable to observe accurately the damage they did, but Capt. James H. Cooper of Rutherford, N. J.. reported seeing Ger- that underground leaders ha been instructed to give full co operation with the Russians only[ I n a u' troops scatter wildly under in event that diplomatic relations ; Hie attack. were rc-cslablislicd. Otherwise cast of Vinnitsa, also Tell to the lncy continue ail independent, unreel army advance guards, as did i co-ordinated resistance to the Vrublievka, 20 miles cast of Po- Germans, lonnoe in the Sluch river basin. The Germans left more than 4,000 dead as they retreated southward. The news dispatches carrier boy. Buy War Savings Bonds nnd Stamps from your Globe-Gazette All Animals in Berlin Zoo Removed London, (tP)--The German-con- Iroled Vichy radio said Thursday that all the animals remaining in the once-famous Berlin zoo had been removed after the last heavy raid on the German capital the night of Jan. 2. Most of the animals were sent to Barcelona, said the broadcast. Previous reports from Berlin through neutral sources said that many of the animals had escaped from the zoo during the heavy bombing and that they had been hunted Father and Son Will Report for Induction Harrisburg, Pa.. iP) -- Father and son will report for induction into the armed forces the same day this week. James F. M. Wenrich, Jr., 18 year old high school senior, waived an educational deferment to volunteer for service when his dad. 36, was called by his draft board. down by soldicrf tommy guns. armed with KILLED IX PLUNGE Chicago. /P)--Edward J. Hanson, 53, of Sioux City, was killer in a plunge from the 4lh floor ol the Illinois Central hospital Wednesday. Fined $111 for Sending in False Fire Alarms South Bend, Ind., (U.R1--Henry Shir. fiO. was found guilty for the second time of sending in a false fire alarm. He was fined a total of S i l l , which he will serve at SI n day. "I still like to -see the fire- I men gel a workout," Shir said. i Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Fair and not much change in temperature Thursday night and · Friday. Lowest temperature Thursday night in Mason City 5. Iowa: Considerable cloudiness and continued cold, with occasional light snow in the north portion Thursday night and the west portion Friday. Minnesota: Occasional light snow extreme south and mostly fair remainder of state Thursday night. Snow south and partly cloudy north portion Friday. Continued cold except slightly colder extreme south portion Thursday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum AVcdncsday 25 Minimum Wednesday night 4 At 8 a. m. Thursday ' 13 YEAR AGO: Bagramians Army I Scores New Coins I Nazis Make Vain Counter AHocks Maximum Minimum None of tile low-Hying invaders was lost despite Ihc hazards from trcetops. mountain peaks and small arms fire. The taking of San Viltore would open the way to Cassino, the main allied objective in western Italy for many -weeks, and the breaking up of defenses at Cassino) would open the path to Rome throuRh a broad valley \vhere armored forces could deploy. The Germans arc reported to have constructed n "southern Siegfried" line, similar to their defenses in western Germany, in the hills as far back as Cassino, however. British troops, in the southern I half of the sector, captured 47 German prisoners as they ad! vanccd on the bend ot the Garig| liano river. Most of them ap- | pea red to be youths of about 20, ! To the northeast in the 8th j army sector. Canadians look a height overlooking the village o£ | Torre Mucchio. Fighting was severe along the Adriatic coast, while inland British artillery j shelled German transport near Orsogna. Making one of their deepest lienetrations of the Adriatic, the British destroyers Janua and Jervis. tossed between 200 and 300 shells into German communications at Pesaro, south of Himini. American spitfires b o m b e d shipping and port installations at o f t-h a m m c r e d Civitavecchia, northwest of Rome, and at Port Ercole near Orbetello on the western coast. GERMANS ADMIT "VERY WIDE PENETRATION"-With the Germans admitting a "very wide penetration" of German eastern defenses, the Russians announced the fall of Berdichcv, former German headquarters in the Ukraine, as they drove toward the Bug river in an attempt to trap enemy forces in the.Dnieper bend. ARRIVE IX ENGLAND London, (iP)--Carole Landis and George Raft, film stars, arrived in Great Britain Thursday where they will join the USO in entertaining American troops stationed ,lhcrc.

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