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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF i THE NEWSfAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS rout AHOdatcd FM and United Prai TunTmrj Ccntt CofT MASON IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 22 IMt This Piper Coiulsti at Two NO at YANKS BYPASS PARIS SWEEP ON v 4 Germans Lose lasi to New Russian Offensive GFRM1UK TFII Robomb Bursts Are Reported Close to Mason City Editor Or cVACuATINIi ROMANIAN CITY Reds Also Storm Over Bug River Northeast of Warsaw b New Threat By the Associated Press London C Christopherson executive editor of the Sioux Falls S Dak Daily Argus Leader and W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette are getting a first hand taste of the buzzbombs i Since their arrival in London over the weekend both have been close to robot bomb bursts which occurred in the sharp increase in attacks on London and southern England during the past few days Christopherson and Hall are in London viewing the British war effort at the invitation of the ministry of information They paid a call at the Associated Press office as one of their first points ol interest k I London 4th largest city of Romania has been evacu ated before a fresh Russian offen sive in the south the Germans an nounced late Tuesday Isai pop 104471 lies west of the Prut river and is a meeting point of railways linking eastern Romania and the sovietclaimed province of Bucovina It lies 165 miles northeast of the great Ploesti oil center and 120 miles north of Galati strategic city on the lower Danube A Russian plunge to Galati would make much of the Balkans untenable for German defense Moscow has reported no fresh offensive in northern Romania which the red army invaded dur ing the winter campaign Germany has been reportingthe new offen sive for several days A Berlin broadcast said the Rus sians had succeeded in widening their breaches at other undis closed points in a dual offensive on both sides of Jasi and on the lower Dnestr river lasi was the capital of Romania before the government moved to Nazis Plaster London With Flying Bombs London nazis plas ered London and the southern o unties with flying bombs hroughout the night as rescuers dug by the light of flares for vic ims of Mondays heavy robot at acks which took a tragic toll of ife and property Despite the severity of the st acks government efforts to per suade nonessential persons to eave the London area continued o meet with a cool response ap parently due to a growing popu ar conviction that the end of the war is near It was feared a heavy toll of life was taken when one of the robots struck an apartment house Monday night burying many of the occupants under the debris Rescuers still were working will cranes Tuesday morning to lif BucharestBerHvi reported the city was demolished in part to reduce its rrulitaryiwefulness1 The Germans said the Russian were attacking with 8 to 10 divis ions along a 100 miles Romaniar front extending from lasi to the Tiraspol region near the Dnestr to the southeast New Flank Threat to Nazis in Warsaw Moscow troops stormed across the Bug river northeast of Warsaw Tuesday in a grave new flanking threat in the prolonged siege of the Polish capital and battled hastily mus great blocks of masonry NAZIS MERELY FIGHT FOR TIME German Use of Dummy Tanks Is Revealed With British Forces Advancine Toward the Seine British headquarters officer said Tuesday that one good sledgehammer 2 ARMIES SAID TO BE CLOSING INONBORDEAUX Appears to Be Last Center of Resistance in Southwest France Irun Spain thousand German troops have surrendered to an expanding French volun teer army surrounding the Bor deaux area and an American mo torized column is closing in on Bordeaux from the north advices reaching the Spanish border de clared Tuesday This dispatch from neutral Spain was the first word of any deep American penetration south of the Loire river Bordeaux is 170 miles south of Nantes on the Loire The allied command has U S operations since announcement days agothat 3rd army units had crossed the Loire in the Nantes area French volunteer forces 150 strong left Hendaye at the border during the night and grew to sev Allies Cut Last Escape From Toulon Rome troops ot the 7th army have fully encircled Toulon by land cutting the last escape route for German garrison forces still resisting inside the fixed fortifications of the big Mediterranean naval base allied headquarters announced Tues day While an allied naval armada offshore and land batteries on the north hurled shells against ene my strongpoints the French in fantrymen advanced through the outskirts of the southern France port in house to house fighting American troops meanwhile swept steadily westward well to the northwest of Toulon in a driv HITNORTHWARD FOR CHANNEL IN SPEEDY THRUST Another Spearhead Is Reported to Have Smashed to Marne River By VIRGIL PINKLEY Supreme Headquarters AEF armored columns were across the Seine in force on both sides of Paris Tuesday strik ing northward for the channel which isolate unless halted soon Marseille Frances 2nd CLOSING THE infantry and armor move up a dusty road toward Falaise forming part of a force which trapped units of the German 7th army in France Smoke from burning German equipment rises in the background Associated Press wirephoto Kayenay engraving BULLETINS PROBE DEATH OF CLARION WOMAN eral thousand northward on tered German reserves west bank of the river on the The forcing of the Bug which flows into the Vistula 28 miles above Warsaw posed a threat to cross the larger river Marshal Konstantin Rokossovskys re grouped and reinforced group of armies pushed 2 Russian columns toward the confluence of the streams He pushed ahead against furious German counterattacks from 50 recaptured villages in what appeared to be the most serious threat to Warsaw in nearly 2 weeks An Izvestia dispatch from northeast of indus trial eastern suburb of the Polish capital said the Germans had in troduced a new tank division from Italy and several divisions from other sectors including Ger many itself Nazi counterattacks were re ported strongly supported by their air force by large concentrations of artillery and by groups of 100 to 120 tanks which came in wave after wave 10 or 12 times a day Izvestia said Nazis Win Back Route in Baltics Moscow IP The Germans have won back a land connection with 2 battered Baltic isolated for 3 weeks in Estonia and Latvia but front advices Tucsday indicated the enemy may use the corridor for an escape attempt to East Prussia rather than rein forcement The enemys Baltic break through was announced in the Russian midnight communique It said that under a hail of German tank and infantry attacks Gen blow by the Russians coupled with our efforts in the west will finish the war with Germany The days of great battle in France are ended the officer de clared the rest of the war for Germany is merely a fight for for Hitler Only Monday Gen Montgom ery declared the end of the war is in Intelligence reports said the Germans already had turned guns of the Maginot line about to face the onrushing allied armies The British officer said tha NEVER AGAIN can Germany pu into the field an army of armor such as the 7th army which Gen Eisenhowers forces has broken up in the battle of the Norman dy bulge The back of the German army is broken the officer said Any troops Hitler now sends forth t meet us will be only cannon fod der to chew up In cleaning up the Normandy bulge troops found repeated in stances of German use of DUMMY TANKS These were counterfeits of Tigers mounted on farm carts and fitted with mock guns fashioned from stove pipes and camouflaged with lengths of saplings The counterfeit tanks were as they pressed Bordeaux They passed through St Jean DeLuz nd Biarritz liberated Bayonne and then freed Dax 25 miles far her north Besides the 1000 Germans sur rendering in the Bordeaux area he remaining forces inside a ightening French pocket are go ng around in ever decreasing small concentric circles said the officer in command southern France The Germans chances of escaping are rapidly diminishing he declared Bordeaux appeared to be the last center of German resistance in southwestern France Border dispatches told of the collapse of German resistance in one city and town after another throughout central and southern Rome force of up to 750 Fortresses and Liberators Tues day smashed at the synthetic oil refinery 1 OderUl in German Si lesiaand at other oil Ltargets in the Vienna areai The heavies and their escortinr fUhters met stiff opposition in the air over Vienna London soviet 2nd Ukrainian army broke through German lines guarding the ap proaches to Bucharest and the Ploesti oil fields drove forward for 37 miles on a 75mile front and captured the Romanian stronghold of lasi and more than 200 other inhabited places Mar shal Josef Stalin announced Tues day night in an order of the day With the Canadian First Army France troops tough into the outskirts of the woric famous resort city of Deauville iust below the Seine river mouth Tuesday The entire German fron from the channel in and to Cham bois appeared to be crumbling Supreme Headquarters AEF declared 1 covered with strips of sheet iron and painted canvas in processes which obviously took a long time The dummies were osed either to thicken up the core of real tanks or as decoys A civilian in Ronai said that during the first 5 days of the Ger man retreatwhich began Aug 13 the enemy moved only by night As the allies tightened their noose the Germans threw off their caution in wild scramble to escape clogging the roads day and night This informant said nazi offi Ivan C BaBvamians troops with permitted troops to pillage drew to more favorable posi tions after abandoning Tukums where they plunged to the sea 33 miles west of Riga on Aug 1 There was no letup however in red army pressure on the enemys or more imperilled North Bal tic divisions variously estimated at between 200000 and 360000 men France Tuesday as French forces of the interior pressed a cam paign to rid their country of the invaders There still was no confirmation here however that the vital nazi bastion of Toulouse 60 miles north of the Spanish border had fallen Toulouse was reported to have a nazi garrison of 3000 troops most ly fanatical SS elite guard forces French patriots tvere said to be firmly astride all railroads and highways over which Germans in the Bordeaux area must fight their way to get through to the reich government is seat to another city the German controlled Vichy radio said The broadcast re corded in London by the Associ ated Press did notdisclose the identity of the new site In breaking a silence of several days the broadcast said the trans fer was being carried out because of the present military situation Reports have been received from interior France that French patriots virtually have surrounded the puppet capital There also have been reports that Pierre La val and other Vichy officials have arrived at Belfort about 25 miles from Basel Switzerland and an equal distance from 200 enemy tanks had been de stroyed or damaged since DDay strength equivalent to nazi panzer divisions field estimates said more lha 300000 Germans had been pu out of action in western Franc since June 6 The Argentan Falaise pocket is yielding at leas 100000 Germans captured kille and wounded according to he available information The Amer can 3rd army in 21 days of vas speedy flanking operations counted for more than 10000 more As many more were elim inated earlier in Normandy The Vichy transferring its Gtianey Dies After Fall From Auto Clarion inquest was to e held Tuesday in connection ith the death of Mrs Lola haney 18 who died Monday ight after a fall from an auto lobile Sheriff Roy E Wilson said Mrs haney was riding with her hus and Floyd Chancy who told the heriff that Mrs Chancy jumped rom the car Death was the result of a basal kull fracture Dr H P Walker oroner reported Officers said Chaney told them lis wife had jumped from the car and he picked her up and wrought her to a hospital at Clar on She died 10 minutes later Chaney left town shortly after he took his wife to the hospital nd the sheriff later picked him up at Humboldt Mrs Chaney leaves her hus band and ents Mr and Mrs David Ruben dahl Clarion 2 brothers Sgt Gerald Rubendahl Ft Benning Ga and Pvt Ernest Rubendahl now in New Guinea and 3 sis ters Mrs John Faust Dows Mrs Grace Sporra and Betty Lou of Clarion them along the assembly line DIES IN FORT DODGE Fort Dodge C Johnson active in the clay indus try for more than 50 years died Monday after a long illness Schuyler was one of the organiz ers of the Kalo Brick Tile com pany in order to bolster their morale Mark Your Boche Not Enough to Go Around French Underground By UNITED PRESS French underground forces are distributing handbills in Paris the British radio reported Tues day in a broadcast recorded by FCC carrying this message Mark down your Boche There will not be enough to go around Seattle Planning for Postwar World s Fair London patriots with light artillery are shelling German positions in northeast ern Paris a French communique disclosed Tuesday amid reports that the nazis were preparing to evacuate the capital Rome allies are with in 3 miles of Marseille ft was announced Tuesday night and have reached the vicinity of Ven tabren 8 miles west of AfxEn Frovence Supreme Headquarters AFF S columns struck power fully down the Seine Tuesday and 3 other allied armies wheeled in land from the west in a mantle new pincers to trap battered dis organized Germans fleeing to the bridgeless river Seattle were an nounced Tuesday for a postwar worlds fair in Seattle with spon sorship of a MoscowSeattle flight over the top of the world feature attraction Dudley M Brown one of the organizers said the Pacific international air ex positions would be held 18 months or 2 years after the green light on men and materials Were mov ing now because similar plans are reportedly under way in Portland and Los Angeles Save the kisses Watcrvllle Me pen dont want them Goodwin makes a hobby of col daughter Roberta Jean She also leaves her par ENGLAND city French forces were within 8 miles of Marseille on the east Still other American spearheads on the east reached points 60 miles inland and headquarters announced that the allied grip on southern France now hod been expanded to more than 2000 square area more than double that of the beachhead late last week A substantial extensioin of al lied territory was reported on the north with American troops cap turing the towns of St Julien and Barreme in the Basses Alps 35 and 43 miles northwest of Cannes and more than GO from Cannes Encirclement of Marseille ap peared to be a matter of hours From the last announced point of advance west of AixenFrov ence the Americans needed to strike less than a dozen miles southwest to get astride the coast al roads west of the bis purt Mai Gen Alexander M Patch in an order of the day to all his 7th army declared The enemy in our area is per plexed and stunnedExcept for his coastal defense forces he is in full retreat I therefore call upon every of ficer and every man regaidles of fatigueor po5sibleshortagesbf food and equipment for uninter rupted continuation of their max imum energy and endurance s that the enemy may not hav time to recover Reject every temptation which could possibly interfere with this crucial duty The opportunity for a decisive result is in front of us and we must and will move with the utmost speed and effective ness After occupying the Important communications center of Aixen Provencc 15 miles due north of coast in a whirlwind drive that had all but encircled the French capital and menaced its great port of Le Havre Front reports which head quarters spokesmen refused to elaborate said Lt Gen George S Pattons fastrolling tanks and mechanized infantry had thrust across the Seine in the Fontaine bleau area some 32 miles south of Paris and were wheeling northward toward the Marne and the battlefields of World war I through feeble resistance One American unit already was reported lo have reached the Marne at Meaux ZZ miles east ortheast of Paris and 40 miles hove the breakthrough point round FontaineWeau Another vas said ID be in Kozoy 27 miles outheast of the capital Coupled with the broad Ameri can breakthrough across the Seine northwest of Paris the nesv hive drew an armored ring more han halfway around the capital nside the city great fires were reported raging at a score of points and German troops their Powder Bags With Mysterious Stains of Red Are Rejected Baraboo Wis fP Inspectors at the Badger ordnance plant re jected a number of powder bags bearing mysterious red stains be cause they said chemical action might foul the ammunition Tuesday it was determined that the stains were lipstick Invest gators said girls who filled the Marseille American doughboys bags would seal them with a kiss still were charging on for their boy friends nt the front This spearhead and the French murmur get me a nazi and pass thrust on Marseille from the east drive which already hod passed through steadily setting up a trap for the Germans remaining in that French city 2nd only to Paris in IQ Front dispatches said the Ger mans had set a forest fire east of Marseille in an effort to check the French The rout of the scattered nazi forces was so complete in south ern France that the allied com mand called off the warplanes which had been bombing and strafing available enemy targets and sentthem back to their for mer job of smashing enemy com munications in northern Italy and the Balkans ast escape corridor closing rapid ly behind them fought for their lives against a swelling army of thousands of French patriots With American armor running riot beyond the Seine and British Canadian and American troops pounding in from the west the battle of northwestern France peared entering the moppingup stage Front reports said a hieh mili tary authority in the field esti mated that the Germans have lost 300000 men in killed wounded and captured since DDay 77 days ago and headquarters sources in dicated they believed the nazls lost 25000 to 30000 motor vehicles destroyed or damaged and 1000 tanks In addition allied war planes smashed some 15000 freight cars supplying the nazi armies and knocked out 2000 to 3000 locomotives We are now out to knock out whiit is left of the defeated sev enth German army this side of Paris United Press War Corres List Distances on the Road to Berlin By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS The road to Berlin IRussian front 322 miles measured from eastern suburbs of 2 Northern France 530 miles measured from Seine bridgehead pondent Henry T Gorrell reported in a front dispatch A showdown battle to complete the annihilation of Field Marshal Gunther von Kluges reeling divis ions seemed imminent as Pattons hardriding columns beyond the Seine fanned out to the north and northeast across the path of the retreating enemy There was no official word on the progress of the American force below Paris but German and al lied reports said the northern wing had moved on from the Mantes and Vernon bridgeheads toward Le Havre 30 miles or less beyond their advanced spearheads The German Transocean news agency reported heavy fighting around Limay on the north bank of the Seine opposite Mantes hut field dispatches made it clear that the dazed nazis were offering only the feeblest resistance The original breakthrough at Mantes it was reveealed was completely unopposed and the only resistance after the bridge head was established came from a handful tough German troop southeast of 3 Italian fr o n t 603 miles measured from 4 Southern France 670 miles measured from Dies 45 Minutes After He Is Stung by Wasp Jerome Idaho A wasp stung Virgil Verton on the neck Monday night while he was tear ing paper from the wall of his ranch home Verton lost con scousness died 45 minutes later Buy your War Bonds and SUmps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy WAR ACTIVITY FLARES THROUGHOUT Open arrows show possible allied drives to the Calais coast and to the east of Paris possible advance north through the Rhone valley a reported penetration to Angouleme and the shelling the French coast by warships in the Bay onne area Broken arrows indicate German retreat to the Seine and reported abandonment of positions in the Span ish border area Toulouse was reported in control of French patriots Belfort was reported as having replaced Vichy as the Laval government seat French troops have entered Toulon and 3rd army tanks have crossed the Seine above and below Paris Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy with little change in temperature Tuesday night and Wednesday Iowa Considerable cloudiness through Thursday Scattered thundershowers west portion Tuesday night and southwest and extreme southcentral por tions Wednesday Little change in temperature Minnesota Generally fair and cool Tuesday night and Wed nesday scattered frost extreme north Tviesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 80 Minimum Monday night 60 At 8 a m Tuesday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 80 Minimum 62 ers who fought with mortars and machine guns in a futile attempt the Americans back across the river West and south of the Seine the Canadian 1st army smashed ahead much as TA miles in a co ordinated thrust along the chan nel coast toward the mouth of he Seine and inland on the im portant highway hub of Lisieux Fierce fighting raged in the out skirts of the channel town of Cabounr but farther to the south the Canadians captured Dives SurMer and Dozule and pushed down to Annebault Bonnebosq miles south of Annebault also was taken The Canadian sweep carried to wilhin II miles of the Seine estuary On the Canadian right flank British troops captured Cambrem er 8 miles west of Lisieux and drove up the LivarotIisieux highway to within 1 mile south of the latter town capturing St Martin De La Lizue American and British troops slashed deeper into the narrow ing Argentan Chambois Trun pocket and swept 10 miles beyond the eastern end of the trap to cap lure Gace More than 3800 pris oners were taken by the British from the pocket Monday running   

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