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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 6, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME or Hirronv AN WOlNtS t t THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Associated Praa ud OniUd cms Fun Leased win Hve Cents a Copy I HALL Gets Lost 4 Times in 2 Block Radius By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor LetterNo 9 London Air said that cowpaths were the basis of Bostons street system That may be history or it may be myth Be ing a gullible soul Im dispos ed to take it hook line and sinker By the same token Im wait ing for some body to come along and tell me that Lon dons streets were originally laid out by sheep rather than by cows Having a short er wheel base sheep can turn more often and more sharply than cattle The angles and the curves of Londons streets roads lanes ter races squares and all the other masks by which thoroughfares dis guise themselves are really some thing strange and wonderful I got lost 4 times the other day in a 2Wock radius from one of the British Broadcasting corporation offices It COULD happen to you You see I got mixed up with a not the kind where you see elephants and polar bears A circus in London is the hub where a whole flock roads come together The opportunities for picking out the wrong one are simply overwhelming Thats what I did on this one on several more Besides Oxford and Piccadilly circuses in my neighborhood there are a number of cester Grosvenor and Trafalgar to mention 3 They too can throw yon for a loss If youre not watching but theyre not quite as tricky as a circus Then another little stunt Londons design ed I assume to make life interest ing rather than been to attach 3 or 4 different names to different parts of the same street Well take one leading from v Trafalgar up to St Pauls cathe dral Itstarts off as the Strand Then all of sudden and for no gooc itdecides to become Flee street And finally for the las little climbof 5 blocks up a hillit assumes the name of Lud gate There is of course ample his torical reason for this maze o names much of it going back t the time centuries agowhen wha is now London was a villageabou a mile square with numerou neighboring villages round about When these joined a mellange o names was inevitable Vehicular traffic consists of principal taxis and military vehicles including more than a few of the jeeps so familiar to Americans Privateh owned cars jnst arent being used Aged men serve as bus motormei and teen are girls are conductors The driving is on Hie left side which is still stamped in my mint as the wrong side 1 arguewith m English friends about never win And Im forced to ad mit that I havent up to this timi seen either an accident or a nea accident on Londons streets Officers and enlisted meri who drive jeeps tell me that getting initiated into British lefthanc driving is a terrifying experience But all of a sudden they say i comes to you and is no mor difficult than our way SEARCH FOR BOY Paynesville Minn Art Mclntee said Wednesday h had appealed to the state bureau or criminal apprehension for ait in the search for 6year old Jackii Thcel son of Mr and Mrs Harolc Thecl Paynesville who went of to his first day of school Tues dayand hasnt been seen MASON Cm IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 6 MM raper coonsu ol Two SecUoreSectlnn One JJO tfl POISED TO HIT SIEGFRIED LINE NAZI DEFEAT TO LIFT MOST OF OUTPUT LIMITS Industry to Have Nearly Free Hand in Mapping Production Washington IP All controls over production save those ab solutely essential to assure the re duced measure of war production necessary to beat Japan are to DB removed immediately upon Germanys defeat After producing what is needed for the Japanese war industry will have virtually a free hand in resuming civilian production cars washing machines electric refrigerators or anything else A policy of allowing manufac turers to make whatever people want without direction from Washington was outlined Wednes day by Js A Krug acting chair man of the war production board Krug said the army navy and major war agencies unanimously agreed on the program intended to provide maximum employ ment just as quickly as possible after Germany goes down but at the same time protecting produc tion necessary to fight Japan A reduction of about 40 per cent in war production within 3 months after Germanys defeat and the freeing of 4000000 war workers for other jobs is antici pated Chairman Donald M Kelson of WPB now on a presidential mis sion to China has estimated thai a 40 per cent cut in war produc tion would mean a 30 per cent in crease in the output for civilians As specifically explained by Krug the program will allow any manufacturer to use any plant and any materials not Deeded for war production to turn out anything dthertgovernment agencies he said mil dowery thing withintheir powers to assis and encourage industry in rfesumr ing civilian production and maih taining the use of the knowhow of its in dustry divisions and industry labor advisory committees The production agency will maintain its organization anc powers until it is certain that the war production program is ade quate for victory over Japan Controls will be continued over such tight materials as lumber textiles and certain chemicals through a system of allocations designed to assure an equitable distribution based on essentiality The extreme emergency AAA preference rating will be re tained and there will be only one other reserved exclusively for the military programs during the war against Japan AIL other produc tion will be unrated Any manufacturer may accept unrated orders for anything bu he must fill rated orders ahead o all other business There is to be no programming of civilian production from Wash ington Krug said available sup plies of materials components facilities and manpower indicate maximum civilian production could be achieved without detailec priorities regulations from Wash ington WPB however will retain its industry divisions and industry di visions requirements committees to make certain that no one is permitted to procure an unreason able amount of any material or product that needed materials and components are made avail Yanks Kill 6 Jap Admirals onBase Near Tokyo Harbor By LEONARD MILLEIIAtf Associated Press War Editor Wele killed by enemv aclion at Yokosuka naval base guarding the entrance to Tokyos harbor a Nipponese broadcast reported Wednesday The enemy action may have been the shellfire of an American submarine Tokyo radio has pre viously reported submarines op erating in waters near the Japa nese shore There have been no announced allied bombingattacks so close to Tokyo since Lt Gen lames Dooiitlles raiders struck in 1942 The announcement of the loss of a vice admiral and 5 rear ad mirals was broadcast as the Japa nese diet opened an extraordinary session to hear the true war sit uation from Premier Gen Kun iaki Koiso His report Thursday should in clude the increasing threat to the Philippines brought by Gen Doug las MacArtrmrs knocked out 37 bombers who rriore Japanese snips and barges in the sea ap proaches to the Philippines Sun day and Monday Among them were 13 small craft and barges laden with troops Typical of land actions outside China was Mac Arthurs report Wednesday of the elimination o nearly 1000 more Japanese by Americans and Australians mop Pine up New Guinea They In cluded the unusually large num ber of 242 prisoners f No Japanese resistance was en countered in southwestern Burma Indian troops pushed 10 miles closer to Tiddim and British pa trols spread out for more than 30 miles along the banks of the steaming Chindwin Allied planes hammered the Japanese line 01 retreat Rail points throughout southeast Asia were bombed Japans 2 latest pushes in Chin were unchecked Bitter fighting was reported around 15 miles from Kiyang gateway to the UrS air base at Lingling in southeast China On the central coast within bombing range of Japan Nippo ness drove halfway from captured Lishui to the seaport of Wenchow HIS FACE SHOWS DEFEATWritten all over the face of this German general cap ured near Rsmes France is one worddefeat The MP guards seem to enjoy their job sociated Press wirephoto from signal corps Kayenay engraving able to top essential civilian ac tivities suchas transportation utilitiesand fuel arid that small iusiness is gi tiznity to obtain materials aria plies v CLAIM ROMANIA HUNGARY AT WAR Nazis ReportxRussians Strike Into Bulgaria London UR Berlin broadcasts reported Wednesday that Ro mania and Hungary were at war and that Hussion troops had struck into Bulgaria despite a Sofia plea for an armistice less than 7 hours after Moscow de clared war The turmoil prevailing in the Balkans since the axis satellites began abandoning the Germans was intensified according to the Berlin accounts to the point of pitting the former Hungarian and Romanian allies against one an other A Transocean news agency dis patch from Budapest quoted an official announcement that hos tilities had broken out between the Romanians and Hungarians KIMMELSSON MISSING ON SUB Commanded Craft Now Overdue Presumed Lost Washington P The sub marine Robalo commanded by Lt Comdr Manning Marius Kimmel son of Rear Admiral Husband E Kimmel is overdue to presumed lost the navy announced Wednes day Kimmel 31 has been on sub marine duty since 1933 and holds a silver star medal for his part in the sinking of a significant amount of Japanese shipping He took command of the year old Robalo and its crew of at least 65 officers and men in March first assignment as skip per of a submersible His father Admiral Kimmel now is awaiting court martial in connection with the Japanese De cember 1941 attack on Pearl Har bor A navy board ol inquiry cur rently is studying circumstances of the attack Admiral Kimmel at that time was commander of naval forces in the Pacific No information was given on where the Robalo a 1500ton fleettype submarine made her last war patrol but she is presumed to have been operating in the Pacific Her loss raised to 28 the number of submarines lost since the war started AH but 4 are reported overdue from war patrols Buy yonr and Stamps from carrier REDS SLASH ON IN HEAVY FIGHT NEOFWARSAW Narew River Base of Ostroleka Captured Marshal Stalin Says London Narew river trongpoint of Ostroleka 60 miles lortheast of Warsaw was cap ured Wednesday in the violent new Russian offensive between he capital and East Prussia Mar hal Stalin announced in an or der of the day Ostroleka lies on the east bank if the historic river which Mos cow and Berlin dispatches said lad been crossed and 26 miles outh of the southern boundary of East Prussia against which Berlin announced powerful iffensiye was directed Railroads radiate from the town o East Prussia Bialystok War aw and Siedlce Marshal Stalin addressed his jalutation to Col Gen G F Zak larov terming Ostroleka a river ortress town It was taken by torm REDS STRIKE AGAINST HEAVIEST OPPOSITION Moscow IP Russian troops pushed across the Narew river north of Warsaw Wednesday and struck toward East Prussia on a road front against the HEAVI EST KIND of German opposition rent dispatches said At the southern end of the long astern front troops which cap lured Craiova in southwest Ko mania drove along the Wallech ian plains on the approaches of Yugoslavia for a junction with Marshal Titos partisan army to cut off all the enemy in Bulgaria southern Yugoslavia Greece and the Agean The swift Russian columns in ithan BISHOP CANNON Chicago James Cannon Jr of the Methodist church Sorous dry crusader during the prohibition era died Wednesday at Wesley Memorial hospital Bishop Cannon of Virginia was 79 He died at 6 amof a heart ailment He had entered the hos pital last Friday Bishop Cannon came to Chi cago Aug 28 to attend a meeting of the antisaloon league He suf fered a heart attack shortly after his arrival but refused to go to the hospital until Friday Hospital attendants said he was alone when he died His wife was notified and she started here from their home at Richmond Bishop Cannons amazing career reached its peak in 1928 when he was believed to be primarily re sponsible for the shift of the demo cratic votes of the solid south in favor of Herbert Hoover thus bringing about the defeat of Al fred E Smith wet democratic presidential candidate He was born Nov 13 18G4 at Salisbury Md He was graduated from Randolph Macon college in 1884 and attended Princeton The ological seminary He began his religious career in 1888 on his 24th birthday Twenty years later he was elected bishop Bishop Cannon rose from com parative obscurity to national re nown through wide publicity giv en to senatorial investigations into his activities as chairman of the Virginia antiSmith committee In 1923 he was called by the Stiewar committee appointed by the U S senate to explain how he disposed of a contribution received from Edwin C Jameson New York capitalist Cannon ac counted for only 517000 but he was exonerated Cannons espousal of the uni fication of the 2 bodies of the Methodist Episcopal north and south branches devel oped into a feud with Bishop Collins Denny of Richmond which has become historic in Vir ginia Cannons first wife Laura Vir ginia Bennett to whom he was married in 1888 died in 1328 after bearing him 9 children He was married to his secretary Mrs Helen C McCallum a 4Dyearold widow in London in 1930 when he was 65 10 days after he had been cleared of charges affecting his clerical and private life He was president of the Black stone college for girls from 1894 to 1918 and edited the Christian Advocate from 1904 to 1918 when he was elected bishop of the Methodist Episcopal church south Bishop Cannon was in Mason City at the time of the Upper Iowa conference of the Methodist church some years ago He did not participate actively in the conference yoor War Bonds and Stamp from your GlobeGazette carrier boy REPORT PAPEN FUNK IN LISBON Xondon uncbnfirmec dispatch to the Daily Expres from Madrid said Wednesday tha Franz von Papen former German ambassador to Turkey Dr Walts Funk German minister of eco notnic affairs and 2 other Gcr mans identified as Julius ant Curtius had arrived in Lisbon by plane to seek temporary asy lum in Portugal for nazi chiefs pending attempts to negotiate peace with the allies Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and continued cool Wednesday and Wednes day night Warmer Thursday Iowa Fair through Thursday Cooler in east portion with scat tered frost in extreme north east portion Wednesday nigh Warmer Thursday Minnesota Fair Wednesday nigh and Thursday cooler east por tion with scattered frost ex treme east portion Wednesda night Warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 75 Minimum Tuesday night 46 At 8 a m Wednesday 47 Rain Tuesday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation 12 inch 81 52 10 from the iron gate where the Danube cuts through the Tran sylvanian Alps less than 140 from seething Belgrade and 175 from Hungary proper There wps no soviet announcem nt that red troops had invaded Bulgaria up on which Russia declared war Tuesday night The German controlled Oslo radio said Rus siah forces had entered Bulgaria Swarms of Slormovik planes paced the renewed Russian of fensive in the Narew area 31 miles from closest re ported approach of any allied army On one 24mile sector the Germans concentrated 4 divisions Front dispatches from Romani said the Germans were offering considerable resistance in Tran sylvania mountain passes north and northwest of captured Pitesti Northeast Iowa May Receive First Frost Tes Moines first fros of the season raay hit Iowa Wed nesday night the weather bureau said Wednesday It forecast scat tered frost in the extreme north east section of the state followed by warmer weather Thursday Many Canned Goods Made Ration Free Washington list of processed foods under vent its largest single cut Wed lesday when 17 separate ncluding many canned vege ables as well as baby foods soups baked beans and fruit ordered made pointfree effective Sept 17 The surprise move was an lounccd from the white house an unusual procedure in rationing matters by War Mobilization Di rector James F Byrnes It left ketchup canned toma oes and fruits tomato pineapple and grape juices as the principal processed foods still requiring blue stamps The action did not affect rationed meats butter heese and other foods taking red points Declaring that still other foods would be made point free as soon as the supply situation made it possible Byrnes listed these as the items that will take no points after Sept 17 Canned asparagus fresh lima beans corn peas pumpkin squash mixed vege tables baked beans baby foods soups tomato paste sauce pulp and puree and all varieties of jams jellies and fruit butters Only once before had a major rationing change been announced from the white house That came in Juiy 1943 when President Roosevelt revealed in an address to the nation that coffee would no longer be rationed the first food to be removed from ration ing Byrnes made the announcement after canvassing the entire food situation with Economic Stabiliz er Fred M Vinson War Food Administrator Manin Jones and Acting Price Administrator James F Brownlee Jones then submit ted thelist of foods which could be made point free because of abundant supplies and to prevent spoilage Theaction is in accord with TO BREAK LAST NAZI HOPE OF WEST DEFENSE Yank Armored Patrols Reconnoiter on German Soil Test Barriers BULLETIN With American Forces Near George S Pat on Jr sent motorized cavalry Jatrols to the vicinity of Metz Wednesday and troops reached a point 4 miles from the city after battering down stubborn ance London forces ot he U S 3rd army established hemselvcs firmly across the Mo selle river Wednesday in prepara tion for an assault on Hitlers west wall after their armored patrols reconnoitring the path of the ad vance had crossed the German border and then returned to the main elements Gen Dwight D Eisenhower de clared the battle of Germany was about to begin Battles soon will be fought on German soil he said in broad cast instructions to foreign work ers in Germany on ways to aid allied troops in combat areas A senior staff officer at supreme headquarters declared that Ger manys last defense hope in the west the Siegfried line or west wall was no stronger than the Atlantic wall if as strong and OF COURSE we are going to break The only questions he said was that part he left for the Germans to worry ly as Byrnes said When the supply of other foods make possible their removal from the ration list they will be promptly removed He said the move was made possible by the magnificent job done by farmers and food pro cessors The allied nations owe the American farmers a debt o gratitude he said They have so expressed themselves lowan Dead Another Critically Wounded in Sioux City Shooting Sioux City man wa dead and another reported in crit ical condition in a hospital here as result of what police said wa a shooting following an argumen in a tavern here Tuesday Edward J Tidd 45 Omaha rail road switchman was shot fatally and John Lorenzen bartender also known as Jim Miller was in a critical condition in a hospital Investigating officers said Tidd was shot by a 38 revolver in the hands of Lorenzen who in turn shot himself in the head Foreign Workers in Germany Told How to Aid Allies Declaring battles will fought on German soil Gen Uwight D Eisenhowers head quarters broadcast Wednesday a second set of instructions to for eign workers in Germany on how to help allied troops in combat areas The office of war Information said the broadcast instructed workers whose countries are at war with Germany to go into hiding and await the arrival of al lied forces gather useful informa tion and if unable to escape to the country do evtrything in your power to prevent the de struction of facilities needed by the allied armies about He made it clear that the greatest problem for the German defense was its insufficient man power that there were far fewer troops in the line than intended to man it against a major assault may come anywhere along its length from the Swiss frontier to its northern flank Supreme headquarters officially described the penetrations of the reich frontier as actions nerhaps 25 to 30 miles ahead of the main front The 3rd army permitted disclosure only Wednesday that these had occurred WHERE ALLIES STORM GERMAN HOMELAND DEFENSESReports placed S S lrk 4 t0 Wipe the last hold of Geman trappd along the
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