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January 23, 1945

The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 3

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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE TUESDAY, JANUARY 23, 1945 Long How Can Germany HoldOut? By DEW1TT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst Gemrany's position la the path of the red avalanche hourly be- c o m e s m o r e grim. M u s c o v i t e f o r c e s h a v e b 1 u d g e oned their way into. German industrial Silesia on t h e r o a d t o proud Breslau, important railway center and next to Berlin the greatest city MACKENZIE i n Prussia. They have stormed into East Prussia and captured Tannenberg, scene of Russia's greatest defeat in the last war and Valhalla ot the Prussian militarism which the allies have avowed to destroy as the curse 6£ Europe. The red war machine is driving the Hitlerites before it across the frozen plains of Poland towards the borders of -' the reich. How long can the Germans hold out against this terrific offensive --an onslaught unprecedented ir. history for weight and intensity? That certainly is a legitimate question, especially since even the Hitlerites are frank to admit that the European war has entered its decisive stage. The only point in doubt is how long the reich can hold out. In trying to find an answer we mustn't forget certain basic facts which we long have known about German purposes and the strategy they intended to employ in an effort to achieve those purposes. Emphatically we shouldn't jump to the conclusion--as many did when the nazis began their great retreat from Normandy--that the war will be over in a few days. Of course, the conflict could-end quickly if German morale should break, or the Hitlerites should decide that surrender was preferable to invasion by the Russians whom they fear. Barring this contingency there's hard fighting ahead. Let's analyze the situation. The terrible nazi defeat at Stalingrad early in 1943 was the turning point of the war. The Germans realized then that their chances of winning were mighty slim, and surely they knew their goose was cooked after they lost their grip on the Mediterranean through their disasters in Africa and Italy. Hitler then let the world know he would hang-on to the occupied countries and bleed them so long as possible. Finally he would retire inside his own fortified frontier of Germany and fight it out. · "We knew all this, and yet when the Russians in.their 1943-44 offensives drove the nazis clear back to the Vistula with awful losses, many folk concluded that Germany was beaten. Then when the Hitlerite retreat began after D- day there was another flood of allied over-optimism. People"forgot that German strategy called for this retreat and that they would stand on their own frontiers. We saw them make their stand and we saw Marshal von Rund- stedt stage a formidable counteroffensive. Now we have the great Russian drive, and for the first time there's an allied army in the west to create a terrific vise. And once more the people who suffer from fluctuating optimism cry: "This 'is the end." . Well, it's all right to hope that the end is close, so long as we remember this: German strategy has called for this withdrawal to the eastern frontier o£ the reich for a stand along the defenses of the Oder river. We've known that , for ages. We just forget it in the flush of victory. Whether the nazis will be able to make a.strong stand on the Oder remains to be seen, but that's their intention and we must be prepared for hard fighting. They will be battling on their own threshold. Everything will be at stake. We must expect them to make a desperate and even su\ci- dal stand. If home-front morale collapses and brings unexpectedly early surrender,, that will be our good fortune. Here TM»There Rudd--Lt. Merwin Hans left for San Francisco Saturday after pending a 30 day furlough with lis parents, Mr. and Mrs. William fans, and his sister, Darlene. While his past months of service lave been in England and France, he expects to be assigned to naval duties in the Pacific area. Garner--Charles Schneider, seaman 1/c, who has finished signalman's school at Farragut, Idaho, and Mrs. Richard Royal of Las Vegas, Nev., are visiting their parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Schneider. Charles will return to California from where he expects to ship out. Mrs. Royal will visit here indefinitely. · Spillville--Mrs. Lester Frey is filling the vacancy in district 6 school in Sumner township. Bancroft--Haydn Hood, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hood,"' received a medical discharge from the army and is' now in the Veterans hospital at Knoxville. He lived in Denver, Colo., for 7 years previous to his induction into the army in October, 1 1942. Nora Springs -- Mrs. Clifford Kelly learned recently that her husband, Pfc. John C. Kelly, has been located in France since December. Pvt. Kelly received his training at Camp Croft, S: Car., and Fort 'Leonard Wood, Mo. His wife and 2 children, Frances and John, live in Nora Springs. Plymouth--Lloyd Stevens and Charles Fromm and Oswald were in Rochester, Minn., on business recently. Goldfieia--Mr. and Mrs. H. L'. Stevenson and sons were guests at the parental E. G. Former home at Eagle Grove Sunday. Plymonth--Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Peshak returned from Minneapolis where they attended a lumbermen's convention. Hanlontown--Gunner's Mate 3/c Wendell Meservy, is now in England according to' word, received THEY USED TO CALL HER FATTY Almost unbelievable loo of weight a possible for most overweight people . through a pleasant, absolutely harmless reducing method. While eating plenty, it is possible to take off as much as three to five unsightlypoundsaweek. 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Keith has returned here from a several months' visit at the home of her brother, Dr. Marsh all Keith at Cheyenne, Wyo. Dr. Keith, a member of the first graduating class of the Goldfield high schopl, has been in poor health. Ackley--Mrs/ Anna Meyer, 90, mother of Mrs. Emma Meints, was taken Saturday to Independence for treatment. Northwood--Cpl. and Mrs. John Mehaffey came from Denver, Colo., where the former has been stationed. Cpl. Mehaffey will spend 15 days here before going to Tucson,'Ariz., where he will be stationed with the air corps. Popejoy--Mrs. Myrta McMurray left for Phoenix, Ariz., for a visit with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hunter, and sons. Garner--Lt. Leland Zeismer, son of Mrs. William Zeismer, was home last Wednesday on a brief leave. He is in the railroad operation branch of the army and has been stationed at Philadelphia Pa. Rudd--Mrs. Burton Kelsey, who works in a defense plant at Hanford, Wash., came to visit her husband's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Keisey, and with her brother in Charles City. Spillville--Gladys Havg, teacher in Cedar Falls, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Havg. Spillville--First Class Petty Officer Leonard Loesch of the navy arrived from the Pacific to spend a 30 day leave with his mother, Mrs. Christine Loesch. This is his first leave in 39 months. Nora Springs -- Mr. and Mrs. Earl Mosier were called to Waukon on business Tuesday. Bert Cast has been ill this winter and unable to handle the farm work , during their absence. Mr. and Mrs. I Carl Dyre are helping out. Bancroft--Miss Alice Saunders who is employed at Ypsilanti, Mich., is spending a two weeks' visit at the parental Mrs. Leo M. Saunders home. Allison--Dean Weigmann, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eldo Weigmann, entered the Cedar Valley hospital at Charles City and submitted to major operation Saturday. Bancroft--Raymond Bergum of the navy, son^of Mr. and Mrs. Iver Bergum, is spending a 30 day visit with his family. Raymond has been overseas for 28 months. Cresco--Emil Christians, who spent 2 years in Alaska at government work, arrived home to visit his wife- and daughter, Irene* Mr. and Mrs. Christians\son Roger is in service with the army infantry in the south Pacific war zone. Garner--Miss Gladys Kahler began work as filing clerk at the railway express office in San Francisco, Cal. Her sister, Amelia Kahler, a WAVE, is stationed at Treasure Island and they spend every weekend together. Bancroft--Elroy J. Hatten of the navy arrived home after serving 21 months in the Pacific area with the seabees. Elroy is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hatten, who have 2 other sons and a son- in-law in the navy. Odds and ends! Broken lots! Some soiled! All priced to sell fast so we won't have to count them at inventory time. 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