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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME vou iv REDS DRIVE ON FORKRIYOIROG ORE CITY ^f^tgt!^^ DCPAATHCNr Of ' . ' . " · . ' · " "'· -"' HOME EDITION Aaoclated Press ana. United MAKES AU, NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" Sweep Ahead After Capturing Nikopol, Manganese Center Moscow, .(£)_ Gen. Rodio Y Jijalinovsky's 3rd Ukrainian arm drove 'on Wednesday toward th iron ore city of Krivoi Rog, lab major German-held objective i the Dnieper bend, following th capture of Nikopol, main source o Germany's vitally needed man ganese. Loss ot Krivoi Rog on top ,, ,.Nikopol, where 15.000 nails wer \ killed and 2,«M captured, woul " |be ·» heavy blow to Germany war .. ; . industry. The vital metal these centers has fed th war machine for-the .past ' n I l! t'VjI/ears. Krivoi Kog is about' £ '.voiles northwest of Nikopol. '' v c After; Gen. Feodor I. Tolbuk · t a'n's 4th Ukrainian army ha liquidated · the German - hel kridgehead on the south bank o the Dnieper river opposite Niko pol, Malinovsky's v e t e r a n stormed the city itself, climaxin a great 4-day Battle 'which sen 7 nazi : infantry divisions fleein m headlong retreat. With:Nikopol safely in hands, .Malinovsky then sent 'hi right wing toward Krivoi Ro from the captured rail junction o Apostolovo,: 22 miles away. Nikopol was taken only afte the bitterest house-to-house fight ing, front dispatches declarec Tremendous stores of booty wer abandoned by the enemy and Russian i communique asserted "the victory has returned to th country: one of the largest in dustrial centers of the Ukraine." German prisoners were quotei by the communique as saying tha Adolf Hitler had ordered th Nikopol bridgehead, 75 miles Ion and 21 miles deep, to be held a fj all costs. Formidable defenses ir depth, dominated by height manned by_ powerful siege guns ) were, blasted by the Russian on 11 slaught,: which wiped the Ger tory;-4'the : communidue ^ said "- the .Russians ^dismembered:-- enemy trOOpg,'-:--.-- ._--^_-^ . . ; . . "V . . ·- routed'7 divisions. A large'group of Germans was driven to the I ) Dnieper and completely, wiped * V T f *' - out." Forty, other towns were captured in the Russian drive . which d the. tip of the German easternmost position in army con- 9 i I army's Russia. As Malinovsky's . ' uverged on Krivoi'Rog other Kus mtaan forces under Gens. Nikola l!'i^y atutin and Ivan S. Konev were :adily crushing the remnants o] German divisions trapped ncai , i^Cherkasy, 65 miles further north i^' On the Baltic front, Russiar * wops under Gen. Leonid A r-H»ovorov were driving on the big ·'German defense stronghold o Luga, on the Leningrad-Pskov- Warsaw railway. Further south several towns fell to Gen. M. M Popov's forces in the Novosokol- mki area. The Russian communique madi- no mention of developments in the red army's drive into Estonia along the coast of the. Gulf of Finland or the progress of Russian forces in the! Rcivno and Lutsk areas more than 409 miles west :of; the Dnieper bend. WJLpjflBE IN IOWA 2 DAYS Program for Feb. 15 arid 20 Announced . D*s Moines, (£;--Wendell Willkie, the 1940 republican presidential candidate, will -be in Des Moines Feb. 19 and 20 at" the conclusion .of his western speaking tour, Charles Van Werden, Win- terse t, announced Wednesday. Van Werden," who will be Will- xie's host as member of the Iowa republican' state central committee .for the Sth congressional district, said Willkie would be guest of honor at a party banquet at Hotel Fort Des Moines the evening of/Feb. 19. 'Attendance at the banquet will be limited (o county chairmen and vice chairmen, members of the state central committee and elected officials. Van Werden said. On Feb. 20 Willkie will hold a press conference at 3:30 p. m. and republican editors of the state will be invited to attend. A public reception for republicans will be held at 5:30 p. m. ·Wilikie's party will include Mrs. Willkie, Ralph Cake, his campaign manager; Lem Jones, his secretary, and a press group He will have headquarters at Hotel Fort Des Moines for the 2 days. * PLAN HOLIDAY Des Moines, (ff) ~ The Iowa statchouse will be closed Feb. J2 Lincoln's birthday, and Feb. 22 Washington's birthday. MASON CITy. IOWA. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 194* BY U. S. BOMBARDMENT-- Lone maime seaiches a Japanese food dump on Namur isl irded it in the pre-invasion of Kwai ..(MORE PICTURES ON PAGE 2) Use Kwajalein as Base for New Assaults on Jap Forces By CHARLES H. McMURTRY U. S. Pacific Fleet Headquarters, Pearl Harbor, (O 3 )--All organized Japanese resistance h a's been snuffed out on Kwajalein, world's largest atoll. Already American warships and planes are diverting fire power from that nerve center of the Marshalls to other fortified atolls. In the midst of these developments, the overall strategists spoke hopefully of setting "our ground and air forces into China as early as possible" for the show- doivn against Nippon. Highly; significant, the navy imposed a policy of semi-secrecy Tuesday night in announcing that Ihe fleet and air arm are swinging punches elsewhere in the Marshalls. The navy did not disclose the targets, figuring .that communications between those supply- severed bases and Japan are precarious^ atjd., lack ipf the information would: seriously impede the enemy/'~'.. J -~"'-'---^-: ~ ^^xz.'^-j^-^r These attacks occurred Sunday a n d Monday. . . . Meanwhile, airfields^on Roi and Kwajalein islands in Kwajalein atoll are . being swiftly repaired and .modernized to send planes daily against.IUarshall bases, already largely neutralized and virtually stripped of air cover. Based at Kivajalein's spacious rooii, a large and as yet unchal- enged fleet--not even attacked by enemy submarines--was a l e r t against attempts io succor the enemy's Marshall garrisons. "Organized resistance on Kvvaja- ein atoll has ceased and its cap- ure and occupation have been completed," Adm. Chester W. limit?, announced Tuesday. Con- juest was completed 8 days after Kwajalein was invaded Jan. 31. It can now be disclosed that on 'eb. 5, the commander-in-chief of the Pacific fleet stood at the invasion 'Scene--some 2,500 miles rom Tokyo--and observed: Henceforth it will be very dif- ieult for the Japanese to use the Warshalls "as bases--even for ubmarines." The victory will "serve Io speed up the tempo" of the Pacific war. It "definitely shortens rommu- ications to the south Pacific and he southwest Pacific." "It is a great pleasure that we id it with such small-losses (286 u n e r i c a n dead--8,122 Japa- ese).". · . Japanese plane strength, par- icularly naval air power, obvi- ously is 'considerably under it peak. The enemy lacks destroyers "t escort their supply convoys or t make up an adequate battle fleet. H o w e v e r, Admiral Nimit firmly believes that Japan can not be defeated from the se alone and said Tuesday, afte returning from the Kwajalein in spection, his objective is "to ge our ground and air forces int China as early as possible." To correspondents at a pres conference he remarked "the Jap can only be defeated from base in China" and, although givin no indication of such an offensiv time table, added: "I think that if you'll watch th communiques,'you'll see us moving on." He hinted' strongly his · navy army-and marine corps forces in tended: to take, si leading part i the,. China offensive, : · ' : v:V Weather Report FORECAST Y. Mason City.- Increasing cloudines Wednesday night. Lowest tem peratui-e at Mason City^ 8 Thursday snow with much cold cr late in afternoon or night. I o w a : Cloudy -Wednesday nigh and Thursday w i t h snov Thursday and in west and cen iral portions Wednesday night not so cold, becoming coldc west portion Thursday forenoon and east portion : in afternoon with cold wave Thursday night strong winds and blowing snow Thursday and Thursday night with temperatures falling to zero or slightly ' lower by Friday morning. Minnesota: S n o w Wednesda;, night becoming flurries Thursday. Increasing winds Wednesday night, becoming 25 to 35 miles an hour Thursday, with blowing snow. Not so cole Wednesday n i g h t , becoming colder again Thursday. IN MASON'CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Tuesday 47 Minimum Tuesday night 10 At 8 a. m. Wednesday 10 YEAR AGO: ' · Maximum 33 Minimum 17 Blue Is Candidate for GOP Nomination for Governor ,v --.-·-' .- D - Blue, lieutenant governor and former tne Iowa house of representatives, announced Wednesday ?_. i?!r-_- t ^ f ° r ,. the republican nomination for governor. peaker ]at he Blue's announcement followed * y 24 hours, Goy. B. B". Hicken- ooper's declaration of candidacy or the United States senatorship. t had been generally understood n political circles that Blue rould seek the governorship ever nee it became known-that Hick- nlooper had his eye on a senate eat. ' The primary election is June 5 Blue is the 2nd republican -to nnounce. his candidacy for the overnorship. Henry W. Burma 1 Allison, who served with Blue n the house of representatives rom 1937 to 1941, and who suc- eeded Blue to the speakership, eclared his candidacy last fail. Blue is an attorney, a veteran f World war I, and a graduate of rake university. He also attend- d Iowa State college. He was Wright county attorney years and state representative 8 ears. He was his party's floor ader in the house for 4 years efore he was named speaker. He as elected lieutenant governor Blue was born at Eagle Grove ept. 24, 1898. His father was a "iiroad engineer. The lieutenant governor's in- rests now include the owner- KOBERT D. BLUE ship and operation of a ISO-aero stock farm near Eagle Grove._ Mrs. Blue was the former Cath- Icne Beale of Tama. The Blues have 2 children, Barbara Ann, 16, and Donald Robert, 14.. 4-F Man Beats Up 3 Soldiers Singing Derogatory Songs Belleville, 111., O I . R ) -- E d w i r Taylor, 30, classified 4-F becaus of defective vision, "just got mad Tuesday night, when 4 soldiers from Scott Field began singing a derogatory song about 4-F's and as a result beat up 3 of then and caused the other to "shorten his supply lines." Two of the soldiers landed ir the hospital, 1 was floored wit] 1 punch and the other fled be fore Taylor could land a blow Pvt. Willard Barrel, from his hos prtal bed; said: "He didn't hurt m as much as. my pride. I was a boxer before joining, the arm' and had 25 knockouts' to my credi out of 28 bouts." Leaps From 3rdFlor6f Roy A. (Taylor, 856 1st N. W was in Park hospital here Wednesday after an unexplained leap o approximately 30 feet from a 3rd floor window, of the Cerro Gordo county courthouse about 4:30 p m Tuesday. ' He suffered a concussion of tht brain in the leap, according to physicians who examined him His condition was reported as fail Wednesday. Taylor landed headfirst in a large bush and suffered a severe laceration of the scalp, according to Deputy Sheriff Cal D\van. bu walked across the street from the courthouse to Jhe hospital seemed to have suffered broken bones. Passersby said Taylor kicked out the lower half of ' the large stormwindow in the west side of the courthouse and then launched himself out the window headfirst His hat and topcoat, those ot a well dressed man, were found in the room from which he jumped it is a room used particularly by the district court reporters. Frank O'Hearn, a case worker lor tnp county overseer of the poor, saw the man land outside !nc office window in the basement of the courthouse and went ntt to give assistance ' Deputy Sheriff Dwan also came almost immediately and the 2 helped lay lor across the street to the hospital. The manslaughter trial of John Frank was going on In the large :ourtroom on the cast side of the courthouse and County Attorney II. X. Mason was interrupted in his closing argument by the sound of the glass being kicked out, he sard. Others in the courtroom vere not aware or any unusual ocident, however. Taylor had been attending the rial every afternoon, according to his wife, who was unable to account for his action. She said her msband had called her by telephone a short time before the incident and that nothing seemed vrong at that time. The injured man is 68 years old and is a retired chief clerk of the Chicago and North Western rail- "oad and was stationed at Eagle jrove until his retirement about year ago. He was married at lagle Grove about 2 years ago. W Revere Fined 13.50 for Speeding Minneapolis, W--Paul Revere's ide cost him S13.50 in justice ourt here. Revere, a St. Paul ruck driver, was charged with riving 45 miles an hour in a 35 mile limit zone. "Your namesake had good rea r on to be in 3 hurry," said Jus- ice of the Peace Thomas Bergin i passing sentence, "but you idn't." Buy War Savings Bonds and tamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier b»y. ThU P»pr Consists ot Two Sections-- Section On NO. 1*7 g* "jj Planes Blast Cisterna on KAIUo UN NAZI \i · w . n i n INazi Lines Below Rome COASTAL WALL German Installations in France Pounded ,, Again and Again by Air London, (ff)--U. S. maurauders roared back to northern France to pound German "Atlantic wall" installations Wednesday for the 3rd time in little more than 24 hours along with RAF medium, light and fighter-bombers. The daylight formations swung out after RAF night bombers struck objectives in Germany and France, including the Rhone aircraft engine factory at Limoges without loss. British Bostons, Mitchells, mos- quitos. typhoons and hurricanes joined in the assault on nazi installations in northern France which were attacked twice by marauders Tuesday, and have been bombed almost daily for 2 mnoths. Fighters bombers. escorted the The renewed pounding followed daylong attacks upon the continent Tuesday by a heavy flying fortress blow upon Frankfurt. Observers on the English coast said the day began exactly like Tuesday, with various types of bombers and fighters streaming toward northern France in the early morning haze. Some big bombers w e r e observed returning later from the direction of Boulogne and Calais as other formations were setting out. Tuesday's flying fortress attack on Frankfurt was the 3rd such assault on that city in 11 days. A communique said 19 German Planes were downed during the Frankfurt operation. American lighters accounting for 16 while the others fell to the bombers. Two other nazi planes were destroyed by Brittany. RAF typhoons over Allied losses for the day were 12 heavy bombers. 1 medium bomber, 1 light bomber, 2 fighter- bombers and 9 fighters, the com- munique said. The air ministry disclosed Wednesday that RAF mosquitos, pa- IroUihg. the Bay .of Biscay area . r , English, coast, had shot 3bwn a big 6 cngined German transport over , its base near Bordeaux Tuesday night. The plane was of the same type as those employed by the Germans in trying to ferry troops to Tunisia during the north African campaign. A number of the giant aircraft were shot down over the Mediterranean. GIRL VICTIM OFCAVEIN Sidewalk Opens Up, Swallows 2 Year Old PUtston, Pa., f/P--Tired miners built an ever-growing rnound of earth Wednesday as they dug without rest for the body of a little girl swallowed Tuesday by a cavein over an abandoned anthracite mine. The mound contained 350 tons at noon Wednesday but the miners, neighbors of the girl's father, a navy enlisted man, said it might be increased by several days' fur- Ihcr discing before the body of litlle Jule Ann Fulmer is recovered. Mrs. Marie Mitchell, aunt of the 2 year old girl, told this story of :he tragedy: She and Jule Ann and the child's 5 year old brother. David were walking along the sidewalk in a residential street after shopping at a grocery store. Mrs. Mitchell peeled a tanger- ne and handed it to Jule Ann, and the child fell back a few steps. Then the earth cracked. "I leaped back, pulling Jule with one hand and knocking David back with the other," Mrs. Mitchell said. "But the rush of earth lore Jule from me. There was nothing I could do to save her. She just disappeared." The tangerine, thrown from Jules hand, rolled down the side- valk--the only evidence that the !ir! had stood there a second be' re. Virtually all or this mining city of 18,000 is undermined by coal vorhings. During the last several -ears there have been many cave- ns. wrecking many homes and inildings. The caveins, or subsi- lences, occur when rotting mine imbers suddenly give war. After miners, · ·*·" T 1* T if 5j Nazis Battle Fiercely in Effort to Pierce Allied Line By REYNOLDS PACKARD (The Combined U. S. Press) Anzio Beachhead, Below Rome, Feb. S. (U.R)--Twice Monday night the sth army beachhead line sagged somewhat before furious assauIs by enemy tank and infantry spearheads, but each time the line snaiirmH Vnr.L- lilTM ~ -.,ui i ,-i_. ' «»vn unit, me line snapped back like a rubber band* after some 4 hours of savage hand-to-hand fighting. The 2 enemy attacks, hurled in bright moonlight in 2 different sectors, were only 2 of an ever- accelerating series of German attempts to pierce this semi-circular front preparatory to their promised drive to throw the Anglo- American invaders back into the sen, (Daniel de Luce, representing the combined U. S. press, reported that G e r m a n attacks were launched at a half dozen points along the fan-shaped perimeter with the British lines bearing the brunt ot the assault. He said the enemy pressure against the beachhead appeared stronger Tuesday than at any time since the allies went on the defensive last Thursday. (De Luce said no vital allied ground had been lost up to noon Tuesday and that the Germans had been "solidly counter punched after shallow penetrations" in some sectors.) (Homer Bigart, also a combined press correspondent, said Monday night s fighting began at 10 p. m and that an infantry division from southern France and other fresh reinforcements were thrown by the enemy. {Bigart said fighting broke out all along the front and that an American counterattack succeeded in liquidating a combat patrol of Reithfuehrer SS troops which managed to infiltrate the allied lines.) Tuesday night's attacks were carried out by heavy German patrols sneaking along the shadows of Italian hillside barns and farmhouses. They. were followed by Dig German tanks, moving slowly *-- :')T J rTTirr-mi-jiB l »iJh tt ||' ^fr straw 'ana; branches. Ml . buttons and metal gadgets were darkened lest they glisten in the moonlight. Most of the enemy raiding parties -- numbering from 100 to 300 picked soldiers each -- carried shovels and picks and immediately dug machine gun nests from which they attempted to resist being ousted. However, the raiders were cut off everywhere after bitter skirmishes and were either taken or killed by allied columns. I rode in a jeep to within a few miles oC embattled Cisterna Tuesday and through field glasses watched the week-old battle for the town continuing unabated. Houses and barns have been converted into pillboxes which frequently change hands twice in one day in bitter close quarter fighting for that southern anchoi of the allied line below Rome. (Bigart reported that the battling was so fierce and the line within Cisterna so static that the capture of a single farmhouse was considered a considerable achievement. The concrete farmhouse- Pillboxes below Rome were proving as tough an obstacle for allied troops, he said, as were the Apennine mountains on the southern Italy front below.) GOLD SNAP IS MOVING SOUTH Mercury Drops to 1 8 Below at Bemldji, Minn. Chicago, (IP)-- The most s e v ^ cold snap of the winter, which will bring below-zero temperatures to the northern plains and Great Lakes region, \vill strike within "the next 24 to 48 hours, Forecaster H. A. Downs said Wednesday. The mercury already had fallen Wednesday to 15 below zero in Minot, N. Dak., 18 below at Bemidji, Minn., and G below at Duluth, Minn. Mild temperatures which have prevailed in Montana will be dissipated by blasts of cold Arctic air that will move southeast through the Dakotas, Wyoming Nebraska, and Minnesota Wednesday night. The cold wave will reach Wisconsin, Iowa and Illinois within 36 to 48 hours, Downs said. SNOW, WIND, COLDER , ^ Off THifnei, (*)'-- The weather bureau Wednesday forecast snow wind and zero weather for. Iowa Thursday. Snow will begin falling in the west and central sections of the state Wednesday night, the bureau forecast. Strong winds and blowing snow were forecast for Thursday afternoon and night. The bureau said the mercury would begin to drop Thursday, with temperatures of zero or slightly lower in prospect by Friday morning. Lowest reading in the state Tuesday night was 10 at Mason City. It was 11 degrees at Spencer. The mercury climbed to 47 at Sioux City and Charles City Tuesday and there were snow flurries throughout most of the state. Dolliver Seeks 6th District Representative Nomination IOW * ^strict. Jule Ann disappeared, . attracted by Mrs. Mithell s screams, scanned the yawn- ng hole--40 feet deep and 10 feet cross--and began digging The york went forward, under Hood ights during the night while housands watched. A second "squeeze, or sub- idencc, occurred Tuesday night nd rescue crews installed pro- cctive cribbing. They worked in elays, suspended in the deep hole y ropes, and passing up the dirt ucket by bucket. P. 1 James I. Dolliver is n formei Iowa commander of the Ameu- :an Legion. For many years he lias been active in civic and pub- Jic affairs. He was Webster county attorney from 1925 to 1929. He is a member of the Fort Dodge school board, a former trustee of Mornmgside college and has been prominent nationally in the Methodist church, serving as reserve lay member of its jui- cial council. Dolliver is married and the father of 4 children. He is a member of the American Legion, Lion's club, Masons and B. P O E. His sister. Mary M. Dolliver" is with the American Red Cross in Italy. His oldest son, Jim, is a naval aviation cadet at the Iowa City pre-flight school. Two years ago he was a candidate for the republican senatorial nomination for the seat now held by George A. Wilson. "Never before in the history of our republic," said Mr. Dolliver. "has there been n greater need for a strong, independent and courageous congress. The drift toward centralized authority in our federal government could easily wind up in some form of totalitarianism unless congress is ever vigilant and determined to maintain our American form of government. "The first job ahead of us, of course, is to win the war as quickly as possible. Nothing must be permitted to interfere with this. Total war necessarily involves the enactment of emergency legislation. "We must see to it, however, that with the return of peace there is a return to sound American principles and methods with- JAMES I. DOtLIVER out delay. This is the responsibility of the congress. "The boys and men in the armed forces from our district are fighting on land, sea and in the air throughout -the world They want the America to which they return, to be basically the Sa J"? America they left. That's what they're fighting for. We on the home front must not let them down. Congress should now pass adequate legislation to protect their rights. Only through the preservation of our American institutions and ideals will it be possible for us to work in cooperation with other powers to maintain peace in the world." The 6th congressional district comprises 15 counties. The present congressman is Fred C Gilchrist of Laurens. TRYTO CRIPPLE POINT IN WHICH TANKS GATHER Allies Consolidate Positions Further Wth Patrol Activity By EDWARD KENNEDY Allied Headquarters, Algiers, (/P) -- U. S. planes poured tons of bombs Tuesday on Cisterna to cripple that main strongpoint o£ the nazi line around the invasion bridgehead below Rome, while allied troops struck out in "aggresive patrol activity," allied headquarters announced Wednesday. The allies further consolidated their positions, headquarters said. American Mitchells in mommy and afternoon raids p o u n d e d buildings in Cisterna where the enemy had concealed tanks and guns, and crewmen said the bombs leveled a large part of the town, 15 miles northeast of Anzio. Cisterna has been a model town of the Pontine agriculture development. The Germans have converted it into a fortress. From it they have launched some of their fiercest attacks on the beachhead (Wednesday's German commu- nique declared the nazis had advanced several bridgehead area, miles capturing the 700 prisoners. "Strong enemy counter-attacks with support of tanks and naval artillery, were repulsed," the bulletin broadcast by Berlin added (A dispatch to Stockholm by the German-controlled Scandinavian telegraph bureau declared the waters off Ncttuno "looked like a ship graveyard" as a result o£ merman air attacks on allied shipping.) ; . ^ · . . . ^ r v ~ American troops battUu !·!· Caastar oh the main' fr»»t oecnpied about one -fourih «f town, front dispatches saif, the doughboys at one time fought to within 75 yards of the Benedictine Abbey on.Mt. Cassiao. The U. S. forces launched ' a full strength attack in the predawn darkness Tuesday to take the cliffs surrounding the monastery on the mountain. The Germans have held the mountain top for 6 days ot stern battle. British troops also made a gain on the main 5th army front. Allied planes flew. 1,500 sorties throughout the day, striking hard at German troop concentrations, airfields and railyards over a wide area, and losing not a single plane. More guns were brought up to join the artillery barrage supporting the American assault against Cassino to the east, and fighting continued in the streets of that key (own. U. S. forces made slight sains in the mountains to the northwest. The Germans still hold the greater portion of Cassino, the crest of Mt. Cassino overlooking it, and still cling to a corridor leading to the town. On the 8th army front, a German patrol of 60 men, with weapons including flame-throwers, thrust into allied territory near Orsogna but allied forces killed 14 of them and captured G. The rest of (he nazis fled, abandoning their flame-throwers. Five German planes were shot down during the day. Medium bombers, besides hammering Cisterna, bombed the rail- yards at Siena north of Rome. Allied warships also joined in the assault, bombarding Formia, on the gulf of Gatea below the bridgehead and blowicgr up an ammunition dump. Heavy bombers blasted railyards at Verona and Prato and airfields at Tarquina and Viterbo, while fighter bombers lashed at shipping off the Dalmatian coast. The Germans have begun to bear down all along the allied beachhead, but dispatches from the front said the increasing nazi blows had succeeded only in forcing a slight retirement by the British in one sector. The nazis appeared to be throw- mg the greatest weight against the British in the area of the model village of Carroceto (Aprilia) only 16 miles below the capital. Buys New Mail Box; First Letter Is Notice to Report for Draft Tacoma, Wash., (/PI-- Edward Wittmeier, garage M e c h a n i c , bought a new mail box. Next day he saw the postman smile as he used the box for the first time. Then Wittmeier rushed out to get his mail. It was a notice from his draft board to report for induction.

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