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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 28, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS a 4 I A VOUL Press United Press Full Leased wires MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 28 1944 This Paper Consists of Two One NO TXt Dewey Has Proved Self in Every Task By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor C h i c a E Philadelphia 4 years ago Thomas E Dewey came in with the greatest block of pledged delegates but a ground swell for Wendell Willkie washed that support overboard Here the situation has been wholly differ ent Backing for Ohio Gov John Bricker the only avowed candi date on the ground started as a mild ripple and became something even less than that The young New York gover nors strength has bottomed on something quite different f r dn the Willkie following four years ago Willkie was pictured as the strong magnetic personality to which all but the most rugged must succumb in a single meetin It was said that the former Hoo sier could meet Roosevelt at hi own game and best him That isnt the buildup for Tom Dewey Not at alL Nobody i referring to him as a glamor boy To the contrary there is read concession by even those closest I him that he is short on halefel lowwellmet qualities But what they do say in a spirit of high praise is that he has proved himself equal to every as signment that ever came his way They recall the physical and moral courage exhibited by him when as prosecuting attorney he smashed New Yorks gangsters and racketeers Two principal objections were raised against Dewey in 1940 One was that he was too young the other that he hadnt proved his executive abilities Now his backers are pointingto his 4 extra years of maturity and a record of accomplishment as New York chief executive not ap proached in contemporary times and never surpassed in the Em pire slates entire political history Tom Dewey hasnt a single baQ appointment on his record in his two years at Albany theyll tell you And the reason for this theyll add is that nobody is ever i appointed without the fullest in vestigation as to qualifications In Tom Deweys concept of government one of them told me there is no place for the party hack His practice has been to seek out those who have been successful in private businessand induce them to assume poistiohs of responsibility in state govern ment The mere fact that a loyal republican needs ajob is never a sufficient reason in his view for GOP PICKS DEWEY AND BRICKER BIG BATTLE OF ARMOR WAGED IN CAEN SECTOR Estimated 30000 Prisoners Taken on Cherbourg Peninsula By WES GALLAGHER Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force tanks shattering through nazi de fenses into open terrain only 4 miles southwest of Caen locked with the Germans Wednesday in the greatest armored battle of the invasion as supreme head quarters estimated at 30000 to 40000 the total of prisoners on Cherbourg peninsula Smashing open the backdoor to Norinandy strong hold 120 miles from ish tank columns burst the Ger mans Odon river line and giving him trough one at the public Such a philosophy on the face of it wouldnt make for Dewey popularity among party leaders who regard politics as a business opportunity And indeed it hasnt east The only critical note you hear against him from New Yorkers here is that at timesas they put it he hasnt been quite ardent enough as a party man All in all Deweys support in this convention is pretty much on a coldturkey basis Its almost wholly without emotional quality Nobody is for him on the theory that some day he is going into the white house and get slapped on the back Tom Dewey just isnt that sort of person The reasoning is that hewould make a good president in a trying period of history as concededly he has made a good prosecutor and Rovernor There is an as sumption that his qualities of courage and stability have caught the nations imagination and will continue to do so in growing meas plunged i miles beyond American troops meanwhile battle at the foot of Cap de la Hague jutting northwest of Cher bourg where the nazis were mak ing a last stand They mopped up in the port and subdued resistance at Maupertus airfield to the east Perhaps 10000 prisoners have been captured in other sectors Normandy bringing to 4000050 000 the total allied bag Headquarters disclosed that Lt Gen Miles C Dempsey 47 com mander the veteran 13th corps of the 8th army in Africa Sicily and Italy was leading the British 2nd army in France The huge tank battle near Caen may decide the fate of a large part of the Germans 15th and 17th armies The Germans have thrown 4 armored divisions into this area Carving down southwest of Caen in an outflanking drive Gen Sir Montgomerys steel fist tore a breach 6 miles wide in nazi defenses but the peninsular base road from Caen poured over the Odon river and battered Z miles deeper to a point northeast of Esquay This deep penetration sliced the Dewey Takes Plane to Chicago Will Make Acceptance at 9 pm Chicago Stadium 1944 republican ticket headed y Gov Thomas E Dewey for president with Gov John W Jricker of Ohio as his runningmate was nominated in a vhirlwind session Wednesday by a national convention that gave Dewey all its votes one and made it unanimous or Bricker D e w e y immediately ar to fly here from Al bany and appear betoie the convention to deliver his speech of acceptance at 9 p nr central war time The nominating session recessed at until 8 p m CWT Thus Dewey 42 year old gang buster governor of New York be came the republican partys 1944 man of destiny in a dramatic chal lenge to Franklin D Roosevelts imminent candidacy for a 4th term Vote 1056 to 1 THOMAS E DEWEY GOV JOHN W BRICKER road from Caen to Evrecy and threatened the remaining Ger manheld highways feeding into Caen from the south and south Reds Declare Nazis in White Russia Routed MASSED PLANE FORCES TANKS PRESS PURSUIT British armor can move swiftly across the open rolling plains be low Caen and the Germans must block this thrust orface the threat of having large forces encircled Swift stabbing armored drives are an old story to Montgomerys desert veterans and one of Brit ains most famous tank generals is directing the operations Violent fighting also broke out a few miles north of Caen with British troops pinning down Ger man defense forces while tanks swept in from behind Allied planes hovered over the tank battle and lashed at nazi re serves Twentyfive German tanks were knocked out in Tues days fighting and Wednesdays battle was on a much larger scale Planes shot np 27 troopcarry ing Road to Minsk Lies Open Russians Report as 4 Armies Press On Whether this is a correct as sumption of course remains to be ing the others seenBut at the moment Tom Dewey is the republican partys mail of the hour And there is no runnerup for that designation There isnt much to be said about early sessions of the con vention It was one of those things that one can follow from the printed program with every item running off according to schedule The setting in the Chicago sta dium was the same in all partic ulars as it was 4 years ago when Franklin Roosevelt won his third term nomination indeed the same as it was 12 years ago when both F D R and Hoover were placed in nomination My press gallery seat is right beneath the speakers platform with numerous notables ot public life press and radio seated all about me One of my near neigh bors is Clarence Buddington Kel land of fiction fame Memories came back to me dur ing the opening sessions Monday of my stimulating contacts with the late Will Rogers a do7en years ago when it was my good fortune to draw a seat alongside his I even remember the Kansas City woman who reached up from the delegate floor to shake my hand She said she had always wanted to shake hands with the great Will it vas a case of mis taken identity The most amazing phenomenon Ive witnessed since my arrival here Saturday morning was a meeting conducted Sunday after noon in a ball room at the Stevens by the famed rabblerousing evan gelist Gerald L K Smith I had always thought of him as a bad actor since his days with Huey Long of Louisana But I Continued on Page 2 vehicles rushing about 800 Ger man reinforcements to a weak spot destroying 12 and damag BULLETIN London guarding the approaches to the While Rus sian capital of Minsk has been captured by the onrushng red armies Stalin announced Wed nesday night in a special order of the day Moscow front dis patches Wednesday proclaimed a German rout in White Russia and said the road to Minsk lies open to 4 red armies pounding west ward on the heels of the fleeing nazis at an unprecedented clip The Moscow radio quoted the famous soviet writer Ilya Ehren burg as saying that the objective of the present offensive is Berlin ic broaclcast added that the iet ultlmatumbetween il and 12 oclock Tuesday Already well astride all high ways and railways converging on Minsk from the east the most powerful Russian armies ever sent into action on a single nar row front were rolling up the enemys pillboxes and other de fenses with unprecedented speed only 74 miles northeast and 76 miles southeast ol Minsk The southern column also drove across the Berezina river only natural obstacle before Minsk on a broad front in an ad vance that held an ultimate threat of outflanking the White Russian capital which is one the main enemy strongholds on the north central invasion route to Warsaw and Berlin British infantrymen alone have advanced more than 10000 yards six Mont gomery began his whiplash of fensive Monday The punch won Tourville along the crosspenin sular road from Caen then thrust on northeast of Esquay about six miles southwest of Caen and mid way between the Odon and Orne rivers The operation is very success ful and we hold a very strong corridor across the Odon a staff officer in the field told Associated Press War Correspondent Roger Greene Vichy radio declared Mont gomery was using 100000 troops and two armored divisions in this allout assault The German high command acknowledged a pene tration in one area in this sec tor but said other blows were thwarted Americans in Cherbourg cap tured a second German general the deputy commander of Cher bourg MajGen Robert Stattler Tuesday when they stormed thi arsenal in the port city one o the last centers of nazi resistance Americans continued their mop up job capturing an arsenal whic had been holding out and attack ing Germanheld Maupertus air field to the east of Cherbourg an remnants of Germans trapped a Cap de la Hague Allied forces made progress i cleaning out enemy remnant hemmed in on the horns of th peninsula said communique 45 issued at 11 a m Wednesday Buy War Savings Bonds Stamps from your GfobeGazelle carrier boy If forced to yield Minsk the Germans may have to fall back another 200 miles to the south west to Brest Lilovsk on the Buff river 115 miles east of Warsaw before making another stand The Germans socalled Fath erland Line in White Russia lit erally melted away as the 4 sovie armies struck westward with up wards of 1000000 men and him dreds of tanks and planes Vi tebsk Zhlobin and Orsha alread have been captured and Mogile and encircled Bobruisk its las strongholds wore expected to fa Willkie Tries o Send Dewey Congratulations New York Wendell Will vie attempted to telegraph a con valulutory message to Gov homas EDewey Wednesday but vas blocked by wartime restric ions Willkie said the Western Union Telegraph company with whom ie filed the message informed lim they could not accept it Willkie filed the message short y after Gov Deweys name was placed in nomination for presi dent at the republican national convention at Chicago Addressed to New York states chief executive at Albany the telegram read Hearty congratulations to you on jour nomination You have one of the great opportunities of his tory Except for the telegram there was no other indication how the 1940 republican presidential can didate who quit the race for a second nomination after being de feated in the Wisconsin primary viewed the nomination or what part he might play in the forth coming campaign CASUALTIES OF ALLIES 40549 Figure Is for June 6 to 20 in Normandy Allied Supreme Headqua j London casualties in the first 2 weeks of the invasion totaled 40549 killed wounded and missing including 24102 Ameri cans it was announced Wednes day The casualties covered Hie pe riod June G through 20 and did Gov Thomas E Dewey was nominated the republicaft candi date for president Wednesday by a vote of 105C lo 1 and the partys national convention immediately began the formalities of namin Gov John W Bricker ot Ohio his running mate A lone delegate from Wisconsin Grant Rittcr 55 year old farmer of Beloit cast his vote for Gen Douglas A MacArthur explain lag Hes still my candidate W didnt get an opportunity to prc sent him A committee hurried to tele phone Governor Dewey at Alban where he awaited formal notifi cation before going ahead wit plans to rush here for his speec of nigli if weather does not interfere with a trip by plane At the same time Rep Joseph Martin of Massachusetts con vention chairman dispatched the following telegram to Dewey May I in behalf of this great republican convention advise you of your nomination as president Heartiest congratulations seph W Martin of Massachusetts announced 1 now introduce Senator Ball of Minnesota Ball led the cam paign in behalf ofLI Commander Harold E Stassen IOLpresident He said Ours has been a clean fight We are proud of Commander Stas sen As long as there was the slight est chance of Stassens nomina tion we were determined to pre cnt his name to this convention Governor Brickers eloquent state ment has eliminated any chance sit existed Minnesotas delet ion has therefore decided not to present Stassens name io this onvention Rep Everett M Dirksen of Illi nois another favorite son fol owed Senator Ball and pledged lis support to Dewey Here and now I want to offer ivy hands and my heart my sup jort and my energy to what I be ieve is a great winning ticket in his decisive year of 1944 Gov Thomas E Dewey of New York and Gov John W Bricker of Ohio Dirksen said Gov Leverett Salionstall oC Massachusetts next seconded D e w e ys nomination declaring Dewey is proving himself daily as governor of our largest state Rep Leonard W Hall of New York in another seconding speech predicted the next congress will be next president must be a republican t not include those suffered in the final assault on Cherbourg The casualties comprised U S Britain Canada 3082 1842 3G3 13121 8599 1359 7959 3131 1093 Totals 5287 23079 12183 lortcst way to the west is through hite Russia and that the red my is chewing up the powerful erman defenses by virtue of icer Violent street fighting raged in ncircled Bobruisk and bypassed logilev bastions of the pulver ed German defense line and the all of both was reported im linent The Germans were reported in isorderly retreat along a 300 lile front hammered mercilessly y pursuing soviet mobiles forces nd massed Prussian air squadrons upporting the great offensive vith one ot Hie most imposing Derations of the war by the red ir force Since the collapse of the nazis fatherland line7 the swift Rus ian striking forces had advanced ipwiird of 80 miles in various ectors in a converging push lo ivard Minsk historic fortress city commanding the westward course o Warsaw and Berlin Field dispatches reported that the slaughter of overhauled and encircled German troops was proceeding at a rale unrivaled throughout the war in Russia Thirty thousandTiazis were killed or captured in the Vitebsk pocket Another 5 divisions perhaps 50 000 men were trapped in the Bo bruisk area Big groups of Germans by passed in the whirlwind advance of the Soviets were isolated in many sectors and front reports said hey were surrendering in wholesale lots along the entire White Russian front The enemy positions became hopeless after the loss of the only air field outside Vitebsk The last men finally accepted a sov momentarily Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy INJURIES ARE FATAL McGregor Harvey Schriver 38 farmer died in a Chicago hospital Tuesday from injuries received last Friday in a haying accident on his farm Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cooler Wed nesday night and Thursday Iowa Partly cloudy and much cooler Wednesday night Thurs day fair Minnesota Fair and continued cool Wednesday night and Thursday Strong winds north portion gradually diminishing IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 88 Minimum Tuesday night 58 At 8 a m Wednesday 68 Rain trace YEAR AGO Maximum 94 Minimum 62 Precipitation 136 know you will make a winning president Even before the roll call short ly after Deweys name was placed in nomination by Gov Dwight Griswold of Nebraska Wendell L Willkie the 1940 nominee whose possible attitude toward a Dewey candidacy was a subject of con jecture sent Dewey his congrat ulations from New York A bul letin over the Associated Press wire at the platform brought word of the gesture Bricker Speaks Governor Bricker playing the key role in a harmony move that developed overnight announced his own withdrawal as a presi dential candidate as soon as Dew eys name was placed in nomina tion In a dramatic convention ap pearance to tremendous applause at the termination of a rousing demonstration which greeted the nominating speech for Dewey the all Ohioan strode to the speak ers stand looked steadily fiver the vast reaches of the tccmingr convention hall and said I am deeply grateful to the nany friends which have ex pressed their loyalty lo me but ar more important than that to he cause for which 1 have tried o stand I am personally more interest ed and this comes from the depths of my heart this morning jersonally I am more interested n defeating the new deal phi Reached Agreement Gov Edward Martin of Pennsyl vania announced that he had re ceived assurance of the Ohioans willingness to assept 2ndplace and from state after state came pledges of support for the DcweyBricker team Previously Bricker the only candidate for the republican presi dential nomination who conducted an active campaign had shown no interest in the vice presidential nomination and had said he did not expect it to be offered to him But Tuesday midnight after Gov Earl Warren of California had announced he would not ac cept any nomination Dewey headquarters moved swiftly to ward Bricker J Russell Sprague New York national committee man called a news conference at which lie praised Bricker warmly He made it clear the Dewey camp formerly favorable to Warren had turned to Bricker Indications were at the hour of convening the morning conven tion session that the sweltering out in large numbers despite nearrecord heat push through the presi DRAFTED FARM agricultural sub committee prepared the farm plank for the republican platform Top row left to right Congressman Phillips of California Allen Walker of California Mr Vitousek of Hawaii Rep Clifford Hope of Kansas and Rep August Andresen of Minnesota Below Royena Hornbeck of Michigan Governor Hick enlooper of Iowa and Mrs J C McKinney of Kansas City farm editor of the Emporia Kans Gazette osophy of absolutism which is threatening Americans today am more interested in defeating that than I am ever of beini president of these United States I understood as you do that it is the overwhelming desire of this convention to nominate a great vigorous fighting youngAmericai noble the dramatic and the appealing governorof the grea stale of New York Thomas E Dewey What a magnificent job he Dewey has done as governor lie understands not only do mestic issues but Jheir involve ment in international issues Th relationships of the world tomor row are going to be more try in than ever before Tom Dewey will become th gallant leader of the republics hosts which tree America and re turn America to the republican democracy next January Bricker thanked the Ohio dele gation for its support saying I am asking them not to pre sent my name to this convention but to cast their vole along with the host ot friends which I have here for Thomas E Dewey for president of the United States Others Withdraw No soon had Bricker turned from the platform than Chairman Jo dential nomination of Governor Dewey and follow with the sec ond place selection of Go v Bricker before nightfall Talk of a possible dark horse ice presidential choice virtually isappearcd as what was clearly n organized movement for Sricker spread from state to state Bricker withheld a statement or the time being but delegates of one state after ni with at his Stevens hotel suite to pledge sup port for the vice presidency New York Committeeman Sprague said arrangements had jeen made for Dewey lo appeal before the convention at 9 p m Wednesday night Dewey will leave New York by plane VVed nesday as soon as he is notified ay telephone of his nomination Martin introduced Naval Lt D D Brinckcrhoff of Larchmont N Y muchdecorated hero of the Pacific fleet who told the con vention The fact that our electoral sys tem is functioning as smoothly as before is reassuring to us It means that the things we are fighting for are not being given away in our absence Begin Roll CaU Alabama first state on the call for nominations yielded to Ne braska whose Governor Griswold had been named to place Deweys name in nomination Nebraska in turn yielded to state after slate passed on the roll call to move toward swift approval of Dewey then Bricker When Minnesota was called however a voice rang out from the delegation Minnesota has a candidate The Minncsoians were sticking o their decision to place in nom ination the name of their former governor Stassen When Ohio was reached on the   

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