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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 12, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL L Associated Press and United Press Full Leucd Wires Five Cents MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 12 1944 This Paper Consists of Two One NO Londoners Not in Mood to Be Lenient EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Letter No 11 Air Mail A peace dictated by the rank and file Lon doner today would be a peace based pretty much on the revenge motive Hesi suffered under the blitz bomb ot 1940 and un der the even more devilish if not more de structive robot bomb of 1944 Hes just in no mood to be mer ciful You gain this very definite impression b y stepping up to natives at ran dom and putting HALT the question What do you think should be done to Germany after the war One typical answer from a ho tel maid What would I do with the Ger mans she repeated in strong Cockney accent Id exterminate them Id wipe them out Yes I mean exactly that I would kill every bloody one of them even the children for theyll grow up to be bloody nazis Her pother had been killed in the blitz her home had been smashed and her husband had been badly wounded in France The question wasnt academic with her Her strong feeling was un derstandable From a policeman stationed near Charing Cross came this somewhat more temperate view point I have lost 3 sons in this war and surely I dont want no more ivar I dont know what we should do with the Germans Exterminate them No that isnt the way But we must see that theyre never al lowed to start another war no matter what the effort or the cost Bitterness flared again in a young woman employed as a clerk I hope the Russians reach Ber lin first she said They will be rough on the Germans and Im afraid the British and the Ameri cans would be too humane Its just a case of the world having too many To draw hereout further I 2 ARMIES PUSH INTO GERMANY Report Philippines Hit Again by Task Forces JAPS DECLARE CARRIER CRAFT ON 2ND ATTACK U S Reveals First Assault Cost Nipponese 89 Ships 68 Planes By LEONARD HOLLEMAX Associated Press War Editor Tokyo radio Tuesday reported American carrier planes struck at the Philippines a 2nd time on the heels of the first U S seaborne air attack on the islands which cost the Japanese 89 ships and 68 planes In the first strike announced Monday night by Adm Chester W Nimitz an entire convoy of 52 freighters and sampans was sunk off northern Mindanao island by navy planes and the guns of sap porting cruisers and destroyers Other sorties raging 250 miles from Suriago at the northern tip of Mindanao to Buayan in the south destroyed or damaged 37 more Two sizable freighters were hit at Zamboanga by Gen Douglas MacArthurs land based bombers in a complementary strike at the island Carrier planes blasted 5 air dromes and facilities of 3 ports Attacking squadrons estimated in axis reports at 300 bombers and fighters swept 100 miles in from the east coast almost unopposed Lewis FR Every Coal Miner in Face Cincinnati L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers told the opening session of his unions convention Tuesday that President Roosevelt publicly kicked every coal miner in the treme You say extreme she replied You have been in America Youre a long way from the bomb ing I dont think you can under stand what weve gone through here without experiencing it father came back from the other war with gas in his lungs I saw him die in our home in Scot land And what Ive seen since I came toLondon Let me tell you I saw a German flyer not more than 80 feet above ground turn his machine gun on children play in in a school yard He killed 50 of them He knew they were chil dren and he knew what he was doing And you say 1 am extreme Then from a cultured gentle a typical British business face during the wage last year and appealed to the UMW membership in effect not to vote for him iii November Lewis referred to the presidents radio appeal to the miners in the spring of 1943 as the kick in the face saying that Mr Roosevelt denounced the men and their union after the policy committee had voted to call off the strike How did you like it Lewis asked the packed auditorium Perhaps you would like some more of it came the cry from some delegates Others shouted pour it on John continued the UMW chieftain vote him into office in November and I think youll get some more of it next April The current coal contract ex pires in April DeleKates have introduced a to tal of 15 proRoosevelt resolutions and 5 either opposing Sir Roose velt or directly indorsing Thomas E Dewey the printed booklet of resolutions given to the conven tion disclosed Lewis criticized Hay Edmund son leader of UMW autonomy forces without mentioning him by name He said the leader of the movement got some money put out some interviews and set out to change the constitution change the contract and get my job While all that is going on just what am I supposed to be doing This remark brought him the gr i ji Only 8 Japanese planes came up 1 greatest ovationof his opening ad iotigM All wereshot down Sixty dressc The c r 6 w d whistled destroyed onthephiieked aftd clalipedJtsapproval NAZIS BITTERLY TRY TO DEFEND CENTERS OF OIL U S Planes From West Destroy 398 Craft in 3 Days London More than 1000 American heavy bombers attacked half a dozen oil plants deep in central and eastern Germany Tuesday and with their escorts destroyed 70 more nazi fighters Supreme invasion headquarters announced that heavy bombings had cut German oil production 61 per cent since May 1 The American armadas cut into Germany while many hundreds of other planes pummeled the foe close to the western battle fronts They destroyed 45 planes in aerial combat and another 25 on the ground American losses were not immediately announced Another force of 500 or so American heavy bombers from Italy attacked the Wasserberg factory at Ulm where the nazis were Touilding new and PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT LEAVES PARADE Roosevelt and the governor general of Canada the Earl of Athlone leave the parade grounds at the Citadel of Quebec Canada 3RDSPEARHEAD NQWINSIGHTOF SIEGFRIED LINE Nazi Moselle Valley Defenses Cracked in Strength by Yanks BULLETIN Broad casting companys reporter James Cassidybroadcasting from near the Belgian German frontier Tuesday quoted almost incredible reports coming back from the first army forces invading Ger many Cassidy said that American troops passed through an un named town toward Trier and in stead of resistance met with an uproarious greeting from German man man I have no softness in my heart for the Germans not just then leaders but the Germans them selves But common sense tells me we must xvork out a plan Ger many is just too important a na tion to be exterminated To do that wed be following the Hitler pattern That isnt the kind of world we want to live in Next an elderly woman the wife of a clergyman I was in a room on the 8th floor of this hotel when a bomb struck Two others in the room with me were killed I was hurt but not seriously So you see it isnt easy for me to practice the Christian virtues covering the treatment of those who despitefully use us Last a medical doctor born in Philadelphia but reared and edu cated My wife was killed by a buzz bomb in our garden Im on my way now to work on the wreckage of my home I have a son in Nor mandy I ought to hate the Ger mans I have every good reason But my hatred of the Germans is transcended by far by my hatred of war My memorial to my wife I have highly resolved is to spend the remaining years of my life try ing to do something about banish ing the institution of war from the face of the earth Bitterness and vengeance wont accomplish that even in the right di rection others were grouncL Nimitz said U S air losses were very light and not a single sur face ship was hit Tokyo reported 130 carrier air craft swept north of Mindanpa for the 2nd strike hitting the central Philippines Sunday Manila time Mindanao southernmost of the is lands was raided the preceding day Simultaneously with the 2nd Philippines attack strong carrier forces again shot up Palau 600 miles to the east Two more Japanese convoys at the extreme ranges of the Japa nese empire were routed by allied aircraft but communiques did not mention the number of ships sunk A 15 ship convoy apparently trying to reinforce beleaguered Japanese troops in Burma was scattered over hundreds of square miles of the Ada man sea in a 23 hour fight by rocketfiring British Beaufighters The British called it the greatest single air and sea victory in southeast Asiatic waters Another convoy was attacked MAP STRATEGY AGAINST JAPS Quebec Parley Is Primarily Military Quebec Roose velt and Prime Minister Churchill conferred Tuesday summoned their military staffs for an after noon session and again officially emphasized that their meeting was primarily military and con cerned with the Pacific war against Japan Stephen Early presidential sec retary and Robert Cruikshank of British information services brought to a prerioon press con ference word of the days sched ule jEarly openedhlis remarks by Reds Prepare for Full Scale Assault Into East Prussia Moscow in their own lines after a 2nd patrol expedi tion into East Prussia within 3 weeks red army units gave the soviet command important information Tuesday for a fullscale thrust by Aleutianbased planes near Paramushiro 1200 miles north east of Japan A tanker was left in flames by bombers from the Marianas con tinuing the daily raids against 2 islands in the Volcano group 750 miles south of Tokyo In the most active theater of ground fighting Japanese columns continued to pour through south east China toward Kwcilinheart Eisenhower Warns People to Leave Ruhr Rhineland Supreme Headquarters AEF iP Eisenhower told the peo ples of the Ruhr and Rhineland Tuesday that areas in which they live soon will become theaters of war and that in order to prevent needless civilian casualties they should leave immediately Rear communications of the remnants of the German army re treating into Germany will be subjected to bombing as devastat ing as that which preceded and accompanied the allied campaign in Normandy his broadcast mes sage said Civilians are hereby warned that everyone who lives or works in the vicinity of road railroad or canal communications of military depots camps installations or factories working for the nazi war machine must from now on reckon that they will not be safe from high level or low level at tack at any hour of the day or night He warned too that perpetra tors of atrocities against non Germans in the Ruhr and Rhine land will be brought to trial for those crimes SUFFOCATED UNDER CAR Virginia Minn UR Albert Levander 47 constable was suf focated Monday when his auto mobile on which he was working planes They also bombed anair field at Lechfeld where many of these aircraft have been seen In 3 days American planes alone and only those striking from the west have destroyed 398 Ger man planes 175 of them Monday by 8th air force fighters and bombers In clear weather the bombers struck visually at these ob jectives Synthetic oil plants at Ruhland northeast of Fresden Baolen near Leipzig Magdenburg and at Brux on the Czech border Refineries at Hammmgstadt near Heide and at Misburg near Hannover An engine plant near Kiel An ordnance depot at Fredrich stadt near Magdeburg The Germans said yet another American force was hitting south Germany from Italian bases The enemy in desperation lighted smudge pots around some of the refineries to conceal them in smoke palls Some of the tar gets were even deeper in eastern and central Germany than those attacked Monday In all 203 German planes were destroyed in the west Monday Fighter bombers the U S 9th air force knocked out 28 includ ing 9 in combat while the 175 victories were by Lt Gen James H Doolittles 8th air force Four more were destroyed in the Medi terranean theater and 7 in Russia thiliHe president J with the press of Monday on the basis of the papers he has seen and a resume from Washing ton that have emphasized the mil itary sense of the conference and the Pacific theater Both Early and Cruikshank stressed the informality of per sonal talks between the president and Churchill and how each was available to the Vther at any time Would it be accurate to imply that meeting alone they are talk ing over some of the broader po litical aspects started to ask You are using a word I dont understand Early grinned I dont mean Mr Dewey the republican presidential candidate the reporter continued I mean the broader international political aspects I think youd better say mili tary Early replied after a pause Cruikshank switched the news away from urgent war problems by saying that Tuesday was the 36th wedding anniversary of Prime Minister and Mrs Church ill into German territory expected begin at any moment This 2nd penetration of the en emys own land was made across the Sesupe river which forms the boundary between the soviet Lithuanian republic and the area of East Prussia northeast of Insterburg Red army artillery has been pounding this sector for days Meanwhile a powerfullysus tained red army drive plunged into the outskirts of the northern Polish rail center of Lomza gateway city to lower East Prussia after over running 30 or more settlements in one of the most stubbornly de fended sectors of the eastern front Outflanked west and battered by the attacking forces closing in from the south the Narew river stronghold 20 miles from the East Prussia border on the south appeared about to fall By German radio account the Russians also were again strongly on the move before Warsaw and toward northern Hungary Berlin reported the opening of a longawaited concentrated as sault on Warsaws eastern sn burbs The broadcasts acknowl edged Russian penetration of Ger a reporter man lines before Praga Warsaws suburb on the east bank of the Vistula Soviet troops last were re ported 10 miles from Praga Moscow did not confirm a Ger man report ol a fresh soviet offen sive that toppled Krosno a high way and rail town in southern Poland 17 miles from Slovakia which at this point is only a 48 mile strip separating Poland from north Hungary In the south the combined Rus sianRomanian offensive through the Transylvania hills surged down within 40 miles of the Danubian PRESS AGAINST GOTHIC DEFENSE Heavy Fighting Along Adriatic Continues Rome The American 5th and British 8th armies jammed against the main Gothic line posi tions across Italy Tuesday in civilians London Berlinbound American columns which battered into Germany 70 miles apart were ramming against the Siegfried line Tuesday One first army spearhead thrust 5 miles inside the reich from Lux embourg Seventy miles to the north elements of an armored division crossed the frontier in strength stepping off from Bel gium east of the town of Eupen Another spearhead presumably of the third army was reported to have reached the Our river boundary line of Germany and Luxembourg within plain sight of the Siegfried line Germans could be seen moving into the lines concrete pillboxes and bunkers a dispatch said Nearly 300 miles to the rear British forces captured the great Atlantic port of Le Havre needed to feed supplies forward for the massive assault on the reich Both border plunges were made T5y the U S first army Eupen is 10 milesbelow the of the allied defense system for slipped from a jack and pinned southern China making total German losses 214 Use Training Troops for Occupation By The Associated Press New Gas Panel Named for Carroll County Carroll of 3 persons to succeed those who re signed last week from the gasoline panel of the Carroll county ration ing board was announced by J W Heider county ration board chair man New members are A F cox chairman Loyd Booth and Edward T Kell Those who re signed last week charging in part that the district OPA office dic tated were E N Neu S S Kudsk and Barney Sharp bombers and 29 fighters failed to him beneath the gasoline tank London dence xpressing confi plains In Romania Russian columns Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy See Story on Page 2 DEWEY CONFERS WITH IOWA Presidential Nominee Thomas E Dewey right foreground confers with Iowa editors while in Des Moines for a day long series of conferences in connection with his current campaign tour Two hundred persons crowded elbow to the press table in the United States W Earl Hall managing editor of the Mason City Iowa GlobeGazette advo cated Tuesday the use of Ameri can training troops for thte occu pation of Germany to help speed demobilization of veterans With the time approaching when America will be called upon to help police enemy territory Hall expressed the belief that the people of the United States would consent even though they wont be happy about it to the use of occupation forces in the knowl edge that it will help to secure peace Here on invitation of the Brit ish ministry of information Hall and Fred Christophers on execu tive editor of the Sioux Falls S Dak Daily ArgusLeader re cently returned from Prance Near Cherbourg Hall visited giant uncompleted sites for launching super buzzbombs The his stay in the London area which experienced robot attacks convinced him the devilish contraptions for wagiing war by remote control were a powerful argument for a lasting peace organization He said he was deeply im pressed by the way Londoners took the pounding and also by a comparison of its scars with the scratches of Paris climbed from the Danube valley through the 8000foot Transyl vania Alps by way of Vulcan Pass and captured Pelrosani 124 miles from prewar Hungarys frontier and 65 miles northeast of Turnu Severin Danube city on the Yugo slav border which was taken last Wednesday by the red army Word of a Russian junction with the Yugoslav partisans of Marshal Tito was expected hourly many places entire front after2 to 3 mile advances through high mountain positions in the section above Florence headquarters announced Heavy fighting continued on the Adriatic where Poles British and Canadians have been slugging within sight of coastal Rimini for a week or more The Gothic Jine the strongest and last German position south of the Po valley stretches 125 miles across the peninsula and is based on towering Apennine mountains Near the Adriatic in the Rimini sector however the mountains thin out and the terrain is sim pler A breakthrough here would put the allies onto the level Eme lian and Lombard plains to the Po affording opportunities to cut German communications and en trap German troops in the main Gothic line positions The Germans said the detach ing movements to the Appenine Gothic line were concluded ac cording to plan indicating that a decisive battle for north Italy was at hand At nearest points the allies were 4 miles from Rimini heavily fortified eastern anchor of German defenses northwest of Trier Farlher south the U S 3rd army cracked through the old Maginot line to Thionville on the Moselle above French bridge heads already forged across that river Besides Eupen the Americans captured Malmedy 15 miles south and also on territory incorporated into the reich by nazi decree To the north they seized Fort Ebon Emael one of the strongest of the Belgian Liegering forts against only moderate nazi re sistance and smashed on within a mile of the Dutch frontier 4 miles from Maastricht The first armys total of pris oners jumped up 15000 in a week to a total of 163706 and supreme headquarters declared the over all allied bag of prisoners for the campaign in northern France now was well in excess of 300000 More than 65000 have been taken in southern France The U S 3rd army meanwhile cracked the nazi Moselle valley defenses in strength A front dis TO LOOT BEER SALES DCS Moines city coun cil upon a motion from Safety Commissioner Charles F Triplett has ordered drawn a proposed city ordinance which would forbid the sale of beer for consumption on the premises on VDay Bur your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Con tinued cool through Tuesday night Warmer Wednesday Iowa Clearing and continued cool Tuesday night with few scat tered light showers in east por tion Wednesday partly cloudy and warmer Thursday fair and a little warmer Minnesota Light showers extreme southeast early Tuesday night becoming fair late Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Tuesday night and a little wanner Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 71 Minimum Monday night 55 At 8 a m Tuesday 57 Rain 01 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 66 Minimum 48 Precipitation A WHERE ALLIES SMASH indicate areas where allied armies were pressing closer to the chan nel coast and smashing forward toward the main defenses of the reich The 3rd U S army made contact with ele ments of the 7th U S army in the vicinity of Somernon west of Dijon American doughboys captured the for tress city of Aumetz north of Jletz and a big part of the Maginot line intact Siegfried port city o f Aachen U L 3 armotbuxBt bver IheJfontier in this area at Monday C Tanks beat forward deeper Tues f day morning The crossing from Luxembourg hit into the reich V   

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