Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on February 1, 1945 · Page 3
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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, February 1, 1945
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Engineer to at ISC ·Ames--Paul S. Clapp, Columbus, Ohio, . who served with the · Peace Commission in France and later with the American Relief Administration in Central Europe and Russia following World War 1, will come to Iowa State college Feb. 8 and 9 to give a series of addresses. Clapp, vice president of the Columbia Gas and Electric company ; since 1932, was a- special advisor to Herbert Hoover when he was secretary of commerce. He received the degree of bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Iowa State college in 1913, and the professional degree, elec- ' tribal engineer, in 1923. Name Northwood Girl to Sorority Position Northwood--Mary Ellen Veenker, daughter o£ John S. Veenker of Northwood, has been elected . vice president of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, a national sorority at Northwestern' university at Chi- ·cago. Miss Veenker is a member of the junior class in the college of commerce . at Northwestern. She attended Stephens college at . Columbia, Mb., the past 2 years. - SAILOR IMPROVES Bode--Richard Cottington, seaman 2/c, who has been in a hos- pital'at Corona, Cal., for several months with rheumatic fever, is ,up and around and has been assigned to duties around the hos- .pital. His wife, the former Janet ·Halverson, is at Corona with him. On fft* Porches* of a 3-POUND BAG of Griddle-Mix P A N C A K E S ! ~d WAFFLES or for , B U C K W H E A T S ' BELIEVE I T . . . OR NOT! BUT IT'S TRUE! TWO-WAY STRETCH GIRDLES 3 5ft Yes/we really hove them! Two-way stretch girdles with elastic garters! They fit like a dream, give you a svelte figure. They'll go fast, so hurry! Tearose only in small, medium' and'large. Where Will iledsGo After Berlin? By DEWITT MACKENZIE Associated Press War Analyst The pronged Russian offensive 'hich is driving straight for the ierman capital raises in a big ray the question: After Berlin-- vhat? Certainly the nazis expect the fcity to fall be- f o r e long, for Dr. Robert Ley, the labor leader, has bluntly announced t h a i t h e Russians a r e likely to capture it soon. Also the government has notified t h e MacKENZIE German people that Munich is to become the cen- of future operations--which ounds logical enough. But the oss of Berlin also signifies the lecessity of abandoning northern ~ ermany. What then? The nazi leaders have made it bundantly clear thai they per- onally intend to fight to a finish. Whether they are able to implement this determination naturally depends on their ability to persuade the army and the civil- an population to accept such uicidal assignment. Time alone will. tell whether Hitler's f anati- :al schemes blow up in early sur- ender. Supposing the nazi chief is able o carry out his project of .ma % fight to a finish, where will he stage it? My thoughts immediately urn to Munich again--to southern Germany and Austria.. It strikes me that this big the- ater'provides a natural battlefield :or a final stand. On the south t's protected by the towerinj Alps, and mountain ranges stanc guard around much 'of the res of it. Within this huge bowl are many war industries. T h e r e aren' enough resources to enable the Germans to protract the war indefinitely, but they might make a formidable showing for a time. Great German armies could be vithdrawn into this amphitheater There are, for instance, about 3( Hvisions -- say 'something like 100,000 men--fighting in northern Italy. If the nazis abandoned their positions there, many of these roops could be returned to Austria via the Brenner Pass. Such a withdrawal would be dangeron in the extreme, since the retreat ing forces would be exposed to allied air attack as well as ground pursuit, but a large portion of this army might be saved. Thus you' can go on around th circle. There are some 15 German divisions--say 200,000 men -- in Yugoslavia, and these could b pulled back into Austria. So coul the nazis fighting in Hungary, an in Czechoslovakia. Troops now de fending southeastern Germany could be taken into Austria vi Czechoslovakia. So far as th western front is concerned, th Hitlerites likely would continu to hold the upper reaches of th Rhine and throw a line acros^ northern Bavaria. Of course all this presents an extreme picture. But we are deal ing with an extreme case in which Hitler and his captains ar bent on sacrificing the German nation in order to save their own necks from the hangman's rope bit longer. Then there's one other aspec to this situation which I mentio in a purely speculative way. On of these days Hitler and his right hand men are going to have t seek a hide-out, unless .they sur render or commit suicide. It's dif ficult to think of any place the could go save to some stronghol which they have prepared in th Bavarian Alps. There, with' small military force, they migh hang on for a bit. rhcre the Germans had time to et the people westward and to he Baltic. Where they have had time, the lermans have done a good torched earth job. Insterburg was azed. Dispatches say that black moke still rises from the wrecked ity and can be seen for many miles. There seems to be none of the rrogant renaming of German Ireets with Russian names' by the oviets. In all of the big Russian Hies which I have visited after heir liberations the Germans had arried out a Systematic campaign f changing., their Russian street names to. German. A great many people were not ·vacuated from Konigsberg, Pravda reported, but the highways and by-ways, were packed with refugees, · " · , . . "All kinds of people--women, hildren and old ones--wrapped n shawls, winter coats and rags ire dragging sleds filled with heir bundles," Pravda's correspondent wrote. "They couldn't iide their fear, but our troops nly looked at them with hatred " Dispatches told of,,, how almost ill/of the German men encoun- ered took off their hats and owed to the Russian soldiers. Women lowered their heads and ursed Hitler so the Russian offi- ers could hear them, another dispatch said. "But these are the people who ised to beat our people," said one Russian writer. "They are the people who made slaves o£ our )eople and starved them.' Their msbands and sons killed Zoya Kozmodemianskaya (Russian girl guerrilla), exterminated our children and burned their victims." Unlike the Germans, the Rus- ;ians apparently are not gathering ip persons and sending them back o the soviet union for persona] ervants. TREAT GERMANS WITH SILENCE Russians Ignore Humility of People By EDDY GIL2UORE Moscow, (IP)--"She red army an the German population, as wel as can be learned, are gettin along in cold silence in the hug areas of the reich occupied by th advancing Russians. Without exception, every ac count of Russian officers or sol fliers meeting civilians has to] the same story--the humble an almost fawning attitude of th Germans which the Russians hav met with silence. A dispatch of Izvestia's Corre spondent L e n o i d Kudrevatik from East Prussia told of an in cident In which the red arm caught up with large numbers o rural residents. "The Germans bowed and o fered their services to our office with humiliation," the corre spondent wrote. "But our sovie fighters passed them by silence." Another dispatch from Silesi told of a Russian officer enterin a country hut where he foun several Germans seated at a tahl The head of the house ros bowed low and offered him food but the soviet officer turned o his heel without a word, the patch said. dis AH of the dispatches say tha the German high command or dered the civilians to evacuate be fore the Russians could get then and that in some sectors the re army has not met a single bn man being for miles. Great desolate areas have bee encountered especially in the east ernmost sectors of East Prussi MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1945 Perseverencp Pays · Arlington, Vt., (U.R)--Combining msmess with pleasure, school eacher Anna Vaughn carried a. ifle to and from class during the mnting season and on the last day shot a.6-point, 160-pound deer. 54 Per Cent See War in Next 50 Years Denver (Special)--In spite of the efforts to plan for a^ lasting peace following this war, more than halt the American public expect the United States to .fight another war within the next 50 years, according to a nation-wide survey made by the National Opinion Research Center, University of Denver. · This survey of civilian adults reveals that 54 per cent expect the United States to fight again before 1995, 4 per cent believe it will depend on the terms of the peace, 25 per cent do not expect another war, and 17 per cent--a rather high proportion--are undecided. Since an identical question was asked in February, 1943, a slight decline in those expecting another war is noticeable but no increase appears among those' who think we shall not have to fight again. Here are the results of the 2 surveys, representing a miniature population of the entire country from coast to coast and border to border: "Do 'you expect the United States to fight in another war within the next 50 years?" Feb. '43 Today Yes 0 59% 54% It depends on peace 4 4 No 25 25 Undecided 12 17 100% 100% Sixty-two per cent of persons' with college education compared with only 46 per cent of those with a grade school background answer "Yes." Sectionally, the West and th'e Midwest lead in their expectation of war, while only 49 per cent of Southerners answer affirmatively. Persons with Republican political leanings are the most pessimistic group of all--66 per cent anticipating an- other war involving the United States. The high percentage anticipating another war may be somewhat inconsistent with an even higher proportion of the American public that supports the United States' participation in a post-war world organization. The most recent NORC question reads: "After the war; would you like to see the United States join some kind of world organization, or would you like to see us stay out?Join ....64% Stay out ......26 Undecided 10 100% Other nation-wide surveys have shown that the public approve our joining a world organization because they hope it will keep the peace. This scientific survey by the National Opinion Research Center sampled a typical miniature of the population of the United States with the. proper proportion --in- each geographical section-of rich and poor, young and-old men and women, various minority groups, and residents of urban town, and rural areas. il Gets Plane Engines :or Aeronautics Work Iowa City--Two airplane engines to be used in aeronautics :ourses at the University of Iowa have been received from the government by the college of engineering, JJean P. M. Dawson has announced. ^ One is a 1,000 horsepower Allison engine, used in Mustang fighters, P-51s, and P-40s, and the other is a Pratt and Whitney double row motor of 1,400 horsepower. The engines were released because they are not fit for actual use in planes but are valuable for demonstration purposes, D e a n Dawson said. It is expected that the university later will receive additional mechanical equipment such as instruments and accessories. The 2 courses now listed are elementary and advanced aeronautics. Algona Youth Center Closes; Place Rented . Algona--Dry Dock, local youth center, that has been in operation for a year, closed Saturday night because the building has been rented and possession must be given Feb. 1. The committee will function for Latimer--Mr. and Mrs. -Will Pruyn and son and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Kragel called on Lewis Rowe, a patient in Mercy hospital in Mason City. a time and if suitable quarters can be found the center will be reopened. Dry Dock has been operated by committees from the high school and academy with-the help of an adult group to formulate rules and regulations and has been a popular recreation place for high school age youths. Drink Tea at its Best "SALADA" TEA, In Packages and Tea Bags at Your Grocer'* Help Wanted... 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