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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 4, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT 1RY AKO i INES CGfJP f ARCHIVED 1 A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 4 This Paper Consists ot Tivo One NO ZS9 fOUl M YANKS 43 MILES FROM ST NAZAIRE Reds Nearing CzechoSlovakia Police Assigned to Buses Trolleys in Philadelphia as LINE SMASHED Army Attempts Operations BY ROSS Killed in Nebraska Air Crash Soviet Guns Shelling Towns and Villages Inside East Prussia Moscow VP Russian Philadelphia Roamin bands of strikers threatened vio lence Friday to workers attempt ing to restore service on Phila delphias government seized transportation lines the armys were assigned to ride all trolleys buses subway trains and El trains to hosts protect operators whTcTsmashed the German VisMaj Gen Philip Hayes of the tula river line advanced swiftly 3rd service command who took Fridav to within 91 miles of Gercontrol of the system Thursday Ja whne other army night on President Roosevelts or Soups in the north shelled towns ders said persons with fnd villages inside East Prussia enemy sympathies were attempt ftom positions 3 miles from the ins to prevent resumption ofserv frontier tice Another Irinmph in thft Carpa tWans carried the red army an army backtowork deadlme in 5 miles of CzechoSlovakia after chasine the Germans from Jabonkow a short distance from the crest of Uwk Pass through which Russia invaded Hungary in the First World war BRITISHTROOPS FIGHT FORWARD INTO FLORENCE 4 Mile Advance Routs German Troops From Main Hill Defenses only trains were in continuous operation on the Market street compared with a normal of one every 2 minutes at every station Only 8 trains operated in First worm war i the Broad street subway tube Russian forces moved within 58 Only the cars of one trolley route mUes onSow 5th city of Old were in service and no buses were Poland over difficult hill country I running in Sis Sea west of the Vistula In Washington Attorney Gen some 110 miles beow beleaguered eral Biddle ordered an immediate Warsaw the Russians were withinvestigation to determine wheth in 30 miles of Tarnow and 28 of er any federal laws had been yio Kielce pop last large lated with particular attention hastim before Krakow directed to possible violation on Atkinson Nebr 8th army eight men including 24 pilots beforces broke into the southern ing ferried from the Bruning section of Florence Friday after a Nebr army air base to the swift 4 mile advance that routed Pierre S Dak army air base the Germans from their main hill and 4crew members were killed defenses below the Arno river Thursday night when their C47 and drove them back across the transport planfe crashed an instream into the heart of the his vostigating board of army officers 1 toric city earned Friday on arrival at the official reports said fastrolling cene of the crash in an isolated south African patrols thrust into rea southwest of Naper near tne city frOm the south Friday le NebraskaSouth Dakota borand fonna that 5 of the 6 bridges er crossing the Arno into northern That Million Dollar Rain Came in Time Friday mornings rainfall vary ing from 2 inches reported by KGLOs instruments west of Ma son City to 208 inches at the Sam Kennedy farm at Clear Lake was that perennial million dollar rain farmers talk about tha came just right according to Marion Olson director of extension service in Cerro Gordo county We havent suffered much in this county said Mr Olson al though we are on the averag from 10 days to 2 weeks behin on crops It was beginning to get a little The names of the victims will be released later army officers By horse and wagon bodies I had withdrawn their main forces vere being brought from the into Florence or beyond the r vreckage a distance of 2 miles to to their Gothic line defenses he highway The wreckage was the mountains farther north scattered over an area of about 2 bastion before Krakow i r Official sources were silent on the SraithConnoUy the siege of Warsaw where act Marshal Konstantin Rokossov army group was pulled up just east of the Polish capital In the Baltic states Russian tanks were patroling the shores of the Gulf of Riga 25 miles west of Riga and Pravda said they were striking both east toward that capital of 3SJWO and also west toward Llepaja Latvias 2nd cltjr ana a west evast Marshal Konstaiitin Rokosspvr sky while pinning a big group of enemys divisions in the War saw siege zone broke loose with his left flank 110 miles southeast of the Polish capital and pushed a wedge more than 15 miles deep from the Vistula bridgehead at Sandomierz Red army infantrymen crossed the Vistula on pontoons and rafts followed by tanks the Moscow communique said In the heavy fighting that followed 3000 Ger mans were killed and 500 cap tured The furious breakthrough sent the Germans reeling in flight from Staszow and Folandiec 60 miles northeast of Krakow front dis patches said The Russians stabbing ahead from Staszow were only 28 miles southeast of Kielce the nazi stronghold and southern Polish rail center on which the Germans depend for lateral communications with the Warsaw and Krakow fronts Soviet troops held the upper reaches of the Vistula under com piete control A giant encircling arm curving along the west bank threatened to cut off those Ger antistrike Florence had been destroyed by the retreating enemy niles German broadcasts recently had hinted that Florence would The stoppage which begai Tuesday morning in protes against the upgrading of Negr transit employes had strandei hundreds of thousands curtailc vital war production and give rise to race violence Even as the army took over new clashes between whites am Negroes with one shbpting were reported General Hayessaid wouldbe workers were kept from work by threats made by persons who ore apparently more interested in aiding the axis than in seeing to it that essential transport atUn is provided for Philadelphias war workers Delay in restoring full oper ation is measured in UC5 IltlU 111U11L1 An investigatingboard offi not be defended asserting that cers arrived here Friday morning the nazi troops had made t an and proceeded by car to the scene open city to prevent destruction ot the crash in a hilly rugged sec of its art treasures linn nnt pasilv accessible The Veteran New Zealand infantry th cue work The plane crashed near Nibrara river on the the village of GiogoU to a point 1V r less than a mile from the conflu Nibrara river on the Connie h Greve and Ema rivers Saltier ranch 45 miles northwest w 6f Atkinson in north central Ne areiy dry the gardens suffering most ot all This rain was just in the nick of time for them It will help seeding soy ins and gardens The cool weather has not been too hard on the corn except that it has made the season late Aboul 25 per cent of thc corn is up to normal and in excellent shape The rest of it is in varying de grees but nothing but what a warm August will correct after this rain Rain was fine for the corn right now We can stand anothe rain and more warm weathe during the month to insure a gooc crop but the crops in general ar coming fine Forest City Rain Is 266 Inches Des Moines rains ranging up to 266 inches at Forest City fell throughout most of Iowa Thursday and during the night Charles City had 255 inches Spencer 168 Inwood 160 Esther ville 159 Knoxville 104 Water loo 102 Ames 61 of an inch Alta 43 and Fort Dodge36 AN ARCHBISHOP A KING AND A bishop Francis J Spellman military vicar of Roman Catholic chaplains talks near the front in Italy with King George VI right of Great Britain as Lt Gen Mark W Clark commander of the U S 5th army looks on Nazis Continue Purging of Army 11 High Officers Hare Already Met Fate London announced Friday a special court of honoi had been set up to purge the German army of elements hostile to Hitler and said 11 officers eluding a field marshal already ence itself SSo TVtnlnf an eleS storm Thursday night Renaissance art center ap They said the motors sounded imminent j though the plane was in trou German DNB news agen FORCES NEARLY CUT PENINSULA IN FAST THRUST Believed to Hold Much Greater Area Than Indicated in Dispatches Supreme llesdcjuarters Allied Expeditionary Force Gen Omar N Bradloys dynamite team of armor and infantry has driven close to St Nazaire and practically completed the slicing off of the Breton peninsula it was indicated Friday night The DAZZLING PACE of the Americans driving across Brit tany in more than half a dozen directions was believed to have established them in a much great er area than the i5 mile wedge 30 miles wide which official communiques ami latest war cor respondents reports showed 1 Thc latest correspondents dis atchcs said the douehboy tide prcadinK 20 miles southward of ID central communications hub f Ilcnnes was within 43 miles of I Nazairc the nazi Uboat base British commandos partly in Starch 1942 usine an Id V S destroyer as a time omb These reports showed the Yanks were also 43 miles from he Loire1 river city of Nantes vhile 27 miles west of Rennes hey were approaching Mauron 08 miles from thc French naval base of Brest The Germans were finding it lard to hold on even to the ONLY STABLE STRETCH ot the front a of American soldiers the blood overseas as ble and after a flash of lightning cy said Florence had been under it appeared the plane was burn vioient artillery fire since noon ing from the bottom The tail Thursday and asserted allied ic said Those who obstruct our operation have that blood on their hands He promised full legal pen alties for any who interfere with service and said it is obvious that the overwhelming majority ot transit employes are conscious of the supreme obligation they have to our fighting men Five truckloads of strikers stopped a Philadelphia transpor tation company emergency repair wagon for a residential street and warne calls Dont if you know whats good for you they said After 7 trains had pulled out ot the 69th street elevated terminal a band of strikers appeared on the platform and attempted to dis from the bottom The they said seemed to come off umy stuu svcnnii1 iu 1sijejjs were eras pieces and later one wing fell off heart thc cty and landed on its back in a gully tVio Tffoilr 7f POLESSEIZE OLD WARSAW asserted crashing into the Zealanders swung n w knockout other British 8th army forces closed from the south and southeast to join in the final assault rolling forward as much as 3 miles against desperate but obviously I resistance weakening enemy mans battling Marshal Ivan S Ko westward drive on Krakow j I wounuea luiuiuB iiiciii m MICJ London Bors lead n strong reinforcements from of the Polish underground other including at least novement announced Friday that veteran division from the ighting patriots have captured the j ntire Starermasto the old city suade other crews from making their runs Only one crew walked lout again Koncvs forces were approaching can you expect of these Tarnow 45 miles to the east ld a striker shouted The German news agency were scabs in 1910 strike Transocean m a broadcast heard Eleven windows were smashed in London admitted bitter fight dming the nignt a fJareup o ing between Polish underground le which already had forces striking at the German rear I nt 4 persons to hospitals in Warsaw and in the Carpa1 Meanwhiie hundreds of sands of Philadelphians again senv ji pultuns tu in Warsaw and in the Carpa Meanwhile hundreds of thou thians sands of Philadelphians agaii The broadcast said German h1tchhkedi walked or used police forces coped with transportation provided sunc attemntine sabotage in the sans attempting sabotage in met Warsaw area but that in the Car pathian foothills fighting pro gressed against some to get to their jobs Bay yonr War Bonds an Stamps from your GlobeGazette of Gen Ivan Chernia khovsky 3rd White Russian army commander threatened to spill into East Prussia at any moment Red army shells dropped on Ger man soil from positions in west em Lithuania only 3 miles from the East Prussian border New gains included the capture of Viltraki 9 miles southeast of Schirwindt East Prussian border city on the road to the Prussian rail centers of Tilsit and Instcr burg 40 miles from Schirwindt Also taken were Griskabudis 7 miles northeast of Viltraki and other points farther north in cluding Luksiai and Sutkai both less than 20 miles from the fron tier and 55 and 60 miles respec tively east ot Tilsit The Moscow eommnniqne said nearly 5M towns and villages were captured by the Russians on all fronts Thursday These includ ed ZOO localities taken west and northwest of Kaunas former Lithuanian capital West of Rezekne in eastern Latvia 30 localities fell to the red army in an advance throwing the Germans back toward the Gulf of Riga after other soviet forces had cut the nazis1 land ward escape routes by seizing points on the gulf itself Raise Flag in Part of City After Battles Headquarters spokesmen said the fanatical German defense of Florence already had cost the enemy 5000 prisoners in additior to thousands of killed and Highest temperature Thursday was 97 at portf Trie tow Tfiufsday night was 63 at Forest City and Inwood REPORT BARON DESERTED NAZIS Served as German Envoy to Vatican Vatican City Ernst von Weizsaeker German ambas sador to the Vatican has deserted the nazi cause and informed the Holy See that he will no longer represent the existing German government authoritative vaticarl sources revealed Friday The German ambassadors break with Berlin was understood to have been precipitated by the abor wounded forcing them to bring had been fired or jailed The announcement said 9 of ficers accused of participating in the plotting for the July 20 bomb attack upon Hitler 4 by their ownhands and 5 by execution Col Gen lAidwig Beck former army chief was listed among the 4 traitors who pleaded guilty by committing suicide The 5 officers put to death including Gen Fred erich Olbricht and Count Claus Von latter al legedly placed the bomb aimed at Hitler were executed by shooting1 the day of the assassin ation attempt it was announced The ousted marshal was Erwin district of Warsaw as 25000 par isans seized important strong 1 HNazi General The Polish flag has been raised over the general postoftice build ng the power station the gas works and many other objectives an announcement said During this mornings battle the Germans blew up a blockhouse they were forced to abandon and at the same time set fire to many houses in the suburbs The Germans are suffering heavy losses in men and materiel and the Poles have taken a num ber of prisoners Gen Bors communique said the situation is good Fighting raging throughout the city Deserts to Red Troops London German ra dio said Friday night that Gen George Lindemann German com mander in chief of the Baltic front has deserted to the Rus sians He commanded the 16th and 18th armies 20 to 30 of whose divisions were reported trapped by the Russian plunge to the Bal tic sea tive revolt inside Germany and came into the open last Saturday when Karl Gustav Wollemweber first secretary of the embassy at tempted to take over the embassy Wollemweber it was learned informed von Weizsaeker that he the ambassador no longer enjoyed the confidence of the nari govern ment and was being stripped of hi diplomatic powers Von Weizsaeker promptly ap pealed to the pope who it was learned ruled that Wollemweber would not be recognized as Ger manys ambassador until official confirmation from Berlin was re ceived by the papal secretariat The ambassador thereupon in formed the pontiff that he and two of his chief aides Baron Sigisrnund von Braun and Ludovic Wemmer considered themselves freed of all responsibility to the nazi govern ment and no longer wished to rep resent it at the Vatican on Witzlebcn one of the leaders I thc storming of the Maginot ne The army has requested Hitler o carry outa purge in the o cleanse it of thc July 20 trni ors thc broadcast announcement said and added that the fuehrer had approved This inquiry into Germanys military setup was disclosed along with nazi party measures to strengthen the home front for the utmost war effort ty croup leaders at a confcrenc on total mobilization it was an nounced Supreme Mobilizer Goebbcls to the leaders it was up to the part to extract the lost iifort from the reich and the subject peoples to give the war a decisive turn Gestapo Chief Himmler now lead of the home army called for a sacred peoples war with only one motto Loyalty and Obedi ence now that fate has melted together the army the party and the whole of Germany Munitions Minister Speer said allied technical superiority must be overcome and production of new and more weapons is not enough but it is important also to send more soldiers to the fighting fronts 35miic line below Caen Latest reports from that area said the Germans there too were in retreat and that Lt Gen Sir Miles C Dempseys second British army was within an ace of grab bing the stronghold of Villers Bocage Fall of St Nazaire would open to the Americans the once great troop port throunh which many of the 2000000 American soldiers DO n red into France in 1917 and 1918 Another American spearhead pushed to Barenton 24 miles southeast of Avranches and 6 miles beyond Mortain lengthen ing the wedge Brittany and driven between Normandy but The announcement said Soldiers ousted by the fuehrer have no right to be mentioned to gether with those who are fight ing for Germanys existence Thc will therefore be tried by the volksgerichthof peoples The court of honor was re ported established by a decree is sued by Hitler Friday Its purpose the announceincn said is to carry out a ruthless purge to cleanse the army of the last criminal who took part in thc attempt July 20 and thereby to reestablish the honor of the army The fuehrer has reserved the right to decide personally without ap plication to the court of honor by the nazis of trying to set himself up as Ger man chief of state on the day of the assassination attempt was Weather May Halt Scheduled Legion Games The weather man threatened to spoil Fridays schedule for the state junior Legion baseball tour nament as almost 2 inches of rain e Mason City since early Friday morning Groundskccper were at work during the occa siona dry spells Friday mornin readying the Held and if a break in the weather came by midafl it was planned to play th rained oul however the teams The Vatican was understood to be maintaining official silence on the break pending settlement of the problems of protocol involved ames as scheduled Should Fridays contests be will Play games Saturday startiliE at in thc mornin with thc Mason CityBancroft game followed at 12 oclock by the AmesBurlington fracas The teams would then return to their regular Saturday night schedule at 6 and 9 oclock If rain interrupts Saturdays LENDLEASE PLANES AT line of U Sbuilt lendIease planes to be flown to Ann nilman rio thp airstrin at the American Alas LENDLEASE P o Russian combat areas by soviet airmen stretches across thc airstrip at the American Alas kan wings Nome base Red star of Russia is on planes Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Scattered thunder showers and cooler Friday aft ernoon and Friday night Sat urday partly cloudy and cooler Iowa Partly cloudy with modor ate temperatures through Sat urday night Scattered thunder showers east portion Friday afternoon and Friday night and extreme cast portion Saturday Minnesota Partly cloudy with no decided change in tempera ture Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 32 Minimum Thursday night 65 At 8 a m Friday 63 Rain 2 inches YEAR AGO Maximum 65 Minimum Precipitation 18 dismissed from the army and put under The same fate was accorded 4 1 other generals and a half dozen lesser officers by the court of j honor The dismissal from the said a decree from Hitlers headJ that they be tried by Heinrich Himmlers dread peoples court Amonfr those ou thc court of inquiry thc official news agency listed Marshal Von Rundsltdt de posed commander in France and frequently reported a victim of the purge Marshal WHhelm Kei tel chief of the hish command also was named for the court Hitler was disclosed in earlier German broadcasts to have been employing mass promotions of nazi party leaders to higher mili tary ranks in an apparent move to games also 4 tilts will be played Sunday beginning at 1 oclock pulled back slightly U S first army infantry was rapidly collapsing a pocket formed by this spearhead and a British army shoved clown to Virc from he north Pushing through mine iclds the infantry captured one hird of the St Sever forest Cer nanys biggest ammunition dump n Normandy Yet other forces advanced in rapid strides to within 2 miles of ivran 7 miles south of captured Dinan on the north side of Brit iany and jumped off to attack the Germanheld north coast city of St Malo which had been bypassed in the strike to Dinan Fighting raged in Rennes along streets leading to the heart ot thc lown where an encircled but fa natic enemy garrison was holding out The Americans struck due south dosetoBaindeBretagnc 17 miles south ot Rennes and 43 miles from Nantes a port city of 195000 population up thc Loire river They also were within 5 miles of Pipriac 20 miles southwest of Ucnncs and 43 miles from St Na zaire thc Uboat base and U S troop port in the first World war Although there still was fight ing at Rennes field dispatches said the position of the German garrison there was hopeless Secretary Stimson in Washing ton Thursday announced the cap ture of Rennes and subsequent lighten party control over the army All lite within German territory was reported in a DNB dispatch to have been placed in the hands of nazi party leaders with orders to exhaust the final strength for a peoples now it is a question of life or death Heinrich Himmler Paul Joseph Goebbcls and Albert Speer joined in giving this sacred dnty to re gional leaders canleiters and nar DRIVE DEEP INTO BRITTANY American forces in France made deep drives through Brittany and were push ing toward thc ports of Brest A and St Nazairc ;