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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 7, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT HISTORY Ah OES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOUL AsocUted Prea m United Preu JtiU leued Gents Capyl Olav Worried by Norways Food Problem By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Letter No 36 London England Army Air Mail Norway made stronger and more virile by the trials to which it has been sub jected during the war was pre dicted by Crown Prince Olav of Norway during the course of an in terview in his office at the Norwegian em bassy here this morning Yes1 he ob served quietly and in perfectly enunciated Eng lish the Nor wegian people have suffered much But their HALL spirit is alive and vital They are impatient of course as am I for i return to the freedom and inde pendence they once knew Cer tainly there is reason for optimism now Then he proceeded to describe Norways present plight Our most pressing worry he said is food Norway normally imports considerable food but little if any is being received now And there are the German sol diers to be fed They take the Best and the Norwegians set onlv what is left Norways situation with respec to food lie explained is vastly different from that in France for the reason that France regular produces the great bulk of its foodstuffs In fact it always has had some for export In contrast Norway because of its pathetically small proportion of arable land has always been short in certain areas notablj grains Fishing has been a prin cipal source of nutrition and fish alone doesnt make for a balancec diet The prince made no attempt ti conceal his concern for his peo ple if German occupation of Nor way should continue through the winter Like Carl Hambro with whom I talked earlier in the week Olav made no prediction as to when the nazi evacuation woul MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY OCTOBER 7 1914 NO 814 YANKS TAKE 5 TOWNS IN REICH 3100 BOMBERS HIT NAZIS FOR HEAVIEST RAIDS 3 Great Fleets Make Assaults From British arid Italian Bases London great fleets totaling more than 3100 heavy bombers smashed at Germany from Britain and Italy Saturday in the heaviest single days con certed aerial onslaught of the war against the reich The United States 8th and 15th air forces and the Royal air force teamed in the record bombard ment of the Emmerich and Kleve anchor positions of the Siegfried line six synthetic oil plants Krupp and other arms factories and in dustrial targets in central and northeast Germany The Bth sent more than 1400 flying Fortress and Liberators against Germany the 15th had 800 in action from Italy and the RAF dispatched 900 In addition about 200 heavies of the RAF attacked Walcheren island the westernmost Dutch outpost guarding the Scheldt estu ary approaches to Antwerp Supreme headquarters estimated that between fi000 and 7000 allied planes were over Europe Satur day making it the biggest day in the air for the allies since the in vasion of the continent Simultaneously the Sth an nounced that pictures showed the heaviest destruction in Fridays raids by the U S heavy bombers for at least 2 months with big fires started in the Spandau and Tegel suburbs of Berlin Other large fires were left burn ing in the Hamburg and Stettin areas Saturdays onslaught followed a 4way raid by Xhe RAF Friday night on Bremen Berlin Dort mund and Saarbrucken GREEK CIVILIANS WELCOME RAF PLANESGieek civilians arrive on foot and in 2wheeled carts to watch the unloading of a royal air force Dakota plane participating in the invasion of Greece This is an official British photo AP wirephoto via OWI radio fVttOTfl VI Tltr nv engraving by Kayenay Germans Evacuating Greece Under Merciless Assaults Rome troops were reported evacuating Greece and the Aegean islands by sea and air under merciless attack by allied planes and warships Saturday as British invasion forces swarmed Andeven if withdrawal should come immediately there will be great problem in getting an ade quacy of food into Norway t make up for whathas been stolen from its people Norway he observed with obvious pride is in a postion t pay for what she needs I don necessarily mean that it would b possible to make ful payment in cash But we could arrange tc take care of the payment on i reasonable basis It isnt charitv thats wanted Rep Karl E Mundt ot South Dakota was in the party that in ferviewed the crown prince am gave tunr assurance that he woulc do what he could when he return to Washington to impress UNRRA the international relief agencj with the urgent need for action ir supplying food to Norway at th earliest possible moment Crown Prince Olav looks for ward with hope to the postwa years Surely he observed Nonva will cooperate to the fullest in any practical program for main taining peace Though opinion is not necessarily developed along specific lines it appears that the people of my country will go along on any practical program for enforcing peace upon gangster nations Illustrative oC the food shortage in Norway the crown prince re called the amusing experience ot a friend living in a Norwegian city His 5 year old daughter had never tasted meat On a recent trip to the country a farmer served some meat from his carefully hidden stock The little girl was delighted But she didnt know it was meal Daddy she asked why cant we get fish that tastes like this at home The prince recalled with pleas ure his visit to the middle west including Decorah Iowa in 1939 He asked to be remembered to his American friends and voiced full confidence in American Norwe gian friendship Olav is the active commander inchief of Norways armed forces Princess Martha and their 3 chil Astrid and Har in the United States One dominant aspiration he shares with every G I Joe He looks forward to the day when he can be at home with his family in his own counliy A few days ago at the Ritz hotel in Ficadilly I had a brief chat with Carl Hambro last pre siding officer of the league of nations known Jo many North lowans by reason of 2 visits to our area in the past 3 years Like Prince Olav he was vital ly concerned about the postwar food problem in Norway In fact that was the reason for his RUSSIANS SURGE INTO HUNGARY 100 Places Already Taken in Puppet Nation Moscow Russian troops have surged across the Romanian frontier into Hungary along a 75 mile front less than 100 miles southeast of Budapest in a power ful attack that has already en veloped more than 100 communi ties of that last big nazi puppet nation it was announced official ly Friday night Already 13 miles inside Hun gary the red army has seized 3 important railways and highways leading into Budapsst Driving swiftly across farmlands offering little natural defense the red army troops captured Mako within 15 miles of Szeged Hungarys 2nd city and drove toward Orshaza and Bekes 90 miles to the east the war bulletin said While soviet planes dropped leaflets exhorting the Hungarians to quit the axis before it is too late other Russian troops men aced Hungary from the Yugoslav frontier on the south Augmented by Yugoslav partisan forces they reached the Tisa river 45 miles below Szeged In Yugoslavia Belgrade was virtually besieged ashore on the islands and cupied virtually all ofthe Palop onnesus mainland peninsula in a swift drive on Athens Exacting a terrible vengeance for the defeat of their expedition ary force in Greece more than 3 years ago British cruisers de stroyers and at least one aircraft carrier hunted the nazi evacua tion fleet through the Aegean and bombarded the islands still in en emy hands RAF warplanes bombed and strafed the trooppacked German vessels and struck repeatedly at nazi transport planes attempting to evacuate their garrisons under cover of lowhanging clouds At least 2 nazioceupied Gre cian islands Samos and Letitha were disclosed officially to have been taken by British assault troops and Khios Mytilene Les Andros and Skyros also were reported in allied hands Unconfirmed reports said allied troops had landed on Rhodes the main German strorighold in the Dodecanese group aud that HAF planes already were operating from fields on the island Headquarters gave only details on the fighting on the Pel oponnesus but official spokesmen said practically all of the penin sula was held firmly by the Brit ish indicating that the drive down the southern shores of the Gulf of Corinth had carried well be yond captured Fatrai and Kion toward the city of Corinth 35 miles west of Athens Several thousand Greek Quis ling troops still were believed at large in the center of the Pelopon nesus but most of them were sur rendering readily to the British to escape death at the hands of their enraged countrymen At least 2000 puppet troops sur rendered at Tripolis in the center of the peninsula on Monday bare ly 24 hours after another band or 1500 deserted their nazi allies in the port of Patrai and gave them selves up to the British A repre sentative of the Greek govern mentinexile arrived in Tripolis Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy up trip here to London from New York Some doubt that XINRRA the world relief setup is approach ing its assignment in the most effective manner was expressed by Doctor Hambro 6th War Loan Drive to Start 7th Will Be Morgenthau Atlantic City On the most optimistic assumption a 7th war loan will be required after the Sth which will begin Nov 20 Treasury Secretary Morgenthau said Saturday In a speech prepared for de Dewey I Know There Are No New Dealers Here Hands Go Up Charleston W Va upraised hands confronted Gov Thomas E Dcwcy at Hinton W Va Saturday when he repeated his campaign phrase I knou theres not a new dealer in the crowd Dewey addressing a crowd from the rear platform of his train en route to Charleston quizzically remarked when he noticed one up raised hand Is there one Ill go to work on him At that several other hands shot up FALL FATAL AT CHARLES CITY Charles City Loyd Thom as 40 foreman at the Oliver plant lere died Friday night from a Droken neck when he fell down an unlighted steep stairway at home j s jftar bondTalljv h told sales volunteers that you cannot rest on your laurels and said the toughest part of their job lies ahead Costs of warfare in the Pacific across vast distances will be very high he said higher even than they were in Europe Western Front Is 302 Miles From Berlin By the Associated Press The road to Berlin 1 Western front 302 milts from north of 2 Russian front 310 miles from 3 Italian front 564 miles from Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and cool Satur day night Sunday fair with moderate temperaturesligh scattered frost likely Sunday morning loiva Fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler Saturday nigh with scattered light frost mod erate daytime temperatures Minnesota Clearing and cooler with diminishing winds Satur day night light frost southwes and extreme west portion Sun day fair and a little warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 70 Minimum Friday night 45 At 8 a m Saturday 46 YEAR AGO Maximum 75 Minimum 37 Slight frost JAPS CLAIM FOOCHOW TAKEN U S Bombers Continue Attacks on Shipping 5 By KUSSELL BRINES Associated Press War Editor The Japanese Saturday claimed he capture of Foochow important port objective in their drive to eal off southeastern China before an allied thrust A Tokyo imperial communique laid Japanese forces 3 days ago ook Foochow capital of Fukien province and the last major Chi leseheld port on the east coast The Chinese reported earlier that reinforced Nipponese columns had ought to the citys northwestern suburbs after advancing approxi mately 25 miles since their Sept 27 landings Southwest Pacific bombers con tinuing to snarl over Japanese shipping lines sank a minelayer and Z merchantmen and probably destroyed another freighter in strikes near Celebes and Amboina This pushed the October total to 23 oceangoing vessels for these who bagged 210 ships in September Saturdays communique also re ported 8 small surface craft were sunk and 11 damaged Other planes hit airfields in Celebes and the Moluccas In northwestern Burma allied forces under strong aerial support laboriously were wiping out Jap anese entrenched in bunkers on the approaches to Tiddim En circled by an Indian regiment the Nipponese abandoned the choc olate staircase section of the Xid dim road The fall of Foochow was antici pated when wellequipped Japa nese columns began their advance The port lying across a narrow strait from Formosa was captured by the Nipponese in April 1939 and retaken 5 months later by the Chinese who have held it since Advance Japanese units were only 25 miles from Kweilin capi tal of Kwangsi province and main goal a comprehensive Japanese offensive Embattled Paoching 135 miles northward in Hunan pro vince appeared to be doomed after a Chinese admission that contact had been lost with the de fenders The city threatened the Japanese right flank DR F J COLBY 60 SUCCUMBS IN FOREST CITY Conservation Leader b State Will Be Buried on Tuesday Forest Dr F J Colby GO former member of the Iowa con servation commission and a dent ist in Forest City for 25 years died at his home in Forest City early Saturday Death followed an illness of several months the result of a fall while attending a convention at Des Bloines when a hip was fractured He was brought to Mason City where he underwent treatment for some time in a local hospital He was taken home a couple of months ago and had been bedfast since Dr Colby is best known in the state for his activities while he was executive board chairman of the Iowa conservation commission He received that appointment in July 1939 Dr Colby was credited with ac complishing many conservation projects in the state One of the most notable achievements in North Iowa was his work in con nection with the restoration of Rice Lake in the Rice Lake state park near Lake Mills He was born at Primrose Dane county Wisconsin in 1884 Surviving are 2 brothers and 2 sisters as follows Dr Norman Colby Ft Madison and Dr J E Colby Lake Mills Mrs Martin Beaver Lake Mills and Mrs Her man Schumann Boise Idaho Funeral services will be helc Tuesday at 2 p m at Immanue Lutheran church the Rev Elmer C Reinertson pastor officiating Burial will be in Oakland ceme Willkie Reported to Be Much Better New York L Willkie was reported very much better by his physician Satur day after a comfortable night at Lenox Hill hospital where the 1940 presidential candidate has been critically ill with a combina tion of colitis streptococcal infec tion of the throat and lung con gestion His temperature was down to 101 degrees Saturday morning Dr Benjamin Salzeisaid A Nazi Lines Crumple North of Aachen as Americans Sweep Forward for 3 Miles London lines north of Aachen in Germany rumbled suddenly Saturday and U S 1st army tanks and infantry swept forward 3 miles to points 6 miles into the reich seizing 5 towns Simultaneously another Ameri can offensive surged through for est lands 25 miles below Aachen hitting through antitank traps concrete obstacles and mines in a new sector The Aachen front be fore Dusseldorf Cologne and Bonn flamed over a 40mile area The stubborn German standor die defense above Aachen in the Ubaeh sector crumpledunder the weight of a XJ S 1st array as sault and Lt Gen Courtney H Hodges men drove toward the Rhine with tanks fanning out in sweeping moves Tanks pushed east of Beggen dorf Baeswiler 5 miles inside Germany ana Alsdorf Merkstein and Herbach were captured The plunge sliced the road from besieged Aachen northeast to Gladbach The first army stead ily was enveloping that ruined fortress city Even as the first army lore on through the breached Siegfried line above Aachen another as sault by the better part of a divi sion was launched in a 3mile wide forest below Monschau at a point 25 miles south of Aachen and 15 miles northwest of Prum Along the center other first army men struck east of Aachen They drove nearly a mile through Hurtgen Forest 10 miles inside the reich and were lighting 26 miles from Cologne As land armies beat forward the reich was hit by one of the greatest air assaults of the war with 6000 planes including 3000 big bombers raining down ex plosives Hodges drive farther north seized 300 prisoners in the first 2 hours The German collapse was unexpected Associated Press cor DR F J COLBY in Forest City I Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Firecrackers Rock F R Bandwagon Revue Boston Imirf iii Boston loud explosion of several large firecrackers threw the premiere of the com munist political committees con troversial musical revue F D R Victory Bandwagon into tempor ary confusion Friday night The sharp explosions came only a moment after Earl Broivder communist political association leader had finished speaking but quickthinking men in the capa city Symphony hall audience quickly calmed excited spectators Police Sergeant Frank Mullen in charge of the uniformed and plainclothes officers on duty said his men found evidence of ex ploded firecrackers near an emer gency exit through which the thrower apparently escaped Several persons rushed into the hallways as others rose from their seals Booming m a s c u 13 n e voices shouted Sit down sit down and Miss Ann Burlak Massachu setts communist leader joined in the appeal over the loudspeaker system which she had been using to ask for financial support of the committees effort to reelect President Roosevelt Police some with drawn revolv ers converged on the scene of the explosions but found no one who was involved Browder speaking between the acts said John L Lewis mine workers chieftain had conspired to stir up strikes only because he had the protection and collab oration of candidates Dewey and Bricker adding that The time has come when the whole country must join the labor movement in demanding that this unholy com bination shall be broken up Browder made no comment on President Roosevelts statement Thursday night that he neither sought nor welcomed the support of communists or fascists in the political campaign The revue was a satire on Gov Thomas E Dewey and his repub lican aides Iowa Ohio State FINAL Strong opposition to the pro duction had been voiced by the Massachusetts womens political dab but the clubs request to city officials and the management of Symphony hall brought negative action Several club members led by Miss Florence Birmingham pres ident picketed the hall but there were no disorders Miss Birming ham said as she withdrew her pickets that her club was non politicai and nonsectarian and that we came here to register our protest against communism In this campaign we are not for and not against anyone We came here tonight to show we are not afraid to stand up for America Investigate Accident in Which Webster City Woman Was Injured Websicr Oily county officials Saturday were in vestigaling circumstances s u r rounding an accident Thursdaj night in which Mrs Shirley Rile 21 Webster City was injuvei seriously Mrs Riles meanwhile was de scribed as in fair condition a the Hamilton county hospital Sh suffered a skull fracture fracture and possible internal in juries Police said that Wayne Kramer who was driving home with hi wife shortly before midnight re ported his car hit a body lyin along highway 60 at the sout edge of Webster City He was no held by police who expressed th belief Mrs Riles may have bee pushed or fallen from anothe auto Man Arrested in Probe of Girls Slaying Washington au thorities announced Saturday tha they have arrested a U S marin in connection with the rape slay ing of 18 year old Dorothy Berrun government girl from Chippew Falls Wis YANKS WIDEN AACHEN show Ameri can drives north of Aachen where U S first army forces drove eastward from Beggen dorf and Herbach Black line is tho front MUSIAL HITS 2 RUN HOMER Cards Get 40 Lead Sportsmans Park St Stan Musials homerun to the roof tit the right field pavilion follow ng Johnny Hopps infield single sent the St Louis Cardinals out a front Saturday in the 1st in ling of the 4th World Series game The Cardinals scored 2 more in the 3rd inning to lead 40 FIRST INNING Cardinals Litwhiler struck out iopp singled over 2nd base vlusial on the frist pitch hit a HOMERUN over the right field javilion scoring Hopp ahead of lim W Cooper bounced out Jakucki to McQuinn Sanders was called out on strikes Two runs two hits no errors none left Browns Gutteridgc struck out Sreevich singled to left Hopp nade a sensational leaping one landed catch of Moores line drive to deep right center field Kree vich holding first Stephens rounded out Marion to Sanders No runs one hit no errors one left SECOND INNING Cardinals Kreevich came in to take Kurowskis fly Stephens tossed out Marion Stephens also threw out Verban No runs no hits no errors none left Browns Litwhiler made a run ning catch of Laabs line drive McQuinn singled to left Christ man hit the first pitch to center for a single McQuinn going to 3rd Bud Byerly began warming up in the Cardinal bull pen Hay worth hit into a fast double play Kurowski to Verban to Sanders No runs two hits 110 errors one left THIRD INNING Cardinals Brecheen struck out on 3 pitches Litwhiler beat out a grounder to Stephens for a sin gle Al Hollingsworth began warming up for the Browns Hopp struck out Musinl beat out a high bounder over the mound Lit whiler going to 2nd W Cooper singled to left SCORING LIT WHILER Musial stopping at 2nd Sanders was safe at 1st when Gutteridge let his ground ball get through his legs into right field MUSIAL SCORING and W Cooper going to 3rd Kurowski grounded out Stephens to Me Quinn Two runs error two left three hits one Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Cards Browns SCORE BY INNINGS 56 7 89 la Seahawks 2nd Air Force i FINAL Purdue Illinois respondent only Friday the defenses were stubborn and appeared to be holding firm under heavy artil lery suport and continual strafing of American positions by Ger man planes Friday night This is definitely a break through and not a withdrawal by Ihe Germans an American army staff officer declared There still are defenses ahead of us but we have driven through the main line of resistance in this sector The gap in the Siegfried de fenses now is about 6 miles wide and 6 miles deep Advance ele ments were meeting only light op position The American line now rough ly extends from the outskirts of Geilenkirchen 3 miles above Ubach east to the outskirts of 1m mendorf then south to Baesweiler and another halfmile south to Oidtweiler Baesweiler is 3 miles east of Ubach Seizure of Alsdorf and a road junction more than a mile to the south puts U S tanks astride important communications centers More American men guns tanks and supplies were pouring up through the gap On the middle Moselle front the 3rd army won a solid hold on the northwest and southwest corners of Fort Driant southwest of Metz taking everything the Germans could hurl at them from the out side and blasting in doggedly to DIG OUT the garrison buttoned into the honeycomb of tunnels below On the south flank French and American soldiers of the 7th army beat their way eastward 5 to 7 miles to positions on 3 sides of the copper mine town of Le Thil lot 18 miles due north of Belfort and only 6 miles from the 2398 foot Bussang pass through the heart of the Vosges In lower Holland allied forces closed within a few thousand yards of the stronghold of Tilburg Canadians established a bridge head over fhe Leopold canal west of Antwerp meeting exceptionally fierce resistance Other troops fought to Ossendrecht 14 mites above Antwerp and only 3 miles from cutting the German escape road from the flooded Dutch low lands at the mouth of the Schelde American artillery and close support bombers were working over the German gun positions which still made the 3rd armys hold on Fort Driant difficult Some of the nazi heavy guns had been pounding away from hidden emplacements as Jar as 20 miles beyond Metz Associated Press Correspondent Edward Ball reported He said Thunderbolts located one such gun position and bombed shut the tunnel from which it was firing The Germans apparently had managed to get reinforcements op I along the whole southern front Michigan Minnesota FINAL i Tulane Notre Dome FINAL   

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