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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 13, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DtS KOINES IA THE NEWSPAPER THAT NAGOYA ABLAZE Yanks Advance South of Duren MAKSS AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS PPET Comii13 of Two SeclionsSerticm One AFTER GAIN 2 MILES IN Nazis Throw Silvery Balls FlflS RFIFPTC Plane Raids DRIVE BASE AT BONN Nazis Pit 5th Panzer Division Against Yanks oh Cologne Plain Paris first army troops cleared the Germans from 5 miles of the west bank of the Koer river Wednesday In a new drive southwest of besieged Duren they advanced up to 2 miles and captured 3 villages The XT S 7th army was slowed by blown bridges boggy roads and difficult terrain but the troops advanced to within 3 miles of the Palatinate and 7 of the French fortress gateway toivn of Wissembonrg Opposite Seltz 15 miles south west of Karlsruhe the Germans blew up a Rhine railroad bridge to Restatt and exploded 2 others across the wide and deep Seltz baek river near the border The 3rd army had slow and painful progress in its Siegfried wedges in the Saarland Dilligen and Saarlautern at The new first army drive was south of the gory Hurtgen forest and appeared aimed toward the Rhine city Bonn 15 miles up river from Cologne A new Ger man 5th panzer army was dis closed to be arrayed against the first and the enemy also brought out strange silver globes as a new skjweapon In less than S hours Li Gen Courtney B mnddy rifle menbad ativanced mile and entered the village of Rollesbroich 13 miles southwest of Daren and 35 miles west of Bonn j The advance was between the Hurtgen and forests and was4 mfleseast of Rotgen first German town conquered by Amer ican armies A little farther north other units of the first army now opposed by the new German 5th panzer army were within 28 miles Population 15 miles southeast of of Bonn Bonn lies Cologne The first army was drawn up to the swift and high Roer on both sides of Duren In the center of the western front the U S 7th army trained its artillery on large sec tions of the German defenses in side the Bavarian palatinate while the 3rd army fought slowly deeper into the Siegfried line inside the industrial Saarland It may now be disclosed that the Germans have pitted their Cologne plain The commander is Gen Hasso Eckardt Von Manteuf fel 47 veteran of the siege of Bizerte in north Africa His army includes armored units regular infantry and Volksgrenadier troops The last infested cellars west of the Koer were being cleared by U S firstarmy A few silvery balls float in clusters the was not evident It is Present a new antiaircraft defense instrument This dispatch was heavily censored at supreme reestablished contact b e f dawn Below Duren the Hurtgen lw est had been left behind after a lengthy blood bath which in midOctober German broadcasts continued to reflect concern about Lt Alexander M Patchs drive 10 ward the Palatinate the western twelfth of Bavaria west of the Rhine The 7th army closed within g miles of the French bor der town of Wlssembourr pop natural gateway to the province TheMaginot line partly Inhab ited by French civilians was passed but the whole Siegfried line was ahead In this area the German frontier breaks sharply westward from the Rhine The drive combined with that of the 3rd army on Patchs left to squeeze the Siegfried line from west and south In this section however the line is thickest be ing fortified up to 30 mile depths to the Rhine Some 30 or more towns were swept up Tuesday 8 or more of them inside Germany Behind the German lines allied air power hit again and again in operations sug gesting an attempt to isolate the Germans in the whole central and northern sections of the western front defenses and against stubborn opposition Ele ments of the 95th division edged deenet Into a maze of pillboxes and fortified houses in Ensdorf a mile to the east of Saarlantern and in SaarlanternRoden j u s t north of the city Gains were in scores of yards few miles north of Dillingen the 3rd army knocked out a par ticularly troublesome little fort equipped with a revolving turrel that could be raised or lowered to shell troops on any side German broadcasts acknowl edged that the Americans had broken out east of the Hurtgen forest and said both sides were suffering severe casualties in the battle before Dureh U S ad vances in Lorraine and Alsace were reported The 90th division at Dillingen destroyed 4 more tanks in a series of small scale counterattacks late Tuesday Lt Gen George S Pat ton Jr continued to build up his Theyre Not Too Busy to S5 Spread Cheer new otn panzer tank army to ouuo up ms against the U S first army on the jpnored fire power inside the Cologne plain The commander is Siegfried line wedge at the steel Clty imb Attacks on England Are Unabated London e r m a n flying u rtiuij jew bomb attacks on southern Eng Germans during the night filtered land continued unabated during back into Derichweiter Gey and ne night causing a number of IVIariaweiler virtually suburbs of Duren and these were being blasted from the cold mud one by one The Germans used a strange new aerial device silvery balls floating in the air Their pur pose was not immediately clear Swift advances by the U S 7th army in the Karlsruhe corner brought the German frontier at many points and placed great sections of the Sieg fried line works within short ar tillery range Vanguards were within 15 miles of Karlsruhe Six miles inside the industrial Saarland the U S 3rd army shouldered its way through an other 700 yards of Fraulautern winning half that sattellite town a mile north of Saarlautern Re peated counterattacks were brok en 3 miles north at Dillingen and additional nazi pillboxes were captured The 3rd army moved across the German frontier anew spanning the flooded BHcs river and cap turing Habkirchen 3 miles north east of Sarreguemines Virtually all the Germans ex cept sacrificial units had been driven behind the Roer which normally is only about 120 feet Wide at Duren Most of that ruined industrial city lies east of the river and there was no sign of an immediate American at tempt to cross the flood waters Troops at Mariaweiler were virtually in the outskirts of Duren and were 18 miles inside Germany and 21 short of Cologne One American company was cut off in Mariaweiler during the night but casualties Island army air forces FLIES JAP PLANE An American Airbase Leyte Black Sheep unit of which Arthur H Nelson Logan Iowa is a member recently re built and flew a Japanese plane which had been found wrecked near the base Nelson constructed a canopy over the cockpit Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy Wed nesday night and Thursday Lowest temperature Wednes day night about 10 above at Mason City Rising trend Thursday Iowa Partly cloudy with few snow flurries in east Wednes day fair Wednesday night and Thursday warmer Thursday Minnesota Fair Wednesday night and Thursday not quite so cold north portion warmer Thurs day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 26 Minimum Tuesday night 15 At 8 a m Wednesday 15 Snow trace YEAR AGO Maximum 27 Minimum Minus 1 PREVIOUSLY BEPOBTEO Past Noble GrandV A f Room Class First Christian7 Hi m K c Patrick Oeellent Clot Friendly Tavern Clab Tais Nlrhl Clnb clear Lake Roosevelt Elementary f y A W S C S Roefc Fills B Hartnell Midland Club Mothers Club Circle No First 3lFlhodiit Church Wilson Parent Education Groop Roosevelt Elementary Parent Edu cation Group Bell Slrma Phi Alpha Chi Chapter The Breeses TOTAL TO DATE IN GREEK FIGHT Send Dynamite Laden Streetcars Careening Against English Tanks Athens EAMELAS re jection of British terms tor set tlement of the Greek crisis was announced Wednesday by EAM town criers They traversed the streets shouting We shall fight on if it means smashing down all Athens The heart of the capital was shaken by heavy explosions as the ELAS the militia of the left wing EAM national liberation front send dynamiteladen street cars careening against British tanks in Omonia square ELAS troops attacked the cen ter of Athens during the night even while their leaders were de bating British orders to cease fir ing The strongest assault was aimed at a British barracks northeast of the heart of the capital on the Kifissfa road A British communique broad cast from Athens said further British reinforcements had gone into action that some progress had been made against the ELAS i Piraeus Part of Athens and thatRAF planes silenced one vomilimeter gun firing on central Athens Ronald M Scobie British commander in Greece still to his seasetire terms to ers were wavering in the fight to force the resignation of Premier too GeorSe Bapandreou SM Strong infiltrating EtAS forces a led walls in darkness and pene tne British barracks com ioo Pound containing gasoline am munition field artillery and ar mor By sunrise they had been anven into a corner after suffer too Lnheavy loss of life Du bis battle continued ri ThD hjghest point within Ath Mt IJka SJM 500 W THE early days of the so licitation for Christ mas Cheer this year somebody offered this ex planation for the sloxvness with which the campaign seemed to be starting fMay be people are too busy with the more important business of the war effort to be attracted by this little venture in applied Christianity This may be the year it was suggested that youll fail to reach the goal Well theres a rather impres sive answer to that theory in the foregoing list of contributions for one day Its clear beyond mistaking that Christmas Cheer is going over the top this year as it has in each of the previous 19 years since the project was launched As in previous years donations from organizations of all school groups study clubs lodges church groups unions playing an extremely important role But along with these there will have to be some contributions from of them If you havent yet forwarded YOUR gift perhaps youd like to do NOW Send it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason Cily Iowa 16 US Soldiers of Jap to Join Legion Post New York Ameri can soldiers of Japanese ancestry have been invited to become members of Capt Brooks Post No 450 American Belvidere n Legion after the war Post offi cials took the action because they said they felt a black eye was iven the Legion by the Hood re post which caused the from its war memorial was reinforced in tancy of an ELAS attack expec Greek Rimini mountain brigade Lat oudi3 mies the citys center were at by rein pt east j IxtiL forced ELAS troops British troops cleared Kallipolis peninsula on which the main part of Piraeus town is built and long isolated AngloGreek naval head quarters was brought within Brit ish control One hundred more fcljAS men were picked up in clearea sections and most were snipers in civilian clothes author ities said The terms laid down by Scobie Provided that the ELAS forces in includes must lay down their arms at once and that elsewhere m Greece the ELAS must under take to obey British orders They were announced after Scobie had conferred with Field Marshal Sir Harold Alexander allied Medi terranean commander who had rftenClhere to scek a end to the hostilities Attica Athen 5 Killed 4 Hurt as Bomber Falls at Minot Minot N Dak mem a 9man crew were killed and 4 were injured and burned 4fn8raed army bomber crashed and burned in a cornfield Mon Al Erb on whose farm the plane crashed said the ship flew low over his farm buildings and took them in his highway where truck tn HP motorisU CHAPLIN DENIED DELAY IN CASE Judge Orders Paternity Action Be Heard Now Superior Judge Ruben S SchmidtWednes day listened to a plea for delay by Charlie Chaplins attorneys and then ordered them to get on with the business of finding but who is the father of redhaired Joan Berrys baby Miss Berry a frecklefaced for mer Brooklynite says it is Chap lins The multimillionaire co medians attorneys say it could be any pnb of a number of persons including perhaps Hans Reusch the writer on whose account they asked Judge Schmidt to delay the lit Reusch said Attorney Pat Mil likan is in New York and wont come back if subpoenaed to testi fy Joseph Scott Miss Berrys lawyer said his testimony would be immaterial anyhow and urged the judge to order the proceed ings to get underway After hunting for a place on the crowded court calendar Judge Schmidt continued the suit to Wednesday afternoon While the legal skirmishing was going on Miss Berrys mother and 14 months old Carol Ann posed for photographers while specta tors pushed and shoved Before denial of the motion to dismiss Millikan said Reuschs testimony was revelant and tliat it he were here to testify he would say that Miss Berry spent considerable time in his a ment and tell of taking trips other men including millionaire oilmanJ Paul Getty and that she wanted Chaplin to support her A note she left Reusch accord ing to the Millikan version said I did care for you If only Charles had provided means for me tolive I would have wanted to know you better Forgive me Mommy Both Miss Berry and Chaplin were on call but not present in court as it opened His chief de fense it appeared would be a blood test Hanson Assistant Cement Plant Superintendent Dies Began Work With N W f States Company in 1906 as Foreman i4adisonHanstin 58 as of the Portland Ce ment company and former chair man of the local war price and rationing board died of a heart ailment Tuesday evening at 6 oclock in a local hospital Mr Hanson was bom in Od sen Denmark May 25 188S and came to this country with his par ents in 1890 The family settled near Manly Mr Hansons first position was with the Great West ern railroad and he began work at the cement plant as foreman on Sept 22 190G He left the com pany for a short period beginning Aug 1 1908 returning in Octo ber 1D10 He had been with the organization since that time A son Armand Hanson living on a farm near Riceville is the only close surviving relative Mr Hanson had made his home for a number of years at the Conn La Gasse residence 20 12th N W The Major funeral home is in charge of arrangements which had not been completed Wednes day noon Postage of 6 Billion Drachmas on Postcard Denver Colo postcard has arrived from Athens with HANSON EXTEND DATE OF BREWER TRIAL Jan 16 Set forOpening of Charles City Case with assault with intent to com murder her trial has been BIG EXPLOSIONS ARE CAUSED BY 100 SKY GIANTS One oi Japans 4 Main Industrial Centers Blasted in Assault Washington ex Plosions and large fires were re ported by Superfortresses which made a daylight attack Wednes day on Nagoya Japan home of the Mitsubishi aircraft plant The raid was carried out by a force of the mammoth Planes from the 21st bomber com mand base on Saipan a 20th air force communique said Fighter opposition was slight and flak opposition was moderate the communique added No reportsof any bomber losses or enemy fighter planes destroyed were included in the report which said such information would be given after final reports of the crews were carefully tabulated Nagoya scene of the 24th Sup erfortress raid on Japans re sources is one of Japans 4 princi pal industrial manufacturing cen ters a city of nearly 1500000 It was understood the Mitsu plant was the main target although the communique did not specially say so Preliminary reports from Briff Gen II S Hansell commander of the 21st bomber command based on Saipan reveal that the bomb ingMas accomplished visually and that heavy explosions and large fires were observed in the target area the communique said It appeared from communiques issued thus far on the attack that upwards of 100 B20s partici pated Meanwhile enemy broadcasts admitted the mounting aerial rjf fensivjtwasforcingevacuation of other key cities Simultaneously vita the attack on Nagoya Tokyo broadcasts said 1 or 2 Superfortresses appeared over the Tokyo Yokohama dis trict the Hiroshima district 425 rlL6 West and the net of Korea but all were said to have been repulsed before abC mls Other nuisance raids by lone B2US were made on the greater 1 okyo area during the night a German DNB dispatch said Bombs were dropped it said but they fell almost entirely in coastal waters without causing damage ihe war department announced Wednesdays attack on industrial targets on Honshu without naming any specific objectives but nearly 3 hours later Tokyo said the Su perfortresses had hit the vicini ties of Nagoya 165 miles south west or Tokyo and Hamamatsu aa miles southeast of Nagoya Another Tokyo broadcast heard in London said that as Superfor tress attacks against Japan stead ily increased priority in evacua tion was being given the most Charles Cily request important industries and non ot Mrs Helen Brewer charged essential civilians Tlic report indicated that Japan Claims Jap Slaughter of Chinese Prisoners JaPanese ruthlessly SGVeral thousand Chi 2nd Rescue Train Sent Out for Train Lost in Snow of the IMi a lLPtmCn ff Commander Huberjt H Stark week to locale but existing bad al nyins EARLY CLOWN DIES Denver Garrison 75 clown and bicycle performer who toured the United States and Europe with the Buffalo Bill show died in Mercy hospital Tuesday The charge grew out of a visit of Floyd County Sheriff B F Airier ton to the farm of her father while searching for stray cattle The sheriff claims Mrs Brewer attacked him with a club factories dispersed over the Jap anese home islands to house in dustries now concentrated in ma jor cities where they offer juicy targets to American bombardiers Axis radios Tuesday said that civilians were being evacuated ;