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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of HISTORY AND ARCH OCS HOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wires Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7 1944 This Paper Consists of Two MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOTERS IN NATION FLOCK TO POLLS Yanks Regain Town in Fierce Battle Dewey costs Vote Enrlc TRY TO BREAK RIVER LINE ON COLOGNE ROUTE Nazi Reinforcements Are Flung Into Heavy CounterAttacks London S troops at times fighting hand io hand against German reinforcements flung into counterattacks won back the last half of the local town of Vossenack and edged closer to 2 flanking villages Tues day in the BLOODY BATTLE to break the German Roer river bar rier to Cologne r To the south American and French forces advanced 2 to 3 miles in bitter progress toward Vosges passes to Germany In Holland a front dispatch reported capture of the ferry terminus of Wiilemstad leaving only scat tered enemy troops below the Maas river The German high command indicated a new de fense line was being established on the north bank of the Maas Heavy seesaw tank and infan try figrhtins swirled in the flame charred forestlands southeast of Aachen Doughboys rewon the portions of Vossenack 13 miles from Aachen temporarily lost Monday Other Americans pushed closer to the town of Schmidt once in U S hands and toward Hurt gen The towns are strongpoints along the Roer river line before the Cologne plain Supreme headquarters patches said the Germans dis had RUSHED RESERVES from Arn hanx in attempts to ward offthe first army that simply be feints or prep aration for a major drive Berlins broadcast communique said allied forces hitting toward the Vosges mountain gaps had1 reached the west bank of the Meurthe river between Baccarat and St Die French troops seized 3 villages in an arc east of Baccarat closing on the Schirmeck and Saales pass es supreme headquarters said and Americans won St Remy Nompatejize and La Salle at the approaches to the Saales and Ste Marie passes First army troops near the Roer river were meeting the most bit ter kind of resistance An enemy thrust west of Hurt gen itself was thrown back but another knocked the Americans out of Vossenack temporarily The reaction was swift and the Yank surged halfway back through the town where they are fighting a heavy formation of German tanks and infantry West of Schmidt the Americans advanced slowly in the face of stubborn opposition But despite the ferocity of allied air attacks which blanketed the German posi tions with bombs strafinff fire and firebombs Schmidt itself seized last week by the Americans but retaken by he enemy was still in German hands Schmidt is 15 miles southeast of Aachen are striving to fight clear of the Hurlgen forest and on Io the Co logne plain enemy units south of the Maa Meuse river were being mopped up There still were small groups of enemy troops around the south ern approaches to the Moderdij bridges which the Germans have escape ferry British troops Monday night democratic ticket on the north coast have been cap tured the allied communique re ported Field dispatches indicated Owosso Mich this Middelburg was entered bv British home town of Gov Thomas E and Canadian forces without surrender from its Gorman garri son Enemy units still were hiding out elsewhere in the flooded interior hut allied mine sweepers and dredges already have begun clear ing the 50mile Scheldc estuary approach to Antwerp SKELETON IS FOUND Glcnwood of a skeleton soun river 5 miles south of the Plattsmouth Nebr bridge was f W3S i Due lo ilhe 5034 Votes Cast Here Up to P M A total of 5034 ballots had been ast in the 8 Mason City precincts up to oclock Tuesday after noon m the nationwide general election This compared with 6105 in 1940 and 5425 in 1336 when the prepress time check was made on the balloting on the afternoons in the 2 previous general election days A heavy spurt of voting was evident in the eaily morning hours Immediately after the noon celeratioit after working hours The afternoon canvass of the WRECKED NAZI assault craft which Ger mans sought to use to escape across the Schelde river in Holland was wrecked by advancing Canadians The Ger mans brought these craft on earners to Breskens where they were intercepted by allied attacks and found by the Canadians Election Bulletins New Ashford Mass Ashford formerly the first town in the nation to report its returns in presidential elections Tuesday voters lormmg Jonj gave Roosevelt 21 Dewey 22 In lines outside many polling places I94n RnncowoitT At otic polling place in Bostons back bay section 52 persons were 1940 the town gave Roosevelt 13 Willkie 33 Harts Location N H This hamlet first in New Hamp shire to report its returns Tues day gave Roosevelt 6 and Dewey 4 In 1940 it gave Roosevelt 5 and Willkie 3 Birmingham Ala dent Franklin D Roosevelt led Gov Thomas E Dewey by a 10 to 1 margin in Jefferson county shortly before noon Tuesday as early tabulations of absentee bal lots were made by Probate Judge Henry R Howze Roosevelt polled 100 absentee ballots to Deweys 11 Duncan Okla incomplete returns this afternoon from 5 Duncan Okla precincts gave Roosevelt 250 Dewey 91 Complete returns from the same 5 boxes in 1940 gave Roosevelt 386 Willkie 444 Topcka Kans unofficial returns from 28 of the 2750 precincts in Kansas give for president Dewey 1434 Roosevelt 1097 The returns are from the larger towns in the state where watchers for candidates may an nounce the vote totals as they are counted Mashpee Mass OP The com plete election vote of this Cape Cod Ui rmtitcii oe o s ape o Jn the entire area the Americans which has never voted in favor of a democratic president Tuesday gave Governor Dewey 89 ballots against 81 for President sin tuaiii os agans or resen In southwestern Holland the last Roosevelt Mashpees 1940 popu lation was 434 Mount Washington Mass ui ejjuiuy iroops around tne south Mount Washington the first Mas ern approaches to the Moderdijk sachusetts town to report complete brirfpp returns Tuesday gave Roosevelt demolished and 9 miles to the 8Dewey 29 In 1940 the town gave west at Wiilemstad the site of an Roosevelt 10 Willkie 32 Henderson N Car 21 uiiucii uuup nionciay niglit iienacrson car 21 cleared out a small enemy pocket registered voters of Nutbush pre bclow the river in the vicinity of cinct in the northern part of Vance Timpel just north of S Hertogen county Tuesday kepi their time bosch honored reputation of being the Virtually al of Walchcren first precinct in North Carolina to island in the Schelde estuary now report its vote By 10 oclock is in allied hands Middelburg in every vote was counted and the center of the island and Veere polls open until the official clos ing hour it was impossible to count the ballots a few minutes after midnight and then go home Boston heavy voting was reported Tuesday throughout piv otal state in the presidential con voters forming long in line before booths opened NAZISBIFUP BUDAPEST FORGE Reds Battle Reinforced Troops of Germans fP Red army troops battled strongly reinforced nazi forces in the outskirts of Budapest Tuesday spurred by Premier Marshal Stalins pronouncement that Hungary would soon be out of the war In an order of the day issued on this 27th anniversary of the soviet revolution Stalin declared the T T red army and its westernallies UD TOf VOlC OO have taken up the jumping off positions for the decisive offen sive against the vita centers of Germany and that we now lory in Budapests outskirts appar ently scsking to coil around the eastern part of the cily In a proclamation preceding the order of the day Stalin as serted that the defeat of Hun gary would signify the complete isolation of Hitlerite Germany and early catastrophe will follow inevitably1 The regular midnight soviet communique broadcast from Mos cow contained only 2 sentences There were no essential changes Dewey republican presidential candidate voters were lined up in a light rain in front of every polling place in the city at 7 a m Election officials terming it the greatest voting rush in the citys history said the voters were showing vmusual familiarity with the long ballots on the voting ma chines 1s town complete Heretofore the SKBSf iS K ol ronts troops on all fronts destroyed 1G tanks In day the enemys defense belt and communications at the rear of the Hungarian capital Budapest re porfs coming via Turkey said there was no intention of declar ing the beautiful city on the Danube an open one Stalin said in a war review that his troops had destroyed 120 Ger man 1200000 men killed or the soviet offensive began on June 23 He said 30 nazi divisions were cut off in western Latvia Berlin broadcasts declared con ditions inside Budapest were tur bulent with refugees fleeing from the city in increasing numbers seriously hampering military traffic in the streets and on the roads to the northwest HEAVY VOTE IN MANY CITIES OF IOWAREPORTED hour the pace of the votingslowed were DeinS S sted that they up with the expectation of an ac Tuesday as at least a dozen cities Stepping up to celeratioit after working hours Reported heavy or brisk vot the republican no Slajr opcoa1 asKeci for a number of votes in this and 2 pre Although campaigning in the ballot Mrs Mary E Dunn elec vious general elections follow slate was comparatively quiet on clerk asked loudly Name both democrats and republicans please P W 11 21 12 22 13 23 14 24 1911 550 502 995 557 701 796 561 372 1910 750 G45 1200 650 850 790 650 5BO 1936 498 1002 675 625 750 750 450 TOTALS 5034 GlOa 5425 The above table does not include the soldier or absentee vote of which there is a much larger num ber in this election A total of lOOo ballots have been received from service men These will be opened and tabulated after the close of the polling places at 8 p m Soldiers home on leave who cannot vote at their regular polling places because they arent regis tered having been away during registration period are being al lowed to vote in the office of the county auditor while word is being awaited from the attorneys gen eral office in DCS Moines oh whether these Votes counted can I A total of 792 other absentee ballots are also to be counted in this election a larger number than usual They represent to a large extent local residents on defense jobs Voting machines were used for the 1st time in a general election in Cerro Gordo county The ma chines were given their initial use in the primary election last June Demonstrations of the machines for several weeks in the court house party headquarters and in labor offices had evidently acquainted most voters with its operation as election judges were called upon in only a comparative ly few instances to show how to vote by machine T A iSSUCS AlC of State Ballots u i vanuus stales me on the eve of complete vie carried Tuesday referenda In various states the ballots on such things as these Shall Ne Russian columns were lighting braska be tightly dry Shall Ari within 2 miles south of the big zona Oregon and Washington irn naziopcrated Ferihegy airdrome gross income taxes to fi in Ba nance ol nance old age pensions ot up to S60 monthly And in California Arkansas and Florida a hotly foughtove issue is Shall there be a stat constitutional amendment to pro vide that no person can be denied employment because he is or is not a labor union member But the main state questions course have to do with the 26 states i i by democrats Thirty s norships are up for iur of them now held bj or and 12 by democrats mered Woman 90 Wearing Gay Bandana Carried to Poll Backs Dewey INJURED IN CRASH Ies Moincs and Mrs W H McCartney Des Moines both 60 were injured seriously Monday night in a collision here between their car and a Chicago Great Western railroad freight train Rochester N Y year old Mrs Elizabeth D Allen when they elected Grover Cleve land Casts Vote Returns State Interest Is Centered in Senate Governor Contests Des Moines out to get the vote campaigns by both major parties in Iowa were being shown at the polls ing up to noon v Thomas E jmber 257 in an east 48th street polling place shortly after noon Tuesday and thus closed his campaign for the presidency The governor accompanied by attractive Mrs Dewey arrived in New York City from Albany short ly after noon and went immedi ately to the polling place where a crowd applauded theirarrival Entering an automobile tourist bureau which serves as a era porary polling place the governor and Mrs Dewey proceeded to take of their place in line to await their turn for a ballot but several per who were standing there in thai they vole immediately to the clerks desk nominee still wear ing his gray topcoat asked for a stressed getting the public out to me puuui uuu LU iurK governor re Chief state contests were sponded lawyer when asked his the senatorial and gubernatorial occupation Mrs Dewey wearing a black races with Gov B B Hicken looper Rep seeking the U S senate seat Guy M Gilette o uy ee aroun er sould Dem and Lt Gov Robert Blue ceived ballot number 258 Rep opposing Richard P Mitchell Dem for the state ex ecutive office Voting was heavy in Des Moines with persons standing in line at a few polling places It was the first heavy turnout for Polk coun ty since the beginning of the war anfl the total vote for Tuesday was expected to approach the 93 000 prewar presidential election total of 1910 Junes primary election brought out only about 15000 voters in Polk county and 2 years ago in the state general election the vote was about 50000 Burlington reported that some voters were waiting when the polls opened and that voting had been much heavier than either 2 More than 3000 votes had been cast in Fort Dodge at noon and election attendants said balloting promised to be almost as heavy as the record total of 18314 in 1940 The total vote in Junes primary was 3500 Heavy voting at Davenport In dicated a much larger total vote than 4 years ago with approxi mately 12000 votes by noon The Primary total was 3000 Sioux City had counted 9871 votes at noon compared wilh less than 1000 at that time during the primary balloting Clintons vote of 5000 at noon exceeded the entire county total of 4100 in the June primary and 4 000 by noon 4 years ago Perry reported unusually heavy voting with 777 up to noon Tues day compared with 193 at that hour in June The total vote in Perry for 1940 was 3303 Council Bluffs reported voting up about onethird with some precincts al ready above their total of the state election 2 years ago Muscatine Charles City Iowa City Webster City and Cedar Rap ids also were among cities report ing heavy turnouts Absenteeism Increases 27 Per Cent After Horse Racing Starts Hawthorne Cal Hollywood comn i are governed by republicans 22 officials reported Tuesday A day check of the effects of th one gover election 19 resumption of horse racing republicans Southern California after a year layoff showed an increase of 1170 man hours lost officials saici Ballot Box Inspector Dies of Heart Attack uiu ivna ruzaoein u Alien Ardmore Okla V wearing a gay bandanna over her Tucker an inspector at a rural head was carried Tuesday to the precinct near Ardmorc opened election booth in a chair to vote tne ballot box Tuesday began cx for Governor Dewey She said she arfiining its contents then fell switched from the democrats deatl from what was believed to be a heart attack Tree Grower Roosevelt Casts Ballot Vn inoinas Hyde Park IV Y JJewey cast ballot number 257 in dent tree The New York governor re a ac coat and a black hat with a fox around her shoulders re While a battery of photograph ers took pictures Dewey stepped to the greencurtained voting booth and cast his ballot Immediately after Mrs Dewey had voted he candidate and his wife reentered their automobile and were driven to the Roosevelt hotel where they expect io remain to receive the election results Tuesday night They probably will return to Albany Wednesday While the Deweys were voting a large crowd pressed noses against the plate glass front of the travel bureau Some of those outside rapped on the window to gain the candidates attention and when he turned and smiled they clapped loudly Al though he was cheered roundly on his arrival reporters heard some booing in the crowd Inside the travel bureau a line of voters most of whom were women stood aside while the Deweys cast their ballot Petite grayhaired Mrs Ray mond Hitchcock who lives around the corner said she was thrilled to give way to the candidate and his wife despite the fact that she had been waiting in line for an hour and a half to cast her ballot One woman said she had come all the way from Pennsylvania to vote Tuesday Dewey came to New York to vote after urging millions of other Americans Monday night to exer cise the same privilege to effect a desperately needed change in national administration Political Ad Admits Is Also and Honest Fairfieia Ida CUR There shouldnt be any hard feelings Wednesday between Ray G Jones republican and his demo cratic opponent for probate judge of Camas county In the current issue of the Ca mas County Courier Jones paid for the following political adver tisement If elected I will fulfill the du ties ot that to the best of my ability However my oppon ent Mr W J Packham is a good cm ivir w j racKnam is a gooa K Aircraft reliable honest man and 1 high plant here increased 27 per cent ly recommend him for the post I also running for Your vote well spent Civil War Veteran XUOLO T WLtj AYCLUHlO I Home and Kills Self Votes Straight GOP Morris III Roe dcr 50 year old farmer went to the pollsj and voted Tuesday and then returned home and com mitted suicide by shooting him self Fnends said he had been worried over inability to hire farm labor Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Benton Harbor Mich car Mot last Benton Harbor Civ il war veteran who marched with Sherman from Atlanta to the sea cast his ballot for Gov Thomas E Dewey and the straight republi can ticket Tuesday Atott said he voted for Abraham Lincoln and had never voted anything but the republican ticket The aged vet eran was taken to the polls by a friend Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Scattered showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Continued mild Tuesday night Cooler Wednesday Fresh to strong winds Iowa Mostly cloudy with showers Tuesday night and Wednesday Cooler Wednesday Fresh to strong winds diminishing Wed nesday night began exMinnesota Rain Tuesday niaht and Wcdnsctlay probably heavy rain over south portion and rain changing to snowVnorth west and extreme north portion Wednesday afternoon no de cided change in temperature Tuesday night colder Wednes day winds 30 to 40 miles per hour IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday 42 Minimum Monday night 37 At 8 a m Tuesday 41 Rain 02 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation Snow 33 31 65 2 inches ballot No 251 Hyde Parks old town hall short ly after noon Tuesday The president drove to the town hall from his nearby estate with Mrs Koosevell who followed him in to the voting booth Their daughter Mrs Anna Boettiger and her 5 year old son Johnny were along for the ride After the president p stood before the voting booth and posed lor pho tographers Before he showed up to vote Mr Roosevelt paid a call at the Hyde Park elementary school where the children sang for jum You werent here 4 years ago he told them You werent old enough then As the chief executive entered the town hall Miss Mildred Todd election inspector in charge of the registration book asked his name address and occupation Tree grower said the presi dent What did I say last time The election official told him he was atree grower at the last election and the president chuck ling said thats right For some elections he has given his occu pation as a farmer The president was he 2nd Roosevelt to call for a ballot in the 45 year old town hall Tues day About an hour before he showed up Mrs J R Roosevelt widow of the presidents half brother showed up to cast her ballot With the formalities of his vot ing qualifications out of the way Miss a bit nerv ous at her a box of candy before the president Would you like a piece of candy she asked Thanks very much I will the president replied and popped it into his mouth He went into the booth munching the candy hall grew quiet as the green curtain closed around the presi dent while he cast his ballot He had a little rouble because Hie lever on the voting machine wouldnt work An election of ficial reached over the top of the booth and jiggled it He wore a grey suit and the navy cape which cloaked his shoulders through most of his campaign appearances A crowd of Hyde Park neigh bors assembled before the town hall long before the Rooscvelts showed up to vole They ap plauded when the president drove up and again when he left the hall As he sat in the car waiting for Mrs Roosevelt to complete her voting task the president chatted with Elmer Van Wagner the su pervisor of Hyde Park By the time the president voted about a 3rd of the town halls 87 registered voters had cast their ballots Woman 103 Ill Vote for F R Next Time If He Runs West Palm Beacii Fla Palm Beach countys oldest voter Mrs Lucretia Hanong 103 cast ballot for President Roosevelt Tuesday then remarked Ill vote for him a from now if he runs ain 4 years Her daughter Mrs Yeddic I Bettner 74 added her vote for a 4th term for Mr Roosevelt Buy your Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy RECORD LIKELY IN TOTAL VOTES CAST IN U S Citizens Hurry to Polls at Early Hour in Unprecedented Numbers ATAGLANCE TO BE ELECTED A presi dent vice president 35 sena tors 432 U S representatives 31 governors TOTAL VOTE Estimated by state officials at 44000000 plute including 3369000 soldiers and sailors POLLS Open as early as a a m CWT in the east close as late as 10 p m CWT in the west WEATHER Varied but not forecast as extreme any gen eral area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Voters turned out in record strength to decide the Roosevelt Dewey presidential race Tuesday and first fragmentary returns fell pretty much into the 1940 pat tern Across the country men and women flocked to the polls early and iu extraordinary numbers A ballot total reaching an unprece dented 50000000 appeared in sight The candidates themselves added their personal ballots to the mounting figures while many hours yet remained before offi cials generally began to tally the electorates decision As never before the men and who had the final sayso on the argument over a 4th term for President Roosevelt or a first tor Goy Thomas E Dewey hur ried to the polls to register their decision Between 40 and 45 per cent of registered voters irot fhcir ballots in before noon in Isew York Citys Bronx and Manhattan districts And it was much lite same in other big cities and rural dis tricts as well with few excep tions Despite the emotions stirred by the first wartime election since 1864 voting wns orderly on the whole Six persons were arrested in New York on charges of illegal registration They were among 400 indicted last week on that charge At many polls it was apparent that more women than men were among the voters bearing out predictions that the powderputt vote would be all important in this election Virtually all coal mines in West Virginia were closed down as many of the 110000 miners stayed away from the job to vote How the miners would vote in this important border state has been the subject of much specti laiton since Tohn L Lewis the miners7 chieftain is supporting Dewey New York City voting officials reported 25 per cent of the vote in by a m and at most poll ing places 50 to 60 were standing in line In Pennsylvania whose 35 elec toral votes many expect may be decisive in a close election all in dications were that the total vote would equal or surpass 1940 dc the absence in the armed services ot thousands of younger men and women Reports from other population centers across the country such FRANKLIN D ROOSEVELT THOMAS E DE1VEST
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