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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 1945, Mason City, Iowa OEPAHTMENT OF HISTORY AND KOINES I A ivet NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT Asaociattd PTB United Proi rul Loued Wire MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 11 HOME EDITION mmr i LANDINGS ON BORNEO CONFIRMED One Man 9s Opinion A Badio Commentary by W EARL HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGLO Muon t p m KSCJ SiOBi Cily Sveti p m m m Friday p m Theres Such a Thing as BeingToo Close ONE OF THE unbelievable facts about this war is that our boys right in he thick of the fighting have actually known less about the overall picture of the war than those on the homefront yho follow their newspapers and listen to radio newscasts from day to day Its a case oE course of being so close to the trees that they couldnt see the forest This fact was impressed on me during my time in the European war theater When I was in Paris a week after its liberation I was almost within the sound of the ftua at Gen Pattons rampaging army Yet during my 3day slay in the French capital I never was able to learn tfce exact whereabouts of that Patlon army I didnt have as much informa tion as readers of my own news paper back here in the heart of the middle west During my 6 weeks on the British isles I was dependent upon the newspapers of England Scotland and South Ireland They did what American newspapers are prone to featured the activities of their own fight boys And British forces at that time were not playing the major role in the war The re sult a wholly inadequate concept of the war as a whole I came home with a new respect for American news coverage of the war FIGHTING boysup front know in a full and realistic way what is going on in their own little sector But their means of learning what is happening else where is circumscribed Their principal medium has been the Stars and Stripes service news paper with editions printed in a half dozen points The hotter the fighting of course the greater the problem of delivery Iri rest camps and in rear echelon areas there have been radios bringing in British Broad casting company newscasts as well as enemy propaganda blasts But these havent reached any considerable number of our fight ing lads and they havent proved too informative Then theres the additional fact that for these youngsters at close grips with the enemy have had an interest in the job immediate ly at hand that transcended their concern about the broad strategy of thewar This latter has been more or less academic in com parison with the objectives right before them objectives which often meant life or death for them Well have to learn about the Future RIIDNIUP ACTCD Looks Bright BUKNING AFTERlFrom Frisco AMERICAN RAID Sunday B29 Attacks Increase Damage to Nipponese Capital Okinawa Eyewitness Guam UR B29 Superfort yroposea lltiation se resses scored at least 80 direct I 5uy colmcil with its machinery bomb hits on the Hitachi deslancri t0 works at Sukagawa 115 miles northeast of Tokyo in a precision LpcjJ Floods Result From Heavy Saturday Downpour Fire Department Evacuates Families in LowLying Areas big from our histories an American lad on leave in Paris onceput it to me Thats about the she of it rnHEN THERES the case of Rudolph Hess the nazi big wig who parachuted down into Scotlandin the summer of 1942 just before the Germans launched their attack against the Russians Cozens of people with whom I have talked these last few months have asked me for the inside story They assumed Id have that inside story because Id been right over there where I could get it first hand To my very ereal embarrass ment rve had Jo admit that never once during my 2 months in the European war theater did I hear tne name Rudolf Hess even men tioned And it never occurred to me to make inquiry I jruess it was because there were other things of more immediate con cern to planes roaring overhead for example Strangely enough I learned that inside story of Rudolph Hess after I had got back from Engi land It came to me from a rep resentative of the British govern ment who in line of duty had seen the story unfold firsthand I am not at liberty to identify tnat official because so far as I know the phases of the story which I shall relate here have not been officially released PURPOSE of the Amazing Hesf mission as is quite gen erally known was to induce Britain to drop out of the war and join up with Germany in its contemplated war against Rus sia There was an assumption that the British hated the Rus sians more than they hated the Germans To what extent or even Continued on Pare 2 Willow creek was going dowi Monday following a day ofhiei water the result of Saturdtj nights torrential rains and with lowering creek level and 4 pumn working city employes hoped t get water out of the basements o homes m the northwest part o the city before another rain comes Throughout Sunday the city hai a 2 pumps working near First stree N W and i on s Federal One other pump was added Monday in an effort to catch up with thf surplus water coming down frorr the northwest lands Saturdays downpour backed up by 3 weeks of wet weather caused floods that called out the fire de partments boat crew for 3 hours of work early Sunday morning in the evacuation of families from their homes in the northwest par of the city v Twentythree men women and childrenand 4 were res cued from their homes by boat early Sunday morning in the vi of the 500 and 600 blocks on Van Buren Harrison and iyler avenues One call was answered by the fire department in the business area at p m when water leaked through a roof at 207VN Federal and a call was made to the W A Cagle home 1007 2nd L V at 6i7 p m Plug the floor dram in order to keep water out of the basement Many householders along iow and Winnebago creeks re Ported their basements flooded Willow creek which early Sun day morning was level with the parfc had somewhat by evening Rock Glen was not under water Early Sunday the water was 6 inches deep over the road near the VFW club on the north Clear Lake highway Mud washed from the lhe road madc servatory At p m Saturday 137 inches at p m 195 inches at p m S68 Total rainfall for the 24 hour period between 8 a m Saturday and 8 a m Sunday was 372 The government weather sta tion at the airport recorded only 225 inches of ram but officials there said that the hard post10 o clock downpour missed the air port The fire department announced that due to structural qualities of its equipment it could not pump out householders base ments Truman Asks 39 Billion for Jap War Washington Tru man asked congress Monday to provide the army with S39 019 130474 to finance the accelerated attack on Japan He transmitted the military u dm for the fiscal year berin Ine July 1 caning for proprialions at 521963093400 the appropriation of unobligated balances from prior appropriations totaling and esti mated recoveries from contract th 1 s2ns that the big powers can compro mise even sharp differences in the interest of peaceful cooperation sent the United nations conference into the home stretch Monday with brightened hopes for the world future There remains the problem of winning small nation acceptance of the veto voting formulaby which the big 5 would retain con trol of the proposed llnation se curity council with its i designed to keep peace This before a conference u m a committee in which Foreign ivim demolition raid Sunday it was ister Herbert V Evatt of Australia announced Monday j is leading a fight for restrictin Japanese broadcasts said other the vcto hat while each of the American planeskindled fires at bS Powers would still have to agree on use of force peaceful Tne total program a white house statement said represents a reduction from a preliminary esti mate of which was included in the regular budget submitted by former President Roosevelt last January contem plating continuance of the war on the European front recommended for reflects an overall decrease cent in the Program for vic ijivmuiii ior the fiscal year 1943 which is esti mated to total the statement said The estimates contemplate main of an army reduced in strength from 8320000 on June f69G8tooo 03n junesorisll Reductions were based on a re nsed estimate of needs as a result n the unconditional surrender of ermany house noted that 2 82000 men will be discharged rom the army during the coming nn aPProxImateIy 1 00000 will enter it for the first ime Actual expenditures of war lepartment for which the funds estimated at 49000000000 for the current fis al year i irca Lti airfields in the Tokyoarea Mon day and 830 miles to the south west joined 10 warships in a bombardment of Minatni Daifo island Sunday The 21st bomber command said photographs taken during the raid on Sukagawa one of five objec tives of 250 to 300 Superfortresses Sunday revealed extensive bomb coverage of the target Results at the other 4 targets ranged on a semicircle around Tokyo were believed equally good They increased the destruc tion wrought in urban and indus trial areas of Japan by the B29s to at least 326 square miles Seventy planes 3 battleships 3 cruisers and 4 destroyers attacked Minami Daito Sunday radio Tokyo said The planes presum ably came from new American bases on Okinawa 200 miles to the west JAII measures to settle disputes couJd be tnken even over some big pow er objections Russia France Britain the united States and China havin agreed that discussion of disputes could notbe blocked by a veto vote stand solidly against Evatt and those who share his view Senator Tom Connally D Tex is leading the big power side of the committee debate aided by C 1C Webster a British adviser Evatt c terpretatiu uncertain and inadequate MARINES HOLD KEY POSITION AFTER ATTACK Fierce Jap Resistance Greets Yank Attempts to Expand Foothold Okinaxva troop nave gained a foothold on the rin of jagged YaejuDake esearpmen against fierce resistance as ma rines took 3 major hill outposts I Kunishi ridge the western ancho of the last Japanese defense lin pit southern Okinawa The foothold on the nose of the precipitous escarpment was gaiuei Saturday night ard was still heli Sunday morning despite 6 fierce counterattacks The 22nd marine regiment driv ing northwest up Oroku peninsula made a junction with the 4th reg iment pushing southeast below Naha airfield in the vicinity o Chinavillage The junction squeezed the Japa nese pocket on the peninsula to 3i square miles as the marines occupied theentire west coas from Naha to Itoman Two companies of the 1st bat Aussies Take Town Airfield Naval Air Bombardment Knocks Out Beach Defenses naily appealed for the same spir it of unity between the great and small nations which he said hat animated the Big 5 in ironing out their differences over the veto wtau If was tne willingness of Russia Pacifieneet headquarters was ment that no power coud veto discussion which cleared the at mosphere of the conference and brought predictions that the big nationswould be able to work to getherThisrtalkamong the dele gates has further promoted by agreement of the big nations on plans for international trustee they urgently needed to speed the conference to ward successful conclusion Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy i v ijui I uj UlC iKl iJUl charged that a lengthy in talion 381st regiment pushed ation of the veto vote by through Yunugushuku town Five at powers was obscure hundred yards duesoulh of the iin and inadequate Con town the 381st pushing through silent on the report but An nounced Sunday that a naval task force shelled Okino Daito 120 miles south of Minani Daito on Saturday onJapanese air fielclsin the area was made by Iwbbasea Mustang fighters and 2 B29 Su perfortresses from a m to p m the enemy said The planes strafed several air fields m the southwestern part of the TokyoYokohama area Fires were started at the Tachilcawa army airport and the Atsuki air field but were extinguished al most immediately Tokyo said Twobased Mustangs only Sun day shot down or damaged 42 enemy planes in the Tokyo area while escorting Superfortresses on a raid on enemy aircraft plants and other important installations The final toll showed 26 enemy aircraft shot down 7 others prob ably destroyed and 9 damaged without the loss of a single Amer can plane A communique announced that the escorted B29s scored good results in their attack on the Hi tachi Aircraft company plant at ma 20 miles southeast of Tokyo ne Japan Aircraft company Tomioka plant 5 miles south of Yokohama and an army air depot 20 miles west of Tokyo Unescorted Superfortresses si multaneously attacked the Hitacho engineering works at Gufcagama llo miles northeast of Tokyo and the Kasimagaura seaplane base on Kasimaga lake 35 mites northeast of Tokyo One B29 was lost in the Weather Report FORECAST Mason Citjr Partly cloudy Mon day night and Tuesday some what warmer Monday night I artly cloudv Monday and Monday night becoming mostly cloudy Tuesday Occasional mundershowers in central por tion Tuesday Warmer in cen tral northeast portions Monday raids Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Minnesota Partly cloudy Monday and Tuesday Scattered showers north and west Tuesday Warm er south Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Sunday Minimum Sunday At 8 a m Monday Precipitation YEAR AGO GO 49 51 02 incn Maximum Minimum Precipitation town the 381st pushing through rice paddies and fields gained the crest of a loiv hill immediately in front of the YaejuDake escarp ment Meamvhlle the 7th marine reg iment was stalled on the southern limits of Itoman by fierce machine gun and mortar fire Supported by flaming 75 mm mortar the ma rines earlier had swept through Itoman a former fishingvillage that spreads over 80 acres and was the southern terminus of the Naha raihvay The Japanese werefighting back fiercely caverns on the YaejuDake escarpment In 7whar was described as the holiest spot around YaejuDake the 3rd bnt talion of the 17th regiment got a foothold on the nose of the escarp ment Saturday night To do it the 3rd battalion had to repulse 6separate wellorgan ized counterattacks by groups of from 4D and 100 Japs throughout the night The last enemy unit was hurled back at a m Sunday One company got 75 yards up the sloping stone steps of the es carpment nose Saturday night and found the ground under them trembling periodically as if there were an earthquake The men spotted gun flashes behind anrl below them and discovered a 75 mm Japanese gun firing from a cave mouth They knocked out the gun so well camouflaged they had passed right by it in the darkness with flamethrowers and grenades AIDS WAR GARDEN Minneapolis IWinn msbands love of gardenfresh vegetables has prompted Mrs Ma Lorch of Minneapolis to air mail his seeds for a victory gar Icn in the southwest Pacific Her lusband Seaman Donald Lorch is stationed on the If bolu Sco i ZambonojJ ca ftTARAXAN Allied troops have landed on Labuan island broken arrow off the north coast of Borneo across from Tarakaii solid ar row which was invaded last month by the allies AP wire Photo map BULLETIN By United Press A preinvaslou bombardment by warships of the U S 7th fleet and aerial attacks by Lightning fighters and Australian Beauforts drove the Japanese defenders ol Brunei bay1 Borneo 7000 yards inland before allied Iroops swarmed ashore Mutual War Correspondent Don Bell reported Monday By DON STARR For the Combined American Press Manila of the Australian division have atn vson have at Labaun island Brooketon and Maura in Brunei Bay on the western coast of Borneo 800 miles north of Sin flrd cast of Inrto Gen Douglas MacArthur announced Monday air the enemys Leach he a5sault de n fleet and POLL TAX FIUHT OPENS IN HOUSE Renewal of Sectional Strife Is Forecast BULLETIN Washington coalition of northern democrats and republi cans Monday succeeded in forcing the house to take up a bill to out lawthe poir taxas a votingre in general1 primary elections for federal offices By DONALD SANDERS tempers already rubbed raw over sectional issues will be irritated nncw Monday as the house heads nto its perennial poll fax fight Backers of legislation to out aw the poll tax as a prerequisite to yotiner for federal offices in 7 southern states claimed sufficient t enfrih to seni1 H 0 to the sen ate where similar measures have died twice before The fact that the outcome of lie controversy appeared assured n advance failed to ease frayed Then on Tuesday the house will see a renewal of controversy this ime over creation of a perma nent fair employment practices commission issue vhich kept the rules committee in urmoil much of last week and ed to a nearfighl on lhe floor Leaders of congress have ad vised President Truman that the members are in no mood to con ider his government reorganiza lon plan before next fall The information was relayed to he president it was learned Sun day through Budget Director Harold Smith nlc United Roval s o Australian and U S on the landing which followed al lied seizure of Tarafcan GOO miles away by sea on the opposite sidl of Borneo took the enemy by sir puse unprepared to offer tive resstancc and cons our casualties have been have cap ndo need Brooketon rubbM f1 freaJs rich in ol rubbel coal lumber iron and other resources arid inL the miles o S air naval facilities at range of the Asiatic coast from Smgjpore o Shanghai Opera a Fiscally destroye Ejllpplng jn aldthajlies shall now be verland lino nis overland communication and es cape routes IndoChina and Malay and General JaraKaii Ueneral center of enemyoccupied Celebes0 hfdo Phya SumatraMalara and here now destruction he Indies rendered impel wuicmi rein forcomonfs or supplies the enemy J 1 NEW CARRIER COMMISSIONEDSail Champlain a 27500tor yard commissioned at the Norfolk ti 3rd7th the5 Armies incj Occupy level September Armies to of representatives And unless something is dn about it many members believe the time soon will arrive when n London S business sessions of the house wilt i Pattoas famed 3rd and Lt Gen have to be limited to 3 days a Alexander M Patchs veteran 7th Wednesday and i serve as occupation armies in TharsJav le American zone of Germany GlobeGazette Editor to Judge Editorials on July 4th Safety Chicago IP The Safely Council Monday appealed to newspapers throughout the na tion to produce an original edi torial aimed at reduction of the 4111 of Juiy accident loll Tile 15th army under LI Gen Leonard Gerow originally desig nated as the American army ol occupation will cease operations soon after the official boundariel of the occupation zones have been National announced Stars and Stripes said Thus the 3rd and 7th ar mies will remain in much of the territory they conquered in south west Germany The 15th army nas been operating in the Ruhr j LULL IK nit rvimr Requesting that such editorials Rhineland b u t these areas be published at least a week prior S11 be turned over to British and CO trip rinniTi I c TPriPri tAn tcrv to the annual holiday the council said it believes that a strong newspaper editorial is one of the most powerful weapons to enlist public support in this campaign To the newspaper publishing the editorial deemed best the council will award a certificate for dis tinguished service to safety and in war bonds to the editorial writer Judges of the editorials will be Robert u Brown editor of Edi tor Publisher Elmo Scott Wat son editor of Publishers Auxil iary and W Earl Hall of the Ma son City GlobeGazelle a vice president of National Safety Coun French occupation armies There was no mention made of the future of the 15th army newest of the American armies m Europe but it may be sent to the Pacific Neither was there any imme diate word whether Patton and Patch would remain in command of their respective armies Pat ton has returned to the United States and has asked for a Pacific assignment Patch knows Jap anese warfare from his service as army commander on Guadalcanal Buy your War Bonds and stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy ;