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17 NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ·""·' · ' ' · ' · ' · CQK? D E P A R T M E N T O F H I S T O R Y , A N D A R C H I V E . " D E S U O I N C S I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH JOVVANS NEIGHBORS VOL. XLIX -ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES tlvE CEfiTS A COPY MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 15, 1943 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE -VTrX r, J NO 84 REDS HURL ASIDE COUNTER DRIVES // U^S. Planes Land at Lisbon in Storm MORE THAN 50 REPORTED SEEN FLYING SOUTH Crops and Property Reported Damaged by Stormy Weather LISBON, (PJ--Eleven American planes were reported to have landed on Portuguese soil Friday while more than 50 were sighted flying southward over this neutral nation. ,, The Iberian peninsula has been buffeted by bad weather conditions for several days. The 11 planes were said to have come down 'at I'orteln Sacavetu, the Lisbon airport. * * ¥ The aerial activity came as storms continued to damage crops and property in a score of villages and hamlets in north Portugal. Lightning was \videspread. (Dispatches from Madrid told of * violent storm in the Bay o£ Biscay and along the Galician coast which sent scores ol ships into ports for safety and delayed the voyages of transAtlantic liners. Three or more fishing schooners were sunk and buildings were wrecked.) Under normal procedure belligerent planes which land on neutral soil arc subject to internment, just as are troop units which stray into neutral territory. It was not brought out definitely whether the reported landings were forced. -, · ii .jfagjQtJtlie.fQrmHiens re-. ·*· headed across Portugal ·MfC**»ts a n o t h e r large-scale ·erial reinforcemeht of allied troop in-French North Africa. Allied parachutists staged the longest air-borne invasion in history when they flew in transport planes 1,500 miles non-stop from England to participate in the assault on Oran Nov. 8. EXPECT LEND- LEASE APPROVAL Poll Shows Committee Will Support Extension WASHINGTON, (fP)-- Approval by the house foreign affairs com- mittee.of renewing the administration's authority to extend lend- lease aid to the allies appeared certain Friday on the basis of an Associated Press poll of a majority of the committee's membership; * * * Moreover, it seemed likely that the bill would reach the floor--probably in late April-bearing an almost unanimous indorsement by the committee, which is composed of 15 democrats and 10 republicans. There was none among those reached who expressed opposition to Ihe · Program; many who voiced approval. _ * * * Authority for the administration to embark upon the far-reaching lend-lcase program was given by congress two years ago only after a long and acrimonious pre-war fight between interventionists and non-interventionist groups in the house and senate. That grant of power will expire been regarded as one of the top- ranking issues which will be laid before the 78th congress. The poll came as the first, definite indication of how the measure will fare. Only two members among those reached--Representatives Mundt (R.-S. Dak.,) and Bolton (R.- Ohio)--declined to say at this time that lend-lcasc aid must be con- :inued, and they said their judgment would depend on the evidence produced during forthcoming hearings before the committee. * * * "1 have no preconceived conclusions on the question," said Mnndt. "But I should like to fhm out how much of a two- way street lend-lesse has turned out to be. At the time it was passed, the president was supposed to be a good Yankee horse trader. Now, let's see how many nones n« has acquired fa the trading." * * * prove many of these rumors about , - -.,. v . v .. * t l ««. uai. vj. luiu*lease funds. I think that the atmosphere should be cleared," Oil Spilled in Train Derailment train'nn r h V 0 5 ° Tu^r^ TM tUiS J ' Umbled ^^ ° f 12 C a r s ° a 4 ^ 11 ' fTMSht tiam on the Chicago and North Western railroad at Winfielcl 111, 28 miles west of H i oago. Railway officials said that a broken wheel caused the derailment Flying Forts Start Fires in -J5. A^is Ports in Tunisia ' Also""* " --··^-.v* r» U* Jj^iWlUj^J jtliDU , · - · - - ··.--.· * ' Pound at Rommel Lines Coroner Thinks Iowa on Tnpolitanian Coast Gty £ ^ ^ ^ Bv RUSSEI.T. T.AiwnsTinvtr , _ * Monoxide Poisoning By RUSSELL LANDSTROM ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IN NORTH AFRICA. (UP.) -- Flying fortresses attacked the eastern -~.vn..c*..j ci«.i t ivtxwu ujc ta;si«rn iciwrt. \ ^ n x , (tr) -- Coroner Tunisian supply ports of Sousse Frank L. Love reported Wednes- anri Sfnv Th,,,. c ,lo,, !,,,..:-- K,_ and , harbor areas aflame from a destructive downpour ot explosives, it was announced Friday. * * * Lighter two - motored B-26 marauders battered rail lines and highways along the coastal road at Itlaliarcs, on the Gulf of Gabes 20 miles southwest of Sfax, and American fighters ranged widely over the battle area. An allied communique said tliat "there was no change in the ground situation." (The allied aerial attack also was kept under way from bases in the east where warplanes battered at Marshal Rommel's supply lines and air bases along the Tripolitanian coast and into Tunisia. A Cairo communique said 13 allied pilots were missing after widespread operations in which at least eight downed Thursday, leaving the day that a review of the immu^s of an autopsy had eliminated the possibilities of suicide in the deaths of a University of Iowa medical student and a graduate nurse and has led him to believe that the couple died of carbon monoxide poisoning. * * * The coroner said, however, that his official verdict will not be returned until Saturday. The dead were Randall Hansen, 27, of Davenport, and Darlene DeMuelenaere, 21, of Brooklyn, Iowa. Their bodies were found Monday afternoon sprawled on a bed in a cabin camp two miles west o£ here. * * * Carbon monoxide poisoning also would explain the position of Hansen's body, the coroner declared. He said Hansen's feet were touching the floor when the bodies were discovered, indicating that the man had attempted to get up and either t u r n off the stove or open ;i window, but had axis fighters were (The Lallan high command reported considerably increased air action over the Libyan front and said German fighters intercepted large formations of allied planes' and shot down 28, many of them heavy bombers.) A forward JP-40 oulfit led by Hlaj. Philip C. Cochran ot Eric, Pa., who recently bombed 3. Gcrmar. headquarters at Kairouan. was credited with six victories In three days. * * * Cochran and First Lt. Thomas shot down a Focke-Wulf' 190 on Jan. 11. On the following day the unit shct down three others, credit for them going to Lts. Walter Scholl, New York City, a former Cornell university football star; James H. Radden, Hattiesburg, Miss., , and Carson \V. Bounds, Philadelphia. Miss. Cochran got another plane Jan. 13 and Lt. E. T. Bent, ntlsford, N. Y., also shot one dosvn. All told, American airmen bagged 15 planes--nine Junkers 88's, four Messerschmitt I09's and two Focke-Wulf 190's. Two RAF spitfire fighters disclosed that now'virtually all the aerial fighting in the northern sectors of the Tunisian front is taking place over the enemy's lines. They said allied air units are making four sweeps for every one by axis planes. LEWIS FtWERAL HELD EAGLE GROVE --The funeral of the late George Lewis at the Wilson chapel was largely attended Thursday. The Security bank, of which Mr. Lewis was a dn-ector, was closed during the service. IOWA CITY, -- Coroner been overcome in The autopsy , she attempt. report also dis- PLAN HEARING Protests Made to F. R. Appointee to Australia WASHINGTON, (£)--The senate foreign relations committee unanimously ordei - ed public hearings Friday, beginning next week; on protests against President Roosevelt's nomination of Edward J. Flynn, retiring democratic national chairman, to be minister to Australia. Chairman Connallv m.-Tr-v 1 closed that neither person was in a state of intoxication at the time. the coroner said. and "other interested parties" to determine a convenient time for the opening of the hearing, which will be conducted by the f u l l 23 member committee.. He said the hearings probably would start Wednesday or Thursday. Flynn must be in Chicago Monday to attend a meeting of the democratic national committee to submit his resignation as chair~an. Connally told reporters the committee would limit its investigation to charges that could be substantiated by direct testimony of witnesses, barring any hearsay charges against the appointee. Senator Bridges {R.-N. H.), has been especially critical of Flynn, saying his record made him unfit for the important assignment. Bridges said he would submit a Hst of 31 witnesses including Flynn. who he suggested should be called to testify. Army Rejects Man But Accepts His Dog HOLLYWOOD, (/P)--Leroy W. Hommedieu was not too happy as he returned from the army induction center--rejected. And at home he found a notice that his Doberman Pinscher, B u m m e r , had passed all his army tests and was being sent to a dog corps training center. $10 Milk Bill 40 . Years Old Is Paid PATEftSON. N.'j., (^/-Richard Tulner ot Midland Park was in the milk business 40 years ago. He met a former customer. "Aren't you Dick TulnerV" the customer asked. "Well, here's that §10 milk bill I owe you . . . And $2 for interest." WIDELY KNOWN CHURCH WOMAN KILLED BY SON Father's Arm Grazed by Bullet; Son Tries to Commit Suicide CHEROKEE, (IP) --Mrs. C. A. Pen-in. CO, Cherokee church leader and widely known for the Christinas dinners she served annually for nearly 50 needy elderly people, was found shot to death in the dining room ot her home Friday. Nearby was licr son. Robert. 34, wounded in the head. Sheriff Don F. Phipps said Ihe son ad- milted verbally that he shot Ills mother, that he attempted to shoot his father anil then kill himself. . "I'm sorry I didn't get the job done on all three of us," the slier- if" quoted the son as saying. The charge only grazed the arm of the father. 62, one of the oldest members ot the Cherokee fire department. Phipps said the son told them he had intended to consult doctors here because he was despondent and feared he was losing his mind. The son's wife and small son live at Sutherland, where Robert had been working in a creamery. lie formerly worked at Cherokee in n hardware store, and at one time was in partnership with his father in bee raising ,. * * * '·'I' lovecT?ny mother more: than anything else in the world," County Attorney Archie R. Nelson said the son told him. "We got. along wonderfully well. Nelson said no formal charges have v been filed and Dr. J. E. Bunker, coroner, said no plans for an inquest have been made. A 12 gauge shotgun svas used by the son, Nelson said. The father is sexto;- of Oak Hill cemetery. The Christmas dinners were for the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce, which sponsored the annual event. Invited were elderly needy in the community CATOElJESlN ELECTRIC CHAIR Police Say He Admitted Killing 7 Women WASHINGTON, (#)_Jarvis T. R. Catoe, confessed Negro killer of several women, was executed at the District of Columbia jail Friday. Caloe walked into the death chamber singirij; a hymn. He was strapped into the electric chair and at 10:03 a. in. the current was turned on. Coroner A. MaGrudcv McDonald pronounced him dead five minutes later. The Negro was convicted of the rape and murder of Mrs. Rose Abramowitz on March 8, 1941. Police quoted him" as confessing the killing of seven women, including Miss Jessie Elizabeth Stricff of DCS Moines, Iowa, a war department employe whose nude body was found in a garage here June 15, 1941. Daring Raid Made 12 Miles From Jap Base of Lae by Australian Jungle Troops Picked Force Stages Commando Type Attack arid Kills 116 Japs Buy War Savings" Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. House Engages in Horseplay at Expense of Newlyweds DES MOINES. IIP)--The house engaged in its first horseplay of the session--at the expense of newlyweds--before adjourning for the weekend Friday. A resolution was introduced requiring that Rep. D. A. Donohue (R.. Tipton) and his bride return home during the recess so that hometown friends could charivari them. The resolution, approved and then stricken from the record when the couple agreed to comply, had provided that a delegation from the house escort the couple home if they didn't go of their own accord. Other representatives married since the last session didn't escape the ribbing. Representative S. A. Martin (R., Ccntcrville). was called upon to explain why his bride of three weeks was not in DCS Moines with him. He told his colleagues the teacher-bride was finishing out the school term and would (R., Monliccllo) was called upon for a few words, but they couldn't kid him very much. He fromlThe newlywcd class. By DON CASWELL G E N E R A L M a c A R T H U R ' S HEADQUARTERS, Australia, lU.R) -- A u s t r a l i a n jungle-trained troops, in a daring raid o£ commando type, have struck near one of Japan's biggest bases in northeast New Guinea and wiped out all the Japanese they found, Gen. Douglas MacArlhur's communique said. A picked force attacked the Japanese positions at Mubo, 12 miles south of Ihe big base of Salamaua on the Huon gulf. General MacArthur reported that they counted the bodies of 116 Japanese dead. A spokesman revealed that the attack was a two-day operation by Australians who bad been operating in the area for some :ime. * * * This, and the fact t|,al the communique said thai 116 dead had been counted "to date" indicated that the Australians remained in the vicinity and might hold Mubo village, though MacArthur called their operation a foray. Down the coast United Slates and Australian troops continued to close slowly in on the Japanese at Sanananda point, the last enemy stronghold in the Papuan area of New Guinea. Torrential rains still hampered them and they were still about H; miles from She completely enveloped main enemy positions. For the second day, the allied WAVELL VISITS WEST BURMA Arrives by Plane at Advanced Airdrome LONDON, (/P)--Reuters reported Friday that Field Marshal Sir Archibald P. Wavell. commander ill chief in India, recently visited British troops in western Burma arriving by plane at an advance airdrome made of levelled paddy- fields in a district recently wrested from the Japanese. "I have just come to look around the area," WavclJ was quolcd by " --· spondent with the " forces. New Guinea coast. B-24 liberator heavy bombers. B-25 Mitchell light bombers, A-20 havoc attack bombers and P-38 lightning fighters joined in attacks on the Lae-Salamaua area of the Huon gulf coast, the biggest Japanese base area in New Guinea. Lae. the biggest base, was attacked by the Mitchells and escorting lightnings. They bombed, machine gunned and cannonaded supply dumps, starting big fuel fires, and made 16 sweeps over Ihe coastal area, cunning enemy positions. In the coastal sweep the havocs. Mitchells and lightnings attacked targets of all sorts in (he Lac- Salamaua area and down the coast around Bakumbari. where scout planes had reported small enemy forces, probably refugees from the Buna-Gona area where the last remnants of Japan's Papuan army were being disposed of. B-24 heavy bombers attacked picked target.'; in the Lae-Salamaua arca. E-24s also bombed the Finsch harbor area, around the corner of the Huon gulf from Lae. and Ma- dang. 175 miles up the coast. A B-24 bombed the enemy base at Gasmala on New Britain island cast of the Huon gulf. A-29 Hudson medium bombers and Australian beaufightcrs rafted the north coast of Timor island, in the northwest Australian zone, the Hudsons bombing the Lnga area and the bcaufighters gunning grounded planes, anti-aircraft batteries and barracks. RUSSIA CLAIMS NAZIS RETREAT NEAMRROSTOV Berlin Radio Betrays Alarm Over Trapped Troops Near Stalingrad By ROGER D. GREENE Associated Press War Editor Adolf Hitler's armies on tho lower Don, selling their lives at a rate of more than onc-a-minu(e, were pictured in soviet dispatches Friday as reeling back on the approaches to Rostov, while the Russians captured at least six more (awns and killed 1,81)0 nazis in 24 hours, Soviet headquarters said the red armies crushed repeated counterattacks by "biff encmv (ank and infantry forces" and continued to roll forward. ^ ^ *£ Simultaneously, the Berlin radio for the Cirst time betrayed alarm over the morale ot 22 nazi divisions trapped in the narrow Don-Volga corridor bctore Stalingrad. In a special broadcast, the Red Troops Hike 30 Miles a Day to Catch Up to Tanks MOSCOW, (P) -- Red army foot troops are hiking as much as 30 miles daily to catch lip with the tanks, cavalry and motorized infantry which has led the Ked Army advances, the military newspaper Red Star said Friday. BRITISH SUBS BLAST SUPPLIES Sink or Probably Sink 7 Vessels of Axis« LONDON, U.P.)--British submarines in daring concentrated attacks on the vital axis reinforcement route between Italy and Africa have sunk or probably sunk seven ships, taken prisoners from Italian coast, the admiralty an nounucd Friday. Thvce supply ships, one of them csi-DrJcd by motor-torpedo boats and airplanes, and a mine sweeper were definitely sunk and three supply ships probably were sunk Most daring ot the raiders was a submarine under command ot Lt. A. C. G. Mars. This submarine, the admiralty said, first torpedoed a large supply ship near Naples. It blew the forward part off the ship and the admiralty conservatively added: "It is considered probable that the ship sank." "The same submarine," the admiralty communique continued "bombarded and caused considerable structural damage to a railroad bridge on the southern Italian co.nst. A signal box was also demolished and cables carrying electric power were crippled." WILL PUT UP MURAL IOWA CITY, (,pj_p rof . Ph j[jp Guslon's mural "Reconstruction and well-being in the Family,'' will be placed next week in the auditorium of the new Social Security building in Washington, D C. He painted the mural on commission from the government. COLD WAVE IN IOWA FORECAST Sharp Dip Predicted;' Snow Falls Over State DES MOINES, fP) A eo ],] wave is heading toward Iowa and is expected to hit the slate Friday night and Saturday forenoon, the weather bureau forecast Friday. The bureau said temperatures, Inch have been unseasonably mild for several days, would rise Readings around the x.ero mark were forecast for some sections Friday night, accompanied by rain or snow--in some cases both and strong winds. Snow fell throughout most o f ' Iowa Friday, putting a fresh blanket of snow on the countryside. The weather bureau forecast a variety of weather for the state during the day, occasional light rain in the west portion and light snow changing to rain in the northeast. The mercury climbed to -la at Council Bluffs Thursday, but dropped to 3 below at Mason City during the night. Weather Report FORECAST IOWA WOMAN KILLED DES MOINES, OP)-Enroule to Camp Dodge to visit a son, Edward, 20, Mrs. Marie Huyser. 42 of Sully, Iowa, was killed when the car in which she was riding and a DCS Moines and Central Iowa interurban collided Thursday night. MASON CITY: Snow changing to rain; warmer Thursday aflcr- noon and Thursday night: snow and colder Saturday forenoon with winds becoming stronger; lowest Thursday night 10. IOWA: Rising temperature early Friday night, becoming decidedly colder with cold wave Lite Friday night and Saturday forenoon; lowest temperature zero in northwest and ri above in south and eastern portions by Saturday noon; rain in southwest and extreme west; snow in north central and cast, changing to rain in southeast portion early Friday night: rain changing to snow in south and extreme west portions late Friday night and Saturday forenoon. Strong winds, heavy snow in northeast portion this afternoon and early Friday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Thursday 36 Minimum Thursday night -.1 At 8 a. m. Friday .3 YEAR AGO: Maximum 27 XT ; radio preached a dcath-and-duty sermon to Hi tier's -.soldwrs "who see no sense in holding-on, 71 '*nd' told [hem blunily: . - : "Personal wishes are of no account. It is up to the soldier to curry out orders in n spirit nf. blind and unquestioning confj.1 dencc." The broadcast came in the wake of soviet reports Thursday that high-ranking G e r m a n officers were escaping from the Stalingrad trap by plane. Hitler's field headquarters acknowledged that the Russians' were attacking with "unabated fierceness" in the vast battle aren along Ihe lower Don and in the Caucasus. * * * On llic Slaliiierad front, (he nazi high command said German troops were defending themselves in bitter combat against continuous and heavy soviet attacks. The German command also reported sharp Russian attacks at Vclikic Luki, on the central (Moscow) front, and in the north around Lake llmen and Lake Ladoga. Friday's soviet mid-day com- munique said Russian S h o c k troops, storming back through the ruins of a Stalingrad factory district, routed the Germans out ot fortifications and houses, demol- Arrows point direction of current soviet offensives With newest drive reported in the Voronezh sector (second arrow from top). Sonet troops still advanced in the Caucasus (bottom arrow) but momentum of the Don area push was slowed Unconfirmed reports said Russians (top arrow) were pushing on Smolensk. Lined area is territory captured by Russians in the current campaign. The broken ]jne indicates approximate battlefront.

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