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SAVE ME--I AM PAPER- 1 Am Ammunition For War · Do«'f Waste or Throw Me Away OF H I S T O R Y A N D A R C H I V E S DCS , U O I N C S U "THE NEWSPAPER THAT YOU L WAKES AtL NORTH JOWANS NEIGHBORS" s and United PIKS full Leased Wires (Five Cenls a Copy) SARNY IS TAKEN AFTER ASSAULT ACROSS SLUCH Important Strongpoint in Old Poland Now in Hands of Russians 'London, OP;--Russian troops ot the'first Ukraine army have captured : Sarny, Premier Stalin announced Wednesday, seizing the fortified railway junction 35 miles within 'old Poland after an assault over the Sluch river. Stalin's order of the day declared Sarny was "an important stroncpoint in the German defenses ,la the Fotessye direction." The soviet forces crossed the Sluch Tuesday-and then took Sarny. by assault, said the order broadcast by Moscow and recorded by; the soviet Monitor. ·The key railway center, astride · north-south line and also on a line west of Warsaw, had virtually been encircled, and soviet advance units already were pushing beyond Sarny. Towns on the railway north and south were taken Tuesday,'effectively breaking the nazi supply route, and forcing the Germans to rely oh the railway running through Brcst-Litovsk 135 miles farther west. Stryelsk; 7 miles north of Sai'ny, and Nc-novichi, 7 miles south, were seized Tuesday. The nazitj were mustering all available tank and infantry reserves in an effort lo stem the Russian advance, Bed Star dispatches said, ami fighting all along- the 1 front was assuming a more violent character. ' At no point, however, the dispatches, added, was the enemy able to stop the soviet drive, de- | spite the heavy weight of armor I '· thrown into the battle. j .Furious tank , charges against' troops .of Gen.- Nikolai Vattitin approaching t.fie Odessa-Warsaw railway .were beaten back, Red Star said,-with guerrilla detach, ments lending valuable aid to the soviet regulars. The Germans were also reported . launching fierce counter-assaults: south and southwest .of Berdichev, but these, too, were smashed; JRed Star added; j : From ; trisfde" the'Dnieper beTSl- where huge concentrations of German troops face "encirclement by the'forces led by Vatutin and Gen. Ivan ; S' Kpnev, enemy resistance · also was increasing, Red Star re- 1 ported. : ' ' , " · , These German counter-attacks were not surprising; it was pointed out, as there have been recurring reports of heavy German reinforcements 'being pushed to the front as the situation became more and more dans era us. ' The nazis, jt was said, must continue their -resistance, no matter what the cost, in order to avoid a major calamity not only in the Dnieper bend but as far west as Odessa. The. war is already being brought closer, to Rumania as Va- tutin's troops continue their march down the Ukrainian steppes toward the Odessa railway, thus threatening to throw the Germans back on the resources of that satellite nation. The riazis, dispatches said, have been able to bring in reserves in divisional strength, "despite their reverses of the past 2 weeks, and these fresh units have 'taken up the fight under new commanders who have been rushed to the front to try and' halt the red army offensive. . ' MASON CITY. IOWA. WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 12, 19« HOME EDITION rnnm POUNDPIRBS, ATHENIAN PORT 5th Army Seizes More High Ground in Gains on Italian Front Allied Headquarters. Algiers, fp) --Allied bombers, striking another day-and-night doubleheyder blow into the Balkans, battered Piraeus CHURCHILL CONVALESCING--Pniiie. Minister Winston'' Churchill, I Gen.:Harold Alexander. Eisenhower i comrnandei'-in-chief of allied forces in Chui'chiirshows the effects of his illness. Held for Slaying on Farm; Victim's Wife ; Made Escape ' "1,'"7" '," "'^ atlack - sl ?''"g SHOOTS WIFE AND KILLS SELF Marquetre Couple Found Dead in Home heie Wednesday, charged with the' brutal !!__» rett Warden,-. 48, at his farm home near Cowrie, southwest of here. Sheriff Joe E. McMahou said 45, veterai'rbr"World'.' day evening shot and Goltz, ,"-Tiies- 1 'his 1 _ l , - · * » - ! . * M I I U I I £ ( M I L ·farrctt had confessed he attacked Warden with an iron bar. hitting him over the head 4 times as he' stepped from his car After that he went to the Warden house, McMahon said, entered and struck Mrs. Warden over the head with the butt end of a gun. She fought off the , attack .and .escaped through,.arwindow.' ^She was not badly injured.- :· '" ·: '' ; ' . ' . · · -. : ' ' . . . - ft LEADS RtJSSIANS-G«n. Nikolai F. Vatatln (above) commands the Russian first Ukrainian army which has driven west ·f Kiev into pre-war Poland and southwest toward Ru- 1 mania. - · · OPA Investigator Is Given Merit Diploma New York. liP)--An OPA investigator received a merit diploma from Washington for "initiative and. ingenuity in a direct contribution to the vital work of a war -agency." His contribution: A suggestion that the Roman numeral II be substituted for the Arabic 2 on all future OPA regional price reg- .uiatibns.' ' ' ' . ' ~- , .K.»H.» .nj LIU.- uuacK- OUE ne lived un wife, Tabitha; -'42, as. she was o'clock Wednesday morning. speaking on the telephone, and .,_ T h.e_. Attack. _ occurred between then turned the gun on himself. Both were dead wjien Goliz' brother Lawrence, and 2 other men forced an entry into' the home. · ' .. · Goltz .had - b e e n : ' i n ill health for some time and ' had been brooding over his condition, Sheriff E..W. Carlson said. Mrs; Ray Mehaffey, of McGregor, was speaking by , phone to' Mrs. Goltz when she heard an explosion. Failing'to get a response from Mrs. Goltz, she telephoned neighbors who found the doors locked. They summoned the man's brother, who forced an entry and found the couplCidcad. Two children survive. They are Mrs. Leonard Reubendahl, Chatfield, Minn., and Dixie, a freshman in high school. 10 and· 11 o'clock Tuesday ni«ht just after Mr. and Mrs. Warden had returned to their farm home Jarrett had walked 4 miles from Cowrie lo the Warden home, he told the sheriff, and had laid in · wait" for them, when he found they were away. After tlie attack he walked back .to Cowrie, he said, where he was arrested by Sheriff McMahon at 2:30 Wednesday morn- ins at his rooming house. He offered no resistance. Preliminary charges are expected to be filed against Jarrett Wednesday, by County Attorney Thomas M. Kealy. NEAR SLUM LEVEL Des Moines, (/P)--After hearing Miss loIa'Quigley, chairman of : the ADMITS HE SHOT HIS STEPFATHER Humboldt Boy Caught on Farm Near Minden Council Bluffs, (rP; -_ D o r 11 Machovec, 15 year old Humboldt farm boy, has admitted shooting at his stepfather "because he scolded me about giving the calves too much straw," Sheriff Riley Nelson said Tuesday night. The stepfather; Paul Voss, 41, died a f t e r - t h e shooting^ in Humboldt Saturday, night. Machovec, object of a; statewide .search^-was -.-r-v-'vJi't^-y; ..- · . , ; «;,i,»t..'..,',j ^ - 7 · · · - , * ? TM° .'*'"= siouna communique said ' ·WarbTen-s;Vdd''wi s ~cVusi^ - £ * h i#-. b . u t^"lived until 7 Ktl^t^fe^?'^ 0 ^ ««^ ^ther -.high ground his-father,' John'fachovoc. is employed as a farm hand, "But I. didn't, intend to - kill him,", the .youth, held here until authorities return him to Humboldt, is said lo have told Nelson. "1 never had any fun with him. He was always crabbing, at me." · · Voss. came upon him while he was putting out straw -for the calves and scolded him, the Big Scale Evacuation of Sofia Is Reported London, (IP)--The Cairo radio said Wednesday that evacuation , youth related.. Nelson quoted him as saying: "I d o n l f k n o w what came over me. I took as much as 1 could | and then grabbed my rifle. I fired once and he fell. I fired again and then ran." Humboldt County Attorney Franklin Jacqua has filed a preliminary; information a g a i n s t Machovec and a coroner's jury at Remvick Monday returned a scaled verdict in the case; iviiaa AUIU v^uigiey, cnairman oi-the "--·" ·i\._Mnwwnj mui, uvacuauon housing committee of the D e s j o f Sofia, the much-bombed capi- Moines Civic Council of Women's tal Pf Bulgaria, nosv is under-way clubs renort t h a t n hiMisint» ^,.no I o n ·* large'scale. The radio re- near \n^ n±l* ^ ^·", £ iTM;"*^ 4 «'?* °" Monday near the downtown district had been sinking toward a slum level the council decided Tuesday to survey housing needs in the.area described- · ' , . - ' ·', inflicted considerable damage to industrial districts and added that the government and ministries were understood to be leaving the city. SHAW PROPOSAL STUDIED Des Moines, (£)--The staleMax commission Wednesday a suggestion of Col. Frank E. Shaw of the judge advocate general's department, ^seventh service command. Omaha, that beer sold in the post exchanges at Fort DCS Moiiics' and Camp Dodge This Paptf Comlsta ol Two Sections--Section On* Yanks Lose 59 Bombers, 5 Fighters Over Germany; Down 100 Nazi Craft ^ v ' ' " ~ " ~ - , C «C ;!; -ir £? i .v j, ,,., . . _,_ ffiJ?«^?S5?^ FACTORIES FOR the port of Athens in Greece, in heavy force Tuesday, while aground the 5th army seized more high ground in Italy, allied headquarters announced Wednesday. (The German communique said the nazis had been thrown out of Cervaro, fortified village 4 miles east-southeast of Cassiuo on the Rome road, ''after hard righting,'" and also lost a mountain top lo the northeast. (Cervara was the last village outpost guarding Cassino, the powerful nazi stronghold blocking the road to Rome. Allied troops had closed in on the village from the south and the northeast.) The one-two punch against Piraeus was delivered by ;'a considerable force" of flying fortresses by day, followed by RAF Welling- tons swooping in Tuesday night. Sofia, capital of Bulgaria, was hammered Monday in the same kind of swift blows. Fortress crewmen declared t h a t many fires were started in the harbor area, und a warehouse blew up. Fortress gunners downer! 5 German fighters, and their lightning escorts bagged 3 more. The Wellingtons hit about 10 p.m., starting at leasl 9 large fires and touching off one huge explosion. - ·The ground communique said was seized. Enemy pockets ot resistance were cleaned up "and our front line straightened oi.il." Artillery duels and patrol activity marked both the 5th and 8th army fronts. The British destroyers Troubridge and Tumult, prowling the Adriatic coast Sunday night, damaged railway trains by 'gunfire, and hit a schooner, driving it aground. Their guns also bombarded San Benedetto. Eleven enemy planes were destroyed during widespread operations, and 7 allied aircraft were missing. .* Honesty of Boy Sends ' 10 Cent War Stamp on Round-About Trip IIUIIUIIL-U uiere were times when Washington, (/P) -- The honesty tney thought they never would of an 11 year old boy sent a sin- ° ct ,°ack. es. ff --The state* tax "t "" " · : '" um "^ = cul u =""- ThT. had undfr artvi«»m«nit- sle io cent war savings stamp on , I n o ^*S£? V o? m oS · TMTM*-» b «* iourney that'will h«vy make it possible for a Rock Rapids, Iowa, postal clerk to balance his books. Eugene Schnepf, who lives on a farm near Alvord. Iowa, wrote Berlin Daylight Defense Plan By COLLIE SMALL London, (U.R)_German pilots, misled by American tactics into believing they were meeting the first U. S. daylight smash against Ber- 111. WPl'O l l ' i f T f f t f t T*lf«crlilv intr* i*Ai.A.3Kr. rr ..*..».«..«.·. .... .1 . . .. 1. ,, * t t ^ j ..v-.v. intcwus me mat vj. s. aayiigm smash against Berlin, were tricked Tuesday into revealing strategy and weapons they have been carefully saving for*-- --· -the "pay-off fight" in the European skies. There were indications that the _ _. German fighter pilots--fanatic' in T ^ their zeal to protect Berlin-- I O r~lC Tn I lrmv"» foueht among themselves to eel * «kJQ LVJ V_7 UtJll the first jrant af iculttmA ....^i .... -*- the first crack v at Isolated and unescorted eroups of U. S. heavy bombers. The new tactics' the nazis -- -· *.». k.v.j inc jitii.1;, ( j a i r n ([1 brought out for this blazing battle sources sai d over northwestern Germany were Adolf Hitler i -,lfl -ll-xi^l ! n i t !r.r. » - r J U -. .- - . . - . * » V i W l i J . 4 . 1 L I 1 . 1 1 an application ot (he principles , · · , * *^ i" "".ifn-o 10 persu ?. .., na ^,L. maneu y cl s l ? TM «·»" Russia at fare. They us- -I smoke just as destroyers do in an attempt to mask the movements of a fleet. They wheeled into line _. once in an effort to screens avert a nazi disaster on the soviet 3«st as , the full power of rocket broad- hitiTnciiinc i-- ··"""·"- nes 01 recent conferences with TMve e ''o 1 ? ±j°,±is! nt'T 1 , 65 ? r bass f d(n ; l ? Gci many, urged Japan to strike im- £r,ss- *«*·«= SiSSST-MSS S"t Edwivrl T) Rniri,.,- r iT'V Hle Soviets would join the TMtfw^., V'-r^ M? *"?,,£* a^j?:«-£ smoke screen: "The enemy planes lined up so that they made a trail right in front of us. Just before they started to attack the leading plane let out a plume of smoke, attempting to hide the others. At first I thought it was an accidental backfire from the leader's ship but it happened 4 times." . Sgt. Ernest \V. Clauser D u n cannon. Pa., a ball turret gunner, told about the Germans maneuvering into a broadside line: "On our first run over the tar- Ket \ve were all by ourselves. There wasn't even any flak. Then, off in the distance, wt saw 18 ships. They were stacked in a neat fortress-type formation and for a. moment we were relieved because we thought some reinforcements were on the way. "They circled in formation and then we saw that they were Mes- serschmms-lJO. They got ar.cmnd t o - t h e side of us arid tlien thcv ,did the neatest 'right-into-line' movement you ever saw. When all of them were facing us. they let go a broadside of rockets. The rockets seemed to burst in a great line of red and yellow fire. "The whole mass of the rockets flew into'our formation. Most of them missed but some of them got lucky hits. We felt like we were fighting from Hying pill boxes and those Messerschmitts were infantry coming over the top." Going from base to base Wednesday in a jeep, United Press Correspondent Dougald Werner and I interviewed scores of flyers in an attempt to find out what the battle of ''hell in the heavens" was like Tuesday. The experience of Lieut. Col. Lonis G Thorup of Sail Lake City was fairly typical. Many of the boys in Thornp's formation or 28 flying fortresses admitted there were times when i vi i uus jvnjint.'-') anci camp uocf^e I, * · should be exempt from the 4 cents! " 1e , trcasl "' y ' c - ;nlaln "'8 : a gallon state b e e r ' t a x because' . ,"', c V ° ck Ro|)icis w i t h the installations are military reservations my dad. and while I was there I Thorup's formation ran into icavy weather half way over Germany. When the forts came out of it the hundreds of other bombers and fighters which had been nearby, no longer were there with them. The 28 forts were on their own. but pressed forward lowm-cl Hie target. They had hoped to be able to purchased S7.50 worth of war do visual bombins. but \vhcn they savings stamps. "When 1 got home and started pasting them in my new stamp book, I found out that the clerk had given me an extra stamp by mistake. Since I don't get. to Rock Rapids very much. J am sending you the extra stamp." Eugene's letter was routed to Louis L. Collie, chief of the treasury's division of bookkeeping and warrants. Collie forwarded the stamp for "proper disposition."' Postoffice officials said the stamp would be mailed back to the Rock Rapids postmsstcr to be credited to the account of the clerk who made the sale. , got over the larsel, clouds closed in just as the bombardiers were lining up their sights. It was then that the Messer- schmitts wheeled in broadside formation and fired their rockets as described by Sergeant Clauser. "tt was kind of weird waiting up there for death. There weren't any tracer bullets, but those 20- millimeters of Jerry's were bursting all around like little stars. It was 33 below zero, but we were working so hard and sweating so much that we turned off the heat in our suits and took off our gloves/' Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette Gets Divorce; Dancer ""'" ^ Mate Tossed Her About 1 Weather Report 1 FORECAST Mason City: Fair Wednesday night and Thursday; lowest Wednesday night in Mason City, zero; warmer Thursday. Iowa: Fair Wednesday night and Thursday and warmer Thursday. Hitler Urges front FIGHTER CRAFT Victories by Allied Air Escorts Have Not Yet Been Announced BULLETIN Wednesday "that ^ on ^n, (UP)--The United is doing his utmost States 8th air force lost 64 -"--·- planes in Wednesday's air battle over Germany, it was announced officially Wednes- Fight on Reds C a i r o , (U.P.) -- Well - informed to persuade Japan lo attack . Informants said Hitler, in a series of recent conferences , later the Soviets would join the ing. in the war against the Japanese. Hitler was said to have proposed a "Russian Pearl Harbor" as a diversionary measure aimed at drawing red army strength from the offensive against Germany in the west. · Usually informed quarters un- Hitler insisted in derstood that his meetings with Ambassador Hiroshi Oshima that Japan launch an attack on Vladivostok and on the Maiitliurian frontier, especially at ChangkurenK, the scene of a border "incident" in July, 1938 Informants - said Hitler based the main weight of his proposal on the contention that eventual war between Japan and Russia was inevitable and the Japanese Should seize the advantage of a surprise attack. First Victory Ship, Faster Than ^Liberty Boats, Is Launched P o r t l a n d , Ore., (U.P.) -- The "United Victory," the nation's first victory ship, slid down the ways at Henry J. Kaiser's Oregon Shipbuilding corporation's yai'tls Wednesday. The victory ship, longer, faster and better equipped than the pug-nosed liberty, "will be cap- nble of making the round trip to Britain in 21 days, a third -jf the " required by the liberty ship," er said. :tory ships have been designed for conversion to use' in peacetime, Kaiser said. Car'Strikes Truck and Tears Porch Off House Nashua--A. L. Rhutasel, 68, of ^-^-j .."na^ii ^aiu iijnij; lorircsses Chapin narrowly escaped death undoubtedly entered the capital's Tuesday afternoon when his car defense zone. Swedish repo-'~ -: J failed to stop at an intersection at sor ne bombs fell on Berlin. Nashua and ran into a semi-truck driven by R. M. Marshall, Osage. after attending relative here when the collisio ruiaiive nere wnen me collision *" el ucvuiupmeni 01 tne so-called occurred. After striking the truck ; a»« to hand tactics, whereby the his car ran through a" ditch 'and into the 11. Strowson tearing off the enclosed porch! One wheel was embedded under the porch. Rhulasel escaped with a cut 0:1 the forehead, but his car was damaged beyond repair. Marshall was unhurt. The engine of the truck was torn out by the impact and thrown into the ditch. day night. An American headquarters announcement said 59 bombers and 5 fighters were miss- More than 100 enemy in-' lerceptor planes were destroyed by American flying fortresses, the announcement revealed. U was not immediately clear how many planes the G e r m a n s lost altogether, sinte the estimate of more than 100 did not include those destroyed by U. S. and British fighter escorts. The targets of the raiding- fleet were German fighter assembly plants at Oschersleben, Halberstadt and Brunswick as well as other objectives. Excellent bombing results were observed, the American communique said. .More-than 700 U n i t e d : States bombers took part. L o n d o n---Massive American raiding fleets w e r e believed Wednesday to have shot down a record number ot German planes --more than 300--in the biggest air batlte ever /ought over Germany which London newspapers estimated cost them more than 60 planes. The German hieh command claimed 136 American planes were destroyed, including 124 4-motored bombers, in.the great battle fought 5 miles above the reic'h. Obviously believing the great aerial /msluughl to be the first American daylight thrust at Berlin, the nazis revealed tactics and \veapons they had been saving for the defense of their battered capital. Brig. Gen. Robert F. Travis of Savannah, Ga., who commanded an air division which bombed a key target, said flying fortresses undoubtedly entered the capital's defense zone. Swedish reports said . The Berlin radio quoted military sources that the German "suc- iven oy K. ra. iviarsnall, Usage, auuitea ui.u ine uerman "suc- Rhutasel was on his way home cesses" were '-not (he result of a 'ter attending the funeral of a ncw a' r defense system, but fur- , - ther dcveldpment of the so-called C'hicaifo. U.R _ M,s . Dorothy i-wmg. 27. relaxed Wednesday after "just one dizzy episode after another of flying through the air." Judge Robert J. Dunne granted her §15 a week separate maintenance from her husband, Earl, 38, whom she said was a graceful, perfect partner in their adagio stage act, but at home tossed her from one end of the room to another. Ewing weighs 200 pounds. His wife weighs 70. LEAVES FOR WASHINGTON D«s Moines. (.P)--John B. Kim- bcrley of Collins, member of the Iowa AAA committee, was scheduled to leave for AAA headquarters in Washington to take a position in connection with development of plans for meeting 1944's record farm crop goals. Minnesota: Fair Wednesday night and Thursday. Not quite so cold northwest portion Wednesday nighl; warmer Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Tuesday 14 above Minimum Tuesday night 2 below At 8 a. m. Wednesday 2 below YEAH AGO: Maximum 2.1 Minimum i u - s - formations were passed on residence, from one 'defense station to the next." A Berlin spokesman quoted in an Exchange Telegraph dispatch from S t o c k h o l m said Berlin "clearly was the original objective,'' but some of the bombers went to Magdeburg, 75 miles southwest of Berlin, and Halberstadt, another 30 miles southwestward. He added the raiders "were driven across the sky like game before beaters in a constant merry-go-round of dogfights over the countryside." i While the German high command was claiming 136 raiders downed and "the destruction ot further enemy planes probable," authorities were checking official reports from air bases in Britain and were expected to issue a communique at any time. Speculation that the toll of Grr- - r -..,,_,, ,, ..,,,,, m: ! n JJ"""* «y'«Hl «ceed 300 re- of tool boxes, cabinets and scrv- i'"l vcd arou "a the record figure of ice tools for the army and navy 30 destroyed in the double rafrt employed 100 persons ' ?" Schwtinfurt and Regensbursr last Aufr. 17. As the London press speculated that the U. S. 8th air force had lost 3 score bombers, a German-censored r e p o r t reaching Sweden estimated the U. S air force lost 25 per cent of the planes sent over western Germany. A special communique from t h e . Germaix high command, broadcast Tuesday night, also said 123 planes were shot down in Tuesday's attack, but DNB Wednesday raised this figure to 136. Meanwhile the Scandinavian telegraph bureau's Berlin correspondent, estimating losses at 25 per cent, said there was speculation that nazi planes were equipped with a new "secret device which improved their effectiveness in combatting the heavy bomber.?. A preliminary U. S. innoaiKe- Report Waterloo Fire Damage Is $20,000 Waterloo. UP)--Fire Chief Ray Tiller estimated at $20.000 Wednesday morning the damage caused by a blaze of unknown origin which swept the Waterloo Valve Spring Compressor company plant here before dawn. The plant, engaged in production f tool boxes, cabinet; -;c tools for the army employed 100 persons. Chief Tillers said the flames apparently had a fast start in the press room at the rear of the plant. Neighbors discovered the fire. Nick Sulentic, owner, said the fire would seriously cripple the plant's war production for "some lime." Collection Stolen in Church Vestibule Haven, Pa., (.P) -- While ushers at the Trinity Methodist church were taking up a 2nd collection for a soldiers fund, the first one was stolen from a table in the church vestibule, police said. Boy War Savings Bonds and SUmp5 from year Globe-Gazette carrier b*y.

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