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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HISTORY AND ARCH THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL Pteg md United Press Full Leased Wins Five Cents Copy MASON CITV IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 21 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS HK mm mm mtjm mm mmmmmm OnNO NAZI TROOPS 35 MILES IN BELGIUM MMBkflk HI REDS GAIN ON BROADFRONT IN SLOVAKIA DRIVE Battle at Outskirts of Nazi Strongholds Kassa and Rimaszombat Moscow red army pushed the Germans back on a 125 mile front in southern Slo vakia Thursday and battled with battered nazi garrisons on the out skirts of the strongholds of Kassa and Rimaszombat Soviet columns Wednesday night were on 3 sides of both these heavily defended southeastern Slovakian towns which control highways and railways connecting tvJth direct routes to Bratislava Vienna and Prague to the west In advances up to 5 miles a communique said the Russians captured 13 towns in the Rimas zombat area in a drive aimed at the key citadel of Losonc 17 miles westward Chief of them was Tor nala 13 miles east of Rimaszombat and a strongpoint of formidable enemy defenses on the east bank of the Slana river Latest reports had soviet fovces preparing a climactic attack on the Torysa river fortifications 2 miles outside Kassa Front reports said the great bat tle raging further to the west north of the Danube bend was going favorably for red army troops struggling for other routes westward toward Bratislava and Vienna The German high command was reported throwins in large num Ders of reserves and new air units in an effort to check the soviet push which threatened to spill out across the Danube and block es cape routes from beleaguered Budapest soulTfwsteratfSlovakia sov iet dnve appeared almost certain of throwing the nazis out of Kassa and Rimaszombat within the next few days Capitulation of the towns would loose the nazi hold from a huge segment of eastern Slovakia if not all of it An Izvestia report from the Slo vafcian battleront said hard win ter weather had set in Ski both German and taking a more active part in the fighting In 41 days the war bulletin said the Russian 2nd Ukraine army has taken 41244 prisoners in fighting along the HungarianSlovak border MERCURY DIPS TO 8 BELOW Continued Cold Wave Predicted for Iowa Des lUoines weather bureau predicted a cold wave Thursday and continuing Thurs day night and that temperatures as much as 10 degrees below zero would follow the minimum read ing for the state Thursday morn Ing of 8 below ot Mason City Warmer weather with increas ing cloudiness could be expected Friday the bureau added The maximum reading for the state Wednesday was 36 at Council Bluffs and Ottumwa Only scat tered flurries of snow were re ported from western Iowa Wed Santa Ready to Do Dance of Victory PEEV10USLV BEPORTED SI2Mr9 Friend Monday Club David and Johnnie Ulrlck Circle Wesley Methodist Lnarcn Lincoln School Cub Fack United States Employment Service Seaman Fats Hay Union r Parent Education Group Shoe Brokcraje Employes and Sissy Jioeiated Master Barbers and Beauticians Chapter 278 T A E Club Unnamed Donor I A T S E Xo 430 Larnefs FI E O Club 1 Iowa Shoe Brokerage Co My Son in Service C W Bijtline Veleda Study Club I W Chapter P E O Sisterhood Amanda Koy and Birdella V F IV Auxiliary Bob and Judy VrsA si Pleasant Club 111 This Is From a United Service Women of America 80Y CONFESSES KILLING GIRL 5 Had Been Released on Probation to Sister Princeton 111 if Norman Burton 15 year old boy who had been released on probation to an elder sister confessed Thursday Sheriff Frank Grisell said that he killed his sisters 5 year old daugh ter with a skinning knife When I asked him why he did it he just gave me a silly grin and said I dont know the sheriff declared riesday night Other below zero readings Thursday morning included Fort Dodge 6 Charles City 4 Spencer 3 and Ames 2 3 KILLED 13 HURT BY AUTO Report Motorist Plowed Into Safety Zone Group Detroit young wom en including 2 sisters were killed and 13 other persons injured Thursday when a motorist plowed into a group of homewardbound war workers standing in an unpro tected safety zone in suburban Hamtrainck Police identified the driver as Walter S Frankowski 30 year old war plant foreman They said he been drinking Assistant Prosecutor John J Rusinack said a warrant charging involuntary manslaughter would be asked All but one of the injured were Women Rusinack quoted Collier Gil gore as saying he saw bodies tnrmvn in all directions I thought at Airst a dozen people were killed The screaming was terrible The ear went on about 200 feet and over a curb where it stopped r and Mrs II IV ortle Cpl Jack Porter Somewhere in France In Memory of itoiers Tenth Dijtrict Iowa stale eation ot Registered nrt5 Limiibcrj and Mason City Chapter Women THE DAVS TOTAL TOTAL TO DATE L D SANTA GLAUS pic tured above is just about dance a land fling With 2 more days left in the 1944 Christmas Cheer solicita tion the cash received is within S8136 of the 51500 goal There is no doubt at all that it will go over the top in the next issue of this newspaper While all contributions will be gratefully received until noon Saturday when the campaign formally closes we wish it to be understood that we are not asking for them if it involves what may be called sacrificial giving With the money on hand and in sight the Social Welfare league is going to be to meet all the Christmas needs our commu nity Any surplus will be held in trust for a future year when the needs may be greater In the light of this situation we commend to your consideration rairefidereciur author ities Thursday morniuc by his parents here was questioned and taken to Dixon seat of Eee coun ty in which the farm home of the victims parents Mr and Sirs Wilbur Tyne is situated near Ohio III There the body of Sara Jane Tyne was found yesterday afternoon bruised and cut Norman Burton had been re leased from the county court into the custody of Mrs Tyne his sis 7 no alter his jn September ioo Ja43on a delinquency charge He had been taking care of the Tynes 4 children while the parents worked in a war plant The authorities said that alter the killing the boy rode away on his bicycle slept all night in the county park north ol here and Thursday morning went to the home ol his parents Mr and Mrs Charles Burton They had heard of the killing the sheriff said and surrendered the boy to authorities The sheriff said the boy had been arrested 3 times previously Sheriff L E Bates of Lee county said the Tynes told him that Mrs Tyiies brother young Burton who had been living at their home for a year had been left in charge of the Tynes 4 children Bates said that a butcher knife was found near the childs body as weir as a note which read I iam kill crazy Dont try to catch 1 me for youll never take me alive The sheriff related that the eld est of the children Mary Lou 7 told him she had been locked in the basement by her uncle when she came home from school at noon She broke the lock how ever and returned upstairs Her uncle had left the sheriff quoted her as saying and she discovered her 5 year old sister on the bed C0om floor her body cut and bruised She did not return to school Bates said she told him deciding to remain at home until her parents returned from work Believing her sister asleep on to the floor Mary Lou remained in the house throughout the after noon unaware of the tragedy The other children Norman 2 and Jacqueline 10 months who had been in the care ot the boy were unharmed 700 000 500 200 H 100 1JKI 200 noo SIKI l MI Continue to Batter England With Robombs London Germans con tinued to batter southern England with Vbombs Wednesday night while pressing their offensive on the western front A government announcement reported both cas ualties and damage those Salvation Army kettles on the downtown streets in Mason City For those however who wish to forward donations to this cause the address is ChrislmasCheer Fond Massed B29s Raid for 4th Day Straight Hit Mukden By LEONARD MILLEVIAN Associated Press War Editor Thursday in the 4th successive day of mass B29 raids on scattered Japanese industries asU S infantrymen shattered the last vestiges of the Yamashita defense line and drove surviving enemy soldiers the hills of western Leyte island Sweeping advances 2 Ameri can divisions on Leyte cut off the Japanese escape highway captured huge stores of supplies that would have lasted the en emy for 6 months and ran the total of Nipponese soldiers known to have been killed on the island to 43096 of Japanese no Ion eer able to put up lan or eanized defense are fleeing to ward the northwest coast Gen Douglas Mac Arthur reported The battle is rapidly drawing to an end MacArthur exulted Thursdays daylight air raid on Mukden center of Japans Man chtirian arsenal was made by a substantial force of China based B29s the war department an nounced Washington dispatches estimated as many as 60 Super forts may have been in the forma tions The Japanese controlled Hsin king radio said appropximately 30 planes struck in waves for 50 min utes at both Mukden and Dairen blindly bombing from a high al titude The broadcast claimed 4 attackers were shot down The IVIanchurian raid came on the heels ot a Chungking radio that a great American offensive would be launched against Japan and her continental industries and military installa tions Liberators clearing the way for renewed Saipanbased Superfort raids on Tokyo bombed Japanese fields on Iwo Jima for the twelfth consecutive day and pockmarked the airdrome on Marcus island A patrol plane damaged a 6000 ton freightertransport in a con voy 300 miles west of Manila in wliat may have been an aerial blow by Philippinebased planes against Nippons lifeline through the south China sea Bombers operating from newly built fields on Mindoro island in the western Philippines could pa trol the sea to the coasts of China and French IndoChina U S ground forces continued to ad vance on Mindoro without opposi tion On Ieyte the Yamashita collapsed under smashing line ad vances by the 77th division which drove 4 miles north from Valencia and the first dismounted cavalry which pushed 3 miles south from The 77th captured Libungao at the junction of the Ormoehigh way and the escape route to Pal ompon on the coast The first cav alry captured Kanango only a mile from the 77lh MacArthur announced 154 more enemy dead were counted on Leyte This runs the total esti mated Japanese casualties vir tually all killed or for the 2 months old Philippines cam paign to nearly 127000 The figure includes an estimated 30000 drowned in convoys sunk trying to reach Leyte and 35000 lost in the second naval battle of the Phil ippines GOP WILL SIEET New Xork Brown ell Jr republican national chair man Thursday announced a meet ing of GOP national committee men for Jan 22 in Indianapolis Ind Brownell said in a letter be ing sent to the committeemen that the committee is being called to authorize a vigorous progressive all yeSrround program of party activity Weather Report FORECAST Mason and continued cold Thursday night with low est temperatures Friday morn Jng at Mason City 10 below Friday increasing cloudiness teigperafures Iowa Fair and continued cold Thursday night Friday moder ating temperatures with light snow Shippers west 3 below southwest zero northeast 10 below southeast 5 below Minnesota Increasing cloudiness and warmer Thursday night with occasional light snow north and west central portions Fri day occasional light snow and warmer becoming colder north portion in afternoon Increasing winds Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 27 above Mm Wednesday night 8 below At 8 a m Thursday 8 below At 2 p m Thursday Q YEAR AGO Minimum 40 Minimum jg BRITISH TANKS ASSAULT ELAS Ultimatum From Scobie Expires in Athens Athens I British opened a tank assault against ELAS con centrations Thursday after expi ration of an ultimatum from Lt Gen R M Scobie that the insur gents stop fighting Rocketfiring fighter planes joined in the attack Sherman tanks climbed mona sterytopped Likabettus mountain and sent 75mm shells crashing into ELAS positions around Ave roff prison and the military acad emy In an ultimatumWednesday night the British general said that as of 9 a m Thursday 2 a m Central War Time any ELAS forces still holding out would be attacked with all the arms at my disposal1 A communique issued at noon made no mention of this warning but said further prisoners and weapons had been captured Jean Rallis the pronazi form er premier who escaped from the Averoff prison 2 days ago when the insurgents stormed the build ing was recaptured Wednesday night A reply was awaited from King George II in London on whether he would accept or reject a sug gestion that the nations leader ship be turned over to Archbishop Damaskinos as regent It was stated Wednesday night that Pre mier George Papandreou had ad vised the king by message to ac cept such a regency Some cabi net members however are under stood to have urged the king to oppose such a move Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Nazis Accept Hazards With All Out Push Washington UR The Ger mans in their current counter offensive have accepted the haz ard oE an allout effort which if it fails may hasten the end of the war Secretary of War Henry L Stimson said Thursday He old a news conference the German drive was designed pri marily to halt the American ad vance on the Cologne plain and the Saar basin The hazards of the counterof fensive are heightened by the fact that the German high command must also be prepared to meet the Russian winter offensive where ever it may strike he said He pointed out that the German effort came while allied armies were being steadily reinforced and supported with large move ment of supplies and while with the winter upon her Germany was being subjected to a steadily increasing and vast aerial attack Under these circumstances he said the nazi regime has not a great deal to lose and gam a few months extension of time before being called to an ac counting for the misery they have inflicted on the world I have the utmost confidence in the wisdom energy and ag gressive fighting attitude of Gou Eisenhower and his leaders WOMAN HELD IN MURDER INQUIRY Employers Body Found in Shallow Grave Los Angeles Louise Peete Judson 63 paroled mur derer jwas booked Thursday on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of her employer B Logari 60 real estate agent whose body was found Wednesday in a shallow grave in the rear ot her Pacific Palisades home Mrs Judsons husband Lee Borden Judson 67 a bank mes senger was held as a material witness Deputy Dist Atty John Barnes said Mrs Judson had admitted burying Mrs Logans body but refused to confess any further connection with her death be lieved by police to have occurred about June Mrs Judson was paroled in 1933 after sciving 19 years or a life sentence on her conviction of murdering Jacob C Denton wealthy Los Angeles mining and oil man whose body was found in the basement of his home Sept 23 1320 with a gun shot wound in the head Police Capt Thad Brown said Judson was employed as Logans housekeeper after Mrs Logan had sponsored her for parole Mrs Judson was taken into cus tQdy for questioning after the vic tims body was found buried 18 inches deep within 2 feet of the house Wednesday Walter H Lentz chief of the district attorneys bureau of in vestigation said Mrs Tuclson and Lee Bordcn Judson 67 year old Mrs Mrs bank messcnscr were married the LoKau house He said Judsn was beine questioned The district attorney said an in vestigation of Mrs Logansdisap pearance was begun when signa tures to her letters during recent months did not correspond with earlier signatures Mrs Logans widower A C Lo gan died at the Patton state in sane asylum 2 weeks ago Capl Brown said he was informed by Patton officials that a woman called the institution Wednesday gave as Mrs Logan and asked for official proof of Logans death Brown said Logans life was insured for Continue Swift Gains as Yanks Chop 9 Miles Into Base of Salient Fld Mrshal Karl von aih1fn s amor and mfantry had driven 35 miles westward into Belgium to a point about 14 miles south of the fortress of Liege o Thmsdjv disclosed at headquarters jtl formations rushed up to the north Trf Gerraan salient stopped the Germans cold Thursday n their effort to push northward and badly mauled large tank units in a heavy engagement Other American forces hurried into action along the Ger man north f lank at Monschau chopped 9 miles INTO THE iAfcii or the German salient The deepest German thrust was 14 miles west of Malmedy where tank columns cut the LiegeBastogneArlon road and reached the village of mont Field Marshal Karl von Rund stedts massive winter rush across allied lines of communication had developed into 2 deep wedges as large formations of from 5 to 6 armored divisions and 8 to 9 in fantry divisions POURED INTO A WIDE BREACH under the con cealment of fog and cloud The 2nd deep wedge had pene trated of the way across Lux embourg This drive farther south appeared directed toward Sedan scene of the 1940 breakthrough This drive carried 11 miles from the frontier town of Vianden to just cast of Wiltz 10 mites east of Bastogne and 48 miles northeast of Sedan Willz is 28 miles north of the city of Luxembourg A parallel German column was in the vicinity of Cl northeast of Wiltz These were the positions at noon Tuesday Supreme headquarters still did not permit uptothehour pin pointing of German positions and field dispatches quoted good au thority on the first army front as saying the German drive was NOT likely to be checked this week although the northernmost prong of the German attack had been stemmed First army reinforcements rushed to the scene by Lt Gen Courtney K Hodges since Satur day when the German counter offensive was unlimbered had succeeded in stopping any north ward push from the line running through the Americanheld towns of Monschau Bulgenbach Mal medy and Stavelot front line re ports said But the German drive was ie poited turning south and west of SI Vith farther south in the most potent threat American tank destroyers going into the attack in a that lim ited visibility to 50 yards fought a great engagement Thursday out side Stavelot and smashed the efforts of German armor to break through and rescue the remnants of 60 nazi tanks trapped near the embattled village Blazing round afterround the Americans destroyed 5 American Sherman tanks and a tank de stroyer that had been captured and manned by the Germans We have destroyed approxi mately 30 of their GO tanks and knocked out about 50 200 sup ply vehicles caught with them the commander thefe reported last May and had been livine at I The new German attack made Loss Caused as Blaze Guts 2 Story Des Moines Building DCS iMoincs Fire gutted a 2story brick building used by the new Monarch Machine Stamp ing company in downtown Des Moines early Thursday morning with loss estimated at approxi mately A months sup ply of production parts was de stroyed All available downtown fire equipment battled the blaze flames from which shot 150 feet into the air Additional equipment was called in from 4 outlying sta tions War contracts were held by the firm No one was in the plant at the time the fire started and no one was reported injured in the blaze The building occupied about hall a block on the 4th successive day they have attempted to rescue the Crapped tank outfit was launched less than 2 miles southeast Mal medy the funnel through which the Kaiser poured his armies to ward Liege in August 1914 At the same time other veteran Amcrictn units swung info posiIsidcrable casualties tions alone the northern flank of the salient An important success was re ported from the strengthened north wall along the German sal ient Americans who already had won back Monschau inside Germany diove 9 miles southward and cap tured Rocherath and several near by villages in an attack which cut the neck of the Germansalient down to 46 miles It had been 55 Nevertheless the German drive by Tuesday noon had proceeded westward and had reached Werbo mont 14 miles west of Malmedy and 10 miles beyond Stavelot More German parachutists were dropped Monday night this time in the area just south of Hoye mont St Vith bypassed by the Ger mans still was in the hands at the Americans up to Tuesday noon as was Echternach on the Luxem bourg border to the southeast Echternach was reported no longer completely surrounded al though the Germans had gained more ground in the Consdorfarea to the southwest Meanwhile furious fire from the Siegfried lines pillboxes thicklv overgrown by underbrush in the 6 years since their construction drove 7th army Americans out of Nieder Schlettenbach 5 miles northwest oE Wissembourg in the sector north of Strasbourg Nieder Schlettenbach entered 4 days ago is a mile and a half east of Bundenthal from which the Americans withdrew Wednesday Farther east however Lt Gen Alexander M Patchs doughboys approached Buchelberjr 3 miles north of Lauterbourg on thePala tinate border and iieared the iialfivay mark In their progress through the Biemvald forest American troops were lighting back in their greatest battle of the war administering and receiving their heaviest losses of the con flict as Von Rundstedt concen trated from 13 to 15 armored and infantry to 200000 a massive bid for a breakthrough The German high command declared its spearheads had PENETRATED the Ardennes for est and cut the 45 mile Liege Bastognehighway one of the main northsouth highways bind ing the 1st and 3rd armies Baslogne is a Belgian town 4 miles west of the Luxembourg border and 40 miles northeast ot Sedan It svasthrough the Ar dennes forest that the Germans made their great breakthrough in 1940 smashing across the Mouse at Sedan Security regulations still blacked out the names of towns which German advanced elements had reached 48 hours ago American troops suffered con DENT U S great German counteroff ensiv hammered a deep dent in the U S 1st army lines despite Sf lllflir Arf sturdy ground defense ;