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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 2, 1944, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF VOL LI Accented Press ml United Press Full Lewd Wires Five CenU a Cony MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 2 1944 MAKES ALL NORTH iOWANS NEIGHBORS YANKS FICHT INTOKEYSAARCTfY W HP m v m m Z 4Killed as Rocket Hits Hampton Auto CAR WRECKAGE CARRIED BLOCK BY FAST TRAIN Mother and 3 Children Die in Crash Another Child Critically Hurt Dale Barney 28 and 3 of her 6 children were killed when their car collided with the northbound Rock Island Rocket herelate Friday afternoon A 4th child is in critical condi tion The dead are Mrs Barney Darlene and Richard 8 twins Janice 7 The surviving girl is Shirley Anne 5 The other 2 children in the family were not present at the time of the accident The mother and children who with the husband and father moved to Hampton recently from a farm near Chapin were en route to the downtown district 3 blocks north of the depot So far as could be learned by officers there were no witnesses to the accident When taken to the hospital Shirley Anne was suffering from a leg fracture and severe shock Sheriff Charles Nolte investi gated the crash and said he found the train hit the car squarely in themiddle and carried it about a block The only person close enough to hear the crash the sheriff said was a man whose name the sher iff did not get and who knew nothing of the mishap until he heard the noise said the tinued on its northward way after the conductor mvestigated the ac cident They said they could give no explanation the crash but that the weather was clear and calm and there was some snow on the ground Before her marriage Mrs Bar ney was Trella Green daughter of Mr and Mrs Louis Green of Chapin Mr Barney is a son of Mr and Mrs Cullen H Barney of Chapin The bodies of the victims were taken to the Green funeral home at Hampton which is operated by Ray Green an uncle of Mrs Bar ney The Barney family lived on an acreage at the northwest edge or Hampton The Rocket was known as No 508 due at Hampton at p m in charge of Conductor Hasler Henry ONeill was engineer Sheriff Nolte said was badly smashed with the motor from the chassis and other parts strewn along the right of way The body of one child was found in the wrecked automobile and another was lying near the wreckage the sheriff said He said Mrs Barney and another child were thrown out of the car Sheriff Nolle said an inquest was to be held later in the day but it did not appear likely that any eyewitnesses to the crash could be found The 2 children the Barneys who were not in the car at the time of the crash were Barrel Fay 2 and Marco Ward 1 Mrs Barney was born Oct 23 1915 at Alexander and lived in Franklin county all her life She was married Chicago to Mr Barney at Besides the children she is sur vived by the following brothers and sisters Mrs Ray Letzering Sheffield Robert D Green Gar field Heights Ohio Lindell Green Hampton Darren Green with the army in Holland James Green in the navy and Pearl Green who lives with her parents Funeral arrangements had not been completed morning late Saturday Nazi Lament By UNITED PRESS Lament a parody the army newspaper Hitlers printed in Stars and Stripes was quoted in a CBS broadcast from London Fri day night It goes I shot a V2 into the air It fell to earth I know not where I lose more way darn V2s that Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Barney auto at Hampton in which 4 per is shown above At the left is Marshal Lee Warn E NolanofCedTr the acident and at the right is Wil iicim L ixoian ot oeclai Kapids who wasin Hampton on business Photo by L H Davis Report No Grounds for Pearl Harbor Court Martial Action been found for court martial had ceedings against United States military personnel Boards of in quiry reported however that er rors in judgment and lack of skill in both Washington and Hawaii contributed to the tragedy While some demands immedi ately arose in congress for a sep arateinvestigatiofi Ihere tn their vindication was voiced in behalf of the 2 men in command at Pearl Harbor when the Japa nese struck their treacherous blow December 7 1941 When the entire story js un folded I am certain of complete vindication in the eyes of the American people Maj Gen Walter C Short said in a state ment issued to the press at Dallas Tex The statement of Secretary of Navy Forrestal means that Ad miral Kimmel has been cleared said Charles B Rugg counsel for Rear Admiral Husband E Kim mel in an oral comment at Bos ton Meanwhile the inside story of why the United States garrisons at Pearl Harbor were taken by surprise with resultant crippling blows to the fleet apd air fore remains secret Statements issued simultane ously by War Secretary Stimson Navy Secretary Forrestal said the boards reports which they summarized could not be released in full after the war for reasons of military security Both secretaries said they iri es fended to continue personal vestigations Demands for in stall or exercise the judgment which was required under the circumstances On the recorded evidence I agree with some but not all of the boards conclusions Stimson said that in his opinion removal ofGeneral Short froni his army officer of excel lent record Forrestal did not mention Kim mel by nameHis conclusion was that theevidence now available does not warrant the trial by gen eral court martial of any person or persons in the naval service BISHOP URGES OUTPUT BOOST Cites Need for Heavy Ammunition and Tanks New Y o r k JP Episcopal Bishop Henry Hobson of Cin cinnati just arrived in New York after 2 months tour of the Euro pean war theater said Saturday it was essential that we supply at once more heavy ammunition trucks and tanks Bishop Hobson who went abroad for conferences with Church of England leaders about postwar missionary problems and also with assignments by the general com mission on army and navy chap lains spoke of the huge scope of congressional Ilhe military operations and the investigation came chiefly the republican side Sen Ferguson RMich from fanatic resistance offered by the enemy pressed foradoption of his reso lution for a senate inquiry and also demanded immediate sub mission of the evidence obtained by the army and navy boards to both houses of congress Sen Chandler DrKy a mem ber of the military affairs com mittee thought that in view of the army and navy decisions Fer gusons resolution did not have a very good chance of adoption Chairman May of the house military committee said the army report ends the matter so far as he is concerned The statute of limitations 3 times extended as to Short and Kimmel expires Dec unless again renewed A resolution which would extend it another 6 months was offered earlier this week by Rep Short RMo On the point of culpability the navy said The secretary in his Undines upon the evidence be fore the court of inquiry and all the other proceedings in the mat ter to date has found thai there were errors of judgment on the part of certain officers in tlic na val service both at Pearl Harbor and at Washington Secretary Stimson army Pearl Harbor board al though it recommended no disci plinary or other action concluded that there were several officers Jn the field and in the war de partment who did not perform their duties with the Urging home front cooperation to supply needed equipment and ammunition to the lighting men Bishop Hobson declared in a state ment issued through the national council of the Protestant Episcopal church Any delay in meeting this es sential need will mean a prolonged vvar and many additional casual ties We now have in Antwerp the first port which has been available for use since Dday capable of handling the huge tonnage re quirements to supply our armies This creates an unusual oppor tunity to achieve a speedy victory provided we exert every effort to meet the full needs of our fighting forces We dare not miss chance this Robomb Flies Directly Over Gen Eisenhower Headquarters U S I2th Army Group iPj Gen Kisenhower continued his tour of the western battlefront Saturday with a visit to the headquarters of Lt Gen Omar N Bradley commander of the U S 12th army group When the supreme commander stopped briefly at one point a nazi burz bomb passed directly above the building he was visiting Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette FIND WILL OF SLAIN TEACHER Estate Is Bequeathed to Accused Woman Minneapolis UR Nellie V Gilberson 57 Minneapolis kin dergarten teacher Saturday found herself in the paradoxical posi tion of beneficiary to the 30000 estate of Minnie M cgpnect ion Gubefsonis uVdertn ath Olmsted county for first degree murder The dead womans will was found late Friday in a cupboard at the house which the 2 women shared for 20 years at 4206 Bran son ave Morningside Arthur T Nelson Minneapolis attorney acting as special ad ministrator of Miss Easthagens estate Neil Hughes attorney for Miss Gilberson and 2 nephews of the dead teacher discovered the soughtafter document In the will drawn Aug 19 1933 Miss Easthagen who was found strangled in a Rochester hotel Nov 21 directed that her entire estate except for a few minor bequests to relatives should go to Miss Gilberson Search of the house disclosed that the 2 teachers were joint owners of several pieces of prop erty and a 1940 automobile and they maintained a joint account in a Minneapolis bank Boy Who Beat Girl Facing Prosecution Minneapolis 15 year old boy who beat and stabbed a 17 year old Minneapolis girl Nov IB Russians 77 Miles From Austrian Line London Stalin an nounced Saturday night in an or der of the day that Marshal Tol bukhms army had captured more than 300 places in southwest Hun gary including the strong points of Kapsovar Szegszard Donbovar Paks and The capture of these multiple junctions and bastions smashed what the Germans had called their KapsovarPaks line stretching from the Danube 58 miles south of Budapest across Hungary toward strategic Lake Balaton Kapsovar is 28 miles southeast of the lakes southern end and is on the BudapestZagreb rail line chief means of communication to Yugoslavia Paks is 58 miles south of Budapest on the Danube Dom bovar and Szekszard lie between the Danube and Kapsovar The drive aimed at outflanking besieged Budapest from the west and smashing into Austria places the Russians 144 miles southeast of Vienna and only 77 miles from the Austrian border Moscow ordered a victory salute of ZO salvos from 224 guns Dombovar is also on the Buda pestZagreb railroad and Szeks zard is an important road and rail junction Both Dombovar and Kapsovar are on the north bank of the Ka pos river Crossing of the river places the Russians in a position to drive through the 28mile corridor between Lake Balaton and the Drava Kzbwer From Lake Bala ton there are no natural barriers short of the Danube immediatelv south of Vienna The broadcast order of the day which was recorded here by the soviet Monitor said units and ships ofthe Danube flotilla aided thetowns Kapos river is alarge tributary of the Danube Britains Mightiest Battleship Launched by Princess Elizabeth London Princess Eliza beth carrying out her first poriant public duty alone has launched Britains mightiest bat tleship The ceremony marked the first appearance of the 18 year old princess personal standard made for her by the royal navy The size armament date of the launching and even the name of the ship remained a secret The place was described only as a northern shipyard in Britain Target of the battleship will be the Japanese navy A V Alexan der first lord of the admiralty said she will sail in tropical wat ers against an enemy we particu larly want to beat Janes fighting ships listed as under construction the Lion Te meraire and 2 unnamed battle ships each over 40000 tons de signed for 30 knots or more and probably to have 9 10inch guns Britains previous largest war crimirval prosecution for his t tion The youth who admitted to police he intended to kill the girl beat choked and stabbed her un til he thought she was dead near Lake of the Isles then covered her with leaves and left The girl who feigned death crawled to the street and attracted a passerby who took her to the hospital Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Saturday after noon with some thawing Fair and warmer Saturday night Lowest temperature in Mason City 18 Sunday increasing cloudiness and warmer with disappearing snow cover Iowa Fair and warmer Saturday night Sunday increasing cloudi ness and warmer with dis appearing snow cover occa sional light rains west portion Sunday moderate to fresh winds Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday night Sunday mostly cloudy with oc casional light rain or snow west and extreme north portions Warmer south portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 13 Minimum Friday night o At 8 a m Saturday 9 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum sinarck in May 1941 The American Iowa class is rated at 45000 tons GIVEN 5 YEAR TERM ON MANN ACT VIOLATION Woman Sentenced by Judge After Jury Returns Guilty Verdict Mrs Elizabeth Jamerson for merly of Mason City and more re cently of Kansas City and Omaha was sentenced Friday afternoon by Judge Henry N Graven in U S district court to 5 years im prisonment for a violation of the Mann act Sentence was pro nounced by Judge Graven follow ing the return of a verdict of guilty by a jury of 3 women and 9 men Mrs Miriam P Johnson fore woman gave the verdict of the jury upon jts return after delib erating about 4 hours The case was given to the jury shortly be fore noon Friday Leslie Boomhowor assistant at torney for the defense asked len iency for the defendant In pronouncing sentence Judge Graven talked to the defendant in regard to the seriousness of the crime and told her that she had had a fair trial throughout He said he had leaned over back ward in giving the defendant rul ings und instcuctions slanted in her favor He did this hesaid in order to be sure that the fact she is a Negro would not work against her in receiving a fair trial He said he believed the jury was fair minded and had given a fair and partial verdict The defense was as effective and as well done as any he had ever seen according to Judge Graven who added that the defendant had had skillful and able counsel Judge Graven said that in his 8 years as state district judge he had never had a colored person before Mm in couri He compli mented the low crime record of the race in this city and said that they as a class are proud of this record and that there was some obligation to deal with the few who were besmirching this record He also told the defendant that she was not a credit to her race but an exploiter of it Althougn she is not a good representative she had the constitutional right to have the government present its proof he stated To give false testimony on the stand however merely served to add perjury to her crime 3rd Fire in 5 Years for Carolina Students Gorcville 111 ff Goreville high school students are burned up again after being burned out of their classrooms For the 3rd time in 5 years the students were without a school fire having de stroyed a remodeled church where classes have been held The high school building burned in 1939 and classes were held in a gymna sium A year later fire destroyed the gymnasium Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Success Near in Reopening Burma Road By LEONARD MILLLMAN Associated Press War Editor Americanequipped Chinese troops at Chefang neared the end of their campaign to reopen the Burma road Saturday but thou sands of their compatriots fled from the central China crossroads city of Kweiyang to escape Japa nese armies threatening to cut the vital highway 235 air miles from Chungking Simultaneously stormhalted ac tion in the Philippines broke out anew with cornered Nipponese splashing down Leyte islands muddy hills in a series of suicidal counterattack south of Ormoc while Americans renewed a two pronged advance on the key port from the north Chinese forces supported by U b bombers and fighters drove the enemy out of Chefang next to the last town in the China sector of the Burma road Only 24 miles lie between the Chinese and Wanting on the Burma border Some 50 miles to the east inside Burma other Chinese pressed to ward the Burma road from tiuamo Elsewhere in north Burma the Nipponese continued their general withdrawal In central China where the Burma road nears its destination at Chungking the Kweichow pro vincial government ordered its nonessential employes to join the exodus of the refugeeswollen population of Kweiyanff The order coincided with the massing of strong Japanese forces along the Kweichow border for an all out drive on Kweiyang and possibly Chungking Nipponese suicide attacks in the Philippines were directed against the division near Palanas 11 miles below Ormoc For nearly 2 whenever the weather per probing attacks against this most advanced U S sector An unconfirmed Japanese coi mumque claimed imperial ar commandos landed from 4 trans ports on eastern Leyte and raised havoc at 2 U Sairdromes GI Jobless Benefits of Paid to 225 Iowa Veterans DCS Moiiies fXPGI unemploy ment benefits totaling S14 282 were paid 225 veterans in Novem oer the state employment security commission reported Friday Qual ified veterans are entitled up to S2fl a week if suitable jobs cant be found for them by the employ ment commission The commission also reported payment of in October to 20 applicants who qualified under the GI bill of rights for benefits because as selfemployed veterans their income fell below S100 a month Two World war II veterans who are attorneys received aid under his classification the commission said Others getting assistance in cluded 4 retail salesmen a grocery store operator a trucker a con tractor a commercial sprayer a service station operator and about dozen farmers Great Lakes Notre Dome Oklahoma Nebraska WHITTLE DOWN GERMAN MIGHT IN BIG BATTLES Americans Fight House to House in Bastions of Luutich and Inden BULLETIN Iaris third army infantrymen backed by tank de stroyers fought Saturday Into and almost Jhroueh burning Saarlaut population a main prop of the reichs industrially wealthy Saar Even as the doughboys punched several blocks deep into the city 12 miles northwest of Saarbnicktn other Americans entered the out skirts of Saare Union 21 miles southeast of Saarbrucken In Strasbourgs outskirts 7th army men wiped out an enemy pocket on the west side of the Khme in a spectacular battle of apartment houses The Germans blew all 3 bridges overthe riper farther south a front dispatch Paris S troops fought house to house in the German river strongholds of Linnich and imlen Saturday and made slight progress southwest of Duron but generally there were NO gains in gains in battle on the bloody ferocious the Cologne plain The 1st army was fought o a standstill by savage opposition and made only insignificant ad vances a front dispatch declared But in the holocaust German might was being whittled down m a decisive test The 1st army has destroyed l German divisions and forced others to pull back for replace ments while the U S armies in line against the Germans in the west have takenmore than 33000 prisoners since Nov 16 front dis patches sold Units of the 3rd army farther south gained a mile a half at points Saturday with the 4th armored division batter ing into the outskirts of Sarre Union 21 miles southeast of Saar brucken Seventh army men hammered the German wedge just east of Strasbourgs outskirts where Ger mans hold west bank approaches to 3 bridges The latest informa tion at supreme headquarters was that these Rhine bridges were still standing although virtually closed to the Germans by artil lery fire and badly pocked by shell holes Southwest of Strasbourg ai led troops penetrated into Sele stat a Berlin broadcast said Troops of the 9th army fouglit in the Roer river bastion town of tinnich wjlhin 15 miles of the Ithineland factories in the twin cities of RhcydtMunchen Glad bach Other units struck back into Kocrdrof and Fiossdorf lost earlier to nazi countercharges First army soldiers fought in the houses and cellars Inden an the Inde river attempting to force a crossing and still farther south made progress through wooded land below Gey toward the Roer river A German para chute troop attack near Gey cut deep into American lines Satur day morning before being con tained Another smaller attack in T different sector was beaten back with comparative ease Tanks of the third army length ened the front on the Saar river opposite Merzig to 10 miles Lt Gen George S Pattons armor and men massed in striking positions along the Saar valley On the right flank of this assault 3ase third army forces were with rn 2 miles of Saarlautern and far iher east doughboys were but 8 miles southwest of Saarbrucken Seventh army troops were foiling what seemed to be a def nite collapse of the German line across northern Lorraine They drove to the outskirts of Haguenau and in a sweeping flank attack reached z point 10 miles northwest of the 10 miles of the reichs border A savage battle ranged atInden along the center of the American bulge toward Cologne First army iroops of LtGen Courtney Hodges fought to cross the Inde river to the eastern part of the lown but were brought under neavy mortar and artillery fire Heavy Buns supported the dough ioys A front dispatch said the aattle was one of the most intense smallscale artillery duels since the start of the offensive The western part of Inden road junction on the main highway be iween Geilenkirchen and Duren iad been cleared of Germans in house to house fighting except or one pocket of infantrymen sup ported by tanks and howitzers 4FINAL Georgia TechI Georgia FINAL 1 Tulane La State 4 FINAL   

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