The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 2, 1936 · Page 12
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April 2, 1936

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 12

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TWELVE ITALIftN FORCES TRAVEL TO WAR ON THEIR FOOD Troops Consume 10 Tons of Jam, 22 Tons Spaghetti in Six Day Battle. ASMARA, (UP)--By Mail--Marshal Pietro Badoglio's overwhelming victory at Amba Aradam bore out another great military principle of Napoleon Bonaparte--an army travels on its stomach. Figures issued here reveal that the Italian soldiers ate during those six days of sanguinary skirmishing and hand-to-hand fighting 10 tons more of jam and 22 tons more of spaghetti than they ate during peaceful days in camp. During- the entire fighting, the soldiers were marching over the most rugged territory in the world, and sometimes fighting every mcn °f the way. They also found time between rifle fire to consume above and over their ordinary rations: 88,000 gallons of ordinary table wine, 40,000 liter bottles of special wines and 11,000 gallons of brandy. The surplus for other liquids included 150,000 cans of condensed milk, five tons of olive oil and 150,000 bottles of mineral water. More Lemons TJscd. Lemons, which are the great military preventive against scurvy, showed an increase- of 700,000. There was plenty to smoke for every soldier with tobacco rations raised by 15,000,000 packages of cig- arets and pipe, tobacco. Additional c l o t h i n g included 30,000 uniforms, 50,000 pairs of shoes and 30,000 shirts. Field hospitals were set up with a capacity of 2,000 beds. More than 900 trucks were used for carrying food and ammunition alone. The record for 24 hours was the transportation of 8,000 men in 300 trucks to a certain sector. Division Kushed In Trucks. Ah entire division was transferred from Massawa, main Italian port along the Red sea, to Adi- grat, a distance of 200 miles, in 18 hours and rushed down to Makale front, some 75 miles farther on, in 10 hours. This feat Was accomplished with a column of 650 trucks. Four thousand mules and 6,000 camels were used to solve transportation problems when trucks and automobiles were unable to penetrate through the newly acquired rock-bound land. . The list of extra food supplies for the Bnderta battle, which lasted six days from Feb. 10 to Feb. 15, includes the following principal items. 150,000 cans of condensed milk. 88,000 gallons of ordinary table wine. 40,000 liters of special wines. 10 tons of. jam. ·50, tons of figs and prunes. - ; ii.,000 gallons of brandy. 700,000 lemons. 15,000,000 packages of cigarets and tobacco. 5 tons olive oil. 1 ton of butter. One-half ton of biscuits. 20,000 cans of fruit. 2V° tons of tuna fish. 150,000 bottles of mineral water. 500,000 cans of meat. 15 tons of hardtack. 30 tons of frozen meat. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 2 1936 SESSIONS HELD BY DEMO GROUP Fight for Delegation Posts in Prospect for Friday Contention. DBS MOINES, GP--A meeting of the democratic state central committee here Thursday preceded the opening Friday of the party's state convention which will choose delegates to the national convention. Informal caucuses of the vanguard of delegates and party leaders were on Thursday's program. Although 1,826 votes are allotted among, the counties, the convention attendance Friday is expected to approach nearer to 2,500. Seek Delegation Posts. A fight for places on Iowa's dele- · gallon to the national convention is in prospect. Observers continued to speculate on whether .Gov. Clyde L. Herring and Representative Hubert TItterback, rivals for the democratic senatorial nomination in next June's primaries, would receive places in the delegation. Meanwhile, in Washington, Sec. retary of Agriculture Henry Wal- laca remained noncommittal on reports that he might be elected a delegate to the national convention Wallace has remained on Iowa registers as a republican while holding his cabinet post. Probably Name 44. Iowa has 22 votes in the national meeting but it was regarded as probable Thursday that 44 delegates with a half-vote each, will be named to represent the state. District caucuses meeting before the convention will name the delegates to cast 18 of the state's- votes and the convention proper will choose the remaining delegates at large. The convention will hear the keynote address of Representative Fred Biermann in the morning, an address by its permanent chairman in the afternoon, and will act on resolutions and organization matters. Halted by Shots. SIOUX CITY, JP»--Paroled on a burglary sentence, Joe Smith was rounded up by police after several shots were fired to halt him, and may serve the balance of his term as a parole violator, His estranged wife, officers said, charged Smith ««th having recently molested her. MERKEL CO. FHE MERKEL CO.- U J\. *ut the camyu* L-^-C-^ PWNTZESS KNOCKABOUTS · The Campus Co-Eds acted as your own examination board...so you can be sure tbat the Knock-; about has everything you authentic men's woolens, careful -»' man tailoring, Ear!-Glo linings t . and a resistance to wrinkling, potting, and wearing out that's perfectly amazing. One day in your Knockabout and you'll be echoing Ihe Campus Co-Eds with a fervent "Okie-Doke!" Belle-Sharmeer Stockings FOR W E L L D R E S S E D E A S T E R LEGS · Easter skirts are shorter and Easter legs will be very much in evidence! Better pick our Belle-Sharmeer Stockings and be on the "glorified" side. 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