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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 2, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT OF A THE NEWSfAKR THAT MAKES AU NOftTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Cnite a Copy MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 1 NO REDS QUICKLY CLOSE IN ON MINSK British Smash Attacks by Nazi Tanks at Caen ROMMEL SEEKS QUICK DECISION IN PANZER USE te Commits Armor to Local Drives Rather Than Big Counter Move By WES GALLAGHER Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force The British second army stood firm on its Odon river salient in the seeth ing battle for Caen Saturday hav ing repulsed lurious attacks by elements of 7 Panzer divisions Thirty more German tanks were reduced to shattered hulks of steel bringing the total destroyed by the British alone since DDay to 142 and the total destroyed or disabled to 322 If the German armored units which Field Marshal Erwin Rom mel has thrown into the fight were up to strength they would repre sent about 2040 tanks and self propelled guns Some of the units have been brought from Russia American forces in local attack hi the central sector of the bridge head drove to within two find oni half mile Lo reaching th villages of la Forgeon the main and Le Caril lori due north of the city f Indications were seen here Sat Rommel himself ha laken personal command of th bridgeheadfront particularly aft er the death of Col Gen Fiiedric Dojlmann commander of the Ger which Berlin ah aounced Fridky It was apparenttoo that Rom mel was trying to use his Panzers as he did in the Libyan desert to force quick violent decisions But thus far British pressure in the Odon river salient was so great that Rommel had been un abie to mount one large scale counterattack bnt had been com mitting his divisions in local at tacks quickly as they reach the scene of action Rommel still had a sizable re serve of tanks which he has not used in the which he could use any moment Allied troops are stretching their positions on both banks of the Odon river said allied com munique No Saturday All enemy attempts to break through were frustrated in the CaenEv recy sector There is nothing to report on the rest of the front The RAF Friday sent big Lan casters and Halifaxes usually used for night bombing on one of their few daylight tactical mis sions the bombing of Rommels reserves armor More than 25C of these heavy bombers dropped 1000 tons of bombs at p m on a concentration of German tanks at VillersBocmge A check of the battlefield re vealed that the Germans suffered heavy casualties In Jheir violent ciaterattack to the river Odon Z Bichts attack was re peBed in 4 Hours of bitter fighting by a Brittsfcdivision which never had beem Ui action before Friday attacked vi ciously 3 times at the salien across the Odon supreme head quarters said but was unable to disrupt reorganization of his strik ing force by Lt Gen Miles ChTistopheiDempsey commander of the British 2nd army The grim determination of th German high command to block the allied advances was seen in the fact that despite their serious defeats on the Russian front they have been withdrawing division from the eastern front and send ing them to France Dempsey announced at the fron Friday night that his men had captured German prisoners wh only recently had arrived from the fight ig in Russia He assertei he was completely confident a the situation stands now The en emy has had a crack As usual th Hun has reacted very quickly am violently He is now rushing re inforcemsnts into the battle W are fully ready Rommel was uring his bcs tanks panthers and tigers in th assault on the Caen sector Saturday there was a temper ary lull in the fighting as bof I sides regrouped their forces fo a big effort Mil Gen Joseph Law ton Col of the 7th U S continued his stead of the Cap De on the northwest ti Cherbmrrg peninsula the tot center of German resistance The fall of Fort Querquevill removed the last heavy gun men THROWING the nazis into deadly peril British tanks and infantry backed by Canadian gunners are forcing the Ger mans into probably the greatest armored battle ever fought in Western Europe in an effort to capture the prized inland port of Caen Crossing of the Odon river has been accomplished by British troops in several places ace to Cherbourg harbor It was learned that some of the batteries of this fort put up a tremendous fight before being overwhelmed by air bombardment ard land and sea shelling As yet there was no full report on the condition of Cherbourg harbor Minesweepers were the first ships into the port which had been heavily mined As heavy air support of the land operations was continued it was estimated by the air forces that their attacks had cut ninetenths of allfail transport into the battle aicL ifruiricv rImasttyeyfiuos he Germans bring up is forced o move at night by road Japs Driving North From Canton Area Chungking Japanese have launched their longex pected northward drive from the Canton area in an effort to join their forces pushing southward alongthe HankowCanton rail way The Chinese high comman said the Japanese began a gener al northward advance on June 21 and that heavy fightine was go ing on as the invaders stabbed with their forces fighting south ward of encircled Hengyang 25C miles to the north Linking of the 2 forces woul throw a band across free Chin giving the enemy virtual contro of a 1000mile inland communi cation route from Peiping ii North China and seal off poten fial landing sites for America troops on the Chinese seaboard The strategy also evidently wa aimed at neutralizing already es tablished American air bases J China At Hengyang fighting alread was going on inside the strategi railway junction American planes bombed railway station inside the encii cled Hunon city a 14th U S Al force communique said Saturda A communique from Lt Gen Joseph W StUwells headquartei said the Liberators made the ai tack during a sea sweep Thursda night and damaged installations but gave no details MRS HANLEY OF MUSGATINE DIES Mother of Lieutenant Governor in N Y Was 92 Muscatinc Mrs Kate thodes Hanley 92 mother of Lt Gov Joe R Hanley of New York tate died Friday night at her 10me here after an extended ill Formosa may be figurin prominently in Japanese opera tions around Saipan under attac YANKS BATTER THROUGH STIFF UNE IN SAIPAN Gain in Most Bloody Campaign Yet Staged in Pacific Section U S Pacific Fleet Headquarters arl Harbor American orces punched through intensi iedJapanese resistance Saturday m Saipan island already the Pa ific wars bloodiest battlefield v i t h 9752 American dead voundcd and missing Adm Chester W Nimitz an nounced Friday that casualties for he first two weeks were Dead 1471 wounded 7400 missing 878 Japanese losses were severa imes bodies have 3een the defender were fighting with increased ten acity New gains were reported in til center of the battle line and on the eastern flank as American forces pushed through extreme difficult Terrain From Saipans DDay June 14 through last Wednesday Amen can lossesfar exceeded the bitte Tarawa fight or the 6 months Guadalcanal campaign The marine assault force as 3 Tarawa bore the heaviest loss o killed in action 6377 wounded 827 missing The army toll 185 dead 102 wounded 51 missing now the costlies victory in marine corps claimed 1026 dead and 255 wounded Guadalcanal totalle 3767 In addition to the Japanese bodies found in Saipans batt areas many hundreds ot dead wounded were carried away by withdrawing troops Tberefores Admiral Nimitz said no accurate CHERBOURG CHIEFS of the German forces which capitu lated to the allied invasion drive at the French port of Cherbourg stand with their con queror after giving up the fight Left to right are Lt Gen Carl Wilhelm von Sehlieben German garrison commander Maj J L Collins of the U S 7th corps and German Ad miral Hennecke chief of the ports defense This original photo was made by Peter J Carroll Associated Press photographer Associated Press wirephoto Kayenay engrav ing anas Following the clash with U S task force 58 on June 19 in which the Japanese lost 6 ships sunk and 9 damaged the Japa nese fleet fled to waters between Formosa and the Philippfnes The body is at a local funeral Faul V home where services will be held at 2 p m Sunday Burial will be at Muscatine Mrs Hanley was born at Chi cago June 5 1852 and had made home at Davenport before coming to Muscatine 66 years ago he was married to John H Han ey May28 1870 at Freeport 111 Her husband preceded her in death Surviving are 2 sons Joe R flanley of New York and C P rlanley of Muscatine one brother John Rhodes of Santa Ana Ca and a sister Mrs William Miller ol National City Cal Powers Leaving Camp Dodge for Assignment at Fort Leonard Wood Des Moines Col Orson B Powers who is relinquishing his command at Camp Dodge was to leave Saturday or Sunday on an unannounced 30day assignment at Fort Leonard Wood Mo Mai succeeds him here the colonel who had been first or second in command of the camp since 1941 asserted Although Im a Minnesotan by birth I always will be able to raise my right arm during the tall corn song and feel very much at home estimate was jJosvblr of iciosseSiv r i The Americans fought to a new position near the small mountain own of Charan Danshii on the eastern edge of the ridge bisec ing the island This provided a lominating position over Japa neseheld Terrain Front dispatches reported the campaigns bitterest fighting iround the southern slope of Mt Tapotchaii commanding peak in he islands center Bypassed Nip ponese cave positions were being reduced gradually U S patrols continued lo probe turned Garapan the islands cap ital The town was still under naval and artillery bombardment The showdown battle for Saipan may erupt above Garapan Northward of Garapan carrier planes and warships hammered Japanese strong points in the Tan apag harbor district Aerial and surface bombard ment also hit nearby Tinian island Carrier planes struck at Rota farther south in the Mar ianas Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Report Nazis Declared Florence Open City London Oslo radio in Norway said Saturday the Ger mans had declared Florence an open city so that its museums anc art treasures would not be en dangered Florence is a little more than 30 miles from the battlelincs in Italy COUNT INTENDS TO KEEP SON Woolworth Heiress Is Mapping Court Battle Hollywood deadline for Count Kurt HaugwitzRevent low to turn his 9 year old son over ko his mother Barbara Hutton for the next 6 months came and passed Saturday as the natty no bleman notified the Woolworth heiress that if she wanted the boy she could sue in Canadian courts This the frustrated excountess novMrs Cary Grant was pre pared io do Backed by moral sapporl udios for whom her handsome usband and the legal upport a staff including the est legal talent in southern Cali ornia she said she was bound to ee her sons custody agreement omplied with The count somewhere in Can da and speaking through his ttorney said the same thing but meant something different The British custody decree gives liss Hutton care of the child or 6 months of the year and her urn came Saturday That was vhat she meant It also gives the ount the right to direct Lances ringing and welfare That was vhat he meant He maintained he was acting n the childs interest to remove lim from the influence of his mother whom he recently charged vith neglecting the boys educa ion health and her own language n his presence The charges were dropped Fri day however when the count ook the boy to Canada on the eve Bergen Gets Medal From Swedish King Hollywood Ed gar Bergen Saturday wore the medal of the Order of Vasa First Class awarded by King Gustav V of Sweden for furthering Scandi navianAmerican relations It was presented by C E Wallerstede Swedish consul at Sah Francisco He has ordered a miniature medal for Charlie McCarthy Liberators from the southwest Pacific raided Yap island for the sixth time in 10 days Eight of 29 intercepting zeros were shot down and 63 tons of bombs unloaded MISTAKE COSTS S165 Chicago A ride on the wrong streetcar was a S165 mis take for George Lambesio When his trolley turned off Madison street too soon he got off nmi started back to catch another Three holdup men met him as he walked to get the right car and robbed him of S1B5 BRITAINS SCORPION is the British flai tank dubbed the Scorpion which is now being used against the nazis in Normandy Equipped with chains which beat the ground the new tank is Capable of clearing mine fields for foot soldiers Waterloo Man Pushed Into Cedar River by Streetcar Drowns Waterloo Frank 60 ear old employe of the Water oo park commission drowned rid ay as the result of an un sual accident He walked into le way of a street car slipped nd the car pushed him into a cut the Cedar river Britain Recalls Its livoy to Argentina London British gov rnnhent Saturday recalled its am assador to Argentina Sir David Celly for consultationsvThe ac ion paralleled the United States ecall of Ambassador Norman Ar mour for a report of the deadline Miss Huttons legal battery in cluding SpellBinder Jerry Gies er professed deep shock at the Examiner for State Banking Department is Killed in Crash DCS Jloiiics J Ru vane 67 credit union examiner for the state banking department was killed Friday night in an au Lomobile accident near Mingo State Patrolman Mike Wilson said Ruvanes car struck a truck parked on the highway withou warning flares Wilson said the driver of the truck was Owen Luana of Alinneapolis Minn Lu ana was held in the Jasper coun ty jail at Newton on charges o parking on the highway withou displaying flares and with having no chauffeurs license Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy am Saturday night and Sunday with scattered thunder showers Fresh winds Iowa Partly cloudy Saturdaj night and Sunday widely scat tered thundershowers Sunday warmer in the east portion Sat urday night and Sunday Minnesota Partly cloudy Satur day night and Sunday widel scattered thundershowers Sun day warmer northeast and ex treme southeast portions Satur day night continued warm Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 80 Minimum Friday night 57 At 8 a m Saturday 65 YEAR AGO Maximum 68 Minimum so jermans in Finland Cilled in Accident London German news agency Transocean announced in a Jerlin broadcast Saturday that Gen Eduard Dietl German com mander in Finland was killed in an accident It gave no details FAIL IN COUNTER DRIVE IN ITALY Nazi Tanks Beaten Off as Allies Continue Gain Rome army infantr beat off German tank countcrat tacks in the outskirts of Cecin Friday and continued to driv along the Italian western coast i the direction of Livorno Leg horn and Pisa while the French gained another mile on the road to Siena 31 miles below Florence allied headquarters said Saturday In the Adriatif rector the ejiemy has withdrawnfrom tiie Chienti river and the eighth army has crossed the stream in several places The Germans were falling back to the Musone river only 10 miles south of the liif port city of Ancona Around Cecina where the enemy hnd broken contact previously and started to flee close pursuit by the fifth army caused the Ger mans to attempt a counterattack Friday night This was repulsed and the doughboys moved into the southern outskirts of the town Friday afternoon while others pushed across the Cecina river some 3 miles northeast of the town and drove on northward By late afternoon the Americans were in contact with the enemy on the south bank of the Cecina river on the coast meeting Mortar and GESTAPO TRIES TO PUT ORDER IN NAZI FORCE Demoralized Germans Retreat to Hitlers Important East Bastion BULLETIN London relentless ad vance of Gen Ivan Cherniakhov skys 3rd Russian army streamed Saturday night across the Bere rivcr on a 68mile front to ake in storm the important nazi tronghold ot Bbrisov 45 miles orthwest of Minsk gateway to he heart of Poland By EDDIE GILMORE Moscow dispatches aid Saturday that remnants demoralized German army are jduring into Minsk now out lanked from the northwest and hat the roar of battle is echoing hrough the citys outskirts Storm troopers and the gestapo vcre reported trying to create some kind of order out of the battered frightened nazi legions defending the capital of White Russia now Hitlers most im portant bastion on his eastern rout Three soviet armies converged rapidly upon Minsk from the northeast east and southeast Gen Ivan Cherniakhovskys 3rd army streamed through the thick forests northeast of the city over numerous bridges now stretched across the Berezina river The army paper Red Star re vealed that the main crossing was made over a bridge which guer rillas held in a pitched battle un til red army troops arrived The Red Star dispatch said soviet cavalry moved through the forests north oC Minsk andout flanked the city from the north j wes i Correspondents dreds Germans surrendering before they reached the city The red army was represented as having some difficulty in mov ing up for a direct blow upon Minsk because of the large num ber of captives crowding the roads Of fighting in the city of Bor isov main railway center north east oC Minsk and the nazis big gest defense point before the city Heel Star Correspondent Yakof Milclzky said one street after another is being captured It appeared that before the end of the day Marshal Rokossov skys first army and Gen George Zakharovs 2nd army would join SKYBUS IS DEVELOPED Santa Monica Cal velopment of a highwing twin engine feederline skybus able to get in and out ol small airports was announced Saturday by Douglns Aircraft company The postwar plane will have a 600 mile operating range with a 300 gallon fuel capacity and will car ry 24 passengers and cargo small arms fire The important port Livorno was 17 miles ahead Guardistallo f miles cost ot Ce cina and Casale a miles south east were taken in the newest ad ance The French closed in to a paint only 6 miles south of Siena and captured a number of towns and villages in the rough area between the west coast and Lake Trasi meno including Buonconvcnto ami San Giovanni which first was by passed and then was the scene of a bitter fight An American armored column drilled through minefields and curtains of enemy tire to seize the villages of Montecerboli Monte castclli and San Dalmazio all in an area 20 lo 25 miles cast of Ce Buy War Savings Bonds and Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy carrier boy Judge Finds Babys Birth Not Violation of OP A Regulation Indianapolis parents of 8 month old Hugh Teal Jr won a victory over their landlord Saturday in a judgesdecision that the baby is not a nuisance and that his birth was not a violation of OPA regulations The landlord had sought to evict the family on the grounds that the babys birth had broken a 9 year old agreement that the Teals would bring no children into the building The case set a precedent for evictions on the grounds that children are nuisances and vio late office of price administration rent regulations During daylong testimony Fri day Baby exemplary Teals behavior was He lay on a pillow on a courtroom bench playing with his toes happily oblivious to the litigation his arrival had caused He was anything but a nuisance while in court Superior Court Judge Walter Pritchard took notice of the fun damental issue affecting thou sands of wives of servicemen and war workers in Indianapolis and overruled the claim that the Teals had violated sny agree ment by having a baby Should tliey be put out of their home just because they have a Jooge asked This courtdoes not believe this policy should be followed here and this court will not permit such tac tics An attorney for Mrs Frances M Davis the landlady and moth er of a 4 year old child con tended that the Teals violated OPA regulations by living in their apartment after the arriva of the baby but the attorney wa silenced by the judge Read these regulations anc show me where the birth of a baby is a violation of any OP rule or regulation Pritchard de manded The attorney couldnt Th baby just gurgled contentedly Cherninkhovskys 3rd army be fore the gates of Minsk There was every sign that the Germans were trying to hold Minsk and there was the possibil ity that the high command with the aid of the gestapo and storm troopers may create enough order to stand behind the long prepared sncl excellently built defenses Details poured into Moscow of he success of the red armys 2 wide arms that have stretched out over a 200mile front from north and south of Minsk from the river ivina to the river Tripyat Red Stars major Gregory Bor sov reported soviet units in the district west and south vest of captured Dismi where Jen Ivan Bagramians troops ap icared headed toward Riga and Lithuania and numerous German ommunicalioris into the Baltic tales Nazi resistance seemed stronger ind better organized in this area Correspondents told ot 15 violent ounlcraltacks by defenders ot olotsk which is hopelessly outflanked In the deep south While Russian ront the Germans seeking to the shattered approaches to Jaranovvicze Baranovichi and nsk introduced fresh reserves rom deep in the rear but Red Star Correspondent Peter Troyan ovsky said they were hurled back The Russians have cut the Slutsk Minsk highway which runs from Minsk southward through the val ley of the Sluch river into the heart of the Pinsk marshes Here just north of the Finsk marshes the red army is astride Z main cast highways toward War saw Bobruisk and BrestLitovsk and the GomelFlnsk highroad The highways arc 50 miles apart with soviet forces controlling the territory between A special announcement Friday detailing the destruction of the German forces said the first While Russian army fighting for Bo bruisk had killed 50000 and cap tured 23680 and the second White Russian army which took Mogilev killed 30000 and captured 3250 Coupled with figures announced previously for the third White Russianand first Baltic armies the nazi dead alone in the weeks fighting amounted to 132000 ;