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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME RTUENf OF DRY A MOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL I ciated Press and United Press Full Leased Wir Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 6 This Paper Consists ol Two Oiie NO HAVRE COASTAL AREA GOP RACES ARE WON BY BLUE EVANS IN IOWA Akers and Grimes Are Also Victorious in Primaries of State Des Moines republi cans nominated Lt Gov Robert D Blue for governor State Senate K A Evans Emerson farm man ager for lieutent governor re nominated the 2 incumbent stat officials who had opposition Mondays primary election The winners took the lead a the startand never were headed Blue Eagle Grove attorney an farmer defeated Henry W Burma Allison farmer and businessman Or Krueger Nominated for Representative Vote Close Buttleman Gets GOP Nomination for Sheriff in Cerro Gordo County and Mi lion W Moines attorney S trickier Des Blues democratic opponent i the general election will be Rich ard F Mitchell Fort Dodge attor ney and former stale supreme court justice who was unopposed in the primary Evans defeated State Senator Hugh W Lundy Albia attorney and G W Hunt of Guttenberg also a lawyer and state senator Lundy also finished second in the same race 2 years ago Evans democratic opponent will be Oscar E Johnson Kanawha druggist i The only incumbents who had opposition were Chct B Akers of Ottumwa who defeated Ben H Hall of Cherokee for the state auditor nomination and J M Grimes of Osceola who was nom inated for treasurer over John H Cruickshank of Sioux City Akers will be opposed by Peter J Kies of Dubuque and Grimes demo cratic rival will be James V Cmran of Ottumwa who defeated E G Doughman of Busscy Burma conceded the republican nomination for governor to Blue soon after midnight when half of the precincts in the state had piled up a margin of more than 30000 votes for the Eagle Grove man Through his campaign manager Ll L Brierly of Newton Burma expressed appreciation for his friends support congratulated Blue for having successfully built another step on his political ladder and predicted that the team of Gov B B Hickenlooper for senator and Blue would lead the republican party in Iowa to outstanding victory in Novem ber From his home at Cedar Rapids where he had gone to vote and spend the day Hickenlooper sent Blue congratulations on your nomination and the fine expres confidence your vote See Table on Page 3 Dr H C Krueger Clear Lake and president of the Association for the Preservation of Clear Lake was given the re publican nomination for state representative from Cerro Gordo county in one ot the closest politii cal races in local history on the basis unofficial returns in Mondays primary election After trailing his opponent W N Nicholas turkey farm opera tor most of the evening while the returns from the 30 precincts in the county came in the Clear Lake man ended up with on 18 vote plurality when the vote of the last precinct was phoned in This precinct the 2nd of the 2nd ward in Mason City swung heav ily fov Dr Krueger and gave him a total vote of 1600 to 1582 for Nicholas Jesse Bultleman chief of police at Clear Lake was Riven the republican nomination for sheriff of Cerro Gordo county defeat ing his Z Mason City opponents by piling up a Tote of 1311 to 1066 for Oliver Repp and 836 for R R Buchanan The Clear Lake peace officers strength which was tremendous in his own bailiwick extended into the rural sections and even to Mason City home of his 2 DR H C KRUEGER Representative opponents In the 3 Clear Lake wards he received 499 votes out of 596 votes cast for the G O P sheriff candidates Repp carried Mason City with a substantial plurality receiving 807 to 599 for Buchanan and 421 for Buttleman but this lead was more than lost in other precincts Cerro Gordo county helped nominate Robert Blue of Eagle Grove for governor on the repub lican ballot givinsr him a vote of 1788 against 1294 for Henry W Burma and 200 for M W Slrick ler FR PRAYER TO BE OVER RADIO TUESDAY NIGHT President Asks Nation to Pray for Victory Safety of US Forces PRAYER ON PAGE 10 Washington Fresiden Rooseveltcalled upona hopeful nation Tuesday to join him in a prayer for Divine aid in speeding the invasion to victory and a peace that will let all men live in freedom reaping the just rewards of their honest toil The chief executive wrote the prayer Monday night as he sat uplate at the blacked out white house to hear uptotheminute reports on progress of the great battle of liberation He will read it over a nation wide broadcast at 9 p m Central war time Tuesday night but its text was issued at midday to permit Americans to familiarize themselves with its wording so that they might join him in the recital Mr Roosevelt dispatched the prayer to the house by motor cycle messenger and it was read on the floor shortly after Doctor James Shera Montgomery house chaplain departed from custom to ask members to join him in the opening invocation Again the members stood this time in silent prayer At its con clusion Minority Leader Martin of Massachusetts reminded his col leagues that many heartbreak ing days lie ahead During the morning Mr Roose velt summoned the army and navy high command to the white house for his first personal con ference with the commanders BULLETINS London corre spondents reported from Germany that the allies had landed at 12 Mints between the Orne and Vire rivers with the central as sault directed at Caen 10 miles inland and at the base of the Cherbourg peninsula The Ger mans themselves called Caen the center of gravity of the attack The Stockholm paper Aftonblade said The attack seems directci against the most heavily defended section of the French coast and aimed directly at Paris London landed on the channel islands pi Guernsey and Jersey the German agency Transocean said Allied tanks have landed in the Arro mane lies area midway between Allies Swiftly Sweep Inland SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED EXPEDI TIONARY FORCE allies landed in the Normandy section of northwest France early Tuesday Cherbourg and Le Havre agency added but it said the the greatest concentrations of landing craft were observed off Cherbourg and Lc Havre and by evening had smashed their way inland on a An 8th USAAF Photo Recon naissance Base land ing forces have established beach heads on the coast of northern France and are slashing their way inland the first photo reconnais sance pilots back from the scene of the initial thrust said Tuesday From a ringside seat only 500 feet above the burning smoking rim of the continent Z airmen watched the allies strike the first blow Generator Blows Out After Invasion Flash Union Ind UP the rest of the nation listened intently for news ot the invasion Tuesday morning Linton could only sit and wait The power generator blew out shortly after the invasion flash cutting off the Linton Citi zens Teletype and all radios in the community broad front making good a gigantic air and sea invasion against unexpectedly slight German opposition Prime Minister Churchill soid part of the recordshatter ing number of parachute and glider troops were fighting in Caen 9 miles inland and had seized a number of important bridges in the invasion area Four thousand ships and London observ ers said Tuesday that a general Russian offensive coordinated with the AngloAmerican attack from the vest may be launched within the next 48 hours and al most certainly will begin before the weekend sion of shows We can look forward to a vig orous campaign and a great re publican victory in November the governor added Returns from 2441 of 2463 pre cincts for republican nomination for governor Blue 101200 Burma 62590 strickler 9893 Returns from 2423 of 2463 pre cincis for republican nomination for lieutenant governor Evans 62813 Hunt 37411 Lundy 48315 Returns from 2445 of 2463 pre cincts for the republican nomina tion for state auditor Akers 84 565 Hall 57959 Returns from 2445 of 2463 pre cincts for republican nomination for state treasurer Cruickshank 47740 Grimes 97143 It likewise helped pile tip the big vote for K A Evans for the republican lieutenant governor nomination Evans got a vote ol 1234 to 747 for Hugh Lundy and 798 for G Hunt in the county Cerro Gordo republicans like wise helped renominate diet Akers for auditor of state giving him 1610 to 1107 for Ben Hall and backed the renomination of J M Grimes by a vote of 1901 to 746 Ccrro Gordo county democrats backed the renomination of Guy Gillette by a vote of Til to 137 for Ernest J Seemann James V Cnrran got a vote of 485 to 254 for E G Doughman in the treas urer of state nomination race in the democratic party The voting machines showed a big change in making returns available for a waiting public at an early hour despite the fact that election judges and clerks were new in handling them There was however consider able differences in time required to get returns ready after the polls closed First precinct to report was FallsPlymouth which had results Historic Bell Gives News of Invasion Weather Report FORECAST Mason and continued cool Tuesday night and Wed nesday fresh winds diminishing Tuesday night Iowa Partly cloudy followed by clear and cool weather Tuesday and Tuesday night followed by rising trends by Wednesday fresh winds Tuesday diminish ing Tuesday night Minnesota Clearing and dimin ishing winds with scattered light frost in lowest places Wednesday fair and warmer INMASON CITY Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy ready so the GlobeGazette rep resentative in that community could telephone the returns at oclock 16 minutes after the clos ing of the polls GrimesThornton was next coming at Portland reported at and Lake and Dougherty Viiicenncs Ind his GlobeGazette weather statistics beaches during the nighi Maximum Monday 57 Minimum Monday night 44 At B a m Tuesday 45 Ham Trace cathedral which rang out when Gen George C Marshall army port was the 2nd ot the 4lh which chief of staff Gen H H Arnold Rogers Clark more than a century lead of the army air forces and The vote was the lightest in many years as comparisons with naval operations arrived at invasion just before sunrise Tues Maximum Minimum Precipitation General Marshall Mason City show in the following began to gather in the church to pray before the candlelit altar TOTAL CITY Totals Russians Dance With Glee on Hearing of Invasion of Europe Moscow IF Russians who J learned of the invasion Tuesday literally danced with glee For them it meant the end of 3 years of anxious waiting for the thrust from the wTest Newspapers which had not an nounced the landings still were carrying glowing accounts of the fall Rome ands of smaller landing craft took the thousands of American British and Canadian seaborne forces from England to France under protec tion of 11000 allied bombers and fighters who wrought gigantic havoc with the whole elaborate coastal defense system that the nazis had spent 4 years building Naval gunfire completed the job and the beachheads were secured quickly Allied losses in every branch were declared to be far less than had been counted upon in advance The Germans said the landings took place from Cherbourg to Lo front of about 100 miles and that a strong airborne force was fighting AS FAR INLAND AS ROUEN 41 miles east of Le Havre Churchill told commons All this of course although very valuable as a first and vitally csscntiiii step gives no indication whatever of what may be the course of the battle in the next days and weeks because the ene my will now probably endeavor to concentrate on this area In that event heavy fiehtiiiK will soon begin and will continue It is therefore a most serious lime that we are entering upon The grand for Monday but postponed until today because ot bad found the highlyvaunted German defenses much less formidable in every department than had been feared Airborne troops who led the as sault before daylight on a his torymaking scale suffered ex tremely small losses in the air headquarters disclosed Tuesday night even though the great plane fleets extended across 200 miles of sky and used navigation lights to keep formation Naval losses for the seaborne forces were described at head quarters as very very small ilthough 4000 ships and several thousand smaller craft partici pated in taking the American Ca Professors Serve Cambridge Mass 654 Harvard university faculty at and Clear Lake township members now are serving in the at 1 armed forces or in other war af First Mason City precinct to re1 tivities it has been announced WHERE ALLIES in the above map show the location of allied as saults on France It was reported the landings were made from Cherbourg to LeHavre and also west of Cherbourg British troops to radian and France Coastline batteries were virtu ally silenced by the guns of the British American and allicc fleets including battleships and the beachheads were speedily con solidated The German radio said the scene of the landings was a 101 mile stretch of coast from Cher bourg to Le Havre around thi bay of the Seine and the north cast shore of the Normandy pen insula Britains Prime M i n i s t c Churchill in announcing the sue ccssful invasion to the house o commons at hours atlc the first seaborne troops said Ihc landings were the first of a scries Churchill disclosed that 11000 ulliccl planes were available as iccded for the battle The allied jombers climaxing 96 hours of steady pounding lashed German coastal defenses Tuesday morning with 10000 tons of explosives Fighters who went out to guard the beaches had little to do how ever as the German air force up till noon had flown only 50 sor ties against he invading forces The Germans were known to have probably 1750 fighters and 500 bombers to meet the attack Why they did not use them at the start was not apparent but al lied airmen warned that a vio lent reaction might be expected soon noting thai Herman Goering in an order of the day had told his nirforccs The invasion must be foeulcn olf even if the luftwaffc perishes An optimistic air pervaded this headquarters over the smooth manner in which was launched Ihe great crusade to liberate nazi enslavcd Europe a crusade in which the supreme commander Gen Dwight D Eisenhower told his men we will accept nothing less than full victory Prime Minister Churchill told commons Tuesday night that al lied troops had penetrated in some cases several miles after their ef fective landings on a broad front and happily asserted many dan ers and difficulties which this me Monday night appeared ex remely formidable are behind lie and all other sources agreed hat the operation was going ac ording to plan The air fnrccs to vhich he paid high tribute for their vork in smashing coastal de cnscs estimated that between nidnighl and 8 a m alone more nan 31000 airmen were over not counting parachute and glider troops The Paris radio broadcast a re ort that a lastminute flash Tom the battlefield early Tues iay night announced a vicious battle is raging norlh of Rouen between powerful allied para troop formations and German antiinvasion forces Rouen is 41 miles inland east of La Havre German broadcasts said the al lies penetrated several kilometers in between Caen and Isigny which are 35 miles apart and respec tively 9 and 2 miles from the sea German opposition apparently was less effective than expected although fierce in many respects and the Germans said they were bringing reinforcements continu ously up to the coast where a
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