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January 20, 1944

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 22

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22 Thnwdiy. Jan. 2*. 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Report Jap Opposition on Rabaul Heavy (WITH CASWELL) By JAMES F. LOWERY * Munda, Airfield, New Georgia, Jan. 17, (U.R)--Navy, marine and army-pilots returning, from Monday's devastating raid on Rabaul reported the Jneaviest Opposition experienced;. 1 since the _ campaign began against shipping at the Japanese stronghold on New Britain , island.T- . - ' · . . ; Striking in broad daylight for the second time in 3 days in a determined effort to cat off supplies from . the Rabaul garrison, more than 40. navy, and. marine. torpedo and dive bombers, escorted by over 6» fighters, hit : Simpson harbor just after 1 p. m. Heavy clouds forced low flying, Remarkable Treament FOR STOMACH DISTRESS From Too Much Acid Stomach tortured "· burning A r e y o u with the and anti-aircraft fife was so intense the pilots reported they,were almost forced to fly on instruments through the black puffs. Despite this, and intercepting action by more than 100 Japanese planes, 17 of 18 attacking torpedo bombers scored hits. Dive bombers which preceded them made 8 hits with 1,000 pound bonds on 4 ships. Pilots saw 2 enemy ships break apart arid a third was practically blown to bits when it was hit simultaneously by '2 planes. Two ther. ships were left in a sinking condition, burning and listing, while 3 more''were badly damaged. . · The pilots confirmed that every ship of any size, including a l transport in the middle of thehar- bor, was'hit, bringing the total of Japanese shipping sunk or damaged at ' Simpson harbor during the last 3 days to more than 100,000 tons. .- ,, ' Eight army fighters, -2 navy fighters, and 2 bombers were lost by the. American forces, one bomber crashing into a" freighter's masthead. It was our biggest loss to date. At least 18 Japanese interceptors and probably' 15 more were shot down. .Japanese planes again usec phosphorous bombs against the American flyers, which the pilo reported were "terrifying but ineffective." · Avenger Pilots 1st Lt: Keudal W.'-Everson, USMCR, Inglewood Cal., arid 1st Lt. James ,E. Nauss iutler Renews^Attacks on Spending in L^tin America Washington, U.R--Senator Hugli A. Butler (R., Nebr.) Thursday enewed his attacks' oh administration spending in Latin' America ith what he called "documented" proof that expenditures, commit- icnts and extensions o f , credit' uring 1942-44, inclusive, amount- d to $5,733,953,534. Defending himself against the ^ministration's challenge of his irst report which placed the fic- misery of too much free stomach acid? Use . of the famous VON TABLETS is bringing comforting relief to hundreds ot such cases. Sincerely grateful people tell ot what they call the «'won- ' * ders 1 * Von's Tablets have - done for them. This gentle formula aims to counteract" surplus irritat* IDE stomach, acid and to bring relief from such conditions. If you suffer from indigestion, 'gas. heartburn, belching, bloating, sour stomach and other symptoms-* due to excess stomach acid--ycu* too should try Von's for prompt relief . , right at home . . . without rigid liquid diet. Get $1.23 trial size. 'Also available S2.00, *3.50- sizes. AT YOUR DRUGGIST If he does not have Von's he can ge them lor-you from bis jobber." USMCR, Albany, Minn., were re sponsible for the simultaneou hits which blew an 8,000 ton freighter to bits. They pulled th same stunt during Friday's attack 55 YEARS ON RAILROAD Winchester, Mass., AU,R--Elia L. Titus, 73, oldest engineer on th Fitchbnrg division of the Bosto Maine railroad, soon will ob serve his 55th anniversary railroad man--but he has no ide o£ retiring. "I get the same kic out of.it today as I did the fir day I says. grasped the throttle," h ure at "more than 6 billkm dol- rs," Butler told the senate that recheek. showed he was "95.5 tei cent right." He spoke Thursday in answer o a speech 'last month by Sena- or Kenneth. D. McKellar (D., 'enn.) who declared . that Buter's original figures were "5 per ent right and 95 per cent vrbng." Butler documented his new re- iort with a tabulation 'which he aid had been: "certified.and null ent Seated by 'the., ivell-known Vasifington accounting firm of "ames^A. Councilor." He told the'.senate he was con- ident · his original $6,000,000,000 B) figure would have been sub- itantiated "if'I had ready access .o all the administration's records and the'energetic aid of the ne\s deal's accountants." Charging that g r o v e r n m e n spending ·' in Latin A m e r i c i amounted to a perversion of the eood neighbor policy, Butlei termed the administration's, pro gram a failure and cited the Bo Livian revolt last December as an example. If ever there was any place ii Latin America where our. god neighbor policy as currently prac ticed should have produced neigh borly results, Bolivia is. the place, Butler declared. "But something else \vas,.pro duced; In the face of our certai victory in the war and in spite o the outpouring of multiplied mi: lions in that country, Bolivi staged a resolution which thre ut its good neighbor, new deal overnment and established in its lace a government inore friendly the axis. I do not presume to have an nsider's knowledge of the facts bout that revolution. But I do say that if our good neighbor iplicy, as currently practiced, had jeetv producing genuine good eighborliness t h a t revolution vould not have occurred." . '' Butler conceded' t h a t ' his · tab- ilation of "expenditures, commitments and extensions of credit" in- luded purchases, of strategic wai naterials, erection and mainten- nee of military and naval bases or the defense of the western lemispherej and 'other 'b'onafide var expenditures. LT. BAILEY WILL AID BOND DRIVE Rockford -- This community 1 making an earnest ^effort to mee the Rockford and RockfordHown ship quota of $63,^00. Monday .will be "Bond Sal Day." It is planned to close all re tail stores and the schools in th afternoon. - \ People are asked to come to th high school building from 1 . t 10 p. m. to make their purchase- Coffee and 'doughnuts will *~ served. Lt. Ed Bailey, who participate in the battle of Attu, will be pres ent in the afternoon-arid lend h assistance in making the campaig a success. DAVIS AND LONG RECEIVE LEADS Possible Louisiana Team-Mates Enemies New Orleans, /P)~Election of governor backed by the current reform administration," and a eutenant : governor who has made no bones about his desire o return'the state: to "the liberal ·egiroe it enjoyed under my Brother Huey P. Long," appeared ikely in Louisiana Thursday. './· On .the basis of unofficial re- urns from 1,008 of 1,867 precincts n Louisiana's ' democratic : primary, James H. "Jimrriie" Davis of Shreveport topped'/the olc regulars', elderly Lewis L". Morgan )y 7,633 votes in the governor's race. Earl K. Long, old regular candidate, led his nearest rival Smile Verret'of New Iberia.' by 35.726'for lieutenant governor. The irony of Davis and Lon: as possible capitol team-mates is illustrated by a homc-stretci stump speech o£ Long's in which lie said Songwriter-Actor Difvi "would .make a .fine ' governor what with spending half his time in Hollywood playing 'in,movies.' The governor's count gavi Davis 94,516 votes; Morgan 86, 883;'United States·· Representa tive James H. Morrison 33,670 Mayor Sam S. Caldwell of Shreve port 19,723; State Senator Du'dle J. Leblanc 15,402;. State Senate Ernest Clements 7,169; Vincen Mbseley, .-Opelousas attorney, -3, 338; and Lee Lanier' Amite news paper publisher 1,102. 'Lieutenant governor figures fo 952 of 1867 precincts gave Lon 1007595; Verret (Davis ticket 64,869; and Frank, Ellis: (Cald well ticket) 51.041. Buy War Savings · Bonds an Stamps from your Globe~Gazet' carrier boy. Vagaries of VlailErom Pacific Told By WILLIAM L. WORDEN " With the AEF in the Pacific, (/P) --People with relatives in the acific war zones are, generally, peaking, people who have the 'hips and jingles from lack of mail or else have that peculiar tunned, look that' come's Jrom re- eiving : 30 or 40 letters the same iy,, . . . There doesn't seem to be much tiat can be done about .it. Also, "the fact t hat Johnn y re- .ilies to a warmish love letter with me about the temperature of a reached codfish do^s;nbt necessarily ;meati he has another girl. The ··nances are that your tender let- er arrives without having be- rig read by anybody else. Al- hough subject to censorship, mo's: ncoming service mail is no censored. But. Johnny's answer is writtei under difficulties'. If he is au enlisted man, it will probably be censored by his commanding officer. And nothing is more fishy:than the eye of a 2nd jeutenai^t looking at a K . P. -\vho las just told his girl he caii't do his work f or thinking of her. This also acts as a damper on complaints. If he is cleverj Johnny may get across the general idea . that he doesn't care for something by overdoing praise.'If he writes, "the ensign has the biggest blue eyes and is always-a perfect gentleman. You should see the elegant language he uses in making official reports, and besides he wears a lovely big grip every " morning when he first gets out of the sack," it is a rfirly safe, bet that what Johnny would like to do to the ensign shouldn't happen to a dog. · - · On ships, an officer's .mail is ·ensored by brother officers. And he i'ad fact is that if you get too trong iri your praise of a girl, the roommate who censors, your letters s not always above'going.to ; see ler i£ he gets a leave before you do. Generally, army officers simply certify their letters themselves-but their mail is subject 19 "spot" censorship which picks out a letter now aud then; so the officer never can be sure that his missive to his beloved will be read only by her own limpid eyes. Army men seldom can tell their exact locations, but navy shore- based personnel sometimes can Thus if two brothers were on Glutz island,.one in the-army and the other in the navy, GI Joe could only give a n - a r m y post office number. But Jim's mail could be addressed to the Glutz island naval air base, and it might be perfectly legal for him to tell ma that'.he had seen . Joe and had lunch with him. Before the war, "lipper" mai was the fastest from the mainlanc to Hawaii. It still is for a civilian address, but is silly for militarj nail. If acceptable at all, it simply would be delayed for on* specific cqmmercial airplane, although half a dozen military air mail carriers might have left in thejneantime. Surface mail is unreliable, although, once in a while a combination of weather and an air mail jam will cause delivery just about as fast as by air. But it the addressee is in an isolated spot, surprising things can happen. V-mail has never caught" on in the Pacific, although it does arrive. Most island outposts lack photographic equipment, so the V-letter is sent just as any other letter. Large military centers, such as Hawaii, have V-mail equipment. The world's largest reserve of copper-ore is believed to exist.in northern Rhodesia and the Belgian Congo. DIES IN CALIFORNIA Decorah-- George H.- SchulzJ vho had been ah invalid foq months, died Jan. 11 in San ] Cal. He had been cared for at lome of his daughter, Miss Ka ·yn Schulz. A son, Nathan, n thai community. He.was bor: Decorah. Buy War Savings Bonds Stamps from your Globe- carrier boy. . POLITICAL ADVERTISEMENT I VOTE YE for a change PHONE 1472 or 41 FOR A RIDE TO! POLLS * * . * * Committee Fostering Representative Goverhmer partial List of 5186 Names { Above Committee on File ' City Hall. SEE PETITION I WOLFS *=s«S Northern Iowa's and Southern Minnesota's Largest Furniture Store at Mason City, Iowa. 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