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THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 1945 to within 20 miles of the southern border of East Prussia. ", Rawy and Ciechanow, 45 miles northwest ol Warsaw and 130 miles from Danzig, were spear- points of the advance which was being pushed along 3 roads toward East Prussia. " As a result the whole Junkers country of East Prussia was Jn ganger of beinf cut off by a projected 100 mile dash to the Baltic. '. With smashing ol the Krakow- Warsaw line--which German captives called the "middle European wall"--the Germans were able to pake a stand nowhere as yet. ' · The Paris radio said there no longer was a front line in Poland, and Moscow dispatches said the Germans were suffering their greatest losses .of the war. - · Whole divisions were being trapped, and unofficial estimates Placed German tank losses in the last 3 days at between 800 and 850; GONATASMAY BE GOVERNOR Anti-ELAS General May Head Macedonia, Thrace Athens, OJ.R; -- A new crisis threatened troubled Greece Thursday as ELAS-hating Gen. Stylianos Gonatas announced he would soon be named governor-general of Macedonia and Thrace, ELAS strongholds. . Such an appointment would be one of the sharpest Blows yet delivered against the .rebellious left- wing ELAS by Premier Gen. Nicholas Plastiras, with whom Gonatas was associated in a 1922 revolution. ; Greek government circles for 3 hours Wednesday 'denied categorically that Gonatas would gel the post, but later Plastiras said "no decision ; has been made," indicating that Gonatas as least was being considered for the Job. (A London broadcast said Plas- tiras had announced the appointment of Gonatas as governor-general of Macedonia.)' It was understood that.Gonatas made his announcement without prior knowledge of the British embassy, which may yet exert sufficient pressure to block the appointment -on grounds that it might provoke further incidents; The'development came » ELAS and government delegates prepared to begin peace negotiations under a truce In the Greek civil war arranged by 14.1 Gen. Ronald Scobie, British commander · In Athens. . ·' v - , · ' · · ' ' · '. Harold MacMillan, British minister for the Mediterranean area, and Marshal Sir Harold R.' L. G. Alexander, allied commander for the area, visited Regent Archbishop Damaskinos Wednesday night/and Greek source said the Britons pressed for immediate convocation of the peace confer ence, '· ··'_ . ' . - . · ' · , The Greek government, .however, was reported insisting that the negotiations must await, the complete withdrawal · of ' ELAS forces from pre-designated area's, scheduled to be completed Jan. 24. TIGHTEN RADIO PERMITS Washington, (ffOf-Announcing. a new policy of tightening up on construction permits for -new standard radio stations, the federal communications commission said a hearing had been ordered on the application of the Independent Broadcasting company, Des Mpines, for a new station. FCC said the policy was aimed at conserving manpower and materials. Buy your .War B o n d s 'and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy; . -- ' v . THE REV. M. K. MOUtTON TONIGHT 8 P.M. M. KIMBER MOULTON of Los Angeles CALIFORNIA Church of The Nozarene 331 WEST STATE MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Warsaw One of Important Victories By DEWITT MACKENZIE . Associated Press War Analyst The capture of Warsaw is one of the most important victories of the entire World war, for this ancient cross-roads of eastern Europe has been the anchor of Hitler's Vistula line -- las powerful 'defensive position between t h e Russians . a n d the reich. N o w t h e whole 250-mile Vistula f r o n h a s collapsec and the Ger-,.___ ^LJ" mans are.reel- BtACKENZIE ing back. Tnis means, barring miracles, that the Germans must run for their defenses on the Oder river inside their own frontier. Such a wholesale retreat is one of the most dangerous operations of .war, and .disaster hovers over it like a culture. ' ' . , . . · - · · ' ' ThatTs the military aspect, but this triumph of red. arms also is momentous politically. It's as full of high explosive as a block-buster, and as such.will have to be handled by the big £-Messrs Roosevelt, Stalin' and Churchill-at their, forthcoming conference.- Actually the eviction of the Hit- lerites from Warsaw mar easily mean, that the i Polish boundary dispute, which long has, had much of the world by the ears, has been settled automatically, it probably means that the exiled Polish government In London has lost its ficht, and that the Russian-sponsored provisional Polish- government . ot Lublin will become the permanent government of' a Poland remodeled in accordance with Moscow's wishes. Thus, while America and Britain still recognize the Polish government in London, they likely will be presented with a fait accompli when the big 3 meet. That will mean that they adapt themselves to the situation gracefully, or raise one of the most dangerous questions the 3 allies have had to meet. Dangerous questions are to be ai'oided if possible. Vast reaches of Poland are being freed rapidly by 3 red -armies comprising" 3,000,000 - m e n who, Moscow announces, are bent on the utter destruction of the German forces. As this is written the onrushing Muscovites are close to the Silesian frontier of Germany. Fear reigns in the fatherland. . I think we may assume that as iast as the invaders are pushed ?adc, the Lublin provision government will take over the liberated territory and make it part of :he new Poland. The signs are that by' the time the Russians have .cleared Poland of the invaders, the country will have been thoroughly organized under the Lublin government, which is composed .of leftists who have Moscow's blessings. There will be no further grounds for, argument about boundaries or political complexion. Under these circumstances it wJU be strange if a plebiscite doesn't support the government in power. . The Lublin government, seeking friendships, is expected- shortly to remove one o£ the sore spots ol eastern Europe by promising to return the rich coal district ol Teschen to little Czechoslovakia. Polish troops occupied Teschen Just after; Munich in 1938, when Czechoslovakia was trembling under the brutality of Hitler The Poles gave Praha a 24 hour ultimatum to surrender Teschen, and the Czechoslovakians had no alternate but to submit. Police Continue Search for Escaped Convicts in Three States Tecumseh, Nebr., fp~A blockade of roads arid bridges in southeastern .Nebraska, southwestern Iowa and Missouri was being con- tinued'Thursday as law'enforce- ment officials of the 3 -states searched for 2 men believed to be the Nebraska, penitentiary escapees who last; Saturday broke out of the Council Bluffs city jail. A false tip Wednesday night interrupted the hunt as sheriffs from several counties converged on Auburn, 20 miles east of here, following a report that a Colorado car believed to be stolen by the 2 men had been found ditched! Nemaha County. Sheriff Harve Kuehning declared the -car was not the one 'the men had stolen. '- Tee search for the pair--Edgar Cook, 31, and. John Giles, 37-centered in southeastern Nebraska Wednesday when E. V. Tweed of Denvei-, Colo., reported to Johnson County Sheriff Ed Mahoney that 2 men held him up and stole his automobile. - . At Beatrice, Nebr., Gage County Sheriff Gen Goble said a car, abandoned near Filler, Nebr., by the men earlier contained 102 sticks of dynamite: 2 ration books bearing the names of 'John W. Smith and Jennie -Smith, both of Clarinda; 2 pairs of'white boots of the type used in dairy work; shells, arid overalls .bearing a number, which he believed indicated they were of prison origin. NOT A FIRE Mrs. Leslie Esbeck of Elk Horn ·eported to officials that she saw a stream of fire in the basement f her home. Immediately after urning in the alarm, she learned that the '^fire" -was Arthur An- lersen trying to thaw out water pipes with a gasoline torch: MANY STYLES--Smart and Modern Select Glasses That Become You This it o ful-vtie rimless style ond goes with either tingle vision or bifocal lenses. This rimless style i* one of many Service Optical styles. Glasses should become you. The Areway is top-rim, ful-vue, and shockproof. It cuts down on lens breakage. The Trovelare is the sturdiest glasses made, rimmed oil around. They are, however, very smart, and ful-vue, and shock-proof. A Registered Optometrist is in Charge of Eye Examination. Come in for yours. SERVICE OPTICAL CO. 207 South Federal IOWA'S LARGEST RETAIL OPTICIANS Mason City SNOW SCENE ON A BATTLEFRONT -- Alone with his ack-ack in the middle of a snow-covered field, Pfc. Glenn Stocks (top photo), Cleveland, stands watchfully by his gun located in the battle area of Luxembourg." On the northern front along the German breakthrough, the same snow encrusts the ground, but Yankee ingenuity has been called into play. The -"insulated" foxhole on the Belgian ."bulge" front is constructed of hay and straw with a blan- . ket to cover the "door." The tenant of the cozy shelter is 1st Sgt. Albert Luis, Manchester, N. H. Pvt. Manuel .Garcia, right, North Hollywood, Cal., helps him out to prepare for a fire mission of their artillery battalion. Give Death Sentences for Black Market Paris, (U.R)--Five American soldiers who stole "huge quantities" of gasoline from the army, sold it on the Paris black market.for as much as-$60 a gallon and lived in luxury on the profits !have been sentenced to death, the' army announced Thursday. Col. Clarence Brand, stall judge advocate of the Seine section, said the 'death'sentences--first?'meted out'in..the army black market scandal--were handed down by a general court martial on specific charges of desertion in time of war and conspiracy to steal army gasoline. . Brand refused to reveal names and addresses of the condemned men. Other members of the'gang wm be tried this week, he said, while army undercover agents intensify their drive to round up the remainder of the offenders. .One of the condemned men, Brand said, had "2 apartments and several mistresses." Another broke out of.military custody after his arrest and stole 20,00p francs ($400) from a cafe owner who was among his former black, market customers. Brand said the men worked in gangs of 10 to 12, using trucks they stole when they deserted. They would_ take on full loads of 260 gallons "at big army gasoline depots, then slip back into Paris to dispose of it on the black market for as much as $16,000 a truckload. . He said he was unable to estimate the total number of gallons looted, but he doubted it was anywhere near sufficient to interfere with the war effort The death sentences will be reviewed by a special board and by Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower before they become final. The court martial coincided with another in which 180 enlisted men and 2 officers were being trier! on charges of stealing and black marketing other army, goods ranging from cigarets to cosmetics. Eigh- j teen already have been convicted and sentenced to 20 to 50 years at i hard labor. Approach Showdown Between London Polish, I Lublin Governments | London, (iPj--With liberation ot Warsaw, the s h o w d o w n approaches between the Polish government in London, and the Polish provisional- government at Lublin. The London regime indicated Wednesday it would press a fight to return to its homeland and capital. It was believed the Lublin government, recognized by Russia, would move to Warsaw immediately. A statement from the government in London declared that "after" almost 5',i years of nazi occupation the German Invaders have been expelled from the ruins of our capital conquered by soviet troops. No other capital of all the united nations -has suffered such martyrdom and destruction as Warsaw. But her spirit remained unconq»ered." The statement did not mention that the soviet announcement said Polish troops aided in the oc- Buy j-onr Uar B o n d s and . Stamps from your Globe-Gazette i carrier boy. AGED FARMER OF SHEFFIELD DIES Frank Mehlbcrg Rites Will Be Held Friday Sheffield--Frank Mehlberg, 85, died at his home 1 mile west of Sheffield Tuesday morning following several v months' illness from infirmities of age. Funeral services- will be held Friday afternoonjwith-the Sev.'L. P. Church hi .charge.' Burial will be in Hillside cemetery. Mr. Mehlberg'fe'as born Feb. 20, 1859, . in Blankenseri,- Germany, and came to this' : country in 1875, locating in Oshkosh, Wis. He later moved to Illinois and then to Steamboat Rock, Iowa, where he was married to Mary Hass April 6, 188*; For the past 48 years they made their home on their present farm west of Sheffield. Besides his wife he is survived by 9 daughters. They are: Mrs. Ray Koe- higsburg, Mrs. Ole Koenigsburg, Mrs. Fred Koester, Mrs. Henry Kuiken, Mrs. Henry Stover, all ol Sheffield; Mrs'.' Carl Boehlje, Rockwell; Mrs. Will Pralle, Latimer; Mrs. Fred Stein, Hampton; Mrs. Herbert Doden; Tallulah, La. Two sons preceded him in death. The Wartnaby funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Montgomery Ward Asks Government Not to Enforce Labor Directive Chicago, OJ.F3 ' -- Montgomery Ward and Co. asked President Roosevelt Thursday to refrain from enforcing a war labor directive on maintenance of union membership" at -its plants in 7 cities, pending a court decision on the legality of government seizure of the properties. . Imposition of the membership clause, Ward's ^Chairman Sewell Avery charged' Wadnesday in a 500-word telegram to the president, would "require the discharge of all employes who have chosen not to .maintain their union membership and deny to them the liberty to choose whether or not they wish to remain union members." The maintenance"of membership provision was one of several war labor board directives which the Dec. 28 presidential seizure order directed the army to place in effect at the 16 seized properties at Chicago, Detroit, Denver, St. Paul, Minn.; San Rafael, Cal., and Jamaica, N. Y. The mail order firm's militant chairman accused the president of "singling, out" Wards for unequal treatment in seizing its properties and contended that wage directives ordered for Portland, Ore., and St. Paul, Minn., plants were "unworkable" and would "unfairly discriminate against 60 per cent of the employes." The Winner--Spinach Evansvillc, Ind., (U.R) -- The strength of Pop eye the Sailor's spinach was proven when grocer Arthur. H. LillienXamp used a can ot spinach to thwart a would-be robber. A customer entered the store and ordered a coeoanut, tomato juice and then spinach. As Lillienkamp turned to get the spinach, the "customer" drew-out a lead pipe, hit him on the head and told him to stay down. But the grocer dazedly reached for the can o£ spinach and knocked the lobbcr out Find Bodies of 9 Trapped, in Coal Mine McAlester, Ok la., (U,R)-^The charred remains ot 9 miners were recovered Thursday from their tomb- 2,600 feet underground by rescue squads who had worked for 8 hours to clear deadly "black damp" from a blast-torn southeastern Oklahoma coal mine. The victims, the entire day shift in the Bond Valley Coal company "slope" mine, were identified as Roy and T. S. Tucker, brothers; RUey and Ernest Smith, brothers; Earl Cizzi, H. B. Batson, Stanley Kubiski, Mack Williams and John Boluski. « State mine inspectors reported that all the men were severely burned, indicating they were killed instantly by the terrific explosion s which sealed them into a tunnel and hurled timbers 100 feet or more from the mouth of the mine, about 20 miles south of here. District coal mine inspectors heading the rescue squads reported encountering the "black- damp" gas that follows explosions at a level of 500 feet. Ordinary gas masks were of little value against the black damp, they said. Cause of the explosion was not determined immediately, b u t Mine Owner Tony Bbrella said it presumably was the.result of an accumulation of gas. below the earth's surface. \ Buy your War Bon'ds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boj.' Mrs. Donald M. Nelson Sues for Desertion ; Chicago, (#)--Chalgjng desertion, Mrs. Helen W.'Nelson filed suit for divorce in superior court Wednesday ^against Donald M. Nelson, -former chairman' o£ the war production-.board and one time Sears, Roebuck and company executive. Mrs. Nelson charged that Nelson, 56, deserted her on Dec: 15, 1910. They were married on Dec. 18, 1926, when Nelson .was an office assistant in Sears, Roebuck and. company.. They have no children. Mrs. Nelson asked alimony and attorney's fees. . ^elson, who resigned in J942 as executive vice president of the mail order house to become WPB chairman, left that post last fall after returning . from a trip to China as a special representative of President Roosevelt to study production problems. W H O · · \f . EVENING «:4S Kaltenbom 10:15 News 7:W Dloan Shore 10:« Szatfc-Myri 8:00 Bign Crwby 11:00 N ews *"" 8:30 Bob Bums 11:30 News S:OU Abb.. CokteUo 1J:45 Music. New. 9:30 Rudy Vallee 10:00 Supp«r Club 12100 Music" !:» Callahan Bro.. 5:43 Jerry Smith 6:00 Heaven. Home 8:15 FarmPgm. 8:30 Farm News ' 6:45 Jerry. Zelda 7:00 Newa .1:15 Time to Shinn 7:30 News 7:«S Stan K«n B.-W Hadra Family 8:15 Soagf 8:30 News HORNING 8:« M'Jody M'dh'se 9:00 L. lawton »:15 News 9:30 I"dere K'pera 10:00 Rota ol W* 10:15 Rosemary tO.-SOStarPl'j-h'ae 10:45 David Hanun 11:00 Judy. Jane U:15 Ferry Mason . 11:30 E. D. Webber 11:45 BuckaroCB ' U*t ON TOCB DIAL THE FIRST TIME since its initial broadcast 2 years ago "The wnrv f'^if'- h °5 0rs a ci j mau - a m an who represents the' great work that is being done on the homefront in support of our Navy in * m ? r n eSS ' Ve ?? a . m a«zation to be presented .Thursday, over KGLO- at 9 p. m. It is the story of a civilian who has played an important role m every .recent engagement of the United States Navy It is also a story, of. the Navy's very .important- Beneficial Suggestions' Program and an example of what our homefront workers -tie cori- ro m sa ^ U) S of -man-hours, "money and lives through this - J heTman a bout wHom :thjs graphic account of teamwork is written is Mr. James T Wong an American citizen of Chinese extraction who r k 1 n t l e l a Yard - ^ *«* wiU appear m-per- pORLISS AND HEB boy friend Dexter run into complications ^ VJ hen they try to ""use some pigeons near their home, on the Corliss Archer" broadcast.over KGLO-CBS Thursday at 8-30 p m. n.^ii.^^2. St *.^ **. Corliss and David Hughes Is Dexter. F. Hu»h Herbert writes the story and Thomas A. McAvIly directs and pro- dtwes. Opie Cates directs the orchestra. Harlow Wilcox announces. TTAY. ARMEN, popular singer^S; 'the. guest of Larry Douglas on *»· KGLO-CBS' "Here's To Romance," Thursday, at 9-30 p m Miss Armen features the songs,,"Begin the Begume," and "A Little On the Lonely Side." Douglas sings, : ,"The-Night Is Young and You're So Beautiful," and "I Dream of You." Ray Bloch conducts his orchestra and the "Swing Fourteen" choir in Uood Good, Good," "Arkansas Traveler." "Right as the Hain," and And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine," Jim Ameche is emcee ' - - * * * · · · T»HE V. S. AKMs? has been invited by Major Edward Bowes and ·*· the-American Bed. Cross to present a special prof ram Thn'rs- ; day, on "Major Bowes Bed Cross Radio Shows" over KGLO-CBS at 8 D. m. * * * "T ISTEN TO LAWRENCE," a new musical program featuring the ·" arrangements of Elliott Lawrence and his orchestra makes its debut over KGLO-CBS Thursday, at 11:05 p.m. The program highlights weekly a concert number in its original form and then In a modern treatment. Soloists are baritone Jack Hunter and 'The Three Dears," vocal eronp. * * * . ; JlffR. ANDREW.?. FRELUND, chief clerk of the Chicago and North «» Western Railway company, will speak on the KGLO Forum at 6:45 p. m. on Thursday. Mr. Frelund's topic will be "Railroad Construction and Post War Employment." * * * . . . . . lUfARION INCLAN, just back from a trip to her native Havana, sings 111 a current favorite of the Cuban capital, "Acariciame," (Caress Me) as guest on "Viva America" Thursday, over KGLO-CBS at 10'30 P . m . · " · · · - , Nestor Mesta Chayres, tenor, sings the original Spanish lyrics to the popular "Magic is the Moonlight." -The tropical rhythms of the rumba.and guaracha are supplied by the Celso Vega Quintet. Alfredo Antonini and the Pan American Orchestra offer a classic-tango and a torrid conga among their interpretations of authentic Latin American melodies. Vera Holly sings "My Bill" on the musical revue of all t h e Americas. . . ' - . - · ' . . - KGLO-CBS DAILY PROGRAM SCHEDULES 4:00 :30 4:45 5:00 5:15 5:SO 3:11 3:i5 Thursday P. M. 0:00 9:30 10:20 10:30 11:00 11:05 11:30 15:00 R«d Cross Program \VIIdcmeM Boatt. CBS Jimmy Milliard's Otehatr«. CBST Today's Favorites STiorts Camera The TTerlJ To«r. General Electrtc, CBS ' ; -.- Meulnr of the Vcwk B. T. Geai- Ilch Company. CBS Ntwl of tkc gallon. P. G. * E. (Biltorj) Merle Thai SaUjfin. CHH1erfifld. CBS ' · Freddy Martin's Orchestra KGLO Forum Hours Ahead Tor Mother and Dart Grain But .Vewi »J«r B«ve' AmalcDr*. Chrjilct Corporation. CBS Corlln Arcber, Anchor Hocainr G!a». CBS The First Line, Wrlfley's Gem. CBS Rcrft t« Romaiice. Ereninr In Parii. CBS Evening Kewi Kounrittp. Vance Mmle Company rBilton) Dance Time Viva America. CBS Newi. CBS Listen to Lau-rence. CBS Cab Callovray's Orchestra. CBS News, CBS Friday A. 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