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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF H I S T ORYANO C 0 v P THE NEWSPAPER MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL i Associated Press and United Picas Pull Leased Wire Five Cents a Copy I MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 19 19M This Paper Consists of Two One 7500 Planes Assault Berlin and Brunswick 3 lowans Die as Tornadoes and Floods Cause Damage in Central Northwestern Iowa bes Moiiies lowans died Friday as tornadoes floods and tlie heaviest rains of the spring season caused widespread damage NAZIS TELL OF PLANE BATTLE OVER GERMANY Channel Observers Say Parade of Aircraft Is Biggest Yet Seen By GLAD WIN HILL London Fort resses and Liberators and fightei escorts described officially as strong force and probably num bering up to 1500 planes re sumed the allied aerial offensive after a 5day lapse Friday and struck at targets in the Berlii and Brunswick areas The attack less tha 21 hours after Gen Henry I Arnold chief of U S army ai forces had declared Germany had nol yet seen the full weight of allied air power precipitated 3 running air battle right across Germany to the sky over the German capital German broad casts indicated The ensuing the U S strategic air forces 10th attack on the nazi hub and the 3rd on the capital this was so heavy that it disrupted German news broadcasts From the RAF and the USAAF Berlin has taken about 46003 tons of bombs up lo Friday Channel observers said flic parade of aircraft selling out for Hie continent Friday was the biggest seen during the war While the American heavies were smashing at Berlin and Brunswick small formations of allied expeditionary air force and RAF Mosquitos Typhoons and fighterbombers attacked un specified objectives in northern France this morning taking ad vantage of clear skies to press home the attack Tracing the progress of the aerial invaders the German broadcasts said the bombers swept i over the German border crossed the muchbombed Hannover and Brunswickareas to Brandenburg the Berlin finally appeared over the German capital ilself The American heavies last hit Berlin on May 7 and May B The RAFs Mosquitos worked the cily over on Tuesday night It was the first sign of major air activity from Britain in 6 days but allied heavy bombers last Sunday smashed at enemy targets from the Mediterranean on the concluding day of a historic 30 day record offensive As the high altitude armada swept across Europe the Vichy radio said another air assault on northern France and likely resumption of the attack on dom of the city of ttuough the central and northir west sections of the state West Mohler 12 son of Mr and Mrs Harold Mohler and Merrill Iloyl were killed in a tor nado that struck the Maxwell vi cinity IS miles south of Nevada early Friday Frank Maxwell 44 farmer near ingo drowned while rescuing a neighbors livestock in the swirl ing Hood waters of Skunk river near his liomc Leonard Elliott farmer near Ames also was reported drowned in the swollen Skunk river while attempting to rescue livestock but later was found alive He was suffering from a heart attack when found but was reported re covering Allied Troops Tanks Break Into Center of Hitler Line SONS OF HEAVEN GOING is over for these 2 Jap prisoners captured in the invasion of a south Pacific island They are shown being transferred to a coast guard manned assault transport Coast guard photo 3 WAY DRIVE TO SQUEEZE NAZIS Smuts Says Attack Will Roll On Remorselessly Birmingham England gigantic 3way assault on Europe soon will squeeze Adolf Hitlers way The Germans said heavy air battles were beine fought as the Americans pierced Berlins de ter of battle was over Osnabrnck where the heavies bombed rail the monthlone offensive largest formation of planes seen from there during the entire war the the con tingent which hit Germany Berlin or its environs apparent ly took a heavy pasting because DNB upon returning to the air after the shutdown started a con fused repeat broadcast ofThurs days high command communique The same thing happened after the big American raid on Berlin April 29 and apparently was due to disruption of broadcasting fa cilities presumably located in or close to Berlin On the April 2 raid there also was a great aerial battle in which 63 U S bombers were lost the enemys antiinvasion rail equivalent to being presented the roads and under keysi of an American a confidant of Winston Churchill a giant triangular at Europe from the east will remorseless REPORT FLOOD IN MARSHMiTOWIN Northwestern Tracks to LaMoille Are Covered Marshalltown rains Thursday night sent tiny Linn creek out of its banks here early fortress and a Friday morning covered the Chi final decision cago and Northwestern railroad mjic in the war tracks between here and Lamoille against nazilaml stopped traffic through here dom may come on that road for Ihe greater part much earlier of Friday than pessimists Abutments on several bridges forecast Field west of here were badly was lied Marshal J a n but as far as could be learned no Chris ti aan trackage had been washed out Smuts i r i m e Most west bound traffic was re ministcr of routed from Tama over the Mil South Africa waukee road tracks Eastbound said Friday Northwestern trains were bein In a speech rerouted at Council Bluffs receiving freeThe raging creek spread out on the south side of Marshalltown and in the Minneapolis and St Louis shops the waler slood al most 3 feet deep at 10 oclock Fri Preliminary reports indicated more than a dozen other persons were injured but none apparent ly seriously Among the injured at a War prison Maxwell was Hoyts 3 year old 0i March 25 daughter She was in a hospita at Ames The storms which began in tliL Sioux City vicinity Thursday aft ernoon caused thousands of dol lars in property damage wrecker scores of buildings and washed out hundreds of acres of crops j Charles E Armstrong of the Nevada Journal said it was the worst storm in the Maxwell and Nevada area in the last 75 years He said at least half a dozen houses were destroyed and that vestuck losses would be consid rahle Numerous railroad washouts ere reported and communications icilities were disrupted in some ections In one 3mile sector southwes f Odebolt all buildings on arms were carried away but no ne was injured The storm tarted Thursday afternoon in the iciniiy south and cast of Sioux City Precipitation reports included Fort Dodge 322 inches Wcbste City i2 Boone 308 Marshall own 287 Cherokee 283 Rock well City 233 Alia 219 DC Moines 180 Iowa Falls 180 Jef ferson 155 Monroe 143 Ccda RAF MEN TRY TO ESCAPE 47 SHOT BY NAZIS Eden Reveals 76 Took Part in Break From German Prison Camp London Secretary Anthony Eden disclosed Friday 47 Horrors Suffered by Nazis Trapped Near Savastopol in Hitler Blunder Disclosed RAF officers had been shot by Germans after a mass escape from a war prison camp near Dresden n March 25 Seventysix participat ed in the break Fdcn told the of com Knutson Campaign Advisor to Burma house in o n s Fifteen By EDDY GILMOKE Sevastopol miles from battered Sevastopol on the an cient Cheisomies cape lie the smoldering smelling remains of one of Hitlers most disastrous military operations of the war viewed for the first time by any war spoil dent The beaten and demoralized German army of the once 200000 strong fell back here for its promised evacuation to Romania after the led arm cracked the defenses of Sevasto pol itself a smoking city of dead where only a few buildings are left standing At Chersonues cape on bloodi soaked soil within shooting dis tance of the scene of tile famous charge of the liffht brigade is the Rapids 139 Spencer 121 Decora 114 Waterloo 113 Charles Cit 112 and Dubuque 107 Poeahontas county officials est mated the storm caused SlOOiO worth of damage in that coiin alone The grandstand at Fon was demolished Near Odcbolt Sac count wreckage from farm buildings spread over 5 sections of land one place the freak wind h sheared off fence posts for a fu One farm home was destroyei and others were damaged ne Paton Iowa EDEN 1 e r c reported captured alive and 14 still at large Some w ere shot resisting irrest and some in the course of a new escape attempt after they were cap tared Eden lid It was the first such episode of le war The government is profoundly story of another of Hitlers Russian campaign errors of hold ing ou until time ran out American made tanks inci ntally played a part in the tal finale in the iatest Crimean ar which cndccfc May 12 Col Gen Sergei Birinzov 40 lief of staff of the 4th Ukrainian said 25000 nazi prisoneis ere taken here but the mule ead the shocking scene of their i st hours and the prisoners tell ie real horror of what a colonel t the lllUi German infantry di ision described as immeasur lockcd by Ihis news and 1 have rgcntly requested the protecting ower Switzerland throng I vhich notification of the deaths me to the relatives and the ail iinistry to demand from Ihc German government a full and mmecliale report on Hie circum lances in which these men me heir deaths and an explanation o ts failure to report the facts a nice to the protecting power Edcii said The men were members of th RK Dominion Allied air force the customary terminology em bracing the HCAF RAAF RNZAF bly worse than Dunkirk Bui here it is before me Ill try o let you see for yourself through ny eyes arc standing oil a cliff about 5 feet hiffh overlooking the Black Sea Behind us is the dealt city of Sevastopol Delayed action mines and bombs are exploding con stantly In front of us somewhere over the blue horizon is Romania which was the German goal Im mediately behind us is what once was an airfield Just below the walerline is strewn with German corpses Ir between the sprawled drowned CLARENCE KNUTSON tenses and indicated that the cen ly roll on and close in until noth remains of Hitlers This 3way assault will be co road yards last Saturday in the ordinated to bring ah end to nazi concludinc strike from Britain in dom he said and if properly con will bring about a final An east coast observer said the decision sooner than is expected Smuts called the attack from he west the front since the day morning Residents in the lowlands on the side of the cily were being evacuated by police At oclock Friday morn ing W H Renbargcr Northwest ern station agent at Lamoille said the water had fallen a foot and a half in an hour On the north side of town how Rain and hail accompanied the high winds Streams were out of their banks at many points early Friday Farm fences were ripped out and electric power and communi cation lines were torn down Live stock and farm machinery losses coming at a lime when the farm erowners were hard pressed al ready because of a late start on spring work added to the havoc left by the storm Mayor Harry Iversen of Ode bolt asked business houses there to close Friday so all possible help would bo available to farm fam ilies in the stricken area The storm struck first in Mo nona county in midafternoon Freddie Nelson 10 year old son of Mr and Mrs Glenn Nelson suffered a broken ankle when the wind raised a chicken house in andother national groups in t RAF like the Poles the Dutch an the Norwegians As far as is known Ihere were no Americans involved although Eden did not say so specifically The dead included several heroes of the battle of Britain and other spectacular RAP operations The shooting was disclosed by German authorities to a repre sentative of the protective power the course of a routine visit the camp on April 17 Eden Moiiies Burma republican candidate for governor announced Friday that Clarence Kiintsoii of Clear Lake had become associated with his stale headquarters as campaign advisor Kiiiilson was manager of Senator George A Wilsons campaign for election as sena tor He is a former stale repre sentative and president of the First National bank it Clear Lake NAZIS RETREAT ALLIES REPORT U S Troops Strike Close to Itri Key Appian Way Junction By NOLAND NOKGAARD Allied Headquarters Naples troops and U S tanks broke into the Hitler line at its very center Friday in a smash to ward Saul Oliva a front dispatch declared as the allies hammered all along the front at this new mountain wall manned by the Germans after a disorderly re treat Sunl 4 miles from Pico on the inland road supplying the nuzi at the tip of a picshaped wedge driven into the mountains between Pontccorvo and Frenchcaptured Esperia A headquarters officer declared the Germans had made a disor derly retreat instead of a mere withdrawal between the Liri val ley anil the sea when they fell back from their smashed Gustav defenses to the Hitler line under combined American and French blows The nazis suffered high losses in equipment and their artillery strength particularly has dimin ished he asserted Even as the French supported by American tanks threatened Sant Oliva U Si troops struck close to the key Appian way junc Names of the officers shot were furnished to the representative 1 the next of kin were in formed The house will wish me to express its deepest sympathy with the relatives and pay tribute to the courage and high sense of military duty shown by all these gallant officers Sir Percy Harris laborile from Bethnal Green asked if Eden would make it clear that the Ger man government is responsible for all breaches of international law That certainly is my position Eden replied referring to his re quest to Switzerland for an in dead lie beached home made affaire on which hun dreds tried to put out to Romania Fifty feet lo my right is beached burned out landing barge crammed with corpses A hundred feet to the left the black hull of a small transport sticks out like a sinister sharks fin For hundreds of yards along this cliff is the picture of many a mans last hour It is the story of what he did in those last minutes with the red army blasting him to bits from one side and the cold sea on the other REDS CAPTURE IMPORTANT PEAK Surprise Attack Made on Approaches to Lwow By HAUKISOX SALISBURY Moscow army troops seizing the initiative on the south ern approaches to Lwow have captured a height of great im portance1 in a surprise attack You couldnt walk more than a southeast of Stnnislawov the yard or 2 in any direction withj soviet high command announced enlarged thcspring vcstigation First word of the flyers fate ever the Inwa river was rising unilh hc was MorkjK and threw thundered over for 2 hours dm Russian and Italian fronts already ing the morning headed toward were aclive Speaking of the western front Smuts said front has already begun in the biggest air attack in all history which will soon be fol lowed by a great land attack as well This land attack from the west has been so long awaited and so much publicized that there 1 is a great risk that a distorted con rapidly A 3 fool raise ported in the 3 hours between 7 and 10 oclock Friday morning and residents in the bottom lands were warned to be ready to move out at a moments notice In Marshalltown nearly 3 inches of rain fell in a short time early Friday morning but the precipita tion was considerably heavier than that a few miles west of here DIES FROM INJURIES Dubuque from ception may arise as to the com injmjes police believe he rc ing operations ceived when struck by an auto K would be well lo bear in mobilc Frank Spensley 65 paint er diet Thursday in a hospital 7 Killed When Auto and Train Collide on Illinois Crossing Ml Carmcl 111 persons 4 teen aged girls and 3 youths were killed shortly be fore midnight Thursday night when their automobile and a New York Central passenger train col lided headon at a grade crossing The train and the car crashed on a countyroad grade crossing a half mile from the city The dead were Robert Skelton 19 Rolla Henry Jr 18 his broth er Dana 15 Elizabeth Joan Zeihman 15 Patricia Fisher 15 Helen Alka 15 and Dora Marie Lindstrom 15 mind that however great and im portant this attack will be it will bc only one of suclv fronts of attack The issue of Ihe greal battle for Europe may not be de cided by this front or by either of Ihe other 2 fronts but all 3 j combined Turning to the postwar world Smuts said that a new world or ganization for security against war would almost inevitably bc an improved and reformed version of the old league of nations The great powers who win Ihe war should be made responsible in Ihe first instance he said for keeping the least for the transition period until a more permanent scheme for effective police supervision of the world can be worked out Weather Report FORECAST City Partly cloudy to cloudy with occasional thunder showers Friday night and Sat urday Warmer Friday night Fresh to strong winds Iowa Partly cloudy to cloudy with no decided change in tem peratures Friday night and Sat urday Scattered light showers northeast and extreme north portions Friday night light vain or drizzle Friday night and scattered showers Saturday No it across a gully on the A E Irc and farm south of Turin The imy was taken to an Onawa hospital Mrs Ted Lee reportedly suf fered a heart attack after watch ing the wind demolish the barn com crib and granary on a farm vhich the Lccs occupy north of Turin At Castana where damage was I estimated at 350000 railroad freight cars were overturned and buildings were unroofed or blown di wn Structures demolished in cluded the Monona county main tenance shed and the garage at the consolidated school Nineteen steel storage bins belonins to Ihe AAA were upset The heavy rain sent the Maple i viver out of its banks north of Maplcton inundating the North estern railroad tracks and forc came Thursday when relatives in England given brief formal no tification by the Swiss government of the deaths began inserting obituary notices in the London papers Only detail Riven Ihe families Ihc official shot trying to escape The flyers like most war pris oners had made efforts lo escape and had even mentioned them in I letters to relatives Mason Gity Editor on Convention of Iowa Lions Clubs Germans put planks together with Rasolinc auks ammunition boxes and food crates lashed to them How they expected to reach Romania on hem is eood evidence of how des perate hc situation had become But how many did gel away About 30000 said General Birinzov between April 4 and May 5 This includes Romanians tul Germans But remember they had 200000 Just off the right about 300 yards is bombplastered Cher sonncs lighthouse where German General Bochme hid in the last hours We asked a German prisoner about him He was crazy in Ihe last days hc said We had lo watch him lo keep him from committing suicide He just sat in the cellar moaned held his head while shells burst above No it wasnt from fright He just did not want to surrender Voluntarily not a single Ger man general gives up his troops interposed General Birinzov A captured colonel Hans Mes sinscr 336th artillery regiment from the Khineland save a good account When panic seized the thou sands on Chcrsonncs May 12 he said officers lost command over ooarct from which the Russians are expected lo launch a summci offensive against southern Poland and Hungary The Germans abandoned 90 dead and woundcc Drives Threaten to Turn Flanks of German Line Allied Headquarters Naples allies smafliedto within striking distance of Itri and Picilimonfe Friday in twin drives that threatened to turn both the northern and southern anchors of the Adolf Hitler line last for midable barrier on the road lo Rome Thrusting to within 10 miles of Home American troops reached the outskirts of Itri one of the main southern anchors of the litlcr line in an advance of early 5 miles along the main oaslul road from newlycaptured ormia The twin drives loward Itri nd Iicdiinvmtc indicated that tile lain allied strcnsth may bc hroivn into an attempt to loop round cither end of the Adolf litlcr line and then crack it rom the rear much as Cassiuo in their retreat vas outflanked and seized ion of Council Illuffs Karl Hall managing editor of the Ma son City will speak at the 2day conference of Iowa rclurn The landing of the Great Sibe ian Meteor in 1908 affected vcather intruments all over Eur ope ABBOTT ADOPTS SON Hollywood UR Comedian Bud Abbott of Abbott and Cos tello Friday legally became the father of a 4 year old boy who has been living at his home for the past 2 years Final adoption papers signed for the child Buddy Jr Thursday when he decided change in temperature Fresh winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 66 Minimum Thursday night 47 At 8 a m Friday s7 Rain 83 inch Missouri Valley Passing on from Monona coun tv the storm made itself felt over a fanshaped area stretching from Washta in Cherokee county lo Fonda and Poeahontas iu Poca lonlas county and Palon in reenc county Stanley Mflorc 9 was injured by a flying timber when the storm hit at the Charles L Moore farm at Washta wrecking a barn and all other buildings excepting the house Mrs Moore and 2 other children who had taken refuge in a basement were cut by flying Klass Machinery valued at SdOOO was destroyed Buildings were blown down on several farms between Fonda and appeared in Judge Georgia BuiYEAR AGO locks court with his Joslcrpar1 Maximum enls Minimum 63 45 local committee said Friday Hall will speak Monday on Then What The Lions will elect new governors Monday after which Lt Col Robert Kccd public relations officer of the seventh service command will speak the soldiers fighting among i Ihemsclvcs and bickering over the blame placing General Bochme repeatedly re fuscfl his colonels offer to sur render to the advancing Russians Finally the men took matters in their own hands and came out On a neighboring sector the Soviets killed nearly 400 Germans and captured 40 more in repuls ing several enemy attacks The Germans also attacked 111 flank soviet bridgehead on the wes bank of the lower Dnestiin a attempl to regain positions los outskirts of the previous day but fell bac after losing COO men and 7 lank In northern White Russia 3 do taclimcnts of German infantry at cmptcd u reconnaissance raid soviet positions southeast of V cbsk following an artillery and mortar barrasc The Russians held their fire until the enemy within close range then jpened up a strong barrage The Germans left BO dead on the bat H tlefield and fled Planes of the Baltic fleet aii arm were credited with sinkin a 3000 ton transport damaging seriously another and shooting clown 0 enemy planes in a raid on an unidentified enemy port NAZIS REPORT AIR ATTACKS ON RUSSIANS London German bombings of communications and concentrations behind Ihe Rus sian front indicated Friday the naxis expect an immediate re newal of the red armys offen mighty thrust which the enemy said would bc cnordinatcd with invasion from the west Hitlers command reported menacing the Ger Poeahontas Wind and hail caused many broken windows and other minor damage at Sac City Nearly inches of rain fell in 2 hours Cherokee had 258 rain with hail Woman Arrests 6 Who Sold Photos of Nudes Chicago blond beau tiful and shapely Ingrid Olson was offered a job as a nude mod el Thursday by the operator of a magazine shop but she wound up arresting the proprietor and 5 other persons Miss Olson a po licewoman was investigating n complaint that the shop was sell ing photographs of nude women inches of More than 2000 allegedly lewd with white flags and handker chiefs Chcrsonncs campaign actually ended this way A Russian lank drove up lo Ihe lighthouse A young officer got out and tapped on the window What did hc say we asked Ihe colonel lie asked us if we would please come out replied the German licavv bombing blows on the rail stations of Sdolbunovo Rowne Sarny suggesting that ant the man supply road from the coastal end British and Polish troops were pushing westward from their victory at Cassino on the northern appeared likely that any breakthrough in the south to Iho would compel the Germans to pull out of the entire southwestern end of the Hiticr line and swiui their front into the mountain range running southwestward from Pontecnrvo through Fundi to Tcrracina on the const such a line would bc vul nerable lo flank attack from the Aiizio beachhead where strong 5lh army forces are massed believed the enemy has nol had time to pre pare fortifications on the Fontc corvoTcrracinn route on a scale comparable wilh Ihc Guslav or ilillcr lines From nil reports it appeared the ith and 8th armies were off to an excellent start on the avowed ob jcclivc of destroying the German 10th army Enemy troops were badly cut up hiring their retreat and their tillcry strength has been shaved deeply although they held togeth er well in sonic places said a headquarters spokesman who dis closed that Gen Sir Harold Alex ander cominanderinchief had visited headquarters of Lt Gen Sir Oliver Loose of the 8lh army and lt Gen Mark the Clark of 3 Germans expected the new drive cerman high command to explode on the central I olsh cporting the heaviest fighting in front There the Russians have been massing at the nearest point to the heart of the close to Berlin as the American and Brilish invasion forces arc in this island Town Offers 3 Cents for Tails of Rats Ml Joy Pa by damage to precious livestock j Bucket Brigade of Women Puts Out Fire Avon Conn trained forest fighting crew was credited with achieving some sort of a feed supplies this communitys record here when it confined Chamber of Commerce has offered t woods blane to an area I aboul photographs were confiscated 15 caucht here and turned in by j rnc acre by quickly cents for the tail of every composed entirely placc the center at Pontccorvo and to the southwest acknowledged a local dent in Ihc Hitler line at Sant Oliva but said it was off This indicated a Frenchdriven wedge toward the mountain only some 4 miles from Pico on the inland road from threatened Itri Toles of Ihc 8th army pushing beyond fallen Cassino on the northern flank fought within a mile and a half of Picdmontc t miles wcsl of Cassino near high way road lo Rome On the central sector south of the Uiri valley 5th army forces iCHChcrt Boinl 1 miles air line   

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