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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 30, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COUP DEPARTMENT Of ISTORY AND ARCHivcs THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL I Praia United fnmt Volt LcaMd Vina HM m MASON CITS IOWA SATURDAY gEPTEXBEK 3t 1944 NO SM Glasgow Has 33 Yards for Shipbuilding By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor ENTER PASSES ON SOUTH FRONT Letter No 30 Glasgow U S Army Bomber sat to day in the office of a veteran Scotch builder George Barrie con struction direc tor for Barclay Curie and com pany and heard Americas Hen ry Kaiser re ferredto as the 3rd miracle of this war The first in his order of narration was Britains de fense against nazi invasion in RUSSIANS CALL ON HUNGARY TO CAST OFF NAZIS Leaflets Dropped Over Front Lines Urge Troops to Surrender Moscow opened up Saturday with a strong propa ganda campaign urging Hungary to surrender as red army troops 1940 the 2nd was pertightened a pincers offensive lormance at Stalingrad the 3rd against Hitler s last big Balkan was this amazing man who tossed vassal state shipbuilding orthodoxy out the Leaflets dropped over the Hun window in the interest of giving earian lines encouraged the enemy America a lot ol cargocarrying tioovs to capitulate The leaflets vessels overnight This appraisal of Mr Kaiser one whose roots are deep in the shipbuilding tradition of this great maritime construction center along the tiny Clyde was both sur prising and gratifying to me Not all my colleagues in the agree with me Mr Barrie added but so far as Im Editor Returns to U S From England having neeii grounded 3 or 4 days enroute by weather W Earl Hall landed late Friday at an east coast airport He was expected toarrive by train in Mason City Sunday Mr Hall who left here Aug 14 was a guest of Brendan Bracken British minis ter of information on a tour of the British isles and France concerned Im willing to give full credit where ifs due If it hadnt been for Mr Kaiser I frankly dont know what the allies would nave done for bottoms during and after thenazi sub campaign in the Atlantic Mr Barne who speaks withr a delicious burr so characteristicoi KIS head shipbuilding yards A few are larger more are small er It i concerns itself wholly with cargo and passenger craft and at the plant of Yar row CoLtd we clambored over thedecks of craft in all stages of construction somebare rly started and some ready toslide down the ways into the river scarcely as large as the Cedar at declared the Romanians were well received when they threw down their arms Broadcasts informed ibe Hungarian people it was not too late to desert Hitler and save themselves The Russian offensive against Hungary has cracked a 90mile stretch of frontier fortifications along the CzechPolish border de fending the Huthenian highlands and is sweeping west through northern Transylvania Gen Ivan combined RussianCzechoSlovak forces driving a wedge into every im portant Ruthenian pass extended theid grip on prewar Czecho slovakias frontier to 160 miles Marshal Rodion Y Malinoysky scored a major success in the east ern Carpathians by capturing the Transylvanian city of Targn Mures and crossing the aiures river line at a point within 50 miles east of Cluj the Hungarian annexed Transylvania capital Operations of forces on the Hungarian plain from western Romania were not mentioned officiallyhere A Buchare t broadcast said the into Oradea a strategic one of main nazi escape routes out of Transylvania It is only 6 miles from the prewar Hungarian fron tier MARINES LAY MACHINE GUN BARRAGE AT machine gunners from the cover of a coral rock formation lay down a withering machine gim barrage en abling leatherneck riflemen to work their way within grenadethrowing distance of stub bornly held Jap emplacements on Peleliu The machine gun is a 30 caliber aircooled gun 3 New Palau Islets Now in Hands of American Troops By RUSSELL BRINES Associated Press War Editor Three new Palau islets were in American hands Saturday after swiftly exploited landings designed to hasten the use of that western aerial dagger aimed at the pines Adm Chester W Nimitzan Cedar Rapids Yarrowsconcentrate on na val construction Turbines and boilers as well as ship hulls are manufactured there I stood on the spot where in 1940 a wellaimed nazi bomb brought death to 60 workers and destruction to one great tooling plant How long did it hold up con struction I asked the guide Not an hour he replied with obvious pride We shifted our men about borrowed materials and tools from other yards and r kept exactly to schedule A live subject of discussion in toth yards visited by us is wheth er the welding technique intro duced by Kaiser is superior in effectiveness or economy to the riveting technique which is ac cepted practice at Glasgow The rather commonly expressed conclusionwas that while it might be a bit faster it calls for a great er number of workers And we got Berlin reports implied that red army troops temporarily had smashed into 0 Szeged Hungarys second cityj Similes southeast of Budapest Inthenorth the battle for the Latvian port of Riga grew in fury The were knocked out of 30 additional settlements but enemy resistance definitely stif An official summation Friday night said thatMarshal Leonid A Govorpvs clearing of the Estonia mainland had cost the Germans over 30000 killed and 15745 pris oners between Sept 17 and 26 them ably it would be noted invari Its an interesting fact that the 2 mightiest liners afloat the Qneen Mary and the Qneen Eliza beth were made and launched here In both cases the launching in the narrow Clydewas the most difficult part of the operation The month of a smaller stream empty ing into the Clyde was dredged and utilized to give an added stretch of water as the mighty craft splashed down the ways In tlie afternoon we the mammoth plant of a great British motor car company it must go wheremotors for all types of airplanes are being turned out in mass production We saw trie process from raw metal in pig the finished molorsin the testing rooms a privilege not often granted to those in civilian clothes anH without government port folio An interview with Glasgows lord provost counterpart of an American mayor and a formal dinner tendered by Sir Alexander B King for our party of 4 aug mented by representatives of the Glasgow press completed a most pleasant and profitable day for us There were toasts to trie king and to the president and the next president an idea thrown in by the 3 republicans in our group In the table conversation and in the banquet talks one question PREDICT FROST SUNDAY NIGHT Mercury to Dip to 28 to 32 in Mason City Des Moines weather bureau Saturday predicted for Sunday night light to locally heavy frost with freezing temperatures in the northwest and north central portions and slightly above freez ing in the remainder of the state The bureau said the minimum temperature at Mason City Mon day morning would be 28 to 32 de grees at Fort Dodge slightly be low freezing at City near and at Waterloo and Ce dar Rapids 30 to 34 degrees nbunced Friday that the 1st U S marines had pushed northward from embattled Peleliu to secure nearbyNgesebus islet and its 4800 strip KorigaiuTU and a 3rd unnamed sand bar to 8 the Ameri canheld islands in the southern Palaus where the Japanese death toll has risen to 9772 Tokyo ladio meanwhile re ported that many residents had begun to leave Manila as a resull of recent carrier plane raids and a committee of evacuation is every possible aid Japanese guns however drew closer to major American air jases in China and observers re ported that Chungking was in orie of its gloomiest moods with free predictions that the continental campaign had lengthened the war by months Nipponese columns were only 35 miles from Kweilin key provincial capital of Kwangsi province Nimifz reported the marines landed Wednesday on the 3 Palau islets under naval and aerial bombardment Light resistance on Ngesebus was overcome quickly Scattered opposition on Kongauru was subdued by Thursday The move pushed Japanese ar tillery beyond range of theAmeri canheld Peleliu airstrip ing landbased bomber attacks against the Philip pines 515 miles wesihyard The new Japanese death tol was 8717 on Peleliu ivhere by passed pockets and 1055 on nearby Angaiir through Sept 28 MISSOURI VALLEY WRECK IlSeeVCause forCfasrrV Which Took Toll of 9 Missouri Valley probe to determine the cause of Thursday nights collision between a Chicago and North Western freight and passenger train which killed 9 persons and injured many others started Saturday underline direc tion of railway officials and rep resentatives of the Iowastate cpmmerce commission and inter state commerce commission ft A Franklin safety engineer for the Iowa state commission said Friday night the accident was certainly the worst in recent years adding that while he did not have comparative figures availablehe believed the wreck between 2 passenger trains at Green Mountain Iowa about 30 years ago might have been worse Meanwhile in a Council Bluffs hospital 5 of the wreck victims were still termed in critical condition as others with lesser injuries were begin releasedfrom medical care Workmen at Missouri Valley HITLER POISON PLOT CLAIMED Traveler Says Fuehrer Now Drinks Smokes Madrid German citizen who arrived by plane from Stutt gart said Adolf Hitler wassaved from a 2nd plot against his life recently when hisprivate astrol oger stopped him as he lifted a poisoned cup of coffee NELSON TO GET MAJOR POST QUITS WPB JOB New Assignment to Be Announced in Near Future by President Washington resident Roosevelt Saturday accepted the resignation of Donald M Nelson as chairman of the war produc tion board and said he was counting on Nelson remaining in the government in a high post ot major importance The president namedJulius A Krug Nelsons successor but did not Immediately disclose the post he had in mind for Nelson Krug has been serving as acting WPB chairman White House Secretary Stephen Early said the president will be ready in the near future to an nounce Nelsons assignment He is not ready to announce this Saturday Early added Heading from an exchange of correspondence Early told report ers Nelson had sent in his letter of resignation Friday to take ef fect immediately Nelson said that he and Maj Gen Patrick Hurley had carried out the first phase of the work assigned to them by the president in China and that he had re turned to make certain essential arrangements for completing his part of the mission The main purpose of his letter Nelson said was to tender his resignation He added he had contemplated this action since war production had successfully met FIORELLO LA GUARDIA Arrive in Rome Claim Italian Post Will Go to La Guardia London Rome radio said Saturday Mayor Fiorello La Guardia of New York City will arrive in Rome shortly to be come administrator of liberated Italy The broadcast did not give the source of its information President Roosevelt said its crucialtask of Europe in the invasion Washington Friday there might be some news soon on a possible as signment of La Guardia to Italy but the mayor said in New York when asked for comment Yes I had an assignment today with my dentist George Baldanzi executive vice president of the textile work ers union CIO said upon his re ALLIES SMASH 113 NAZI TANKS IN 2 DAY FIGHT Beat Back German Counter Blows in Hard Slugging Battle London yP Seventh army troops pushed through rocket and mortar fire into the first 2 passes of the Vosges barrier to the Rhine Saturday and the armorwreck ing U S 3rd army beating back German counterblows in a hard slugging fight knocked out at least 113 enemy tanks in 2 days In a coordinated attack farther north the U S 1st army cut through 8 Siegfried line fortifica tions southeast of Frum below Aachen The battle for Holland swept toward a climax with the British holding their Nijmegen bridge and fighting for the Arnhem crossing 9 miles to the north in a series ol toetotoe battles The whole front from the mist shrouded Belfort gap menaced by the 7th army to the sodden low lands of Holland was rain splat tered and slippery with mud On the coast the battle for Ca lais resumed sortly after noon frontline reports said after a 24 hour truce for evacuation of 20 000 civilians from the siege ringed port The German colonel command ing at Calais was said to have de clared I have received orders from ray fuehrer to fight to the last man and that is what I in in He had delayed resigning Nelturn from a tour of Italy that he son said only until he could chart thought La Guardia could make a the course of WPB m the recontremendous contribution tend to do Also on the coast Cape Griz version program was uppermost in the thinkingof the Scotsmen What is America willing to do to insure a lasting peace We assured them that isolation ism was dead in our country no less in tho landlocked middle west than in the seaboard areas I hope we were right For me the high spot of my Glasgow visit was a reunion with Sgt C Frederick Beck of Mason City stationed here with the armys claims department We visitedfor an hour at my hotel and he was my companion at the banquet in the evening Capt Har rison Kohl of Stars and Stripes had given me his address in Lon don Both lads are in excellent health to as getting their jobs over and return ing to Mason City So far they are the only Mason Cityahs I have been able to meet up with Im on the trail however of Col Ronald the scent is hot and forward nothing else quite so much SNpFALtS IN MONTANA Report Cold Weather Swinging Toward Iowa Chicago first snowof the season fell in the western half of the nation Saturday the weath er bureau reporting below freez ing show in the central Montana Snow was reported in Greal Falls Livingston and Havre and the weather bureau said weather was moving southward into Wyoming arid eastward info the Dakotas Jtwas expected to swing down over Minnesota Iowa and Wisconsin by Saturday night andvsriow was predicted forthe Dakotas and extreme northern Minnesotaby Saturday Normal temperatures were re ported in other sections of the midwest but Forecaster H L Jacobson said colder weather was on the way and wouldcover most of the midwest area by Sunday night completed probing the wreckage Friday night yithout unqpvering any more bodies It had been re ported a 5 year old girl was stit missing Traffic was moving through the main line without interruption Judge Sends Man Back for 6 More Months in Alimony Row Chicago JP Stephen Martin 34 in circuit court on a contempt citation lor being in arrears in support and alimony payments was recognized by Judge Michael Feinberg Once you sent me to the county jail alimony row Martin told the court He said it swell its cozy and and the food is good VFar be itfrom me to interfere with your happiness Judge Fein berg said Six months more in the row The inlorm iint7 who re ported that the rftfefirer a had started drinking cognac and smoking cigarets claimedhe got his information at Munich straight frbma gestapo chief attached to Hitlers Bavar ian Berghof home He said the details las given him byihe gestapo chief were Hitler is very fond of strong black coffeeheavily drinking as many as 20 cups a day After a long session in the room of installed in his Serghof home he called for cof ee As be liftedthe cup his pri vate astrologer Ossietzlooked up from his book on hermetic sci ences and shouted Mein fuehrer dontdrink that coffee Itis poisoned An analysis revealed the coffee contained a potent but tasteless poison the German said Investigation failed to disclose who poisoned the Hit lers Hungarian chef Hiidi Van yor formerly of the Adlon hole iri Berlin and an expert on yege tarian diets has not been heart of since the incident The informant reported numer ous details of the fuehrers clo is tered life including fayorit pastime of pitching dartsat tar gets centered by photographs o President Roosevelt and JPrim Minister Churchill He was saic to prefer piercing the Churchi target Nelson said that Saturday the La Guardia first was mentioned policies plansand of commissionas a brigadier 315 n W3 sul t that board very successfully and is quite capable of completing the development of plans for recon version The record of war production e 1 s o n wrote Roosevelt hows what can bedone in com ilning the efforts of labor man gement and government In accepting the resignation the president said the world was aware of the great part American production has played in the war praised Nelsons work and aid he could not agree with the ormer Sears Roebuck vice presi dent that you leave Washington The war in Europe still is un Inished Mr Roosevelt said and he country faces postwar prob ems of the greatest complexity and needs the ability of men like Melson I am counting on you the president said to remain in the government in a high post of major importance in 1943 presumably post in Italy Later e he began broadcasts to Italy urging elimination of the fascist govern ment FIREMEN EMPLOY WOMAN Des Moines the firs history of the Des fire department a time in the Moines city woman has been employed Mrs Grace McDonald has been hired a stenographerclerk relieving a man formore active duty Weather Report Bay your War Bonds and Stamps from your carrier boy 7 to Testify Woman Not Widow of Soldier Minneapolis witnesses from Waterloo Iowa and one from Estherville Iowa have been subpenaed by Federal Judge Mathew M Joyce to testify in an action of Mrs Genevieve Rittger Minneapolis for compensation for the death of her husband iri the armed forces The 7 will testify Victor Anderson TXS district at torney said that Mrs Hittger was not the unmarried widow of Claud Rittger but has been the common law wife of Gerald Stump of Waterloo Iowa NAZIS FIERCELY COUNTERATTACK Allies Lose Bridgehead Across Fiumciho River Rome JP 4 Furious German counterattacks have pinched out the small bridgehead won by the British 8th army across the Fium cino river 8 miles northwest of Rimini butsimilar savage efforts to wrest Monte Bataglia 11 miles below Imola from the 5th army have failed allied headquarters announced iSaturday Steadily rooting tae enemy from commanding heights overlooking the roads intothePo valley both American and British forces of the 5tli army reported moderate gains in the central sector of the Italian front The Americans captured Giug nola an important highway town 7 miles northeast of Firenzuola and patrols forgedahead into Bel vedre 18 miles southsoutheast of Bologna OtherAmerican units pushed more than 3 miles up highway 65 toward Bologna from La Ma zetta to Filigare FORECAST Mason City Showers and colder Saturday night and Sunday light to heavy frost Monday morning fresh to strong winds diminishing late Sunday tem peratures Monday morning at Mason City 28 to 32 Iowa Light showers and colder Saturday night and Sunday light to locally heavy frost Sun day night with freezing tem peratures in the northwest and north central portions and slightly above freezing in the re mainder of the state fresh to strong winds diminishing Sun day and Sunday night Minnesota Cloudy with occa sional rain south portion and rain mixed with some snow Saturday night clearing slowly Sunday much colder Saturday night and continued cold Sun day temperatures likely to fall to slightly below freezing north and 32 to 36 south portion by Sunday morning strong winds diminishing slowly Sunday IN MASON CITY Maximum Friday 64 Minimum Friday night 41 At 8 a m Saturday 47 YEAR AGO Maximum 78 Minimum 57 Precipitation 20 POLES ACT TO PLACATE REDS Oust Sosnkowski as CommandermChief London IP General Kazi mierz Sosnkowsfci was ousted Sat urday as commanderinchief of Polands armed forces in a move to placate Russia and pave the way for resumption ot friendly PolishSoviet relations Yielding finally to the persua sion of peasantborn Polish Pre mier Stanislaw Mikolajczyk am the pressure of the British gov ernment President Wladyslaw Rackiewicz signed the decree dis missing his longtime friend a Polands military leader The countrys military leader ship was transferred at the sam time to the hero of the uprising and commander of Po lands underground army Gem tadeusz Bor a few days ago known only General Bor Bor was regarded in Londo quarters as acceptable to Moscow His communiques from within Warsaw in recent days have re Nez had fallen to Canadian sault and its crosschannel batr teries that hart made life andgo in Dover and Folkestone for 4hard years were silenced at last The residents of the shattered English southea t coast towns celebrated spontaneously Jiut tij warier ones waited to learn it there were other longrange guns still in Calais which might takeiC up the pounding afternoon endof j tKe 24hour Calais truce German troops who pushed to he south bank of the Dutch Rhine pposite Arnhem were shoved 7O ack across the river Friday night destroyed the northern ap proaches to the bridge in their esperation to prevent a rossing vi From both sides east and wesLy hey hurled SS troops tacks against the thin British cor ridor through Nijmegen In that battle they risked at least 300 of their fighters and fighterbombers n one of the iuftwaffes biggest days of concentrated close support since the invasion British planes met them destroyed 33 damaged IB and ported that his forces were work ing in close cooperation with the red army The development left still un solved the problems arising from the fact Poland continues to have 2 military chiefs Bor and Gen RolaZymierski commander for the rival regime set up by the national liberation committee But Doays step may prove kept them from getting into stat ing range of British ground forces at any time in the fight A single1 British plane was lost V American paratroops helpect the Tommies beat off the attacks without yielding more than a couple of orchards The Germans failing to gain were reported ging in for an attempt to bog battle down into positional warrlV fare Southwest of Nijmegen the t British widened their corridor jj within 4 miles of the Dutch munications center of S Herto7 fi genbosch which the Germans tified to hold an escape corridor to i the north around the broad Maas estuary for troops hemmed tight ly in western Holland Lt Gen Courtney H Hodges doughboys were punching into German defenses again all tbe way from north of Aachen to the southern tip of Luxembourg They gained a mile northeast of Sittard on the DutchGerman frontier 20 miles north of Aachen prelude toward resumption of talks between Marshal Stalin and Mikolajczyk 1 Woman Carries Tiny Twins Gathers Potatoes Idaho Falls Idaho An Idaho Falls mother is helping the war food effort despite difficul ties She picks potatoes all day long carrying 3 month old twins in a basket and trailed across the field by older twins and still an other child and drove anew against Hiirtgen 14 miles southeast of the besieged fortress town They made only what the com munique called limited progress in the Siegfried denting attack southwest of Prum 8 miles inside the German border midway be tween Aachen and Trier but knocked out 8 strongpoints in a single attack and were forging ahead KILLED IN FALL Onaua Welhder 55 was fatally injured and Wilbur Phipps 30 suffered fractured ribs in a fall from a silo on the Mark Murphy farm northwest of here Friday The men were tramping I silage when a side of the crumpled throwing them to silo the Broken Leg ReSets in High Leather Boots Canon City Colo rolled on Dan Maranellis leg andvg he complained occasionally about the bad bruise After 4 days his if employer insisted that he get an Xray The picture showed the larger bone broken cleanly ths ends reset and held in place by Maranellis high leather boots FINAL FINAL FINAL FINAL Indiana Michigan Wisconsin 1 Northwestern I Illinois Great Lakes Notre 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