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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 23, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF H I STORY AND A a C OES JI01NE5 I COUP THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Fvill Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 1914 TWs Paper Consists o Two One NO 275 FRENCHMEN SEIZE PARIS Powerful U S Tank Columns Pound Toward German Frontier NEW RED DRIVE BLASTS AHEAD INTO ROMANIA Germans Report Soviet Forces Have Reached Beaches of Riga Moscow new red army offensive probably designed to knock Romania out of the war andbreak Hitlers grip on the Balkans smashed forward Wed nesday on a 150 mile front be yond lasi to within 180 miles of jittery Bucharest and 155 of the great Ploesti oil center An official German broadcnsi said the Russians had reached the beaches at Riga Latvian capital and largest Baltic states city in dicating a new trap for the Ger man 16th and 18th Advancing over the bodies ol 25000 Germans slain in 3 violen days while 12665 trudged wearilj back to prison cages red arm groups under Generals Kodion Y Malinovsky and Fedor I Tolbu khin drove within 51 miles of the mouth of the Danube German shock troops tried tc stiffen warweary Romanian di visions as Russian tanks rollei at least 10 miles south of las Tolbukhins drive through Besso rabia headed cross country for n junction with Malinovsky in the Galati gap the capture of which would make much of the Balkan area untenable loathe enemy Ad vances ranged to 44 miles The Bessarabian capital of Chisinau was left trapped in a deep pocket on the Dnestr In northern Poland the Rus sians gradually were outflanking Warsaw and splitting German forces between that besieged Polish capital and East Prussia The Russians moved 14 miles southeast Lomza communica tions hub Desperate German attempts to salvage her Baltic positions hrougriit new tank attacks in the direction of Jelsava which con trols road and rail routes in Lat via As the red army drive into Ro mania went through its 4th day Bucharest was reported in panic with many of Premier Antonescus formerly fanatical supporters openly discussing the chances ol suing for peace Each mile the rec army advanced strengthenec peace tremors in Bulgaria too and gave new hope to Yugoslavia and Greece Romania besides being Ger manys greatest oil reservoir is one of her largest breadbaskets Red Star said lasis many block of trim stone buildings on a hill side above the Prut generally were intact and the soviet blov vas so swift the Germans and 3oat Upsets Man Dies of Heart Attack Clear Lake John Gehringer ibout 65 St Marys died of a leart attack Tuesday at p 11 shortly after the boat in which le was riding upset near the north hore Mr Gehringers driver C L Husted H B Olson proprietor of he Rogers hotel and Olsons son Alfred were also in the boat They aid that Mr Gehringer seemed o lose his balance and that the entir party was thrown into the water when the boat upset The ake at the spot the accident occurred is about 4 feet deep and ull of rushes Mr Gehringer died a few min utes after being itaken ashore He was a feed salesman for a Des Moines firm and had been a visitor at the lake at G or 8 week intervals all summer The body is at the Ward funeral home Will Make Several Items of Enamelware Washington of production of several times of household and hospital enamel ware was authorized Tuesday by the war production board The or der permits these domestic items Colanders baby bottle sterilizers dish pans infants bath tubs fun nels baby chambers and various tandard hospital items Such as Patriots Free Capital Battling Nazis Along Streets 4 Days London shook loose the shackles of 4 years if enemy bondage Wednesday and stood free once more iberated by armed and unarmed tens of thousands of French men who swept the nazis from the citys streets while American armed might A GENERAL VIEW OFTHE MOST HISTORIC SECTION OF PARIS Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Wednesday night Thursday cooler Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night slightly warmer by Thursday afternoon Iowa Fair and cool through Thursday Minnesota Fair and cool Wednes day night and Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 80 Minimum Tuesday night 57 At 3 a m Wednesday 58 Rainfall of 02 inch was meas ured during the night at the KGLO transmitter station but no pre cipitation fell in Mason City YEAR AGO Maximum 85 Minimum 68 Precipitation 43 Yanks Enter Grenoble With Spectacular Deep Advance Romanians could not evacuate their wounded and left 147 cars oE munitions and food in the rail yards BULLETIN Rome AP Allied troops entered Marseille Wednesday Rome troops of the 7ih army in a spectacular sur prise thrust deep into southern France through German defenses have entered the large industrial city of Grenoble 140 airline miles north of the Mediterranean coast it was announced Wednesday A swift American armored and motorized infantry column plunged into the city long a hot bed of the French patriot move ment with French forces of the interior playing an effective sup port role allied headquarters said This quick advance put Maj Gen Alexander M Patchs spear head within less than 240 airline miles from the most southerly points officially announced as reached by American troops be low Paris and it appeared that the 1 allied French fronts would e joined MUCH SOONER than thought possible Grenoble 58 miles southeast of you and situated on a river lead directly to the Rhone valley 0 miles to the westis 80 miles more beyond the last reported lliecl positions in southern France Lying in the French Alps the ty has a population of approxl lately 100000 and is a rail center n the ParisLyonMarseille route also commands access to im ortant mountain passes in east through Velaux in a 0 mile gain Another column was beyond Euilles northwest of Aix In a march down the Durance valley on both sides of the river of the same name American spearheads were several miles be yond Cadenet and only 28 from Avignon on the Rhone river SOUTH FRANCE soldiers check the results of their attack on a German position in the Ste Maxime area of southern France during early hours of inva sion Two Germans lie dead near their burning machine gun emplacement Associated Press wirephoto from signal corps engraving by Kayenay HAUSER NAZI CHIEF WOUNDED Commander of Beaten German 7th Army London P Col Gen Paul Hausser commander of the Ger man 7th army has been wounded n Normandy the Berlin radi said Wednesday night Hausser under the overall com inand of Field Marshal Gen Guen ther Von Kluge led the army which was battered heavily in the Falaise pocket and now is falling back upon the lower Seine menaced with a new envelopment Berlin said Hausser w a s wounded in fighting in the Dives river area The river flows east of Falaise and southeast of Caen QUAKERS OPEN SESSION Oskaloosa eightysec ond annual Iowa meeting of friends opened here Tuesday with Quakers assembled Opposi tion to military conscription peacetime was expressed by epis tles from the Bear creek and Ack worth quarterly meetings up around the capital A special communique from Sen Charles De Gaulles in London an lounced the liberation after 1 days of street fighting that recalled scenes of Bastille day when the mobs of Paris once jefore struck an historic blow for liberty This time the communique said the fifflit was led by 50000 organ ized French forces of the interior bolstered by hundreds of thou sands more who joined in with whatever weapons they could find The dramatic announcement touched off broadcasts to French men everywhere as the trium phant strains of La Marseillaise sounded again to the news of a French victory There was no word immediately that American troops had entered the city But the French said they had seized all public buildings won complete control of the situation and captured all the Vichy repre sentatives who had not lied Paris the city of light was back in French hands just 4 years and 74 days from the time Adolf Hit lers troops marched in German troops hen at the flood tide of conquest entered June 14 1940 The city became the first con tinental capital of a fullfledged ally to be freed from German domination Rome has been taken but Italy started the war as an enemy and now is a cobelligerent The patriot flarcup began with a strike of Paris police They seized the prefecture nnd turned the famous lie de la Cite into a fortress against which the German attacks broke the communique said DC Gaulle conferred with Gen Dwight D Eisenhower in France 2 days on details of civil affairs control of the cap rn France Towns taken by the Americans i route to Grenoble included Hgne Sisteron Aspres Gap St Bonnet and LArgentiere the lat er 35 miles from the Italian tordcr A broadcast by radio France t Algiers said allied forces were ess than 11 miles from the Italian rentier but there WHS no con At Grenoble the Americans vere roughly only 70 airline miles rom the Swiss frontier and for all practical purposes already had ealed off the nazi forces in south ern France from communication vith the enemy in northwestern Italy The Americans also were in position by striking westward to ut off German units reported Seeing from the Mediterranean Beachhead along the Rhone val ley An Associated Press dispatch from Geneva said French forces of the interior were reported at tacking An allied headquarters statement on the northward drive said the allies captured Maj Gen Hans Schnbert a German corps com mander at Digne On the Mediterranean coast a bitter battle still raged in encircled Toulon French armor and infan try had pushed virtually into the outskirts of Marseille and the French occupied Hyercs east of Toulon Encirclement of Marseille con tinued on a broad front with Americans sweeping around to the left and last reported only a dozen rniles short of closing the gap on the west French forces attacking frontally fought forward to 3 miles from the citys outskirts American columns were fighting 3 miles from the Etang De Bcrre a virtually landlocked body of wa ter northwest of the city In the course of the Marseille encircling movement French forces pushed on to high ground northeast of the city American troops rolling west ward from AixEnProvence 15 YANKS STORM TOWARD ROCKET new allied assaults in northern France have been launched along the south banks of the Seine river in an effort to trap the battered remnants of the German 7th army indicated by 2 open arrows at the left while another force has actually reached Meaux Arrow at right shows Pattons 65 mile dash southwest of Paris through Sens which is only 43 miles from Troyes and only 130 miles north of Marseille passed miles from the western borders of Paris ital which once more is the pride of all France The British radio reported Wednesday the head of the French committee of national liberation had arrived in Rennes on the Brittany peninsula after visiting Coutanccs Avranches and a num ber of other liberated French cities There was no announcement af ter the De GaulleEisenhower conference It seemed likely the French who freed their capital would be allowed to administer it There was no indication in the French communique what casual ties had been inflicted on the Ger man forces or how many had been captured Allied airmen for 2 days have been reporting the nazis pull ing out of the city to the east over every road The Germans did not immedi ately acknowledge any change in status oC Paris A DNB broadcast recorded by the federal commun ications commission at a m eastern war time said the situa tion in Paris hus calmed down ns the result of strict measures but it cannot be said whether terrorist and irresponsible elements will not provoke unrest The thousands of Frenchmen and women who struck down the invaders who had brought misery and despair to their homes rose from the underground of the Mont martrc and Montparnasse They struck from the east and from the west French colonies were Quick to begin celebrating liberation of their homeland capital An Algiers broadcast announced Gen Georges Catroux had ordered the display of the tricolor throughout Algeria and the ringing of all churchbells The liberation will be celebrated in Algiers nt G p m by salvoes of all the citys batteries and the blowing of sirens of all the citys buildings With the capture of Paris the patriots at a single stroke deprived the Gcrmnns of the main railway center in all France and cut off the main escape routes for the enemy troops now scrambling to escape from remote corners of the nation TRY TO CLOSE ESCAPE TO ALL SOUTH FRANCE Pattons Forces Make Dramatic Thrust Toward Frontiers of Reich By VIKGIL PINKLEY Supreme Headquarters AFF American tank olumns pounded eastward with n a days ride of the German rentier Wednesday striking for he key railway hub of Troyes in i bid to close the last direct escape route for all the nazi armies of southern France It Gen George SPattons auks and motorized infantrymen had broken contact with head quarters in their dramatic strike toward the frontiers of the rcich and headquarters maintained strict secrecy on Ihc whereabouts of the advanced American spear heads Front dispatches revealed how ever that the Yanks were driving at breakneck speed beyond the ancient fortified city of Sens which they captured Tuesday af ter a 65 mile thrust around the southern suburbs of Paris and heading directly for Troyes 130 miles cast of Germany With the American break through into eastern France head quarters permitted correspondents to stole flatly that the battle of France is NEARING ITS END and that the liberation of the en tire country is not far off Far behind Pattons flying col umns a powerful American tank
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