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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 12, 1945, Mason City, Iowa RTH IOWAS ILY PAPER TED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION rnnri Utl vr I7 J NEVWAHK THAT MAKES ALL NQETH IOWANS NEIGHBORS V 111 1 1 j B MASON CICT IOWA FRIDAY JANUAH1T 12 194 I Patxt ComUU ol Two NO O ALLIES GUT OFF 7 MILES OF BULGE American Patrols May Have Already Crossed Agno River Barrier Gen MacArthnrs Headquarters Luzon Tankled 6th army forces surged across the central Luzon plains on a 20mile front Friday and field dispatches indi cated patrols already may have thrust across the Agno river 20 miles inland and 90 miles north of Manila Veteran jungle troops ou the eastern flank of the Lingayen gulf beachhead were battling the first sizeable Japanese resistance of the 4dayold invasion along the road to Pozorrubio 10 miles inland from San Fabian bat even that was not in sufficient strength to constitute a serious threat A Japanese communique the first in 48 hours siad the Ameri cans had landed 2 infantry arid ona I tank divisions and had advanced some distance from San Fabian valiant counterattacks by the Japanese garrison Heavy fighting was said to be in pro v The communique also claimed at Japanese planes on Monday c 9 cJj cruisersand damaged 13 carrier 2 carriers or and 2 cruisers The speed of the American ad vance iras threatening to overrun the Agno river toward which the Japanese were rushing reinforce ments for a desperate attempt to stem the drive on Manila Ameri can combat patrols reached the river Thursday and were believed already to have struck across it on reconnaissance Pushing dpwn3 main highways from the Langayeri gulf the 6th army captured Umanday 6 miles south of Lingayen Bulog 6 miles inland from Dagupan and Mana oag 8 miles inland from San Fa bian Gen Douglas MacArthur re ported in his 3rd communique of the invasion However all a cities along wi Calasiao between Bulog and Dagupan were overrun more than 36 hours ago and it was likely that the 6th army now was ap proaching if it had not already reached the Agno in strength Ralph Teatsorth United Press war correspondent 6th army headquarters reported that troops on the western flank had seized an important road junction south of Umanday but it was not clear immediately whether he was re ferring to Aguiiar 4 miles away or morestrategic Mangatarem 18 miles inland The advance through Umanday moreover held a potential threat of outflanking the Agno river line for the road runs along the west bank of theriver until the stream turns sharply to the east at a point southeast ofMagalarem The mouth of the Agno was se cured with the capture of Labra dor 6 miles west of Lingayen and it was possible that the allies might move troops and supplies down the river on shallow draft oarges and other landing craft MacArthur said the Japanese Still were suffering from the sur prise of the landing on displace the mass of their forces from the south in sufficient ance met so far a officer said was that only e period covered by the latest com were 5 or 6 men Light American reconnaissance planes already w ere operating g ep from the captured Lingayen air considerably in persuading speo drome but it was not known Pie to stay on the job although when land based fighters would he said broader national service be able to operate from it legislation would be better All types of planes in the ar Im short of help we cant get senal of MacArthurs far eastern the help he testified referring air force air forces joined in attacks on e communications and on airfields A number of northbound artil ar seesm e s lery and supply columns were very bad problem damaged werc destroyed or tons of bombs iag njfljjijd s rnrr n and Nichols fields start large fires and destroying is better cnany enemy planes VS i roops continue Drive on Luzon Plains RESISTANCE OF JAPS NOT YET SEVERE THREAT Iowa Budget Proposed Worn Adoption Might Mean Using Reserves By WALDO 4ten univTcw Des Moines By WALDO WIESE AND ROWEJVE C BYE8S budget of a year for the MUUBBI ui a year for the operation during the biennium beginning July J was in the hands of members ot the 51st general assembly Friday with the admonition that its adoption make it necessary to draw on the j LU uidw on me cash reserves of the state treasury The proposed expenditures are more than the budget recommended 2 years ago and more than the 1943 leg islature finally appropriated The budget is 51118188 less than was asked bythe various departments The 342page outline of pro posed expenditures presented to the lawmakers jointly by U S Senator B B Hickenlooper who resigned as governor Jan 3 and Gov Bobert D Blue contained this memorandum If the recommendations as shown in this report are adopted it would appear that the operat ing budget excluding capital could be balanced during the next biennium only by drawing in and using the entire amount from the generalfund in the hands of the various county treasurers This in effect is using up our cash balance and eventually there must be additional revenues se cured a property tax certified or a reduction in operating ex penses At the time the state property tax for general revenue purposes was discontinued 3years ago there remained in the hands of the county treasurers several mil lion dollars The budget message said that each year it has been necessary to draxv from this balance to meet state expenditures During the fis cal year ended last June 30 was drawn from county treasuries and there was a bal ance on that elate of By Januazy 1 that balance had been reduced to The report also outlined previ ously announced requests of the state board of control board of education and health department for a total of for capi tal improvements during the next biennium Included also was a recommen dation of the committee on re trenchment and reform that 000 be spent to repair and refur nish the state capitol and grounds One of the major reductions made by Hickenlooper and Blue was in the 5889450 askings for the highway patrol which they slashed almost in haft recom mending In 1943 800 was appropriated for the pa H All figures are for one fiscal year Fiscal years begin 1945 Recommended Asking Public Instruction 5 476450 762450 ExecutiveCouncil 292 100 315000 Governors Office 25000 21700 NationalGuard 50000 Public Safety1063937 Tax Commission 154000 Mens Heformatory Anamosa 37o400 Cherokee State Hospital 545 000 Clarinda State Hospital SoldiersOrphans Home Davenport 215000 Training School for 8035 Eldora 230 000 State Penitentiary 426000 Glenwood State School 493500 Independence State Hospital 54looo Iowa Soldiers Home Marshalltown 200 000 Training School for Girls MitchellvUle 97 800 Mount Pleasant State Hospital oSsflOO th State Sanitarium Oakdale 345000 Womens Reformatory Juvenile Home Toledo lioooo Woodward Hospital 46oflOO University of University Hospital Iowa City 1100000 Psychopathic Hospital Iowa City 116000 Hygienic Laboratory Iowa City 82 700 Iowa State College Iowa State Teachers College 740000 School for Blind Vinton 150000 School for Deaf Council Bluffs 287000 350000 1678362 157486 386000 545000 535000 215000 230000 445000 490000 545000 200000 100000 525000 345000 45000 110000 460000 2505000 1100000 116000 82700 2720000 745000 150000 July 1943 Auprop 471145 250000 20500 350000 927605 150000 305000 475000 475000 215000 205000 390000 440000 485000 198000 85000 460000 285000 45000 110000 400000 2580000 1100000 116000 82700 2642500 725000 140000 259100 Knudsen Asks Jail for Men Refusing Jobs Washington Gen Wil liam S Knudsen said Friday crim inal penalties would be preferable to army induction for men refus ing to take or keep essential jobs Knudsen who gave up his post as head of General Motors to be come a production bottleneck buster told the house military committee itwould be bad if jatiuiug on ijinayen the army nad to accept men who gulf and had not yet been able to refusedto work in the war ef disnlare tho nf fnvAAfort The work or fight legislation strength to offer serious resistance on wnich ne testified provides for V Indicative of the minor resistIndnction into special army or nav work navy work nits for men who draft high ranking navy work nits for me t only 1 pris shul thelr without prs oner was taken Wednesday the Doard approval While it applies to between 18 and 15 ro covere y e atest com o se eween 18 and 15 niunique and American casualties said he believed rulion Werp 5 fir R al service a service legislation for all men 60 would be better bill he saidwould help to the airplane plant he runs for cs on rane pan e runs for trie roadi from southern Luzon the army at Wright Field Day clogged with troops and vehicles ton Ohio He added that there is on railway installations and other a manpower shortage in the heavy ammunition industry Absenteeism he said is still a Sore Knodsen westton by Rt if Ms 4t But be added there men who just have to be told to work Knudsens testimony gave im petus to a move developing with in the committee to substitute for the work corps section of the legislation a provision making un authorized job shifters or men who refuse to work at the direc tion of a draft board liable to the civil penalties of the selective service act The maximum penalty under this act is a 510000 fine and 5 years imprisonment Chairman May who earlier had set Friday as the last day for hearings on his norkor flent bill aimed at men between 18 and 45 said that further pnb by the house military committee for next week On Monday the committee will hearspokesman for the American Federation of Labor On Tuesday it will listen to Philip Murray head of the CIO whose organiza tion will determine its stand on the bill at a meeting Saturday Fridays witness schedule was headed by Lt Gen William S Knudsen the armys production not be set up Instead he explained there is rM nor light interview Report Russians Open Drive in Vistula Sector London German radio lid Friday that the Russians had opened an offensive on a broad ront in southern Poland striking from the Vistula bridgehead west of Baranow toward Krakow The Russians established the Baranow bridgehead 125 airline miles south of ruined Warsaw during the summer lu drives struck within 35 miles of enuy snearea on tl anda cltyof 000 Ol the BeSia bulge Friday attacking waves were north the istern half of the salient The U S 3rd army penetrated wice into the German south flank ietween Bastogne and Vianden in uxembourg The 1st army stabbed across the m river to within 10 miles of Vith This action with those the 3rd army threatened to undercut any attempt by Field von Rundstedt to hold ilonjr the course of the Ourthe river and yield only the western FOR AIRSTRIPLt Victor P Roberts of the U sTehgineersdescribes proposed Mmdoro island airstrip to Filipino family being evacuated from site 6SCnbeS British Reach Truce With EL AS Off icials TO EXCHANGE I Forces to Withdraw s From Athens Area Athens truce has baen reached in this countrys long and bloody civil war to enable left wing ELAS representatives and the Greek government to discuss their fundamental differences British headquarters announced Friday At the request of ELAS repre sentatives hostilities will cease at 1 a m on Jan 15 6 p m CWT Jan said an official state ment The agreement was signed Thursday night by Lt Gen Ron ald M Scobie British commander in Greece and 4 ELAS delegates alter 2 days of conferences By terrns of the truce all ELAS forces will withdraw from desig nated areas the ELAS will sur render all military prisoners they hold in exchange for an equal number to he released by the Brit ish and all British civilians now detained will be turned loose The prisoner exchange provis ions do not apply however to any Greek civilians held by the EAM national liberation civil police anofficial announcement said Archbishop Damaskinos newly named regent of Greece said he was profoundly shocked to learn of the ELAS refusal to release in nocent men and women taken as hostages in many thousands he said if the committee feels that in reestablishment I order I ahrready to facilitate a meeting between Greek government The evacuation terms provide that all ELAS forces must with draw from the Athens area in 18 and 45 said that further puburaj Irom we Athens area in Hc hearings have been scheduled Porades Euboea and by the honse military committee islands to the northeast east and southeast By 1 a m Jan 18 they must have retired west and north of a line running generally northward and east a point on the Gulf of Cor somc 85 miles northwest of is to a point on the east some 130 miles to the A shifting of ELAS forces both into and out of the Peloponnesus is provided Those normally resi dent there most return If now May reported that many membearing arms elsewhere those nor bers of his committee believe the raally resident elsewhere must armynavy work units proposed leave British authorities will sn in his measure for men who rePervise the transfers ELAS evac fuse to accept or retain jobs nenation of Zante island off the west cessary in the war effort should coast of the Peloponnesus also is not be set IITI reauired required The truce stipulates further that it mere K truce supmaies lurther that growing sentiment for legislation the ELAS troops are to retire from to make these men liable to the the Salonika area by 1 a m Jan penalties provided by the 17 draft fine of mud The civil war developed when if they the ELAS troops the armed mili itia of the leftist EAM were or T es were or Ibflieve do Bother dered to surrender thehr weapons members that some punishment after Greece had been virtually Jl provided I am not cleared of Germans The ELAS d to the Pfopofal to create which operated as guerrillas duc work units May said in an ing the occupation opposed the rightist EDES and declines to fol low the Greek government then in power fired Bee 3 as jsuVMj rXbCr5 Greece British troops went into action The ELAS were fully cleared from Athens only last weekend At last reports British troops had pursued the guer rillas northward to within 10 miles of Lamia about 90 miles from the capital Other British forces were reported near Corinth 45 miles to the west Injuries Suffered in Amateur Boxing Match Fata to Youth Minneapolis death of William Krutzig Jr 20 was at tributed to brain hemorrhage re sulting from injuries suffered in an amateur boxing match Dr Russell Hcim Hennepin county coroner conducted a post mortem and revealedthat no sur gery could have saved the youths life Krutzig who took up boxing only recently at the Elliot Park settlement house was fatally in jured in his first competitive box ing match He was knocked out in the first round and when he failed to gain consciousness with in a reasonable length of time he was removed to St Marys hos pital wherehe died Thursday noon STAB INTO NAZI Yanks Gain With Advent of Better Weather Rome 5th army raiding parties stabbed deep into enemy territory Friday as patroi activity was stepped up with the advent of better weather along the entire Italian front Canadian units ofjthe 8th army facing desperatelyresisting nazi units along the Reno river in creased the tempo of battle is that sector at the southern end of the narrow spit of land separating the Cornacchio lagoon from the Adri atic sea Allied headquarters said very strong forces of fighters and fjghterbombers ranged over northern Italy continuing their assault on enemy communications and stores as well as frontline installations Despite bad weather Thursday headquarters said a force of Brit ish and American light navai craft engaged an enemy convoy southeast of Genoa scoring tor pedo hits on 2 lighters and prob able hits on a 3rd KILLED NEAR AACHEN Hollywood Dan Bren nan Jr 32 nationally known archer and big game hunter ha been killed in action iiear Aachen his parents say they have beer I notified WINTER AT THE Pvt Charles Preston of Nich brushes snow from the 30 caliber machine gun mounted on his jeep in the northern sector of the western front Jeeps windshield is smashed below gun NAZIS CONTINUE WITH THRUSTS ATSTRASBOURG Allies Gouge Into Flanks of German Salient in Belgium St lompletely wiped out by fire from our guns mortars and infantry weapons the Germans asserted Succeeding columns w h i c h reached the main battle lines were forced back in extremely violent fighting Bitter fighting is going on for some penetration areas Russian losses in the first hours the battle were extremely heavy When the Russian offensive ground to a stop beyond Barnow during the summer the Russians T yleld OK saii they were within 80 miles or u of ms salient so of German Silesia 2nd only to the Ruhr as a German arsenal Silesia is rich in coal and iron and studded with war plants At that time the Hussions also m LIIUI uiuu me Russians aiso oiu armies naa netted iaid they were within 18 miles of more than 30000 prisoners killed Kielce and 17 of the im portant Polish city of Tarnow The Russians have another Vis tula bridgehead closer to Warsaw Polish plain over which the Germans say the Rus sians struck is an historic inva sion route and one of the easier approaches to Berlin The plains lie north of the rugged Car pathian mountains south of which other Russian forces are striking through western Hungary within 44 miles of Austria 84 oi Vienna and Sl btihp capital uncounted thousands of Germans and destroyed at least the equiva eivt of 6 or 7 divisions of tanks The 6th army group in Aisace orraine where the Germans hreatened Strasbourg in diver sionary attacks had bagged an other 5294 captives in the current campaign At points the Belgian salient riow is only 7 miles wide As the Sermans withdrew in near zero weather fronj the west supreme headquarters announced tbat lirm contacthad beenestablished DMtfrU His Left to Shake Hands Des Moines Robert D Blue preferred when shaking hands Friday to use his left hand At his reception Thursday night following forma inauguration Thursday he shook hands he esti mated with more than 3000 per sons in about 3 or 4 hours But that wasnt all Following a din ner at a hotel Thursday night be fore he went to the statebouse for the reception his leather heeled shoes slipped on the marble floor and he fell In the fall he stuck out his right hand to cushion the fall and so Thursday his hand shaking hand was pretty sore The governor attended the fu neral at Marshalltown Friday of Sen B C Whitehill who died as the 51st general assembly con vened Monday The governor said he planned to issue a proclamation Saturday providing for the elec tion of a senator to succeed White hill who had been nominated by the republican senate majority for president pro tempore of the sen ate REPORT COAL SHORTAGE Mount Ayr have been reported burning large trees felled by an ice jam last December because of the coal shortage It look but a little more than 3 hours to dispose of a car load of coal Thursday with each purchaser getting no more than 1000 pounds Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Colder Fri day night Lowest temperature about 10 above Iowa Mostly cloudy and colder agaii night Minnesota Partly cloudy Friday nighi Saturday b e c o m i n again Saturday night and Saturday IN ftJASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 32 Minimum Thursday night 24 At 8 a m Friday 24 Snow Tracc YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 14 Minus 2 Paris armies appar intly sheared off the western 7 The Germans appeared to have lulled all but the last delaying from the western end f the Ardennes bulge where the st and 3rd armies had netted tweea vBritjsljifoiMes and tbe a rmy rieair SKH berfi That anchortown The southwest end of the btie heretofore had been fluid covered onlyby patrols Pressure from north and south had kept the Ger mans from risking a further ad vance The westernmost 7 miles of the salient were regarded at supreme headquarters as good as pinched off although there was no of ficial word of actual contact be tween British and American forces east of the huge hilly St Hubert forest The woods however are vir re vr tually impassable for cross coun try movement in the slush and mow The Americans have cut he only road along the southern flank and presumably were quite near the British who penetrated to hamplon 13 miles west of Hout falize before encountering oppo sition Exclusive of Fridays action the U S 1st army had bagged 18348 since 16 the 3rd 11360 and the American 7th in Alsace Lor raine 4901 Against the 7th and the French 1st armies in the south however the German 1st and 19th armies were hitting with increased ar mor and threatening Strasbourg from positions 0 miles north and 10 south Heinrich Himmier gcstapo chief and German home army com mander perhaps was directing the attack on both sides of the Alsatian capital French troops apparent ly surrounded because they were supplied by air lost Oberheim 15 miles south of Strasbourg The allies lost HerrUshcim 12 miles northeast of the city of 193 000 on the Rhine A staff officer with Field Mar shal Montgomery said the Ger mans had pulled all their forces from the shell splintered forest west of the LarocheSt Hubert road a difficult tract of about 120 square miles The nazis however still had remnants of some divi sions behind the Qarthe west of jast 13 towns fell to allied arms on the western front The 1st and 3rd army prisoner total since Dec 16 rose to 29648 uuwj The Germans admittedly giving except much colder northeast UP the western half of the Ar portion Friday night Saturday dennes salient still fought hard partly cloudy becoming warm delaying actions against American er again in the afternoon and and British troops west of the steep banked Ourthe which flows through fallen Laroche Enemy resistance was offered to screen the removal of as much transport cloudy with occasional light and equipment as possible snow north and extreme west Lt Gen George S Pattons 3rd portions Slightly colder north army advanced 2 miles northwest and much colder south portion ward to enter St Hubert last im Fnday night becoming warmer portarit road center in the salient amm between the 3rd and 1st armies The town is 14 miles west of Ba stogne Throughout the salient the 3rd army noted German with drawals eastward The Germans may make a stand along a 16mile line from 4 miles northeast of Bastogne to Houffalize to Vielsalm AP Cor respondent Thoburn Wiant mes saged from the 3rd army front It also is possible that the Ger mans may withdraw to the forti
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