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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1944, Mason City, Iowa J NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME British and Iowa Farms Little Alike By W EARL HALL blokeGazette Managing Editor Letter 44 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS Full Leased Wires Five Ctnts a Copy By Air spc he business of food pro duction on Uiis little island is something quite different from the agriculture of middle Unit ed States Iowa to be spe cific The soil gen erally speaking appears to be not nearly so fertile as the land to which I nave been ac customed Cer tainly it isnt mm WIUJSEK 17 19jj NO 7 ber there is no hot weather tic Yviieat rvp h I shouldnt be surprised if the BACK KNIGHT UHGSim German CounterAttack Is Heaviest of Any Made East of Aachen London AjU S troops in a nightlong battle threw back the Heaviest German counterassault yet mounted east of Aachen and at dawn Tuesday still held their lines ringing the dying city Fifty miles to the north Brit ish forces fought into the Dutch town of Venray 8 miles from the German frontier at one gateway to the RhineRuhr region Fall that stronghold appeared immi nent The nail counterblow on Bases in Way Here for Demo Rally whom S thVe ha bspcdalists somewhere between 5 arid 10 per themselves are about 8 feet across and 10 feet as with Their very grass and hay commercial concentrates designed togive a balanced Root crops particularly Swede tuuuieroiow near Aachen sprang forward late Mon ti and reaclied a peak near mfdmght with fierce fightta north of Crucifix Hill and Verlau tenheide Berlin radio declared thc Ameri cans were preparing a new offen sive and the enemy comamnd stepped up the tempo of counter blows along th front German artillery was rushed up in the at tempt to holdJU s forces in the sector near and above Aachen AmericanBritish pressure in creased along a 50mile front from Venray to Aachen An al lied tactical authority likened the situation to that which preceded Augusts Normandy break through Tommies fought house to house a few miles from Maas Meuse river and other columns approached from the north and east American teams continued slowly dlgrgingr Germans out of surrounding Aachen and repulsed all German counterblows east and northeast of Uhe Sierfried line city German broadcasts told of ojrong reinforcement moving up behind American lines and spoke of a corning battle of Geilenki chen1 This town is 10 miles above Aachen in Germany A front dispatch said the Ger mans turned the heaviest artil lery barrage of the Siegfried line battles against Americans south east of Geilenkirchen Monday Supreme headquarters reported heavy artillery and mortar fire near Ofden midway between Aachen and Geilenkirchen Stiff opposition of all types is being met near Wurselen where the allied pincers on Aachen was closed it added Canadian army troops advanced more than a half mile above the Leopold canal in the push to clear I Pocket south of the Sschelde estuary and open the ap on their way Tuesday afternoon to Mason City where the vk president is scheduled to Tuesday night at a de political rally at the army jhe rally win start t 8 oclock with an address by Mitchell democrat governor At the vice presi dent will begin his address which will be broadcast from 830 to 9 sta oclock tions Sir Wallace and his well as other prominent Iowa democrats will be guests at a ban at the Hotel Hanford starting 60 clock Reservations for this banquet were mounting to the 400 mark at noon Tuesday At a parade headed by thp Mason City high school band will march from the hotel to the armory BRITISHPATROL ATHENS STREETS Break Up Clashes By Rival Greek Factions Rome fP British troops landed from more than ISO war ships patrolled the streets of Athens Tuesday after breaking up clashes between rival Greek fac tions The first units of British troops disembarked at the port of Piraeus Monday and paraded through Athens between lares of cheering palmwaving Greeks landing bloodless But dispatches from Greece said the Germans during their last week of occupation had machinegunned more than 500 burned scores of second w evacuation from Peleliu in manies Placed aboard Associated Open Revolt in Hungarian FR WILL GIVE Jldil Army Against Nazis Reported conHnJanc of the cated Tuesday in Berlin g St the allles was indi Atheniansand homes l BombeFSinks Jap Cruiser and Destroyer a TT fit m 4000 Tons of Explosives Rip Cologne f bombs loosed by a great a A U S 14th Air Force vanced Base China Oct Ad rtrtk are aaotner stock feed supplement The she of e absolutely amazing to me cre In the sooth soil tnat as back m Iowa I saw maneos weigrhme as much as is pounds Governmental controls British isles are America Local committees tell the radindual farmer what hejgll and crow 1Jhehouseholdetoo i talked one hn s and chickens She vvas barred by law from us aJ grain grown by her Most Cedingher poultry to us in Iowa are grown English gardens Due to the lack of sun and warm weather toma toes have to be pulled up on the side ofna binding shelters in yard Nearly every farm has its apple pear and nlum orchard In the sections of France I vis ited farming took 2 orchards for cider and cattle raismg for milk and beef King George Returns From Battlefrorit Tour open me ap proaches to Antwerp The Ger jnans began withdrawing Tuesday to a new defense line running 3 miles below Breskens Berira radio acknowledged 2 small breaches were opened by sTesken flamethrowers south of 7r t radio said the itish 2nd army backed by 1 500 tanks was at the readyin the NumegenArnhem area of East ern Holland waiting until it can be sure of a supply At the lower end of the 460 mile western front the French first army made slight gains in a gV c single B24 Liberator blew up a heavy Japa nese cruiser and sank a destroy er in a 45 minute low level at convoy tack today on a 6ship moving toward Formosa The bomber probably put a crimp in Japanese naval rein forcement of that island strong hold Its feat was all the more notable in that it came at a time when the U S 14th air force is fighting to retain a narrowed foothold in southeast China the Man5t cated Tuesday in Berlin es was indi that high Hungarian officers had gone over to the The official German news the 2nd Hungarian army had seen dismissed and that Maj Gen Bela Miklos Von Dataok com mander of the first army had de serted to the red army along with his chief of staff Col Keri Conditions remained chaotic In Hungary where invading Russian troops foueht within 50 miles of Budapest and it was questionable whether the Germans could ex pect any further effective mili tary assistance from this last re maining ally Installation of a new puppet government dismissal of top rank ing generals and imposition of a drastic curfew in Budapest were announced Monday night by the nazicontrolled Hungarian radio The broadcast declared Admiral Nicholas Horthy had issued a proclamation revoking the plea or an armistice he addressed Sunday to the allies as Hungarian regent It added that Count FernS Szalasi had formed a new govern ment after Horthys retirement targets in the Vienna fh than an hour The Liberator attack I the cruiser filling with shattered armorplate jack and iimurpiaie ana other debris Evidently the bombs TniirvipH Un f viiaciiLiy HIE I touched off her magazine The explosion thrust up the woV i were repulsed in the Vosges foot mils 2 of them faiUng in the LunevilKJ area Allied 3 hours S which filled foxholes in a C47 transport escorted by Spitfire vr returned after a rirTaIe areas in Ho1 land and 5th visit to an active front since the war began Fleld Marshal sjr L Montgomery greeted him at an airport in Holland He then and Beaten and Robbed While Counting Money Des Moines Kesl 71 shoe store manager was struck on he head and hands with a monkey wrench and robbed of while counting the days receipts at his reported81 night Suffering a severe gash In rus up te tail of the silvery Liberator and nearly plunged the crew of n into the China Sea from their run only a few hundred feet above the convoy American bombers also struck and possibly sank a total of 48 000 tons of enemy shipping which had aken refuge in Hongkong when threatened by an American task The hailed the victor Berlin radio pronazi promptly coup the Ti J xvml mams the end of all negotiations with the allies or the Russians and assures close collaboration with Germany I iVIfllcmvr VXY wim jermany Moscow meanwhile employed i in Budanpst ir I Kwas the 6th attack in 6 days on the strategic Rhineland citv to ward which allied armies n the Siegfried line are pointed j Stockholm fi agents formed iV10 needed Worth 4 bchyen he Baltic and ttorth Seas had been blocked since Oct 15 when a railroad water told wen a r bridge collapsed into the wa way The canal will be useless the ShipPers FALLS 50 FEET Cloquet Minn John Sob czak al a Duluth carpenter lost on a here Monday and fell 50 feet to his death Sobczak appar ently Slpped Irom yths where he was working 25 years old about Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair Tuesday night becoming partly cloudy Wednes day Continued warm IowaGenerally fair Tuesdav mght and Wednesday Not so cool east portion Tuesday night Continued mild Wednesday tinnesota Partly cloudy Tuesday scattered portion cooler northwest por tion late Tuesday night anri north portion Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Monday eg Minimum Monday night 35 At 8 a m Tuesday 38 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum JJQ events in Budapest in an attempt to get the people of Austria also to make a contribution to their own liberation 1Jroadcast recorded Ijy the federal communications commission urged to let events in Hungary be a warn ing and a signal that the hour of decision has come for The Germans contended that the armistice broadcast was de Horthys will and that the admiral was the vic tim of a traitorous clique who have now been eliminated so that a similar attempt cannot happen to bow serious utiiiictiia regarded the at tempted Hungarian desertion was given in a Berlin broadcast say ing that now divisions which the tion of what happened the ship V j Deiievecl tl bombs dropped by allies in thc the ejfplosiveset u Oiit J UiU Ull P the bridge supports bombers flew smoke of previous fires and bombed of 7 s wc held back in Budapest are being brought to the Debrecen Plain where Hungarys fate is being decided in the battle with the Russians some 50 miles away Horthys whereabouts mean while remained uncertain He has variously been reported assassin ated held by the Gestapo in Ger many and holding out in a Hun garian castle with 1000 faithful troops Ully QI on the Rhine before dawn Cologne has vast railyard yards which funnel supplies to the ern front and it is the home of RMJ tank works and the ordnance works and are TALK OCT 27 Major Talk Scheduled in Philadelphia Park Washington deliver speech from Shibe ran m Philadelphia the night of Oct The speaking date was an nounced by David L Lawrence Pennsylvania democratic nation al committeeman after a confer ence at the White House Tues Lawrence and several others including Andrew J Higgins New Orleans war constructor called on Mr Roosevelt as representatives lnCBusmess Men for Roosevelt The Philadelphia speech will go to the nation through the joint sponsorship of Businessmen for Hoosevelt Inc and the Philadel phia city democratic committee Aimed primarily at business the time for 2 radio networks which will carry the address will be paid tioii busmessmens associa The speech will follow by a week Mr Roosevelts foreign Policy address in New York this Saturday and is the only speaking date beyond Saturday nights ad dress so far announced Lawrence estimated that be couwV5000 and could be accommodated in Shibe Park for the speech The net works which will csrry jt CBS and Blue Vital Jap Base Mostly Knocked Out By WALTER S RUNDLE American B29 SUD crfortrosses striking a Formosa e fireat Einansho air base at Tainan Tuesday and an nan declared that been knocked out as 1 major repair and center for the Japanese air force A mediumsized formation of e giant bombers thunclproti VST no fenSi Foimosa should no longer be a target for the 20th force Maj Gen Curtis E ay chief of the 20th the Chinn told mpsa DISCOVER SIZE OF U S FORCE DASH TO BASES Nimitz No Damage of Consequence to Our Warships Carriers on Okayama and Hello a medium force of the h the and required to knock last of the en at e His terse communique victory in Pacilic of the enemy On discovering they avoided withdrawn to ward their bases damaSe weeklortg strike toJa mner lsland approaches to the Philippines Nimitz said Two ships apparently destroyers or cruisers in Adm William F n S S 3rd 1ICCt econnaissance piiotographs of th rst 2 assaults 3t Okayama an yoelowafs Cashed to the ground he first time we have mm Pleltly destroyed a target The 37yearold flyin Irom Columbus Ohio e complete satisfaction with the io done by theB29s in theirfirs largescale operation since the went into m the far east on Jur Jo with a raid on the Impcria Iron and Steel Works at Yawa a on Japans home island of Ky pay dividends now IM May indicated that tlie stra tegie effect of the B29 attacks nn m and the accompanying naval car a should soon become increasingly evident developments in J Inlippmes Bonin and Palau CIS he Japanese air force in those nds as well as in the China ea and along the east China oast is bound to suffer from the oss of its maintenance and ng centers on Formosa he aps Start Drafting f 17 Year Old Boys are Domestic Gin to Be Available in Liquor Stores Lane Says aim macmnes are other important manufactures in iimporlant since time Romans Some 800 fighters escorted thc ttbers making the invading total more than 2100 The huge armada before JO a m flew over the historic Ruhr city a great part of which now m ruins It was one of the on uil clouds obscured most of the city and bombing was by instruments Early reports made enely opposition be WPP weeks 1 c gin vailable at Iowa liquor the next 2 whisky R Lane chairman of V cuairmnn of the state liquor control commis sion announced Tuesday pulsory military service Berlin radio said Tuesday and boys un der 17 also will be admitted to the armed forces were d Jfimitz blunt denial of Japanese assertions was made almost si multaneously with a war depart ment announcement that China based Superforts bombed Formosa Tuesday in their 3rd attackwithin 4 days on the fortress island Previously Nimitz announced that seaborne fighters and bombers were still attacking the Philippines opening the 2nd week of raids on the Ryukyu islands Formosa and the Philippines 2ew Japanese aerial losses ati brouerht to more than 800 the number of enemy aircraft knocked out in the 1st week of these raids The about face of the Japanese Heet apparently ended another at tempt to lure the reluctant impe rial navy into battle This flat refusal to engage the mighty HalseyMitscher force tlradio Tokyos broadcast ooast that imperial warships not nly engaged the American fleet but claimed sinking up to 52 ships ncluding 11 carriers P Nimitz also disclosed that Ad iiHi A ATItschcrs csrriGr lots destroyed 154 enemy air raft in the Oct 131415 bomb ngs of Formosa arid in defending rarner force against Nimitz earlier said 2 American hips were damaged by Japanese cnal torpedoes This communi ue reporting our fighting trcngth unimpaired substant ates his earlier statement regard ng minor damage and further ontradicts Tokyo claims Gen Douglas MacArthur an v 606666 Nazis Made Prisoner Since DDay T Headquarters AEF Paris if Supreme headquar ters announced Tuesday that 606 666 German prisoners were cap on to nd fn rte the Briish and Canadians captured 372645 and the Americans and the French captured the reminder of RAF Tempests I fast Uhich gamed fame chasinp flvinc bombs Gcrma nj f the first tune Monday They found 2 trams and set both on fire Flying through a rainstorm to army cal1 help Bnrt t r tri 10r help Rocket Typhoons silenced a bat lfCf 8UI1S near rnay m Holland with 56 rockets More than 500 American heavy bombers from Italy attacked 7 fac The whisky ration for the pe riod will be a maximum of 2 fifths ind ume said patrons would be permitted to buy a bottle of gin in leu a 2nd bottle of whisky one will be permitted to buy more than one bottle of gin how ever and if a patron gets gin he Lane fifth f A oav Austria and Czecho slovakia while escorting fighters 9 announced in Rome was had about chairman also announced that domestic sweet wines would oe taken off the ration list durin the 4week period beginning Oct 23 Customers may buy Other ration as it ncs were taken ofFthe several months ago SEN WILSON RECOVERING isfactory though slow progress he wrote frien wrote friends here The senator pulled out and minor operation ;