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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                DEPARTMENT OF STORY AND NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME S UQIN AMcelatcd Press tad UoiUd Praa TuU wire MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THE NEWSPAFER THAT Ttob ftptr CotMrittg ol Two gkcilon MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE SI 1M4 nva CinU Copy U S GUTS RELATIONS WITH FINN British Push Drive to Encircle Base at Caen LARGE GERMAN FORCES FAIL IN FLANK ATTACK Reds Throw Pontoons Across Berezina River as Drive for Minsk Rolls Along Quickly Rommel Is Rushing Strategic Reserves to Front to Halt Allies Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force A Ad vance elements of 1 British col umns driving around Caen in op posite directions were within 1 miles of encircling the inlan French port Friday as the Gei mans threw large armored force against the Odon river brid head in unsuccessful flnnk at tacks From newlycaptured Marcclet Gen Sir Bernard L Montgom erys troops struck east toward Caen in a thrust that menaced one of the citys main airfields At last reports allied troops were only half a mile from this field Thus far the allies have taken only one important airfield in the bridgehead that at jYIaupertus near Cherbourg ALLIES PURSUE NAZIS NORTH IN ITALIAN DRIVE Pour Through Gaping Holes as Germans Again Make Headlong Flight Bv EDDY GILMORE Rome am French troops poured througl Moscow HPRed army units in force plunged Friday into the Holes in the German battl Berezina river northeast of Minsk while engineers of 2 soviet armies westernHaly anc naz In the American sector to the west Lt Gen Omar N Bradleys troops made a series of small at tacks southward toward the im portant road junction of St Lo in an effort to straighten their lines The doughboys also were beating down dwindling resistance on the Cap DeLa Hague atthe north western trpof the Cherbourgpen insula vVThe supreme command an nounced meanwhile that Com William Sullivan oneof the foremost salvage experts in theAmerican navyhas been put to work to bring Cherbourgs clocking facilities back back into operation In the drive to encircle Caen forward British elements fough in the Esquay sector southwest o the city and in the Troarn area to the east Advances totaling 1 miles would effect a junction Four main roads leading to Caen flow through this bottlc neck and it was considered likely that all were under some sort of artillery fire from the allied lines The navy announced that the British assault around Esquay on the s t i 11widening bridgehead across the Odon river some 5 miles southwest Caen was sup ported by the big guns of the British battleship Rodney Hying off the allied beaches to the north The Rodneys guns have a range of nearly 19 miles Marshal Erwin Rommel who is now reported rushing strategic reserves to Normandy from botl Germany and France tried to cut off the British Odon salient with i1 one heavy and 3 smaller counter 5 attacks but all were broken up i Little fighting was reported di i rectly north of Caen where for ward elements stand about two miles from the citys outskirts but to the northeast BritishTaid ers attacked Breville a mile east of the Orne river and three miles south of its mouth The Paris radio declared in a broadcast early Friday that Brit the port of Cabourg 4 miles be yond but there was no allied re port of operations that far to the eastward A British staff officer told As sociated Press War Correspondent Roger D Greene Thursday night that thft Germans were throwing all available armor into a flank attack against the British surge across the Orne river The Germans are committing every piece of armor they have in i this area trying to dent our lines but they definitely are not suc ceeding Greene quoted the of ficer The Germans arc rushing ma jor reinforcements up from the south Greene wrote adding German alarm was reflected sharplyby the fact that hitherto the enemy has only moved vehic les forward under cover of dark ness because of allied domination of the skies whereas Thursday German forces on the west bank nd from artillery positions west of the river but there were no indications that the retreatm tions All along a 50mile front ex tending inland from the Tyrrhen ian seacoast the Germans were UlULCtlLlUIlb Him i nKtn0 i nazis would be able to make a full retreat breaking off conta stand here Although the fishtine was completely at many points in hurried withdrawal toward the sharp the gateway to Minsk PteFlorenceRimim pea red open Great swarms of Slormoviks Yaks and medium borobers kept French columns captured almos up a roundtheclock aerial of a dozen key towns Wednesday a tensive against the withering j hammered out advances runni wehrmacht to about 9 miles The Russians said 71 nazi planes Simultaneously the British were downed in 24 hours I army cracked through strong e The biggest crossings were emy rear guard resistance west headed by staffs of Gen Ivan Lake Trasimeno capturing Cherniakovskys 3rd White Rus fortified towns of Castiglione Del sian army and Gen Ivan Bagram Lago and Montcpulciano and ians first Baltic army all vet fanned out to the north and north erans of quick crossings under west toward Arezzo and Siena MARSHAL STALIN RECEIVES AMERICAN BUSINESSMAN Marshal Josef Stain i rt A 1 flVPRI from lett presi 3rd from the Russian premier stands by Eric A Johnston it I 1 ITI T n P rtj11 1 A I G Kayenay Brownell Named Republican NYE BROADENS Chief to Lead Dewey Drive PRIMARY LEAD Tii tn T r11 ATnitr VnvU Invv UllWm fire As the ground forces swung into or the first time nazi transport vas on the move in broad day Southwest of Minsk the first their general advance allied war White Russian army of the newly1 planes heavily attacked the nazi made Marshal Konstantin K Rosupply and communications lines kossovsky was moving rapidly toin the north The air assault cen ard Minsk cracking an importtered on the railway line south More than 100 of these enemy were shot up by allied rarpianes during the day Greene said both flanks of the Britistv corridor across theiOjne now are stoutlyx secure butthe ant outer defense line of the city FoHi where allied raiders smash fiehters leaving tnc bulk of a bS shipment of river hem opened a the GomelMIwsk highway Col bout 500 motor vehicles gaso supphes and numerous tanks enroute to the front Chicago Brownell Jr 40 year old New York law yer was unanimously elected chairman of the republican nationl AL0 J Stamriaiiari Kv committee Friday to direct the presidential campaign of Gov Ahead Ol OtamDaUgn Dy MOVE FOLLOWS NEW MILITARY ACTS OF NAZIS American Note Decbres Operations in Finland Vital in War Outcome Washington IP The United tales finally broke relations vith Finland Friday declaring hat Scandinavian country to be a puppet ot nazi Germany After weathering many diplo matic crises during the 3 years in vhich Finland and Russia have been at war this government hrough the state department nade the break at approximately 10 a m central war time A state department official at that hour handed to the Finnish charge daffaires Alexander Thes remaininr Helsinki rep resentative passport and a note from Secretary Hull giv ing the reasons for the break Hull stated that the recent in tiltration of German troops into Finland with the consent oE the Finnish government and German infiltration into the councils the Finnish government deprived Finland of liberty ot action and reduced the government ot the republic of Finland to the condi tion of a puppet of nazi Germany Tlic break marks the end ol many efforts over a periodof more than 2 years by the United Claim Fight for Hangyang Near Climax E Dewey Prior to the election Dewey I addressed the committee infor mally and declared the republican I party would remain united despite what he called decisive efforts breakwater n OAV are in allied to the hands The last gave up when north which allEady has Marauder bombers swooped in at cevered the citys northern rail less than 6000 feet and cloaked d one to the EOuth toward it with high explosives The Ger assumed for the mans began waving white Bags Germans a moie serious import as the smoke cleared away ance A naval announcement said de The northernmost swing cut stroyers and light coastal forces beneath poiotsk and reached po 10 railes frorn this 893 in North Dakota ard Aug 1 may be necessaryto i determine the republican nominee I1 prescnt natlon for u S senator in North Dakota I In one of the closest races in this state in years the incumbent al administration Germans are showing their fci such as I Evrecy to Bougy seen in this war 3 tocomofaves All forts along the Cherbourg red armys 2sided out American a r m o r e d columns pushing up the west coast high way paced the swift 5th army advance They drove forward 9 miles Thursday to within 1500 yards of Cecina against only feeble while other American units captured Bibbina 5 miles inland Farther inland Americantanks and infantrymen advanced north vard over roads that had been mined heavily by the fleeing Ger mans and piled high with wreck age Houses were blasted across he roads and in some sectors en ire hamlets had been blown into rubble in an effort to slow the American pursuit Castemuovo on the Follonica Volterra highway was taken by the U S columns alone with Monteverdi 5 miles northeast of Sassetta and Radicondoli S miles northeast of Castelnuovo French forces on the American States government to make peace between Finland and Russia Hulls note reflected the long nnd persistent attitude of friend hip on the part of the United Slates toward Finland saying that notwithstanding the esteem in which the American people have held the people of Finland fur ther relations between the gov ernment of the United States and man divisions off The islands have wS hMiPvPri rut Povtant communications center were believed cut another group got to points v 11 miles from the railway con uns capable necting Riga with Whitc Russia of shooting up to 40000 yards They could shell the Cherbourg peninsula but could do no great way for the Germans to observe the fire The aces of some 37000 Ger Bacramians troops in this up per corner of White Russia are but 81 miles from the border of the Lithuanian republic 48 mites from the Latvian republic and the capital of of 1 main roads leading into Minsk Red Stars Maj Peter Troyan Associated Press war corres fid he Saw487 t pondent Don Whitehead with the nazi automobiles on the Bobruisk American army Thursday night Minsk road and was told that quoted a staff officer as saying hundreds of Germans lay beneath had The German dead and captured man ySlththose frorn 20 to 28 soared toward the 000 mark who normally would form the backbone of any great fighting force Most of the Germans taken by the Americans were less than 20 or more than 30 years old Associated Press War Editor Tokyo radio Friday pictured the flaming battle Hengyang as at its climax and claimed that another important Chinese city near the China coast had been overpow ered in a hitherto unmentioned campaign The China campaign with HE dire threat to allied air plans moved to a showdown while the American investment of northern island settled into a slow bitter struggle in rugged terrain American marines and infantry soldiers surged northward of Mt Tapotchau at the islands center and cautiously probed through wrecked Garapan Saipans capi tal city The Japanese radio said Lishui Chuchow in Chefciane province which fronts on the East China sea had been reduced June 26 Lishui some 400 miles north east of Hengyang is but 60 miles from the coast and has been men tioned by the Japanese as the site o 69J votes over I Lynn U Stambaugh Fargo at tion of Rep Joseph W Martin Jr d f national com nf KJTmp t c 1 he Qerald p UfaFriday i A of Massachusetts mander of the American Legion for the last a days in White Rus sia Describing the scene where the Russians mopped up 5 divisions killing upward of 16000 and cap luring 18000 southeast of Bo bruisk one soviet correspondent said Only eyewitnesses can have Buy War Savings Bonds and an idea of the magnitude of this Stamps from your GlobeGazette defeat It looks as if a tornado has passed over these fields of dead The new chairman has been as in complete sociated with Dewey in politics turns from Tuesdays primary for 14 years A native of Peru scattered precincts o Nebr he was graduated with Sfnly high honors from the University of Nebraska and Yale law school were missing Fr Stambaugh 36 Usher L Bru now The note which svas delivered to Tehsleff by George T Sum merlin special assistant to tary of State Hull also empha sized that the military operations of Finland have a direct bearing on the success of the allied effort defeat Germany The note opened with a quola uruwuwt the choice of Thursday night Nye heloV a lead Von Hibbentrop had been m Hel Governor Dewey and had the inof only 339 votes over Stambaugh fc d had given a5surance of dorsement also of Gov John W with 94 precincts missing HowLU aid to Finland and Brickeiof OhioDeweys running ever additional reports and dis complete agreement had 1 covery of a transmission error in b betv een the Finnish figures from Morton government and the Gertnan gov The Finnish government mate Eiainhen f IllinoisMrs Horace A Sayre Absentee voters ballots includ Hlflrs note ha thus L i ivinv rjav n I 41u U a I Oklahoma and Mrs Katharine ing those right flank swept through similar ly feeble enemy resistance on the approaches to Siena Frosini and Poggio Siena Vec chia the latter 10 miles southwest of Siena were captured while other French units moved up to within 7miles of the key junction atan undisclosed point JFtZ MlSV t U rlldllUllI d tlllU I K Brown of Ohio Reelected vice part m finally determining the now entered a hard and fast MiB hairman wasEzra RWhitla of senatorial nominee Just howltary partnership with nazi Ger many soldiers ballots would be irrevocable throughout the volved was not known and under war fm tne purpose ol fichUns A the state laws county auditors h ot the United Stales In ilT T1tt tVtalV I of an American airbase The broadcast said it was an import ant base for the Chinese also Coupled with Thursdays dis closure the 14th U S airforce base at Hengyang had been cap tured the Lishui claim revealec more of Japans great haste to 3 Army Flyers Who Were Marooned on Plateau Hiking Back Grand Canyon Ariz OR A trio of army flyers marooned for 10 days on milesquare Tonto plateau between the sheer wall of the Grand Canyon and the rushing Colorado river were hik ing back to civilization Friday over a tortuous trail up the cliff A walkietalkie radio report from the rescue party said allS werein good condition except for one sprained ankle and a sprained toe suffered in parachute landr ings from va disabled bomberJ The report did not say wheth er the injured man was 2nd Lt Charles Goldbloom Pittsburgh Pa Flight Officer Maurice J Cruickshank Lawrence Mass or Cpl Roy W Embanks Kali spell Mont They were last sightedin the twilight Thursday night crawl ing up the face of the cliff 3200 feet below Point Sublime They were being led out t Laws veteran mountaineer Prof A A Macrae Wilmington east bank of the Arbia a 6mile advance fro cimo and captured nearby Pam pana and Muiio On the 8th army front the Ger mans were putting up stiffer re sistance but official reports indi cated the British had cracked the line around Lake Trasimeno from Castiglione Del Lago to Umbtrtide on which thenazis had planned to make their stand Claire Gen previouslyhas revealed the existence ofallie bases in the sector east pi th HankowCanton 6 w n which the Japanese are now driv HEAYY FIGHTING AT show direction of British drives and Gemap counterattacks in the Caen sec tor of the allied front in Normandy Dela who has explored length of the canyon One previous rescue party turned back inan attempt bue of tneplateau the Other national committee offi included 3 new vice VOLCi Schroeder a ii may play a atolitted to the world ttottita daho Harold W Mason of Vermont vas reelected secretary and Jooett Ross Todd of Kentucky was named treasurer to succeed Sinclair Weeks of Massachusetts Governor Dewey pledged the party to a gigantic effort in this ampaign toward saving of the republic and the winning of the have until July 17 to certify their I 1Uance wlth the enemies rt the including absentees to Bricker Greeted With Torchlight Parade on Return to Columbus Columbus Onto John VBricker came home from the epublican national convention Thursday night to the most umiiltuous welcome of his long wlitical career An oldfashioned torchlight parade and political rally greeted he GOP vice presidential nom nee here and later virtually every resident of nearby Mount Sterling turned out for a celebra tion at his birthplace there During the rally in the state house square Bricker promised to work unstintingly to preserve this beloved land of ours the fin est God eve createdand to help her take he j place of leadership among the nations ofthe world and to help build peace and good will The governor expressed grati tude to thejhomefplk for their support in the past and said he was counting on their aid in the future A Never I needed your help and your prayers as they arc heeded now he asserted uig Tokyo said the Lishui driv started June 10and is continuin In the first 16days it added 359 Chinese werekilled Americans digging out enemy troops on Saipan overxyhelmed a pocket of Nips cornered on Na futan peninsula far behind the main flghtingline bisectingthe island The air farces orAdm Nimitz and Gen Mac Arthur applied their combined weicht hi neatraliiing attacks on Tap Irakand Paean bland the Utter suffering a blew knockinc ont its airbase Paxan is in the Marianas with Saipan Enemy broadcasts said Japa nese planes attacked U S fleet units neervGuam Tinian and Rota islands close to other broadcast told ofa 170 plane American raid on and Rota Thursday MacArthurs bombers kept up the pounding of remainingJapa nese bases on and near New Guinea wrecking 20 barges at Wewak Chinese troops captured Mienr 64 miles from the allied forces besieging Myitkyina in North Burma The Chinese vwere striving to clear the Japanese Coogan Veteran of Burma Campaign Is Hollywood Addressing the national com n the primary mittee Dewey told members they could expect in the months to come to find all of thebusy propaganda agencies ofv the na tional government directing iheir efforts toward the divisionof our party You may be said that they arerexpertsindivisioh have been creating theim pression of a dividedAmericar people a good But they are not going to succeed in dividing us The presidential praised the work of former Chair man Spangler Dewey who had spent most of the inonunfc conferring with par ty leaders was riven anovation when he went beforethe national committee in an open session shortly before noon He told committee members most of whom he had conferred with in groups or separatelylhat he had never seensuch an atti tude of unanimity friendship and confidence the results in a party in a national election be states This action was without vassing board meets 30 days after recoursc o the establisned aemb election cratic procedure Finland and The democratic candidate for 1 responsibility for the consequen senator in November will be Gov I ces must rest solely on the Fin Ijohn Moses who was unopposed I government This is legarded in diplomatic quarters as probably the last dip lomatic break that the United States will make as a result of the international stresses of W Despite the fact that Sinland had been at war with Russia since v June 2D 1941 and with Britain since Dec 6 1941 the CooUnited States had roamtaioedjo r latmns through several crises wun tQugnenca veteran of the Burma campaign presiaent Roosevelt wasback home Friday on fur had hoped that friendly attitude lough visiting hismother like any on the part of this country might GI Joe Coogan assisted inload get the Finns to make peace ing Ghurka fighters into a glid Virtually all hope of this was e landing thenybehhid Jap lines abandoned here however after and building a 2000fpot airstrip the present Russian drive into right under theenemys nose He Finland got underway and on will leave July duty at Stout u Field Indlaijapbus fore In praising Spangler i said he was sure nonMftrevw worked longer hours and more earnestly than had the national chairman The nominee pointed U the Mackinac island of party as largely achievement from Burma road strongholds standing betweenMyitkyina and China The Myitkyina siegemoved slowly on Strong ai r s up port hel pea the British mopping up the remnants of Japans illfated invasion of northeastern India MTJST FILE EXEMPTION DCS is the final day for Veteransof vious wars to property tax exemption1 where the veteran has acquired property now subject to exemption Ben H Hall director pf the property tax division of the state tax com mission announced Thursday JAfeather Report FORECAST Muon City Fair Friday night Saturday increasing clpudincss atid slowly rising Iowa Fair cloudy Saturday and Sunday Widely scattered7 ers westportion Saturday after noon and most of state Sunday Warmer Saturday Minnesota FairFriday night anc SaturdayWarmer north centra portion Fridar night and jouth east portion Saturday CITY une 16 the Finnish Minuter jalmar J Procope 3 of his ounselors were their assports because of activities on icir part inimical to interests of ic United States These activities were not med by this government On June 21 Procope and 2 of he counselors T O nd Risto Solanko left on to return to Finland but the 3rd counselor Urho Toivoto mained in this country It was an nounced that Toivolas wife was GlobeGazette weather statistics Thursday 76 Thursday night 48 At 8 a rn Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 62 65 42 seriously ill Mrs Procope also remained here with her children became she is expecting another chfld shortly Tfce vmter ot Procove CUM War contrr to by I v news cooler Subsequently at a ence President Roooeveit asked about this coincidencfe developments His comment waa   

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