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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 7, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOU 1 Fleet Street Is Home of London Press W EARL HALL GlobeGaxette Managing Editor Letter No 10 London Air far as I know there isnt in all the world anything that even approaches being a counterpart of Londons Fleet street Every great English journalist and more than a lew of the worlds greatest men of letters have had their Fleet street con nection AU of my lite Ive known about re nowned thor oughfare Once about 17 years ago I was ex posed to it briefly But this time I think HAIA Ive sensed the indefinable some thing which gives the Fleet street quality to Fleet street I canthink of no more impressive introduction to Fleet street than the inscription on a tablet which actually does introduce y o u to this center of British journalism as you come down Ludgate from St Pauls cathedral Mounted on the exterior wall the very first building you come to oa crossing that imaginary line between Ludgate and Fleet this tablet contains a eulogy to one o its most distinguished alumni in these simplewords Edgar Wallace Reporter Born London1875 Died Hollywood 1932 Founder and Member of the Company of Newspaper Makers He knew wealth and poverty v yet had walked with kings and kepthis bearing Of his talents he gave lavishly to authorship to Fleet street he gave his heart To London indeec to all British journalists Flee street isjtiore than a more Mian a place Its a lot o good Its a personality itself and its a connecting lini with great minds of otner days The St Pauls area close i hand was turned into a by naa fleet treet o caped relatively vabwri But even if U had been razed the old Flee street spirit would have been per petnated In a new Fleet stree body Its something indestruct ible Strangely enough it isnt much to look at I doubt that in 4ts half dozen blocks there are mor than a dozen places which woulc measure up to building spccifica tionsin an American I suppose youd call it quaint but thats rather inadequate as descriptive word The building mosHy are low squatty and of an cient brick The shop fronts ar narrow and cluttered with th names of newspapers and press agencies fe Among the names are all b Londons papers including th largest and most But far greater number are iprovin cial British newspapers As on publisher put it to me No news paper pretending to be a news paper on this little Island won dare to be without a Fleet stree address I visited precincts where one Ben Johnson and Charles Dick ens and more latterly Edgar Wallace spuntheir yarns I visited the offices of the AT and UP and saw the men and th machines which are writing an transmitting to the i corners of th earth the day to day story of thi war And I inspected from basemen to garret the plant oftheLondo Express with the worlds larges circulationof more than 3 million I have come to know at leas in a superficial way the Flee street of today and I think I ca feel the Fleet streetof yesterda yesterdays 76 of Food Stores Tl ith UFA Des Moines Seventysi per cent of 2306 food stores i the Des Moines office of price ac ministration district were foun to be complying fully with OP regulations during the Augu survey it was announced Thurs day by Walter D Kline OPA di rector One fourth of all violation were in price ceilings The othe violations involved errors in post ing store group signs price lists price and grade tags Buy your War Bond an Stamps from your GlobeGazed carrier boy NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS CmU a CODT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER T 1944 This Paper Consists at Two SectionsSection Ono Associated pros Unitei Pnm rull Leued Win BATTLE RAGES ALONG MOSELLE WINE FOR ADVANCING AMERICANSVillagers of Forge Phillippe Belgian torder town pour wine f or Amencan soldiersi who crossed the border in their advance through Europem puramt of German troops Associated Press wirephoto Kayenay engraving SeryiceErom Decorah to Estheryille Planned The Winnebago limes Inc Thursday was granteda certificate of convenience and necessity to operate as carrier of pas sengers and a limited amount of freightbetween Mason City and Decorah to the east and from Ma son City to Estherviile to the west The certificate granted by the Iowa commerce commission fol lowing a hearing in Mason City Aug 14 provides for the full schedule sought by the Wihne bago Lines The next step toward setting buses in operation will be obtain inga permit from the ODT If this is granted the company will pro ceed with the purchase of 4 hoses The bos station and office in Ma son City will be at the Hotel Han ford The Winnebago Lines Inc pro poses to provide 2 round trips daily between Mason City and Estherviile One bus will leave Ma son City at a rti and arrive at Estherviile at 12 noon the oth er leaving Mason City at p m arriving in Estherviile at p m On the return trips one bus will leave Estherviile a m arriving in Mason City at am and the other leaving Esther viile at pm arriving in Ma son City at p m daily serv ice On the Mason CityDecorah run only one round trip is scheduled leaving Mason City at p m arriving at Decorah at p m Returning the bus will leave Decorah at a m arriv ing in Mason City at a m daily service In granting the certificate the commission took cognizance of the fact that 37 witnesses from various cities and towns testified in favor of granting the service These testified to the lack of adequate transportation facilities both for passengers and freight particularly fast freight in the way of getting repairs for ma chinery which will aid in food production Stress also was placed upon the lack of facilities for sol Winnebago Lines Gets Certificate SEEK APPROVAL TO BUY 4 BUSES diers and sailors to reach their homes while in furlough It is also pointedput that many from this territory attendcollege at Decorah and other points and are without transportation facili ties Between Mason City and Es therville it is proposed to nuke stops at Manly Hanlontown Fer tile Forest City Leland Lake Mills Thompson Buffalo Center Lakota Gerled Bancroft Swea City Gridley ana Graver a total distance of 133 miles Between Mason City and De corah a total distance of 109 miies on the bus line stops will be made at Plymouth Graf ton Car penter St Ansgar Osage New Haven Ricevillc Saratoga DavJs Corners Cresco and Ridgeway Officers of the Winnebago lines Inc are E W Clark president Mrs Hanford MacNider vice pres ident Wilson Abel vice president and Ed Gage Jr secretarytreas urer Directors are Allan F Beck Ber nard Manley Henry Frankel Tom Cain Dr B Raymond Weston B R Dunn E W Clark Wilson Abel Mrs Hanford MacNider and Cur tis Amen The company is capitalized at Westiall and Laird rre the attorneys Jor the corporation The commission reported it would hold a public hearing Oct 3 on the application of F H Dewees Oclwein Iowa to operate a bus linebetween Wavcrly and Water loo A healing has been scheduled for Sept 26 on petitions to estab lish approximately 112 miles of transmission line in the following Iowa counties Franklin Cerro Gordo Butler Greene Jasper Sac Clay Buena Vista Pocahontas Black Hawk Boone Woodbiiry Story and Marshall 2 SUFFER POLIO Ottumwa members of the McKillip family have been victims of infantile paralysis Margaret McKillip 12 is a pa tient at an Iowa City hospital Her father Lawrence McKillip was attacked several weeks ago ILL WITH POLIO Iowa City Miller 14 was reported Wednesday as the first case of infantile paralysis in Iowa City His condition at a Iowa City hospital was said to be satisfactory CHURCHILL F R MAY MEET SOON Quebec Likely Site of 2 Power Parley London Roose velt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill were believed like Thursday night to meet some where in North America soon with Quebec the most likely site discuss the war situation throughout the world The Roosevelt Churchill talk were expected to be largely in formal and conducted on a small er and more quiet scale than those at Casablanca Cairo ant Teheran or even the earlie Quebec conference The agenda was expected t include the following 1 Means of pushing a mount ing offensive against Japan 2 Final approval of plans t crush Germany militarily in th field inside the reich itself thi year which Gen Dwight D Eisenhower and his lieutenant now have completed 3 Occupation of Germany b Russia Britain and the Unite States r 4 Application of lendlease other countries 5 The Polish border question 6 The question of territories and minorities generally 7 Peace terms for Germany 8 International control by th united nations to prevent furthe outbreaks of aggression 9 General AngloAmerican co operation Man Who Shot lowan in Tavern Kills Self Sioux City P John Laren zen 51 former partner in a tav ern here who County Atty EC ward L Moran said shot an killed Edward J Tidd 46 rail road switchman and then turne the 38 caliber revolver on him self died Wednesday from th selfinflicted wound The shoot ing Moran said occurred in beer parlor Tuesday and followec an argument between Tidd Lorenzen also known as Jim ler concerning religion and na tionalities MASON CITY ROUTE OF THE WINNEBAGO LINES INC BUS SERVICE HO I RUSSIANS NEAR JUNCTION WITH TITOS FORCES Speedy Red Troops Reported to Within 90 Miles of Belgrade M o s c o w Swift Russian troops were reported fighting vithin 90 miles of Belgrade Thursday and were believed al eady to have ferried the Danube and reached Yugoslav soil south of the Iron Gate gorge where the mighty river cuts through the Transylvania Alps The red army might be using parachute troops in an effort to istablish a junction with Marshal Titos partisan army scattered hrough the rugged mountains in ide Yugoslavias northeast fron tier TurnuSeverin on the frontier vas captured Wednesday and the iussians pursued the Germans through the Iron Gate and were reported fighting Thursday for Orsova on the Danube well be yond the gorge In northern Poland a great tattle that may liberate Warsaw and carry the war into East Prus ia increased in violence with Russian army groups attaching on a 35mile front alone the Narew river and on the close eastern approaches to the Polish capital Fhe Narew fortress town of Ostro eka was toppled Wednesday and ihe Russians moved on within 23 miles of the southern border of East Prussia Red Star declared that 791000 ermans had been killed on the long eastern front in the summer offensive from June 23 through Aug 31 and said this means the redarmy in 9 weeks has exter minated a Germany at my great er than that sent against the al lies Otherhundreds of thousands reported captured Germans kep their mainforces on the sovie front shifting there division from occupied Burppeahcouhtries andfrom Germany Itself the army newspaper Hit lerite command does not concea the fact that its is to prevent invasion from the east An imminent large scale junc tion of the red army and Titos forces on Yueoslav soil was ex pected to block the Germans last overland escape route from the Balkans A 50mile fringe of foothills at Nazis Assert Reds Pushed Across Bulgaria to Greece By The Associated Press Russian troops have driven across Bulgaria into Greece reaching he Turkish frontier in the Demotica area after a sensational 160 mile advance in 2 days the radio said Thursday in an official DNB broadcast Another Russian tank column was reported advancing toward Sofia the Bulgar capital of 400000 Bulgaria against which Russia declared war Tuesday night was invaded at 3 points the Germans said adding the southwestern Transylvania Alps base 1 was of the all that No resistance worth mention ing seems to have been put up in consequence of the muddled up political conditions there Berlin announced earlier that 3ulgaria had broken relations with her and unconfirmed Turkish dispatches said Bulgaria declared war on Germany to put the Bal kan country at war with both sides The Bulgars pleaded with Russia for an armistice soon after the Kremlin declared war during time in which armistice nego tiations with the United States and Britain were bogged down The Germans said the Russians crossed the Danube in the area of Giuriu and Ruse Romanian and Bulgar towns facing each other across the river and in the area north of Sofia The Russian plunge to the Iron Gate of the Danube Wednesday gave them control of all the north frontier of Bulgaria Demotica Didymoteikhon lies in Thrace the eastern extremity of Greece which Bulgaria seized and occupied after the German conquest of the Balkans It is 60 miles north the Aegean 190 miles east of Salonika and 130 miles northwest of Istanbul the former Turkish Bosporus capital oh the separated the red army from the great plain which embraces Buda pest and most oC Hungary and in cludes Hitlers most important re maining wheat basin The Hun garian frontier itself was 122 miles distant Before Warsaw Marshal Kon stantin Rokossovsky drove the Germans from the ruins of Wolo min 7 miles from the capitals eastern limits and sent tanks thrusting almost to the edge o Praga Warsaws industrial suburb on the east side of the Vistula Thousands of German dead were strewn grotesquely in wood and swamps further north on the east side of the Narew silent wit nesses to the effectiveness of red artillery and dive bombers which blasted to bits 11 pontoon bridges on which the enemy relied for escape Eighty German tanks counter attacked before the Russians stormed into Ostroleka where perfect roads go north to the cities of East Prussia and south to Warsaw Izvestia reported The Russians overwhelmedride belts of steel reinforced bunkers and dug out extensive minefields in the Narew area One tank bar rier 5 miles long was reduced The Germans frantically tried to stabilize this crucial sector Once the red army gains a sizable bulge west of the Narew Warsaw would be decisively out flanked and the entire front across Poland would be in im mediate danger of cracking wide open The general direction of march is toward the Aegean coast said the Berlin broadcast recorded by the Associated Press The first Russian incursions into Bulgaria took place Tuesday the day Rus sia declared war the enemy said The new Bulgarian leftist gov ernment wrntncharactensrically is being called the TCerensky gov ernment the transitory Russian regime between the czar and the soviet union is said to have reached an agreement leavini Bulgarian ground to the Soviets without fighting the Berlin radio said The collapse of Hitlers Balkan house was complete except for Hungary German forces in the Balkans appeared to have been trapped with surrender their only out and Cairo dispatches declared 6 German divisions in Greece alone virtually in the bag The Greek government in ex ile in Cairo was reported prepar ing to move to Athens believing the day of Greek liberation v near Ankara dispatches dated Wed ay said Bulgaria declared war iday night after much fev between Sofia and the decision v minister to the British ican ambassadors Tues day after the news had been given to the Russian envoy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness and much warmer Iowa Fair through Friday fol lowed by increasing cloudiness and rising temperature trend through Friday night Minnesota Fair Thursday night and Friday Warmer Friday and in north and west portions Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 66 Minimum Wednesday night 41 At 8 a m Thursday 48 YEAR AGO Maximum 60 Minimum 42 Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy DEWEY CHEERED IN PHILADELPHIA Declares Hes Opposed to Setting Up New CCC Philadelphia Thomas Dewey told a newi conference Thursday that any decision on iniversal military training must e postponed until atter the war jut added that he was opposed to establishing a new civilian con servation corps Here for a major speech in which he would discuss the fun damental issues of the campaign the GOP presidential nominee vas asked what he thought about be establishment of compulsory military training courses for use after the ivar That is a decision that must be delayed until later and dictated by circumstances the New York lovernor told about 100 newsmen Ill tell you this however I am not for a CCC A reporter asked if Dewey was referring to a recent statement by President Roosevelt advocating Dewey to Broadcast Talk Over KGLO Gov Deweys address In Phila delphia will be broadcast by KGLO at 9 oclock Thursday eve ning the establishment youth corps in the postwar period Dewey said his statement must stand for it self Certainly he said I wouldnt put anybody in the army unless theyare needed of course for the defense States ed enthusiastically ou hi here by railroad station and persons who lined the streets Dewey told re porters he intends to discuss in his speech Thursday night what he called the fundamental is sues of the campaign The question before the people is whether to elect an administra tion largely if not wholly for peacetime government that be lieves in this country or one that for 8 straight years ol its owr depression proved that it coulc not solve the problems of tlii country and did not believe in it1 Dewey declared Asserting that the new deal had failed to conquer the unemploy ment and other problems in the 8 years ol President Roosevelts first 2 terms Dewey said the ques tion now before the country is whether we want to go back to the 10 to 12 million unemployec and the new deal failures or whether we want to go forward1 A reporter asked the GOP nominee if he believed the way the war is going now is favor able to a change in administra tion I believe the people will change administrations next Jan Dewey replied Philadelphia gave Dewey an enthusiastic reception as he ar rived BRIDGEHEAD IS WON BY YANKS AT HEAVY COST Americans Lose Another Bridgehead in Face of Violent Artillery BULLETIN London tanks and infantry were fighting the irst battles for Germany along he Moselle river Thursday They won one bridgehead below at heavy cost and lost another at ontAMousson in the face of violent German artillery fire A showdown assault on 200 miles of the Siegfried line appeared to be shaping up By VIRGIL PINKLEV Supreme Headquarters AEF armies pressing a 2 way pincers movement toward Germany plunged deep into the Ardennes forest tieyond the Meuse river Thursday and to the south east battered forward against bit er resistance along a 30mile Mo selle valley front Supreme headquarters reported Lhat Lt Gen Courtney H Hodges tad driven a 1st army spearhead across the Meuse well into the rugged Ardennes forest to the area of Thilay 9 miles northeast Charleville near the FrancoBel gian frontier Robert C Richards United Press correspondent with Lt Gen George S Pattons 3rd army said American assault forces were hammeringahead in the Moselle valley between Nancy and Metz in a crunching assault ou the steel and concrete fortifications before the Siegfried line Supreme headquarters disclosed that Pattons army massing in the Moselle valley includes the Ameri can 5th infantry division whose troops of the United Statesarmy to go overseasin war The division landed in Sep tember 1941 and has not been home since The 35lh infantry anJ 4th and 7th armored divisions also were revealed to be taking part in the 3rd army drive now menacing Germany proper Richards dispatch from the Mo selle valley did not make clear the situation at Metz and Nancy It said the Americans were at the approaches of each Unofficial reports said fighting was going ou in Noncy and that the Americans held a part of it The American 1st army and the British 2nd army were Hearing a junction in Belgium The Yanks captured Jodoignc about 15 miles southeast of Louvain which had been captured by lie British The London radio quoting Us correspondent with the 2nd army said British columns were about 30 miles from Germany east and northcast of Louvain and recon naissance units were even nearer An American column was re ported at Yonco 10 miles south east of Sedan which still was in German handsbut official re ports did not make clear whether it was a 1st or 3rd army forma tion A general feeling was manifest at headquarters that another ARMIES ARE ASSAULTSArrows point from areas in
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