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! SAVE ME ' DCS -1 AM PAPER-. I Am A m m u n i t i o n For War-- . Don't' Waste or Throw Me Away ANO outs MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION [mm! .'vi! 3i id United Press Full Leased Wiiei (Five C«nU a Copy) MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 38. 1944 Thb Piper Conxlsli of Two SecUomt-SecUon One NO. 90 S. BOMBERS IRE SUCCESS RABAULRAID Sink 3 Nippon Ships, Probably 5 Others; 200 Planes in Battle By MORKIE LANDSBERG Associated Press War Editor American precision b o m b e r snt 3 and probably 5 more Japa ·se-ships to''the graveyard o abaul h»bor in the most dam ging of a series o£ allied .raid i ,.enemy island bases in th icific. I More than 204. American am ipanese planes fought it out " the" New Britain Japanese on Monday", and the raiders : away with the conviction ·t the · Nipponese air force is A deteriorating as-some recent Clements may have indicated. [Solomons - based torpedo and livebombers, flying in at mast- lead Height, hit;8 of 12 merchant Russians Capture Novgorod in Drive Threatening to Trap 300,000 Nazis ups a' CARRIERS IN HEAVY SEA--With fighting planes on their pitching decks, the escort carriers "Avenger" and "Biter," American-built ships in British service, battle .p. storm. _t°Rabaul with 1,000 and EoOO pound bombs, sinking 3 and Trbbably 2 others. The Japanese if- 18 to 33 planes. Twelve nerican aircraft failed to return. On the same day, navy bombers truck at Kusaie, one of the Caro- Fne group with at least 3 'good larbors.' in an attack that pos- Ibly .i foreshadowed an aerial ^mpaign against the enemy's [Jo 1 island defense line. Kusaie i 700 miles west of the American,,-on Gilberts and 700 miles east If/Truk. anchor base of the Caro- Army bombers 'renewed theff laids on the Japanese-held Mar- Socially Prominent Woman Wounded in Chicago Mystery Chicago, (IP)--Mrs. Frank Starr Williams, wealthy and socially prominent wife o£ an attache of the state department in Washington, was 'reported near death Thursday following a mysterious shooting [halls, in the central Pacific. hiking again at Mill atoll. Radio 'okyo -reported a 2nd atta_ck on Wednesday in which it said of 12 American, bombers was hoot down. 'Although apparently there was no-interception over Mill and Ku- ,3aie, the heavy fighter strength the Japanese showed at Rabaul d General MacArthur's spokes- jah to comment that '.'we can't fe lulled into a false sense of se- Lurity thaUthe Jap is deteriorat- ng" American flyers emphasized I he tnemy still had first class jikrts in the area allies, however, .still nola U, S, CASUALTIES IN ITALY 19,210 Stim'son Reports 2,985 Are Listed as Killed Washington, (U.R) -- American asualties in Italy from the origi- al landing there In Septembei otal 19,210 to date, Secretary o Var Henry L. Stimson . said 'hursday. these included 2,985 killed, 12,04 wounded, and 3,721 missing.- ·Stimson pointed out particular y the casualties of the 100th in antry battalion, - composed o Americans of Japanese ancestrj argely from Hawaii. They per ormed very creditably in heav; action in Italy, he said and their osses-to date have:been 9G killed, 221 wounded, and 17 missing A battalion ordinarily numbers slightly more than 1000 men so -·*in h e r ' D r a k e hotel apartment Wednesday night. Mrs. Williams, 55, was shot in the head by an unidentified woman she described as "middle aged and well dressed." There was no apparent motive for the shooting, said police and state's attorney's investigators. Officers obtained accounts from the wonuded woman before she war losses in jreasedSihe January total in th EtabaulfSrea«.fo 152 for^erta^ iMth 42"more probables, agairis [)2 lor the raiding forces In 2 at acks -this 1 month alone, · 11 enem nerchanV ships' have been sunk pr probably 'sunk. · · 1 Ground; fighting generally wa huiet, except for a flurry, on Cape jloucester,' northwestern ."N e ritain, Ml cost the. Japanese a Additional. 12S dead in an unsuc pssful attempt to recapture Hi 60 from American-marines. On invaded Bougainville, American troops crossed the Torokina Ever on'the'northern end of the mpress Augusta Bay. beachhead [nd occupied positions hear East agoon. ' · " : · - . Allied planes swept in on the Jansa Bay region on the north- ast coast of New Guinea to bomb nemy positions again. Other 2 Wisconsin "Draft' Dewey" Leaders Switch to'Camp of Willkie lapsed into a coma and from her daughter, Mrs. Patricia Goodbody, 28, also a target, ot the assailant. . · '· · Police said that members of Mrs. Williams family, includin her first husband, Edgar R. Born, wholesale clothing company executive, and a 2nd daughter, in r sistcd they knew of no persons who would'want to harm her Williams, commercial attache o: the U. S. embassy in Tokyo from 1933 to 1942, arrived in Chicago from Washington early Thursday I Shortly''after'Mrs. Williams and er - daughter returned to theii partment early Wednesday nighf he Japanese-American _battahoa probably suffered casualties to about one-third of its men Willkie in Favor of Federal Statute for Voting by Troops New York, (£)--Federal legislation to facilitate voting by those in military servicfe- had the backing Thursday of. Wendell i. Willkie who said-- · "I do not believe, it is possible as a practical matter under state statutes for every member ot th armed servicas to be given th opportunity to vote. I am, there fore, in favor of a federal'statut with appropriate provisions for a service men and women to vote-. The 1940 republican presidentia nominee told reporters Wednes day: "I would not wish to be elec merged from behind a^bathroom oor and pointed a gun at Mrs Joodbodyl ' "I became petrified" Mrs G,oodbody- related- to Lt-,, John lumn "I ducked, covering my ace with mv hands Then she ired The bullet hit near me.' The gums oman then lan into he living room and fired 2 shots t Mrs. Williams..Mrs. Goodbody aid the assailant left the apartment and she ran into the hall to ummpn help. Mrs. Williams, in Chicago visit- ng her daughters, told .police as he was placed in ah ambulance: ombers caused heavy damage in attack on Japanese · installa- s southwest of Madang. ted president of the United States without every member of th armed services having an oppor tunity -to vole to decide whethe I should be." lacArthur to Reath letirement Age Rut fill Continue Command . .Washington, (U.R)-- Secretary o( Kvar Henry L. Stimson said Thursday' that Gen. Douglas ./MacAr- Ehur will retain his present com- nand despite the. fact that- he will Ireach 'the -usual statutory retirement age of 64 oi» Jan. 26. - · A s k e d during his 'press confer- lencejf MacArthur would be retired, .Stimson' replied "definitely no." ' .' * .' ' . I- "I wouldn't worry about-thai if It were you," h« added. "General I Mac Arthur was retired from office lat his own request on. Dec. 31, 11937. -.and has been recalled for (active, duty." " It 'was explained that since iMacArthOr has been retired and I recalled to active duty, the statu- (tory- age limit does not apply. 1 ' MacArthur has been, mentioned I frequently as a. possible, choice as I the republican presidential nom- [inee this-year. Senator' Arthur H. I Vahdenbcrg, S-. Mich., has been lone of his strongest supporters and Itfiere 'have' been reports that a I full-scale campaign for his nom- I ination will be launched soon. Pickpocket Fleeing With $10ti Run Over by Train in Subway New York. (U.P.)--Two m e jostled Joseph Bruno on a crowdcc subway station platform Wednt day night. One took his wallet containing SI00 and both fled. The man with the wallet tried to es-, cape down the subway tracks but dropped into the path of a speeding train and was crushed to death. Bruno's wallet was lying between the rails. · . - Madison? Wis., (U.R)--Two Wis consin leaders of- the "Draft Dewey" movement switched to the Willkie camp Thursday because they said the New York governor had repeatedly informed hem that he would stick, by his nnouncemenl that he is not a andidate for the 1944 republican iresidential nomination. Both men--State A s s e m b l y Speaker Vernon Thomson of Richand Center, and Pialph Nelson Superior -- previously had announced their candidacy for elec- ion as Dewey delegates to tho GOP convention · in June. And both supported Thomas E. Dewey at the 1940 republican convention Thomson, who was elected to the Wisconsin Thomas E. Dewey for-P r e s i d e n t group's execu live committee 3 weeks'ago, saiu he would have remained on th Dewey slate," through - persona friendship, "If Mr. Dewey hac announced his candidacy in a fai contest" as he did 4 years ago." 3 TAKEN IN ITALY BY 5IH ARMY Evacuation of Minturno Announced by Germans; Nazi Fighting Severe Allied Headquarters, Algiers, f/P)--British troops of the 5th army have enlarged their bridgeheads above the Garigliano river to 3 miles in depth at places, caps 1 turing -3 villages, and at last re- i'is- oi-ts Thursday w e r e storming he outskirts of Minturno. Prove Atmosphere Exists on Sotellite of plonet Saturn Cambridge. Mass., U.PJ--First definite proof that atmosphere exists on any satellite in the solar system was received by Harvard observatory Thursday from Dr. Gerard F. Kuiper of McDonald observatory at Fort Davis, Tex. · The discovery of probable atmosphere on Titan, a satellite of the planet Saturn, was made by an unidentified astronomer about a quarter of a century ago. However, it remained for Dr. Kuiper to confirm this finding and to establish the atmosphere's compositions. Through analysis of red and inlra-rcd spectograms of Titan, Dr. Kuiper found- that the satellite's atmosphere v was composed mainly of methane and ammonia Methane is odorless and inflammable gas, normally a product of BASTION FALLS AFTER STRONG House Votes I FORCE ATTACKS for Mustering Out Paymentsl woman, about 45 years old decomposition of organic in marshes and mines. matter Headquarters announced t h e dvancing forces h a d enveloped he villages of Argento, Tufo and Suio, the capture of Tufo carry- ng the thrust across the Appian vay--ancieut road to Rome--and vithin a mile and a half of Min- urno ItseK.' A battle was reported raging for Minturno. (The German radio announced Thursday the evacuation of Min- .urno. ("On the south Italian front thc enemy Wednesday again launched heavy attacks against the German western wing. After violent fighting the Germans abandoned Minturno," a DNB broadcast announced. Minturno is 76- air line miles from Rome.) German opposition was reported severe all' along the front of at least 7 miles where the British began their drive .with night attack Monday. In -the area north of Cassiiio now under fire of American ar tilery, Yank patrols again crossec It was explained that Titan retains the atmosphere because o stronger gravitational pull and the heavy composition ot gases Life, as it exists on earth, coulc ot be sustained on Titan, it wa aid, both because of the poison us gases and because o£ the tern craturc--250 degrees below zero -ITI- · X T i ' ·· w tilery, Yank patrols again Waits Nearly Z Years for Commission; Comes to Him in FiekTin Italy By ERNEST B. VACCARO threatening to trap 300,000 nazi troops, Moscow announced officially Thursday. Premier Josef Stalin announced the seizure of Novgorod, greatest Hnp May Yet Be Iowa Crop: Butcher The hope of making hemp a permanent crop in the north cen- Important Center Is Skillfully Flanked, Then Stormed by Reds ,,,, . London, (U.R)--The red army has Washington, (fP) 4- Senate and captured the .ancient citadel oE house military committees under- Novgorod, key German defense took Thursday to compromise a bastion 100 miles south of Lenm- 2-billion dollar difference of ppin- | grad, in a powerful^ offensive ion over discharge payments to """" members ot the armed forces. The house cut senile allowances by approximately that total Wednesday in a noisy session in which advocates of even higher payments German stronghold between Lake were shouted down at every turn. Ilmen and Leningrad, soon otter Despite the uproar, the filial house the nazi high command acknowl- action was unanimous, 387 to 0. edged the loss of the town, in what Where the senate previously it called a shortening of the lines, voted discharge pay running from Gen. Kyril A. Meretskov s red S200 to $500, the house voted $100 army crashed through powerful, for men and women with less German defense system and after than 60 days service, and S300 for a series of skillful flanking ma- hose discharged after u longer neuvers stormed and captured jeriod. It also eliminated payments Novgorod, one of the olaest oi or officers with more than S200 Russian cities above Lake Ilmcn, lonthly base pay. (limiting allow- Stalm announced, nces to the rank of captain), Hailing the victory in a special vhere the senate had approved order ot the day, Stalin called jayments through the rank of full Novgorod an "important economic O f onel center of our country, a large Chairman May, (D-Ky.).'of the communication? center, and a house military committee esti-| strong German^ defense^ base. ,ral' United abandoned. States Fred has W. not" been Butcher I can't never saw understand her before. I it at all. She Albert Lea, Miim., (U.P.)--Harold B. Tidemannrformer Albert -Lea national guardsman, had to -wait nearly 2: years 'to · get his second ieutehancy and it finally came to him in. the field.: in Italy. : A letter received -here by the wife of Maj. D. C. Landon, Tidemann's former commanding officer in national guard company G, _evealed Thursday ..that Tidcmann became an officer Jan. 3. ust came out shooting without a word." . King George, General Eisenhower Chatj for 20 Minutes at Pal; ; ace London, (U.R)- The event climaxed a long" sought ambition for Tide'mann, according to London's letter. Tidemann was scheduled for officer candidate school while .still in this country, but went overseas before the order became effective.. · Accepted as a candidate for training in England or Ireland, sailing orders, 'this time for the African invasion, again postponed -King George VI Tidemann's chances. He was later received: Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, supreme commander of allied western front forces, in audience' at Buckingham palace Thursday. . Eisenhower and the fc i n g 'chatted alone for nearly 20 minutes, during which they presumably discussed preparations for the allied invasion pi ·'northwest- ern Europe. The American general's car drove through the palace gates shortly before noon as sentries presented arms. Only a few passersby saw Eisenhower return the salute. president of War Hemp Industries Inc., declared here Thursday. He is intensifying his efforts toward that goal, insisted the head of the government's hemp program. He called attention also to the '§30,000 government grant to Iowa State college with which re search is being carried on now t further the hemp program.as permanent industryv-Bieseareh · als is being'carried'oh elsewhere; h reported/ . : -j'.'^J'-' : Thfe 11 Iowa hemp plants are to complete processing of the 1943 crop of straw, he said, and after that arc to be held in readiness for the possible planting of an even larger crop in 1945 than in 1943. If submarine warfare were esumed with even moderate suc- mated the senate's version would, cost 55,500,000,000 compared with man a house total.of $3,600,000,000. '""~ Senate Majority Leader Barfc- The -fall of Novgorod, in Ger- hands since Aug. 25, 1941 tore out the anchor of the enemy defenses on the 100 mile front - -· · - an d ev CKv t told" recbrters he thou"ht I northward to Leningrad tte house minimum allowance was I opened the way-for a soviet surge but scheduled to appear before a board for another chance, but was ordered to special school at Oran this time missing his commission by 2 hours. Another recommendation came.the day before the company invaded Italy. He has been overseas 21 months. Buy War Sayings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gaiette carrier. boy. - WINS BY 4 VOTES Knoxvillc, (/P)-=The official canvass of the special vote for state representative, in Marion county showed that Paul Harp, Pleasanl- NEW OFFENSrVE-lWhile U. S. forces of the allied 3th army lobbed shells into Cassino preparatory to an assault on the cit^, BriUsK forces of the 5th army smashed across the lower Garigliano river and established firm footholds in the face of furious German machine K cannon and lank-sunportcd fire. Oil thc^Slh army front. Cnua dian troops (ton arrow) raided across the Ariclli river. too low," but another senator, who. asked that his name\not be used at this.time, said he thought 'the house has a better bill." "I think there will be strong support for the lower allowances in view of the fact that the higher payments might Imperil, later »t- tempts at' adjusted compensation or bonus legislation In the postwar "period," this senator said. Despite .his protest that even the higher senate allowances were "niggardly," Representative Lemke, (R-N.'Dak.), saw his proposal for a $100 to $700 graduated scale of payments shouted down by voice vote. The house bill would deny dis- 100 miles westward to Lake PCi- pus, which would trat the mass-: ive holding the to invasion forces staggered salient reaching up the bld'czarist capital. ' . "- The victory also gave p»w«ri«l impetus-to the twin fensiv« Sn'S £%».«^'" I J- - Vm^ = In explaining the decision not discnai . ged tl . om t n e serv ice at o plant hemp in the territory °f theh . own rc q ues i - m orde r to take of Iowa's mills, he po:nted out waj . lant jobs . An cfrJl . t lo hat there is a shortage of crop c]ude merchant seanien unc i er the acreage. Hemp, he added, is com- bj)rs bencfits also was shouted peting with such essential food- dgwn stuffs as soybeans and canning crops for the available acreage. Since the Mediterranean has \ been opened to allied shipping and the submarine menace brought at least partly under our control, supplies of jute from India and of sisal from North and East Africa can relieve the fiber shortage in Receives Check for Subscription to Paper Until '50 _ , Livermore, UR--W., F. Miller, the United States which resulted 82, who has served as the one-man from the Japanese occupation of editorial staff of the Livermore the Philippines. . G a z e t t e for 62 years, ' Thursday Mr/Butcher was in Mason City received a S60 check from a sub- to discus's'futuije -plans with plant scriber. to pay for back subscrip- managers Iowa. from; Minnesota -and tions and future copies of the paper until 1950. The editor said he would have to continue the paper 1 until he is 90 to pay his obliga- 'tions. the Rapido river to probe out German defenses Ihcr.e. ; Still vflle republican, received 962 farther inland ' French . troops of L. , ·_ JTM ,',,',,, v n he 5th'.army made contact with j ': Says Ship Shortage Prevents More \VACs I Report Gano's Widow From Going Overseas NQW i n Neutral'Nation votes or four more than E. D. Doughman, Bussey. democrat. The same margin had been credited to Harp in the unofficial count. Turkish Steamer Goes I Down in,Snowstorm Ixnd«n, {#")-- The Turkish pas- senge'r steamer .Truk, : 1,414 tons, went down in a snowstorm in the I sea dt- Marmora on a return journey from Gallipoli, a Reuters dispatch ' from Istanbul " reported Thursday. The cause of the sinking was not learned. 3RD DIES IN CRASH Des Moines, (fP)--Guy Stevens, 17. died Wednesday of injuries received in a Dec. 19 auto crash. Two other DCS Moines boys died I previously as a result of the accident. RUSSIAN. GUERRILLAS REST--Russian guerrillas, operating'behind German lines, relax in a forest hideoutxsomewhere oo the eastern front after a long; march. ,rmy he enemy, but nnounccd. T h e British no details "were : · ·' ! . crossing:"of the Jarfcliano. the first action on this ector in' 3 - months, - was,- achieved nder cover of. a smoke screen, nd was · supported by an · am- hibious operation in ;which .some were moved by sea ; to ^ a on the Tyrrhenian coast - A l l i e d .Headquarters, Algiers Stockholm. (/P)-- Countess Edda (U.R)-- Col. Oveta Gulp Hobby, ciano, daughter of 'Benito Musso- commander of the WAC's, believes ]inii was vepor ted Thursday to that many hundreds of additional h ave taken refuge in a neutral WACs would be seeing service colm try, presumably Switzerland. overseas were it not for. the "gen- |f o n ow ing the execution of . her oral shipping shortage." At present about 2.000 are serving in Great Britain, -, husband, Count Galeazzo Ciano. " ACs The Geneva newspaper LA Suisse ------ _ ------------- the countess had "arrived in roops point, ust above the river's mouth. Some troops moved across the trcam on rafts and small boats Yhile others swam the river. The ivcr averages 70 yards in \vidth n its lower reaches and is ton deep for wadiny. Additional British forces were noving'. across the river as the Bridgeheads were widened. :Some of the fighting now rag- .ng .on the farther bank was 500 "eet above sea level .on the slopes of the.Arurici mountains which rise to 3,000 feet in some places. Extensive fortifications around Castcl Porto, about 2 miles north of the river bank and some 6 miles inland apparently had been chosen as the key German "defense area. Following up the successful blocking .of the major rail routes from the north into Rome by air bombardment, allied heavy and medium b o m b e r s Wednesday struck directly at a chain of airfields in the vicinity of the Italian capital itself. The blows were directed against the Ciampino airdromes just outside the city and North Africa and Italy, Col. Hob- thc territory of a neutral country by. here on an inspection tour, told correspondents at her first North Africa, press conference. patches said that after; 8 '*·»»:·«.? fighting: "German ::sfegt '««·*»* v longer menaced: Leuuisrad,'. and the din of battle now was scarcely audible in the long beleaguered city. Thc red army of thc Volkhov front mounting its offensive aimed' at Novgorod, forced the Volkhov river and the marshes skirting Lake Ilmen on tho north and clamped a triumphant assault arc against the town .once called 'Novgorod the great," : which was founded by Vikings iu the early days of the Christian era. .' Moscow dispatches supplementing Stalin's order of thc day described the forests around Nov- jorod as o graveyard of German troops and armor. The crushing defeat to picked Prussian divisions was administered in bloody hand to hand fighting on thc ice of both the Volkhov river and Lake Ilmen, reminiscent of the- famous 13th century battle on Lake Peipus in which Prince Alexander Nevsky routed the Teutonic knights. Stalin ordered the captors of Novgorod saluted with 20 salvoes of Moscow's 224 victory cannon. Occupation of Novogorod will give the Russians their most important victory on the northwestern front since thc lilting of the siege of Leningrad 1 year and 2 days ago and may cave in the whole German defense zone-1 most heavily fortified in Europe --west and south of Leningrad. Moscow dispatches s a i d Gen. Kyril i\. Merelskov's forces already were pouring through wide gaps in thc German lines on both sides of Novgorod toward Fskov, 120 miles to the southwest, most important communications'hub in thc central Baltic area. A German army unofficially estimated at 300,000 is facing "one of. the greatest disasters in thc j w i ierc her 3 children have been j n ^ C h 00 ) f o r several months." against ficjd. the nearby Ccntocelle The necessity for setting aside j special sections of'transport ships for-women passengers held down the..number which could be sent abroad, she said. She denied that the WAC recruiting progrdm had been a "flop," but conceded · that thc corps enrollment of approximately 64,000 represented a 20 per cent drop since last July when it was the women's auxiliary army corps. She said she had heard nothing of a senate proposal for streamlining and beautifying thc WAC uniform as a measure to stimulate recruiting. She added, however, _that "we have plenty of uniforms." FLU CASES DECREASE Dts Moines, (i?l--The number o: Iowa influenza cases reported to the state department of health ha: declined from a winter's peak o more than 11.000 for thc week ending Dec. 25 to 1,839 for the week ending Jan. 15. Dr. Car! F. Jordan, director of the division o£ preventable diseases, said he believed the disease had about run its ^course in the state. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Fair and continued mild Thursday night and Friday. Warmer Thursday night. Lowest temperatures expected Thursday night in Mason City Iowa: Fair and warmer Thursday: Friday partly cloudy, warmer in the east portion and continued mild in the west portion. Minnesota: Partly cloudy Thursday night and Friday. Warmer ^Thursday night. Continued mild Friday. Winds 20 to 3Q miles an hour Thursday afternoon and 25 to 35 miles an hour Friday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Wednesday 33 Minimum Wednesday night 10 At 8 a. m.'Thursday 20 YEAR AGO: · Maximum Minimum Minus fi Minus, 17 . FREE LENINGRAD--Twin offensives, apparently to release Leningrad from its 'long siege, have been launched by Russian armies on the northern front, Thc 2 drives (1) arc being pushed north of Novgorod, which was captured Thursday, and south'ot Oranicnbaum. Another soviet attack (2) is moving toward Latvia.

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