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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 3, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMf DEPARTMENT OF AND ARCHIVES I I I VOU I Associated Fnu and United Ptoa iuu Chats With Ambassador From US By MS EARL HALL GlobeGazette Manaeing Editor LETTER NO 32 London England By U S Bomber in frequently John W Winant Americas ambassador to the Court St James is compared with Abraham Lin coln as to size and appearance manner of con versation and his concern for the common man As I sat chat ting with Mm for a halfhour this afternoon in his great recep tion office at the embassy not far from my ho tel this comparison kept coming to my mind It strikes me as being well based We talked about a number of things One of them was farming I found him possessed of an amaz ing range of information on this subject particularly with respecl to dairying He recalled with pride that New Hampshire under his governor ship had pioneered in the eradi cation of bovine tuberculosis and expressed concern over the men ace to public health prevailing on this island from this direction Only in Scotland is the problen being met with earnestness The previous day I had enjoyed a meeting with Sir William Bever idge at his home in Oxford in th lodgings of University college Si William as BALI THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Ceati a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 3 1944 This Paper Consists ot Two SteUonsSertlon CUT NAZI LINE ABOVE AACHEN Whereabouts of Gen Komorowski Bor Not Revealed in Dispatches London resistance forces have given up their strug gle to wrest besieged and battered Warsaw from the Germans Polish army headquarters announced Tuesday A terse communique from Gen Tadeusz Bor new Polish commander in chief said Warsaw has fallen This confined Polish Patriots Inside Warsaw Give Up Fight SOVIET FORCES ARE IN PRAGA CITYS SUBURB Landings in Central China By LEONARD MILLEttANT Associated Press War Editor A seaborne invasion by Japa nese troops trying to complete their conquest of the Central China coast was reported byTokyo radio Tuesday The broadcast said the amphibi ous forces landed Friday 25 miles northeast of Foochow one ot the few ports still held by the Chinese Tokyo forecast the Invaders would oon caprure the city and thus hwart enemy Americas plans to and on the China coast from the pacificand sever our communica tions with Itip southern regions Marines and soldiers spearheari ng the U S Pacific advance were cleaning up a few fanatical en jTi troops holtd up in caves on from both Berlin and Moscow that PeieUu and Angaur island of fighting inside the capital Das Southern Palau Adm Chester W ended Russian forces are in Praga Nimitz reported ures of the hour Youll be interested to know I marriage to Lady Beveridge a few years ago I count him one of my most stimulating friends fight to the death Chinese commanders of Kweilin don insisted that only a mercy expressed belief their troops would William at hfc v ordered tore make a similar determined but alSeafew the crty of more successful defense ofthat 1265000 A Polish military spokesman in London had asserted that Gen It a hlghly Tadeusz Komosowski Polands developed interest in the field of new commander in chief also social reform known as Bor was inside Warsaw Winant recalled the bitterly with his troops contrary to all neu race lor the NewHamp other reports and that he would between hbn resume the fight as soon the mntt Frank Knox some 20 years evacuation was completed ana how in Butj lrom MoscoWj Associated Press war Deluce wrote that ah official friends Polish from the sovietsponsored national lib eration announced that Warsaws resistance had col lapsed That report said the capitula the closest ot We talked too about Henry Wal lace contribution to agri culture through his research work in about Wil liam Allen White who once was insistent that Mr Winant become The ambassador makes no ef fort to conceal his admiration for the British struggle against heavy odds in this war He had praise too for Gen George Marshall Gen Eisenhower and Adm Stark The embassy is a rather preten tious 4story building on Grosven or square Mr Winant who has been away from his family about 4 years has an apartment nearby so that he can put in long hours at his desk While the embassy here is larger arid a bit more modern than those I have visited in South America the one at Hio de Janeiro is an it suffers by compari son with the American embassy in Paris off the Place de la Concorde The latter had not been reoccupied I was in Paris Because of the vastly enlarged demands on the diplomatic serv ice here in London incident to the it has been necessary to lease a number of buildings in the im mediate vicinity of the embassy From a number Mr Winants associates notably Dorsey Fisher Ive been the beneficiary ol nu merous kindnesses since my arriv al herea bit mofe than a month ago Im returning to Iowa with a very high regard for the manner In which Americas diplomatic in terests are being cared for in what Is universally regarded as the most important of our foreign posts With a number of other news paper men I was privileged one day last week to spend an hour with Brendan Bracken British minister of information Born in Scotland reared in Australia and vt al the American e m b a s s caught a glimpse of the fabulou Lord Beaverbropk yet had the pleas view with him It hasbeen pleasant io renew acquaintance with Carl J Ham bro of Norway known to many MasonCityans who is here on a hurryup mission for the Norwe IOWAN LEADS BOMBERS Zoliborz northern section of th London C o I Gilbert L city ended Monday while fighting Meyers Milford Iowa led a m Mokotow in the southern area i group of bombers Monday which ceased on Friday V dropped 12000 pounds of river Earlier Polish sources in Lon first announced had ceased and were fighting to escape the soviet held right bank of the Vistula The confusion after 2 months of desperate streetbystreet fighting was reflected by German radio reports which that then later reported that the fight ing had been resumed JComorowgkis communique re leased by the Polish forces press bureau in London said During the day Monday Oct 2 fighting was confined to minor skirmishes in the center of War saw Pursuant to an agreement between the German military au thorities and the Polish Red Cross in Warsaw a mass evacuation ol the civilian population is taking place We are faced with an ex treme shortage of medical sup plies Our food supplies are com pletely While even Polish military Imen acknowledged the struggle in Warsaw could not continue much longer the dispute between the London government and the Pol ish committee in over ternal affairs increased In inten sity The Moscow group which been denouncing Komorowski anc some members of the London gov ernment as criminals declared that those responsible for thi Warsaw uprising began it with allied base in southeast China Japanese were reported only 14 miles away from the rubble strewn town once the gayest spot in China Defending commanders in dicated their forces were well sup plied with American ammunition and at vari ance with previous comments from Chungking on tnepaucity of U S Increasing preparations were made by both the Americans and Japanese tm the forthcoming in vasion of the Philippines The To kyocontrolled Manila radio re ported puppet president Jose Lau rel had reduced local governments In the islands to a mere skeleton force because of the present It no explana Brig Gen Carlos P Homulo who operated the Voice of Free dom from Corregidor before its fall was with Gen Douglas Mac Arthur in the southwest Pacific on his way back to Manila MacArthurs bombers sweeping over the southern approaches to the Philippines sank 6 small freighters and damaged 3 Babelthuap largest island of the out any coordination with the command of the Polish army or thered army considering only their oxvn selfish interests The official Russian communi eastem had landed on the island Dago off the coast of Estonia As the Polish military head quarters pictured the situation in of the fabulous ine situation in was originally estimated tha k but I havent warsaw tne People of the long the Japanese garrison totaled 10 iure of an inter clt ad been living in 000 and Angaurs 1500 cellars beneath piles of rubble The communique said remnant easant to renew the batte roared around garrisons were resistin tne center of the city the Americans with small arm There in Warsaws concentra fire from caves where many inn nf tnPTTl n n i and government buildings stood the remnants gian government in exile Its his tho resistance forces probably guess that Norway may not be not than 3 divisions at most free of the nazi invaders much be they said fore the first of the year Polish headquarters has ac iginally by the Poles at 10000 tfl11 10151 HALL NEW US SAFETY GROUP VICE PRESIDENT Council Holds Annual Meeting in Chicago Dearborn Chosen Head Chicago W Earl Hall man iging editor of the Mason City owa GlobeGazette just back rom 2 months in Europe was elected a vice president of the Na ional Safety Council at the an nual meeting here Tuesday This election came as a recog nition of Mr Halls contributions o the cause of safety over a pe of years Mr Hall founded and was pres dent for 5 years of the Iowa Safety council He won the na ional C I T award in 1936 for he outstanding safety editorial o1 he year Mr Hall was chosen vice presi dent for public information and vill be in charge of this field ol nctiviiy of the council Ned H Dearborn taking office Cuesday as president of the Na tional Safety Council said the prime objective of the safety ninded everywhere was to gain nationwide acceptance of safety as a part of the design of daily living The task of integrating safety into the nations daily life he said means making safety as much apart of individual life as Palau group 515 miles east of the Philippines was bombed by ma rine Corsairs presumably operat ing from captured and expandec Peleliu air field Air defenses of much bombed Iwo island 750 miles south of To kyo apparently were reinforced Nimitz said 8 aggressive enemy fighters shot down one attackinj PeleliuJaps Intend to Die to Last Man By MAC K JOHNSON U S Pacific Fleet Meadquar ters Pearl Harbor Marine and army forces continued to moj up a few fanatical enenv troops on Peleliu and Angaur is lanJs and a military govemmen been on occupiei Angaur Admiral Chester W Nim itz announced Monday A communique also disclose that 3 total of 11151 Japanes have been killed on the 2 island during invasion operations whicl already have given America troops firm control orer th Southern Falaus It appeared that the Japanes on Peleliu and Angaur intende to die to the last man It was originally estimated th them undoubtedly have bee holed up since the Palau landing me remnants of forces probably started Sept 15 A total of 187 prisoners hav Marine Corsair sumably operating bombed 1 T island hands keepingwell eating meals Safety he added must become as much a part of community life as public health service play grounds police protection sewage disposal street cleaning soil con servation or social security Dearborns remarks were pre pared for the councils annua meeting and the 3day 33rd na tional safety congress He movec up from executive vice presiden to the presidency upon the retire ment from that post of Coi John Stilwell Upon our success in solving this problem the prevention o thousands of deaths and millions of injuries and saving ot billions of dollars depend Dearborn said Other vice presidents elected bj the council were these Walter S Paine Hartford Conn for industry Dr D B Armstrong New York City for homes Mis Pauline E Mandigo New York for womens activities Judge LeeE Sfceil Cleveland Ohio for loca safety organizations R T Solen sten New York for membership In line with the safety council expansion in recent years it now operates regional offices in New York Chicago San Francisco ah Atlanta U S Plane Sinks Nazi Sub Off Brazil Coast Natal Brazil Germa submarine was sunk off the Bra zilian coast Sept 28 by an Amcri can plane It was the first Uboa destroyed in these waters in recen months Vice Adm Jonas Ingram U S N decorated the crew of in plane Monday Al Smith Seriously 111 in N Y Hospital New York Go Alfred E Smith is still seriousl ill in Rockefeller Institute hos pital a hospital spokesman sai Tuesday Smith 70 entered th hospital for special treatment la Sept 22 after having been a p tient at St Vincents hospital sine Aug 10 after he suffered heat ex haustion Learns She Had Already Earned College Degree ivi nav State College N Afex been taken on both islands Adm Miss EHena Votaw of La Mesa revealed Mex received all of her coll credit t New Mexico college in summer sessions or b extension courses She wrote Dean P MBaldw to ask how many hours she lacke toward a B A degree Dean Bald win checked sent congratulation Shed already finished Buy your War Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGaztlt carrier boy YANKS HAVE COiMPANY FOR soldiers of the 3rd division eat ing m the field somewhere in France have a little French girl for company who appar ently has brought along her own plate to eat from rather than try the GI mess hit As sociated Press wirephoto from signal corps radiophoto engraving by Kayenay Free Cooper of Contributing to Delinquency of Juvenile South Bend Ind Cooper former film star now in the navy was cleared Tuesday of charges that he contributed to the de linquency of 2 minor girls by buying them liquor and providing he hotel rooms where one he girls said she was seduced Referee Albert L Doyle found Cooper innocent in juvenile court Conviction would have made Cooper liable to a possible 6 months imprisonment a fine of orboth The referecalso found 3 other efeTendants inn octal TheyVireire George Bender 24 Sheffield 111 who was accused of seducing one of the Heen age girls Pauline Frederick 19 South Bend and OUe Lowery 19 Negro hotel bar waiter Cooper and the others were named in the charges as a result of a party at a South Bend hotel last July 22sCooper 22 now a naval V12 trainee at Notre Dame university maintained at the hearing last week that he and Bender Miss Frederick and the 2 unnamed minor girls did noth ing in the hotel bedrooms but drink and dance The former film stars last movie before he went into navy was titled Where are Your Children and dealt with ju venile delinquency Cooper had risen to fame in the from his child star days in the role of Skippy In the written decision which he read in court Tuesday morn ing Referee Doyle said that from the facts in the case we cannot be certain beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged immoral act occurred This case is unusual Doyles decision said for the reason that all of the parties in the transac tion appear to be of high caliber He said it was generally agreed by all witnesses at the hearing that the party which Cooper ar ranged at the hotel was not a drinking party or an orgy of immorality in the accepted in terpretation The decision said there was no evidence of any conduct or con versation of a lewd licentious in decent or immoral character Doyle added that testimony showed that no one at the party was intoxicated and that the de fendant Pauline Frederick after the youths left the room tried to get the 15 year old girl to go home but she refused and went to bed He said testimony showed that most of the drinking by the 15 year old girl who claimed Bender seduced her was done in the hotel bar and that no one with the ex ception of an unknown navy man ever handed her a drink Doyle Lowery waiter in bar could not be held guilty for serving drinks to the minor girls because he was a victim of his own employment If they had been found guilty Cooper and Bender also a V12 student at Notre Dame would have been subject to dishonorable discharge from the navy The hearing on the charges was completed last Saturday Says I Quit Leaves Streetcar in Traffic Los Angeles streetcars oneman crew ended an argument with a passenger by stalking angrily off the car with I quit Downtown traffic was snarled 5 minutes until a substitute operator could be rushed to the abandonee car and riders JACKIE COOPER BLAST SEAWALL AT WALCHEREN North Sea Pours Over German Installations London of Brit ish heavy bombers breached the seawall guarding the Dutch island of Walcheren with Gton bombs Tuesday and sent the North sea pouring over German instal lations denying the allies use oJ the great Belgian port of Ant werp 35 miles farther down the Scheldt estuary The first and water blow nl the biggest of the Dutch islands in the Schelde came less than a day after Gen Dwight D Eisen hower warned civilians to evacu ate before Heavy bombings The earthquake bombs of 12000 pounds tore gaps in the Dike near the village of West Ca pelle on the southwestern tip o Walcheren Crews of attacking Lancasters reported a great shee of water was spreading across the lowlands when the bombers turn ed for home Fortify Cave as Battle of Quarry joes Into 4th Day With U S 7th Army France Oct the hamlet of Omcl 8 miles from lemiremont the little battle o he stone quarry is in its 4th day The nazi garrison retreated into a deep tunnel and set up at leas 8 heavy machineguns to contro all approaches American soldier took a hill nearby but wet quicklydriven off MARKS SECOND MAJOR BREACH IN WEST WALL Capture German Towns of Ubach Palenburg and Rimberg Castle London American troops broke through the Siegfried line above Aachen Tuesday the first army announced scoring a SEC OND BREACH in the German vest wall A 4 mile drive threatenins Aachen with encirclement carried hrough a belt of concrete forts and put the doughboys almost astride the main highway running north of that fortress city ot the Siegfried line Other first army men broke hrough the wall below Aachen more than 2 weeks ago and pushed eastward We are definitely through the old Siegfried line and we have a second major breach an officer old AP Correspondent Don Wbite iead at the front There ara still fortifications and antitank de fenses ahead of us which the Ger mans built recently The German towns of Ubach and Palenberg were captured along Rimberg castle Thirty nine pillboxes were knocked out and from 400 to 500 prisoners were taken Simultaneously in the battle for Holland RAF heavy bombers breached the sea wall guarding the Dutch island of Walcheren sending water over German instal lations Most of the front was in action American armor was knocking the Germans out of Overloon south east Nijmegen Farther south U S cavalry units near 20 miles north of ton N Hthought lie had the ke to the situation and on a dawn reconnaissance with Lt Co Michael Paulick Greshman Nebr and Maj Keith L Ware Glendale al killed 2 men of one machine gun crew and captured 2 others But another nazi gun wa swung into place The American lave not figured just how to de scend the exposed walls and rou he enemy out of the tunnel Th battle of the stone quarry goes on 284 Iowa War Deaths Listed in September Des Moincs war rec ords division of the state historica department said Tuesday that 28 Iowa war deaths were reported t it during September The casual ties represented a 33 per cent dro from August when 42S death were reported to the division fo a monthly high In July 36 deaths were reported Since Pear Harbor the division has been noti fied of 3133 Iowa deaths Tbut counferS and regained river Monday mgl attacked Tuesday lost positions The U S third army was as saulting a main fortress guarding Metz British and Canadian arm ies fought against stubborn Ger man resistance in Holland and Belgium Ubach defended by troops or dered to hold orbe shot is 9 miles north of Aachen and 3 below Geilenkirchen It is 2 miles in side Germany The doughboys also drove Ihe Germans from the moated 12th century castle of Rimbere after a daylong battle in that border town Palenberb in Germany also was captured Tanks and artillery supported the first armys shove in this sec tor and German resistance was heavy The Berlin radio said the Americans had carved out a wedge 11 miles wide and 9 miles deep in German defenses The new advances followed gains of 2 miles in depth along a 6 mile sector Monday in the open Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Cloudy and cooler with occasional light rain or drizzle Tuesday and Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and not so cool Iowa Occasional drizzle Tuesday will be followed by fair and warmer weather Wednesday moderate winds fair Tues day night and Wednesday cool Tuesday night warmer Wed nesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 48 Minimum Monday night 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 45 Rain 18 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Frost 72 33 ALLIES ADVANCE locate principal allied gains and German counterattacks along the western front including the new allied offensive north of Aachen 1broad 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