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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP TOSY Arid ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Associated Press and United Press Full Leued Wins Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 17 1944 Paper of Two One NO AMERICANS 32 MILES FROM PARIS Smash 30 Miles Deep Into South France NAZIS DECLARE ALLIED TROOPS ARE IN CANNES Invasion Forces Drive Near Toulon Base More Forces Are Sent Ashore Rome Allied troops have punched out a solid front 50 miles broad and about 30 miles deep along the coast of southern France Maj Gen Alexander M Patchs 7th army headquarters announced Thursday On the west the invasion forces drove within 10 miles of the his toric old fortified naval base of Toulon On the east they were within 10 miles of the picturesque resort of Cannes The invaders spearheaded by 3 veteran Ameri can divisions and supported by heavily armored French forces had seized an area of approxi mately 500 square miles The German communique said the allies already had penetrated Germany Japan Must Be Entirely Occupied by Allies F R Says By MERRIAM SMITH Washington UP President Roosevelt returned to the white Thursday after This he said is not just the Monroe doctrine but common president followed hi Bremerton theme too in sayin nn i Pfw remeron 15000 mile trip to Pacific war h u was necessity that th areas more firmly deteimmed war was our major re than ever before that Japan and sibilit and that we were a Germany must not be allowed to P dealystronger in the Pacific quit the war until the allies have of JL allies uch as COMPLETELY OCCUPIED their homelands Zealand He made this his explanation of why After a trip that took him nio decisions on Pacific strategy 21 states where he con AngloAmerican com h his to Pacific com TAKE ORLEANS AND CHARTRES IN QUICK DRIVE Allied Big Guns Are Heard in Capital Cut Main Lines to S W BULLETIN London AP propaganda agency broadcast I German broadcast Wed Nazis Report Paris Front Line City London is now a front line city and the thunder of approaching American guns can be heard in the city The German radio said at 4 p m Thursday The German report pictured the French capital as a city of chaos without food transportation or po lice The gendarmes were said to be striking The churches are overcrowded and special prayers are being said at Notre Dame snid a Transocean he first time the interI nCStlaV night said fighting had reached St Arnoult ferred with his top Pacific com and the Aleutian is lands the president came home with an admittedly new outlook but instead h u d w joint aecisions excluding those ecsons excug n the war effort n the Padic involvi the Mountbatten sphere nd grirnmer blunter than ever commBand n Burma have been n his attitude toward b he American uming that of a front line city For the first time the German ommancl hos appealed to the jopulation to remain calm The food shortage was declared ported airborne troops had land ed northwest of Cannes and en tered the town after bloody fight ing Although the Germans de clared they were shelling the town from nearby heights broad casts indicated they had little hope of holding the town where i Napoleon landed in 1815 to begin his famous 100day The allied announcement list ed 9 other towns in allied hands the coastal towns of St Tropez Stc Maxime St Raphel Frejus and Le Lavandou and the inland communities of Le Muy IMC YANKS FILL SKIES WITH PARATROOPERS OVER FRANCE Hundreds of para chutes float earthward from a flight of more than 17 big C47 transport planes as para troopers are landed behind German coastal defenses during the opening of the invasion of southern France This dropping zone is unidentified except as being between Marseille and Nice 4 ic maoe rigni aiuug uy ional surrender by the axis ene command without going to I i w mies In made Hght by the American a pressradio conference London he said On the domestic front Mr is 27 miles from the coast at Cap Camarat near St Tropez in the approximate center ol the beach head front The swift advance of Ameri can and French troops inland continues and numerous addition al villages and towns have been taken Patch announced All elements of the beachhead forces have been joined to form a continuous front arching inland with anchor points over 50 airline miles apart The beachhead itself now embraces some 500 square miles Junction with strong airborne units dropped far behind the en emy lines before dawn on Dday has been effected French and American rein forcements including armor are pouring ashore Casualties con tinue exceptionally light The junction of assault infantry which landed from the sea and the huge airborne force indi cated that the allies had reached inland communication arteries the parachute troops hac been assigned to block and tha these henceforth would be avail able for the swift Tunneling o men and supplies into the rugged i I lilc UUUleOUV ilutli aboard his special tram shortly Roosevet plarmed to turn first at efore it reached Washington Mr to postwar unemployment Roosevelt seemed unperturbed ompensation legislation now about some critics who said his jn CQ s He said he Pacific trip had political to study both the Murray Instead he focussed his attenton and on this on the war problems of commit hlm sion at home and the planning of I on either measurc He said imnist too that he had no plans for con future war operations hbine ture congressional leaders Gen George i r Roosevelt was cautiou C Marshall army chief of staff ltouj discussing p0ijtics particu Adm Ernest JKmg commander answering some of th of the United States fleet Secre itfcism has been directe tary of War Henry L Stimson inst his teip Secretary State CordeU Hull Gov Thtmas E newey of and within a matter of days the York he republican presidential Pacific war council which has not nominee was asked Tuesday to since shortly after the presi comment on the journey and re his winter Iied dont comment on Mr nPans this afternoon 1ne wnoie spect of the French capital is as 23 milCS irom tne I arlS limits By VIRGIL PINKLEY Supreme Headquarters ine 1OOQ snonuge ucuidiuu T3 acute The vjhole Eitywas reportAEF Powerful ed dependent on community kitch icail tank armies closed to ens for meager meals within less than 32 miles The striking policemen of Paris and CUt all said to have France in 2 with the capture return to duty after walking out VK rf m protest over appointment of a of the Vital railway hub of new hlEh police official Orleans Thursday as Lana The capital was said to be jjan troops in the north without gas or coal and with clDcjj t suddenly toward trie current available only from p m until midnight the Seine in a companion p m Paris was spared the ravages of drive that threatened to war in the fall of France in 1940 f orge a great new trap around although some German bombs dropped in the outskirts Le Bour1 get airfield where Lindbergh landed Parisian factories on is guarding the western ap fleeing German 7th army The German battle screen 8S dent returned from conferences at Cairo and Teheran Also in nearfuture prospect was another mcetinft with Prime Alps of Provence in northward American infantry POUR THROUGH BREACH IN COAST soldiers wading ashore from landing craft pour through breach in 8foot concrete wall Germans had hoped would hamper invaders as the invasion of southern France proceeds The wall made of concrete and steel was blasted by engineers who landed first Mason Cityan Among Leaders in South French Invasion linked up with French comman dos who hid landed on the flanks of the main invading force blockside avenues to the beach heads It thus was evident that the His Forces Encounter Only Scattered Small Arms Fire in Attack EDITORS NOTE First Lt Iy 1 e Crook 620 Harrison N W Blason the drive City was a member of a troop of Americans who took part in previously I the invasion of southern France allies within 48 hours after their landing had achieved an aston ishing success in seizing the pri mary requisites for a large scale operation With tanks and mighty M10 tank destroyers ashore it was also evident that patch was in a po sition to weather the greatest danger period in the first 72 hours when the enemy might mass armored reserves to make a counterattack But so far there was little evi dence to show that the Germans were massing for such counter attacks On the contrary here were signs that the Germans nervous ly were preparing for an exten sion of allied landings Thunderbolts intercepted and destroyed one convoy of 50 enemy motor trucks towing field guns toward the battle area leaving at least 42 of the vehicles in flames and the others damaged Crews of British Bostons and Baltimores reported fires early Thursday in Nice harbor which the Germans already have said they were These ap parently were from German de molitions near the Italian bor der Enemy transport columns also were seen moving out of Genoa the historic port northern Italj where there were heavy alliec preinvasion bombings These were going westward apparently to protect naziheld Italy behind the Gothio line this week according to the fol lowing Associated Press story re ceived here Lt Crook left Mason City with the national guard in 1941 and received his commission from the of fleers candidatetrain ing school at Fort Bcnnlng Ga in July 194Z He was formerlj employed at Deckers With American Forces on the Southern France Beachhead Aug 15 one of the mightiest concussions ever exploded by man American doughboys ripped into southern France Tuesday and within 4 hours some elements had pene rated more than 3 miles inland little opposition On this right flank portion of he beachhead where this is being a sector only about miles from the Riviera resort of doughboys came ishore without getting their feet wet and with little resistance Hitting on a pair of small nar row beaches covering a sector about 3 miles wide they had ex pected to tangle with all kinds of hell Instead Reuben D Parker of Murray Ky toward the larger towns of St Raphael and Frejus to the west ward while still more pounded across the surf along almost the entire distance to Toulon By 10 a hours after H force had Rastel Dagay idge under attack FATHERS TRUCK KILLS DAUGHTER Child Hit as Vehicle Backs Out of Garage Charles City Mary Ann year old daughter of Mr and Mr Bert Fields living 2 miles nor Rockford was accidental killed Thursday morning wh her father not knowing she was out of the house backed over her when taking his truck from the garage according to Deputy Floyd county coroner Charles Snyder inister Winston Churchall and soon too It has been the Koose HChurchill custom to meet mut every 6 months since the ar began and their last meeting as in Cairo and Teheran last No and December At his press conference aboard e train Mr Roosevelt took oc asion to discuss what procedure ould be followed if the enemy ollapses when allied armies reach s border Taking Germany as the closest xample the president said that ve wont let the Germans quit as icy did when the allies reached leir boundaries in the last war If we fail to drive right on until we have completely captured the whole of Germany the president aid the next German generation vill he told that their nation ac ually had won the war The same he said goes for Japan Mr Roosevelt made plain that There are 4 other children in che family 2 boys and 2 girls the troops under Capt Ralph Nattans of Colum bus Ga Capt Roy Sentilles Donaldsonville La Lt L y 1 e Crook Harrison N W Mason City IowaCapt James McNeil Austin Tex and Lt Martin Tully Chicago encountered only scattered small arms fire I counted only 4 wounded men across the entire beach which is virtually the same spot as that on which Napoleon landed on his re turn from his exile in Elba The minor resistance was over come in a hurry and within an hour the American troops had overrun the tiny seaside town of j Drammont 1 Flamethrowers were used to clean out 12 foot thick casements guarding one end of the beach This and the fact that amphibious tanks landed at almost the same instant as the assault infantry made it easy to herd in these scared Jerries Some mortar shells greeted the first of the larger ships to snuggle into the harbor As they progressed farther in land the troops ran into somewhat more resistance But no strong point was able to hold out long It was 3 hours before the first enemy counterbattery artillery was hurled in from the mountain range near Cannes By this time some of our artillery was alreadj ashore and tanks were barging along Natives said the nais have been evacuating this right flan area during the last 5 or 6 days Meantime other forces hit ou Weather Report n his opinion the recent internal upheaval in Germany and the rapid allied advances through France did not add up to German ollapse pointing out that on the basis of past performance he personally did not expect a col apse UNTIL ALLIED ARMIES REACHED THE BORDERS of Germany And that might come from either direction he said in reference to the Russian offensive in the east and the BritishAmeri canFrench campaigns in western and southern France and Italy After saying that the more trouble there is inside Germany the faster the war will end he went on to express doubt that Germany will make any lastditch defensive stand around Berlin or even on the Rhine for that mat ter It is the German character he said to throw in the sponge and not die d want Germany overrun Roosevelts Professedly unaware of such criticism he was told that some of his critics had characterized his entire journey as having political motives Then they know more about it than I do he replied going on to say there were actually no politi cal things involved in any stage of his journey Asked whether he planned to confer soon with Sen Harry S Truman his running mate on the 4th term ticket whom he his not seen since the democratic convention picked its slate the president said he would see Truman if he Truman were in Washington Truman who is in the capital at the present time said earlier this week that he planned to con fer with Mr Roosevelt either Thursday or Friday It will be the first meeting of the 2 democratic party standard bearers since Uiey were nominated atthe partys Chicago convention last month lands in the Seine and numerous 1 p roaches to Paris buckled factories and railways around the d bke unler the power city have been frequent targets of ana American and British bombs of the American thrust ana front dispatches said the doughboys were plunging on through relatively weak op position toward the outs skirts of the old French capital German reports said the thunder of the American guns could be heard clearly in the streets of Paris and it was indicated that Lt Gen George S Pattons tanks out running the official allied communiques might already be WITHIN SIGHT of the Says Allied Shelling of Caen Killed 7500 French People in City Washington congress ont reported Thursday allied helling of Germanoccupied Caen tilled 7500 French civilians in hat cathedral city of 00000 pop ation The French had been warned to acate the coastal area but Rep lugh D Scott Jr Philadelphia in an interview that after ne allied barrage took 2500 lives ivilians who had fled to the coun ryside returned and were caught n another which killed 5000 iore Scott and a fellow republican Rep Gordon Canfield of New Jer ey had worked their way across he Atlantic incognito aboard a anker FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night Iowa Fair through Friday except light showers southeast Thurs day forenoon Cooler Thursday want Germany overrun The d mo president promised that we won t Onawa let them quit until we have taken HEAVY RAINS FALL IN IOWA Relief Brought From Heat Wave in State Des Moines rain ranging up to 227 inches at Fore City and 226 inches at Cedar Rap ids Wednesday night brought a end to the recent dry spell in som sections and general relief froi the current heat wave throug most of the state The weather bureau reported the maximum temperature for the stale Wednesday was 92 degrees at Keokuk and the minimum Thurs day morning was 50 degrees at KILLED AT CROSSING Sigournejr IP Nicholas Rob erts 87 a retired farmer was killed Wednesday at a Milwau kee railroad crossing in Sigour ney As the Americans struck the Canadian 1st army hurled a mighty new offensive east ward and southeastward from from the CaenFalaise sector advancing more than 4 miles and capturing St PierreSur Dives Mezidon and Courcy Heavy fighting also flared farther south around Barou and Damblainville as the Canadians pushed eastward from captured Falaise The new thrust apparently was aimed at forcing the Germans and Friday night cooler Thursday in south and east Warmer northwest night and Thursday Friday Minnesota Fair Thursday night and Friday Coolersouth and cast portions Thursday night Warmer west and north portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 77 Minimum Wednesday night 56 At 8 a m Thursday 59 Rain hail 93 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 63 47 their entire country He said the same application of unconditional surrender would be used ni the case of Japan Elaborating on his Puget sound avy yard speech at Bremerton Wash last Saturday the presi dent said that because of Japans ong record of international dis lonesty it was his idea that the allies should build a figurative operational fence around Japan after the war and maintain this tight bulwark until years of shown without doubt that Japan is ready and willing to live in a community of peaceful nations Saying that the future defense of the Pacific would be a top item on his agenda on his return home Mr Roosevelt said that we now have the planes and defend the Pacific and it is our duty to defend the Pacific coasts of Central and South America just as much as i precipitation reports to o the weather bureau were Wat erloo 137 inches Oskaloosa 114 Iowa City 111 Esthervillc 106 Albia 1 Mason City 93 Creston 91 Dubuque 86 Marshalltown 65 Charles City 60 Clarinda 35 Decrease in Number Receiving Pensions Des Moines number of lowans receiving state old age as sistance decreased 2722 during the last year a report of the state so cial welfare department showec Thursday In August 50928 per sons received assistance compared with 53650 in August 1943 The amount received was larger how ever Payments for the curren month totaled Sl477829 an aver age of S2902 a case compared with or a case a yea is to defend their Atlantic coasts ago WHERE TRAP AND NEW LANDINGS MENACE GER indicate allied drives in France including the new landings on the southern coast Black area is alliedheld territory in northwestern France where allies are trying to close a trap see inset map on the German 7th army below Caen Unconfirmed reports said 10000 French patriots were advancing toward Vichy A as other patriots marched toward Bordeaux   

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