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V""~'"" 1 C O U P SAVE ME--I AM PAPER- I Am A m m u n i t i o n ' F o r War-- Don't Waste or Throw Me Away "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" ' HOME EDITION [mm] VOL. L Associated' Press and United Fmi Full Leased Wira (Five Cents a Cory) MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 1944 This Paper Consists of Two Sections-- SecUon On* NO. S7 One Man s Opinion A Radio Commentary by W. EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE , KGLO, Mas.n Clly. Sunday. 15:4.1 p. m. KHXO. Hannibal. T.esday. 12:1-. . na. KSCJ. Si BUZ City. Wtannday. 7::» ·. m. WSUI. !·»·» Clly. Thits.ay. 7:43 p. n. HOI. .\rntt. Friday. 2:3a) p. m. What Lies Ahead for Nation's Defenders? M OST Americans on the home- front, I am quite sure, will agree that the best and most generous treatment our nation can accord its'" veterans of this war .will riot be too much. Later history | may repeat itself. -We may, probably will, see' another National I Economy league take shape tp cur- i tail expenditures in the field of I veterans' benefits. But for the litime being, thefe is a pronounced |!silence from this'quarter. In this commentary I should like [ to consider with you some of the forms larid : directions for- these veteran benefits suggested by eur- |)rent trends and proposals. While ' the exact particulars--the blueprints, if you please^--aren't as yet drawn, there is an abundance [ of evidence in Washington and ['elsewhere that a generosity based I on grateful 'appreciation is going |.to be the rule. The one disturbing factor in the ^ situation is that in their concern I'-abont .meeting the treat prob- Ilem which will come with peace [ and general" demobilization,- our (representatives in Washington will [neglect the mustering out problem L that has already come into being. I As a matter of fact, that's exactly [ what IS happening now, and the American Legion is making it a first order of business. Since Pearl Harbor a very large number of fighting men--about a million -- have been discharged, many of · them combat-wounded men. A nationwide survey by the Legion 'has revealed more than [.1,500 cases in which undue suffering has been brought to disabled 1 men and women'following their return to civil life. Claims filed in some instances as long as 8 months . have not been settled. The aver|' age delay has been found to be from 3 to 4 months. I N THIS : inexcusable period of .waitmg for the benefits to which , they; are} entitled; under Hhe law. ; left to. shift -foir .themselves. If they ha've no other income during | this time, they and their families are forced on poor relief. As~ matters how stand, army and navy ; pay and family allotments stop on the day of discharge. The Legion has asked those in authority to take immediate action to speed up [ settlements" of these claims. It has 1 offered its experience and facilities as a liaison agency. "We stand adamant," National Commander Warren Atherlon has i stated, "on our principle that the cost of rehabilitating the human [wreckage of war is just as much la part of the cost .of waging war las is the building of battleships, [planes or tanks, and that it is a [federal responsibility. Red tape is I being .cut and. inefficiency is being I weeded .put to speed building of I war weapons. The same must be I done to speed rebuilding the vie- 1 tims of battle." The Legion has called for imi | mediate corrective action and pre- I sented a set 'of specific recom- 7 HEMP PLANTS TO BE CLOSED IN IOWA IN 1945 Plantings to Be Made in 1944 for Only 4 Factories in State Seven of Iowa's 11 hemp pro- essing plants will be closed as soon as the .1943 cro;j has been milled, it was disclosed Monday by F r e d E. Butcher, Chicago, president of War Hemp Industries, Inc. · "Plantings will be m a d ' e in 1944 at 4 mills in Iowa: Britt, Eagle Grove, H a m p t o n and Grundy Center," he stated. The other 7 are at Mason City,\ Algona, Rockford, Boone, Humboldt, laiva Falls and Traer. . The "total number of mills operating this year under the corporation is 42. This has been' reduced to 14 which will plant the 1944 crop to be processed in 1945. In addition to the 4 in Iowa, there will'be.3 in Minnesota, 3 in Wisconsin and, 4 in 1 Illinois. "There will be no "planting in Indiana and Kentucky," Butcher stated. The announcement followed a meeting last week in Chicago between the head of the government's hemp program and the AAA goals committee. Butcher explained that with defeat of the submarines in the Caribbean and control of the Mediterranean- by the allies, the U. S. shortage of rope materials can be met to -a large extent by importation of hemp from Central America and jute from the Mediterranean. Hemp was planted in Iowa, for the first time in 1943 to meet the shortage of rope fiber caused by the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. The 11 Iowa plants to process the crop are nearing completion now. They cost approximately S350,'000 each. Minnesota plants, according to Butcher's announcement, will be located at Mapleton, New Richland and Blooming Prairie; those in Wisconsin at Cuba City,' Darien and DeForest and those in Illinois at Polo, Shabbona, Earlville and Kirkland. In Des Moines, A. J. Loveland, chairman of the Iowa AAA, said all the plaints .would continue, to operate' for-.the·.·'·next i 9 to 11 grown 1 ast year.' It r takes ; nearly - a year to" process hemp after it has been cut, he explained. Loveland said it had not been determined what would be done with the discontinued plants after that, but it was the intention of the'government to \use them for some purpose which would contribute to Iowa agriculture. Some of them may be used for alfalfa drying plants, tie added. The hemp acreage for the state this year has not been determined, Loveland asserted. Puzzled by Prayda "Rumor" Report of Conference by 2 Englishmen- Von Ribbentrop BritisK Emphasize No Separate Peace to Be Made With Nazis By HENRY C. CASS1DY Moscow, v tVP)--Pravda published a Cairo report Monday that 2 English officials had conferred secretly with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop to find terms -for a separate peace with Germany, and added: "It is understood the meeting did not remain without results." The It-line dispatch, published at the top of Fravda's foreign news page under the heading, "Rumors From Cairo," said the meeting "had the aim of finding out the conditions of a separate peace with the Germans," It toofc place "in one of the seacoast cities of the-Pyrenees peninsula"--apparently Spain or Portugal--according to the official communist patty newspaper's report. The text of the dispatch: "Cairo, Jan. 12. (By Special Correspondent of Pravda)--According to information from reliable Greek and Jugoslav sources, a secret meeting took place recently in one of the seacoast cities of the Pyrenees peninsula between two English officials' and von Ribbentrop. "The meeting had the aim of selves on many occasions against a separate peace, than it did to the Russian purpose in giving the report circulation.) The original soviet-B r i t i s h finding out the conditions of separate peace with the Germans. It is understood the meeting did not remain without results." -· (Tass broadcast the report, saying the meeting was in a "coastal town on the Iberian peninsula." This was picked up by the Soviet Monitor in London from a Moscow long-wave telegraph transmission. It was not included in the usual news voice broadcasts. (There was no elaboration . or comment on the dispatch. (British reaction to the Pravda story was to reiterate the repeated British declaration that no peace would be negotiated with the Germans without full accord of all the allies, including the Russians and Americans. agreement on joint war-time ac- tioin against 'Germany and their later 20-year alliance both provided that neither side would make a separate peace. Pi'avda's dispatch amounted to an accusation .that Britain, at least, was sounding out Germany on the possibility of a separate peace. The concluding sentence that the secret parley, did not remain without results, carried for Russians the positive sense that it had at least 'partial success. · The dispatch'stirred'intense interest and surprise among the Russian public but met with incredulity in allied quarters. There were 2 interesting points about the dispatch: 1. Although it appeared in the orga'n of the communist party i was not official and did not even bear the weight of a dispatch' o the official hews agency, Tass, but was labelled plainly as from special Balkan sources. The newspaper itself labelled the story as among "Rumors." 2. The mere'-fact of publication o£ the. story;; was of :considerable importance -at' a time -when the united nations appeared to have been indissolubly joined after the Moscow and Teheran conferences. While Pravda's back, page car- REJECT OFFER MADE BY POLES Moscow Also Rakes Up Katyn Forest Mass Graves Charges London, (/P)--The soviet government, interpreting the Polish statement of Jan. 14 as a rejection o£ its offer' to, negotiate a new Russian -Polish border on a Cur^on line basis, emphasized Monday it could not "enter into official negotiations with a government with which diplomatic relations have been interrupted." Moscow's sharp reply also raked up the Katyri forest mass graves accusation by Nazi Propaganda Minister Paul Joseph Goebbels last April with a reminder that Polish recognition- of the charge caused the diplomatic break. Hard on the heels of this response, Moscow announced in another, broadcast that a Russian state commission now is invest!- Allies Lay Siege to Cassino, Major Barricade to Rome (A British name .cannot .spokesman whose be used- was ried the Cairo story on separate peace negotiations, the front pa^ge displayed the Polish government statement, asking the United States and Great Britain to arrange soviet-Polish negotiations, and the soviet reply that negotiations with the preserit Polish government were impossible. The sovietvanswer to the Poles contained-3 points: 1. The Polish statement constituted a rejection of the "Curzon line." 2. The Polish offer of negotiations -\vas calculated to cause confusion since the soviet union .already has broken relations with the Polish government. ; 3. · These. circumstances shewed gating "(he murder of Polish officers and prisoners of war killed by German occupaHonists in the Kalyn-Smolensk district." Lt. Gen. Nikolai N. Burdenko of the peoples commissariat of health, he^ds the commission. The group also includes · the writer, Alexei Tolstoi, whose "I demand vengeance" account of, atrocities-in Stalino stands as one o f ' t h e highlights in Russian war reporting, and Metropolitan Nikolai of the Russian Orthodox church. The Moscow broadcasts received the immediate attention of the Polish government, which was expected to summon a cabinet meeting during the day. Some Poles in official circles, who have been ITALIAN BOYS PITCH IN--Sgt. Joe Scydlowski of New Britain, Conn., supervises the activities of a road gang of Italian boys in Italy. All volunteers, the boys are paid by the U. S. government. . clined to regard the story lightly, raising the question that; it it orig-^ inated -'in' GairoVwhy · - wasj ii-; : ~ ' : . again that the exiled Polish.ad- ministration,···is. .liriwillirtg- to .have' '^i:~.^^^iw r«--i--'*;.»»* ».:tvL ~ « w -- . --«:-- *' and can -news ' agencies .. as wettV'as Pravda? He expressed doubt that any such report passe'd the Cairo censorship.) In Washington, the first reacr tion of officials was frank amazement that such a report should" have been published in a paper which usually speaks with such authority as Pravda. In a less authoritative publication the report would have received little or_no attention. (Concern ran less to anr possibility of truth in the report, since I mendations. I streamlining One the of these is hospitalization I service; another is adding to the I personnel of the veterans admin- I islration; still another is to pro] vide muster out pay in amounts dependent on length of service, I with a portion payable at discharge and the balance within 30 to 60 days. I Ilj;relatigns4 \withj the ; _ soviet. ; ___!|.^^'*'?^'^\':.' British Declare Rumor Groundless London, (8*) -- The British foreign office. stated Monday night that "there is no truth whatever" in the.rumor published by Pravda that British officials had met with the German- foreign minister to determine conditions f o r ' a separate peace. Previously, Lord Halifax. British ambassador to -Washington, frankly pessimistic of reconciliation, regarded Moscow's tone as substantiating their fears that Russia is not willing to negotiate with the Polish goverhment-in- exile in London under British- American mediation. The only ray of hope apparently was the fact that the Russians did not say flatly they would not resume diplomatic relations with the exile government, but it seemed likely that the latter would h»« »· be restaftwa.to be accept' to .i*li»c«w-- a move, which ' Son of Mason City General Starts Unloading Army Vans Des Moities. (/Pi--A' general's son with a GI haircut, who doesn't like "sitting around," was unloading army trucks.at Camp Dodge Monday as a forerunner to completion of the processing which will make him a full fledged air cadet.* Tom MacNider, son of Brig.' Gen. and Mrs. Hanford MacNider 61 Mason City, who became 18 last Friday, rep oiled at Camp Dodge Saturday and Monday was on his way through the induction procedure. Tom filed his bid for a place in Omaha Hog Receipts Total 52,000; Are ·Largest in Nation Omaha, ' .became the uiuij ui LI mil 111 iuc icpuri, aiuvc jsu (tuiuab^duui ii - v u the British have committed them-I had said the same thing. TITH congress reconvened.after ' the holiday recess, it is to be I pxpectcd that this whole · matter will have first consideration, along with, and perhaps ahead, of taxes and the'subsidy issue.' Along, with the L e g i o n's recommendation there will be the proposal by Brig. Gen. Frank T: Hines of the Veter- I ens' administration calling for a i flat S300 as mustering out pay for Bradley Heads U.S. Ground Forces for West Invasion London, (U.R)--Lt. Gen. Omar N. Bradley Monday was named senior commander of American ground forces for the invasion of western Europe, preparations for which were entering the final stage | all veterans in the service 90 days or longer, with $100 for those who have seen less service. "Mnstcrins-ont pay," Hines said, "will be useful to tide a mtn over ' until he · gets home and finds a job." It would not take care of full benefits, he added. "Whatever legislation yon pass now will probably have to be amended after I demobilization." he said. "I don't see how yon can anticipate nou what the situation will be after the war." The National Association of Manufacturers recommendation is for base pay up to S100 a month ! with full family allowance for the first 3 months following honorable discharge. This proposal is a bit more generous than the Hines recommendation. It is significant because it was from this general direction that the National Economy league recruited its principal strength in the period following the last world war. Perhaps it reflects a new attitude and a n e w character of leadership. Let's hope so. 5 "GI Joes" Send $2.05 to Gloria to Keep Wolf From Door London, (U.R)--Tha army newspaper Stars and Stripes ' expressed sympathy for New York heiress Gloria Vanderbilt Di Cocco Monday in a front page story that told how 5 "GI Joes" ''had sent her $2.05 to keep the wolf from Her door. \ Under the headline "Gloria starving or. 3135,000; is sent 2 GI bucks for a feed--plus a nickel for coffee," the article related how 5 enlisted men of the U. S. Blh air force collected and sent her S2.05 after reading the glamour girl's court difficulties. She allegedly had found trouble in living on her .allotment o f j s i o n forces followed by a few J135.000 by a New York surrogate I hours the disclosure thai Eisen' ' " ' ' hower, (he allied generalissimo, lad arrived here. Speculation re- eased by the swift developments evolved aronnd the probability hat the allied armies would open he final assault on Germany with- n 3% months. Eisenho\*r held his first press conference Monday, frankly discussing with 50* American and British correspondents the prob- ems facing the allied command, asked them to co-operate with folio wing the arrival of Gen.=i= Dwight D. Eisenhower at the supreme headquarters of the allied expeditionary force. The announcement of the appointment of Bradley, United States army corps commander in the Tunisian and Sicilian ^campaigns', made clear that he was not necessarily the chief of all American ground forces, a position still subject to speculation. The emergence of Bradley as a ranking commander of the inva- court plus the army pay of her husband, Lt. Pat Di Cicco. CONGRESS also has before it the * recommendation o[ President I YEAR AGO: Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Fair and mild Monday night and Tuesday; lowest Monday night in Mason City 10 above. fowa: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday; no decided change in temperature Monday night; slightly warmer Tuesday. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday, warmer northwest and north central portions Monday night, warmer south and cast portions Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Sunday 40 Minimum Sunday night 10 At 8 a. m. Monday 11 YEAR AGO: Maximum ' 18 Minimum -18 Precipitation .02 Snowfall .25 The figures for Sunday: Maximum Saturday 40 Minimum Saturday night 18 At 8 a. m. Sunday 23 Roosevelt, based on a report of a committee appointed by him from (CvnUnned .on Page 2} Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snowfall 1.5 backdrop of a huge wall map oE LT. GEN. OMAR BRADLEY Wtter the PoHsh cabinet: · · The soviet statement, replying to the Polish note of Friday which asked British-American help in bringing Poland and Russia together, referred to the diplomatic break as caused by the Poles' acceptance of Goebbels' charges and declared the .graves were filled "by German occupationists." ' Earlier last week Mosco\y 'ha'd offered to negotiate the border problem on the basis of the line drawn in 1819 after the first World war by an allied commission headed by Viscount Curzon, British foreign secretary. By this suggestion, Russia would retain most of the contested territory, but at the same time. Moscow urged that Poland expand westward, taking certain German territory. "In the Polish declaration the question of the recognition of the Corwm line .as a soviet-Polish frontier is entirely evaded and ignored, which can only be interpreted as a rejection of the Cnnon -line," said the Moscow statement distributed Monday by the news 'agency Tass. Although asserting that "the present Polish government does not wish to establish good neighborly relations" with the soviet union, the new Moscow declaration did not say flatly that Russia was unwilling to talk with a reconstituted Polish government. . , . the - army 'air ^. corps -last. January, I largest nog^rnarket in the nation M6nday£iU^-4-- --·-:. .. ; :- '_: . ...... ' : . .' - i . H 0 gs, Oli . sa ie 'numbered 52,000 breaking by a margin of approximately 50 per cent the previous record of 36,457 received on Jan. GET TO RAPIDO RIVER BANK IN HEAVY ATTACK Flying Fortresses Hit Messerschrnitt Factory at Klagenfurt, Austria By AYES GALLAGHER Allied Headquarters. Aljiern, (.ipj--Attacking along a 30 mile front, American and French troops of Lt. Gen. Mark W. Clark's 5th army reached the steep banks of the Rapido river which runs through Cassino, and* have Begun battering assaults on the GustaV defense line, main barricade to Rome, allied headquarters' announced Monday. ' The exact penetration where American troops finally pushed up to the Rapido, which runs almost due north and south at Cassino was not announced. Previously, however, U. S. infantrymen had stormed and captured Ml. Trocchio, the last high ground before Cassino, whose peak is but 2 miles rom the town, and it was pos- ible that they had thrust on down the slopes to Cassino itself. The French of Gen. Alphonse Juin also smashed through precipitous hills and mountains in the spiny Apennines to reach the upper - Rapido, having previously captured the village of Cardito and another of the many Mt. Croees which dot the Italian terrain. " At Cardito and Mt. Ci'bce, the French were 9 to 10 miles north of Cassino and only slightly east. Lower down- the. line, however, where they had reached to within 2 miles, of the mountain village of Sant' Elia they were but 5 miles from Cassino_. The Rapido's high banks haye been converted by the Germans him, as they did in the Mediterranean theater, to make the com- "ng invasion a total effort. Eisenhower, talking against the United States army m the field the Eisenhower and would be F.R. Lost 10 Pounds From Attack of Flu , Washington, (}-- Pr e s i d en t Roosevelt, who has been recovering slowly from the flu, has lost about 10 pounds. His normal weight is around 185 pounds. Presidential Secretary Stephen Early said the chief executive still had some bad days when-he "has a letdown." The president's physician has asked Mr. Roosevelt to take things easy for a time, and again Monday the president was keeping his appointments in his white house study. ..__, .-_W,.;'of delayjinvolving his birth certificate, he was not admitted to the air force enlisted reserve until last March. During the interim, an affidavit on the date- of his birth 3. required the signature of his father, who was on duty with General Douglas MacArthur in the South Pacific. All Tom needed to make him a member of (he same army in which his father attained prominence were the shols, the uniform and the reading of the articles of war, which will come sometime Tuesday. 'After that tfts^ can put me on K. P. duty any time," Mac- Nider said. Meanwhile, between steps in the army routine, he was on such details as unloading trucks. Tom had a letter from his father recently which said: "Make up" your mind to like army life and you will." % General MacNider, Tom revealed, was in Australia late last week for treatment for an eye wound received during the Buna campaign in the New Guine^ area. "He was standing beside a river in the front lines," Tom disclosed. "A Jap threw a hand grenade across the river. U killed the soldier who was standing beside dad and a piece of shrapnel pierced liis eye. Tom said he had found that the son of a famous soldier is not necessarily in an unusual position be- . The total count of hogs Monday was approximately 56,000, including hogs billed direct and those shipped through to other points. Chicago, normally "the nation's number one market, had 10,000 hogs on sale and a lota! count of 53,000 head. The hog pens were filled and the animals overflowed to the cattle division. A prompt appeal V.MS made by the livestock marketing committee to farmers to refrain from shipping additional hogs to market until Thursday. Adolf Hitler's "fortr.ess Europe," the opposite number of Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, commander of British ground forces for the western front. The highest sources, however, emphasized that his ranking as a senior commander did not mean necessarily that he would be the chief of (he American forces aground. Bradley as the commander of the United States army 2nd corps in the final stages of the Tunisian campaign. He took over that command from Lt. Gen. George S. Fatten when the corps was shifted from the central Tunisian front to north Tunisia, and led · the Americans i n ' the final drive which crushed distinguished himself strode about the floor of the office lie once occupied as commander- in-chief of Americans in the European theater. Throughout his conference it was apparent that Eisenhower values above everything the development of the sort of teamwork between the British and Americans for which his command of the Mediterranean theater was noted. . Eisenhower, fresh from conferences with the commanders who will serve under bin, was understood ta be delighted with the talent selected to carry oat his orders. * He had conferred in north Africa with Prime Minister Winston Churchill and in Washington with area. President Roosevelt, as well as Subsequently Bradley com- with ranking officers already at manded an American army corps headquarters here. i under Palton's 7th army in Sicily. The British Press association He is said to be one .of the army's said it learned Ujat" Bradley was t best infantry commanders. axis rcsistapce in the Bizerte Tuesday Opening of Stores Not to Be Until 10 o. m. Mason City's retail stores arc planning a special meeting Tuesday morning at which all personnel will receive instructions on how to "Back the Attack" in the 4th war loan drive. In order that employes mar attend the meeting fr*m 8:43 to 9:45, the stores will delay opening Tuesday morning until 1* o'clock. Arrangements are being completed so that every sales person in every retail store can sen bonds and deliver them immediately to the p«rehascr. The store .personnel will be asked to accept a quota of S2M each in the war bond sales campaign. Doors of the Cecil theater will open at 8:lo Tuesday morning for the meeting which will begin promptly at *:I5. cause ot the 'prominence of his father. "From what I've seen of the army, it is damned democratic," he declared. "I may bump into handicaps later on, but I haven't encountered any so far because my father is a general. The men I've met accept you for what you are--not what your father is." . Tom I'evealed his brother Jack, who will be 17 on Feb. 21, has his eye on the marine corps. He has another brother, Angus. 15. now attending Lake Forest, 111., academy. Tom-is scheduled to report at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Friday for the regular basic training of. the.army. After that he will spend 5 months as an air cadet at a college. His training in flying actually will begin about mid-sum- "Safety Ace" Award to Be Monday Eve W. Earl Hall, managing editor of the Mason City Globe-Gazelte, will receive Ihc national safety council's "safety ace" award in a Blue network broadcast Monday evening, at 3:15 o'clock. ' Best statipn over which lo receive this program is believed to be KXEL, Waterloo, at 1540 on the radio dial. The award presentation was originally set for Jan. ID, but was postponed because of another program on the council's network into one of the main feature* .xrf their - Gustav line. It ha».befn a studded with guns, weapon-pits; dugouts and traps, as have the hills and rocky ledges behind it. The Mediterranean iir war flared with increasing violence as flying fortresses hit the German Messerschrnitt factory it Klagenfurt. Austria, 75 miles northeast of Trieste and 150 miles southwest of Vienna. Lt. Gen. Ira C. Eakei j s airmen in this theater, thus joining with British-based American and allied air forces in the campaign to . knock the German air force flat, shot their way through a dozen rocket-firing fighters lo get at their objective and lett the fac- ' lory slieds and railway sidings a bomb-scrambled mess. P-3B lightning escorts and fortress gunners got 4 of the enemy fighters. A f t e r peering through the smoke and flame that covered the plant. Sit. Henry L. Lain, Hen. derson, Ky., said "There will be ample spare parts all over the (own of Klagenfurt because I am sure we scattered the factory and its contents." (A German broadcast said damage was caused, but claimed that 18 allied planes were shot down in this and other actions in the Mediterranean theater.) The Klagcnfurt works is a subsidiary of'thc Mcsserschmilt plant at Wiener Neustadl, outside Vi-- enna, which already has been attacked from Jhis area. Another group of fortresses spot. Mr. Hall was selected by the national safety council for this award because of his outstanding work in accident. prevention as managing editor of the Globe- Gazette and for his record as a leader in the safety movement in Iowa. He was a founder of the Iowa State safety council in 1934 and served as its president for 5 years, later serving as chairman ot the board. In 1936 Mr. Hall won the national C. I. T. award for having written the outstanding safety editorial of the year and in 1941 he won a 2nd award in this nationwide competition. dumped loads of bombs on the airdrome at Villaorba, 70 miles to the southwest in Italy, while liberators smashed at Osoppo airdrome in northern Italy and Zara harbor in Jugoslavia to slice. down r German air strength and interrupt their efforts in the Balkans. At Zara 140 hits were scored in the target area. Snow and rain squalls swept the mountain areas of Italy and on the 8th army front action wai limited to a push along the Adriatic coast for a short distance by Canadians, and a brush between the Germans and an Indian patrol at San Eusanio, 4 miles inland. There also was some artillery activity. Eighteen enemy aircraft wera destroyed in Sunday's operations. Five allied craft are missing. Apartment Building at Ames Destroyed by Fire Ames, ()-- The 31 tenants of an apartment building one block west of the Iowa State campus lost mpst of their possessions when the building was destroyed by fire Sunday morning. Neighbors gave shelter to the tenants, most of whom escaped from the building in their night-clothing. One woman suffered a sprained ankle after jumping from a 3rd story window to a porch roof with a baby in her arms. Report Entire Police or* Copenhagen Is Interned by Germans Stockholm, U.R The Danish press service that had German interned reported Monday occupation forces the entire police force of Copenhagen, totaling about 5,000 men. The press service said the Germans were expected to put their own police force in charge of all police stations in the Danish capi- lal. Buy War Savings Bonds and ' The first reports said it was not Expect Iowa to Have 25 Million for Road Building After War Des Moines, (i?l--Barring a sharp decline in motor vehicle' travel, Iowa will have a potential nest egg estimated at $25,000,000 for use in postwar construction on primary, secondary and farm-* lo-market roads, state auditor's figures showed Monday: The estimated balance in all funds available for road construction now is S15.223.950. S h a r p l y reduced DUy T*r OM V J ( I S «»wui»» AIIU · i i i ^ i i i o t i ^ . ( J * / * t 1 a j t i ' « - * * f c " ' - j " " « - v - " - -- -- "I-"-- -- ., -- - ^- - ,, Stamps from your Globe-Gazette I known whether similar action was travel would cut primary road nrrirr bar. taken elsewhere in Denmark. I fund income. carrier boy. \ \

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