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January 28, 1943

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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20 THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1943 STIMSON LISTS tOOD NEWS" Cites Bright Reports From Various Theaters WASHINGTON, (/P)--Secretary of War Stimson, declining any general comment on the historic Casablanca conference of President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Churchill of Britain, said they "undoubtedly were heartened by the eontinuued good news from the battlefronts." Remarking that in all war theaters "all of our ail- operations have been brilliantly successful," Stimson said that during the last J1 months of 1942 army flyers shot down or probably destroyed 1,349 enemy aircraft, against a loss of 309. The secretary outlined these tacts of what he described as continued go~6"d news: 1. The German authorities were beginning to speak'publicly about theu\defeat in Russia where, Stimson said, the Russian stand at Stalingrad and the subsequent red army resurgence · may well have been one of the decisive battles of History. : · . · ; - · . . . 2 . Marshal Envin Rommel's axis troops in Tripolitania were in full flight, having abandoned Tripoli without a fight. At .least one division had entered Tunisia. 3. French and American troops in Tunisia had repulsed a German thrust designed to widen Rommel s corridor of retreat. 4. General Douglas Mac Arthur's forces in New Guinea, completing the Papuan campaign, had eliminated the Japanese entirely from eastern New Guinea. 5. In the Solomon islands, American troops \vsre steadily narrowing the area occupied by the Japanese, and considering the number of troops involved were inflicting heavy casualties oh the enemy. 6. Allied aircraft, both bombers and fighters, continue large scale operations in Tunisia, Stimson said, and on one day--Jan. 24-destroyed an estimated 28 enemy planes on the ground. There was not much ground fighting in Tunisia during the last wlefc, but daily skirmishes continued MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE BACK AT WORK--Only a few days have elapsed since Peeey Knight's father, Maj. Eric Knight, was killed in a plane crash iu Dutch Guiana. But she is back at work again at the Brewster Aeronautical plant at Johnsville, Pa. "That's the «a.r father would have wanted it," she says. $.15,000 Pours In for Woman Who Failed to Gve Right Answer NEW: YORK, OJJ9--Radio quiz- dom's contribution to household phraseology--the S64 question--is strictly, small-fry from now on. The'.turn of events in the home of Mrs. Dennis Mullane, West Brighton housewife who failed to answer a quiz program question correctly last night, indicated Thursday that Quiz Master Ralph Edwards had asked a $15,000 question. Unable .to tell Edwards how many kings of England were named Henry, Mrs. Mullane was "penalized" by being asked to give her address over the air. .Edwards then asked listeners to send a penny each to the woman, to go toward the purchase of a war bond for her son, Harold, a marine corps private. A day later, 10,000 letters arrived in the Mullane home. They all contained money, but not all the listeners limited themselves to the- requested _ pennies. The ava- Will Ask McNutt About Government's Plans for Small Colleges WASHINGTON, (IP) -- Apprehensive over the future of hundreds of small liberal arts colleges throughout the country, the house military committee decided Thursday to call on War Manpower Commission Chairman Paul 'V McNutt for an outline of the government's plans.' Chairman May (D-, Ky.) announced that McNutt would testify Friday and specifically would be asked to show the committee how the . smaller schools would fare under the military training program to be carried out in co-operation with colleges and universities. May and other committee members said testimony already given by army and navy officials indicated that little or no consideration has been given to the smaller institutions, most of which are independently operated,. many by religious organizations. "Apparently, t h e s e smaller schools would just be out of luck and have to close unless something is done" commented Representative Kilday (D:. Tex.) a member of the committee. ' Institutions selected by the army, navy and war manpower commission are remunerated · for housing and feeding of military students and tor p r o v i d i n g special study courses, textbooks and equipment. These payments, committee members felt, would help finance continuance of some schools where student bodies have been drained by the armed services. Reduction of steel in new U. S. government buildings after Dec. 4, 1942, will save metal equal to the amount required for four 35,000- ton battleships. lanche brought forth nickels, dimes, quarters, and even bills. Up to late Thursday night, moil trucks had delivered 133,000 pieces of mail. A mathematician estimated that the windfall would reach at least 515,000. Thursday, parcels containing neckties, handkerchiefs, stickpins and assorted haberdashery began CARLOAD NORTH DAKOTA $1-45 Red Triumph POTATOES MORRELL'S mUKKtVL- ^^ ^p^ HANS IB 38 c c HORMEL'S DAIRY. A ^ WIENERS ,35 HORMEL'S SLICED BACON HORMEL'S PURE BULK SAUSAGE SLICED -- ^ PORK LIVER LB 18c BY HORMEL LB. 33 SPAM 35 100 Lb. Sack Occident 49 IBs. $2.25 Libby's Milk 3 Cans 2 Ibs. 28C Graham Crackers Northern Tissue 5 Rolls Hand Picked Navy Beans. . 2 Ibs. Flour Omar 5 Ibs. Fresh Eggs DOZ. Fresh Oysters Pint Home Dressed CHICKENS lb. Large Sunk is* - 4 A ORANGES Dor. 39C New CABBAGE lb. SC Winesap or Jonathan APPLES 4 Ibs. 2JC Avocado PEARS Each 15c California Crisp CARROTS . Bunch 9c Waxed, Canadian RUTABAGAS lb. 3C /^LIFEBUOY 3^20 SPRY You Can Fry 3 -' b ' Jor '-»· J « With SPRY W A ft ft rdr 73' 28c RINSO Large Regular Size WASHES ClOmtS WHITE* KRAFT DINNER 8 PHONE 542 FEDERAL MARKETS:, HERE AND SAVE | Moke Meat Go Farther With QUAKER OATS Large Pkg.- 24 YANK IN TRIPOLI --Richard Kimball, 23, (above) an American flyer from Minneapolis, inarched into Tripoli with the conquering British eighth army. Kimball baited oat of a flaming plane and parachuted down to a British advance column in Ihe Tarhuna area. He went on with the column because all traffic was headed west. Yanks Assert Nazi Pilots Not So Good By GLADWIN HILL · AT A UNITED STATES BOMBER BASE IN ENGLAND, ($)-The first bombing of Germany by «fi ^""Iw stat * army air forces reflects the growing strength 'of the American air arm in. Britain and presages a continuing series of attacks against the heart of the dwindling nazi empire * * * ·'. The pilots, bombadiers and the rest ofthe crews participating in the raid by tlyiag fortresses and liberators assayed the results Thursday with the declaration that they would do better and the German defenses did not do so we'll. * * * The unexpected weakness of anti-aircraft and fighter plane defense over Wilhelmshaven indicates that the Germans have not enough first-class aeriel talent to Nazis Try to Burn Airplanes By EDDY GILMOKE MOSCOW, (JP) -- The Russians continued the merciless extermination of the doomed Germans before Stalingrad Thursday, quoting prisoners as denouncing Hitler anci officers who "ran away and left us," and widened the Caucasus front westward by capturing two cities close to the Mai- kop oil fields. (The Germans announced a new retreat west of Voronezh to a shortened line. The communi- que said their Stalingrad forces shattered new attacks.) * * * Pravda reported 60 German aviators were captured near Stalingrad when the red army was driving Ihe foe from behind into the city. They were caught throwing gasoline on t h e i r planes when the Soviets captured the last German airdrome. The loss of 48 more tanks in the last 12 hours greatly weakened the Germans near *he center of the Volsa city. * * * One captured pilot said the German flyrs came only recently from Sicily. The eruption of new fighting in he western Caucasus was disclosed with the capture of Ap- heronskaya and Neftgorsk. Apsheronskaya is little more than 19 miles from Maikop and Neftegorsfc is 25 miles southwest of the oil center which was burned and blasted by the Russians before they moved out in the face of trie German advance early last summer. It was held unlikely that Hitler's troops were able to get muchwil out of the Maikop fields * * * The news of this advance, tying in with other successes reported in the Caucasus which · would help encircle the Maikop area, came as the Russians I pushed another spearhead into - the arc bristling against Rostov ! and as fresh reports came of I the surrender of thousands of cold, war-weary axis troops on other fronts. · * * · * · . . The latest thrust toward Rostov was from Salsk, whence a red army spur had raked northwestward along the railway to Ataman, I within 60 miles of Rostov. I In northern sectors of the Russian front, the red army was said to have swept into Gorshechnoye, 180 miles east and slightly south ;of Kursk, a German strongpoiht and base on the Moscow-Khar- kov railway. In the Varvorovka-Shelyakino sector of the Voronezh front the Russians reported 5,000 a x i s troops, including high officers, had surrendered after only a short battle. It was'in this area that more than 64,000 axis troops already had been reported taken prisoner. Uses Club to Kill Bear After Trying 2 Guns WARLAND, Mont., (U.Rt--An- drew Klemoski, 60-year-old farmer, found two guns ineffective in . killing a 300-pound black bear which had invaded his chicken house--so he clubbed the animal to death.- Klemoski found the bear racing around the chicken yard one morning, gaily bowling over hens with its powerful paws. The fann- er ran back to the house and got a . shotgun, but could only find one 1 shell. . The shot struck the bear full in the face, but only served to blind ! and enrage him. Klemoski went 1 back to the house again and got a 22-caliber rifle. He shot the bear several times but the bullets had no effect. While his dog kept the blinded bear, busy. Klemoski grabbed a I heavy club nnd got behind Ihe animal. One blow stupnccl the bear and the second felled him. | "I took no chances, though." Klemoski said afterward. "I kept right on swinging until i knew he was dead." cover all vulnerable points, it was agreed here. . Cold and cloudy conditions over the targets there and at Emden limited the high altitude daylight precision bombing which is an American specialty, but the execution of Wednesday's raid was held to indicate that American bombers are gaining skill in coping with conditions less'than favorable. This fact also expands greatly their potential field-of operations. Col. Curtis Lemay, of Columbus, Ohio, the commander/ of one group of bombers, said the raid went "pretty well except that it was rather dull compared with some we've had. Given a bit of better weather we'll give 'em a show next time that will really mean something." / * # * Sergcaul C. E. Chezem. of Tulsa, Okla.. a waist gunner of the "Gopher," one of the fortresses, said that the pilots of the German fighters which sought to intercept them appeared to be "just green--they attacked ouly the rear planes." *.: * * Men of another fortress named 'Carter and his pills" said that the German fighter pilots ''were just primary 'and basic training fellows,, they didn't know which way to kick the rudder." Their fortress, named for its pilot, Capt. J. W. Carter of Lawon. Okla., has weathered 11 raids without a scratch. Two German fighters attacked the plane Wednesday simultaneously from each side. Engineer Sergt. S. A. Kirk of Lincoln, Ark., the left waist gunner, and Sergt. R. A. Uvengood, of Butler, Pa., nailed them at the same time. Some of the other bombers that went out in the raid--onlly three failed to return--bore such names as "Devil's Playmate," "Royal Flush," "Connecticut Yankee" "Jack the Ripper," and "Kickapoo." There was no official estimate of German losses but crews o£ several planes said they were sure they got their attackers. The Octagon House, in Washington, was built about 125 years ago by a member of one of the most distinguished of early Washington families, Col. John Tayloe. It was designed by Thornton, architect of the capitol. Underground Yarn LONDON, «J.PJ--A Dutchman just escaped to England said Thursday that the following story was circulating throughout German-occupied Holland: A man who could stand the Germans no longer tried to commit suicide. He tried to hang himself, but the German-made ersatz rope broke. He threw himself into a canal, but his ersatz suit, made of wood, kept him from sinking. He bought some poison, but it was ersatz, too, and didn't even make him sJck. In disgust,' he abandoned the idea of suicide and started to live on his ration coupons. He died within a month of starvation. The Utah U. 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