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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 1, 1944, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL L Sees Charm of Emerald Isle Country By W EARL HALL GlobeGazette Managing Editor Letter No S London Air its true what they say and sing aboul the River Shannon down there in the Limerick area of old Erin It may even be that the story has been somewhat understated That was the impression I gained the other day on my fieet on the wellnamed Emerald isle I traveled some 50 miles through the countryside I saw Limerick at close range I ate Irish food I metand talk ed with Irish people All of these thingsI enjoyed My one regret was that my stay had to be so limited My time in South Ireland began with a de licious breakfast in the very early crack of dawn in fact It consisted of thick tasty ham an egg a dish of porridge coffee toast and an assortment o jams and honey It wasnt the kind of meal thai leads to a lesser waist line I salvec my conscience however with the reasoning that it would probably be the last big breakfast Id have in some time A motor fide along the Shannon river gave us a closeup view o Irish agriculture and of Irish vil lage life with an occasional glimpse of an ancient castle re minder of an era long since pas in Eire The towns are stretched out alongthe road with business houses flush against the pave ment andthe dwellings set just far enough back to accommodate a front yard flower garden On onr entire journey we en countered no more than a half dozen motor vehicles There were bicycles and there were 2 whee carts drawn by 1 horse But trucks and automobiles were almost miss ing While we dont have in as you do in Airier r lea a observed shouldntsthinlcilheyrei asjscarce here as they seemtobe do have quite a few automobiles and trucks but theyre mostly tied up for lack of petrol The chief distinguishing mark of the Limerick countryside 3 should say is the network of stone iences Theyre everywhere anc they run every which way In some cases the stones are held together by masonry but more often they are merely piled one on the other They serve 2 pur poses They provide boundaries for the fields But perhaps even more important they enable the users of the land to dispose of the rocks from their land Dairying obviously dominates the agriculture of this section ol Ireland Rather nice looking herds of cattle were to be seen all along the way and there were several rather sizable creameries Pas tores were Insh from an adequacy of moisture Sprinkled among the pastures fields of small grain in shock Mostly it was wheat with an occasional field of oats barley or rye Bundles in an Irish xvheat field are set one upon another in a manner that makes theshocks look like our American shocks of corn Fields are universally small and irregularly shaped As we bumped along over the hardtop road I kept thinking of some of my ab stractor friends back home and the fun theyd have arriving at an ample description of the plots of real estate The River Shannon itsell is sizable stream easyflowing and tranquil At Limerick it has begu to broaden out into its wide es tuary Its definitely a part of the charm of southwestern Eire Some day Id like to go back and stay longer much longer Negro Thinks He Has Fighting Chance in Carolina Senator Vote Columbia S Car Bel gium educated South Carolina against a dem ocratic governor and a republican for the South Carolina senate seat D Cotton Ed pressed confidence Friday that he has a fighting chance to beat the field in the November gen eral electipn The Negro 51 year old Osceola McKaine of Sumter was nomin ated Wednesday by the Progress Negro democratic party and was believed to be the first mem ber of his race to seek public of fice in the state on a democratic ticket His opponents will be Gov Olin D Johnston who defeated Smith in the recent state democratic primary and James B Gaston the GOP nominee COHP DEPARTMENT OP ARCHIVES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CCTY IOWA FMDAY SEPTEMBER 1 1944 Associated Prtsa and Buy your War Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy aper onsss a wo Secton fiJQ JJJ AMERICANS AT BELGIAN BORDER Iowa Free Gate Fair Opens k it i J j 4H BOYS SET NEW RECORD IN STOCK ENTRIES First Gala Show in Grandstand Will Be Given Friday Evening With the dawns early light Fri day the North Iowa Fair grounds became a socalled beehive oJ activity if bees are active in a hive Personally weve never been close enough to a hive to know but few townspeople as yet hac been close enough to the fair grounds to know what is going on either The wind blew sharp and cold across the emptiness of the grounds Thursday as xvorkmen put up tents built stands and booths put the cover over the grandstand putup bleachers built the stage for Tne fairs night shows and made ready to receive the livestock which began coming in late Thursday after noon Friday morning however brighl early the fairgrounds had a different look Everywhere was activity The John Francis shows were on the grounds early put tins up their attractions Tents sprang up like weeds in a garden everywhere and for seemingly no reason at all And the snn came out Harm and bright Everything had a place and was rapidly being put in place for the opening of the big 4 dayfreegate fair on Friday afternoon Friday was entry day how the entries were pouring in morning 0 rarae ofworkers by getting their work done on Thursday One of the most extensive exhibits of homemaking canning and other projects by these girls be shown this with demonstrations by the girls them selves on Saturday afternoon Boys 4H livestock entries also promised to top all records Housed in a huge circus tent south of the horse barn at the fair grounds the cattle exhibit this year is among the fairs besl And the horse barn itself will be full of interest with no end of horses and colts being entered The first big show before the grandstand will swing into action Friday night at 8 oclock when the Mason City municipal band will play a concert and Ernie Young will present his Victory Revue featuring the 16 dancing debutantes the 6 Charm Singers Moore and Edith noted dancers Vince Borelli and His Band and Dave Malcolm master of cere monies This show will seen on Fri day night only Sunday night there will be a complete chance of bill when the Cavalcade of Hits will open a 2 day stand Along with the Victory Revue will be shown 6 acts of vaudeville including the Joe Thomas Saxo phone Four the Three Ambassa dorettes the Three Vagabonds Phil and Bonny Bill and Nancy Long and the Three MakeBe lieves This bill of vaudeville will con tinue through Saturday and Sun day afternoon and evening A new bill will be here for Mondays pro gram Opening also on Saturday after noon will be Hoaglans Hippo drome and Circus acts one of the outstanding horse shows in the business today With jumping horses high school horses chariot races English push ball and many other exciting features this promises to be one of the out standing events at this years fair Judging by the 4H boys on Sat urday afternoon leadingto the big Baby Beef sale on Monday the climax of the fair also win hold the interest of rural Cerro Gordo on Saturday The fair is on bigger than last year with all the features of old time the outside gate free to all Condition of Norris Is Very Critical McCook Nebr UR Former Senator George W Norris condi tion was described as very criti cal Friday by attending physi cians who said rre is steadily growing weaker Norris 83 who suffered a cerebral hemorrhage Tuesday was reported still in a semiconscious condition Doctors aid his pulse was more rapid nan it Had been and that his cmperature was high Pope Pius Declares Spirit of Injustice Is Dying Out EBERBACH N AZI CHIEF CAUGHT Captured While He Is Eating Breakfast Supreme Headquarters AEF S Heinrich Hans Eberbach commander of the shattered Ger man 7th army was captured with 7 of his staff officers near Amiens headquartersdisclosed Friday He had succeeded Col Gen Paul Hausser wounded during the French campaign Eberbach is a regular army of ficer rather than an SS general but has been considered a pro nazi The advancing allied troops so took him by surprise that he was caught at the breakfast table Thursday morning It was not jmmediately dis closed where he was taken pris oner except that it was on the 21st army group front where British and Canadians are stab bing swiftly north from the Seine to beyond the Somme ARRIVES IN ENGLAND London Fran cis J Spellman of New York City arrived in England Friday to visit United States military hospitals and army airfields and to confer with Catholic chaplains He h a s been in Italy f nig WU r This barbaric world is going to endand a new world of hu manity and Christianity is to be created the pontiff continued The new world most be one or social justice and fraternity of all the human family the pope said After so many years of un certainty humanity expects of the world a better social order This social reform must be based on divine justice The new world must be such that men will not have to worry about their bread and shelter he continued The social state of workers must be improved and capitalism will have to make con cessions to this end At the end of this war which has upset all aspects of life and produced new thoughts the pope foresaw the beginning of a vio lent struggle between various currents of thought and said great efforts would be needed to prevent misery famine and dis sipation He pleaded for winners and losers to join in the postwar so cial order Hoosier Shows Great Faith in Advertising Bedford Ind W faith in advertising hath no man than the author of the following classified advertisement in the Bedford TimesMail amount of money sent to me by anyone at any time will be greatly appreciated I sure need it Bert Phipps route 5 Bed ford 1100 AMERICAN By Troops Bucharest Aug 31 Delayed Russian troops arriving in this Romanian capital Thursday found 1100 American airmen here prisoners of war who had been liberated the day King Mihai pro claimed an armistice and who have since been given the run of the city I stood with a group of these plucky Yankees and watched a soviet motorized column move through the streets Among the liberated allied air men in the city I was told are about 22 Britons The Americans had been con fined in 2 camps those who went down during the low level bom bardment of Ploesti 13 months ago being confined in a stockade near Brasov and the remainder in a camp at Bucharest Their treatment has been far from severe the airmen them selves told me and the gates of both prisons were thrown open within a matter of minutes after Mihai issued his armistice procla mation The flyers were particularly elated over the German bombard ment of the prison wing of the hospital where a nukber of Americans had been kept prior to Aug 24 On that day they moved out and German prisoners were moved in Only a few hours later nazi divebombers came over ap parently singled out the building and plastered it with bombs m VS TowfewHrX IT T REDS HEAD FOR JUNCTION WITH TITOS FORCES Drive Toward Serbias Northeast Mountains Skirt Transylvania Alps Moscow army flying columns skirting the southern shoulder of the Transylvanian Alps after marching triumphantly through Bucharest headed Friday in the direction of Serbias north eastern mountains where Mar shal Titos partisans are battling the common enemy A junction between soviet and Yugoslav partisans forces became a prospect of the near future as Gen Rodion Y Malinovskys ar mored scouts approached within 120 miles of the YugoslavRo manian frontier The German command was re ported trying to organize a new defense line along the OH river which runs within 75 miles of Serbian territory A vital northsouth railway parallels the west bank of the Olt connecting of Tran sylvanias the Wallachian Danube port of Cor abia across the stream from Bul garia Malinovsky threatened to cut this waterline at the southern en trance to Turnu Pass whose pos session would safeguard his right wing while he drove across the Danube plain to make contact with Tito The soviet leaders forces which paraded past the rubble of Ger manbombed buildings in Buchar est Thursday atqyfc raipidly west ward along BucharestCraiova railway Front line dispatches said the Germans were still in disorderly flight up the Danube valley Bucharests warweary popu lace saw Malinovsky bare the mechanical power of his army Huge selfpropelled guns ar mored tanks and a seemingly end less stream of motorized infan try crossed the city from end to end A Red Star correspondent Alex ander Krivitsky wrote proudly from Bucharest Not a single one of our fight ers walked in the capitals streets They all were in trucks This was a real triumph He added that Romanians had told him You have so many tanks you need a hundred Ploesti oil fields to supply you A dispatch direct from Buchar est by Associated Press war Cor respondent Joseph Morton com mented on the number of Ameri canmade vehicles in the parade Krivitsky said Romanians also told him Its very good the Germans wont be back but its too bad we didnt ask for peace earlier After the Russian display of strength Bucharest was reported returning to seminormal condi tions German Coastal Guns Throw Nearly100 Shells at England London Heavy German coastal guns near Boulogne hurled nearly 100 shells early Friday in a 4hour barrage which Berlin said was drum fire of the heav iest type against the English in vasion port routes Several British seacoast towns were reported heavily damaged and at least one man was killed Boulogne is on the channel 28 miles south of Dover and in the path of swiftly advancing allied arms It appeared possible that the Germans with their commun ications shattered were trying to unload as much ammunition as possible upon England before the allies arrived English channel reports said that a widi area was shelled and that the attack was vicious Berlin radio tried to make a mystery of the shelling with the assertion that no explanation can be obtained from competent cir cles as to whether this drum fire constitutes measures against fur ther invasion preparation or whether new longdistant wea pons have gone into action British coastal batteries an swered the salvos of 5 to 8 shells DIES AFTER FALL Des Moines L Smock 84 died Thursday night ot injuries suffered several hours earlier in a fall down the base ment stairs at his home Take Verdun Sedan as British Virtually Shut Off Rocket Coast Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force Amer ican avalanche of men and tanks passed over the historic fortress cities Sedan and Verdun rolling UPTO ORACROSS the Belgian border and threatening to spill over into GERMANY BEFORE NIGHTFALL Friday The German radio said 2 groups of 6 to 8 American divisions each were pushing on from Verdun and already were overrunning the Lorraine basin annexed by Germany in 1S40 and considered by Berlin a part of the reich itself HHI i range Third Army Headquarters in France forces cap tured St Mlhiel Friday of the advancing Americans the broadcast said The British virtually closed off 80 miles of the rocket coast with a bolt of armor as the drove m hot pursuit along 270mile front Cairo WVThe Bulgarian stice talks were temporanly suspocket where they suffered heavV pended Friday the resienacasualties in a test tube tavasiorTz tlnn nf crnirnTnvnAVif tion of the government of Ivan Bagrianov Supreme Headquarters AEF troops were re ported to have opened the battle front were only2 of Belgium in the Ardennes for Hatvre Trf est north of Verdun Friday night fort Qn 3 He the U S 3rd armys tanks lrom and swarming I riflemen surged nast the mSA 27 the Belgian border The red yellow and blackflags of Belgium already flew over the governments buildings in London in anticipation of the arrival of Rolling Faster Than Censors Can Clear Reports Sedan Headquarters and beyond Verdun in little more AEF P1653 War Ccr time than it took to drive through Robert C Miller re ported Frit est whil and riflemen fallen fortress of Verdun in a lightning drive that Berlin said had broken into AlsaceLorraine only 25 miles from Germany Supreme Headquarters AEF outer works of the maginot line where some military men thought the fleeing Germans might stand and fight were breached and overrun Friday by fastrolling American drives across the Meuse belott YAIEESSIGL UP PAUL WflNER SPORTS New York New York Yankees battling for the Ameri can league pennant Friday signed Paul Waner 41 veteran National league outfielder who had been released earlier in the week by the Brooklyn Dodgers The form er Pittsburgh Pirate star who is rated as one of the greatest hit ters in National league history was eligible to play with the Yankees when they met the Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium Friday Nazi Spokesman Admits Situation in North France Is Hopeless London German mili tary spokesman described the German situation Friday in north ern France as hopeless for the time being Speaking over the Berlin radio of 2 big allied bulges in the Amiens and Meuse areas the spokesman compared the plightof the Germans now with their hopeless situation 4 weeks ago which he said had been mas tered REWARD IS OFFERED Minot N Dak UR Nels Bjerke Flaxton N Dak Satur day posted a reward for in formation leading to the arrest and conviction of the killer of his brother Thomas Bjerke 46 year old Flaxton farmer whose body was found hanging from his car on a road near Tagus State and county officials pressed the hunt for the slayer Weather Report FORECAST Mason City Fair and rather warm Friday afternoon Clear and cool Friday night Saturday fair and warmer Iowa Fair and mild Friday after noon Increasing cloudiness and warmer Saturday Minnesota Fair south and de creasing cloudiness north por tion Friday night Saturday in portion by afternoon cool Fri day night and warm Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Thursday 69 Minimum Thursday night 47 At 8 a m Friday 52 Rain trace YEAR AGO Maximum 87 Minimum 58 Precipitation 38 son years ago Thl stime the Canadi ans hardly fired a shot in seizing the port Other spearheads said broad casts from the front were only 2 ported Friday from the 3rd army f front that the Americans were rolling up the miles faster than the censors could clear dispatches on their progress the allfes at the border and the imminence of arid the Germans admitted that the fight for northern France was as good as over The British slashing away at a rate of nearly 30 miles a day stabbed to Longpre but 10 miles from Abbeville where the Ger t mans reached the channel in 1940 and ail but cut off all the channel coast southward to Le Havre The British were within 65 miles of Calais where German guns have barked at Dover across the narrowest part of the channel for more than 4 years A 22mile race north of Amiens took another British column to He buterme 12 miles from Arras and 39 miles from the fields of Flan ders in Belgium While the British neared Dun kirk the Canadians to the south west worked off another grudge driving to within 3 miles of Dieppe where 3000 Canadians were lost in the raid of 1942 While Montgomery threatened toclose a fist on Calais and Dun kirk this time with Germans in the trap area Berlin broadcasts reported a swerving American coUimn of 6 armored and motor ized divisions had cut off Ger f mans in the Seine and Somme areas reaching the Vervins area 30 miles northwest of Rethel and 15 miles from the Belgian border But it was to the northeast through the Ardennes invasion route the Sedan gap and then across the Meuse backdoor to the Marmot line that the main American thrust seemed directed Lt Gen George S Pattons r armor ground out an advance of 65 miles in less than 24 hours to reach Verdun a pace which left official headquarters commu niques lagging many hours be hind But even at that gait he FEW FLEEING On a 70mile front Americans f had stabbed to or across the Bel gian border in the vicinity of his toric Sedan reached to within 49 miles of the German frontier at Verdun and in an eastward thrust through St Dizier to Commercy had advanced to within 58 miles of Germanys Saar could CATCH GERMANS They had crossed at a jump he famous Argonne forest and the Meuse where Gen John J Pershlnirs doughboys fought for 6 bitter weeks in 1918 and had driven through or past some of the most important works of the old French Maginot line Verdun is only 30 miles from creasing cloudiness with show the Duchy of Luxembourg and 46 ers southwest and extreme west miles from the rail center of Metz Tlrtvffnn KT a f f rn it 1A vtlTn Commercy is 14 miles from Toul and 25 miles from Nancy important fortress cities in the border region and only 10 miles south of St Mihtel where Araeri can troops made history in 1918 With Lt Gen Courtney H Hodges first U S army on the left and Pattons forces on the right the Americans were driving a huge spike into the same vital area where in 1918 Pershings pcnetraiion across lines of escape out of northern France and Bel ;