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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 31, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY DES MOINES VOL U Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wile five Cents a Long Lines of Germans Retreating in Holland ALLIES SOON TO GET USE OF BIG MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER 31 1944 ANTWERP PORT Estimate 10000 to 20000 Nazi Troops Left Below Maas River London cover of a heavy fog which grounded allied aircraft the German 15th army retreating from southwestern Hol land was fleeing across the Maas Mouse river and the Hollandsch Diep Tuesday in motor columns lrom6to 12 miles long Two victorious allied armies harried the retreat as the battle of the Dutch coastal corner and the related Schelde estuary ac tion reached the mop up stage The German defeat means the al lies soon will get the use of the great Belgian port of Antwerp for the flood of supplies to feed the coming drives into the heart of Germany A front dispatch said it was es timated that perhaps only 10000 to 20000 Germans had been left below the Maas river line to at tempt to slow up the pursuit of the victorious Canadian first and British 2nd armies A British spokesman has said that the bulk of the enemy force probably would escape across the water barrier East of Eindhoven the strong est German counterattack yet launched on the west front made no headway Monday supreme headquarters announced and fail ed to blunt the offensive north of Antwerp All of the Schelde island South Beveland now is in the hands of British and Canadian troops who are poised at the nar row causeway leading to the trapped enemy garrison on flood ed Walcheren island A few en emy grins remainingorrWaleheren island bar thepassage of allied ships from the Ipng water ap proach to S West of Aniwerp the capture of retrenchment compressed the rem nants of the Germans old Schelde pocket garrison into a rapidly diminishing square of land on the north sea coast Below the Maas and ils sea ward outlet the Hollandsch Diep converging British and Polish columns sweeping up from Breda and TUburg met in Oosterhout drove forward and captured Raamsdonk less than 2 miles from one of the main bridges over the Maas near Gertruidenberg Farther west Roosendaal was abandoned Monday by its German garrison and allied troops dashed beyond it to the vicinity of Oud Gastel North of Bergen Op Zoom the Canadian forces neared Steen b erg en The roads leading to the bridges and ferries over the Maas and the Hollandsch Diep were black for miles with columns of German transport A spokesman at British 2nd army headquarters however said there still was no sign of a Ger man rout It is an orderly with drawal he said screened by ex tensive use of mines and booby traps as well as elements of 5 or 6 enemy divisions acting as rear guards On the east Hank of Ihe allies Holland salient American troops regained some of the ground tak en by the German thrust in the bulge but the enemy was banging on to he own of Lieseel Iowa State Medical Society Will Vote on New Insurance Plan for Low Income Groups Tlac rtVl i S A medieal insurance plan for low income v or o ncome groups to be known as the Iowa Medieal Service will be voted upon Wednesday by the Iowa State desnite allied attempts to recap Medical societys house of dele ture it On American sectors of the western front the French city ot MaizieresLesMetz 6 miles north of Aletz was cleared after 3 weeks of bitter street fighting Farther south the villages of Bru and Jeanmenil approxi mately 2 miles east of Rambervil lers were captured Otherwise there was little but patrol activity from Aachen to the Swiss border BRITISH HEAVILY BOMB COLOGNE 4000 Tons Dropped r Mosquitos Hit Berlin London than 1000 British and Canadian planes dropped 4000 tons of bombs Mon day night on Cologne the most heavily bombed of German cities and Mosquitos made 2 raids on Berlin A Canadian communique said a sizable force of RCAF Halifaxes and Lancasters participated in the sixth blasting of Cologne since Saturday Two planes were lost Air fields over a wide area of Germany were attacked Small Hotel in South England Is Destroyed by Nazi Flying Bomb London flying bomb de destroyed a small hotel in south ern England early Tuesday killed at least 5 persons and injured many more of guests in cluding several children Five bodies were recovered Houses nearby were blasted windows were blown out oJ an orphanage from which ail children had been removed Antiaircraft guns threw up a terrific barrage Thousands of families in East Anglia took shel ter as the ground shook from the guns Several bombs were blown up in flight Actress 7 Youngest to Be in Whos Who Hollywood UR Margaret O Bnen 7 year old movie actress Tuesday had the distinction of being the youngest person ever selected America for A Whos Who in brief biography ot the chiJd actress will appear in the 1945 edition DIES FROM BURNS Washington Iowa Don McLaughlin about 45 was burned fatally Monday when she started a fire in the kitchen stove with kerosene She was alone in her farm home near Washington KILLED IN ACCIDENT Melvin Taylor 23 navy radioman was killed Sun day in a plane accident near Fort Lauderdale Fla his parents Mr and Mrs Dallas Taylor were in formed Mondav Buy your War Bonds and J otamns from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy ALLIES ADVANCE TOWARD indicate allied drive inYieTowlandsncbd andthe CaptUre OosterhouUn Bevefand thP fr nverfand Hollandsch Diep On South H I 11CS caPtured Heinkenszand while across the Schelde to the south Cadzand was taken Shaded line is approximate battle front onaaea ne gates Society officials said the pro posed plan was designed to take care of the unusual or catastro phic medical bills incurred by such groups It is not a hospital ization service they explained al though medical care is offered for hospitalized cases Patterned after the Michigan medical plan the proposed Iowa service has received the approval of virtually all of the states doc tors now in military service so ciety officials said At n meeting Monday night more than 80 members of the Polk County Medical society in dorsed unanimously the principle of prepayments for medical and surgical care Its 5 representatives to the Iowa Medical society meet ing were instructed to that effect In discussing the subject Dr Walter L Bierring Iowa health commissioner told the Polk coun ty doctors that there is a grow ing demand from our people for some sort of security with regard to medical care He said that it was inevitable that some such plan would be put in operation and added that the Iowa plan at least furnishes one controlled by the physician Under the plan the subscriber agrees to pay the service SI monthly on an individual basis or S325 on a family basis Included in the latter arc an employe the spouse and unmarried children from 90 days to 19 years of age If the payment is not made through a remitting agent as part of an eligible group Ihe rate for a single contract is 15 annually semiannually or S4 quar terannually Rate for a family contract is annually EenuannuaUy or quarteran nually Eligible medical and surgical services proposed plan include S u rgi c a I and cutting procediiries foir treat ment of disease andinjuries and treatment of fractures and dislo cations Pyleric in in fants regardless the age lim itation Obstetrical services or any con dition arising from current nancy or childbirth but only after the certificate has been in force for D consecutive months under a family membership Medical care for hospitalized illness of more than 3 days dura tion up to and including 21 days of such care for illness occurring in any one contract year Emergency rendered by surgical services a doctor during the first 24 hours following accidental injury Diagnostic Xray services not S15 for individual for family contract in any contract year when rendered in connection with any condition eligible for payment Any nhysician licensed to prac tice medicine and surgery in Iowa may participate in the play The proposed contract explains that participating physicians giv ing the services provided shall make no charge to the subscriber except To an unmarried sub scriber whose average annual in come exceeds or to a mar ried subscriber whose average an nual income together with the in come of the spouse or familv mcmbcrs exceeds 52500 2 To a subscriber who shall request private room accommo dations in the hospital or demand private nursing care This excep tion will not apply to a subscriber compelled involuntarily by nature of illness to have private accom modations If services covered by Ihe con tract are made subject lo these exceptions the participating phy sician may make an additional charge to the subscriber such charge to be the liability of the subscriber Should a subscriber choose a physician not participating in the service the subscriber will be re imbursed to the extent of 75 per cent of the prevailing rate of pay ment Married Couple Hclj for Aiding Boys in Pranks DCS Momes fP A married couple was taken into custody by police Monday night on the ac cusation that they were hauling youngsters throughout the city in their car to push over outhouses Police told the couple to follow the squad car to the station and the officers said that on the way the driver of the car slowed down and allowed the youngsters to escape Police received 40 calls about vandalism by Halloween prank sters STEADY SOVIET ADVANCE GOES ON IN HUNGARY Nazis Admit Russian Forces Broke Into City of Kecskemet London VP Russian troops have broken into Kecskemet 4th largest Hungarian city 50 miles southeast of Budapest in their of fensive aimed at the capital the Berlin radio said Tuesday However the troops were de clared driven out The battle between the Dan ube and louer Tisza rivers is nearing a climax the official German news agency DNE said Although superior enemy forces have succeeded in squeezing back Hungarian lines they were no where able to tear up the front The Germans asserted that 9 Russian and 3 Romanian infantry divisions a motorized corps and several tank brigades were at upwards of 225 000 men The enemy said Russians who broke into Kecskemet were ex pelled in a counterattack in which 25 tanks were disabled and that strong German tank forces struck the Russian right flank Kecskemet is a straggling city of 73000 in the center of a great agricultural regioin It lies virtu ally in the center of Hungary and 20odd miles west of Tisza river last water barrier before Buda pest The soviet communique did not mention the drive but the Mos cow radio broadcast a Geneva re port that the pronazi Hungarian premier Ferenc Szalasi had hur ried to Adolf Hitlers headquar ters to present a plan to remove the seat of the Hungarian govern ment from imperilled Budapest to Berlin German broadcasts said the roar of German and Russian can nons could be heard in Budapest 50 miles from Szolnok threatened stronghold on the west bank of the Tisza at the center ot the front Soviet forces have been astride several allweather roads leading across the plains to Budapest The Germans said the big push came after weeks of preparationby the Thousands ofcivilians were re ported erecting Breastworks out side Budapest The Russian communique was silent on the red army offensive in western Latvia where fresh soviet gains were reported by Berlin The only reference to ac tivities on the east Prussian front was a statement that hundreds of Germans were killed in the smashing of 2 nazi counterattacks A Moscow dispatch said wintry storms are harassing the long eastern front miring in the mud the red armys mechanized attack The soviet communique said Gen Ivans 4th Ukraine array which has already won Ruthenia and is invading Slovakia to the west had captured 10160 Ger mans between last Friday and Sunday bringing the 10day total to 21390 Berlin acknowledged that Sov iet Marshal Rodion Y Malinov skys 2nd Ukraine army had smashed across the Tisza river at many points forcing the last nat ural defense line before Budapest U SjJBSlTNK 18 JAP VESSELS Destroyer Included in Latest Bag by Yanks Washington of IS additional Japanese vessels in cluding 1 destroyer by American submarines was announced by the nevy Tuesday This blow by submcrsibles bat tling along the enemys supply lines raises to 974 the number of enemy ships sunk probably sunk or damaked by submarines alone since the war started In addition to the destroyer which presumably was convoying Japanese supply craft ships in the latest bag included 14 cargo ves sels 1 tanker 1 large transport and a naval auxiliary The navy gave no indication of the locale of the operations be yond saying that the submarines scored their victories in Pacific and far east waters Greek Guerrillas Take Amissa Near Serbia Rome guerrillas op erating with British troops have captured Arnissa about 40 miles north of Kozane and only 7 miles from the southern border of Yugo slavia allied headquarters an nounced Tuesday The German garrison was wiped out at Arnissa on qne of the main escape routes for the nazis fleeing from the al lies in northern Greece Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Tills Paper Consists ol Two One NO 19 War on Germany May Go Into Summe r Churchill Yank Victories On the Land AMERICAN AMTRACS BLAST AT JAPS ON PHILIPPINES ciated Press engraving by Kayenay And on the Sea U possession Asso tu tui let AP bombs explodenear the of the Japanese battleship Yamato as she flees from the bles straits in the Western hn ri JAP LOSSES IN 10 DAYS 60000 Heavy Toll Taken in Air Sea Land Battles By UNITED PRESS Japanese casualties were esti mated Tuesday at nearly 60000 in sea air and land battles ot the last 10 days While no definite figures were available on the number o Jap anese officers and men lost in the disastrous second battle of the Philippines best estimates indi cated some 20000 lo 25000 were aboard the warships definitely sunk and only a few were rescued Another 10000 presumably were aboard the 13 warships be lieved sunk and it was believed likely there were several thousand more casualties among crews ot the 21 ships listed originally as damaged Gen Douglas MacArthur an nounced that the Japanese had lost 24000 killed wounded or captured in the first 10 days of the American invasion of Ihe cen tral Philippines AntiNazi Becomes Mayor of Aachen Aachen Germany slight bald lawyer of about 40 years nervously took the oath of office as mayor of devastated Aachen Mon first anMnizI in U years to be chief administrative officer of any major German city He was selected by military government officers from 12 candidates known not to have been nazis Censorship withheld his name Yanks Gain Despite Typhoon and Desperate Jap Fighting Weather Report FORECAST law a Fair and mild Tuesday Tuesday nightand Wednesday Minnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday Few scattered showers extreme north portion Wednesday Warmer northwest and extreme north portion Tuesday night Cooler extreme Wednesday north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 73 Minimum Monday night 43 At 8 a m Tuesday 43 YEAR AGO Maximum 4 Minimum 34 Precipitation 75 General lUacArlhurs H c a d quarters Philippines ican infantrymen BATTLING A TYPHOON AND DESPERATE JAPANESE DELAYING T A C TICS drove ahead through Lcyte valley Tuesday toward the is lands northwest const and a pos sible showdown with cornered but sizable Nipponese forces The 24th division was 10 miles from a juncture with the 1st cav airy on Bay afler cap turing Jafo last important inland road Juncture in fierce battling Sunday Gen Douglas MacArthur an nounced Japanese casualties on Leyte and Sarnar total 24000 against a total of 3221 for the killed 270 miss ing and 2245 wounded Japanese reinforcements from Cebu were landed in darkness at Ormoc on Leytcs westcentral coast It was possible they were intended to Bulwark Nipponese forces who have succeeded in es caping to Carigara Bay which is linked lo Ormoc by a twisting mounting highway Cavalry patrols Monday ob served n column of Japanese soi diers 2 miles long marching to ward Carigara some 7 miles west of Americanheld Burog on the bay American patrols entered Carigara several clays ago then withdrew Frontline dispatches also ported that between 4000 6000 Japanese wore retiring to ward the hay from the central Ieytc valley where organized re sistance lias been smashed Small Nipponese units were straggling through the hills toward Ormoc The Americans held a tight grip on escape routes by comroling the main highways and maintain ing a PT blockade of Carigara Bay The evidence was the Japa nese would be brought to a last stand on the const The fall of Jaro completed American control over major communications throughout ihc broad Lcyte valley The 24th made a forced 14mile march to reach the mountain village and were reinforced by some units of the 21st division who cut across laying action slowed the Yank ad vance The Nipponese were re sorting to extensive use of land mines and booby traps as well as local counterattacks which were repulsed rc and interior trails valley region from the Central The Japanese also were rein forced and rear suards hung on until driven out by heavy Yank typhoon wind s power Rainladen sometimes reaching 70 miles an hour hammered the battle zones uprooted buildings and smashed tents in camp areas The weather and Japanese de U S GRIP FIRM ON PHILIPPINES MacArthur Praises Men for Determination General MacArthurs Headquar ters Philippines Doug las MacArthurs invasion forces have given him a firm grasp on the Philippines he said Tuesday and I shrill not relax the grip until Bataan and Corrcgidor once more rise to life Almighty God has blessed our arms he said in his field dated general order number one which praised the men who participated in the invasion for their deter mination fortitude and courage Paris Editor 70 Is Given 20 Year Term Paris of collus ion with the enemy Stcphanne Lauzanne 70 year old editor of the newspaper Le Matin was sen tenced lo 20 years in prison by a special French court Monday He escaped the death penalty because of extenuating circumstances MAY NOT WHIP JAPS UNTIL END OF 46 HE SAYS Prime Minister Asks No Vote Be Held But Coalition Be Extended London Minister Churchill cautioned commons Tuesday that the war against Germany might last into NEXT SUMMER and that against Japan until the end of 1916 He made these predictions em phasizing hey were subject to changing conditions in calling for the retention of Britains 9 year parliament and warborn coali tion of government without an election The coalition of parties ought not to be broken before naziism is broken he said There were immediate indica tions that commons would string along with Churchill Arthur Greenwood prominent in the la bor partys councils indorsed ex tension of prolongation of parlia ment for a year but he served no tice that Churchills government would not be free from contro versy in coming months Greenwood also made it deal labors ranks would oppose exten sion of the coalition government until Japan was defeated He argued that it would be against national interest to prolong par liament until the whole of this desperate struggle is tied up Churchill hela out hope that political convulsion in Germany may bring the war to a speedy end at any time But in almost the same breath he warned that against that pos sibility must be set the iron con trol of German life in all its forms including the army beeriy established by Hitlers storm troops and secret iiolice This said Churchill Oatlr exceeds anything previously known amongmen I certainly could not still less end of the German war before the end of the spring or even before we reach early summer It may come earlier and no one will rejoice more than I it it should At another point he asserted On military grounds alone it would not be prudent to assume that a shorter period than 18 months after the rttetruction of Hitler will be required for the final destruction of the Japanese will and capacity to fisht In Holland he said a great deal of work has to be done to improve the ports and build up supplies and concentrate forward the ever growing allied army In Itnly he conceded the fighting is also of the most obstinate char acter and the weather has brok en Urging qualified extension of Britains 9 year parliament for another year he said that rough ly speakingthere is no likelihood of a general election for from 1 to 3 months from now and warned that Those who force such a dis aster would take upon themselves immense responsibility It seems to me said Church ill that unless all political par lies resolve to maintain the pres ent coalition until the Japanese are defeated we must look to the termination of the war against naziism as a pointer which will fix the date ol the general elec tion FORMER IOWAN KILLED of a CS7 transport plane Sunday proved fatal to Raymond C Ernesl 23 husband of Mrs Pa tricia J Ernest Knox Noster Mo and formerly of DCS Moincs Ob servers said the plane exploded in midair crashing 3 miles south of Kansas City All 3 crew mem bers were killed Woman Absent From War Job Observes 50th Wedding Anniversary Chicago Elizabeth Sweet stayed away from her job in a war plant first j absence since she started 6 months because she had an im portant occasion to celebrate Mrs Sweet 69 and her hus band 75 observed their 50th wed ding anniversary Said Mrs Sweets foreman Ill match her against any 16 year old in her work as wrapper1 WOMAN PUNCTUAL Kansas City Lucille W Shaeffer wasnt familiar with court procedure So she appeared punctually but found the court room dark The officer arresting her on a speeding charge had written the time for her hearing a m Monday Buy your AVar Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette earner boy OMalley Is Chosen Attorney for OPA DCS Moincs Walter D Line district office of price ad ministration director announced the appointment of George S OMalley 39 as chief enforce ment attorney of the 64county Des Moines district of the OPA He succeeds the late Donald D Holdoegel OMalley served as as sistant OPA enforcement attorney from June 1942 until December 1943 when he quit to return to private practice   

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