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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 27, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             S NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY ANO AS OC8 KOINES I COMF THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL U Associated Prag and Halted PTCM Poll Leased wire Five Onti a Copy I JMASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY OCTOBER 27 1944 ThJj Paper Consist of Two One U S LOST 6 SHIPS IN JAP BATTLE British Surge Ahead Threaten to Trap Nazi Force in Holland GAIN 3 MILES TO SMASH TOWARD TILBURGS FORT Long Columns of Allied Troops and Tanks Put New Drive in Campaign London Gen Sir Miles C Dempseys 5 day British offen sive surged toward the Maas Meuse Friday in a 3 mile ad vance which undercut the doomed enemy citadel of Tilburg in Hol land Dempseys armor knifed forward to Loon op Zand 4 miles north of Tilburg cutting the Germans main escape route and was riding roughshod over badly armed Ger man rearguards Field Marshal Gen Walther von Model forces face tbe grave pros pect of a sequel to the FaUUe gap debacle that resulted in the an nihilation of von Kluges German seventh army in the Normandy campaign said Associated Press Correspondent Roger D Greene in a dispatch from the front While long columns of British armor guns and men surged through the mud in the western push past S Hertogenbosch and behind Tilburg Canadian forces farther west put fresh momentum intotheir campaign on both sides of the Schelde in the drive to open Antwerp to allied suppUes Thousands of in ihe Vfirst on the front swarmed across the 3 to 5 mile wide Schelde in a fog shrouded dawn Thursday and es tablished a 7 mile square t each head on South Beveland island guarding the north side of the river The Germans said a second landing attempt had been made Friday at a point which would vault the northsouth Beveland canal a potential defense line al ready reached by Canadian forces fighting through mud and hip deep water into the island from the east But this was not con firmed by supreme headquarters or field dispatches The Germans said American prisoners had been taken on the west Holland front the first report that any Americans were fighting in this sector Desperately attempting to divert the blows menacing his forces in western Holland von Model struck out with a counterattack along a 10 mile front against the eastern side of the British Nij megen salient between Venlo and Roennond but field dispatches said the allied front was not dis placed The landing on Beveland was a largescale attack with swarms of landing craft manned by Brit ish sailors flotillas of amphibious vehicles artillery support and as saut engineers taking part Berlin accounts said this bridge head was several kilometers deep and was in the neighbor YANKS BOMB STRAFE JAP TANKER AT FORMOSABullets kick up a spray and a bomb explodes on a Jap tanker as it is attacked by U S carrierbased planes in the raid on Formosa Oct 11 Wing of attacking plane cuts across picture and warplane is at upper right over industrial area of the city another miles ahead of Canadian spear heads inYrng into the Island from theieasir A 2nd attempt to land several thousand J troops in Americanam phibian tanks and landing craft to the east of this bridgehead and across the South Beveland canal just ahead of the Canadian spearhead was broken up Friday morning the Germans declared Field dispatches said several towns were captured In the beachhead by the British who crossed the 3 to 5mile wide Schelde at 4 a m Thursday swarmed up the 20foot dike and surprised thinly strung German nuchinegunners The beachhead was strengthened throughout the day Thursday by a ferry service The Canadians completing their drive down the 2mile wide 10mile long neck of land con necting the mainland with the island reached the South Beve land canal which cuts across the neck The British after a 15 mile westward drive in 5 days from their Nijmegen salient had hemmed the Germans into a col lapsing box and were smashing toward the Maas Meuse and Hollandsch Diep The British were fighting on a line from 3 to 16 miles south of theMaas and the Diep S Hertogenbosch eastern cor ner of the box was in British hands Tilburg a city of nearly 100000 12 miles to the southwest in the center of the line was al most surrounded with the allies in the outskirts The British were fighting at Zundert 9 miles south Canadians were 2 miles of RoosefidaalandiabputSas close to at thewestern end of the line The Germans had xhoved their headquarters from Tilburg to north of the Maas and Fridays supreme headquarters communi que said the enemy had been forced to withdraw all along the line from Koosendaal to Xilburg British forces had cut the S HertogenboschTilburg road at 2 places at Helvoirt from where they had pushed on west to Hei fcant and 2Vz miles farther south west where they held Udenhout 4 miles northeast of Tilburg They had seized the towns of Schoortsraat and Molenstraat 4 miles north of Tilburg and were in a position to launch a road cutting bridgesmashing offen sive to Ihe rear of the enemy In between USenhout and Hel voirt the Germans ivere clinging to a 3000yardlong salient reach ing almost to liaaren but U was being squeezed out rapidly The British had cleaned out the road betweenS Hertogenbosch and Vught 2miles to the southwest and chased the Germans from neighboring Fort Isabella near the Germans largest concentration camp in Holland The German counterattack was without tank support It was bounded by the VenloAmerika railroad on the north and the Roermondweert railroad to the south and appeared directed at Meijel 12 miles west of Venlo on the German border The Canadian fight to free the south bank of the Schelde was all but over with the Germans cleaned out of Oostburg U Gen Htlmond NETHERLANDS vanced in i SS FHENfSES BAKING ANTWERPAllied landings on Walche 1A announced in Berlin while Canadians ad the St B arrows locate main al HD G Crerars trooos were driy n ie northwest a 1fexv German guns still were active and had bypassed Groede GIRL SAVES LIFE OF AGED WOMAN Rushes in Front of Train to Make Rescue Jefferson S Dak Malloy 13 Sioux City Journal and JournalTribune carrier girl saved the life of an 84 year old Jefferson woman late Thursday afternoon when she rushed in front a fast moving Milwaukee passenger train to grab the elder ly womans arm and pulled her but of the path of the train The woman Mrs Montagne was reported to be deaf and evi dently did not hear the train the regular p m passenger train going east which does not stop in Jefferson The girls fast action was witnessed by W L Morton station agent and several other Jefferson residents who stated that they waved frantically at Mrs Montagne and called to her when they realized she was going to cross the track Delores on the other side of the track from the station saw Mrs Montagnes danger With the train not 10 feet away declared Mr Morton she crossed the tracks and pulled Mrs Montagne to safety Delores is the daughter of Mr and Mrs Tom Malloy of Jeffer son and is a 9th grade student at Jefferson high school At the time that she saved Mrs Montagnes life she was at work delivering the afternoon edition of the Jour nalTribune Capture 15 More Places in Philippines General aiacArthurs Headquar ters Leyte Philippines noving American doughboys have carved out a solid 40milelong in vasion front on Leyte island and lave surged deeper inland to free an additional 15 communities a communique reported Friday The general advance continued despite increased Japanese resist ance west of Palo in the north entral sector and a counterat tack which was repulsed on Samar island American guns and planes bagged 76 Japanese aircraft dur ing intermittent harassing raids on the invasion armada The Americans secured control teytes eastern coast from the northern tip to Dulag when the I0th and 24th army corps joined forces The juncture was made south of Americanheld Tanauan some 10 miles below Tacloban Simultaneously the southern end of the Leyte valley trap was being closed tighter by tankled Joughboys who captured 2 key towns in a doubleprongeddrive that overran several communities off the main highways Buri previously bypassed be cause of its strong defenses was captured after severe fighting by 7th division forces punching up the valleys northsouth highway They previously took the Buri air field and advanced several miles along thehighway from the cap tured road junction of Burauen Their main immediate goal evi dently is Dagami a communica tions townnear the center of the roadway The 96th division pushing in land from the coast toward Dag ami captured Tabontabon a river town eastward The town is 3 miles west of Catmon Hill where strong Japaneseentrenchments have been encircled The 24th division attempting to thy northern end or the Ley tjcaiiiiyeisctwfitered Japanese pposUi6ri in yance westward from Farther noftbj the American hold was tight on San Juanico Straits after elements of the first cavalry division repulsed a small enemy counterattack at Lapaz on Samar island Japanese aerial assaults against shipping in San Pedro Bay and the beachhead areas said the communique were again limited to intermittent harassing raids causing light damage and casual ties Antiaircraft fire shot down 39 of the raiders fighters got 14 and carrier planes downed total of 76 Among the additional commu nities freed by the Americans were Anibung Tigbao Canman gui Hindang Bolongtohan Ani bung Kalvasag Calampanon Ma labka San Gabriel Kanmonhag Telegrafo San Joaquin and Ditt Many of these communities lie northward of the eastwest high way from Dulg to Burauen which the Yanks followed to reach Leyt valley Roaming bombers continued t attack major targets throughout the southwest Pacific area Th assaults included a patrol plan raid on Jolo in the Sulu archigel ago the 2nd of the war on objective FALLOFEASTFOTRgeechn PRUSSIA CITY IS Philadelphia BELIEVED NEAR that Wide Range in Prices at Customs Auction New York prices at a U S customs service auction A toupee 25 cents A stock of baled wool The toupee buyer who said he bought it for a kept his hat on Oilman Farm Woman 38 Dies From Polio Marsh a II town 8 Mrs Charles Dougherty 38 year old Gilman farm woman died Wed nesday at the Deaconess hospital after being stricken last week with infantile paralysis Hers was the first Marshall county death from the malady She is survived by 5 children ranging in ages from 6 to 16 years old TONIGHT and TOMORROW MORNING are regular collection times for your Globe Gazette carrier He is a littlemerchant and pays for his papers every week PLEASE help him by having your money ready when he calls THE GLOBEGAZETTE Russ Troops Approach Gumbinnen Important Communications Center London of the im portant East Prussian communi ations center of Gumbinnen ap peared imminent Friday as the jjermans announced evacuation of he civilian population from the path omushing soviet forces A Moscow communique de Jared Thursday night that the jed army had captured Grun weitschen 4 miles southeast of Gumbinnen and Gtiddinn 7 miles of the city Shirgallen and Amalienhof 10 miles to the east also were taken Unconfirmed reports reaching iiere from Moscow asserted that he Russians now were believed fighting Jn the outskirts of Gum binnen a city of 15000 to 2DOOO Gumbinnen is 66 miles southeast of the provincial capital of Kon igsberg An American commentator speaking over the Moscow radio reported that German civilians al ready were fleeing Konigsberg in nanic The Russian communique said the Germans were offering fierce resistance in East Prussia as the red army battled its way forward along the KaunasKonigsberg highway in hand to hand fighting in which at least 2BOO more nazis were slain Berlin also reporting large scale battles maintained the Russians had lost 900 tanks in 10 days and were being held except for a few dents on an 85mile front from Augiistbw in the south to the Nieraen river iri thenorth Other xJlBSsIanvforces driving Finland cap tared 6 localities In the Petsamo area including Pitkajarvi 37 miles southeast of Petsamo Mos coiv said It added that soviet planes supporting the Norwegian invasion from Finland had sunk more than a dozen small German ships presumably moving down the Norwegian coast after the fall of the naval base of Kirkenes BOYS WIN OFFICES Northfield Minn slate of masculine officers full was elected by the freshman class of Carleton college despite the fact that the class is composed of 256 girls and 27 boys Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair with a tendency to warmer Friday night and Saturday Iowa Fair and not so cool Fri day night Saturday partly cloudy and mild Maximum tempertaure Thursday 71 at Fort Dodge and Council Bluffs minimum 28 at Spencer Mftlir NONE Partly cloudy and not Minnesota so cool Friday night Satur day cloudy and mikl becoming showery and cooler north por tion in the atternoon Fresh winds north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 65 Minimum Thursday night 30 At 8 a m Friday 31 YEAR AGO Maximum 49 Minimum 20 Philadelphia President Roosevelt off on a 2day cam Jaigrt thrust to the midwest ar ved in Philadelphia at noon Fri day for a Navy day inspection of nearby shipyards and a major Shibe Park speech Friday night 8 oclock CWT His official party started board ng automobiles almost immedi itely for a motorcade trip through hiladelphia and nearby Cam den N J On the itinerary were visits to the navy yard the Cramp shipyard and a signal corps de pot Mr Boosevelt came here from Wilmington Del headed and without a top rie stood on the rear Platform of ills train and made a brief heavy vote plea to the crowd which ame out in raw cloudy weather to see the chief cxeculive A big vote in America this year will speak powerfully for the cause of democracy all over the world he said in Wilmington added with a chuckle at the end ot his prepared address I wont urge you to vote early and often because if I did I might go to jail After his Philadelphia speech Friday night the president will turn west for a Saturday platform appearance at Fort Wayne Jnd and the closing speech of the trip in Chicagos huge Soldier Field Saturday night A school dismissed classes at Chester Pa enrouie to Philadel phia and children poured out of the building just in time to watch the presidential train slowly move past The train broke its speed at most of the towns it came thtough on the way here There was a constant threat of rain in the skies as the presidents party moved toward Philadelphia but the weather was nothing like the cold driving rain which ac companied Mr Roosevelt through New York a week ago In Wilmington the president paid tribute to local labor for its part in war efforts he said have contributed mightily to the vic tories we have won The products of Wilmington he said have made quite a lot of noise around the world He coupled the remark with a plea for all voters to go to the polls on November 7 Mr Roosevelt in the first slop of his tour which will take him to Philadelphia and Chicago for ma jor campaign speeches recalled the words of Abraham Lincoln to poke fun art his republican oppo sition He reminded his listeners that Lincoln said of Stephen A Doug las In every way possible he tried to prove that a horse chest nut is a chestnut horse It seems lo me the Presi dent said that applies very neat ly to some of the republican cam paign oratory which has lately been agitating the airwaves Traveling with Mr Roosevel were Samuel I Rosenman hi legal advisor Robert Sherwood playwright who recently left the office of war information to join the White House staff James Barnes an administrative as sistant and Eugene Casey a spe cial executive assistant Also ii the party were Presidential Sec retaries Stephen Early and Wil liam D Hasset and Vice Admira Ross T Mclntire the president physician Buy your AVar Bonds am Stamps from your GlobeGazctl carrier boy a month Aachen s reportedly stayed at the Quellenhof hotel the mam entrance of which is shown in the above U S army signal corps radiophoto APANESE SUNK OF YANK IAPITAL SHIPS Lose Light Carrier 2 Carrier Escorts 2 Destroyers 2 Escorts V S Pacific Fleet Headquar rs Pearl Harbor Pa ific fleet lost 6 warships the avy announced Friday in scor ng its historic victory overthe apanese navy in Philippine wa this week The Nipponese navy suffered i or more warships sunk or dam ped approaching the 35 ship ragedy it suffered in 1943 off luadalcanal In addition to the 27 Jap ships ank or damaged communiques isclosed an undetermined num er of destroyers probably 3 or tore had also been damaged The American losses were The light aircraft carrier Prince on previously announced Two unidentified escort car iers Two unidentified destroyers One unidentified destroyer cs orl The names the unidentified hips will not be disclosed until next of kin ol casualties have seen advised The G ships probably carried a otal of about 3900 men At least nethird of these were aboard he Princeton A previous an nouncement by Adm Chester W said morethan 1300 offi ers and men were rescued from he Princeton Each of the carrier escorts car led probably 1000 men Each had a squadron of at least 21 planes Destroyers normally carry a compliment of about 200 men and destroyer escorts about 180 The American navy now lias made known the loss of 170 war ships since the war started The triple navalair engage ments in Philippine waters teamed from the enemys des perate gamble to oppose the American reconquest of Leyte and in the central Philippines The Japanese losses officially confirmed included 3 carriers and 0 battleships sunk or damaged Remnants of the once proud im perial fleet which it now can be disclosed actually penetrated Leyte gulf and attacked trans xirts engaged in Gen Douglas landings still were under relentless air pursit Mac Arthur announced Friday his land based Liberators have damaged an enemy light cruiser in the Min danao sea But without the continuing achievements the already accom plished blows promised to lift Japans losses beyond the 35 war ships sunk or damaged off Guad alcanal in November 1942 Several enemy destroyers are mown to have gone down which are not included in the con irmed 27 Friday Vice Adm Thomas C Kinkaid whose outnumbered 7th fleet turned the tide from threat ened disaster into historymaking triumph in Leyte gulf made clear much more remains to be cata logued officially It was Kinkaid who split up his leet took on 2 enemy warship forces converging on the Leyte invasion scene and trounced both while submarines and warships carrier planes of Adm William F Halsey Jr5 3rd fleet surprised and dealt mortal blows on enemy flattops attempting a sneak punch from Formosa waters Friday Kinkaid told Dean Schedler Associated Press war correspondent in the Philippines that the Japanese risked from 39 to 46 warships in the 2 battles near Leyte and only 20 retired That general summary sug jesled from 19 to 26 enemy ships were bagged although it did not differentiate between sunk and damaged But the 20 which got away were pursued by planes and doubtless as yet undisclosed dam age was heaped on them MacArthur Nimitz communi ques on the 2 battles near Leyte plus a flagship dispatch from Rear Adm Daniel Oarbey listed 14 enemy warships confirmed as sunk ok damaged in those 2 bat tles f Eight of the battleships 3 cruisers and 3 sunk Four battleships a cruiser and a destroyer were damaged Twelve more of the 27 confir mations have come as incom plete d reports on Halseys power house blows dealt south of For mosa It is known that 2 enemy carriers and 2 cruisers were sunk a large carrier and 2 battleships probably sunk 2 battleships and 3 cruisers damaged Still to be added to the confirmations are several destroyers damaged The 27th confirmation was the light cruiser hit by Liberators if   

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