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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OCMRTMtMT OF HISTOMY AND ocs Homes i THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL Proa and United Full IM Tiff Cent Copy MASON CRT IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST It 1M4 This Piper Consists of Two NO Ml F R CONFERS HAWAII Drive Germans Toward Seine ALLIES ROLLING QUICKLY ALONG 175 MILE ARC Unconfirmed Reports Put Yanks 60 to 40 Miles From Paris Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force ffj An AmericanBritish front extending in a winding 175 mile arc drove the Germans battered forces back toward the Seine Thursday in what the nazis called the battle for Paris The enemys last report placed American vanguards within SI miles of the French capital and his next potential defense line ap peared to be only 50 miles from Paris CBS said there were uncon firmed reports that Americai troops had driven 50 miles beyonc captured Le a point 61 miles from Paris and anothe unofficial and unconfirmed repor that the Americans wereonly 4 miles from the French capital Behind the moving battleline American infantry and armor speeding the onebyrqne reduc tionof ports broke into Nantes according t Believed in Last 50 Mile Defense Zone Near Paris HEADQUARTERS IN FRANCE Dwleht D Eisenhower has moved his headquarters from Britain to France Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force can armor was believed to he driving into the last 60 mile zone of defense for Paris Thursday Supreme headquarters wrapped in official mystery the actual whereabouts of the American spearheads hut one qualified ob server declared You can be pretty sure they are not just camping outside Le Mans unofficial reports Thursdays of ficial announcements only men tioned the reaching of that city 30 miles up the Loire river Both Angers a city 80 miles up the Loire and just north of that river and Lorient German Ubqat base on the south coast of Brit tany were surrounded by Ameri ment of about 2 armored divi sions since Sunday The Canadians were within 1 500 yards of Potigny On the right the British 2nd army oftt Gen Sir Miles C Dempsey widened its bridgehead across the river Orne in 4MQyard advance above Thriryllarconrt if miles eonth west of Caen and in another co ordinated thrust threatened to pinch off hat stronghold on the Ornc Allid naval forces were ready to pounce upon any attempted German evacuation from Brittany by sea Already they had broken up 3 convoys apparently engaged in an effort to remove key personnel from St Nazaire and St Malo and Thursdays communique an nounced 3 more clashes in which torpedo boats and light coastal forces figured off the channel islands and near Le Havre NAZIS TELL OF FLANK THREAT TO E PRUSSIA Repeated Red Attacks West of Upper Narew River Are Reported London grave new Rus sian flanking threat to both Eas Prussia and Warsaw in the are west of the upper Narew river a famous battleground of the las war was disclosed Thursday the German communique West of the upper Narew river repeated soviet attacks were either beaten off or checked the Berlin bulletin said The Narew meanders near the south border of East Prussia gen erally 5 to 15 miles away It flows through Augustow within cannon shot of East Prussia and through the important Polish communications center of Lomza and joins the Vistula river just northwest of Warsaw The com munique suggested that Augustow and Lomza might indeed be in Russian hands Any appreciable advance west wouldoutflank East Prussia anl expose German armies there to entrapment just as the 20 to 25 divisions of the 16th and 18th armies have been reported cut off in Latvia and Es tonia Similarly such a drive would outflank Warsaw to the north just as the Polish capital has been Hanked loosely to the south by a 41 mile bridgehead west the Vistula in the area about 110 miles below Warsaw Moscow dispatches said the red army had driven a deep thrust into the German left flank north east of Warsaw but did not men PKESIDENT ROOSEVELT GENERAL MacARTHUR ADMIRAL NIMITZ Wednesday nights Moscow bul letin Indicated that the Russian armies between Warsaw and East Prussia were charging forward again At points the Narew river flows within 315 miles of Berlin The Germans told also of Rus sian deployments and tank con centrations particularly in the big Vistula bend miles or so below Warsaw and west of Kau nas in the area approaching East Prussia The Berlin communique re ported Russian breakthroughs in the Sanok area where the Rus sians are within 20 miles ot Bes kid pass leading through the Car pathians into CzechoSlovakia and at Mielec in the area of the Russian breach in the Vistula river line Reports Truck Lines to Be Taken Over by ODT Sunday Omaha delay has been encountered in putting into ef fect an order for the office of defense transportation to seize strike stalled truck lines in B midwestern states but the order has written and signed and the ODT will take over by Sunday ROBOMBS GARRY INCENDIARIES More Bombs Reported After 24 Hour Lull London robot bombs now are carrying incendi aries the ministry of home secur ity announced Thursday Examination the new weap ons showed that each ot the flying bombs which fell recently in south fishing village was captured alj England carried about 20 incendi though Thursdays communique i aries tion the Narew river The red army now has East Prussia open to an outflanking movement Associated Press Cor respondent Daniel De Luce re ported from the Russian capital Russian communiques this week have told of renewed Russian drives in that area west of Bi alystok Moscow also reported Russian 16 More Nazi Divisions Sent toFightReds By HENKY SHAPIRO Moscow Hitler has sent more than 16 additional di to 240000 from central Germany and occu pied countries into battle on the eastern front and ordered them o light to the last soldier lor Germanys threatened eastern rentiers front dispatches said Tmrsday Germany is immediately be hind your back Hitler was quoted by nazi prisoners as say ng in an order of the day If you retreat you only open the door of your own home to the enemy The Germans already were counterattacking with increasing erocity on the eastern borders ot Sast Prussia and on the ap proaches to Krakow key to the ioutheastern invasion route to Berlin and apparently had stem med the soviet onslaught tem porarily A German DNB agency dis Chairman M M Krupinsky of the Nebraska Operators association said Thursday Krupinsky said his information rom Washington sources was that he delay was to perfect ODT plans to handle the vast wares sential transportation system paralyzed by idleness of an esti mated 25000 drivers Meanwhile army men have commenced unloading some war supplies tied up at Omaha docks with the intention of shipping them to their destination by train Krupinsky said The office ot defense transpor tation has plans all set in the event the ODT is ordered to take over and operate the lines Dis can forces St Malo famous resort and said a few Germans remained to be dealt with Brest French naval base at the western tip of Brittany and most important prize in the peninsula was under heavy attack by Ameri cans fighting the remnants of 3 nazi divisions who had refused to surrender The Germans apparently were making desperate and seemingly foolhardy attempts to evacuate both Brest and Lorient as unof The ministry said present meth ods oC lighting bombset fires would be continued After a 24hour lull one of the longest since the Germans first launched their flying bomb attacks on Britain a lew of the robots dromed over London and the southern counties shortly after daybreak Thursday An official announcement said a number of people were in jured crtillery near the eastern frontier of East Prussia was incessantly shelling German communications and boundary towns The Ger man communique said counter attacks of our troops are going on at Vilkaviskis in Lithuania 1 miles from the holy soil of Ger many For a week or so marshal Sta lins Russian communiques hav shown that Herculean Germa defense stands have slowed th red armies along the 1260 mile front Other reasons for the pause are the necessities of con solidating the vast summer tains improvinr communications and ODT Manager V J Hons said Thursday Hons announced after meeting with operators of petroleum trans ports that they have agreed to re sume full operations immediately in order to relieve a threatened shortage of gasoline and tractor fuel at some Nebraska and Iowa points Earlier he reported union of ficials had agreed not to inter fere with operations of the pe troleum transports which opera BLASTS ECHO IN IOWA VALLEY 2 Ammunition Cars Burn or Explode Gumming Iowa roar of exploding shells echoed through this valley 10 miles southwest of Des Moines for more than 6 hours Thursday as 2 carloads of ammu nition burned or exploded after a derailment Great Western railroad men said 25 cars ot a 6car mixed freightleft the tracks at a curve 3 here about 6 a m and that shortly afterward fire and explosions broke out in 2 cars containing ammunition Shells were scattered over the nearby area as the cars broke open There were no reports of anyone being injured although a crowd gathered near the scene to watch the shells explode info the air The shells tore up the ground for some distance around Speeded Up Pacific Drive Discussed With MacArthur Nimitz Honolulu July Roose velt on July 29 concluded his first wartime conference with Gen Douglas MacArthur bringing to a close 3 days of strategy talks that covered every phase of the quickening Pacific conflict The southwest Pacific commander was greeted with a friendly its good to see you Doug by the chief executive Mr Roosevelt arrived July 26 at this fortress island where years ago Japanese bombs blasted the United States into the war He came here from the marine base at San Diego CaL where he boarded a cruiser shortly alter his July 20 speech accepting renomination lor a 4fh term With MacArthur at the Pearl Harbor conference table were Ad miral Chester W Nimitz Pacific fleet commander and other top war chiefs representing the ull scope ot the Pacific campaign rom pole to pole Later Air Roosevelt told report rs the meeting planned new of ensives against the Japanese and e reiterated Americas Pacific var goals To retake and free the Philippines and to drive Japan to unconditional surrender The chief executive coupled vith his conferences detailed isita to Pearl Harbor and other Decrees Issued to Provide More German Troops tors had tied up as a safety mea sure although the drivers are not members the union involved in the dispute Hons called the meet ing he said because gasoline and tractor fuel supplies are running low in some rural districts and that harvest and other farm op erations were threatened London Min ister Gocbbels banned all public meetings and entertainments in Germany not directly connected with the war Thursday in a series of sweeping decrees seeking oops for the rcichs depleted armies Acting iu his new capacity as reichsplenipotentiary for the to tal war effort the little minister dug deeper into the thinly spread home front manpower of Ger many for reserves All domestic servants oC foreign extraction were directed imme diately into war industry Ger man servants will go into arm uniforms into war factories o into families with children whcr servants may be deemed essentia The decrees reduced the num ber of employes in railways pos tal and cultural services Th Berlin radio said they would SCO be published formally regroupingthe Russian divisions west bank of the Vistula Prls and armies for new thrusts ficial reports said German ships had risked allied air forces to enter the harbors The Germans were putting up a bitter resistance at Dinard across the mouth of the Ranee river from St Malo But at Nantes Frances 8th city with a population of 195000 the Germans apparently were re lying mainly upon minefields and other obstacles rather than active opposition Prisoners taken by the Ameri cans around St Malo rose to 3000 At the northern end of the allied are the Canadian first army hav ing smashed counterattacks from Rommels beached lines edged to ward the last hillock protect ine Fataise less than 5 miles away and a little orer 100 miles from Paris In this sector 2000 more prisoners had been taken Here the Germans were with drawing into the town for a show down battle after having been forced back 16 miles from Caen Typhoons with their rocket guns played a great part in the shattering of German counter attacks here knocking out 33 tanks and damaging destroying or leaving ablaze 212 other en emy vehicles Rommel was believed to have lost about 300 tanks the comple Thursday and the suggestions in patch said the Germans had re captured Vilkaviskis 11 miles from the East Prussian border and 48 miles east of Insterburg Russian sources regarded the counterattacks as the Germans last desperate attempt to save their borders however and were confident that the soviet com manders would smash into the holy land of the reich after ab sorbing the full shock of Ihe en emys thrusts and regrouping their own forces A front correspondent for the semiofficial newspaper Pravda said German prisoners acknowl edged that the fate of the 3rd reieh was being decided on the oners of one division said they had covered the route from Ger many to the Vistula in 24 hours and immediately were thrown into battle The wheat and cornfields on ie west bank of the Vistula were tiered with German dead and he bodies were decomposing fast under the scorching Polish sun iurnedout German tanks and uns were everywhere Polish vil ages along the route of the Ger man retreat were blazing fiercely THE ALLIED THREAT TO indicate di rection of allied drives in the major battle area west of Paris Black line is present front Americans in the south ern sector A took Le Mans and pushedonward while British and Canadians in northern advanced BORBROADGASTS APPEAL FOR AID London Bor leader of the Polish underground army battling the Germans for posses sion of Warsaw broadcast an ap peal for immediate largescale help Thursday and said that it it was not forthcoming his forces and Warsaws population faced total extermination Germans admitted for the first time Thursday that Bors forces initially scored a number of suc cesses in the uprising attempt but claimed that the Polish capi tal was again firmly in German hands The dispatch was carried by Transocean news agency quoting a military spokesman in Berlin Bor reported Polish units were forced to evacuate the west cen tral district of Wola and that strong German forces had recap tured the theater square in the the cars The shells exploded continu ously until shortly after noon and the roar could be heard for sev eral miles around There were no heavy blasts The fire was re ported under control shortly aft er noon All 25 cars burned the railroad reported One of the cars con tained tractors and 2 were full ot other kinds of farm machinery Content of the other cars that were destroyed and of those pulled to safety was not disclosed The engine did not leave the tracks Was Doggondest Trip for Fala F Rs Scottie Honolulu July 29 Delayed was the cloggondest trip to Hawaii for Fala the presidents Scottie and constant companion No sooner had the cruiser car rying the presidential party left than a group of sailors shang haied Fala and began clipping his luxurious black hair for souvc nilitary installations converted rom the Japanesewrought havoc Dec 7 1941 into an island bristling with land sea and air ighting power He termed the conversion the most amazing change he had ever seen Admiral Nimitz and General latter wearing a leather field aboard the presidents ship to greet the chief executive as soon as he ar rived at Pearl Harbor Its good to see you Doug the president said to MacArthur as the 2 men came down the gang plank into a navy yard teeminc with sailors and workers The crowd applauded With them and Nimitz in later conferences were Admiral William F Halsey commander ot the 3rd fleet Maj Gen Robert C Rich ardson Jr central Pacific army commander and war chiefs rep resenting the north south and southwest Pacific theaters Mr Roosevelt termed his visit to the birthplace of the war a highly successful 3 clays Sea tanned and smiling he swapped almost an hour ot questions and answers with Pacific war corres pondents and white house report ers for the Associated Press the United Press the International News Service and a representative of the 4 major radio networks who traveled with his party from Washington We are going back to the Philip pines Mr Roosevelt said and He finally got away from them MacArthur is going to be a part ol but looking as if hed gone to the operation You cant say he sleep in the barbers chair Gets Holster to Fit Guns Captured From Germans in War I Bleiicoc Sgt Harold Hale ot Blencoe left for overseas duty 6 months ago he took with him a Luger pistol given him by his uncle St Carl Atkinson who had taken it from a German pris oner in World war I This week Mr and Mrs O H Hale received a letter from their son in Normandy Tell Uncle Carl he wrote I took a holster off a nazi last week that fits the gun he gave me Then when the ship arrived at Pearl Harbor Fala could not go ashore with his master because of a law requiring dogs to be quar smiled whether the general is go ing directly or by way of North he is going back and we are going to give the islands their independence Our goal still is unconditional anlincd for months before being uul KUII ami uuuunumujiai allowed to go ashore or have any surrender for all our enemies he freedom said Whatever is required he So Fala spent the time in I In waii aboard the cruiser getting fat on frequent feedings by the gobs and quietly suffering more ot his hair to be cut away for keepsakes Sues Sinatra McHugh Others for Plagiarism Hollywood UP Frank Sin atra Songwriter Jimmy McHugh and 12 other defendants were sued Thursday for 5100000 each on grounds that portions of the lyrics for the song The Music Stopped were plagiarized from Youre Mine To Love written by Jack Trizio and Chuck Bennett The composers who demand an ac counting from Sinatra McHugh RKORadio Pictures Corp Bob bins Music Corp and 10 other defendants contended that they gave their manuscript to Sinatra for an opinion and that he in turn gave it to McHugh who used por tions of the lyrics in his song which was featured in the film Higher And Higher center of the capital Except for these changes however the parti san positions remained the same he said Polish military authorities here took a gloomy view of the situa tion asserting it was apparent that the partisan units would be forced into a trap and wiped out unless immediate aid arrived from the allies Dispatches from Moscow meanwhile said Russian newspa pers in their first reference to the Warsaw insurrection called it a Weather Report RUSSIANS HAIL ALLIED GAINS Al Out Drive for Paris Is Called For 500 German Subs Have Been Sunk Washington joint report by President Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill dis closed Wednesday night that more than 500 German submarines have been sunk by allied forces since the war began FORECAST Mason City Fair Thursday night and Friday Continued hot Highest temperature Thursday afternoon about 95 Friday aft ernoon about 92 Iowa Fair and continued warm Thursday afternoon through Fri day except partly cloudy and not quite so warm in northwest Fri day Fresh to occasionally strong winds Thursday afternoon and again Friday cloudy Thurs day night and Friday with wide ly scattered thundershower Friday and north portion Thurs day night Not quite so warm fresh to occasionally strong winds Thursday afternoon am Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 89 Minimum Wednesday night 75 At 8 a m Thursday 79 At 2 p m Thursday 93 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum R4 55 M o s c o w Russian ress Thursday acclaimed the rilliant allied successes on the rench front with a call for an 11oul drive on Paris The government newspaper estia in its international re iew said that the big allied ireakthroughs have demonstrat ed once more in the west Hitler did not possess the forces which ould seriously prevent an offen ive on Paris It is extremely important to chase the German invaders from he west and deprive them of any lope of delaying the war the re view added The allies can do it continued are going right through to clean up the Japanese A reporter asked the new Japanese offensives would develop soon and the president said yes but reminded his listeners that soon is a relative term and that strategy is a constantly shifting thing During his slay here the presi dent visited virtually every mili tary operation on the a deadly advanced training course in jungle fighting to the hospital cots of the wounded from Saipan and the Marshalls He reviewed the 7th division veterans of Attu Kiska and Kwajalcin He made 7 brief talks in 2 days frequently delivered to servicemen who looked up from their jobs in surprise to see the president ot the United States rolling up in a jeep escorted open touring car His trip to Hawaii was a close y guarded military secret but rows of islanders and servicemen lined the streets every time the presidential party moved through MERCURY HERE ZOOMS TO 93 The mercury zoomed to 93 Thursday afternoon but this was not the highest mark this year On June 25 reached 94 the temperature Honolulu headed for one of the many nearby military reserva tions Mr Panama hat and Seersucker suits made con spicuous among the military uni forms which surrounded waved and nodded from his open car as he passed rows of soldiers sailors marines and service wom en Virtually all scars of the Japa nese attack had disappeared from the island long before the presi dent put into Pearl Harbor which he last visited 10 years ago In place the wreckage were acres of fighting planes tanks and other battle equipment He saw sugar cane plantations of 2 years ago now converted into forests ot war equipment and land ;