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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 5

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 3, 1944
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s^^W^^S^S^^ fev^V : Ki";PW : -;K£''^:£:5;^^ ''::.'·;'."··..' ilANY DEAD ARE ON BATTLEFIELD Italian Farmers Near Cisterna Plow Carefully By REYNOLDS PACKARD With Allied Invasion Forces South of Rome, Feb. I. (U.PJ--The ^farmers plovy carefully near Cisterna to avoid the bodies of German and American dead who lie scattered in their fields. Carefully, reverently, they clear away the bodies that clog their irrigation · ditches'. The Germans used them for trenches. I never have seen more dead. For 2 days, the fighting raged :re as the Germans sought to old their positions in what was lime of Mussolini's farm projects in [the reclaimed Pontine marshes. The Germans are gone now "j ^34y^ v .!,*,-,,.* except tor their dead. -They re- soldiers. the Naples-Formia railway. . made a luncheon with a friend, and then look over an a by a direct shell hit absence. The windmills here marked but still turning breeze. Silos aud ·They re- i field and chine gun · retreating es of cows^ among the J ce was de- ^J-)p».n;l 9** ^tSiCitldf 4U s at the inn Way and Iway. dispatch in . Earlier I angagement en went to ing sector. inutes later He and a been killed during uiy are shell- in? in the irns which achine gun nests are in ruins. Around them 1 saw the loot the Germans left he- bind -- silk stockings mostly, and women's s i l k underwear for maedchen who will never receive them. I saw a group of American airmen bear a stretcher across no- man's land. On it was an Italian woman who was about to give birth to a child. I saw a dead German clutching a burlap bag. The bag moved. I cut it open and removed a squawking chicken. The Italian peasants stick stubbornly to their homes, even under fire. It is common to see. them peddling chickens to marching troops. They chatter volubly with Italian-speaking doughboys, w h i l e the latter still are shooting at retreating Germans. I wish I could paint the beauty and tragedy of this pastoral battleground. * Perhaps" if you took Millet's "The Gleaners" or "The Angelus," and riddled the canvas wi wi pr P. r Ev go Ur m CO Vc nr i/i iir Lc Cl Lc a 2 44 in in with bullet holes and smeared it with blood, you would get my impression. V Former Advertising Men Praised by Army Camp Standing, Flai, IU.R) -en advertising technique has gone to war in the training of United States infantrymen. The work of 2 enlisted men in making silk screen posters has contributed many valuable innovations to the army's visual aid program, military authorities here announced. The men were M/Sgt Jack D. Lowry and S/Sgt. Edwin N. Chapman, former partners in a Angeles, Cal., advertising agency. U. S. civilian airlines flew 65,- 44G.OOO miles a passenger fatality in 1943, compared with 20,945,024 in 1042; JAP BARBARIANS TO BE PUNISHED F. R. Lists American Objectives in Asia Washington, (O) -- Americans fighting in the far east and the Pacific islands had assurances from their commander-in-chief Wednesday that they are. bringing vengeance closer to the Japanese torturers of their comrades. Those guilty of atrocities against Ihe defenders of Bataan, President Roosevelt told a news conference, will be tracked down and punished as surely as will those responsible for killing-/ American flyers who were captured after bombing Tokyo. The primary American objectives in Asia and the Pacific, the chief executive said, are expulsion and defeat of Japan, in closest collaboration with our allies. He emphasized the military rather than the political or civil nature o£ this task. "Nobody in India or anywhere else m Asia," he said in a statement, "will misunderstand the presence there of American armed forces if they will believe, as we do at home, that their job is to assure the defeat of Japan, without which there can be no opportunity for any of us to enjoy and expand the freedom for which we fight." That declaration apparently was intended to counter enemy propaganda that American forces, as well as British, are in India to stay and that the United States is supporting British imperialism. The president led up to what he termed this clarification of our position in the far east by discussing briefly the assault on the Marshall islands, where marines and soldiers for the first time are battling on territory held by Japan before Pearl Harbor. Mr. Roose- velt spoke of heavy opposition but expressed the opinion that the operations were going quite well. The, chief executive explained, too, why reports of Japanese outrages against American troops in the Philippines finally were released last Friday. They came in about 6 months ago, he said, and the initial impulse was to publish them at'once. But humanitarian considerations prevailed, the president said, because the exchange ship Grips- holm still was operating and the government had to think not only of barbarities against American prisoners of war in Japanese hands, but also of those who had survived. tt was thought that publicity might incite the Nipponese to kill many more Americans, the president said, and by withholding the reports it was hoped that lives would be saved and more prisoners exchanged. But in the past 2 or 3 weeks the government reluctantly came to Thursday, Feb. 3, 1944 5 MASON CITV GLOBE-GAZETTE the conclusion, he said, that even medical and other supplies being sent to American prisoners were not reaching them and that our soldiers no longer could be hurt by publication of the reports. There are more than 500 islands in the Caroline Islands group. Expels Gas From Stomach and Bowels When constipation'seas way down in the bowrfa of 18 of Nature's own medicinal'rools, herba ami botanicals--usually faring happy relief. .Take only as directed on label. AJpen Krautcr comforts the stomach and aids clogged un bowels lo expel waste nutter. Best of E33 attacks, K«C ALPEN KRAUTER today -- {com any Fahrney egeiicy, £uh as: STEVENSONS CONTINUE A GREAT CLEARANCE EVENT! STOCK UP NOW! RAYON HOSE Slim, trim rayons . . . . sheer and fine in fit Full f a s h i . o n e d . . . very slightly irregular. Time to stock up ... now! SIZES 8'/ 2 TO 10 / 2 GOOD COLORS 2 PAIR 1.00 SAVINGS UP TO ONE-HALF AND EVEN MORE! EVERY VALUE TOO GOOD TO MISS! VALUES IN S U I T S 17 Just a few of these but if you . . find your fit, you'll have a real buy. Winter fashions. GOOD COLORS ALL-WOOL SLIPOVER SWEATERS Fabric and kid combinations. All colors and black. Reg. 1.25. Think of it! An opportunity fo buy real, all-wool sweaters at a price like this! A variety of good winter colors. Slightly soiled. DRASTIC REDUCTIONS NOW ON QUALITY FURS $ 12 MONTHS TO PAY BLOUSES 1/2 Price Dfess and Tailored. White Prints Novelties. Reg. to 5.95. FASCINATORS, All Colors. .Reg. 1.98 Values... 79c All wool. | Plaids and plain colors. Regular to D.OO. ~ An outstanding collection of fine Stevenson Fur Coats . . . every one the standard high quality you xvould expect! Prices save you up to one-third and more. Choose from mink-dyed coneys, sable-dyed coneys, opossums, mendoza beaver, sealine and a large variety of novelty furs. All sizes included in this large selection. i YOU SAVE 1/2 AND MORE! COATS MILLINERY l.OO Group at 50c You can have a hat for every outfit . . . at a price like this! All new fall and winter fashions. , V / Is/- ·y/ ^ Button Lined Sport Coals . . . Snap-Lined Sport Coats Heavy Chesterfields and Boy Coats . . . Fur-Trimmed Dress Coats . . . Fur-Trimmed Sport Coats. If you've waited till now to buy your winter coat . . . here's your finest opportunity. All colors includpd. ^ SIZES FOR MISSES; WOMEN, JUNIORS PRSCED AT A FRACTION! DRESSES HUNDRFDS OF OTHER WONDER BUYS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT VALUES TO 19.95 The kind of opportunity smart women wait for! Out they go ... all of Stevenson's stunning winter dresses, including crepes, wools, corduroys, gabardines, velveteens, jerseys. Every one a style new for fall and winter. All sizes included in black, brown and a wide range of popular colors. v BACK THE ATTACK BUY WAR BONDS

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