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January 4, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 20

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20 THURSDAY, JANUARY 4, 1945 lowan Sends Leaf lets to Enemy Camp By FRANK MILES (Iowa Daily Press War Correspondent) .' in Italy, Jan. , Ronald Carley ,u -v r" 11 ' 8 ' m the 34th division of the 5th army, helps take prisoners with paper ammunition. O n e of his jobs is to see that leaflets a r e fired from American guns i n t o e n e m y . ranks, w h i c h , w i l l convince j r e a d e r s they c a n best serve Germany and themselves b y surrendering. The m a j o r .MILES. and 2 British, officers, standing in half-knee deep mud, told me details of the operation. He showed me what nazi soldiers may read in their own laaguage and the English translations so that gunners \vill know what they are firing One leaflet described how Hitler and other nazi leaders speak and act, then quoted President Roosevelt and General Eisenhower on -what nazi conspirators may -expect if captured and how Germans, who lay down their arms will be treated. ' Another set out how the German soldier can and should speak- to save himself and dependents from the clutches of their present masters. Germans, who came into American lines carrying a leaflet, were guaranteed fair treatment, good food, medical-treatment if ill or wounded and a return home after the war as soon as possible. "In no case to my knowledge has faith ever been broken with a German, who came to us as a result of reading one o£ our leaflet appeals," said Major Carley who joined the Iowa National Guard 17 years ago. "The happiness of most of these prisoners upon find ing we keep our word is indeed There is another kind, however, whom we have to watch closely. They are the fanatical nazis, who are taken only after desperate fighting in which they finally realized they had either to .quit or die, and chose the former course. Those fellows may be mean in captivity and murderous if they think they can get away with it. ' "We study stories of prisoner* carefully. Some, especially those who accept our invitation to surrender, tell the truth in answer to questions in so far as they can with the intelligence and knowledge they have. Some impart untruths because they do not know the facts. Some deliberately lie to help the cause for which they were fighting. y "A favorite trick of a clever liar is to profess to be very humble and abject before us. -I want to work for you now,' he will say in effect, with a feigned friendly smile. "He will assert that his comrades out there are beaten in mind and body and are without food, water and equipment, or he will say he knows they have retreated from an area. If we be- Jieve him we may march into a daadly ambush. f .. ** e treat _all of our prisoners lairly but the firmness necessary for each one if we can " Lt. Col. Robert J. Shaw of Si»- ourney and Des Moi'nes, is hound for a new assignment after service with the Brazilian expeditionary force of the 5th army.- He has been awarded the Brazilian order b Tla' merit ' grade ° £ ° mcer ' carenhas de Moraes, in command" - C o l o n e l Shaw, commander of tne Iowa Department of The American Legion in 1940, was ^orated by the French in recos- wtth them in Africa" and''^/^ cassmo campaign. He is a lawyer by profession, dro\s an ambulance for the French before the United States got into World War 1, was JT, the American army awhile, became a 1923, is a past president of the 7th Corps and Iowa Reserve Officers association, and was state occupa- £TM -? f ' s ° r . for selective service ?£? f?P tcmber 19« to January 1942 Always keenly interested in military safety, he was either sec- re,ary or chairman of the national derense committee at national fiTons^u^r^^r""^" 5 for »S?^,,i. s !"TM'-.«« *«« MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE FLOOR SAMPLES and ODD PIECES t ' J °« hn P " Miller - ° f Lincoln, M P TM manager in civilian Jfe, now a personnel officer at Athens, Greece, claims Iowa rela- in°"t' P Because his wife is mak- Mr anrt 1 h T° m V With her P^Cnts, , hi » hV 1 !?- ?' E Brown o£ Shelby, xvhile he is overseas. : . ATTENDS WEDDING Ackley -- Nicholas Kenin»er ISSfV'* S ° n ° f JIr " a "d Mrs! 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