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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 5, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C C DC PART WENT OF HISTORY ANO ARCHIVE DCS 1SOIMES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT 5WiiwWlSSVi Kill EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Iro5s and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 5 1944 TLiis Paper Consists of Tvo One NO 153 BADLY DAMAGE RAILWAYYARDS OF BUCHAREST U S Bombers Down 46 Planes 3rd of City Is Covered With Smoke BULLETIN London The Berlin radio reported American bombers over Rumania Wednesday with fierce air battles rasiiiK over Albania and Bulgaria as welt The broad cast said the bombers were ac companied by exceptionally sirens fishier formations Allied Headquarters Naples IIP Strong formations p U S Hying fortresses and liberators in their first attack on Buchaies Tuesday caused considerabh damage to the railway yard through which German supplie roll to the Russian front and let onethird ot the Rumanian capita covered with a heavy cloud smoke headquarters announced Wednesday First reports indicated that the Eunners in the heavy bombers shot down 4J planes in a battle lasting more than an hour and that the pilots of the escorting thunderbolts and liehtiiiugs ac counted for 3 more Tuelve allied planes were lost Tuesdays operations in this theater h i c1 h included raids against supply clumps bridges gun positions and bivouacs in the Kalian battle area and sweeps against shipping oil the Dalma tian coast The Berlin radio asserted that 44 planes were downed by Ger man and Rumanian fighters dur ing the Bucharest attach Bucharest was the third Bal kan capital to Seel the sting American bombs within a week Budapest having been hit Monday and Sofia earlier Budapest also uas hit bjRAF bombs Monday night One cluster of bombs landed among freight cars drawn up at a siding and was believed to have destroyed SO units of rolling stock Three choko points in the yards were reported hit squarely and photo interpreters also claimed bomb bursts among adju cent industrial buildings and nearby military barracks A round house was said to have been partly destroyed and fires were left blazing in a block oi warehouses 1400 feet long A quantity of material passes througli Bucharest from the south by main trunk line It also is an important storage point for oil from he nearby Iloesti fields In addition much of the equipment shipped down the Danube by barge is taken ashore for shipment to the Russian front via Bucharest While headquarters officers had nothing to say about possible po litical motives for the bombard ment of 3 Balkan capitals in a row there was some speculation that there was much more in the attacks than the desire to destroy military objectives in support of the Russians Information r e a c hi n g here through nonmilitary but reliable channels indicate the bombard ments are adding to the confusion and unrest already reported rag ing in the Balkans in the wake o Germanys latest strongarm moves HOUR OF LIBERATION NEAR FOR ODESSA Odessa famous Black sea port and Russias 7th largest city soon will be freed from nasci domination according to dispatches from Moscow which report red army forces within sight of the city The Germans are re ported to have set many fires and pillaged the city in their retreat as the Russians smashed across the Prut river into Rumania at several points Nazis Escape Railway Out of Odessa Severed PART OF ROAD NEAR IMPHAL IS IN JAPS HANDS Must Establish Worthy Supply Line Before Monsoon or Pay Heavily New Deliii Japanese nvaders of India were reported reliably Wednesday to be holding a 15 mile stretch of the road mid way between Imphal on the Ma nipur plain and Kohima 30 miles north There they must establish a premonsoon weatherworthy line of communication within b disastrously lose their long gamble for the BengalAssam railway an allied lifeline A southeast Asia conimimiiue announced Japanese pressure lias increased alonr the whole Assam front It told of a successful rear guard action by British uml In dian troops wilhdrawins from the south up the road from TiUdim toward the edge of the main de fenses of the Imphal plain Some of these allied troops have been depending on supplies and i ammunition dropped from the air Dewey Scores Victory With Wisconsin Primary Ballot Is Advanced Many Notches By D 1IAKO1I OLIVER Washington L 200000 TROOPS PINNED IN AREA Reds Battle Germans in Tarnopol Streets BULLETIN London JP Russian troops cut the Germans last overland railway from Odessa Wednesday by capturinK the function ot Razdelnaya 40 miles northwest of the beleaguerefl Black Sea naval base Stalin announced the victory iuabroadcast order ol the day declaring Razdeluaya was an important strong J1i Gcrman defenses on REPORT RUMANIA TO SEEK PEACE Claim Antonescu Urged Armistice With Allies New York Blue network from London Wednes day quoted dispatches from Tur key as saying that Premier An tonescu of Rumania will seek an armistice from Washington Lon don and Moscow The networks correspondent Thomas B Grandin said such a R course had been urged upon the premier by an emissary he sen to Cairo to negotiate with the united nations time is near when the Germans no longer will be able to hold the Balkans Grandin said Nothing would be less surpris ing than a complete collapse o Rumania The Associated Press had m confirmation of the report wliicl come less lhan 24 hours alter U S bombers had smashed at tar gets in Bucharest and while Rus sian troops were advancing only point the ap proaches to Odessa He declared the coup cut the main road of retreat to Rumania Some 200000 German and Ru manian troops now arc pinned against the Black Sea in the Odes sa littoral The only escape route remaining open to the Germans is a small ferry line across from Odessa to Ovidopol Moscow Hussian troops fought in the streets of Tarnopol for possession of that nazi strong hold Wednesday as field dispatch es declared that the red army had all but wiped out the remnants of 15 surrounded German divisions in the Skala pocket west of Ka mcnets Podolsk and had launched icw blows at Lwow nnd Odessa at ends of the farflung ront Marshal Gregory K irst army already is in possession f most of Tarnopol a soviet com munique announced and a dra matic struggle was being waged to the fiercely resisting German garrison More than 3000 nazis were tilled and 300 captured during the ast 3 days the bulletin added as hey fought for literally every foot of ground The 10 day battle for possession of the city a bastion ruarding the approaches to Lwow 70 miles further west apparently was reaching its climax Zhukovs right wing which by passed Tarnopol after it was sur rounded on March 26 was less than 50 miles from Lwow the communique declared and Tues day captured 30 towns and vil lages on its eastern approaches in cluding Buzhany 50 miles to the northeast Meanwhile Gen Rodion Y Mai Objectives on French Coast Blasted Again By AUSTIN BEALMEAR London S liberator bombers attacked military objec tives in the PasDeCalais urea of France Wednesday air force headquarters announced As the liberators flying with a strong escort of thunderbolt fighters reopened the allied aerial pounding of Europe from the westafter a 3 daylull the Ber lin radio said other bomber fleets were over central Germany in midafternoon Keeping up a running commen tary on the progress of the bomb ers the radio said the hostile planes were leaving reich territory at 4 p in The daylight operations fol lowed heavy blows by U S and British Mediterraneanbased en forces at Balkan capitals The burst of daylight activity followed raids by RAF mosquito bombers Tuesday night on Cologne and other targets in the industrial Ruhr valley the air ministry an lounced All planes returned from these forays said a communique which credited a mosquito with shooting down a single enemy plane over western while on offensive patrol Tuesday The Germancontrolled Paris radio said that bombs had fallen again Tuesday night on Switzer land where the city of Schaff hausen was accidentally hit by U S bombers last Saturday There was no immediate confirmation of this from Swiss sources although a dispatch from Bern Tuesday night said air alerts had sounded in several Swiss cities Tuesday as U S Minister Leland Harrison was delivering the slate depart ments apology for the Schaff hauscn bombing RIP AIRFIELDS ON HOLLANDIA Fierce Raids Against Jap Bases Reported Allied Ilcaddiiartcrs Southwcsl Pacific terrific scoop ol 400 tons of bombs has pushed HollancUas i airfields into the caldron of burnedout Japanese air bases which allied planes kep stirring for 1000 miles around the Bismarck sea In one hour and a half Sunday move thair300 fifth air force planes set a record for concen truted devastation in the south west Pacific by wiping nut the las of a fleet of 288 enemy aircraf observed nt that north NewT Guinc staging point Douglas MacArlhu announced Wednesday Below Hollandia more thai 3000 tons of bombs in a scries o recent raids have laid waste to airfields around Furthe southeast fields at Bogia Alex ishafen and Madang have suf fered a similar fate And oncemighty Rabauls 5 air fields are among those wrhich Vic Aclm Aubrey W Fitch jusl ha announced as completely knocke out on Ncvr Britain New Ireland arid Bougainville by his busy Sol omons air arm General JVlacArlburs reports Wednesday also added one more lo the growing scries of punches they fight their way north irough Japanese parties which ave cut the road The communique said Japanese orces which hint reached the Im hulKohiniLi highway have not ct been dislodged Meantime a dispatch by Wil am Boni Associated Press cor espondent with Ll Gen Joseph V Stilwells Americum and Chi ese in the Mogaung valley north urma disclosed the deepest peue ration yet behind Japanese lines ly units of BrigGen Frank Mer it Is allAmerican marauders They recently struck at the Japa icse at Inkanghtawng only niles airline above Kamaing Camaing in turn is some 20 niles northwest of Mogatmg im lortant point on the railroad from Alandalay to Myitkyina main Jap inese base in north Burma News of this hitandrun iiarassins operation was revealed atlcr Ihc American troops com pleting to the Willkies defeat in Wisconsin de spite his 13 day campaign against i absentee prospects for the GOP presidential nomination was regarded in political circles Wed nesday as a serious but not neces sarily a filial blow to his chances for rcnomination On the other hand the stock of Gov Thomas E Dcwcy went up many notches in the view of party leaders His apparent cap ture of a minimum of In of the stales 24 delegates put him fur out in front for the nomination despite his refusal to seek it Even before Wisconsin voted Dewey had 112 pledged and claimed delegates out of the 250 selected with 530 needed for the nomination Lt Cmdr Harold E Stassen hail 23 pledged and Will kie had a minimum of claimed Willkic told Ihose who cam paigned with him in Wisconsin that he had lo win at least 13 of the slates delegates to imike a fair showing in an area which GOV THOMAS E DEWEY before the at least was con their mission withdrew mountains east of the Mogaun valley where they are helping to block a Japanese effort to qulfljiuk Stiruclls main posi tions by a nbrfhwarn push through the mountains chiefly along the Tuiiai valley These swiftmoving marauders in briefly establishing si road block at Inkanghiawng while oth er Americans were blocking the Japanese farther north at Lallan killed at least 300 of the enemy at small casualties to themselves The southeast Asia communique said allied planes sweeping over the whole Burma aren hit oil and power installntions in southern Burma and shot up enemy col umns in the India border area On the Avakan front along the Bay of Bengal allied troops ad vancing toward the port of Akyab occupied Alathang sidcred hostile to intcrmilional cooperation His failure to cap lure any delegates with more than twothirds of the vote counted obviously could not be anything but disappointing to him However his supporters here say he will enter the convention with a sizable bloc of delegates He picked up Oregons 15 con vention votes by default Tuesday when the time for filing in the May 19 primary passed with Will kic the only entrant Willkic also is the only en trant in the Maryland primary May 1 but the voters there will have the alternative of ballot ins for an uiiinstructed delegation to the slate convention which picks the national conventioi claw south of Maungdaw communique said the Next Tuesday in the Nebrask primary Willkie faces Stassen it thepreference voting which if not binding on the states 15 dele la les Two delegate slates are cnlcrcc n Nebraska One is pledged lo Gov Griswold as a favorite son but probably would break up foi Dewey Gov John W Bricker and others after a complimentary bal lot according to Nebraska re publicans here The other i as the Stassen slate and i pledged to support the Hcfcrcnci vote winner Dewey declined to comment 01 the Wisconsin election So di Bricker m a n y other GO LONGLEY DIES IN CHARLESTON Former Iowa Episcopal Bishop III Short 1 imc Charleston W Vit fit icv Harry Sherman Lunglcy 7T f Davenport Iowa whit served as Jpisuopal bishop ol Iowa from 929 until his retirement last Nov died Wednesday in a Charleston lospital after a brief illness Bishop Lonelcy ami his wife vho survives came to Charleston D reside immediately after his rc ircment in order to be near their nly son the Rev Harry S LOIIR ey Jr naslor of St Johns Epis copal church Born at Cohoes N Y Bishop Umaley was educated at whui is jiow Bard college Columbia uni versity and the General Theologi cal seminary where he was gradu ated in 1891 He began his ministry as curate of St Pauls parish Troy N Y and fromthere went to Millford Mass as rector of Trinity church He later served as rector of Christ church N Y from 1809 to 1911 and llicn at St Marys parish Evanston III He was consecrated suffragan bishop of Iowa on Oct 23 1912 and in 1917 was elected bishop coadjutor of that state He became bishop of Iowa on Dec 27 1929 Bishop Lonffley served as a trus tee of SeaburyWcstcrn Thcolosi coi seminary Grinnell college and St Monicas home at DCS Moincs A 33rd dcsrec Mason he was a past grand chaplain of the New York state grand hulfic Funeral services will be con ducted here Friday morning at St WILLKIE FAILS TO RECORD ANY GOP DELEGATES Apparently Governor of N Y Wins18 Stassen and MacArthur Each 3 Milxvaukcc Thomas E Dewey swept ahead Wednesday toward a possible 18 of Wiscon sins 21 republican national con vention delegates in late returns from Tuesdays presidential pri mary Wendell ran last in a field of 4 wilh indication he would not get a delegate Ll Cmclr Harold E Stassen former governor of Minnesota was lied on the basis of the incom plete but representative returns with Gen Douglas MacArthur With 2306 of the states 3067 precincts tabulated here is tho way the 4 reiJiiblican presidential prospects stood in number of vic torious or apparently victorious delegate candidates pledged outright and 3 claimed This indicates conclusively not only that Dewey will be drafted but that In already has been drafted said Secretary of State lo me mowing scries in puncnes r ID 1 A thnt pUmes rrom the Solomons are Hand KeaCneS AdOSS Shoulder Takes inovskys within 2 3rd army smashed to miles of the last rail 200 miles northeast manian capital Earlier the Berlin of the Ru radio said Antonescu had issued a proclama tion deploring the U S attack and calling upon his people to stand firm COLD WET MONTH Des Moines Charles D Reed reported temper ature readings last month averaged 43 degrees below normal and precipitation totaled 1171 ichcs to make it the coldest March since 1932 and the wettest since 1924 escape route for the mass of Ger man troops caged in the Odessa area north of the Black sea Driv ing down Irom the northeast red army forces swept up 50 towns and villages including Bakolova 2 miles east ot Razdelnaya control junction for rail lines leading into Rumania via Tiraspol and Kishi nev the communique said London dispatches estimated that 200000 Germans and Ruman ians were pinned against the Black Sea coast in Odessa and immedi ately north and west of the great Germanheld naval base Other red army forces driving on Kishinev capital of Bessarabia have captured 30 localities on a 50mile front straddling both sides of the lower Dniester the com munique announced and were within 32 miles of the city at Doi bany Osipovka 35 miles north of Tiraspol another important communications center also fell to the Russian advance While there were no reports ol further progress by Marshal Ivan S Konevs 2nd army in its drive inside Rumania toward lasi Zhu 1 1 Flyers Split Pool of for Being First in Probable Kill U S Xaval Air Station Eng and March 27 Eleven air men of a n a v y patrol liberator crowded happily into a Nisscn hut o split a S 1700 pool and to de bate what theyd do with the jiving Truk in the Carolines in j conjunction with other bombers from the central Pacific At a cost of 5 liberators warehouse and wharf fires were slated Sunday at Dublon in Trufc atoll by 46 tons explosives and from 7 to 9 of RO Nipponese interceptors were downed That same day 121 tons of bombs erased more buildings gun positions and supplies at bypassed In the Admiralty islands after destroyers had wiped out oppose wovs north left wing operating jusl of Konevs front slashec deeper into the Skala pocket west ot Kamcnels Podolsk noney when Main street The fund they got back to accumulated when New York to having her uncle playfully grab nt the money as she made up payrolls Nancy Tuttman just shrugged when a hand reached over her shoulder and scooped up some greenbacks at the dress concern where she works Suddenly she realized the hand was not that of her uncle and it wasnt fooling I principle leaders in the national limelight A Bricker group here however commented privately that the j Badger stale result by no means assured Ihc New York governor the nomination since he only about 40 per cent of Ihc vote Thomas E Cotcman Wisconsin state chairman described the re sult as indicating a preference on the part of the voters which ROCS back to 1940 when Dewey captured the delegation and the states vote in the convention for 5 ballots It is quite apparent he added t h a t Wisconsin citizens expressed a preference for men rather than for any one definite Johns church by the Ul Rev Frank McEtwain bishop of Min nesota ami long time friend ol Uonglcy The body will be taken ft Troy N Y fur burial Saturday after noon Bishop Harry S Longley con ducted the ceremony at the laying of the cornerstone of St Johns church in Mason City in June 1930 She screamed but by time the i lion units of the first cavalry dij thicf had fled will vision occupied Kambuyto southI cast of Maims Monday The Hollandia assault was one oE coordinated destruction Liber ators went over high Out went the ground defenses Mitchells and Bostons went in low Light nings pitched into 30 interceptors got 24 A liberator got 2 more The other four probably perished later on the ground The cost of this sledgehammer blow was one allied fighter plane Capt Richard Iva Bong of Pop navy airmen at this station put in S5 eachthe first crew to get a probable kill to take the pool Lt G A EnlOe 28 Anoka Minn and his 10 men cashed in when they caught a Uboat in the Bay of Biscay Enloc and his navi ator Ensign Emcrick Pohling 24 of Chicago doled out the shares Tail Gunner Francis Dean Wa terbury Conn said Im going home to Waterbury and toss a big blowout for all my buddies who arent in the service to show it pays lo be in the Plane Capt Ralph Lc Tourneau 22White Bear LakeMinn said Fm going lo get sheli say yes this time Bombardier Dallas Jones Hali fax N Car said Fm going to New York and blow the burg Ralph Allen Bountiful Utah said I think Ill try to save lar Wis the southwest Pacifics leading ace returned to the fray after a brief layoff and got his 2ath Japanese plane to place him within one of the American rec ord x Seek 13000 Jamaicans to Work on U S Farms Kingston Jamaica cruiting of 13000 to 15000 agri cultural workers for work in the United States will start here next week it was announced Tuesday The workers wfill be recruited by American authorities under a plan similar lo one in effect last sum mer when Jamaica supplied about 10000 men to work on U S farms Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy Can Work m Daytime Spend Nights in Jail IJrbiinia IH C M Weber said we must keep all workers possible on the Tues Uiv alter sentencing Edwin Lcguc to 30 nights in jail for drunken I Minnesota fair Wednesday night Sen Nyc liN Dak told re porters tiic Wisconsin results quite completely eliminate Wil kie as a contender tor the nomi nation and give Dcwcy the in side track with the possibility he may win on the first ballot Nyc long a foe of administra tion foreign policy said the re sults do not surprise me too much Lindbergh Receives Infections Given to Persons Going Abroad Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair mcl continued coki Wednesday night Low tem perature it Mason City 0 Thursday fair nnd not quilc so cool in the Fair and continued toiV Wednesday Thursday in cloudiness and warmer THE RT KEV H S IONGIEY Kc Buried in Triy New York A Lindbergh has received yellow fever immunization injections such as given persons going over seas at Marine hospital here but available sources dccl whether the aviator a Irip outside the country l i o 1 Lindbergh whose immediate V lOiaiing OCleCllVC whereabouts were not disclosed S pianmng Charge Woman With driving Lcguc also must spend his days off in the jail Webber ordered BEGINS SERVING SENTENCE DCS Moincs O S Franklin gave John Lewis Mc Clain 23 the alternative of a SSOO fine or 4 months in jail when the Burlington man pleaded guilty Tuesday to an indictment charg ing illegal transporlation of liquor I lie began serving the sentence followed by increasing cloudi ness Thursday Not quite so cold northeast portion Wednesday night Warmer south and cast portions Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 37 Minimum Tuesday night 23 At 8 a m Wednesday 27 YEAR AGO Maximum 58 Minimum 30 visited the hospital Monday Navy and hospital authorities had no comment and officials of the Ford Motor company his employer said they knew nothing of his plans The Marine hospital is operated by the government but has no di rect connection with the army and navy It checks persons arriving or leaving the country however DIVIDEND DECLARED Ottumwa iP John Morrell and company directors Tuesday declared a dividend of 50 cents Service Dependency Act Omaha M Mildred Betty Burgess 22 of Rapid City S Dak arrested Tuesday for violation of the federal selective service de pendency act was charged in Omaha where the indictment was returned with accepting a pendency check when not legally married to the soldier involved The indictment charged that as Mildred Betty Fisher she obtained a S50 army dependency check at North Plattc in July 1943 It a share on common slock payable i claimed she accepted the check as April 23 to stockholders as of rethe wife ot Fisher without being cord April 14 legally divorced from Burgess Fred U Zimmerman leader of the deluKalc candidates who ran for Dcwcy despite his disavowal In New York Governor Dcwcy withheld comment Incomplete but representative returns from each of the 10 con gressional districts showed all Willkie men running far behind with virtually no chance of win ning a single contest Wisconsin elected 24 delegates to the republican national conven tion including 4 representing the state at large Each congressional district elected 2 In a 4day race the 3 Dewey candidates for cielegatcallarge were far out in front xvhile 11 others held leads in the districts Should this trend hold in final returns Dcwcy could emerge with II definitely pledged to him and 3 others who ran uiiinstructed but are known to favor his nomina tion Two candidates pledged lo Lt Commander Stassen held wide leads in the sixth Willkie furnished the only opposi 2 others were leading in the third and tenth Two MacArlhurpleclgcd candi dates had leads in the first and eighth In addition a MacArthur man was out in front by n com fortable margin for the fourth spot in Die dciegatcatlarge cunlcst Late retuins from the fitlh Milwaukee district built up a lead for i fourth MacArthur can didate wrho edged ahead of an uiiinstructed candidate who favors Dcwcy Reports from 2229 out of 3076 precincts in the state gave for re publican delegateatlarge candi dates of State Fred R Zimmerman 95773 I Hammergren 83S147 Senator Edward F Hilker John P Koeh Icr Gen Roy F Fiirrunri 51039 K Kanncn bcrg 49331 U Fracd rlcli J Campbell Francis L Gul licksun 42731 D Swan 41436 Stassen Gilbert F Doepke 40079 W Thomson 34192 Willkie William F Rcnk 32821 Willkie George B Skogmo 31B29 J Aberg 31822 Rep Howard J McMurray and ii other delegaleatlarge candi dates pledged ti President Roose velt apparently won the 6 dem ocratic places Whereas the repub licans have 24 delegates 4 rcpre the state at large the dem ocrats have the extra 2 having j been awarded by the partys na I tional committee as a af ter its 25600vote plurality for Roosevelt over Willkie 4 years ago Wisconsin delegates thouugh plcrgcd arc not legally bound to vote for their man in the conven tion even on the first ballot Willkies poor showing was the big surprise He had campaigned the state for 13 days speaking in 25 cities in a drive to erase the opposition he knew existed He made the issue clear declaring the result in liberal Wisconsin well might point the conventions course Willkie had the only full ticket de   

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