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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press md United PTKB FuU leased Wires MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 10 1944 This Paper Consists of Two Sod One NO 212 YANKS PUSH ACROSS FLOODED AREA Planes Operating From New Bases in France Aid Advance WOTGERCAR CEILING PRICES ARESETBYOPA Surprise Move Will Be Effective July 10 6000 Models Covered Washington office of price administration Saturday slapped price ceilings on all used passenger cars whether sold by dealers or private owners at the levels which prevailed in Janu ary 1944 The order is effective July 10 the months delay being allowed for the trade to nuke its adjust ments OPA set forth specific dollars andcents prices for 23 makes and about 6000 models manufactured from 1937 through 1S42 Older cars may not be sold for more than the comparable 1937 model The action came as a surprise although OPA has been working actively toward price control of used cars for more than a year in which time the price level has soared 20 per cent Ceilings were opposed by spokesmen for deal ers who had lost their revenue from new cars In some sections of the coun try used cars 3 years old bring today 2 or 3 times more than sim cars brought before the war O A Administrator Chester Bowles said in announcing the action I think that indicates what pressures there are today to push prices up and what might have happened in other fields if there had been no controls ceilings were fixed at dif ferent levels phical regionsHighest prices pre vail in the far west lowest prices in the region east of the Missis sippi river and ceilings about halfxvay between for the remain ing states Two ceiling prices were set for each model one covering a car sold as is the other a war ranty price covering cars sold by dealers with the guarantee that they are in good operating condi tion The ceilings will drop 4 per cent of the as is price every G months After every sale the buy er and seller must fill out a trans fer certificate and turn it in to the buyers local ration board Typical ceilings on a 1942 model Ford V8 deluxe 4door sedan are S990 as is and on a war ranty basis in region A covering all states east of the Mississippi for a 1941 model the prices are 5845 and respectively for a 1937 model S330 and The same car in region C Ore gon Washington California Ne vada and Arizona would bring as is and warranty U S Planes Hit Refinery at Ploesti Fifteenth Air Force Headquar ters Italy of Amer ican P38 Lightnings streaked across the Balkans at threetop levels Saturday bombing and strafing the RomanaAmericana Oil Refinery at Ploesti last ma jor refinery left operating in Ro mania The target was left envel oped in black smoke Nearly 100 Messerschmitts and Fockettulfs pounced on the dar ing raiders when they finished the attack and started on the last leg of the journey A number of enemy planes was shot down The long range assault was tried after Fortresses and Liberators in 3 earlier raids attempted unsuc cessfully to bring the Romanian Refining industry to a standstill All other major refineries in the Ploesti area have been made in active by the heavy bombers and the total output of the Romanian producers has been cut an esti mated 90 per cent Lightning formations led by Lt Col William P Litton of Shaw Miss slippe dacross Jugoslavia skimming the trees and housetops and remained at a low level until they reached Bucharest Then they climbed circled and swooped on the target As the same time heavy bomb ers of the 15th air force attacked a refinery at Trieste which had been a target of RAF night bomb ers a few hours earlier Other targets of the heavies Saturday included oil storage tanks at Porto Marghera near Venice and rail yards in Trieste as well as other points Upwards of 500 Fortresses and Liberators participated The 500mile flight to the refin ery by the Lightnings was the longest fighterbomber mission ever flown in thistheater Ohthe return flight the planesstrafed lo for the 1942 model 51175 for the 1941 model and and for the 1937 model In region B ail other states the 1942 model ceilings are 81025 and S1281 1941 model and 1937 model and S500 Many dealers Bowles said have patriotically tried to hold their prices down but average prices have continued to rise Additions may be made to ceil ing prices for specified extra equipment All persons who are not dealers are required to sell at the as is price or less Nazi Report Puts Allies 10 Miles From Cherbourg BULLETIN Allied Supreme Headquarters London American armored column was reported by the uazis Saturday lo have driven within 10 milesof Cherbourg afler other allied forces captured the Normandy towns of Isigny and Ste Croix in new advances which linked their beachheads along a front of nearly miles The U S army news paper Stars and Stripes said the Americans were only 17 miles from Cherbourg big port vital to the buildup of the invasion foothold A later Stockholm dispatch quoted Gcrmuit sources as saying the most advanced column of U S that striking northward from captured Ste 10 miles from Cherbourg Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force AP troops supported by allied planes operating from French soil Cor the first time since 1940 fought through Germanflooded battlegrounds Saturday toward strategic Cherbourg cutting the railway below the port in several places and seizing 2 important towns The powerful U S attack hampered by flood waters inches to 7 feet deep hammered north toward Cherbourg west in a rush to snip off the peninsula lip and developed a 2way squeeze on Carentan guarding the narrowest neck of the jutting cape Berlin broadcasts put the Americans within 15 miles of Cherbourg and said German forces in the face of fresh para chute landings were comotives and tankcars CHINESE SMASH INTO LUNGLING American Fighters Give Support to Ground Units Chungking Chinese forces have smashed into the southern sector of Lungling and have occupied that portion of the 2nd most important Japa nese base in Yunnan province and 22 road miles to the south west have established n strong roadblock south of Mangshih the Chinese high command announced Saturday night A Chinese spokesman at the front was quoted as saying fall of the Burma road city of Lungling 100 airline miles from the north Burma fighting around Myitkyina would endanger large Yunnan enemy forces concentrated to the north Front dispatches said the Chi nese had pushed a small speari T head within 12 airline miles of announced Tengchung 40 miles northwest of that soviet jroops had Lungling and are closing in on AMERICAN TROOPS PUSH INLAND lines of American soldiers background move inland on the French invasion coast in the DDay assault as more men and supplies come ashore to follow half tracks and a beached duck on the beach AP wirephoto from signal corps Kayenay engraving Brings 145 Pound Bag of Pennies Nickels to Pay Divorced Wife Chicago M Davis dragged a 145 pound bag of pen nies and nickels into court to pay his divorced wife the final due on a divorce settlement Her attorney Sol Friedman retired to a back room in court to count the change reappeared in a short time evidently discouraged He told the court he would let a bank count the money Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and somewhat w a r m e r Saturday night and Sunday with scat tered thunderstorms beginning Saturday night Iowa Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday with showers or thunderstorms Sunday night and in west por tion Sunday Wanner west and north portions Saturday No im portant change in temperature Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday with scattered showers southwest HALT NAZIS IN TARNOPOL AREA Germans Uneasy Over Soviet Preparations the Japanese Watien headquarters at American fighters ranging over a wide area in support of the embattled Chinese attacked Japa nese positions in Hupeh and Honan provinces and Liberator bombers in a sweep off the south China coast sank a 1700 ton enemy freighter and seriously damaged a 2700ton vessel Lt Gen Joseph W Stilwells head quarters announced Saturday portion Sunday Not change in temperature much IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 59 Minimum Friday night 52 At 8 a m Saturday 57 Rain Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 69 Minimum 51 Precipitation 01 One Reason Rommel Was Satisfied With Normandy Inspection By HENRY T GOKRELL With American Forces on the Normandy Beachhead lied engineers Saturday found a number of fields marked mines in French and German Investiga tion revealed they were not mine fields at all One such place had been a car park and another a cow pasture The French country folk explained to me that the ruse was ordered by the local German commander all for the benefit of Marshal Rommel who after in specting the area about a week ago announced publicly that he was satisfied crumpled a localized German at lack northwest of Tarnopol in old Poland as red army preparations Cor a new eastern front offensfve brought more indications of un easiness in Germany and among the axis satellites In a broadcast communique the Russians announced that a tank supported nazi infantry regiment broke into one inhabited locality in the Tarnopol region but had been ejected from the position by a night counterattack Ten Ger man tanks and 2 selfpropelled guns were declared to have been crippled or burned The war bulletin said soviet units also have taken another height north of lasi in Romania wiping out more than a company of the enemy The nazi radio com mentator Ernst von Hammer who described the fighting around lasi Thursday as a new soviet offen sive reversed himself Friday and declared that the action there had petered out somewhat KILLED BT TRAIN Waterloo M marshal at Hudson Iowa lor many years was killed Friday when his truck and a northbound Chicago Great Western locomotive collided at a grade crotting here Boy Finds in Strongbox Distributes Money Among Friends Elmira N Y re covered all but SI50 of S160 dis tributed by a 6 year old boj among his friends The young philanthropist had found the key to his grandmothers strongbox IOWA WOMAN KILLED KeoknK Beulah Wade Means 30 was killed Friday night when the car in which she was riding with 4 other persons left the highway and overturned 5 miles north of here drawing south of Montebotirg to shorten their lines U S Thunderbolts and RAF Spitfires landed and took off from airfields established in France just 4 days after the invasion roaring out in closest support of the ground assault Americans battling between Bayeux and Carentan seized Isig point for floodgates there of the Germanwrought in Trevieros 9 miles west of Bayeux The nazis flooded large areas around Carentan Ste niereEfil and northeast of Caen anil head quarters reported heavy fighting in the Carentan area Headquarters identified 4 rn divisions engaged in heavy fight ing against British and Canadian forces righting for Caen pivot city at the eastern end of the 00 mile long beachhead front Springing forward from Ste MereEglise Americans drove north toward Cherbourg and sent ramming south BRITISH LAND an air screen of barrage balloons British tanks and heavy equipment are unloaded from landing craft on beach of the Normandy coast of France for use in 2nd phase oC repelling ot anticipated counterattacks in force by the enemy another column upon Carentan Other American forces drove on Carentan from the east after seiz ing Isigny 7 miles away putting a pincers push on that stronghold town The rapid establishment nf air bases on liberated French terri tory nol only gave close fighter cover but permitted air evacua tion of wounded men Planes of the 9th air force troop carrier command are evac uating wounded from landing grounds in the beachhead area from strips constructed by specia airfield engineers units head quarters announced The first wounded were lanclec at nn airfield in Britain at p m a m C W T Sat u relay Just a fcv hours earlier it wa disclosed that the Qtli air fore had established an advanced head quarters in France preliminary t putting bases in operation Sue bases give fighters a considerabl advantage over their forme channel commuting ALLIES GAIN NEAR KOHIMA Meet Jap Opposition 8 Miles SE of Town Southeast Asia Command Head quarters Kandy Ceylon Allied troops were reported Sat urday to have met opposition 8 miles southeast of the Indian town of Kohima but the Japanese ap parently have abandoned villages along a road another 6 miles lo the south Farther south allied troops won important features 15 miles above Imphal after beating back 2 Jap anese counterattacks the com munique from Admiral Lord Louis Mountbattens headquarters said In the Mogaung valley of north ern Burma Chinese troops con solidated their roadblock at Scton south of Kamaign and at Pinhmi south of Mogaung Maj Gen W A Lentaignes forces seized large dumps with 200 railway cars of ammunition Allied planes again struck Jap anese communications and posi tions over a wide area lowan Wearing Flak Suit Knocked Down But Unhurt by 6 Bullets A U S Ninth Air Force Troop Carrier Base Camp bell of Sigourney Iowa was knocked flat by 6 30caliber ma chine gun bullets as his glider landed south of Ste Merc Eglise but he was unhurt His flak suit saved him The story of Camp bells narrow escape was told Fri day when glider pilots returned to this base They reported that of 200 nazi parachutists they saw land 13 were taken prisoner The others died at the hands of Ameri can parachutists Christmas Tree Still Up in Sailors Home Philadelphia June but a Christmas tree loaded with tin sel and decorations stands in the home of Bernard Hilbert sailor now serving in the South Pacific His sister airs Thelma Guadag no said Berniewas supposed to come home last December but had to go to sea I told him what a lovely tree we had and he wrote Please dont take it down And we wont 7 feet but headquarters said ie ground was very soggy mak iB the advance of the Americans ifficult particularly in tile Caren an area As for the offensive against Cherbourg Berlin radio said that in the face of fresh paratroop undines south of Vnlognes 11 miles below Cherbourg the Ger nan high command has with drawn its spearheads to a short ened defense line south of Monte 5ourg 15 miles southeast of the porl Montebough is midway below iIogises and Sic Mere Eglise Vichy radio announced loss of Ed monvillc between Ste Mere Eglise met Montebourg The Gcimnns also reported new allied gains below Bayeux toward he key midpeninsular town St Lo Supreme headquarters said the erman 12th SS armored division 41st armored nncl 716th and 352nd nfantry divisions were fighting n the Caen area and that the 70911 German infantry was en ingecl in the Sto Mere Eglise sector With recurrent naval clashes off the coast the U S naval leaders ire preparing for a crucial strug le in the next few days a cor espondent aboard Rear Admiral Alan G Kirks flagship Augusta said It Gen Omar Bradicys Ameri can parachutists and infantrymen alone have captured more than 3000 prisoners half of hem nazi parachute veterans of Kussia and Cassino seized after hey plunged from the skies The allies since DIsy have taken more than 5000 captives British and Canadian forces meanwhile battled German ar mored divisions in the greatest Innk engagement since the land ings near Caen stronghold on the eastern flank Heavy fighting raged near Caen and allied shells tore into the big city The German communique de clared allied counterattacks against Touffrevillc 6 miles east FINNS REPORT RED OFFENSIVE Claim Most Attacks on Isthmus Beaten Back London Finnish com munique quoted by DNB in a Berlin broaelcast said the Rus sians launched a general offensive supported by heavy artillery bar rages and strong tank formations on the Karelian Isthmus north of Leningrad Friday The enemy in the early morn ing hours of Friday started a gen eral offensive on the Karelian Isthmus supported by particular ly fierce artillery fire and strong air formations1 said the com munique quoted by the Germans attacks which were launched at various points were frustrated except for some minor breaches of local importance The enemy suffered a consid erable number of fatal casualties The enemy tanks were destroyed Our fighters and antiaircraft de fense downed 24 enemy machines The battle is still in full swing Reconnoitering activity took place at other parts of our land fronts The flooding on the beachhead I Caen had failed There was no varies in depth from a few inches allied confirmation of fighting on YANKS DRIVE FOR CHERBOURG Arrows show re ported allied drives on the French invasion coast Ameri cans took Ste Mere Eglise on the Cherbourg peninsula and announced seizure of Formigny British and Canadian forces were reported thrusting south and west from Bayeux Black line indicates main beachhead front on basis of enemy reports partly confirmed by allied announce ments
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