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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 17, 1944
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16 Thursday, Feb. 17, 1944 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE POLISH TROOPS IN FRONT LINE Burn With Visions of Stricken Homeland By CLINTON B. CONGER With Polish Second Con* in lUljr, Feb. 14.--(im--Polish soldiers, burning with visions of families and homes despoiled by the nazis, are moving into the front lines in what they hope is the final march--straight to Poland. They are men of the Pollab 2nd corps, a, vengeance-laden segment of. the Allied armies. For the paat 2 weeks they have been taking up their positions at the front, readying for the long-awaited crack at the German war machine which overran their country nearly 5 years ago. In the last 3 days I made a 350 mile tour of the Polish camps, talking with Poles from their commander, Lt. Gen. Wladyslaw Anders, down to privates in the front lines. Every man appeared convinced he was enxoute home. · The Polish corps actually is another part of the ·international bri- 'gade, for its members have come from every corner of the world, and its entry into the allied army brought the 17th element to the international expeditionary force. Many in Anders' corps were Poles living abroad at the outbreak of the war, coming from · South America, Canada and the far east.- Several are from the United. States, although the majority of Polish-Americans is in the Polish first corps or the Polish iirforce presently in England. The second corps consists mostly of Poles'who scattered all over Europe and Asia after the German army's smashing blow of September, 1939. Many have not heard from their families since then. When you ask them about home, their lips tighten and their eyes get hard. Since Poland's occupation, they have fought rearguard actions in tidy house FURNITURE POUSH Gttatu - SMS oil! the r«hff*1 buuty «f titt d with till crc*n»-»fiHe . . »,. ,, Tidy House on the Air KGLO Every Tues., Xhurs,, Sat.,9:30 a. m. FLIRTING WITH BOUNCING BETTY--U. S. paratroopers on an Italian hillside engage in the dangerous task of removing hidden mines planted by retreating Germans. A member of a detonator squad (2nd from left) 'has located a mine which another soldier digs, up and makes inoperative while their comrades lie flat on the ground in order to be "under" an explosion in case the trap be accidentally detonated. The type S mine is known as "Bouncing Betty" because of its ability to "jump" some distance above the ground before exploding. The mine detector is a wooden disc fitted to a long handle carrying a rheostat connected with head phones worn by the man in the detonator squad. When the sweeper passes over a mine it disturbs the magnetic field surrounding it, with the resultant change of tone in the "hum" of the operator's phones. Narvik and France, escaped from internment, arrest, concentration and prisoner of war camps. 5 Ask for Nomination Papers for Iowa House Des Moines, (ff)--Five republicans, 3 seeking re-election, uskec the secretary of state Thursday for nomination papers and indicated they would be candidates for the state house of representatives. They are R. E. Duflield Guthrie Center; E. J. Morrissey .Valeria and W. S. Pritchard, Garner, who will seek re-election and William S. Rice, Clinton, anc He'nry Charles Krueger, Clear Lake. Nine out of 10 American children, have one or more decayed teeth by the time they "reach the age of 6 years. ' Bur War Savings Bonds and Stamps from^yoor Globe-Gazette carrier boy. · KROPMAN GROCERY . 1 9 9th S t . N . E . Delicious ROASTED £« £ A CHICKENS ^llOU up Delicious Golden Brown Crust Home-Mode 'tflj. BREAD, Any K i n d . . I1C HOME-MADE PASTRY 43c BUTTER, Pound ......... BANANAS We Carry a Complete line of Fresh Vegetables Ice Cold COKE, 6 for MARSH2UAU.OWS Folger's, Hills Bros. COFFEE, Ib ....... PORK ond BEANS, 3 Cons for. . . . . . . 25c SOMETHING NEW PUMPERNICKEL BREADlSc 24 OZ. LOAF ON SALE AT YOUR GROCER FRI. SAT. BVTTER SIfi [RUM BUT1 D I S T R I B U T E D BY Iowa State Brand Creameries. Inc. Newspaper V-Mails 500 Baby Photos By DEN.MS DALTON United Press Staff Correspondent Cleveland,. 01.PJ -- Just about a year ago a photographer of the "Cleveland Press" approached the newspaper's managing editor with an idea which today probably is bringing more happiness to married servicemen than any other single item from home. The photographer was Clayton Knipper, and the idea was to send pictures of their sons and daughters to fathers whose children were born after, they had joined the armed forces. Managing editor Norman Shaw was enthusiastic about the idea. For some reason, however, the pictures failed to reach the fathers through the ordinary mails. It was then that Fred W. Alexander, engraving room superintendent, came to the reseat. He suggested that th* baby pictures be printed directly on V-mail stationery. ' It worked. Since then the Press" alone has provided nearly 500 V-mail pictures, and the idea has spread to scores of other newspapers throughout the country. The first servicemen to receive h,j baby's picture by V-mail from the "Fress" was Sgt. Alfred G. Reclmagle, w ho wrote back to his wife: "I carry the picture around with me wherever I go, and Fve shown it to everyone in camp." The "Press" had its reward in that one letter alone. Since the first picture/ was mailed out the "Press" has made --free o£ charge, of course--V-mail prints that have been sent to every part of the globe where the army, navy and marines are receiving mail--from Greenland to the South Pacific, from Italy to China from Panama to Alaska from England to Africa. One soldier from the Middle East wrote: "After I saw the picture 1 knew what r nave been waiting and waiting to know for sure, (hat you and the baby are well and strong." From the Solomons: "Gosh darling, the picture did me more good than a million letters I'll always carry, it with me: it will nsver leave me." From Iran: "jtfo words can express the great enjoyment my wife and son's picture brought me Thank you for your interest in our happiness." Some servicemen are given precedence over others in extreme cases, such as the wounded soldier who was lying in a hospital far from home. His baby's picture was rushed, so that it might speed his recovery. Once another tragic development torced the "Press" photographer to hurry the job. A sdldier's baby was critically ill and it was important that a picture be taken before death intervened and robbed the father o£ the sight of his child. Last summer, the Post Office in Washington ordered a stop to the V-mail pictures, and most of the newspapers which had adopted the dea--with the exception of the ·Press ' discontinued the · service. T:.e "Press," however, continued mailing the pictures overseas Finally, the Post Office threatened to stop the pictures from caving the country. Then editor Shaw got on the ling-distance clcphone. He vigorously protested ne ban to lovernment officials. Later, he went to Washington and convinced the War Department to revise the postal regulations concerning mail to servicemen. Photographer Knipper says the dea occurred to him while rearing a story about a serviceman who -bombarded his wife back home with dozens of questions about the son he had never seen "I just thought it would be a rood idea to send him a picture of the boy, that's all," Knipper says modestly. ' Stimson Says Allies Firmly Established on Beachhead; Backs Up Delay in Dispatches Washington, (UW-iSecretary o t War Henry L, Stimson Thursday suggested "keep your shirt on" about the Anzio beachhead battle in Italy and inrerentially approved the halting or direct news dfs patches from the scene o£ fight-*- iiff. Director Elmer Davis ot the office ot war information, however,' said he was going to make representations to the war department about the handling of news from Italy. He Indicated that he felt the censorship there has exceeded the necessities of military security. Stimson said at his news conference that there was "uncalled for pessimism near the end of last week" about the beachhead situation although still heavier German attacks may have to be met and "much bitter fighting is ahead." But the allies are "firmly established," he continued sftid "the fact remains that the enemy tried very hard to cut up our beachhead forces during the past week and failed to do so." Questioned about the halting o£ dispatches from the beachhead and the high command's order that news reports be sent by carrier to Naples Stimson said: . for censorship, Piraeous, port ol ancient and nodern Athens, was blitzed by Sulla, Roman general, in 86 B. C and not rebuilt for 1,900 years. Buy IVar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. "Gen. Sir Henry Maitland Wilson, commanding the Mediterranean theater, is the best possible judge of factors affecting the operations in that theater." Davis, preparing to meet with high military and naval officials, told a. reporter; · "We- fully realize the requirement*, of security in such a mili- tary situation and certainly don't want (t violated In any retptct. However, I think the public Is entitled to the fullest and rapldest supply of news consistent with security." Asked if he considered the news from the Anzio beachhead "the fullest and rapidest supply," Davis replied: "The public certainly hasn't been getting very much." Stimson said that on the Anzio beachhead the allies have superiority in air power, artillery, tanks and anti-tank guns. He said excessive optimism followed the initial landing on the beachhead. Then, he added, excessive gloom developed when the Germans gathered their forces. It will be well to take a more balanced view of the stern conflicts which lie ahead, he said. (Undersecretary of War Robert P. Patterson last Thursday said the German threat to the beachhead was "not to be minimized." President Roosevelt on Friday said the situation there was tense.) Asked to elaborate on his advice to "keep your shirt on," Stimson said to the assembled reporters: "I am not scolding you. I am not scolding anybody. Perhaps it is good advice for me." Asked whether he approved of the decision by the high command YOUR GROCER IS FEATURING A SALE OF (trains it pours PLAIN OR IODIIIB Thompson 0Neil Co "$?" SERVICE GROCERS '«?" FROSTED FOODS Buy Birds Eye Green Peas \.' 27c Mixed Vegetables ... 27c BEEF ROASTS, «)O Chuck, g pts. Ib. . . . . . . 5C FORK ROASTS, no Loin End, 4 pts. Ib. . . . ZSC SLICED BACON, «JO 4 pts. Ib. . ' JOC BEEF SHORT RIBS, «A 5 Pts. Ib fcUC lowana LINK «jQ SAUSAGE, 4 pts. Ib. . . JOC HAM SHANKS, I Q 3-4 Ibs.--Ib IOC Fresh Dressed Chickens Oysters - Jones Sausage I FOR GUARANTEED BAKING 24i/ilb. Bag 1.39 POTATOES No. 1 Idaho RUSSETS, 10 Ibs. BUTTER, Clear Lake, Ib. CORN MEAL, oo 5 Ib. sack ZJC 25c 29c .17c 15c 27c GRAHAM FLOUR, 5 Ib. sack : . . . 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Of these 465 were killed, 1,138 wounded and 12 missing, he sajd. 91Hiadets~ End Studies Iowa City--Certificates of grud- uation awarded to milltui-y students at the University of Iowa for specialized work will total 811 af- «r March 11, only 432 less than degrees granted. to civilian stud «ts at the last 3 convocations. In March, 155 army air corps pre-meteoro!ogists will finish their work. Largest group of srevice men to graduate were 556 ASTP cadets Jan. 28, while 200 pre- meteorologists of a different class fmiihed last November, Civilians who won degrees the last 3 convocations totalle 1,343, including 571 last April, 463 in August, and '310 in Decembei-J Chanijing wuv needs have forcecl cancellation of nearly 2 billioiJ dollars ii war contracts for thJ automotive industry, MrsClarks SALAD DRESSING HELPFUL SUGGE US CALUMET BAKmG POWDER 16-01. « M _ . Can 1/C SAIT a k Sprat I9c Jack s P rot pure 1fi -o*- 9*4. Assorted Flavors.. Jar JjC CORN FLAKES ,., 15c GREEN BEANS ZZ*"".^? 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