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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1945 vancing, routing the enemy an ·annihilating his units after sen arating them," the Russian mid -night communique said. More than 5,000 Germans wer killed and 1,700 captured on (h approaches to Berlin Wednesda alone, the Soviets said. In addition · 21 euemy tanks, 120 field guns ' E070 trucks, 70 locomotives and loaded troop trains were seized. Moscow was siient on the pro gress of the first Ukrainian army offensive north and south of Bres lau, capital of Silesia, but Berlit said the Russians had secured new bridgehead across the Ode at Pieskenvitz, 7 miles northwes of Breslau. ' Striking out f r o m anothe bridgehead at Steinau.'Berlin saic the Russians cut the Berlin-Bres 3ati highway at, lAiben, 38 mile northwest at Breslau and 12 mile west ot the Oder; ' : The southern wing of .the firs Ukrainian army drove to withii 22 miles of Moravska-Ostrava Czecho-Slovak gateway to th Moravian gap to Vienna an Prague, on a 25-mile front. North of the Berlin front, Zhu kov's forces captured Jasirotv, 1 miles north of Shcneidemuhl ahc 63 miles south of the Baltic coas .of Ppmerania, and 2 other White ..Russian armies sliced Another 10 square miles off the East Prussian /. Pocket, reducing it to 1,400 squar miles. -·'· .The 3rd White Russian army im der Gen. Ivan D. Chemalkhovskj ^ cut ou Konigsberg, capital of Eas · S^ 5 * 8 ' f 1 ?" 1 i ts Iast escape port .Pillau, at the northeast-corner o the pocket. ...... '.' The fall of Gross Heydekrug 9 .miles west of Kinjgsberg, severed ; the Pillau road and put the Riis .sjans on the north shore of thi ·Frisches Half lagoon. Smoking requirements for Men 'Our Smoke Shop" Pipes . . . famous tobaccos . . . pouches · ... everything for the man who smokes. Begin Temporary Segregation of Civilian, V-12 Students at Ames Ames,.(fl) --Segregation of civil lan and V-12 students bega Thursday on the Iowa State col lege campus imder an order an nounced Wednesday night b President Charles E. Friley The students are to be tempor anly segregated in classes and all other affairs where both civiliai and navy personnel would con gregate because of a reported "in fection" among V-12 members. Friley said the segregation wa ordered by the. commanding of Iicer of the V-12 alter consulta tion with college authorities .be cause of an infection, the natiir of which has not been deter mined. _· , . "Dr. J. G. Grant, director of the student health service, reports no a p p e a r a n c e of the infection among civilian students. The in fection is in mild-form and it i hoped it will quickly be bfaugh under control." NORA SPRINGS BAKERY BURNED Evening Fire Completely Destroys Building Nora Springs--Fire almost completely destroyed the b a k e r y owned and operated by Mr.' and Mrs. R. L. Bellows here Wednes-; day night, firemen working several hours in a temperature 18 below zero before they'had the blaze under control. _ Practically all the contents of he building:, including (ho se of he apartments of the owners above the bakery, were totaUy destroyed or partly damaged by ire, smoke or water. Mr. Bellows was unable to give an estimate of his loss Thursday morning-. The loss included §200 worth of lour which was just stored in-the Building Tuesday. : The fire was discovered about :45 p. m. Wednesday. It started n the north side of the building nd went clear around the struc- ure between the walls. This made t extremely difficult to fight the laze. Two lines o£ hose were sed constantly for 2 hours before here was any indication the fire T as under control. Bellows indicated Thursday le ·ill have to rebuild before bosi- ess can be resumed.' The oven robably will have to be torn own and recemented. Some snp- lies and equipment may possibly be salvaged. It is believed by the owner that nsurance on the building and usmess .will compensate the loss. The origin of the fire is undermined. TO LEAVE BULK OF EQUIPMENT Plan Quick Shift of Troops From Europe Washington, W)~Prospects of speedier end of the Japanese war developed Thursday with disclos ure of a plan for a quick shift o troops from Europe to the Paeifi once Germany is defeated. Under this system, which wa described by high scources, troop in Europe will leave the bulk o their equipment on the continen and then re-arm in the Pacifi with equipment piled up ther from this country. .This could mean a savings v months in throwing the fa] weight of American forces agates t h e -Japanese. · The campaign against them already, has been'de scribed by War Secretary Stlnuon as head of schedule. The plan will add to war costs require a continuation of a high rate of production and postpone the day of reconversion. On the other hand, it was pointed out that it would mean the saving of perhaps thousands of lives^tha might overwise be lost in a prolonged campaign. Two other factors undoubtedly figured in the .adoption of the plan: ;.-..· 1--A scarcity of shipping to landle the tans and tons ot equipment: and 2--the war against Ja- 3an is moving along months aheac of schedule while the European var is lagging, narrowing v the :irne available to shift European forces to achieve the greatest benefit from their use in the Pacific While it was not disclosed-whal equipment would v be .left behind rucks, construction equiprhenl and perishable goods presumably vould be included. AU of these ··ould be used in the rehabilitation f France, Italy, Belgium and Holland. Most of the airplanes still in jperating condition, especially l e a v y bombers. . undoubtedly would be flown to Pacific bases. Small arms, some .'artillery' arid tanks also presumably wonld be hipped. . The balance might eventually e sent to the Pacific, brought aek to this country for salvage r storage, or disposed of on the ontinent as surplus. Prom the irst, it was planned that considerable amounts of supplies would ecessarily be left abroad because the cost of shipment would- surpass their worth. Even the movement o£ troops alone would require months. Relatively small forces have been employed so far in the drive against Japan. Buy your War B o n d s and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. MASON CITY GLOBE-GAffffTTE frTM.KfcPOKTED SETTING UP-HEADQUARTERS HERE-According to reports the nazi high command has set up its headquarters in Munich, above, birthplace of nazism having fled from Berlin as the Russians draw nearer and nearer to the rezeh cadta! Ac' eompanymg this report are others of increasing unrest and food riots in the Geman'can" ital. Munich is about 225 mUes southwest of Berlin. V merman cap- DR. CLENDENING TAKES OWN LIFE Columnist Slashes Throat With Knife K a n s a s City, Mo., U.R--Dr ogan Clendening, nationally known physician and writer of a yndicated newspaper column on lealtb. problems, was found dead n his home here Wednesday. Police said his throat had been lashed. . Ben Tibbs, member of the Kansas City police homicide squad who investigated, said that Clen- ening's body was found lying on us bed. On a table' nearby was small .combination · pen knife nd cigar cutter, which Tibbs said Jlendening used in taking his own ife. "He had been very moody ately," Tibbs said, "according to is wife, Mrs. Dorothy deaden- 'His physician, Dr. Wheeler, old me that Clendening had told im There's not'much use to. live nd I'll take my life 1 of these ays when people are least ex- ecting it.' " ; Tibbs said the body was found y Mrs. Clendening ; when she vent to investigate his failure to se. He had been £n\ the habit f taking pills to sleejV she explained, and she had not bothered inj at his normal tirrle of getting P, about 9:30 o'clock] Dr. Wheeler estimated that lendening: had been' dead about 2 hoars. The curtains in the oom were drawn. Clendcniiig's bedroom was off hi* study. Clendening was in the nation's eaejfaies about 6 years ago when JJ ai? hammer, being used on a ewer construction job near his oine, made such a racket that he tacked the high pressure tank nd air lines with an axe. Taken to the Country club po- ce station after that, he smashed . ail cell equipment in a fit of rage Tefore he was released. Clendeningr was widely known throughout the mid die west as a convivial philosopher. He was an authority on literature and had 1 of the finest Shakespearean libraries in the nation, friends said. In addition to his daily newspaper column, he was the anthor of numerous widely read medical books for laymen and several standard medical tests. He was clinical professor of medicine of *the University of Kansas school of medicine, · with which he had been connected many years. He was a graduate of that school and of the University of Edinburg, Scotland. His widow is the former Dorothy Hix, member of a wealthy Wisconsin lumbering family. Reds May Have Passed Nazi Defenses By J. M. ROBERTS, JR. "·Regardless of the outcome of the battle of the Oder, which approaches hourly nearer, there are 2 items in recent German dispatches which, overshadowed by the Hussian advance along the Warthe, nevertheless may play an important role in Hitler's collapse. A few days will (ell whether the Germans have been -able, to devise any real defenses before Berlin--whether the Russians are to continue unchecked, or whether they will have to stop at the river to pull up their galluses as they did at the Vistula last summer. However, if the Russians are at Sorau farther south, as the Germans say, any massing -of nazi strength in the Frankfurt area may mean little more .than have the holdouts at Torun, Poznan Elbing and Konigsberg. While Sorau is twice as far from Berlin as Frankfurt, there is one big difference. It is 30 miles west of the Oder, well inside the area where Germany was supposed to have strong defenses. That could mean much or little regarding defenses farther north. The important thing is that the .75 miles between what -the.:Germans -call Marshal :Konev's north'erh 'anchor and Berlin:is' through^flat country, somewhat more wooded than Zhukov's direct route, but crisscrossed by only minor water courses. If Konev is making a major effort there (and it would ae normal. for. the Russians'. to iceep silent about such a move until its outcome was foreseeable) lie German army and Berlin could be placed in a position similar to :hat which would have occurred :ast fall had the western allies, :rossing at Arnhem, pushed up the east band of the Rhine toward Dortmund. The other report serves more as a reminder that, regardless of any lelays which may occur at the Oder or because of such "Banzai charges" as that of the Belgian bulge. Hitler's clock has aboTit ran down. The Germans mention renewed Russian attacks south of Lake Balaton in Hungary. That means the German army s under actual attack, with the exception of a few very short stretches, on more than 1,500 miles of front. Before the Hussian offensive began, before the losses which Hitler has taken recently on both eastern and western fronts, he was credited with 2,000 nen per mile--and he couldn't icld then. The conclusion is too obvious to mention. HOTEL OWNERS APPREHENSIVE Convention Ban May Ruin Some Businesses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The nation's hotel keepers Thursday greeted the start of the government's ban on non-essential conventions with both relief and apprehension. *An Associated Press survey indicated the ban .would case the hotel room shortage in such cities as New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Cleveland, but a spokesman for the American Hotel association said the government ruling- wonld cut business sharply in many cities where hotels were not crowded. The ban, effective Thursday, prohibits conventions attended by more than 50 persons unless such conventions are given special permits because of their importance to the war effort. The measure was aimed primarily at lightening railroad traffic. The American Hotel association spokesman said the ban might put Denver hotels in the red within a month and cut the hotel occupancy rate in Milwaukee to slight*- . more... than 50 , per cent Also r^B^jht^pire^cted, wonld :be -JS-Mdines^ Atlantic City, and Galveston,* TKt'·· " ' " Although a spokesman for the New York Central railroad said the ban "will have a favorable effect" .on the railroads, other lines for ,the most part thought it top early, to assay the result. No decrease in rail reservations was noted at such key points as Chicago arid Pittsburgh. - U, S, PLANES HIT SINGAPORE India-Based Bombers Raid Big Naval Base Washinj^on, . W}--B-29 Super- fortresses, flying 3,500 round trips from bases in India, bombed military installations at the big Japanese naval base at Singapore Thursday for the 3rd time '. The daylight nid was-'^announced by the ivar department. In previous raids last Nov; 5 and Jan. 11, the gi ant bombers , attacked naval dockyards, shipping and defense installations, at the base, which guards Malaya and the Dutch East Indies. Tokyo broadcasts,'recorded by FCC monitors said lone B-29s from the Marianas made '3 separate nuisance attacks on the'Jap- anese home islands of Honshu and Sbjkoku between 9 p. m. Wednesday and 1:30 a. m. Thursday (Tokyo time), but caused "absolutely no change." Another Japanese broadcast said the industrial center of Osaka on Honshu had taken steps to reduce the amount of production lost du in* B-29 raids on the area. Henceforth, the broadcast- **, a precautionary signal rather tliiiiM a full alarm will be sounded when! only "a few planes 'are, sighted if*? the vicinity. Workers will remain- at their benches during the precautionary period, the broadcast explained, and would go to 'shelters only after bombs have started to fall. Overseas Vet Spends Furlough Mining Coal Httsburrt, u.»_s t a f t "Sgt. George Vincent, a veteran of 26 months in the south Pacific, where he participated in 21 bombing missions, is not spending his furlough in'.the accustomed round/of gayety.' - . - , . . . He was back at his old job as a miner in nearby Westland--"To help relieve the coal shortage." IN' SIGHT OF ENEMY With the 100th Division in Alsace, (fl)--Iron stakes 'for barbed wire entanglements are being produced at the front in a'foundry discovered by American soldiers. Cpl. Peter Incoletto, Madrid, is in the group which has produced some 20,000: four-foot stakes, almost within sight of the enemy. ISO* ON TOL'B DIAL QECRETARY OF THE NAVY JAMES FORRESTAL will be guest "speaker on a special all-Navy show, to be presented in the Major W S P"^ 3 " 1 time on KGLO-CBS Thursday, %t 8 p m Lieutenants obert Taylor and Wayne Morris, former screen ^orHes " 111 heard " . an H T !? e ^, r "? sh ° w;the'U. S. Navy by Major Bowes and the Chrysler Corporation, sponsor 6f -."Major ' Bbwra-: A^tl^s " H * S k f tcn '. ti "« J "Spotlight On The Pacific,'' will- a^amatii^our SP U1 . th f, pacific . and tell the story . o £ the tremehd^job N l VyJm 41 L at the war. -The emphasis' will bVdtfthe ° Ur NaVal fo ' teen-age The army reports tuberculosis among American troops in World war II is.only about one-tenth as prevalent as in World war I. W ¥-f * * «EO NETWORK IWO Kilocycles TUUBSDAY EVENING G-.45 Katlcnborn" 10:00 Supper Ctub 7:0g Coffee Time 10:15 Neivs 7:30 Dinah Shore 10:45 Szalh-Myrl · 8:00 Bing Croiby 11:00 News 8:30 Bob Burns 11:30 News 9:00 Abb.. Costello 11:45 Music. News «:30 Rudy Vallee 12a» Mirth. M'dneis FKIDA 5:30 Callahan Bros 5:43 Jerry Smith 6:00 Heaven, Home 6:15 Tana Pgm- 6:30 Farm News SM5 Jerry. ZeltU TiOODreicr /:!; Tune to ShJn* 7:30 News I : S f (;!n - K!n 8:00 Hadcn Fam. S:la Song/ellows 3:.TO News TANET WALDO stars in a new amusing adventure of a. J sub-deb on KGLO-CBS' "Corliss Archer'?'series Thursoay, at 8:30 p. m. F. Hugh Herbert writes the stories and Thoma?A* Md- Av,ty produces and directs. Opie Gates conducts the oreheSrt'^ T»HE LOS PANCHOS TRIO offer.3 Cuban'tunes when they.make a a t IMTSST.S '%££^sgff^£ s ments during the past year, of KED CROSS - · · · · K Ar U^ CI P' v^ Star ' " th * ^ "fi^rry.Douglas on^KGIxi- u ^^^^^^^^^^^^^-^^^ Douglas si^s'Tnr Making Believe" and "Old Man:River " Bay AgBin." -- ''^^ C ^ S ^ a ^^" W ^! "?ner?Go C es°T r iiV^ *.. -. *-·;.' * \".: by conductor-pianist Elliot Lawrence highlight late Thursday evening program -'/Listen':To 'Law- Three Dears' trio.' m ' Vocals ' are «* ^ritone Jack Hunter and the ' * · * · - ' * ' - ' '. EDWARD B. HARVEY, former WBBM newsman, appears as guest on "The First Line," Thursday, over KGLO-CBS at 9 D m Lt. Harvey, who left the WBBM news staff to join the Na^vy P ' 8:45 M'lody ardh'se 9:00 L. tawton 9:15 News 9:30 F'dcrs. K'pers 10:00 Road of Life 10:15 Rosemary 10:30 Star Pl'yh'se 10:45 David Harum 11:00 Judy. Jane ":«3 Pcrrs- Mason 11:30 E. D. Webber jl:« Bucftnroos REVEAL LOSS OF MINESWEEPERS Washington, (U.P.) -- The navy Thursday announced the loss of the fast destroyer - minesweepers Hovey and Palmer and a landing ship as a result of Japanese action in the Philippine area. These losses raised to 258 the total of U. S. naval vessels lost from all causes in this war. The Palmer and Hovey, built as destroyers in the last war, were converted into minesweepers in 1940. Each carried a normal complement of about 120 men. The lost landing ship, the LST 759, normally carried about 50 men. There was no disclosure of the extent of casualties but the skippers of all 3 vessels were saved. Officials Say Rationing of Coffee Not in Sight Washington, (U.PJ--- Government food officials, alarmed at an increase in "scare" buying of coffee, Jcclared emphatically Thursday that "coffee rationing is not in si|ht." The office of price administra- ion said buying in excess of nor- na] needs had increased during the past week due to rumors that coffee would be returned to the · ration list. It assured the public that no preparations for rationing I arc being made. . j captain ^^^^^^^^^^ opening to fire on a smoke smoke a; enemy i the KGLO-CBS DAILY^PROGRAM SCHEDULES Thursday P. M. \t-:li. * * THEY WERE BUDDIES-Death parts 2 fighting men. They were buddies aboard a coast guard-manned invasion transport in the Luzon assault. The Japs bombed the transport. Before his buddy is buried at sea, the coast guard- man kneels in prayer. 4:00 Mailbag 4r:3 Victorious Livinr 4:30 Episcopal Church 4:45 \Vildemes5 'road CBS =:00 Jimmy HiHf.ird's Orchestra, CBS s:!? Red Cross Program o:30 Sports Caraera 5:45 T^* W ° rl11 Tt " 1 »r- Geaer.l El.rtric. LBS 3U15 Me.nitit or Ibe Xewi, B. F. Goodrich Company. CBS - °° nmoiT f lhe N " tion - p - G - *" *8:15 Mosie That S.ilslies. Chejltrlields, CBS 6:30 Freddie Martin's Orchestra ' 6:4o KGLO Forura C:5S H-urs Ahead ''^ n1 i cbt ind L "' """· «««olfctj 7:30 For Mother and Dad ·:JS Craln Bell Xew» 8:00 Major Bowes' Arnaleirs. Chrjslei Corporation, CBS 8:30 CortlM Archer. Anchor .Bockini cms. CBS HiS! ?, h * '"'J Ll "'- Wrijly'» Cora. CBS 0:30 l i t r e s ID Rcnuncr. Ermine in Parii, CBS 10:1)0 Evcnlnr New, Ronadnp. V.nce Music Co. tHilton) 10:20 Dance Time 10:30 Viva America. CBS 11:00 News. CBS 11:05 LLslen io Lawrence. CBS 11:30 Cab Qillovvai-'s Orchestra. CBS 13:00 J ws , CBS Frtdoy A. M. B:00 Sirjii On G:0? Ners 6:10 Miliical Hoimduu S : S J!"" 1 "' *·'«» RounJno (Dimbalb) ,:0» Voice of Temoerance T:l» Tune Time 1:23 Kea-s T:S« Keep Time wllh n»mon» S:lj noljnm Headline,, HobDln Breid (Dlmoath) 8:30 Marching to .Music »:4S Today In Oia»e 0:09 Bible Broadcait, Saiflo Chapel »!is dear Lake on the Air 3:30 Slrans-e Komance of Evelvn \Vln- ten. Manhattan Soap. CBS 9:*S Bachelor's OHdren, Wonder BreaI CRS 10:00 X«r5 nitMl. Jjcon E. Decker tat Soni (Dimbatb) 10:13 Just Rclai in:30 Brlrht HorlTons. Lever Bros.. CBS Home Toirn Neiri. Glode-Gazrlle OIlTHran) 11:00 Kale Smith Spetkj, General Poods, CBS ,.· ·" !! : ii K ' f Sis1 ". l'««r Bros:. CBS 11*0 Si«"«.of. nji.^r.irt. *.«,,,, " M ?"d U ';;i. SI"' Am " 1 " n H °"" 1-:00 Job Noles L 12:03 Today's JIarfccts l!:15 The Old Timers --M ?°n h )"£ "^ "" T " t1 '- Ar "5- "'" U.30 Front p» t , -\ wl Ojco Self-service Drnt (Hilton) " 12:45 Musical Roundup 1: °* CB " Jorill °' ."· D- General Foods, 1:13 Two on a Clue, Gencril Foods. CBS 1:30 Matinee Melodies 1:45 Mystery Melody G»ms =:00 Morton Dnwnrv. Coca-Col* ;S:1S M.ry Mjrlin. Standard Brandt. CBS J : J? American School of the Air. CBS 3:00 G. E. nonse Tarty, General Electric 3:3S Newi, CBS 3:30 Feature * Story. CBS 3:45 MiUHerth Trio, CBS ·1:00 Mailbag 4:3.. Viclorions Livinr 4:30 Terry Allen and the Three Suters. CBS 4:45 Wilderness Road. CBS 5:00 tjolncy Howe and tbe News. CBS 5:1.. To ronr Good Unllli, Sqnibb Company. CBS .' 5:30 Sports Camera u:« World Tod»y. General Electric. CBS J:-- Meanlnr of the N'ews, B. F. Goodrich. CBS 6:00 .Yew* et lot Nation, p. G. and fi* linilon) 6:15 George Olson's Orchestra, CBS 6:30 Navy Band. March of Dimes 6:45 KGLO Forum 6:55 Hours Ahead 7:rtl Aldrlch Family. ro»lnm, CBS 7:30 AdvenlDtcs ot t h e Thin Man, M«x- wetl House Coffee, CBS 7:M Grain Bell Kewj 1:00 U Pays to Be Ignorant, Philip Mor- rii, CBS 8:30 Th a t Brewater BOJ-, Quaker 'Oats, CBS 9:00 Moore and Dnrinte, Camel Cic- areti, CBS 8:30 The Symn'uenctte, Ixm(1nes Walch Company 10:00 Eventnr. News RoundTM. Flnt National Bank (Hilton) 10:20 Dance Time 10:30 Mildred Bailey Show. CBS 11:00 .Vew. CI5S 11:05 Toronto Calling. CBS 11:30 Tommy Tucker'* Orchestra. CBS 11:4.1 Will Back's Orchestra. CBS I5.-00 Xeirj, CBS

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