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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1945, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF H ISTOKY AND Afi Ch i vi DCS U01NES A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS VOL LI Associated Press and United Pjess Full Wires five Cents A Copy MASON CITV IOWA FHIDAY APRIL 6 1945 This Paper Consists oi Two BATTLE TOWARD HANNOVER Japs Open Counterattack PREDICT planes Hit REDS ENCIRCLE Nazis Claim Airborne as Yanks Press Closer to iniiocuM ncjipr Hong Kong yirMiiJL CIpUT Troops Reinforce 3rd in Okinawa Fiaht iRUwlAN rtftut indoChina iilrnlH HUHl INSIDE WASHINGTON Presidents Appearance Never Same Day to Day Central Press Capital Staff and sounds of our town One smart womens wear shop is so crowded with customers and so empty oi salespersons that in or der to get waited on you have to take a numbered card in the man ner ol shoppers at the local meat counters hand you lopei Guam lPJJapanese defenders of Okinawa opened their I trip Amell about until your number is called Next rushing up to the clerk you eagerly pay 10 times too much a sleazy garment you dont like at all Cest la guerre She was a newcomer to Wash ington One those newcomers at which at times there seem to be almost too many She said she to live in Wyoming I do hate this place she said counterattack of the campaign Friday bringing the American in vasion forces to a virtual standstill in the west and central sectors of the island battlefront United Press Correspondent James faacLeau reported the Jap anese a dispatch from Okinawa It coincided with numerous signs that the walk over phase of the invasion was finished and bloody fighting lay ahead Resistance was reported siif sbabinc her 4tiered bracelets in i fening aji alone the Okinawa emphasis Its so messy ftont Tne stalemate in the west crowded You cant set a place to i centraj parts came as 10th live You cant get waited on anyj army orces stormed the slopes 3 hills ancborins the defenses of Naha smouldering and de serted capital city some miles You cant get anything to of eat And 25 for Arent you settled to the south The Japanese Oh yes xvere settled We have a house in Spring valley Thats a pretty nice community You were lucky to get a chance there Have you got a maid Oh yes weve got a maid She Is a general houseworker She does everything Even minds the chil dren Youre lucky there too Not many people have been able to keep satisfactory maids She might be worse But the food situation is terrible here Why I simply cant find a good piece of beef anywhere Would you believe have to go up to New York evenweekend just to get a no roast Humph indeed Isnt it outrageous But its worse trying to get butter I wrote to still lives in Wyoming and asked him to please come to my rescue So he sent me 19 pounds from our dairy farm there I declare I do have such trouble living If it werent for these little helps I do think I a just starve More division deeply en trenched in the hills and ravines were laying down a heavy bom bardment on the American 24th army corps lines American artillery ranging up state of health of President Roosevelt eaiinot be judged by his inanher or appearanceat one new conference aloneHis manner anc appearance variesdecidedly It is impossible for a mere observer to Roosevelt really 9 days when he meets the to 155 millimeter long toms an swered with a pincers barrage from the Okinawa plains north of the hills and from the little island of Keise about 8 miles west of Naha Naval guns off shore supported the land artil lery Army troops rammed up to the defense line in advances of a mile and a half Thursday after stead ilyincreasing resistance Up wards of 60000 Japanese were believed defending southern Okinawa A Tokyo broadcast said army units were advancing down 3 parallel roads on the east and west coasts and in the interior The west column infiltrated hill positions southeast of Oyavna while the central forces were tacking Ganiku village Tokyo said The east coast column totaling 5MO infantry and 200 tanks was approaching Ougi 3Vj miles south west of Kuba Tokyo said The The enemy said 30 American war ships including 10 battleships and JAPS PREDICT RUSSIAN PEACE FOR 12 MONTHS Observers See Possibility of New Civilian Cabinet Asking for Peace Soon Fii Planes Hit Hong Kong IndoChina Manila U S aerial forces from the Philippines lett Hong Kong heaped with wreckage Fri day after 2 straight days of at tacks and accounted for 33 more Japanese ships through the south west Pacific Every type of bomber and fidhter was thrown into the wide spread attacks that ranged from lhe China coast to French Indo China as Gen Douglas MacAr thurs flyers maintained a firm to REDS ENCIRCLE Nazis Claim Airborne FIGHT Troops Reinforce 3rd 111 nilTrtllinTO Paris famous Hett on Wheels 2nd amoved IN lllllXKInlY division fought 5 miles past the Weser river Friday possibly 111 U U I JIIIII I V to within 18 miles of Hanover while the British Desert Rats inr 7Hi rank division closed to within 25 miles of that said i day that Japan was fully blockade of Japans lifeline i tion ot the soviet Japanese the south I friendship pact but predicted the i 2 countries would continue at j peace at least for another year The Tokyo Domei agency said Russian Armies Push Toward Juncture With Forces Attacking Capital YANKS ADVANCE ON OKI indicate Amer ican drives on Okinawa toward Yontan hill to the eastern coast and south of Kuba and to ivith in 6 miles of Naha SENATE PASSES AID TO SCHOOLS Japan formally had acknowledged receipt ot Russias abrogation of i the pact thus automatically ter minating it April 25 1946 The foreign office released the text of the soviet note already announced at Moscow Sadao Iguchi official spokes man ot the Japanese information board noted the termination date I and said both Japan and Russia were bound to maintain the neu llralily for another year at least i Domei however said relations between Japan and the soviet un ion may see a swift change and Radio Tokyo commented that Ja pan was ready to meet any ab rupt change Radio Tokyos brieE comment did not mention what develop ments had been taken into ac loiulou URl A Moscow dis patch said Friday that soviet forces had threequarters encir1 cled Vienna and were battling the eastern outskirts Two soviet armies were ing the Austrian capital from the east west and south after cuttinr the main German supply lines southwest of the city Moscow said assault units of Marshal Feodor I Tolbukhins 3rd Ukrainian army had penetrated r I an industrial settlement on the qther cargo vessels were casten edgc of he citv Resistance at Vienna apparent The heaviest assau t was cen lered on port installations and shipping at Hong Kong where more than 50 Liberators of the 5th oir force stoked huge fires Tuesday with 168 tons of high ex plosives Nine merchant ships were sunk of the 7th tank division closed to within Prussian metropolis A wholly unconfirmed broadcast by the official Ueiman news agency DNB said other American troops had been re inforced in the area of Eis leben 90 miles from Berlin This was 40 miles beyond last i reported positions of the 3rd army at Schlotheim 130 miles from the capital There was no confirma tion at supreme headquarters of the operation which the Germans suggested was by airborne forces Light tanks have been landed from the air the enemy agency said The tanks were said to be fan ning out toward Arnstadt Hame in the and 2 damaged Smoke from the burn ing shipyards and blasted oil stor age tanks soared nearly a mile and a half into the air The raid brought the 2day neu tralization bomb load piled on Hong Konss great port to nearly in 300 tons Not plane was lost attacks Army bombers and fighters ranged over Formosa again Tues day hammering factories air dromes and transportation targets A communique said many ly was considerably stiffer than at which fell 2 days ago after oneday battle Front reports said however the Rus sians were driving with all pos oinoio Amriiriii sible force in an attempt to cap f thw ot the lure the city before it suffered either of the uisasrous fate that befell Budapest While powerful tank and avtil lery forces hammered at the cap ital from 3 sides mobile columns raced around the outer flanks in 21 German j Warships stormt j Sunk m Raid London least 21 Ger man warships and merchant ves sels including a cruiser and B submarines were sunk and many others were damaged in the re cent RAF and American attacks on Bremen Hamburg and Wil iclmsYiaven 11 S strategic air orce headquarters announced Fri parked planes were destroyed at London newspapers I the Kagi airdrome while 3 Japa speculated that Russia either nese interceptors were would grant bases to the allies or south of the island declare war on Japan ivrn A i Ail Some optimistic military anfl Will Appropriate WlOney diplomatic observers saw a possi to I Local cruisers had begun minesweep Rakagusuku on ing operations naval anchoi coast Marines of tlie 3rd amphibious fhlUMTin UiiTJnlveree corps at the northern end ol the well in hand Straight back expanding beachhead drove com Head held proudly pletely through the Ishikawa ss CUaret holder tilted Voice thmus separating southern and mocking Winning smile central Okinawa in advances of Disdainful wit All faghs of the 5 to 5VJ miles Thursday charming Roosevelt personality I On the east coast the marines are rampant Iwere in the vicinity of Kin 18 On other conference days Mr1 miles northeast of Naha after Koosevelt looks so weary so frail I clearing almost the entire shore ol DCS 5Ioines if The senate Friday passed 43 to Q its 12th school code revision ap propriating S1QOO000 annually for tlie biennium beginning July i in aid to local districts The measure now goes to the house Just before the senate passed the bill Senalor Albert J Shaw RPocaUontas questioned the onslitutionality of its provisions or the distribution of supplemen ary aid on the basis of averaee laily attendance This bill would not be consti tutional unless the supreme court has reversed itself in a previous siand against the distribution of school funds in this matter I bility that the scrapping of the pact coming on top of the fall of r nnj n rmrtct your heart aches for the poor troubled man jun liffhl bay Resistance continued in the marine sector and it Perhaps these changes are due I apeared the Japanese had written solely to the mental and spiritual Oj central and southern Okin fatigue that must be the constant j awa burden of the man in the white A marine reeonnaissance outfi today landed on Yabuchi island just of the tip of Katsuren peninsula northern end of Nakagasuku bay and found it unoccupied American casualties for the first 4 days of the Okinawa invasion were re 175 dead and 798 Shaw declared He did not vote on the measure The bill is drawn on the as sumption that a certain sum should be spent on the education of each child in average daily attendance for elementary and S125 for hjgh school students If the valuation of a district were insufficient to raise that amount under a specified millagc schedule incidental revenues be the Koiso cabinet and in the midst of increasing military defeats might lead Japan to ask for peace soon aiter the capitulation ot Ger many They expecteda clue to Japan intentions in the composition of the new government which Ad miral Baron Kantaro Suzuki 77 usually regarded as a politica moderate was attempting to form A cabinet lagely of civilian might portend a step toward peace but one ot soldiers and ad mirals would foreshadow renewed Japanese efforts to turn the tide Tokyo newspapers were calling lor a battle cabinet The Tokyo Domei agency said Suzuki had established cabinet organization headquarters at his shot down Navy search planes also joined in the foray and wrecked 2 freighters east of Formosa Ja pans former island bastion which MacArthur described as now be ing seriously crippled Three other cargo vessels were wrecked by navy planes off the China coast together with a freighter off French In converging drives that threatened to completely envelope the city Tolbukbins armored forces were stretched along a 33miie front around Vienna and at one point were only 5 miles from St Stephens cathedra in the heart of the capital Marshal Houion V Malinovskys 2nd Ukrainian army joined in the diiChina Air patrols bagged 16 coastal vessels off the southern coast of Celebes in the Dutch East Indies day The light cruiser Koeln was listed as sunk in the shallow Wil helmshaven harbor Seven sub marines Including one of 1200 tons were sunk at Bremen One 7JOlon Uboat was sunk in the raids on Hamburg the communi que announced Tlie raids were carried out by fleets oC planes numbering as many as 1400 heavy bombers Several other unidentified large warships were believed to have been damaged seriously Reconnaissance phot o g r a p h s showed widespread damage lo submarine building yards and naval repair facilities at the 3 North sea ports all 3 were at tacked March 30 by U S Fort lin and Muehlhausen 55 to 100 miles behind Eisleben The U S 9th army fought through the streets ot storied Hamelin on the Weser and walked at leisure through the vast rail yards of the Ruhr terminal city Hamm where resistance col lapsed suddenly The American 1st army launched a powerful new drive which carried a lolal distance of 32 miles eastward beyond the Ruhr pocket and smashed through the Hessian Gap mii to tlie east which once Hie upper caches of the Weser river 10 miles northeast of Kasscl The British on the north GerT man plains posed an increasing hreat 35 miles away The desert rats menacing both Bremen and Hannover raced 54 miles in 24 hours past the Duemmer Lake to within 9 miles of the Wesor in the resses anfl Liberators anfl Ham burg was again in a foj Coal Wage Collapse lhe Japanese weve causbt off bal 1600 Pennsylvania avenue are thick with duckweed You can barely see the sprouting bulbs The grass in the front yard of through 1600 Pennsylvania avenue is thick S with wild strawberry plants sprawling dandelions Wild garlic waves cheerfully in j ance he American landing on the breeze and the spots where the west coast grass should be are only A dispalch aW tlat scores of thousands of ship tons of sup plies equipment rations water 1 and ammunition y the navy every day during the irst days of the campaign Both he 2Mb and the 3rd corps now rere well over half unloaded An American military govern ment for Okinawa has been set up and is functioning satisfactorily a communique said Some 9000 civilians surrendered to the Americans and were being fed ing the state would make up the difference as far as the appropriation permitted The original school code com mission recommendation called residence and had received for mer Premier Admiral Keisuke Okada Admiral Koshiro Oikawa chief of the naval general staff and Marshal Sugiyama war mmi istcr in the resigned Koiso re gime Comment on the denunciation of the pact emphasized that even if it had been abrogated its terms remained in f o r ce until April 25 1946 Japan however is fully pre pared to meet any abrupt change in existing Japansoviet condi tions in view of the rapid prog ress of the world situation Tokyo that said Washington negotia tions between soft coal operators and John L Lewis collapsed Fri day with the producers an nouncing they will report a stale mate to the war labor board In an attempt to block a com plete breakoff of the contract bargaining Lewis president of the United Mine Workers defeat ed 3 motion of the operators lo recess indefinitely so the negotia tions were scheduled to resume Saturday morning Conference Chairman Ezra Van Horn said however the operators would not be present at Satur days session because they would be at the war labor board report ing that the negotiations after 3 weeks were at a stalemate assault from the southeast at thejlowup uy kancasters the next day Among the other Uboats sunk through the Morava valley in a were 2 of the 740ton class one o bigflanking drive northeast of tons and 3 250lbnners Vienna Tolbukhins columns first reached the city limits with crushing drive hat overwhelmed the twin suburbs of Ober and Uttter Laa and sent a flying col umn racing toward the Danube at the northern end of the city Another unit ot the 3rd Ukrain ian army pushed through the famed Vienna woods and crossed tlie big ViennaLinz highway an other of the German autobahns and last arterial supply route from Vienna to the west The same contingent quickly captured Brielenfurth 5 miles I southwest of Laa and continued northwestward apparently sever ing also the Vienna1inz railroad only 3 miles away Malinovskys troops were stretched along a curving line through Brack 12 miles south east of Vienna through Zohor 12 miles northwest ot Bratislava to Malacky 34 miles northeast of Vienna At the same time other forces of the 2nd Ukrainian army joined in a coordinafcd drive with Gen Andrei 1 Yeremenkos 4th PRIMARY ROADS OPEN TO TRAVEL Some Country Roads Are in Bad Condition Primary roads again were open for travel in North towa Friday following Tuesdays 12 inch snow fall according to the highway commission And all graveled roads in Cer ro Gordo county are open ac cording to R E Robertson coun ty engineer Some of the country roads are still in bad condition but most of them are passable and a few dnys of warm weather will remedy the condition A large amount ot the snow meHed under Thursdays miU weather and went directly into the ground rather than flooding streams in the area Traffic was resumed on the general area between the cities The Canadian 1st army wheel ing 25 miles northward in yet an other breakthrough moved in 13 miles of the last German land escape route from Holland ZwolleGreeningenTatlrpiid trapping enemy troops remaining in that unhappy land The 2nd armored division of the Qth army was probing the foothills past the Weser for the shortest route to Berlin 150 miles away Half a dozen more bridge heads had been thrown across the Weser as the Germans retreated toward the Elbe last river barrier to Berlin A minimum of 28322 Germans surrendered Thursday Opposition to the 83rd division folded so swiftly li Hamm that the 9th army suspected a nazi trick In Hamelin the 30th divi sion was having to fight for every inch of ground against heavy mortar and rifle fire faint spears of last falls seedinr In short the white house grounds are shabbier than yours I and mine Dont ask me why Every other public building streets of Mason City plows bav Ukrainians aimed at clearing the ng cleared the center lanes bu of Slovakia parking near tlie curb was impos The first army was locked m battle on the banks of the upper Weser atMucnden Half a doien villages surrendered by telephone The 9th army thrust across the Weser south of Hamelin threat ened to flank Hannover from the south The Germans were in flight toward the Elbe last river before Berlin The 3rd army on the cen tral Thuringian plain was closest lo the miles away One 3rd army column from the licer in the government Arent there enough workmen aboutto spare a little labor for freshening up the place I asked one authority Every place else in town gets looked after better than the white from captured enemy foodstocks house grounds I was told Why the white house has to be run I dont know Maybe its to keep people thinking things are hard You know what I mean Maybe its done for effect 1 t Manchuria opposite the Russian Siberian border Russias armies in the far cast it provided specifically that thej money appropriated for school tax credit be used to relieve property taxes lunteer Corps Will Aid Norwegians Stockholm newspa per Expressen said Friday that Sweden has apnroved the forma tion of a Swedish volunteer corps to aid the Norwegian mil itary effort An official announcement was expected shortly The Swedes previously allowed the Norwegians to organize and train a force of Norwegian po lice which was sent to northern Norway to take over the areas re covered by the red army Mason City Increasing cloudiness and probably scattered light showers late Friday night and Saturday forenoon Followed by partlycloudy and cooler SaUir appropriation be apportioned to school districts whose millage lev ies exceeded 15 mills on the pro portion the district excess bore lo the state excess In no event how ever would a district receive from the slate more than half of the though Lewis is not joining in A spokesman for John L Lewis asserted that the miners union had not inspired a single work stoppage in soft coal mines He However it was certain j predicted full production by Mon that the Soviets never LVouId have if denounced the neutrality pact unj C Adams editor of the less they were prepared for all Aline Workers Journal eventualities said Military commentators sail the mine fund in each district would be re IIIIIU 111 tUlll j duced by the amount thus credited day afternoon Fresh to strong t ils fund winds t After school code forces assailed 1 acllon Scattered amendment on grounds ttterantin Triday night forenoon Most day afternoon night becoming colder north west portion Saturday Fresh winds Minnesota Friday light showers No work stoppage in any has been inspired by the attack Russia wherever the operators and management have agreed to meet the terms anil conditions of the extended agreement arc not responsible for differences which arise locally and become aggravated between management and men Adams added foreshadowed the of air and naval bases in southeast portion and snow flur ries north portion Friday night Saturday mostly cloudy Colder extreme north and west central portions Friday colder Saturday night Much CAPTURE V WEAPONS With U S First Army Tankmen of the third armored di vision have captured a great war train loaded with secret V2 It was the first time the allies had found the jetpro pelled and radio controlled rockets intact I IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette Weather Statistics Maximum Thursday Minimum Thurjday At 8 a m Friday YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 38 30 35 Buy your iO within easy bombing range Japan Tokyo newspapers meantime were calling upon Suzuki to form fighting cabinet that would steer Japan safely through the present crisis The influential newspaper Asani said drastic measures were needed for effecting the closest coordina tion between the supreme com mand and the government It is earnestly hoped that the cabinet under Admiral Suzuki will be able to settle this important ctucstion in our wartime admin istration in a most effective way War Bonds and j thereby precluding the necessity 31 to 15 Senator Ross R Mosvry R Newton attacked what he termed propaganda to the rural districts that their tases were going to be reduced I think we ought to have been a little fairer in the propaganda that went out over the state he asserted Some of these brain trusters have misled the farmers I am not responsible for the propaganda that went out and 1 am sure the other members of the commission arent either Senator A L Doud R Douds answered Heres New Solution to Punishment of Hitler London London Eve ning Standard got this reply in a contest on what to do with Adolf Hitler Let him live with my for a month The contestants name was not published JVIUI I j t S2 Stamps from your GlobeGazette of another cabinet change for the 1 r I 27 I earner boy 11TON BOMBS London Daily Mail said Friday that the RAFs new bombs may be used soon against Japans war factories in view of the fsctthat the war in I duration of the war Asahi said Europe is nearly ended WEEKS GAINS BY ALLIES ON TWO between broken lines and shaded Germanheld area is land taken by advancing allies during the last week Ar rows locate principal allied drives including the reaching of the river and a thvusu to Schlotheim on the western front On the eastern front the Russians arc fighting at the outskirts of Vienna ;