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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 19*5 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Allies Will Punish War Criminals By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Tress War Analyst How many times do you figure you've heard the wish expressed that some force, unhampered by red-tape, might sweep into Germany and exact s u m m a r y vengeance f o r war guilt and t h e a w f u l crimes the reich h a s perpetrated? j I n n umerable [times, without d o u b t . A n d probably just as often have you ... _ ., dismissed the MacKenkles idea as fantastic. Yet, as the huge allied vise tightens on Hitlerdom the indications are that this seemingly farfetched wish might come true HITLER GAINED TIME BY THRUST Offensive Took Supplies, Prolonged Europe War By BOYD D. LEWIS United Press War Correspondent Paris, (U.PJ--Adolf Hitler's desperate thrust into the Ardennes failed in all its major objectives, but it chewed up American men, armor, and supplies that had been massed for an offensive of their own; and prolonged the war anywhere from one to 6 months. This sober judgment o£ the German offensive is based on infor- malion obtained from reliable sources, while covering 3 army fronts--the 7th, 1st, and 9th--dur- ing the month following the German break-through. A captured member of Hitler's escort guard said the fuehrer addressed a conference of army gen- - -- ,,,,. erals, including von Rundstedt, fetched wish mi Dec. 3; and called for his forces after all. to reach the Meuse river in 3 days Punishment of and Antwerp in 3 weeks. course, involves The capture of Antwerp, Hitler, said, would cut off 38 allied divisions north of the break-through area and deal a, death blow to the American expeditionary force.. He even hoped one of the allies would be knocked out of the European war. Rundstedt was to smash through with such terrific speed that vast allied gasoline and supply dumps would be overrun, enabling the Germans to feed off their booty. Liege and Namur were to fall like ripe plums, and the race northwest to Antwerp was to be aided in its final phase by. a coup de grace delivered from northern Holland, where forces drained off from Norway and other sources v were massed. The offensive was halted by the American 2nd armored division 3 miles from the Meuse. There Rundsledt's men, unable to capture sizable supply damps east of the Meuse, began to run out of foort and fuel for their tanks. Then the American first army beat Rundstedt to the punch by attacking before the nazi commander had a chance toregroup for a new lunge toward Namur and Liege. With the initiative lost and allied forces attacking from 3 sides, 'the paramount task for the Germans became the withdrawal of as much as possible of their combat forces to avoid encirclement. ·But of the more than 7(10 tanks committed for the offensive, between 500 and 600 were estimated conservative to h a v e b e e n wrecked so far by American ground forces and planes. Among the enemy tanks knocked out were many of the prized 70-ton Kin* Tigers.- The allies Knew it 'was all over as long ago as Jan. 3,1.when the Germans began to withdraw their striking force in north Holland. The-Russians said one division, originally from Norway, h a d turned up in Hungary. Von Rundstedt's principal gains unquestionably were time and the at least temporary initiative. At the. very least, he prolonged the war a month and I have talked with some ranking officers who believe 6 months would be a closer estimate. It is also no secret that von Rundstedt barely beat an allied offensive to the punch and American men nod materiel have been expended which otherwise" would have gone into carvins a breach in the west wall, But at the same time, by making and losing their supreme gamble in the west, the Germans sealed their own fate, come later though it may. oldest given .outside page recognition was Miss Helen Paske, of South Woodford, daughter of a clergyman. She was 104. But Mr. Gabb acknowledge! that front pagers were scooped by an elderly Irishman, Mr. Patrick Lucas Hamilton, whose death in faraway Timaru, New Zealand, at the age of 114 was reported by the times on an inside page. Whjr he t o o k up Mi unusual hobby,'Mr. Gabb doe* not explain, Be did remark, however, that his own paternal grandfather was born In 1782 and laid in eloslnr his letter: 'You and y o u r readers will rightly deduce that I am nearing the shadow of the zone of longevity." · No one knows that zone better. But, cheerfully wishing everyone a Happy New Year, Mr. Gabb shows no interest in becoming one of his own statistics. Truckers Ask Modification of Weights De» Moinei, (P)--The Iowa Motor Truck association, which contends trucking is the state's 2nd largest industry, asked the legislature Wednesday to make permanent a wartime modification of restrictions on truck weights so as to make for uniformity among states. "Our truckers are operating now under a wartime proclamation issued by former Gov. George WU-; son which lifted restrictions as to weight limitations so as to make for uniformity between states, thereby removing trade barriers in the movement of war material and food supplies," said John H Gillespie, secretary-manager of the association. "We hope that this legislature will see fit," he continued in a prepared statement mailed to all legislators, "To make the present uniformity in regulations between states permanent. Iowa is one of the 4 lowest states in axle ( w e i g h t ) limitations. However, Iowa highways compare with the best in the nation and the limitation should be uniform." Under the proclamation, the maximum weight per axle is 18,000 pounds, which Gillespie said had been recommended by the public roads administration and many other national groups. Under Iowa law, the maximum is 17,000 pounds for resident Iowa licenses and/ 16,000 pounds for non-resident Iowa licenses. 'The proclamation limitation is to continue in effect for the duration. The law limitations, Gilles- pie contended, set up "an artificial barrier to the free flow of traffic within the state as well as between the states." Agriculture is. the only industry in Iowa that is larger than trucking, he asserted. $1,000 Scholarship in Quiz on Constitution Fort Worth, Tex., (U.PJ--A total of $2,905 will be given to the winners of a quiz contest on the constitution of the United States by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Eleventh nnd 12th grades from 23 senior high schools in Fort Worth and Tarrant county are eligible to enter the contest, which has as its top prize a $1,000 4 year scholarship to Texas Christian university or Texas Wesleyan U. S. Casualties Listed by Irish Newspapers Belfast, (U.R) -- American casualty lists with pictures of personnel killed in action are beinS prominently featured in northern Irish newspapers. This is because many of the men who were married to Irish girls had become as well known hero as they were at home. Both Irish and United States home addresses are given with a short biographical sketch including details of marriages and, where permissible, of service in northern Ireland. Turn Evil to Good Indianapolis, Ind., (U.R)--Seven girls cf the Lukas-Harold company recommended this method of saving money for the numerous drives that always are being pushed. They have a toy bank, labeled "swear box," and every time one of them or anyone in the room cusses, it costs him or her a nickel. They claim the amount grows rapidly. YOU CAN PAY MORE but you cannot buy finer Diamonds than you will find at ADY'S WATCH SHOP 19 West State Phone 889 war guilt, destruction _ r ..,, . vm , , ^ j \*C3 H Uk UUU Vi Prussian militarism and the nazism which is a foul parasitical growth of the Prussian putrefaction that has been the curse of Europe for generations. We need no reminder that the war crimes involve barbaric horrors--the massacres and tortures of countless civilians, and the murder of prisoners of war, such as the Hitlerites have carried out against American boys recently. These 'atrocities call for the punishment of individuals --of those who actually committed the crimes and of those who ordered, them--from the top down.' A couple of days ago anxiety was created in united nations by reports in London that the tilled war crimes commission had abandoned plans to try Hitler and other axis leaders. This was all the more shocking because of remembrance that the end of the last war saw punishment of Individuals thrown overboard after the allies had made themselves hoarse with yelling; "hane the kaiser." However, the trend of events indicates that, war commission or no war commission, the guilty'will be punished this time. Coincident with the London report--or perhaps in answer to it--: the Moscow radio broadcast this blunt statement, made in the newspaper Pravada: · "We ourselves will judge our torturers and this we will entrust to nobody. We' wake with' the thought of Berlin and with the same thought we lie' down to sleep." That's quiet language, but it has a chill In it Russia, with her blacklist of thousands of German war criminals, proposes to carry oat her own Judgment and pnolsh- ments. Russia isn't a. member- of the war guilt commission, and when the Muscovite* say they will act on their own, they will act. On top of this we get British Prime Minister Churchill's declaration in the.house of commons Tuesday that "the war will be prolonged until unconditional surrender has been obtained." This gratifying promise is made as the red armies are crashing the German lines in a mighty new offensive reaching from East Prussia on. the north, down across Poland to the Carpathians. Berlin says the Russians "are out to force a decision of the war," and that likely is true. They're out for the'kili, and on to the Berlin that Pravda says they dream about. Hope Judge Falls Often Indianapolis, Ind., (U.PJ--More Marion- county prisoners undoubtedly wish that Judge John L. McNelis would slip on the -ice and fall again. For the last time the judge did this, he ordered 2 prisoners to dean the ice off the sidewalk and then granted them each a release a week early. Discarded canvas makes paper saving shopping bag . Old lawn chair canvajor other heavy clolh sewed as illustrated makes an easily carried shopping bag ... helps your grocer save war-needWpapcr. --BUT- to save time in shopping, and steps and gasoline too, remember the e*sy-to-us» buying information in the YHLOWPAGE0 Englishman Makes Hobby of Obituaries By HAL, BOYLE With The 17. S. 1st A r m y in Belgium, Jan. 12, (Delayed), (#)-At a moment when the world is shaken with battles, it is consoling to pick up s copy of the London Times and read of Mr C B Gabb, of the East Sussex dub at St. Leonard's-on-the-sea. You may never have heard of Mr. Gabb--I never had until- I stumbled upon a copy of the Jan. 4 issue of the Times in a Belgian house--but Mr. Gabb is one of the most single-minded m e n of his generation. His hobby Is longevity. While other Englishmen have been star- In*- down their wives, foveraine the empire or stewing their stomachs at the neighborhood pub, Mr. Gabb has been studying- assiduously the front pase obituary columns of the times, quietly noting the passing ot those who hav« managed to thumb their notes at passing time. For 30 years, through the dig- tractions of 2 World wars, economic depressions, political storms and the spread of central heating, Mr. Gabb carefully and conscientiously has. chronicled and tabulated the men and women around the globe who lived to be 80--and in death made the front page of the Times. · His 30 years of solid and solitary research is summarized in a gracious, column-long letter to the Times giving the fruit of his long labors. He does not cite statistics on now you can dodge the grave for 90 years. lie merely records without comment--hut the artful reader can pick np a few-hints from his studies. , F ° r . example, in reporting deaths in 1944 of 480 persons of 90 and older, he says 331 were women. And he notes slyly that 190 of these women were married--20 of them to clergymen. Mr. Gabb and the Times have recorded in 30 years the deaths of 12,508 persons ot 90 and older and SOI persons who had reached or passed the 100 year mark. Last year there were only 12 centenarian deaths--a slump from ,17 in1943--«nd the palm for the CHINA SHOP COLORS Fashions by the Yard Pluck your spring wardrobe-in-the-rnaking from the China Shop! Whither rayons, cottons or woolens, whether luminous solid colors or fascinating conversational prints, they're all here in fashion's topmost China Shop colors; · Wedgwood Blue · Lenox Carol Pottery Pink Pflrtian Aqua THE RAYONS Bemberg R,ayon Sheers, small 'and large scale prints, popular daisy designs, monotones and gay conversational prints. 39- inch. Yard 1.19 Butcher Linens, rayon and cotton favorite, 36-inch. Yard 1.19 and 1.50 Lajerz, large and small ollover prints for lovelier-than-ever spring dresses. 39-inch, Yard89c French Prints, well spaced designs. Win compliments ot every turn. 39-inch. Yard 79e THE COTTONS Everfas't Waffle' Piques in startling prints, widely spaced and allover effects, fruit and flower motifs. 36-inch. Yard $1 Printed Piques, dainty florals and allover types. 36-inch. Yard $1 Solyno, 1 in all the 'fashion-approved China Shop colors. 39-inch. Yard 1.19 Junior Salyno, plain colored cotton for-your spring sewing 39-inch. 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