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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME DCPAftTUCNT OF HISTORY AND DCS KOINES COUP THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS fnm UnitedFMi MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 21 1944 TO ftpv at Two EexUouSwUoa On MO Z4T NAZIS CLAIM REVOLT CRUSHED Sidelights on Convention of Democrats By W EAKL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Cbicaeo In the noisy demon stration which followed on Sen Alben W Barkleys nomination speech foxPresident Roosevelt Thursday afternoon two states were conspicuously absent as the bannerbedecked line oE packed humanity inched its way around the delegation section These were Mississippi and Virginia Both of these states in the fall election doubtless will be in the democratic column But enthus iasm for the new deal particu larly as it relates to Nesro citi zenship will be at an irreducible minimum It was nonexistent in Thursdays demonstration Texas had one banner in the line of march while the othe was kept in its standard in th delegate section rather ample guard it should be added The one in the parade was car ried by the set of delegates which broke away from the regular state convention and announced un qualifiedly for a 4th term The one in its standard on the floor was the property of the socalled Texas regular democrats preceding any Incidentally this Texas situajn the Pacific tion has provided the convention with one of its most enlivening angles When 2 delegations repre sent a state in a republican con vention the split almost always is over the racial issue But this split was in the ranks of white democrats over the question of new dealism and oldline democ racy It goes without saying of course that the new deal delega tion has been all ont for Henry Wallace Although Sen JBarkley is ap proaching 70aridtherefore classi fiable as a tired old man under new republican standards it was notable that in his nominating speech for the man he assailed in Washington only a few weeks ago for his veto of the tax bill had a goodly amount of the oldtime fire and vigor he has displayed at numerous other national con ventions In seconding the nomination of Franklin D Roosevelt Henry Wallace took particular pains to have it known that he was speaking in his capacity as chair man of the at the as vice president When he took the platform as on the previous evening when he took his place in the Iowa sec tion he was enthusiastically ac claimed But the votes represent ed by the state banners hoistec j for him it was noted would not be sufficient to insure his nom ination Land on Guam BEACHHEADSON ISLAND FIRMLY IN S HANDS Assaults Are Made After Record Shelling Bitter Fighting Faced U S Pacific Fleet Headquar ters Pearl Harbor IP Assault troops swept ashore on Guam Thursday morning and estab lished beachheads in the first re conquest of an American naval base captured by the Japanese Adm Chester W Nimitz re ported in a communique that ene my defenses on Guam are being heavily bombed and shelled at close ranger thus continuing to at least the 17th successive day the longest heaviest bombardment yet preceding any landings anyv JAPAN 10001 Pacific Ocean MARCUS MIDWAY HAWAIIAN ISLANDS JOHNSTON TINUN ENIWETOX JiUK APE CAROLINE ISLANDS SOLOMON 1SJAIUIT V GILBERT IS EQUA10R NEW PHOENIX is fLLICElS RUSSIANS SEIZE STRANGLE GRIP ON BALTIC LINE Fate of Lwow Sealed by Red Forces Massive Blow Struck in Poland L BULLETIN London UP Reports from Moscow said Friday night that explosions could be heard from the great rail center of Lwow suggesting that the Germans were engaged in demolition preparatory to retreat Last midnight the Russians said they were within 5 miles of the old Polish city Moscow ff The red army seized a deadly stranglehold on the Germans Baltic front deep iside Lithuania Friday hurled a Wallace Breaks Into Strongholds of Big City Democrat Vote Chicago Stadium A Wallace broke into the strong holds of the bigcity vote Friday by capturing the support of about 20 of New Yorks 9C votes in a furious battle in the bulk of the Empire states votes GUAM American invasion in the Pa cific was disclosed Friday to be on Guam in the Mariana islands shown by arrow on the above map massive blow toward Polands martyred capital of Warsaw and ealed the fate of the nazi strong lold of Lwow The Japanese pouring 8000 troops ashore against 200 marines seized Guam Dec 10 1941 east longitude time Guam landings followed by More Iowa Demo Chairman 0 nnn Says He Was Pushed Around Pouring across the transLith I as they had hoped uanian railway soviet forces cap At the same time a Massachu ured the junction of Skopishki I setts caucus gave 12 votes each to 50 miles west of Daugavpils Wallace and Truman pledging S5 miles southeast of 514 to senate majority leader he Latvian port of Riga and 165 Barkley of Kentucky The re By Staff Representative Move Iowa democratic chairman and head of the WallaceforVice President campaign was hopping mad Friday morn ig pushed around by the convention to utilize all major bases in the Marianas Guam it is believed is as strongly garrisoned as Saipan where the Japanese had at least 20000 troops The marines and soldiers undoubtedly face as bit ter desperate and bloody a fight there because the terrain is sim ilar A fleet spokesman reported All landings were effected in alt areas as programmed indicating tat initial resistance possibly as not as strong as at Saipan many marines died on the leaches The steady daily bombardment vhich established a record ton age apparently knocked out many Japanese shore defenses nd drove the enemy from thc reaches The number of ground forces anded was not reported but it s reasonable to assume the opera ions there were comparable to Saipan where the 2nd and 4th marine divisions and the 7th army division required 25 days to seize he island Guam with nearly 625 square It was quite evident that th Florida woman who placed Vir ginia Sen Harry Flood Byrd in nomination for the presidenc was perpetrating a surprise on th convention Sen Byrd himself I reported not to have known abou it in advance While the crowd was quite tol erant as a whole there was som booing as she came to the micro phone Only 4 state banners wei v a i s e d Mississippi Louisian Virginia and Texas Arid o course the one fforh Texas repre sented only the socalled regu lar delegation More seeking 950 tickets for Wallace backers vhct wanted to attend Fridays nominating ses sion including many lowans who have come into town Friday was still with a half hour before convention time Meanwhile the Wallace head quarters were jammed with peo ple waitingfor the ducats More said that he was advised tentatively that there would be no more tickets because of Thursday nights demonstration The lowan predicts 400 or more Wallace votes on the first ballot and said the vice presidents chances are brighter Friday mbrn ng than at any previous time Other observers however are predicting a victory for Senator Truman on an early ballot Tru man is thc candidate wanted by the bosses Wallace backers main tain promised to Sen Harry S Truman of Missouri for the democratic vice presidential nomination With delegates elbowing their way into this stadium for the climactic and possibly last ses sion of a meeting in which they nominated President Roosevelt Thursday night and heard him ac cept by radio the vice president showed unexpected strength in a downtown caucus of the New York group At that conference the forces of Edward J Flynn national committeeman who is backing Truman delivered the support of about 76 of the delegates to the Missourian They were unable however to make it unanimous miles east of Memel mainder of the states 36 were not More also declared that should the Wallace followers be denied tickets there will be a greater NAZIS IN HILLS SHELL LiyORNO Allies Probe Defenses North of Arno River Rome German guns in the hills behind Pisa lobbed a harassing fire into the stricken city of Livorno Friday while 5th army patrols probed into enemy defense lines north of the Arno iver for the first time Allied headquarters announced hat American units still were incling and exterminating poc cets of enemy resistance on the south side of the river Thurs day described as one of the quiet est days experienced by the 5Ui irmy since the offensive began May 11 Warsaw a little more than 100 recorded miles from the red army vanj The vice president Mr Koose guard was the objective of conveils first choice for his running certed attacks west of the nazis mate previously had come out broken Bur river line defenses 1 ahead in a split of the Ohio dele The nazi garrison at Lwow was Ration which gave him 21 of its doomed with the Russians 5 1 52 votes and assigned 9 for Tru miles away in the suburb of Doroman shev It faced the same kind of The 0 the 3 states disaster that overtook more than boostetl Wallaces pledged and 4 German divisions encircled votes to with 2 shed the audience to give every speaker a courteous hearing Nominating Truman Senator Bennett Champ Clark of Missouri said his colleague had done more to help win the war than any civilian except the president ad ding president of the United States himself has written a lettei in which he said he would be vcr glad to run with Harry Truman and believes that he will add rea strength to the ticket Gov Lester C Hunt of Wyom ing nominated the senior senatoi from his state OMahoney The vice presidency demand young and vigorous leadership Hunt declared The nation know enator OMahoney for his integ ity his ability his constant fail ness Seconding the nomination o Truman Martin V Coffee of Ohio leclared the Missouri senator had aved the lives of thousands of American fighting men through the watchdoe activities of his sen ate committee investigating war earlier in the week at Brody 5o Irom New York and lifted miles northeast where they are 1 Truman to 171 counting 76 in now being annihilated New York For nomination 58 HITLER ORDERS BLOOD BATH TO ENDOPPOSITION Himmler Vested WitK Command of Armed Forces in Germany BULLETIN Stockholm UR A traveler rom Berlin said 011 his arrival n Malmo Friday that he had heard that many hundreds of Germanys best officers had been executed in an attempt to put down unrest and disorders BULLETIN London German Trans ocean news aucncy propaganda broadcast said Friday that cer tain precautionary measures were taken Thursday night in the cen ter of Berlin BULLETIN Stockholm newspaper Aftonbladet Quoted an uncon firmed report from a private source Friday saying SS units arc marching to Berlin to main lain order The newspaper often las taken a pronaii line The luckless garrisons resist are required Rhode Island adde ance failed to check the pace of 10 to Truman soon thereafter the 1st Ukranian front offensive Meanwhile Senator John Bank which engulfed the rail junction head of Alabama swung up as of Rawa Ruska 30 miles north new threat from the couth With Lwow and over 300 Alabamas 24 promised to him on settlements new threat from the south With For 60 miles along the Bug river sissippis 20 at a caucus Friday from captured Opalin to Sokal the Texas regulars decided to give red nrmy scored new gains him the first ballot which Acutely endangered by the brought his potential total on that When the republicans met here last month the role oE glamor girl Jell to Clare Booth Luce Connecti cut representative in congress The democrats have had at least 3 candidates for this Do rothy Vcedenburg of Alabama national secretary of the demo cratic committee who has appeared before the convention pike sev eral times to read routine nouncements Helen Gahagan Douglas wife of Movie Star Mel vyn Douglas and something of a flicker tsar in her own right and Gloria Stuart also a Hollywood cutie just a little past her oohm phiest miles of treeandbrush studded mountains offers the Japanese a greater defense area with the prospect of more fighting as bitter as Saipan and creates the task ol having to dig the enemy out o caves and crevices when lighting reaches the mountains Rear Adm Richard L ConoHy who commanded the amphibious force at Sicily and Salerno and directed the conquest of Roi and Namur in the northern Kwaja lein atoll is directing the bious operations against Guam He is rated one of the ablest and shrevdest naval officers in the Pacific He was awarded the distinguished service medal for his Marshall islands operations Maj Gen Roy S Geiger U S marine corps as commander of the 3rd amphibious corps is com manding all expeditionary troops Geiger landed marines on Guad alcanal and Bougainville Fifth fleet operations remained under command of Adm Ray mond A Spruance who has had the same command in the Gil berts Marshalls and at Saipan Vice Adm Marc A Milschers demonstration than T h u rs d a y night if they want to avoid trou ble they had better give us the tickets Thursday nights demonstration failed to stampede the convention for Wallace as it obviously was intended but it definitely was the biggest and best planned yet It political action in action as the show was part of CIO labors attempt to push Wallace through Banners cropped up everywhere chiefly in the aisles and bakonie and in the hands of nondelegatcs How all these people gained ad mission is not admitted but Jake More assumes that the tickets came from Mayor Kelly without him knowing what was brewing Soon after the convention man agers succeeded in adjourning the session workmen were busy in the stadium basement nailing together Roosevelt and Lucas and Roose velt and Truman banners So Fridays session was sure of be advance were the German test to 66K fortresses at Brest Litovsk and Qhio split wide giving 3 votes Lublin on the eastward ap to Paul V McNutt 2 to Senator proaches to Warsaw Naii rear Alben W Barkley of Kentucky 2 to Speaker Sam Rayburn of guards in the railroad town of Korbee Kobryn 27 miles north Texas and 1 to Gov Robert S east of Brest Litovsk have been Ken Oklahoma liquidated and at other points the I othel onio votes were un red army troops are about 10 committed productiou At that point Chairman aJck son attempted to clear hundreds of visitors out the blocks of seats reserved for alternates but few moved The Wallace nomination next and the galleries let go with the noisiest roar of the day Pleading for renomination of th touslehaired vice president Rich ard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge Iowa said The democratic party alreadyhas given to the nation a vice president who has made of the vice presidency whnt our founding fathers must have had in mind when that office was inaugu assistant lo the presi dent a partner in fact Mitchell also reminded the dele gates that Mr Roosevelt had writ ten If I were a delegate to this convention 1 would vote for Hen ry A Wallace Jackson tried vainly to restore order when tlie vice presidents London UR Adolf Hitler opened the floodgates on a nazl lood bath Friday in reprisal for an abortive revolt which threat ened to plunge Germany into civ 1 war as Berlin announced the execution of Col Gen Beck former chief Ludwig general The enemy was reported in strong outpost positions on the north side of the Arno especial ly where the stream could be forded but at the eastern end of the Italian front the Germans continued to flee before the avenging Poles The Poles crossed the Esino river on a 15 mile wide front in the Adriatic sector and reached Montemarciano 6 miles beyond the stream and 15 miles north west of Ancona The Italians on their left pushed on from lesi Progress was less rapid on the corded by the soviet monitor in the great aerial smashes that be coming cards Apparently veritable forest of pla missing from the gan in the Marshalls and con tinued through the Trilk anc earlier Marianas strikes and throughout the Marianas invasion operations i Nimitz Thursday press release From the standpoint audience j reported that Guam has sustained widespread damage as a result of coordinated aerial bombing and shelling by surface listed no additional attacks to the Wallace group is Iowas senior senator Guy Gillette who had stayed at his home in Cherokee Although the senator had offered to come lo Chicago to be of any help possible to his friend Henry Wallace no invitation had gone to him according to More response GOT Robert Kerrs key note address Wednesday night stacks up with the best I have witnessed in my reportorial cov erage of 8 party conventions He proved himself a master showman doubt about it The contrast between his address and that of Sen Sam Jackson of Indiana next day in accepting the permanent chairmanship was pro nounced The Booster had a speech studded with catch lines and in vitations to applaud But he didnt put it over Report had it that the Oklahoma governor was once a preacher evangelist It isnt true Ive learned by checking the report had a quality otplausibil Continucd u Fate 2 15 straight assaults previously an nounced through Tuesday On Monday and Thursday car rier planes dumped more than 800 tons of explosives on Guam and the nearby island of Rota Yank cleanup squads on con quered Saipan 125 miles north of Guam have buried 19793 ene my Planes and artillery based on the island together with ships firing from intervening waters are levelling neighboring enemy held Tinian Nimitz said Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Report All Turkish Ships Ordered Home London Germancon trolled Vichy radio said Friday that all Turkish ships had been ordered into Turkish harbors without delay and that all naviga tion in Turkish waters of the Black sea was suspended The re port was without confirmation from other quarters inland portions fo the front but 8th army units began encircling enemyheld Citta Di Castello 13 airline miles northwest of Umber miles away front dispatches said Soviet columns were within 50 miles of Lublin which is about 75 miles southwest Brest Li tovsk The German radio said Rus sian troops had reached Augustov in the northern sector only a 2 hour march from East Prussia Moscow made no official an nouncement on action in this theater but soviet radio broad casts heard in London asserted uprisings and a serious panic1 had developed in East Prussia The supplement to the broad cast Moscow communique as re Were gaining all the time they cant stop us now declared Sen ator Joseph Guffey a Wallace partisan Trumans friends remained out wardly confident but a confer frienris began a We Want Wal lace parade down the center aisle The biggest volume of Wallace chants seemed to come from the topmost balcony Sen Bankhead a contender for the vice presidency in his ovm right remarked to a reporter It certainly looks as if tiie CIO has taken over the convention ence of leaders during the early A band struck up Iowa loway morning hours was reported to thats where the tall corn grows have developed some doubt that and the confusion grew like Iowa the bigcity organizations could corn in August deliver for him the vote they had Three gastilled balloons teth ered to a parader by a light thread floated high tosvard the ceiling staff as a ringleader of the anti Hitler conspiracy Gestapo Chief Heinrich Himm ler newly vested with the com mand of all armed forces in Ger maiiy appeared to have sent his legions of Vengeance on a ruthless bunt fordissident and suspected elements with the wheels of nazi justice already grinding out their toll Nazi broadcasts emphasized that the revolt was completely crushed and Hitler seemed to be in firm control least lor Realization of Defeat Spreads in Reich Hull Says Washington of State Hull said Fvkloy that Hein rich Himmler would not now be able lo conceal from the German people the fact that many Ger man generals believe that Ger many has lost the war Hull described Himmler to whom Hitler has delegated su preme authority within Germany as Hitlers chief executioner and said the efforts to restore an ap pearance unity in the high command were at this stage frantic attempts The attack on Hitler and his indi Gcr expected There were reports that if they found Truman could not matte the grade they might shift swiftly to cither Sen Barkley or to Sen Scott Lucas of Illinois carrying a Wallace poster The demonstration lasted 12 minutes Renominatccl noisily and ovcr London said 8000 Gelmans had died in the fighting for Rawa Ruska and Wlodzimierz 33 miles southwest of Kowel It appeared that Marshal Stalin bad crossed up the nazi high command by unleashing the drive west of Kowcl toward Warsaw after his troops had forced the nazis to transfer numerous divi sions to the Niemen river sector for the anticipated allout attack on East Prussia The new blows have shoved the front between Lwow and Brest Litovsk another 30 to 40 miles nearer Warsaw and Germany itself The latest Moscow communi que announced thc capture of nearly 900 towns and village These included in addition to Opalin on the east bank of the Bug only 14 miles from Chclm on the KowclLublinWarsaw rail way the towns of Lyuboml 30 miles west of Kowel and Mal yorta 26 miles southeast of Brest Litovsk whclmingly by a packed conven Dont pay any attention to any tjon that boocd thc mciuion of rumors we are losing ground I opposing candidates the presi said one of Trumans lieutenants d t t d his democratic follow and thc work at largc uy explanalory speech clearly catc that a realization of convention is filled with rumors Its just like a county radio Thursday night that he wilt not run fm in the usual election Running a close second in dele DOHtical sense gate interest to the bitter vice In these d of tragic sor presidential battle was the Texas row j do not consdcr a fitting the presidents voice rolled out furor which at one point many stalk out of the convention in pro est for rebuffs on states rights nd racial issues a meeting f o evoit against the new deal The stadium blossomed with varicolored signs proclaiming WILL RELEASE 390 Newton iP Plant officials announced Thursday that ap proximately 300 persons employed I during recent months at the Mayi goal donors by Mon tag company plant here will be I day July 24 the day the mobile REACHES 1741 istration figures for volunteer blood donors in Cerro Gordo county reached the 1741 mark Friday noon but the Clear Lake and Rockwell totals still lagged behind their quotas Mason City volunteers now number 1532 Clear Lake 135 and Rockwell 84 If the county is to reach its released during tiie next 2 or 3 weeks Completion of certain war contracts reducing the need for workers was the reason given unit of the St Paul Red Cross blood service center is to begin operation here 759 more vol unteers must register this week over the loud speakers Besides the familiar voice continued in these days of global iiraLiuK warfare I shall not be able to find eenerallv the tlme shaU cel their the neople the facts about matters of concern to them and especially to correct any misrepresentations manys impending defeat is spreading in thc rcich Hull said the time all commu nications out of Germany fully in his service Hitler struck back with the same speed and fury that charac terized the first great blood bath of Germany on June 30 1934 which wiped out the last sizable faction of open antinazism in the rcich His first prominent victim was Beck one of the most distin guished figures in German mili tary life The DNB news agency in announcing his execution said There is revealing proof of his contact with an enemy power This evidence is the card on which Germanys enemies appar ently staked everything Another already executed was Col Count Hans Schenk von Stauffenbcrg member of thc Gtr The and so on Rev John Thompson ve permanent peace add Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and warrne Friday night Saturday increas ing cloudiness and warmer Iowa Fair with slowly rising temperature Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 72 Minimum Thursday night 45 At 3 a m Friday 58 YEAK AGO Maximum SS Minimum 67 tired pastor of the Chicago hands will then have full odisl temple opened thc session 1 opportunity to realize the ideals with prayer and Barbara Scully I which we seek Some of his of the Chicago Opera company listeners recalled that during his sang the national anthem 1 3rd term campaign Mr Roosevelt Swiftly pushing through routine remarked that there would be a business thc delegates at new presidentat the end of this p m got down to their real busiterm ness nominating a vice presidenAmerican entry into a postwar tial candidate organization with military power Senator Lister Hill of peace was envisioned placed the fir name colleague Senator John which wolld employment and de OI livilis for man who can best aid him in winThe wonW have 0 dc ning the war in winning the cjde he saia they wish peace in winning jobs and in j0 urn ovcr this mi jobthis winning a prosperous economy afworiawidc to inexperienced ter the war inj immature hinds This was Boos broke from thc galleries I the closest he came to mention when Arizona yielded to Missouri Ing his 42 year old republican for the nomination of Truman and opponent Gov Thomas E Dcwcy Chairman Samuel Jackson admon of New York HKINRICH HIMMLER Blood Bath ;