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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 14, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOUL AMocteted FRM tad OoHedl Pttm rull Land Wlra Otnti MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 14 1M4 Thte Rtper o Two NO 2U GERMANS REPORT PINSK EVACUATED Yanks Move Up Along Front LEADERS STATE NAZIS RETREAT IN GOOD ORDER Americans Take Several Villages But Germans Recapture St Honorine Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force can infantry and tanks driving down the Cherbourg peninsula have advanced from 1 to 3 miles and the supreme command an nounced Friday that the whole United States army front from St Lo to the sea is on the move Headquarters said the Germans apparently were conducting an orderly withdrawal The Americans occupied sev eral important villages Advanc ing up a 10 mile Irpnt on the wes coast they closed in more tighll against the German stronghold o Lessay some elements approach ing to within a mile and a half p the town In the fighting fo strategic St Lo on the inland em the 30 mile American battle front the 1st army made progres to the south in a drive nankin the city from the east On the eastern sector of th Normandy battleground there wa little activity but it was reveale the British had lost St Honorim a mile north of Colombelles in re cent counterattacks Lt Gen Omar N Bradley American forces pushed 3 mile down the west coast of the Cher bourg peninsula to St German SurAy 3 miles northwest of Les say A few miles inland alon the highway from La Haye Puits to Lessay advanced uni approached the village of Beau vais a mile and a half from Les say Below Carentan and St Jean De Haye the American line bulged sharply southward en gulfing the villages or Tribehou Gournay and Le Hommet DArth enay Pushing through the wooded section known as the Bois De Hommet the Americans were approaching Les Champs DXos que Four of the 9 roads leading into St Lo now are under American control The drive against this most im portant of all central Normandy highway junctions advanced on the east beyond captured La Bar re De Semilly 2 miles east and slightly south At last report the Americans were only a mile and half from the town on the north Despite the widespread Ameri can pressure along the whole front there was no indication that a breakthrough had been achieved Progress was being costly short pushes lea Made to Sign Up Now n Blood Plasma Drive Here Registration of volunteer blood donors for the Cerro Gordo coun plasma drive is proceeding satisfactorily but more donors are eeded if the county is to fill uota Herman Knudson chair lan said Friday The mobile unit of the St Paul ed Cross blood donor service ill set up a miniature blood don r center Mason City at the Y I C A beginning July 24 in ockwell Aug 2 and in Clear Aug 3 and 4 WHO CAN DONATE Blood onations can be made by anyone good health between the ages 21 and 60 weighing 110 pounds r more Those between 18 and 1 may donate with the written onsent of parent or guardian onatine is painless and has no harmful after effects the body quickly restoring the blood given HOW TO DONATE Fill out the iccompanying registration blank md mail it to Red Cross head quarters in Mason City 19Ji N ederal You will be notified of he time and date of your ap lointment At the clinic your tem jerature pulse hemoglobin anc jlood pressure are checked by doctors or nurses to insure the absolute safety of your becoming a donor DONATING IS PAIN LESS A drop of local anesthetii administered and the pint o blood is taken in less than 1C The donor rests for an ither 10 minutes Then light re reshments are served and a blood lonor button is given you You may then resume your normal activities The whole procedure akes about 45 minutes WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BLOOD Your blood is shipped in ced chests to the processing lab oratory where it is made into plasma powder The army and navy have asked the civilian population of the United States for5000000 pints in 1944 which means many thou sands of donations each week The goal of the mobile unit is 200 pints each day YOUR BLOOD MAY SAVE A SOLDIERS LIFE Medical rec ords contain thousands of in stances where plasma transfu sions in an almost miraculously short length of time restored strength to dying men Because of it less than 2 per cent of Ameri can boys wounded in battle will the supply of plasma re mains DONATING BLOOD IS A DI RECT CIVILIAN CONTRIBU TION TO THE WINNING OF THE WAR SPANGLER SAYS NEW DEAL NOW MD CYNICAL 3000 Attend GOP Platform Convention Committeemen Chosen BLOOD DONOR REGISTRATION BLANK First Namt No and Street CityState Number Have You Donated Blood Before anywhere made in against strong German rear guards who fought desperately for each foot of ground while the bulk of the forces withdrew By a paradox of terrain the more the Germans withdraw in the Cherbourg peninsula the eas ier their task of defense becomes because each mile they go back they shorten the now extends about 100 miles While the Caen sector remains the same the Germans can con tinue their southward withdrawal as far as miles from their present when they reach that point their front line would be shorter by 30 miles than it is now This would allow a greater concentration of troops and make the allied task of of fense more difficult Only an advance in the Caen for the 3rd con secutive day as Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery regrouped his prevent Marshal Er HENKE NAMED ON GOP COMMITTEE Succeeds Glen Smith From 3rd District Des aioincs was the keynote of congressional dis trict caucuses which preceded the republican state platform conven tion Friday Not a single major controversy developed over the selection of district representatives on the state central committee or presi dential electors Fourteen of the 16 persons who have been on the committee were reelected The 2 who were not renamed Glen C Nashua for the 3rd eewoman Mrs J W Ballard Cedar Rapids resolutions com mittee member Floyd Philbrick Cedar Rapids presidential elector Charles Benson Elkader THIRD DISTRICT Central committeeman W G Henke Charles City central com mitteewoman Mrs Gertrude Wil harm Sumner resolutions com mittee member Ralph W Travis Waterlog presidential elector I P Earth Cresco SIXTH DISTRICT Central committeeman Willis York Madrid central committee woman Mrs Georgianna Ams den Webster City resolutions committee member Dr H P Lef ler Fort Dodge presidential elec ter Marion McCauley Lake City Des Homes E Spangler former chairman the republican national committee and now an advisor to that group declared Friday thai the new deal has grown weary and cyn ical H continues however to try to convince the country that old age should be continued in of fice Spangler said in an address prepared for the state G O P platform convention They complain that our can didates are too vigorous and too In effect they say that an old model T is better than the most modern streamlined car Approximately 3000 delegates attended the convention princi pal business of which was to adopt a state platform for the general election select members of the state central committee and name presidential electors The platform was to be adopted at the afternoon session Before the general convention session in the morning congressional dis trict caucuses were held to name i man and woman from each of the 8 districts to the state cen tral committee a presidential elector from each of the districts and members of various commit tees The state has 10 presiden tial electors Two electorsat large were to toenamed in the afternoon Spangler Governor B B Hickenlooper and Mrs Louise Miller Henely Grinnell club woman and convention keynoter were the principal speakers in the morning Sen George A Wilson and Robert D Blue the partys nominee for governor spoke in the afternoon Spangler who attended as a delegate from Cedar Rapids his home asserted that a mans age is not necessarily a criterion of his ability to do things Some men at 35 are at their ripest age and some of our great men have achieved their greatest accom plishments at 75 But when it comes to a task which is exacting in its require ments then the freshness and stamina of matured youth usual ly does the better job There is no tougher assignment in the world than the duties of the presi dent of the United States It is enough to tax the strength of the CLEAN OUT CAVES OF men use a flame thrower to clean out caves in a quarry on Saipan Charges of TNT were also used in cleaning out the caves Associated Press wirephoto Kayenay engraving if jt if 3 3f Jap Who Led Pearl Harbor Attack Is Killed on Saipan bureaushave smothered out many 1 of our rights Our modest alphabet of26 let ters has been turned twisted and strained to make new names for he hundreds of groups that over ap each other They take from us ncentives individuality they wish o take away our love of our in dependence our staunch belief in America and to engender in us a spirit of defeatism This gigantic Frankenstein has grown out ol all bounds No wonder there is o de cease calling it the new Smith of district and Mrs Stella Taylor of Sharpsburg for the 7th were not candidates Harvey M Lange of TJubuque who lias been acting as 2nd dis trict committeeman in the absence of C B Richler Waukon now in the army was given full status by his caucus State Representa tive Anthony Tepaske of Sioux Center defeated Justin Barry of Cherokee for 8th district member of the convention resolutions com mittee by a vote of 208 to 117 That was the only contest re ported in the caucuses Each district caucus selected a man and a woman for member ship on the state central commit tee They also named one elector and members of various commit tees The selections by North Iowa districts SECOND DISTRICT Central comiUeeman Harvey YANKS KNIFE INTO DEFENSES Take Village 13 Miles Southeast of Livorno Rome American troops knifed through fiercely defended German lines Thursday captured the village of Pastina 13 miles southeast of Livorno and drove on 2 miles through San due east of Livorno The thrust paced by the regimental combat team composed of American soldiers of Japanese origin followed a secondary high way midway between the Italian west coast and the Era valley and threatened to outflank enemy strongholds on both those major routes to Livorno strongest men and most vigorous of sire to deal Gov Hickenlooper told he con vention that the next 4 years must be the springtime of a new phase of free American growth They must not be the fall and descending winter of dormant po litical and economic life If it is to be the springtime then it de mands fresh young and able lead ership he added Referring to the effort and sac rifice by all to the war in which the governor said Iowa had as sumed its fair share of responsi bilities he asserted that this was We have therefore selected as i not a partisan war win Rommels defense position Lange Dubuque central commit from becoming easier A success ful attack there would again spread the German front Report Fires Raged 3 Days After Raid by B29V Against Yawata Chungking UR The Chinese central news agency said Friday that great fires burned for 3 days in the industrial zone of Yawata Japans main steel center after the American Superfortress at tack on July 7 The news agency quoting re liable information from Shanghai said the raging fires destroyed plants and buildings in Yawata after the 2nd Superfor tress bombardment of Japan The Japanese were reported evacuating civilians from Yawata and from Sasebo their 3rd largest i naval base which was bombed in the same attack our candidates young men who have the vigor and courage to ap proach and solve the stupendous problems which face our country They have what it takes Tom Dewey at 42 and John Brickcr at 51 in this battle for good govern ment can and will stand up and fight Spangler asserted that We in Iowa ask no special favors from the federal government We de sire to be free to work ouLour own destiny without undue interfer ence from an all powerful gov ernment in Washington We ob ject to the attempt to put us in a federal straightjacket and we ex pect in November to take care that those persons who want to do that very thing are forever re moved from power He rapped the democrats for what he termed excessive spend ing of public funds and accused In the next 4 years and in order to meet the needs and de mands of our nation we need the freshness and vigor of youth oC vision of hope and confidence for tomorrow Equally significant gains in hard I the administration of failing to do fighting were scored by French troops on the American right wing The embattled Frenchmen ad vanced 2 to 22 miles northward from San Donato and captured San Cimignano and the neighbor ing village of La Casette This brought them to within 17 miles the Arno river at Empoli and tended to develop a threat to the flank o fthe defenders of Poggi bonsi 5 miles east of San Cimig nano Friday the French celebrated Bastile day by continuing their assaults and mopping up isolated pockets of resistance in newly overrun territory The nazis struck back North of Fastina the enemy launched a futile counterattack Thursday night against Americans digging in on Mount Maggiore A bloody closequarter bayonet and hand grenade drove the foe back engagement Pasftna was taken late Thurs day after street fighting The Americans wiped out the German garrison its utmost to preserve peace be fore the war Instead of taking a bold stand with other leading nations to pre vent a conflict we fiddled here at home with fantastic economic the ories until the war was in the he declared Such an attitude must never again be taken by our government The opposition likes to refer to the mistakes of the republicans during the 20s Spangler contin ued Whatever mistakes we may have made and we did make mis takes we can at least say that they were peaceful years Mrs Henely declared in the key note address that during the last 12 years of democratic adminis tration We have been slowly and surelyshorn of our prize pos rights and our free They have been taken from us by new laws that no congress has made1 she continued These laws have been upheld by the 9 new men on the supreme the 9 old men are no more Nexv humiliatingctefeatat Sai pan of the led the sneak attack On Pearl Harbor added weight Friday to Nippons western Pacific reverses even as Tokyo radio betrayed in creasing concern over Guam Adm Chester W Nirnitz dis closed Thursday night in a com munique that Vice Adm Chuichi Nagumo who directed the blow which opened the Pacific war perished along with 16000 other Japanese on Saipan Nimitz in an earlier communi que announced the 9th straight day of task force attacks on the former U S outpost of Guam and Thursday night the Tokyo radio reported battleship and carrier plane blows extending these into the 10th day Tokyo said an American battle ship twice bombarded Guam Thursday and a large formation of planes attacked the island Pre sumably these were units of mighty task force 58 which the navy in Washington said is ready for continued and uninterrupted attacks Nimitz communique Thursday night gave these attacks by the same powerful fleet units which paced the invasion of Saipan in creased significance when he said The seizure ot Saipan consti lutes a major breach in the Japa nese line ol inner defenses and it is our intention to capitalize upon this breach with all means avail able In other actions capitalizing on this breach marines have overrun a Jap garrison to win a tiny jsland guarding the entrance to Saipahs fine Tanapag harbor and artillery and planes based on Saipan are neutralizing Nipponese plane and gun facilities on nearby Tinian It was learned on Saipan that July 7 west longitude U S date Vice Adm Chuichi Nagumo com mander in chief of the central Pa cific area for the Japanese im perial navy was among those who met their deaths on Saipan is land Thursday nights commu nique related The admiral thus died the day before Saipan was completely conquered and the day after thou Headquarters announced the sands of Japs were slain in a sui loody checkins of a Japanese as counterattack on Tanapag Caught DriRgs Idaho Fishe missed gasoline periodically froi a drum in which it was stored S he drained out most of it dilutin the rest with water Some Urn later 3 cars stalledon the roa leading from the ranchand their youthful occupants arrested with their carbureters down SOVIET TROOPS REACH GRODNO NAZIS DECLARE Hitlerites Also Admit Withdrawal of Forces in Area West of Luck BULLETIN London troops captured Pinsk by storm Friday Marshal Josef Stalin announced Friday night in an order of the day BULLETIN New York Friday quoted a German underground radioxstation as reporting that Russian armies entered Rozanka in East Prussia at noon European time Such a town is not shown i available gazeteers which owever list a Rozanka In old Po a n d on the Bur river 35 miles and on the Bug rver 35 miles outh of Brest Litovsk London IP The nazi Trans cean agency said Friday that Pinsk has been evacuated The German communique also announced a withdrawal in the old Polish sector west of Luck uggesting a widening the front below Kowel Luck lies 110 niles south southwest of Pinsk 210 miles southeast o Warsaw and 55 miles cast of the Bug river The communique asserted that the trapped Wilno garrison had ought its way out of the city of 207750 Marshal Stalin announced the capture of Wilno Thursday night saying 8000 Germans had been killed and 5000 others herded eastward toward prison cages FORMER IOWAN DIES Miami Fla Wil son Smith 64 New York stage actor and a native of Ft Madison Iowa died Thursday He began his career 40 years ago and played in such productions as Porgy Rain The Copper head and the movie Whistling in Brooklyn Surviving are his widow a daughter and a son Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Friday night and Saturday Not much change in temperature Iowa Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday with scattered thundershowers in north por tion Sunday fair and cooler Minnesota scattered Partly cloudy with thundershowers Fri JAPS TRY TO BREAK TRAP 1st Efforts Fail But New Attack Is Expected Advanced Allied Headquarters New Guinea hungry determined vanguards of of 45000 trapped Japanese troops in British Now Guinea were smashed with heavy losses in a preliminary at tempt fo break allied encircle ment but a wellplanned Nippon ese offensive appeared imminent Friday day night and east portion Sat urday cooler extreme north west portion Friday night and west and north central portions Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 84 Minimum Thursday night 59 At 8 a m Friday OS YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitatioj 92 SB 88 Would Open Way to East Prussia London UR Berlin reported Friday that the red army had broken into Grodno vital hedgehog defense bastion on the approaches of East Prussia whose 1939 border lies 20 miles due north The fall of Grodno would open the way for a 45mile soviet push straight westward to the soil of prewar The nazi Transoccan news agency also reported strong Rus sian tank and infantry attacks north Grodno The tip of the Suwalki triangle annexed to East Prussia by AdolE Hitler in 1939 is 20 miles due north of Grodno Ernst von Hammer Berlin mili tary commentator said the Rus sians broke into Grodno twice and were thrown back He added that the Soviets were exerting extreme pressure on German detaching movements near like ly hint that the loss of the key stronghold was expected The fall of Pinsk indicated Marshal Konstantin K Hokossov skys White Russian army had completed the conquest of the Pripet swampland and was set for a push 100 miles west against Brest Litovsk Two other columns already were moving against the cily from some 58 miles to the northeast and 97 miles to the southeast Germanys admissions of grave reverses on the eastern front in dicated the defenses of central Poland and the Labtics were fall ing apart under the impact of the mightiest Russian offensive of the war and that the nazis were pre bloody checking i sault in force Wednesday at dawn igainst allied outposts 21 miles east of Aitape The conflict on a jun jlechokcd battleground produced some of the most savage iighting of the entire New Guinea cam paign The of the bypassed 18th imperial drove westward at the allied lines which had cut them off since the April 29 leapfrog capture of Aitape They hit strong outposts heav ily supported by artillery The full range oE allied ground fire flashed at them while aircraft sowed 53 tons of explosives among Nippon ese concentrations A headquarters spokesman said the attackers were checked after On the same day July one Rear Admiral Yano lost his life the communique added Vice Admiral Nagumo was in command of the Japanese forces which attacked Pearl Harbor on Dec 7 1941 and was in command of the Japanese carrier task force that was destroyed in the battle of Midway Prior to his present duty he was commandant of the Sasebo naval base on Japan recently raided by B29s It is now clear that Saipan is land was built up by the Japanese as the principal fortress guarding the southern approaches to Japan and as a major supply base for Japans temporary holdings in the South Seas areas The growing attacks on Guam first U S territory to fall into CZECHOSLOVAKIA Vicnno HUNGARY severe fighting and fragmentary j enemy hands have lasted longc battlefront reports made no menI than those which preceded the in lion of a breakthrough I vision of Saipan REDS LAUNCH NEW to latest reports the Russians stabbing deeper into Lithuania have launched heavy attacks on a broad front in the Utena area with the aim of breaking through to the vail junction of Dvinsk ;