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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 3, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OF COMP iflSTORY ANO ARCHIVE MOINCJ THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL LI Associated Press and United Press Full Leased Five Cents a Copy MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 3 1941 This Paper Consists ol Two One NO 22 1000 RAF PLANES RIP DUSSELDORF Gain 2 Miles on Aachen Front NAZislEUEVE MOVES HERALD NEW OFFENSIVE Battle to Open Up Route to Antwerp Is Virtually Concluded London first U S army thrust forward another 2 miles from Vossenack southeast oE Aachen Friday and the Berlin radio said Lt Gen Courtney H Hodges jabs along a 30 mile front were forerunners oE the forth coming offensive The drive which a 1 mile gain in 2 days after the shove triroush the Hurtgen forest re sulted in the capture of the vil lage ol Schmidt overlooking the Roer river whose muddy clay banks interpose the nest major barrier to the Rhine General Hodges men who broke the concrete crust ot the SiegEried line at Aachen in the first 2 weeks of October jumped off as the battle to open the sup ply port ot Antwerp came to a virtual close with the capture of the ancient port of Vlissingen Flushing and Domberg on Wal cheren island Two more islands north of the Schelde Beveland and cleared of the enemy German resistance flick ered out south of the Schelde In the drive north Antwerp to ward Hotterdam and the Maas Meuse British and American troops restored and consolidated 3 bridgeheads across the Mark riv er and canal from 5 to 6 miles the strategic Moerdijk Reds Reach Outer Defense of Budapest BULLETIN London Russian troops drove Friday within 11 miles of Budapest the German radio said Friday night The enemy said nazi and Hungarian forces had been driven back as far as the area south of Bugyi that distance from the Hungarian capital Moscow IP The red army smashed into the outer defenses of Budapest Friday hammering German positions less than 23 miles south the Hungarian cap ital after capturing the rail sta tion of Domsod Northeast of Budapest Russian columns cleared the enemy from a 65mile section of the eastern bank of the middle Tisza river on a front between CSAP on the Czechoslovakian border and reach ing down to captured Polgar 93 miles from the imperilled capital Sixty towns and villages were seized in the advance on Budapest from the south and the enemy was rolled back on a 60mile front The capture ot 2080 prison ers including Col Gen Janus Voeroes former Hungarian chief oE staff brought the total for the first 3 days of the offensive to 7518 It was believed here that Red army advance columns might al ready have speared across the Tisza northeast of Budapest in a south of bridge American and French troops battling deeper into the Tosges slopeson the southern sectors of the allied front captured 8 towns including Baccarat and ap proached to within 3 to 8 miles ot the first towns inside 6 passes to the Rhine frontier k The new American dcive in a sector about 15 miles southast of Aachen carried on in a south easterly direction from captured Vossenack and reached lulls overlooking the Roer at a point about 10 miles south German high command spokesman said the Americans were probing German defenses all the way from Waldenrath above Aachen to Hurtgen includ ing the Geilenkirchen and Wur selen sectors north Aachen These attacks the spokesman said can be interpreted as fore runners of the forthcoming offen sive The few German guns remain ing on Hooded Walcheren island on the north side of the Schelde mouth after the capture of Vlis singen were rapidly running out of ammunition Only a few scattered snipers remained to harass the allies on cither side of the river mouth entrance to Antwerp port Americans and British smash ing against the bard circle oE German defenders holding south ot the Maas Meuse on the road to Rotterdam restored a bridge head over the little Mark river within 6 miles of the Moerdijk bridge On the southern reaches of the allied front allied troops battled deeper into the rising hills of the Vosges capturing 8 towns and villages and approaching to with in 3 to S miles of the first towns SPITE FENCE IN PEACE EFFORT CITED BY F R President Warns of Hysterical Political Whispers in Campaign Washington r e s i d en t Roosevelt ready for a campaign home stretch drive through New England Saturday appeals to the voters to beware of hysterical lastminute political whispers This campaign has teen mar red by even more than the filial crop of whisperings and rumor ings he said in a campaign speech broadcast from the Avhite louse Thursday night I do not propose to answer in kind Mr Roosevelt will make his last major address of the cam paign Saturday night at a party rally in Boston En route to Bos ton he will speak informally at Bridgeport and Hartford Conn and at Springfield Mass He also plans an election eve message to supporters We have been told he said Thursday night that unless the American people elect the repub lican presidential choice the con gress will not cooperate in the peace That is a threat to build a party spite fence between us and the peace I do not know who empowers these men to speak for the con gress in uttering such a threat The president said he had hoped to make a midwestern trip to Cleveland or Detroit this week but I find that I am not free to spare the timeright now He explained 1 follow the principle of first things first and this war comes why I have to be here in Washington Instead of the trip Mr Roose velt made a 15 minute radio speech which seemed to be a re fresher course of his 5 previous killed as the Russians repelied a I campaign addresses but he hit nazi counterattack south of Gol ot hni the drive to link up with forces to the south for an all out assault on the city German broadcasts heard in London suggested that the Rus sians might smash into Budapest over the weekend In addition to Domsod the Rus sians attacking on the wide front betweenthe Tisza and the Dan ube captured Knnszentmiklos a road junction 27 miles south of Budapest and TatarszentEyorgy 26 miles southeast A Russian communique in a brief reference to the East Prus sian front said 200 Germans were killed as the Russians repelled a dap Russian bombers sank 9 Ger man transports and damaged 2 in raids on Liepaja and other Ger manheld Baltic points hardest at what he termed the whispering campaign Hysterical lastminute accus ations or sensational revelations are trumped up in an attempt to panic the people on election day he said But the American people are not panicked easily This election will be settled on the basis of the record On the general wide field of the campaign the president said advance toward Ja pan is many months ahead of our own optimistic schedule the re sult of planning and organiza tion would be a sorry and cynical thing to betray this hope for the sake of mere political ad vantage Foreign Affairs have spent many fruitful hours talking with men from the more remote nations It is only through an un derstanding acquired by years of consultation that one can get a announced dom Domestic Affairs leading to the inside 6 passes Rhine flatlands All the vital part of Walcheren island was in allied hands with the fall of Vlissingen a city of 22000 and 3rd port of Holland Supreme headquarters announced that the allied amphibious forces on the Dutch island which landed Wednesday at Westkapelle on the western tip and at Vlissingen had come to within 2 miles of a junc tion Thus the coastal belt of dikes and dunes on the south western edge of the island where German guns were stationed as weli as the northwest corner had been seized LINCOLN HIGH ON PROBATION 2 Des Moines Youths Barred From Athletics Des Moines IP Jim Wine gardner and Ernie Williams have been barred from participating in all extra curricular activities in the Des Moines public schools for the remainder of their high school careers and Lincoln high school has been placed on proba tion for the remainder of the present school year the board of viewpoint of their problems and control of the Iowa High School j their innate yearnings for free Athlelic association Friday The announcement came at the close of a series of meetings in which the association has investi gated the slugging of Referee Harold Cole following the Lincoln iiighWinterset football game at Winterset 2 weeks ago As a re sult of the slugging Cole super intendent ot the Carlisle schools may lose the sight of his left eye Since Winegarctner and Wil liams are juniors they will be barred from athletic competition for 2 years Winegardner was the regular center on the Lincoln high team last year and again this I year He also was a member o the schools basketball team last year Williams was a substitute lineman Lyle Quinn executive secretary of the association issued the fol lowingstatement Friday Upon the assurance by the su of schools of Des Dewey Makes Final Drive in NY State Albany N Y Thom as E Dewey told by supporters that he would carry Pennsylvania reported to home base Friday for a final drive to win New York state The republican presidential nomineecalled for time out to prepare what may be one of the most important speeches of his address Saturday night at a G O P rally in Madi son Square garden in New York City There were some who were urging a speech Friday night in either Connnecticut or New Jersey but this seemed doubtful The Dewey camp planned no an swer to President Roosevelts radio charge Thursday night that re publicans were threatening to build a spite fence in congress that might hinder the peace Dewey came out of Pennsylvania with a prediction by Gov Edward Martin that the republicans would carry that pivotal state Martin said he was amazed at the reception Dewey had received when he drove up the Wyoming valley under a full harvest moon Thursday night from WilkesBarre I to Scranton where he delivered the last of 7 speeches during the day In this ordinarily heavily democratic territory Dewey re ceived mixed cheers and jeers from croxvds in several towns The candidate spoke to applaud ing overflow audiences in both of the Anthracite coal mining cen ters continuing his attack on what he has termed government by se cret deals In WilkcsBarre Dewey drove through torch and neon lighted streets to the armory where a flag waving throng many of whom stood throughout bis ad dress heard him charge that there was something more than special privilege offered to the one thousand club of democratic con tributors The New York governor said that the very cynical satisfac tion with which the administra tion views the promises to the one thousand club was an indication of what would happen when one group of men were too long in power At this point W H Prichard a local supporter stepped to a separate microphone and with a signal led the crowd in a massed chant its time for a change The candidate smiled broadly and when the cry had died down ex plained Thanks for the rest Its time to bring an end to gov ernment by secret deals Dewey declared We want no more sec ret deals either at home or in dip lomatic conferences abroad My opponent has never yet taken this country into his confidence on the vital matter of foreign policy We never have learned from him about his conferences with Stalin ft has been left to the prime min ister of England to tell us what has happened BOMB DAMAGES FLYING of the bombs in the load deposited on an un identified German held city in Europe by a Flying Fortress tears off the tail stabilizer of a companion Fort flying below Deflected by the impact the bomb skewers off its target to be silhouetted in the cloud at lower left Damage to Fort was not fatal Associated Press wivephoto Kayenay engraving Superforts Smash Rangoon Death Trap Closes on Leyte By LEONARD MILUMAN Asociated Press War Editor Superforts bombed Rangoon Friday as Japan threw its best pilots into a desperate attempt to rescue battered remnants of imperial a death trap being Closed on Leyte islandfey Gen Douglas Weather Report MacArthur who himself death byiriches from a Japanese aerial attack The war department announced a substantial force ot B29s carrying1 the greatest bomb load per plane in aerla history effec tively smashed railway yards in Rangoon These Burma raiders flew from India bases No planes were lost as a result enemy action the war depart ment said in a supplemental an nouncement An 8hour air battle was fought around recently a convoy otf Ormoc as arrived reinforcements S plane bases in the Marianas and told of a tightening of Tok yos control over puppet govern ments Twins Missing in Action on Same Day Philadelphia Pfcs Edwin carrying out the plans we have made we chn avoid a postwar depression we can provide employment for our veterans and our war work can achieve an orderly reconversion I look forward un der the leadership of this gov ernment to an era of expansion and production and employment new industries and in creased security Speaking on the same program Democratic Chairman Robert E Hannegan asserted from New York that the republican party las tried to divert the people from he real issues of the campaign by a campaign of division and disunity of falsehood and FORECAST Mason City Partly cloudy and U S Liberators sinking colder Friday and Friday night slroycr and damaging a with temperatures Saturday morning about 20 at Mason City Saturday cloudy and continued cold Japan Reduced to 5th Rate Naval Power Mitscher Declares San Diego Cal has been reduced to a 5th rate naval power by the recent battles off Formosa and the Philippines Vice Adrn Marc A Mitscher commander of tssk force 58 re ported Friday on his return to the mainland Moines the assistant superin tendent ot schools oC Des Moines and the principal of Lincoln high in DCS Moines that Jim Wine gardner and Ernie Williams shall be denied participation in all extra curricular activities in the Des Moines public schools for the remainder of their high school careers the board of control has placed Lincoln high of Des Moines on probation for the remainder of the present school year during which time the sportsmanship and attitude of the Lincoln high school shall be carefully scruti nized Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobcGazctt carrier boy Iowa Fair Friday night and Satj T d Call were reported trying to flee from Leyte where routed Nipponese have already suffered an esti mated 30000 casualties Every available American fighter plane joined in a less attack on the convoy and its tight aerial cover Twentyseven Japanese planes were shot down Many P38s were damaged by accurate antiaircraft fire from Japanese destroyers but none was lost As his victorious ground forces pushed toward Ormoc from 3 di rections MacArthur announced the end of the LeyteSamar cam paign is in sight Even the dark China picture brightened for the alHes with Chinese troops recapturing the Burma road stronghold of Iung for the 3rd lime in 5 months a de trans port in the south China sea and Chungking welcoming the immi nent return of Donald iVI Nelson to form a Chinese war production and Joseph Heisler 17yearold twins enlisted in the army to gether overseas together fought side by side On the sam day thu war department reportei them missing in action in Italy Buy your War Bonds am Stamps from your GlobeGazett carrier boy OPERATIONS IN ITALY STALLED Few Gains Made as Heavy Rains Continue Koine heavy rainstorms have brought opera tions on the Italian battlefron once more to a standstill alliec headquarters announced Friday A few gains were achieved by the 8th army but there were no major advances as fighting mired down The weather limited the Medi terranean allied air force to less than 100 sorties Thursday A small force hit undisclosed objectives in Austria Thursday night NAZIS LOSE 208 CRAFT AS U S FLYERS ATTACK 8th Yank Air Force Wins Its Greatest Victory Over Luftwaffe London thousand Bril sh heavy bombers laid 4000 tons explosives and fire bombs Fri day night on Germanys greatest irsenal of Dusseldorl after a day n which U S fighters of the 8th air force won their greatest vic tory of the war over the lufl waffe A special communique from U S strategic air force headquar ters save this description Friday told of the destruction of 208 German aircraft over the syn thetic oil center of Merseburg It scaled down American losses to 40 heavy bombers and 19 fighters One bomber and 9 fighters pre viously listed as lost in Thursdays operations landed safely at French bases The communique said still others probably landed behind our lines in Europe and w e r e unable to report imme diately Fighter pilots destroyed 130 German interceptors in the air and 25 aground some on Berlin airports 100 miles from Merse burg Bombers shot down 53 while attacking the great Leuna synthetic oil plant which once supplied Germany with 50000 ons of petroleum products a nontli The German air force made one ot its rare stands to protect its oil spring sending 500 planes to battle the armada of 2000 attacking craft 900 of which were fighters Formations ot speedy Mosqui tos struck at the rail center of Osnabruck while the heavies were blasting Dusseldorf whose Rheinmeta BersTg plant is the largest arms producer in Ger many now that the Krupp works in Essen have been partially knocked out Enemy planes destroyed by American airmen Thursday rep resented a record single days bag by fighters and bombers in 1944 The long dormant luftwaffe sent up 400 to 500 planes includ ing scores of jetpropelled fight ers against a force of 1100 Amer ican heavy bombers and 900 es corting Mustangs making a con centrated assault on the huge synthetic oii plant at MerseburR Aberdeen Wash j at Bcilctield and ii tneinc CIGARET SHORTAGE evidence of the cigarctshortage Two young girls tripped into a drug store for their usual soft drink then lit y Colder Friday and Fri night with hard freeze With cunning and he declared they have spread a vast network of conceived in late and intolerance We cannot build a better America on such a foundation But upon the foun dation of achievement confidence and courage Roosevelt lias will build a better America which President laid we can and urda day night day night Gentle winds be coming moderate Saturday Shippers forecast Northern half 2025 southern 3035 Minnesota Fair and quite cold Friday night with snow flurries northeast portion early Friday night lowest temperatures 10 to 15 northwest ranging to 20 southeast Saturday fair rising temperature Saturday after noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 66 Minimum Thursday night 27 At 8 a m Friday 27 Rain Trace YEAR AGO Maximum 39 Minimum 23 45 Missing as Boat Sinks in St Lawrence Mantane Que merchant seamen were missing Friday after a British freighter sank in the St Lawrence river near Mantane With the cause of the sinking obscure there was speculation that nazi submarines had again penetrated the St Law rence The ship went down Thurs day night alter 2 explosions TONIGHT and TOMORROW MORNING are regular collection times for your Globe Gazette carrier He is a little merchant and pays for his papers every week PLEASE help him by having your money ready when he calls THE GLOBEGAZETTE caliber bullet fired by a e plane missed Gen MacArthurs head by a scant foot The general who has had numerous close brushes with death looked at the bullet hole in the wall of his hut and com mented well not yet Under the impetus of a shatter ing 18 hour barrage by the 24th division artillery Japanese fled precipitately from Carigara where they had been expected to make a stand on the northern shores of Leyte Barefooted strawhatted Fili pino guerrillas marched into moking Carigara with the steel hclmeted infantrymen ofthe 24th division where they joined the dismounted 1st cavalry Combined patrols pushed west ward 3 miles to Capoocan without catching up with the enemy Capture of Carigara and Ca poocan scaled off Japanese re maining in Leyte valley and formed the north arm of a 3 way trap being closed on Ormoc last enemy concentration point Ca poocan is 20 air miles or 25 miles by road north of Ormoc The 7th division pushed across Leyte to Baybay on the west coast 26 miles south of Ormoc Other American elements were pushing down the slopes of AH1 Catmon 10 miles southeast of Ormoc PT boats patrolled the sea to the west Nervous Tokyo radio expressed fear of imminent bombing raids on the capital reported uncon firmed Japanese air attack on U A POPPY FOR THE Edgington is shown above pinning the 1944 VFW poppy on the coat lapel of Mayor Ray E Pauley with W V Clausen commander of post 733 oC the Veterans of Foreign Wars smiling his approval Donna who is 11 years old isthe chapain ot the girls unit a branch of the VFW auxiliary She is one of Mason Citys most successful poppy salesmen having sold them since she was 5 years old You and all of us will have an opportunity to buy a poppy in Mason City Saturday when VFW auxiliary mem bers ill be on business street corners The poppy is an important phase of the program for the rehabilitation of the disabled veteran The flowers are made by the disabled veterans in government hospitals and all proceeds from the sale of them go for welfare work among these disabled men Lock photo When the savage dog fights vcre over the U S 8th air force ad set 6 other records in combat The Americans destroyed 208 1erman planes IBS in the air and 5 aground Four victims were wift new jetpropelled cratt The ictories fell 39 planes short of he record of 307 destroyed in a engthy running battle over and around Schweinfurt and Regens burg on Aug 18 1943 The jet lanes attacked in formation but only a few were able to penetrate he fighter screen convoying the 0mbers The new records were 1 Fishtcrs Destroyed 155 crman planes beating previous record of 117 set Sept 11 Z Fighters Shot down 130 nazis beating previous record of 117 3 Fighter group Mustangs commanded byCol Joe 1 Mason Columbus Ohio shot down 3S planes breaking old record of 31 for a single day 4 Fiffhter Squadron Mus tangs commanded by Maj George E Freddy 605 Park ave Greens boro N Car scored 24 kills Old record was 18 5 Fighter shot down one plane to become the highest ranking ace nosv operat ing in this theater with 23 in the air and G on the ground for 29A The record for this the ater is 31 kills held by Lt Col Francis S Gabrcski Oil City Pa German prisoner of war 61 Fighter William T Cullerton 1719 New England Ave Chicago 111 destroyed 8 planes 2 in the air and 6 on the round for highest combined toll made in one day Returning bomber pilots said the flak rattled like hail on their planes Others told ot the ra pierlike stabs by the nazi jet planes zooming straight up from the ground Meanwhile the air ministry es timated that during October American and British bombers showered 100000 tons of bombs on Germany almost twice the tonnage of any previous month PASTOR SPEAKS Rev H M Raecker left Thursday for Fort Dodge to attend a ministerial meeting of the Evangelical churches The Rev Racckcr was scheduled to i speak Friday I ;