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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 26, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME o S PA3TM6KT STOSY MOI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Pna tad United Press Full Leased Fire Cents Copy MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 26 1M4 Thto Paper Coadsts of Tn NO 2X5 One Mans Opinion Radio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO JUton City Sunday 4 p KHMO Hannibal Tutsdiy p WSU1 Iowa City Thursday p WOI Ames Friday p m KSCJ Slaux City FrMay p K1CD Speaccr Friday p m A Few Words to Adolf Hitler IN THIS COMMENTARY I should 1 like to address a few not toe well chosen words to that bligh on the human family who answers to the name of Adolf Hitler even though his name is Schickelgruber Hes the sort of bird in whose company I wouldnt like to be caught alone So it you who havent yet turned your dial wil do me the favor staying tuned in on my remarks Ill appreciate it very much The one principal thine that want to say to you Herr Hitler isj that youve perhaps been the worlds greatest teacher ol your day And please now dont set all puffed up and start off on one of your speeches I dont mean what Ive just said as any compliment We both can and do learn things from that odoriferous little biped known as thepolecat We learn to keep just as far away from him as we possibly can And thats the general rale that covers you The point of my story Adolf is that the world will do well to put you into absolute reverse You and your life constitute the perfect example of what happens to the individual or to groups of the very worst instincts and traits are permitted to gain ascendancy If after looking at you and your works we make the same mis takes we have nobody to blame but ourselves Stand up over there in the cor YANKS MOPPING UP CHERBOURG Claim Dewey Has 169 Votes to Spare to Win on First Ballot Modified Crop Control Is Supported by GOP Subgroup Chicago calling for an adequate protective tariff and for crop control as a measure for dealing with unmanageable farm surpluses were approved Monday by republican resolutions SPECULATION IS TURNING TO HIS MATE ner Adolf so we can get a better look at you YOU BEGAN YOUR LIFE over in an outoftheway Austrian province You had nothing to do with that Your father was a minor lawenforcing official not unlike our village constable In your an cestral background was a consid erable element of incestuous mar riage Again you had nothing to do with this but it may go a long way toward explaining your warped and perverted personality As a boy you loved your mother she pampered you You hated your father Maybe it was because he thought you ought to do something as other boys of your age did Maybe it was because he tried to discipline your mothers objections Maybe it was for some other reason At any rate you despised your own father You hated And hate has been the dominant force in your whole life AFTER A PERIOD of schooling in which you were an indif ferent something less than aver age student you went to Vienna You wanted to get away from those about you those whom you should have loved including your father You thought you were an artist Nobody ese ever thought so You painted and drew postcards and Warren Reported to Be Leader Among Vice President Candidates Chicago Stadium E Deweys harvest of pledged votes swelled beyond the total needed for a first ballot nomina tion as the republicans held the first session of their 23rd nation al convention in the sleaming am pitheater Monday Dewey backers said he had 169 more votes lhan they needed for the first ballot With state alter stale jumping on a Dewey band wagon the New York jjovernor had a total of 559 pledged votes at p m CWT when the opening session ended after a one hour and 18 minutes meeting In addition his support ers said 159 others were assured Thus a first ballot nomination appeared certain when the con vention gets around Wednesday to choosing its presidential candi date It requires 529 votes to nominate The first session given over to preliminary organizalion and welcoming address from Gov DwightGreen of Illinois got un dersvay at minutes late Monday afternoon platform Iramers were debating proposed blanks drafted by subcommittees In farm sub committee came up with a pro posal for an endorsement of cro control as a last resort So far had Gov John W Brick er of Ohio dropped in the pre convention determination of stat votes that speculation of the dele gates switched from the presiden cy to talk of vice presidentia prospects headed by Gov Ear Warren of California Gov Dwight Griswold of Ne braska it was announced wi place Governor Deweys name i nomination Wednesday morning Previously Griswold had bee mentioned for the vice presiden His designation to nominal said unconfirmedreports on th convention floor was part of piece of high stralegy thai wa discussed as shaping up like Ihi G r i E w o 1 d a midweslerne nominating Dewey an easterne peddled them on the street and in cafes When things were going badly for you in Vienna when yon were forced to live on short rations a man befriended you He loaned yon money and he shared his food and shelter with you He was a Jew Yon came to hate him too Yon turned your hatred on his race Yon were an ingrate of the vilest sort BECAUSE YOU FELT you were not appreciated by your own countrymen you decided to change your residence to Germany You didnt provide yourself with a passport but before this could bring embarrassment to you you enlisted in the world war on Ger manys side In that conflict you became a corporal Carrying mes sages was your principal job As a soldier you were neither as good as YOU say you were or as bad as your critics say you were During your time in service and in the years immediately after wards when you went about try ing to overcome your inferiority complex you played the lonewolf role You had no close friends be cause you didnt know how to be a friend More people laughed at you than praised you But in one particular yon had grown Yon had a greater capacity for hate than you demonstrated in cither your boyhood home or in Vienna At first you directed this hate at the French then at the Jews Youxe always stood in awe of the British as you do today You know they have some things you dont have and would like to have A LL THE WHILE that little brain of yours was working in de vious ways You wanted the world to think that you were more im portant than you are And you didnt care how you achieved your end You were willing to embrace just about any cause if it promised to promote your interests Your dislike of people ticularly common people had irrowii apace To yon people were something to be nsed not liked er respected You had no scruples Torn to Pact 2 A CONVENTION WARMUP Sen Joseph Ball R Minn top proposes that republican platform drafters eliminate from a tentative foreign plank a provision op posing formation ol a world state to enforce the peace Gov John W Bricker lower of Ohio addresses a crowd in grand ballroom of Stevens hotel in Chicago de claring that he would never consent to a superstate or international and Permanent Convention CHairmaii Joseph W Martin lower Massachusetts representative in the house warms to his convention duties asserting that Californias Gov Earl Warren will take the vice presidential nomination on the republican ticket if offered GOP to Wage Big Fight on Home Issues By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor C h i c a g a c h succeeding meeting of the foreign policy committee of the national repub lican convention here makes it the ii more certain that the presi dential cam paign this year will be fought out almost ex clusively on do mestic issues By unanimous vote this body under the chair manship of Sen ator Austin of Vermont has de cided to pre sent lo the con UALL vention a plank which will commit Ihe republican party to American collaboralion in a postwar international se curity organization In its main outline if not in the actual words the plank will be identical with the world collabo ration declaration which came out of the conferencex of republican leaders held in Mackinac Mich last summer This declaration called for American participation as a sov ereign nation in a worldwide Continued on Page 2 CAPTURE PART OF VITEBSK IN STREET FIGHTS Russians Shatter Nazi Line With Sweeping Gains on 250 Mile Front BULLETIN London Josef Stalin announced Monday that the red army had captured Vitebsk BULLETIN Moscow Red army men fighting their way through the streets of Vitebsk where 5 divi sions are encircled were reported Monday to have driven the Ger mans across the western Dvina river to the central part of the city The red flag was flying over part of Vitegsk on the east bank of the river soviet dispatches said and one of the main buildings in the city had been taken and turned over to the full committee The foreign trade subcommit tee headed by former Gov Alt M Landon Kansas the 1936 nominee suggested a 3point plank embracing 1 Reciprocal trade agree ments only when they are mu tually beneficial and receive congressional ratification 2 An adequate1 protective tariff 3 Maintenance ot ui inter national air transportation system privately owned and maintenance of adequate air bases abroad for national defense The agriculture subcommittees action indorsing modified crop control came as a surprise inas much as republicans have been sharply critical of the control pro grams of the Roosevelt adminis tration The subcommittee included this provision after American Farm Bureau federation leaders insisted that postwar farm programs would fail if there were no means of ad justing production surpluses develop when crop London IP Attacking with for Warren fa westerner as the possible vie presidential choice The forces of Gov John V Bricker continued their figh nonetheless It wont be decided until th roll call actually starts on th floor Wednesday the Bricki supporters said Gov D wight H Green of niino had the job of officially welcom ing delegates to the windy city in a speech that accused the Roose velt administration of political meddling with the armed forces in running the war Green declared that republicans would give the professional fight ing men a free hand Dewey is known to have made train reservations that will place him in Chicago in time for an acceptance speech Thursday Two huge gavels big as over size bung starters and weighing about 5 pounds apiece were pro vided National Chairman Harrison E Spangler by the Vermont dele gation Spangler of Iowa hammered one of them on he speakers stand at a m central war time 47 minutes late but minutes passed before the hubbub could be quiet ed sufficiently to do business Spangler spent the time conferring with associates on the platform Among notables on the platform was Will Hays oC the motion pic ture industry who was national party chairman in the Harding campaign of 1920 High overhead hung a huge picture ol Abraham Lincoln the partys first winner bnrely vis iblethrough a haze tobacco smoke Spangler took up pounding again Please be sealed ho shouted 3 Killed as Truck Collides Headon With Auto Near Lorimor Lorimor If Three persons were killed a half mile south of here Saturday afternoon when an ice cream truck which Coroner A S Beatty said swerved to avoid hitting a car ahead it collided headon with an automobile The victims passengers of the automobile were the Rev Fred crick Rohlfs 30 pastor of the his gavul Presbyterian church at Afton THOMAS E DEWEY Increases industriously belaboring the speakers stand Nobody appeared to pay any at tention At of getting everybody went ahead I now declare the republican convention of 1344 convened Slate after state topped by New York with 93 votes announced following caucuses the decision lo go for Dewey when balloting be gins on Wednesday Pennsylvania threw in its 70 Kansas 19 Massachusetts 30 ol its 35 California Monday pledged its 50 to Dewey for a clincher In all 17 more stale delegations planned to take a stand by night fall One was Chairman re cessed Sunday unagreed After mighty Pennsylvania an nounced support for Dewey re ports spread that Gov Bricker might be approached a sug gestion that he consider with drawing in advance He let it be known that he had no such intention saying It is a matter of principle with me I intend to continue on the samebasis as when I started And Sen Joseph Ball of Minne sota leading the campaign in be half of Lt Cmdr Harold E S fas sen declared theres been no change in our plans that Stas hens name will be placed before the convention regardless In 1940 Dewey also went in to the convention with the most delegates He polled his the 1st ballot Thereafter he dropped to 338 on the 2nd 315 on the 3rd 250 on the 4th and 57 on the 5th There were 1000 votes in 1940 Wendell L Willkie was 3rd on the 1st ballot with 105 while Sen Robert Taft of Ohio ran 2nd with Willkie received 998 on the 6th and final ballot with 2 delegates absent who was driving S R Vet Brown about 60 owner of the Brown Clothing company at Al ton and chairman of the board of trustees of the Union County hos pital in Creston and Mrs William Danielson Creston housewife Army Cancels Order for 499980 Yards of Red Tape Packing New York army has no use for red yards of it The army air forces materiel command has revealed the can celation of a contract for that much red tape with the Industrial Tape corporation of New Bruns wick N J after finding that olive drab tape is better suited for sealing shipments of planes against sea moisture The New Brunswick firm will make the new olive drab tape the army said Buy War Sayings Bonds and Stamps GlobeGazette carrier Iowa Woman Hit by Car Whose Driver Had Died Lake City if Mrs Grace Richardson 42 of Lake City was in a hospital here Monday suffer ing from injuries received Satur day night when she was struck by an automobile whose driver had died at the wheel a few min utes previously Coroner D C Carver reported that the driver Charles Zieger 62 Lake City died following a heart attack He was alone and the car struck Mrs Richardson as she was stepping into her car She suffered a skull fracture and lacerations DIES OF HEART ATTACK Des Moines Henry 78 the oldest employe in years of service at the county courthouse died Saturday afternoon following a heart attack He had served50 years as assistant clerk and clerk of the Polk county grand jury and for years also of the Polk County Grand Jury associa tion IOWANS READY TO BACK DEWEY But Delay Action Avoid Embarrassing Spangler BULLETIN Chicago delegates to the republican national conven tion voted unanimously Monday to cast their 23 votes for Governor Dewey as the partys presidential nominee They made the decision in a caucus called shortly after the first session of the national convention had recessed By W EARL HALL got just a trille mixed at Sunday nights caucus of the Iowa delegation to the na tional republican convention The meeting called to place the Hawkeye state in a front seat on the Thomas E Dewey bandwagon ended with a motion deferring the contemplated roll call until Mon day afternoon It wasnt that the Iowa dele gates werent almost unanimously back of the New York governor They were and are It was that such an action at this juncture would have brought embar rassment to Harrison E Spangler as national republican chairman The reasoning was that the Iowa party chief in bringing the gavel down on the convention and in troducing the temporary chair man Gov Earl Warren Califor nia should come out from a neu tral corner This course would not have been the case if the Iowa delegation which includes Mr Spangler had plumped for Dewey on Ihe previous night In the show of delegate prefer ences prior to the decision to de fer the formal poll all but 3 were revealed as favorable to the Dewey cause The postponing action is said to have had the approval of a topranking spokesman for the New Yorker The meeting lasted almost 2 hours and was behind closed doors in the Blackstone Iowa headquarters At midnight Sunday Gov B B Hickcnlooper said he had no knowledge of a report that he was being suggested in a report out of Washington to be under consid eration for the speech placing Mr Dewey in the nominalion It is believed however such an assign ment would not be displeasing to him Increasing doubts as to whether Gov Warren would accept vice presidential nomination if it was tendered to him was causing spec ulation in some quarters that2nd place on the ticket might fall to Gov Dwight Griswold of Ne braska known to share Gov Deweys views on major foreign and domestic issues Mounting friction between the Bricker and Dewey camps make the Ohioans choice for 2nd place unlikely and the fact that Illinois has 2 aspirants Gov Green and Rep Dirksen enhance the Ne braska governors availability shattering force on a 250mile front in one of historys greatest land offensives 4 powerful Rus sian armies drove westward through the broken German fatherlandline in White Russia Monday leaving behind an island of 45000 trapped enemy troops These were being cut to pieces in the battletorn streets of encircled Vitebsk As Russias vital role in the al lied Teheran master plan to crush Germany thisyear byfront German t broadcasts noted with alarm that a 5th red army had struck in the Ostrov A declaration promising return ing members of the armed forces a voice in the nations postwar foreign policies was reported un der consideration Regarded in some quarters as a bid lor the service vote the pro posal was offered as a part oC a peace plank which already has drawn open criticism but which appears likely lo win committee approval without material change 3RD OF CITY IS COMPLETELY IN ALLIES HANDS Germans From Last Refuge on Cape Are Shelling Big City Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force can troops have reached Cher bourgs vital docks and hold ol the city completely supreme headquarters announced Monday night but the Germans are shell ing the city from their final re fuge on the cape to the northwest While doughboys mopped up the last bitter fanatical nazi re sistance in street fighting British forces on the eastern lank in Normandy slashed more than 4 miles southeast of TillySur Seullcs in a sharp offensive en gulfing at least 3 towns American tanks and troops all the U S divisions that cracked Cherbourgs siege to the water front Frances 3rd largest port and headquarters announced that nore than 20000 prisoners have been taken since DDay 3400 snared at Cherbourg in 24 hours ending at 6 a m Monday German remnants were falling back on Cap de la Hague lo the northwest and nazi artillery there fired on Cherbourg to delay allied use of the great harbor German lines on the eastern sector 165 miles doomed Vitebsk northwest of That would make a 325mile front in the east exclusive of the 2 Russian armies now battering Finland And at least 4 other great soviet armies equipped in part with American weapons are poised on the Polish and Romanian waiting for the signal for a con certed push toward Berlin in con junction with allied armies in the west and south Rolling over roads strewn with dead Germans and wrecked equipment the Russians had thrown a broad belt of men and machines around the fortress city of Vitebsk and were threatening the strongholds of Orsha Mogi lev and Bobruisk to the south Moscow said more than 16000 Germans had been of them in the area south of Vi tebsk alone Hundreds of big guns trucks and other equipment also had been seized Machines in full working order were abandoned by the Germans whose flight was called a retreat in panic One entire company of the 56th nazi infantry division came over to the red army side said the soviet bulletin In a 3day This plank pledges American participation in an international organization which would set up peace forces to maintain secur ity Gov Walter Edge of New Jersey called this weaselworded and ambiguous but there was clear indication that most other prom inent republicans were satisfied it was the best they could do Senator Wallace White of Maine told a reporter he thought there was danger of going too far in efforts to pledge international peace cooperation But Senator Chaman Revercomb of West Virginia sided with Edge declaring that the foreign plank should be shorter simpler and more fundamental Sen Eugene D Millikin of Colorado however called it a damned good plank advance of more than 25 miles the Russians had freed 1630 towns and villages Their ultimate objective appeared to be a breakthrough to the Bal tic sea and German East Prussia IOWA MERCURY SOARS UPWARD 100 Reported at Onawa and Council Bluffs Des Moines highest temperalurc readings reported in the state so far this year were reached Sunday at Onawa and Council Bluffs where the mercury climbed to 100 degrees At Carroll a 99 degree reading was reported and at Des Moines 98 The weather bureau said Sun days high at most points in the state was 94 or above It was 94 in Mason City Sunday nights low was 65 at Burlington and Decorah Precipitation reports showed Dubuque 204 indies Iowa Cily 95 Sioux City 83 Kcokuk 70 Burlington 65 Marshalltown 52 Iowa Falls 16 Decorah 17 Davenporl 12 flank sagged under Ihe weight oE Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys by artillery and warship fire that seized Bretlevilletle 4 miles southeast of Tilly Sur Seulles Tessel Bret ville 2imiles southeast Tilly and Fontenay Lepresnel 2 miles east ol that fallen stronghold Tilly is 12 miles west of the main iiazi eastern bastion of Caen Doughboys battled to clean out the last nazis stillfighting in houses in the main sections of Cherbourg and other troops closed in on several pockets and villages behind the lines bypassed in the powerful advance The Germans still held Maupertus airfield east ot Cherbourg Powerful aid from the sea help ed the land crash into Cherbourg with 3 American battleships sup ported by It allied cruisers and destroyers shelling nazi positions after silencing German shore bat teries in fierce duels The sea barrage lasted 3 hours Sunday with some ships coming as close as 8000 yards from shore A dispatch from Associated Press Correspondent Don White head in Cherbourg said at a m Monday we cannot say Cher bourg is entirely ours although the backbone of enemy opposition had been broken Patrols pushing into the ccnlrnl part the city met small arms fire from a few snipers and small knots of resistance Whitehead reported The cleanup of the prize port came as the British on the eastern Normandy front smashed into nazi defenses between Caen and Tilly SurSeulles They seized Fontenay Lepresne Z miles east of Tilly and threatened Tessel and Bgette villc and 3 miles to the south cast Artillery one unit lo every B yards supported this sweeping as and 3 Rescued After Plane Falls in Lake Okoboji Arnolds Park oper ating a water taxi for the day at the beach south of here on Lake Okoboji Arnolds Park Mayor C L Ailchison rescued 3 men whose plane fell into the lake A loose propeller was reported to have caused the plane piloted by George Vanderburg of Sioux City a part owner of the airport north of the lake to fall Sunday after noon Truck Goes Off Road Iowa Youth Is Killed Waterloo IP Clarence Ire land 19 of Cedar Rapids Iowa was killed Sunday when the truck in which he was riding went oft the road on highway 20 10 miles cast of here Ireland was asleep in the truck which was loaded with empty beer cases Howard Pierson of Cedar Rapids and another man whose name was not learned were injured INJURIES ARE FATAL Oskaloosa Vandcr pol 28 of Taintor Iowa died at a hospital here Sunday from head and arm injuries suffered Satur day when he fell into a plow which was being pulled behind a truck NAZI FRISONER SINKS M o o r h e a d Minn UR An unidentified German prisoner of war drowned 7 miles from Moor head Sunday afternoon while swimming in a reservoir with a group of fellow prisoners The German soldiers are working on truck farms in the vicinity of I Moorhcad Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Near 100 degrees Monday afternoon Scattered thundershowers Monday night and Tuesday afternoon Not quite so hoi Tuesday afternoon Strong breeze Iowa Partly cloudy and con tinued very warm through Tuesday Scattered Ihunder shoxvcrs Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday not so warm south portion Tuesday scat tered thundershowers south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Si Minimum Sunday night 73 At 8 a m Monday 80 At p m Monday 91 Rain trace The reading of 94 Sunday was the highest recorded this year YEAR AGO Maximum 90 Minimum 65 Precipitation 08 sault by Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomerys tanks and troops Warships have joined in bom barding the Germans east Tilly a front dispatch said German Eboals were beaten off by allied destroyers in at tempted attacks Sunday night against invasion convoys off the eastern end ot Cherbourg penin sula and minesweepers in the Barlleuiarea cleared Ihe area around Ihe cape escorted by the U S destroyers Walke and For rest Supreme headquarters in Mon day mornings communique said fighting everywhere in the port of Cherbourg was extremely se vere but that the full liberation cannot be long delayed The doughboys were rooting out sui cide squads of Germans as they nearcd the end of a fierce 5day battle to free the great supply port Report Goering Is in Inner Nazi Defenses London France at Algiers said Monday Reichsmar shall Hermann Wilhelm Goering had been charged with the de fense of Germany proper by Adolf Hitler and that he already had set up headquarters in Ber lin Goering will direct the Todt organization which built Ger manys west and Atlantic walls the building of a new inner line of fortifications the broad I cast added   

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