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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             V 0 P A R T M C f T 0 r HISTORY A 0 A i C I v C r DES VOINES NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L id United Press Full Leased Wires Vive Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 6 1944 This Paper Consists ol Two One Easy Dewey Path Seen YANKS ATTACK tffeiVI as Willkie Withdraws RESIGNS FROM CONTEST SURE HE WOULD LOSE Tireless Campaigner Makes Dramatic and Abrupt Announcement Omaha L Willkie the republican partys 1940 stand ard bearer and an indefatigable campaigner for the honor again this year has withdrawn from the race conceding he has no chance to win the partys 1944 presidential nomination In an abrupt and dramatic an nouncement at a rally in Omaha City auditorium Wednesday night Willkie at the conclusion of his prepared speech on foreign pol icy told a crowd of 3000 that he was quitting as a candidate foi the GOP nomination for president asserting it is obvious that I can not be nominated The entirely unexpected state ment which Willkie described as something quite Ihins perhaps of not much im that his friends desist from any activity toward his nomination His decision to quit the race was attributed to his failure to win a single delegate Tuesday in the Misconsin primaryGov Thomas E Dewey ot New York although not an active or declared candi date emerged with 15 delegates pledged outright and 3 claimed for him The crowd apparently not im mediately sensing the real signifi cance of the brief announcement vigorously applauded Willkie He was surrounded by those on the platform including Mrs Willkie as he finished his valedictory say ing Thank you very much Wiilkie s shook Ha n ds with local political leaders the wrowd lingered and there were i expressions on the faces iff many obviously astonished at f hearing Willkie declare he was f Stepping cut from the quickening contest for the nations highest political office j Willkie and his party left Om aha 011 a late train cnroutc to I New York where he is scheduled Nomination Enticingly Hose for N Y Governor By JACK BELL Washington presidential nomination without strings float ed enticingly close before Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York Thurs day as Wendell L Willkie quit the republican race after losing a long PLOESTI DOWN 40 NAZI PLANES Bombs Showered on Rail Yards Tank Cars and Adjacent Buildings hot gamble for Wisconsin ates Dewey who reached for the 5iize at Philadelphia in 1940 only o find Willkie had grabbed it stnod far out as the leading pos ibility for the nomination in the wake of Willkies dramatic bow out of a contest in which he had spent most of his efforts for the last 4 years Willkie failed to win a dele ate in Wisconsin where 15 pledged Dewey representatives were elected despite the New York governors previous plea for them to withdraw The 1940 nom inee threw in the sponge with the announcement that it was obvious he could not be nominated after his decisive setback in Wisconsin Characteristically Dewey busied himself at Albany with a stack of legislative bills and said nothing about his future silence some of his backers said he migh maintain up to the time of the June nominating convention He has said he is not a candi never that he would no Baltimores republican mayor Theodore R McKeldin declarec Dewey is a 100 per cent candi date after conferring with him ii New York Dewey was verj pleased McKeldin said with as surances he had Marylands sup port for the nomination While others thought the pres sure for a statement to the effect that he would take a prooffered nomination might become too great to withstand intimates ot Allied Headquarters heavy Naples bombers Politics at a Glance By The Associated Press Wendell Willkies withdrawal rom the presidential contest eaves the republicans with this political picture Principal prospects Gov Dewey N Gov Bricker Lt Cmdr Harold E Slas sen Gen Douglas Mac Arthur Nominating convention delegates selected thus far Pledged to Dewey Missouri 6 New Hampshire 2 Wisconsin 15 total 23 Claimed for Dewey Mis souri 2 New 1ork 82 North Caro lina 20 Oklahoma 2 and Wiscon sin 3 total 109 Grand total 132 Fledged o Stassen Minnesota 23 Wisconsin 3 total 26 None claimed so far Pledged Jo MacArthur Wiscon sin 3 None claimed Previously claimed for Willkie New Hampshire C New Mexico 1 New York 3 Total 10 Willkie was also definitely scheduled lo pick up 15 votes in and their fighter escorts shot down more than 40 enemy planes during Wednesdays big raid on Ploosti Rumania Germanys main source of oil allied head quarters announced Thursday The main targets on this raid were rail yards clicked with tank cars Bombs were showered over tracks rolling stock and adjacent buildings causing many fires and explosions an announcement said Adjacent oil refineries also were hit Smaller formations of flying fortsses and liberators attacked railways at Nis and Lcskovac in Jugoslavia as the allies pursued a relentless campaign against Ger man communications in the Bal kans iu coordination with the Kussian land advance While the heavy bombers were thus occupied on distant targets m e d i u 111 s and fighterbombers continued their intensive cam paign against German communi cations in Italy It was announced that all rail lines from northern Italy to the front area again have been cut and that the Germans have been unable to move through trains since March Allied headquarters announced that 12 heavy bombers failed to return from all Mediterranean 8 Believed Dead in Blast Near Hastings Hastings Xcbr explo sion it the Hastings naval am munition depot Thursday occurred in a railroad box car and followed by another blast in a shed filled with mines ami depth charges killed 3 persons and 3 others miss ing are presumed to be dead Capl D F Patterson commanding officer at the depot said Iti addition 35 people suffered injuries described as minor Dam age was estimated at S30000 Capt Patterson said All the dead and injured were civilian depot em ployes living near here The 3 killed were Noiris Frey Chester Curtis and Lyda Mitchell Misstng arc Mary McQuaid Vcro Connant Lavorne Tompkins Lxis Adams and Keith Mathensmn Three critically hurt were George Armstrong Mable Wise ami Leona Tassieux who were in the shed The explosion shattered win dows in about 20 stores in Hast ings an estimated lOa miles from Russians Within Artillery Range of Odessa Fortress i trim II 31 ma tin mvzunui t unvsin Oregons May 19 since L u r opclalioils Wednesday he was the only candidate cu T to arrive Friday Hi his 50 minute prepared speech devoted primarily to crit icism oE the administrations for eign policy Willkie gave no in timation of his withdrawal an nouncement But at the end ot his speech which climaxed his 5day the governor said he had made up his mind that if he is to be the standard bearer he does not want to owe his selection to any indi vidual or single element in the party or to have any other strings attached With a minimum of 132 con vention delegates pledged or claimed for him as compared with 26 pledged to II Comdr Harold E Stassen and 3 to Gen Douglas MacArthur D e w e y seemed well started toward such a goal His other major opponent Gov John W Bricker of Ohio has yet to show publicly in any of the 276 convention delegate selections made While Dewey was on all counts top man in the party as of today the question of what Willkie might do held the intense interes of republican politicians who speculated on these possible de velopments 1 Willkie might plump for a re he was the only candidate tcred in that Unpledged and unclaimed so ar Florida 15 Iowa 23 Kansas 9 Louisiana 13 Minnesota 2 issouri 18 New Hampshire 3 ew Mexico 7 North Carolina 5 05 Total needed for nomination 30 BECOMES DRAFTEE HIMSELF Albany N Y Mayor Srastus Corning II was one of he sponsors of a series of prein iuction meetings designed draftees make the shift from civil o military life The 34 year old executive attended the last mcet ng bul not as a sponsor lie eaves next week for the army campaign of Nebraska where he is entered in the presidential pri mary April 11 he made known his decision to quit publican with liberal Internationa views such as Stassen thus giving that candidates chances a boost 2 He might return lo the dcnv Addressing Fellow Americans ocratic party which he quit be fore even support 4th term for President Rooscvel in preference to aiding a rcpub lican who did not see eye to ey with him on foreign affairs There was some conjecture tha Willkie might be invited to shar the ticket with the president 3 lie might head a new bu moose liberal movement awa Willkie said his announcement involves what I have been try ing to hat I have been fighting for He said it was his conviction that no republican could be nominated for president unless he received at the convention the voles of some of the major mid western states Asserting tiiat it was in the midwest that the republicigi parly has hud its greatest re surgence he Continued Therefore I quite deliberately entered the Wisconsin primary to test whether the republican vot ers of the stxtc would support me and in the advocacy of every sac rifice and cost ricctssary to win ning and shortening the war and in the advocacy of tangible ef fective economic and political co operation among the nations of the world for the preservation of the peace and the rebuilding ot humanity The Wisconsin primary results Willkie said are naturally disap pointing and doubly so since the delegate who led the poll for j delegates is known as one active in organizations such as the America first opposed to the be liefs which I entertain In Mil waukee Secretary of State Fred R Zimmerman who led the field of delegates denied affiliation with the America First commit Asserting that this country desperately needs new leader ship WillUic then announced his retirement from the race It is obvious now that I can not be nominated I therefore am asking my friends to desist from any activity toward that end and not to present my name at the convention I earnestly hope that the re publican convention will nomi nate a candidate and write a plat form which really represents the views which I have advocated and which I believe are shared by millions of Americans I shall continue to work for these prin ciples and policies for which 1 have ought during the last five BuWar SaviiiRs Bonds anil Stamps from your GlobcGaiclte carrier boy from the old line republican pai ty 4 Or he might go aloiiR with the GOP nominee whoever that may be continuing his appeals for Ui a one world program to pre serve future peace a peace he thus could hope to have some hand in formulating Willkie announced his exit from the race in the course of what had been billed as a presidential cam paign speech in Omaha Wednes day night The Willkie withdrawal may have paved the way for a Dewey bandwagon especially in the south where most republican loliticians have to get in the win icrs parade early if they expect o keep their party jobs However it left the situation confusing in such states as Ore jon and Maryland where Will ties was the only name entered His name also is on the Ne araska preferential primary bal lot for next Tuesday along with that of Stassen but the results arc not binding on the 15 repub lican delegates to be elected the same day While some of his republican colleagues had kind words for Willkies stimulation of interest in the 1944 campaign few of them expressed public regret that he had quit Governor Bricker surprised at the announcement said Willkie had created interest by freely and courageously discussing his conception of the issues that arc facing us in this very serious situation The Ohioan added hat he intended to continue my best efforts to lei the public know my position in all respects There was no word from Slas scn but Senator Ball R Minn praised Willkies views and cour Josition by nominating the for ner Minnesota governor Senators Taft R Ohio anc Nyc R N Dak were critical of a parting shot Willkie took at opponents of his foreign policy views predicted Deweys nomination on the first ballot but Senator Austin R who s liberal in his Internationa views said he hoped Dewey would have more to say abou foreign affairs Dewey will speal before the American Newspape Publishers association in Ncv York April 27 an appearano now doubly significant Democrats generally cleclinci to comment but Sen Murray D a 4th term supporter sak he regarded the outcome of th Wisconsin primary as evidenc that Dewey had isolationist sup port which the Montanan pre dieted would prove the kiss o death Murray told a reporter he di not believe the New York gov ernor would be a formidabl candidate because of lack background for the office i view of the seriousness of the Air Marshal Sir John C Slcs r deputy commanderinchief f the Mediterranean allied air irces discussing the importance f the air campaign in the Bal ans said the Ploesti oil fields ere vital to the Germans on tiylhing like a long term basis Germans could not pos ibly carry on without them he the explosion scene Glcnvil small village on the outskirts of the plant was hard hit with business houses there practically col lapsed Marshal Weii Brims CQ said There was no loss ot life or serious injury to village res idents An estimated hundred thousand pounds of lush charges and up in the terrific blast Capt Patterson who said the cause of the blast was unknown gave this report This explosion occurred at a m first in a railroad box car that was on a siding beside a cooling shed for bombs and mines This box car was being loaded After the explosion of the box car the cooling shed exploded It was filled with mines and depth charges The cooling siied about 100 by 100 feet is built of con crete heavily barricaded Three people in the shecl survived but they are quite badly hurt Lt UK Charles F Foster of ficer in charge of the bomb and mine filling area said he was lookini out of a window at the time and saw the box car ex aid It was estimated that the oil ield installations were 40 per ent destroyed in last summers bur raid on them by U S libera ors castbut the Germans are said lo have re paired most of that damage While unfavorable weather did lot permit fullscale air opera ions in Italy Wednesday attacks vere made nevertheless on Col eferro northeast of the Anzio beachhead at Terradna and For mia on the west coast above the nain 5th army front at Frosinone beyond Cassino and along the coastal railway beyond Rome Wrarhawks attacked a battery of German heavy guns at Procula north of the beachhead and biv ouac areas and a supply dump northeast of Cisterna It is estimated the Germans must move several thousand tons of material to the front daily to maintain their forces in Italy In an intensive campaign in the past few weeks daily attacks have plode followed by the cooling shed Capt Patterson said a court o inquiry has been ordered by the commandant ot the 9th naval dis The blast rocked an area with in a 50mile radius of the depo In Hastings tile explosion shool houses and broke windows many buildings said Mayor Ro Carter Ambulances were dispatched i the depot and nil roads bctwcei the plant and Hastings were or clcrcd kept open Naval officials in Washihslo said the explosion was confine to one unit of the plant which i the largest in Nebraska cmbrac ins 48000 acres The entire sky was lighted u was like an earthquake sai Ellis Price was driving Hastings Mr taxicab driver wh to the depot fron Mrs E B Decker SHOWER OF is bow bombs rained clown on the Cornier Werke final assembly and repair plant at Obcv ptaffenhoLen during a raid by U S flying fortresses Glcnvil said lliey were wakcne by a small explosion and llu when they went to the window a been mrde on all B railway lines I inlcnsc blast from northern Italy knocked them of I Ihcir feel fhcy were cut by flying glass and to Hastings for Ireat Slessor announced that the total number of enemy planes shot down in Sundays big raid on Steyr Austria now has been found to total far the big gest bag ever scored by planes from the Mediterranean theater in a single raid Allied flyers say that one rea son for the large number of en emy planes destroyed in recent Linn Auditor Suspended on Misconduct Charge Takes Overdose of Sleep Tablets Cedar Kanids Linn county Auditor Robert M Vesely was taken lo a hospital here Thursday shortly after his immediate suspen sion was ordered for wilful misconduct and maladministration and Deputy Sheriff Roy said he was suffering from an it overdose of sleeping tablets MaSS Attack DV INaZl Judge Guy Linvilles suspension Subs May Come Soon r ckj Secretary Knox Says crs which wns said to have re vealeda shortage of 5303870 ill the auditors office When RadebauBh sought to serve papers on Vcsely at his home the auditor who is presi dent of the Iowa County Officers SEVER ESCAPE RAILWAY SIEGE TO START SOON Most of Garrison Is Facing Death Capture or Dunkirk Attempt Moscow IUR Russias 3rd Ukrainian army drove to within artillery range of the Black Sea fortress of Odessa Thursday after dooming most of the garrison to death capture or an attempted Dunkirk by cutting across its uin escape routes to the north est Gen Rodion Y Malinovskys uns tanks and artillery were ex ected to lay siege to the largest ty remaining in German hands iihin a matter of hours Latest front reports placed the ussians within 10 miles north northeast and 15 east of Odessa which fell to the Germans i 1941 only after a 2month CKC Malinovskys forces some of hem veterans ot Stalingrad ually scaled the fate of the gar ison Wednesday by cutting both he highway and railway running rom Odessa to Chisintiu in Bes sarabia and pushing on another i miles to the head oftrackless swamps that extend down to the Dniester lagoon The only land escape route re maining in German hands was n singletrack coastal railway that hurdles the 5milewide Dniester higoon by ferry Only a trickle of Germans could escape from Odessa by this route A month ago the remnants ot the German 6th and 8th armies remaining in the Odessa pocket were estimated unofficially at more than 100000 but tens of thousands of the enemy since have fled westward to Rumania as lie Russians converged on the port The Russians cut lie Odessa Chisinau railway with the cap ture of Razdelnaya 38 miles northwest of Odessa and severed the OdessaChisinau highway by advancing 8 miles southwest to Kuchurgan Another 3milc push to the southwest engulfed Baden and brought forces lo the head of swamplands lhat reach to the Dniester lagoon The 3rd army also seized 100 confronling the connj raids is the reduced quality of the I German airmen Willkie Closely Observes Reaction to Announcement brought ment BUILDINGS ARE SHAKEN IN LINCOLN CAPITAL Lincoln Ncbr blast shook buildings rattled windows rousc him failed Radcbangh and aroused sleeping persons as j sajd ami an ambulance was called far away as the stale capita Kltlj Alter the deputys arrival i miles distant sleeping tablet bottle empty was Lincoln police reported numer ous telephone calls from perturbed householders who mistook the commotion for prowlers in their homes association was asleep Attempts discovered A physician said 2 of I he tablets would have knocked Maundy Thursday Communion Service at Omaha tired man Wendell Willkie sat in his suite early Thursdayto complete a momentous ciav that sow him walk out of the rknrrrAnatirtna t niirrn republican presidential nomination race VUItgiCgcHIUHcU vuunu As his train time nearcd he readwith avid interest a sheaf of age calling for the parly to take a forthright and courageous Associated Press reports giving the nation announcement that it is I cannot be nominated Much of it is he commented as he hunched over the copy reading every word with obvious intense interest Alone in his room with a close associate and a reporter he still showed vigor after a day that in cluded a better than 100 mile trip from Norfolk Ncbr where he ad dressed a noon meeting and nally his talk at the Omaha city auditorium It was in the Omaha speech that he made the an nouncement of his withdrawal from the political contest His plans No he wasnt suro what he would do He said he had been away from his office for some time campaigning in Wisconsin and Nebraska and wanted to get back Asked if he planned any further political activity he said he could not say at this time Would he support any candi date chosen by the republican convention He wouldnt want to discuss his political plans at this time was his reply II was past midnight and train time was approaching as Mrs Willkie entered the room Stand ing with his classes in his band reaction to his historic WENDELL L WILLKIE candidacy Willkie said to a friend Thanks a million as he gave him a hear ty handshake To the reporter Mighty happy to have seen you Then the doo closed on the tired man him out Vcscly n republican lias bccii At United Slates Naval Base Bermuda ilP Secretary Knox j S said Thursday a mass attack by German Uboats may come soon against allied shipping The naval secretary spckc at a celebration of the 3rd anniversary ot the establishment of the naval base on this British island He said that Germany now is concentrat ing upon building submarines to the virtual exclusion of all other kinds of vessels and added We have been bombing their installations and factories but A Maundy Thursday candle ght Communion service will be ield at the First Congregational hurch Thcursclay evening at B pclock The pastor Doctor Roy C lelfenstein and the 8 deacons of he church will administer Holy Communion Doctor Hclfcnsiein vill speak on The High Privilege f Holy The large choir under the di cciion of Mrs B Raymond Wcs on with Mrs James E Stinehart it the organ will sing God So Loved the World by Staincr The reception of nesv members will ake place before Communion is administered Though this impressive Holy Week service which many think the most important and most im pressive in the church calendar is primarily for the members of the church who are urged to at tend the public has also been in vited to attend county auditor since his election in 1042 when he survived the democratic landslide The petition filed by Hcndrick son charged that Vcsely Has been guilty of wilful mis conduct and maladmiuislvation in that he has failed neg lected and refused to account for public funds coming into ilis of fice and into his pooEscssion as county auditor and as your peti tioner is informed and believes has wrongfully used and con their submarine production has by no means been stopped and we have a good idea of the rate at come out in mass soon LEAVES LION AT 7OO Denver army ser geant left n lion cub at the cily zoo Wednesday much lo the sur prise of 700 officials with the ex planation The major said to leave him here Thats nil I know verted said funds or a portion hereof to his own use The county attorney furlhc charged that said funds for j which the auditor has failed neei r Weather Report FORECAST additional localities in converging drives around a 70mile arc stretching from he lower Dnies ter northwest of Odessa to the Black sen coast east of the port Retreating under the blows of our troops the enemy is suffering heavy losses in men and cQuip mciit the soviet high command said in its midnight communique During Wednesday 25 tanks 48 s including 11 of 150millime caliber and 7 of 210 millime ters 460 trucks 4 rivercrossing barges and 7 stores of ammuni tion food and war supplies were captured ThonKh here were no new re ports nf the soviet advance in Rumania or of the battle for en circled Tarnunnl in old Poland Marshal Gregory Iv 1st Ukranian army wis revealed to have killed nearly 2000 more Germans in tightening its noose around the remnants of 15 sur rounded divisions in the Skala pocket northeast of Cernauti A desperate attempt by drunk en Hitlerites to break through the soviet ring lo the west ended with the battlefield littered with hundreds of Gciman dead and the wreckage of 30 enemy tanks the midnight communique said The communique also disclosed belatedly that some 4600 Ger mans were killed and 1250 cap tured in Hotin which fell Tues day on the south bank of the Dniester northeast of Cernauti GETS NEW TITLE Hollywood Shores collection of honorary service titles increased Thursday when she was notified that the ordnance gang on a submarine voted her the girl wed like most to be sub merged with Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlohcGazeltc carrier boy examiner of Linn county Iowa Judge Linvillc signed the sus pension order as soon as it was filed with the court and set the removal hearing for April 17 at 9 a m Bennetts affidavit said the shortage had been discussed with Vcsely but that he had failed to make any explanation Chairman C L Bceson of the Linn county board of supervisors said that body had asked the state auditors office last year for an early audit of Linn county af fairs Should the April 17 hearing re sult in Vcsclys permanent re moval from office there would be no candidate for the post since he auditor is unopposed for re nomination nnd Linn county democrats did not enter a slatr of candidates this year Iowa Partly cloudy cast mostly cloudy with scattered light showers west part warmer Thursday night Friday mostly cloudy and colder scattered light showers east and central parts windy Thursday afternoon Minnesota Mostly cloudy w i t h scattered light showers Thurs day night and cast portion Fri day Slightly warmer cast por tion Thursday Friday night Cooler IN MASON CITY Communion on Maundy Thursday Planned by First Christian Church Maundy Thursday Communion will be observed at First Christian church at p m The entire front of the church is decorated in white symbolical of the Saviours purity and the purity of His Love i for mankind the Rev George O Marsh announced candles on the long Communion table will symbolize the 12 Apostles but as the treach ery of Judas is revealed his can dle is extinguished leaving a les son not soon to be forgotten The service closes with an cm GlobeGa7ettc weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 52 Minimum Wednesday nighl 27 At 8 a m Thursday 3 YEAR AGO Maximum So Minimum 29 phasis upon Christs agony in the Garden of Gcthsemanc Those Rt tcnding arc requested to enter and to leave in nn attitude of si lent reverance The service will be presided over by the pastor 6 ciders and 10 deacons   

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