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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 15, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT Of ANO AOCHtVCS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL II Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Wins Five Cents COPT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 15 1914 This Paper Consists ot Two One NO 32 MORE FORTS NEAR METZ TAKEN RUSSIAN LINES NEAR BUDAPEST MADE STRAIGHT Enemy Bridgehead on East Bank of Danube Liquidated by Reds on red army has ted the enemy bridgehead on the east bank of the Danube liver south of Budapest and has straightened its lines with ad vances south and northeast of the besieged Hungarian capital net ting an additional 30 towns Mos cow announced Wednesday Marshal Roflion Y Malinov skys troops holding fast to their positions within easy medium ar tillery range of Budapest on the south speared north and north west from jMonor and captured Uri and Peteri in gains of S to 5 miles Seizure of Solt and Duna Egyliaza 45 and 42 miles south of Budapest erased the enemy bridgehead on the east bank of the Danube The Berlin radio said the Russians hurled 3 infantry di visions against the nazis who withdrew to newlyprepared po sitions on the west bank A Mocsow dispatch said 1200 prisoners were taken in the bridgehead battle and hundreds more the enemy drowned in an attempt to flee across the river Approximately 50000 Ger mans and Hungarians have been captured since Maliriovsky began his drive on Budapest from south ern Hungary last month it was estimated Hungary seemed likely to re main the main theater of action on the eastern front the Mocsow dispatch added for there was little hint ot any attempt in the near future to break the stalemate in Poland or East Prussia Russian war bulletin an nounced the capture of Nagykata railway town 27 miles east of Budapest and 10 miles south of the rail junction of Jaszbereny Moscow dispatches said Tuesday handtohand fighting was taking place in Jaszbereny Heves 17 miles northeast of Jaszbereny fell to the Russians and the entire operation had the effect of straightening a curving line stretching 80 miles northeast from the vicinity of Budapest to positions south of the big railway junction of Miskolc A broadcast communique from Marshal Tito announced that his Yugoslav partisans had captured Skoplje important rail junction in southern Yugoslavia and key to the Vardar valley route through the Balkans The announcement said the Germans were pursued out of the town and that 1700 killed and 9S5 captured Enjoined on Cigaret Price Overcharges In what was believed the first court action in Iowa to stop sale ot cigarets at abovenormal prices a grocery firm here was enjoined Tuesday from charging 25 cents a package for cigarets which sell as a rule for 19 In the action brough by Des Moines district office ot price ad ministration officials in V S dis trict court Federal Judge Henry ioiioou rtwhPid I NGraven signed an injunction liquidated the enemy restrajninfr Brftven and gro restrajninfr Brtven and gro eery of 1647 N Federal Mason City from allegedly violating cigaret ceiling prices James Britven and Henry Brit yen were named ir the complaint George E OMalley Des Moines district OPA enforcement attor ney asserted the OPA intended to take prompt action on every case of this kind Ceiling prices must be ob served on all items and services under OPA control he declared The Britven injunction also prohibited the store from alleg edly violating price ceilings on some other grocery items which they had been accused of selling at above ceiling prices Other court rulings on OPA actions Tuesday included An injunction enjoining Harold E Bentley Stanhope from further alleged tire ration violations in connection with a charge that he had altered a grade III tire cer tificate issued to him by his local rationing board to appear as a certificate for grade I tires An assessment of against Joe Vondracek owner ot a whole sale and retail meat market at Cedar Hapids charged by the OPA with making meat sales at above ceiling prices An assessment of 51057 against the Iowa Steel and Iron Works Cedar Hapids lor having sold and delivered patterns which it SMASH 14 JAP VESSELS WITH RAID ON MANILA Allies Hammer Drive for Reopening Vital Supply Line to China By LEONARD MILLEttAN Associated Press War Editor American carrier planes swarm ing over Manila Bay blasted 11 ships of Japans dwindling war and merchant fleets as landbased U S aircraft hammered Burma road ctrongholds Wednesday in a growing drive to reopen a vital had manufactured repaired or modified1 at above ceiling prices Announcement of the issuance of the injunction came from OPA district headquarters in Dei Mojnes Mason City rationing of ficials said here that complaints had been received against the Britven brothers and had been turned over to the district enforce ment office without publicity as is customary BLOOM URGES AMENDMENT Favors Treaty Approval by Congress Majority Washington Bloom DN hair man Y of the house supply line to China Yank ground forces in a double flanking move drew a barbed net around strong Japanese forces that have been holding up the main American advance in thePhilippines for a week Carrier planes returning to the attack on Manila Monday Philip pine time blew up 2 destroyers damaged a cruiser sank or set afire 11 freighters and oilers and wrecked a floating dry dock Japanese radios said 400 planes made this attack and 400 more sorties were flown over Cebu is land the following day At least 28 Japanese planes were shot down the first day American air cratt taking off from Rear Adm Frederick C Shermans carriers also strafed more than 130 en emy planes caught on the ground on 3 Luzon island airfields Coun terattacking enemy bombers damaged one ship in the carrier force Thirteen more Japanese planes and 2 other ships were knocked out by land based planes Units of the14ih airforce driv en from their bases in southeast China steadily hammered Japa nese positions on the Sal ween see tor of the Burma road Chinese inflicted heavy casualties in beat IEST back successive counterat tacks 3 miles from Mangshih major enemy stronghold in the area American trained Chinese cleaving the Burma side of the road bypassed Ghamo They have traveled 122 miles in a month against meager resistance and have 100 miles to go before reaching the Burma road about 30 miles below Mangshih Frontline dispatches said the LedoBurma road might be re opened within weeks In a wide enveloping movement on northern Leyte island the 24th infantry division and the dis mounted first cavalry began to close a pincers which would cut off strong Japanese forces around for Big 45 Food Output Washington a r Food Administrator Marvin Jones called upon farmers Wednesday for another allout production year in 1945 Assuming continuance of the war in Europe until next summer or next fall and consequent heavy military and lendlease demand Jones set production goals closely resembling 1944s We must make certain Jones said that we have plenty for our armed forces for civilians for our allies and for relief needs We cannot risk the possibility of a shortage Jones recommended about the the same total crop acreage as planted this year but with some changes as to individual crops His livestock goals call for slight increases in the number of pigs farrowed in milk production and in beef cattle slaughtered but a 16 per cent reduction in egg pro duction Brookhart Once Iowa Senator Dies Prcscott Ariz W Brookhart former U S senator from Iowa died Wednesday at the U S Veterans hospital in Whipple where he had been since the first of the year He was 75 years old Rock Island Youth Dies of Grid Injuries Rock Island 111 Gregg 17 died Wednesday of in juries received in a football game between the reserve teams of Rock Island and Davenport Iowa high schools Monday His death was the first in Rock Island from a football injury Gregg an end was carried from the field after he was struck in the stomach during the opening I ing of an enduring peace play of the game foreign affairs committee invited republicans Wednesday to help amend the constitution so that treaties can be ratified by a sim ple majority of congress This was his response to a pledge by House Republican Leader Martin of Massachusetts that his partys members of con gress would give full support to ward the building of an enduring peace Treaties should be ratified by a majority vote in both houses instead rejected by onethird of the senate which leaves the di rect representatives of the people without anything to say Bloom said Nobody opposes the idea but a few senators Under the constitution as it stands treaties must be approved by a twothirds vote in the sen ate The house has no voice in treaty making Martin issued his first statement on the role of republicans in con gress following the democratic triumphs in the election last week With no references to campaign charges and countercharges on isolationism he declared The republicans in congress will continue to give their full support to the war and the build Limon This enemy force has been blocking attempts by the 24th to advance on Ormoc 20 miles to the south The 96th division pushed in across mountain trails from the east while the 7th division re pulsed Japanese landing parties 14 miles south of Ormoc pa Paris Press Urges Night Clubs Be Closed Paris Paris press urged the government Wednesday to close the citys night clubs for the duration of the war and de cided not to accept any more ad vertising from them GREAT EXPORT PLAN EXPECTED Think F R to Announce Potswar Program Washington govern mentprivate financing for the greatest peacetime export pro gram in the countrys history is expected to be recommended to congress by President Roosevelt early next year Some of Mr Roosevelts eco nomic advisers believe that in the first years after the end of the war in Europe it should be pos sible to approach the present an nual export volume entirely some 000000000 How much credit will be re and mains fie determined But France alone plans to obtain about 82000000000 worth goods in this country during the next 12 months and hopes to get most of them on credit So far 2 main ideas are devel oping as far as the governments part of the program is concerned First is to expand the authority of the exportimport bank several times over and remove present re strictions which prevent it from making loans in the European area The banks present lending authority is Second is to set up a new agen cy to handle this postwar busi ness and let the exportimport bank continue to specialize in Latin American financing In either case it is contemplated gov ernment loans would be made only when private capital was not interested and only for clearly useful productive enterprises All of the administration ex perts agree that the Johnson act prohibiting loans to nations which defaulted on their World war I debts must he either repealed or superseded Financing needs of the post war period are being thoroughly explored now because the presi dents advisers say in carrying out his promise to put American industry at a 60000000job level he will have to look for a maxi mum volume export as well as NOVEMBER picture shows that light ning can strike in November in North Iowa Mrs E R Schlick 610 Connecticut S E is shown examining the splinters of a Catalpa tree which was struck by lightning during the rainstorm Monday evening at 8 oclock Mrs Schlick wasnt home at the time of the storm Her daughter Mrs Bill Whorley was just driving the auto mobile into the garage in the backyard when she heard a thunder clap That must have been close she thought but she didnt realize how close until she got into the house and neighbors started coming in to learn wheth er anyone was hurt Inspection of the front yard revealed that splinters from the Catalpa were strewn all about even over the roof of the house Lock photo Kayenay engraving Churchill Heavy Fighting to Last for Good Long Time London fP Prime Minister Churchill home from a tour of French battlefronts told the house of commons Wednesday that ex tremely heavy fighting will certainly last for a good long time His statement was in reply to James Duncan conservative who asked that men over 40 in static military stations be released from the army I need hardly remind you that the static stations are necessary for the prosecution of the war Churchill replied Officers and men over 40 of low medical category who are employed there release of ficers and men for more active duty In view of the present shortage of manpower I regret that the present arrangement for indefinite re lease from the forces cannot be altered Insistence by Duncan that the matter be reviewed in the light of new facts brought this statement from Churchill The new fact that stares one in the face is that extremely heavy fighting is continuing week by week and will certainly last for a good long time British Lash Ahead in New Dutch Drive Paris AEF Holland the British 2nd army Wednesday smashed the Germans first line ol defense west and southwest Venlo and Roermond and pushed on toward the 2nd and last de fense line east of the nazi fron tier At one point the British were within 7 miles of the border Attacking under cover of a ter rific 400gun artillery barrage at dusk Tuesday British tommies poured across marshlands forced the Noorder and Wessem canals on the approaches to Roermond and Venlo and seized at least 4 bridgeheads At least 3 of the 2 across the Noorder and one across the Wessem have been linked and advances up to 3 miles beyond the water bar riers were reported Eind 17 miles southeast of Eindhoven and 10 miles northwest of Roermond was captured Ronald Clark United Press war correspondent reported from Marshal Sir Bernard L Mont gomerys 21st army group head quarters that all first objectives were gained quickly with no ma jor enemy reaction as yet All enemy positions west of the Maas were found to be weaker than first supposed The Germans abandoned Meijel 12 miles west of Venlo without a fight but the British did not enter the town immediately because of extensive mining and boobytrapping United Press War Correspond ent Richard D McMillan advanc ing ivith tjje 2nd army said the British literally unleashed a searing wall of fire against the German defenses in the opening hours of the offensive Tanks swept the marshy approaches to the canals towing assault boats under cover ol an artillery barrage Then troops pushed the boats into the canals and paddled across while flame throwers spurted fire to the oppo site bank arid cremated any en emy troops who approached the banks Some troops missed their foot ing and fell into the canals but they swam the 120Cootwide bar riers and rejoined the assault McMillan said Sappers worked through the night by the light of flames kindled by British artillery or set by the Germans to destroy wind mills which might be used as ob servation posts Bridges were thrown across the canals and by internal trade Rents Room Finds His Stolen Clothing St Petersburg lie Granderscm sought new lodg ings after someone entered his room and stole his clothing At another lodging house the proprietor told him The man who had this room is in jail for stealing a watch Charlie moved in and found his stolen clothing hanging in the jailed roomers closet De Gaulle to Leave Soon for Moscow Paris Charles De Gaulle will leave shortly for a visit to Moscow on the invitation of Marshal Stalin the government announces Wednesday I will continue to be a militant and vigorous force for sound govern ment and the American way of life His statement continued The 1944 election demon strated the strength of the repub lic That we could unitedly prose cute a world war and at the same time we could engage in a hard fight for the economic policies in which we believeTr Martin said the closeness of the vote last week gives the party every right to look forward with expectation to victories in 1946 and 1S48 Alter ending iU election recess with a quiet session Tuesday the old 78th gives way to the newlyelected 79th on Jan until Thursday There is no legislative program for the week Congressional leaders and Pres ident Roosevelt arranged a meet ing Wednesday Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier Weather Report FORECAST Mason with drizzle changing to snow flurries Wed nesday afternoon and Wednes day night Lowest temperature Wednesday night in Mason City 26 Thursday clearing and chilly Strong winds Iowa Cloudy with light rain Wed nesday becoming snow flurries in west portion late Wednesday afternoon and in east portion Wednesday night Clearing Thursday Colder Wednesday and Wednesday night with freezing Wednesday night Con tinued cold Thursday Fresh to strong winds diminishing Wed nesday night and becoming mod erate Thursday Minnesota Snow flurries north west Wednesday night clearing Thursday Colder hard freeze Wednesday night Con tinued cold Thursday Strong diminishing Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 63 Minimum Tuesday night 35 At 8 a m Wednesday 41 Rain 31 inch YEAR AGO Maximum 35 rt 27 Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Black Hills Digs Out Following Blizzard Rapid City S Dak Black Hills area was digging out from under its first severe snow storm of the season early Wednes day as blizzard conditions which prevailedthroughout western South Dakota late Monday and Tuesday moved in diminished fury into central portions of the state Wednesday Highway crews have begun the task of clearing roads which were piled high by 45mile night Schools were closed and highway transportation stalled here Tuesday and the Rapid City army air base just east of the city was isolated dawn tanks and guns were mov ing across to the east banks South of the 3rd army front in eastern France Lt Gen Alexan der M Patchs American 7th army swung northeast toward Sarre bourg gateway to the Saar on a 10mile front and registered gains of up to a mile and a half on a line running southeast rom Leintrcy through Migneville to Montigny 15 in England Killed in Robomb Attacks least 15 per sons were killed Tuesday night vhen the Germans fired salvo af f flying bombs against FRENCH NOW OCCUPY ANDORRA Act for Security on Spanish Frontier Parts French gendarmes pied the little autonomous of Andorra in the Pyrenees late Tuesday the foreign office announced Wednesday A spokesman said Gen Charles De Gaulle made the decision as exoficio coprince ot Andorra and that the action was a preven tative measure to insure security and maintain order throughout thewinter months Andorra embraces 191 square miles at the FrenchSpanish fron tier on the south slopes of the mountains Rich iron mines and valuable forests lie in its cold lim its Most oC the few thousand in habitants are shepherds Maximum length oE the country is 17 miles and its maximum width is IB YANKS REPULSE 2 ATTACKS BY GERMAN ARMY American Troops Are 1 34 Miles From French Citadel City London more of the vaunted forts guarding Metz fell Wednesday as the American 3rd army offensive closed to within a mile and threequarters the citadel city from the south Forts Hubert and Jussy west of Metz fell to the 95th infantry di vision which reached a point 2 miles from the city South of Thionville Fort Ilange and its garrison surrendered South of Metz American troops which captured Forts LAIsne and LYser met stiffening German re sistance on the high ridge beyond captured Pouilly East of his point other Americans seized Pel tre Zy miles southeast of Metz The German radio said Lt Gen George S Pattons troops had opened assaults on 2 more of the great Metz which the enemy successfully defended 2 months ago and Jeanne DArc Two German counterattacks vere repulsed by the Americans outheast of in the Pel rePouilly sector anc another in he vicinity of Arriance where units of the6th armored division are spearheading attacks beyond the Nied river Despite signs the Germans do NOT PLAN a suicide stand in has been spotty along the entire front and the elaborate forts captured from the Germans have been stripped of their big Berlin radio announced that the civilian popu lation of Metz had been ordered evacuated North of Metz the Koenigsmach erThionville bridgehead over the Moselle river was lengthened to 14 miles by 3rd army troops and front dispatch said there were signs of a general German with drawal io the southeast in that arca In the wheeling movement south cast of Metz the fourth armored division passed Guebling 27 miles from the the city and the 26th pressed closer to Dieuze A German counterattack was broken up by the troops driving on Metz from the south and an other enemy counterthrust was re pulsed in the sixth armored divis ion zone around Arriance 15 miles southeast of Metz and 14 miles from the German border Immediately south of Metz the Americans who reached the ring o them surprisingly unmanned and stripped of their big up against a hos tilycmplaced line of German BBS on the Pouilly ridge less than 2 miles below the city On the right flank of the third armys huge attack American in tan try and armor advancing north of ChateauSalins reached ihe area of Destrich and Baronweiler Fresh gains were scored also by allied troops of the sixth army group in the Vosges mountains and foothills north the Swiss horder Northeast of Baccarat they advanced approximately 2 miles against light resistance East Bruyeres the town of Granges SurVologne and several nearby villages were captured as the enemy was forced back more than a mile Still farther south despite snow and mud and extensive German minefields limited advances wero scored affainst stiff opposition in the flooded valley of the Doubs rirer The allied communique reported that weather severely restricted air operations in support oE the ground attacks FRED WHITE HONORED Ames years ot service as chief engineer for the Iowa state highway commis sion were acknowledged for Fred R White Tuesday night in a sil ver anniversary observation held here Among the guests was Thomas H MacDonald Washing ton D C chief of the federal public roads administration whom Wrjjte succeeded as Iowa chief engineer in 1919 Philippine President Says Powerful Foe Entrenched on Soil Leyte Philippine Islands President Sergio Osmena of the Philippines said Wednesday that a powerful enemy is still en trenched on our soil but pre FORWARD IN and supply trucks line up along the 5th army front in Italy as British soldiers prepare to push forward into the valley below EXPRESS OPPOSITION DCS Moines to any measures which would draw on state funds so extensively as to require collection of the full Iowa income tax halt of which was forgiven previously was ex pressed Tuesday by Mayor Wil liam A Bycrs Council Bluffs at a meeting called by the Des Moines bureau of municipal re search dieted an clared in early victory He de radio address on the 9th anniversary of the Philippine commonwealth that the American army is now secure in the great er part of Leyte and is steadily reocctipying the remainder of the island and our period of anguish and trial is nearing its end The WARM FALL recent fall weather has been a break for some farmers Aaron Vanderhot of Alta reported tljat a 2nd crop of barley an his fprm would soon be ready for a cutting Mr Vanderhof also stated that a 2nd growth of oats are about 3 feet high and look better 1 than last sprin
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