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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME OE or A R C H I V E S UQ I M t S « A 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT QtVfMOKE i*'44 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS' HOME EDITION VOL. L Associated Press and United Pies: Full Leased Wire* '(Five Cents a Copy) MASON CITY. IOWA, MONDAY, MARCH 20. 1944 This Paper Consists of T\vo Sections--Section One NO. lit IIOne Man's Opinion A Kadio Commentary by W. EA*L HALL Managing Editor BROADCAST SCHEDULE KGI.O. Mason Cllv. Sunday. 4 p. KHMO. Hinnilxt. Tuesday. 12:45 p. WSLI, !««·» Cltj, Thorsdiy. 3:43 v. WOI, Ames, Fridij, 2:30 p. m. KSCJ. SLeu* City. I r i d a y . 6:15 p. Today's Prospect for Lasting Peace J UST A YEAR ago I launched this series of once-a-weck commentaries. My first talk was titled: "Shall We Plan for Peace or War?" On this occasion, starting my second year on the air, I think it might be appropriate to consider the same subject, taking into account the important changes that have occurred on both the military and the diplomatic fronts. My principal observation a year ago was that Americans quite generally had shaken oft their isolationist tendencies. It had been revealed that the one big thing wrong with isolationism was that it didn't work. We had counted on our insulation behind several thousand miles oE ocean water to keep us out of war. It was a comfortable and comforting philosophy as lone as it lasted. But one December day in 1911, it blew up in our face. We abandoned it not because we wanted to but because there was no other course. That general observation of a year ago could be repeated, and with increased assurance. There is added proof today that United HEAVY TOLL IS FEARED AS BUS LEAVES BRIDGE Estimate Between 8 and 30 Dead in New Jersey Accident Passaic, X. J., () -- A bus plunged from a bridge into the Passaic fiver channel Monday with a death toll still variously estimated from 8 to 30 persons hours later. Only 7 persons were rescued and one of these died in a hospital. The bodies of three women were recovered, making a known death toll ol 4, while officers said other bodies might have been carried downstream by the tide. Michael ShtdosLy, 3S year old factory worker who watched from a third floor window, said he saw 12 or 13 persons in the water, some of them with bloody heads, "and I saw four of them go down." Stanley Raymond, 35, told from his hospital bed of swimming among corpses inside the bus and finally making his way out the emergency rear door, which had flown open as the bus crashed through the bride railing and dropped 15 feet into the icy stream. Virtually every seat was occupied and there were a few standees, Raymond said. Other survivors estimated the death toll from 8 to 30 as authorities awaited the arrival of a der- Reds Take Mogilev, Pursue Nazi Troops Into Bessarabia FLYERS PASS VESUVIUS ON WAY TO CASSINO--Mitchell bombers of the 12th and 15th air forces wing their way past Mount Vesuvius on their mission to blast the Germans out of Cassino. The concentrated bombing reduced the Italian town to rubble and paved the way for the entrance ot: allied tanks and troops. of Passaic and was bound into Wallington and Wood-Ridge, site of a huge airplane engine plant. The bus skidded on the bridge and ripped down about 30 feet of guard rail before it dropped Into the channel, recently deepened for tugboat traffic. States will not again indulge itself in the illusory folly of security through aloofness. If popular will prevails, we shall not again shirk our world responsibilities. AFTER ruling out another jaunt ·**· down Isolation Blind Alley as a likely, or even a possible, course for America in future world affairs, I proceeded in this commentary of a year ago to consider the other roads which lay open to us. First, there was world empire, which had brought ruin and decay-'--after a brief hour of glory-to Greece, Persia, Carthage, Rome,' Spain, France and, more latterly, Germany. The repeated failure of : this course. I... said, x argued against it for onr own country in the years ahead. Second, there was a resurrection of the league of nations which had proved incapable of preventing war because of certain funda- ' mental shortcomings which I named. Chief of these was the lack of machinery to enforce the code of justice and international decency against gangster nations. Third, there was the possibility of creating a world federation somewhat along the lines of our United States of America. Under this concept, you and I would be citizens of the United Nations of the World just as we are citizens of the United States. This would be an extension of the league of nations idea. T HIS LAST happened to be my own personal preference. I reasoned--and I hoped--that mankind had advanced far enough up the ladder of civilization to admit of this extension of national sovereignty into the field of world concept. That's still my preference. But I'm realistic enough today lo recognize that what I hoped for is not going to come about in the immediate future. The ideal of a united nations of the world is rick barge to lift the heavy vehicle from the water, 18 feet deep. "This is my last trip." the driver commented an instant before the bus went over the edge, Raymond related. The Comfort bus line, which operated the vebicle, identified him as Irwin Uhrbach. 35, of 76 East Clifton avenue, Cliftom, married and the father of 3 children. He was making only one run Monday because he had worked Sunday, the company said. Apparently all of those who escaped either swam or were washed out of the emergency door. Employes of a Riverside factory making life rafts for the war effort tossed, rafts and lumber out windows and into the s'treairrtffaciir- tate rescue work, while several of their number plunged into the water, where some of them soon required assistance because of the extreme cold. Nicholas Mulick of Wallington, one of the workmen, helped 3 survivors ashore. He said he had recently completed a Red Cross life-saving course. First identified victim of the accident was a pedestrian knocked from the bridge into the river. One of the seven saved was Leroy W. Thomas, general foreman of the United States Rubber company plant, whose employes played major roles in the rescue work. Stanley Pavlick of Wellington, related that he heard a crash, looked from a window in the plant and recognized Thomas floating in the river with the aid oE a bus seat cushioii". Pavlick obtained a long- handled broom and rushed to the edge of the water, where he passed an end of the broom to Thomas and towed him to the bank. When he told Thomas to climb out, however, the foreman said, "I can't. Both my legs are broken." Pavlick then jumped in, pushed Thomas out and went to the aid of Report Hungary Is Occupied by German Troops Ankara, f/Pj--A report that the Germans are occupying Hungary "appears confirmed," the Bu- charast correspondent of Anadolu Ajans said Monday. The correspondent added the occupation apparently came while Regent Nicholas · Horthy and his Hungarian military staff were conferring with Adolf Hitler. BELIEVE HUNGARIANS REFUSED TO RESIST REDS New York, (/P)--The British radio said Monday an Ankara broadcast had announced the occupation o£ all strategic points in Hungary by German troops. Nazis Reinforce Remaining Points in Cassino; Take Hill BULLETIN Allied Headquarters. Naples. (U.R)--Veteran New Zealand infan Irymen fought their way into the last major German strongpoin inside Cassino Monday and began mopping up the remaining: paratroopers holding out in a ruined block of houses along the south western fringe of the town. Allied Headquarters, Naples, f^P)--The Germans have succeeded in reinforcing their remaining strong points in Cassiuo and have regained a hill to the west from 5th army troops in heavy fighting, a l l i e d headquarters announced^ Monday. On the town's southwestern fringe allied infantry and armor continued to attack enemy forces ho!ed-up in ruins in and around the Continental hotel. About 100 German prisoners were reported taken in the battle or the wreckage ol' the hotel, in vhose ruins the Germans had in- tailed 2 tanks. Allied armor novcd late Sunday against the otel stronghold and Associated Press War Correspondent Lynn loinzorling said one enemy tank as knocked out. Fifth army troops kept a firm h o l d on the railway station, a mile south of the town, although the Germans shelled it heavily vith mortars and artillery. a woman who was floating on a ladder thrown in by firemen. Charles Naznasky, another United States rubber worker, was ta- somcthin? that must be achieved hen to a hospital suffering from by evolutionary process---in 30 years, 100 years or maybe even 500 years. Herein lies the principal amendment I must make to that commentary of a year ago on the subject of future war or peace. All of the events on the diplomatic fronts of the world in the past 12 months have suggested a world peace organization erected on the foundations of the old league of nations. · This course was implicit in the conference of foreign secretaries at Moscow, in the meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin at Teheran and in the meeting of Roosevelt, Churchill and Chiang Kai-Shek at Cairo. » THE PLAIN fact of the matter is ·I that the spirit of nationalism is still a moving force in this old world of ours. No great power-not Russia, not Great Britain, not China, not America--is willing to accept the delegation of national sovereignty which would be inherent in a world state. A fact .equally plain is that no · country--not Russia, not Great Britain, not China, not America-is willing to enter any world peace-preserving arrangement that cannot be defended 100 per cent on a basis of national self-interest And this is the basic consideration that has brought the old league of nations, or its equivalent, back into the picture as the one most likely tribunal and clearing house in the realm of international relationships. N OBODY has stated more clearly the reasons for the trend back to the league than the venerable Jan Christiaan Smuts of Soulh Africa. Here let me quote a few (Turn to Page 2) exposure after he had gone to the aid of a man in the water. He got the man by the hair. Naznasky related, but had to let go when the intense cold caused cramps in his arms and legs. He barely saved himself. Craig Mellinger, a life raff maker, said he saw "at least 1C people in the water," four of whom were saved with boards tossed to them from the raft department. Stanley Kowalski of Garfield wrought out 2 women after jumping into the water. All of those rescued were given first aid treatment at the rubber plant and then taken to hospitals Fire apparatus, rescue squads and police cars from municipalities on both sides o£ the Passaic thronged the scene. The state public utility commission had three inspectors on th scene within an hour, and a fourth there a little later. Joseph E. Conlon, commission president, said in a statement 'from the first reports we have received, the accident was one o the most serious in the history o the state insofar »» bus operation is concerned." Conlon said examination of rec ords at the Wellington office o the Comfort bus line, operators o the vehicle, probably would yiel an estimate of the number of per sons ordinarily carried on the fata run. "However," he added, "th storm Monday morning cause particularly heavy riding on a bus lines, including the Comtor operation. The bridge is about 15 fee above water level. Port of New York authentic started a derrick barge to th scene in an effort to raise the bu The bus had traveled the lengt i "According .to _the.' Ankara report, \he~Gennan occupation of Hungary took place \vhile the regent, Nicholas Horthy, and his commander-in-chief were at Hitler's headquarters," said BBC. "The Turkish report says they are believed to have refused Hitler's demand lo resist the Russian advance. "For the past 2*5 hours, the Hungarian radio has been broadcasting only German news." Storms Take 7 Lives as Spring Opens By The Associated Press Old Man Winter, shunted aside n favor of spring a day early this ear, let loose with pent-up wratl Monday giving the nation some- hing to remember him by--snow ain and sub-freezing temperature vhich claimed at least 7 live; iroughout the country. The old fellow's swan song echoed with fury from New Eng and--where snow fell at the rat f an inch an hour--to the deep south where a biting north win luffeted the Texas panhandle. The middle ..west battled d r i f t - I ng snow and treacherous sleet vhile snowplows bucked a blizzard n Utah. Three traffic deaths resulted rom Indiana's dirtiest weather of he winter. An automobilist was dlled and a man died from exposure in Ohio. One storm death each was reported in Pennsylvania and Kentucky. ¥ * ·¥· As spring made its o f f i c i a l bow at 12:49 p. m. (CWT), a day early because of Leap year, it found that winter had used its last 24 hours to: · Blanket the New England slates with snow and lead weather experts to predict an 8-inch fall before the storm abated. Sprinkle a steady snow in upper New York state and send a mixture of snow and sleet down on New York City. Temperatures dropped beloxv freezing. Force an army plane down at Butler, Pa., as snow and rising winds swept the keystone state. The snow was 3 inches deep · at midnight Sunday night and the storm reported "worst of the winter" at Uniontown and Johnstown. Veneer Washington's streets with ice, causing several traffic collisions and delaying public trans- portations systems. Send a cold, chilly rain down on Charlotte, North Carolina, and push the mercury down in other southern areas. Send snow and rain into Illinois with below freezing temperatures Give St. Louis a 2-inch snowfall and cover Springfield. Mo. with a inch of sleet. Watch snow : plows go to work on a 7-inch snow fall in Kansas. But--fail to halt the strict schedule of the swallows returning to the San Juan Capistranov missioi in California, on the tradiiiona St. Joseph's day arrival. . As the tanks fired and attacking . New Zealanders battled to clear^the enemy from all the mam part "of the town, large numbers ot prisoners were taken. Hcinz- erling said it was the biggest ba any day since the 2,500 ton jombing of the town "and seemed o indicate that the struggle had taken a fresh turn in favor of allied arms." The hotel is strategically situated in. the area where highway 0 leaves the town on its westerly course--an area which. Heinzerling noted, "the New Zealanders must hold to push beyond Monastery h i l l and oul into the broad valley which runs toward Rome." But strongly-fortified German hill positions still command that valley and highway 6 from both sides as it curves westward around monastery hill a short distance south of Cassino. German concentrations in a ducal castle south ot the highway beyond the curve and in the ancient Roman amphitheater in the same area were shelled heavily by oth army guns Sunday. The Germans counter-attacked strongly early Sunday in the series of ridges between the western edge of the town and the ruined Benedictine Abbey atop the towering Monte Cassino pass, but by nightfall 5th army forces had wiped out most of the enemy ;ains. ' As the f i g h t i n g for Cassino Irags on, the belief becomes ever trongcr that the Germans have leveolped a maze of tunnels connecting their positions in the hills id town. Sharp local fighting broke out Sunday on the Anzio beachhead md elsewhere on the main 5th army front, but an announcement said no important changes occurred in the front lines. Eighth army patrols clashed with the enemy at a number of points. The communique a l s o announced that a British warship successfully bombarded the enemy on the 1 Anzio beachhead Saturday- French light naval forces encountered a small enemy convoy the central Mediterranean, sinking three vessels and possibly a fourth. Two more enemy craft were sunk by a U. S. patrol vessel west of Anzio and in the Ligurian se^. Sinking of three German E- boats and a lighter also was announced. The allied naval forces suffered no losses. JUGOSLAV KING WEDS PRINCESS . Ceremony Conducted at Legation in London London, {/P)--Twenty-year old King Peter of Jugoslavia and pretty Princess Alexandra of Greece, 23, were married at 4 p. in. Monday in the Jugoslav legation in a private ceremony before a small number of guests. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were among those who witnessed the 25 minute service "conducted in .3 languages^Greek Serbian and-English:- ·^.--it-- The princess, daughter oE the late King Alexander of Greece had arrived at 2 p. m. (8 a. m. Central war time) in a new limousine and darted into the doorway, displaying a flash of silken hose beneath a mink coat. American soldiers peered at the legation from windows across the street. One attendant rolled a red carpet across the sidewalk, while another hoisted the flag of Peters troubled land. Huge candles used in the Greek orthodox service were taken into the legation early in the day. The engagement of the couple was announced last July 31, but they had been unofficially engaged since 1942. The king was 20 years old lost Sept. G and the princess, a pretty brunet, will be 23 next Saturday. Princess Alexandra, a cousin of the Duchess of Kent and a great- great granddaughter of Queen Victoria, has been working in the allied prisoners of war office. She used to serve doughnuts and coffee to American officers and nurses at a Red Cross snack bar in London. HIT SOUTHWEST GERMANY WITH NEW ASSAULTS Allied Bombers Drop 20,000 Tons on Nazis in Period of 6 Days London. (iP)--American bombers, carrying forward the non-stop allied aerial offensive against Adolf Hitler's continental fortress already battered by 20,000 Ions of bombs in G clays, struck targets in southwest Germany Monday. The attacking fleet, described officially as of medium size--probably 250 lo 500 bombers--dumpet American bombs on the reich homeland for the 4th time in the -day. 2-way offensive. The British kept the stream o 2-way attacks going Monday night From I t a l y night-flying HAt icavy and medium bombers hi he German-held shipbuilding jase at Monfalcone, northwest o Ihe I t a l i a n Adriatic port of Trieste while from Britain mosciuito blasted objectives in central am western Germany w i t h o u t loss. These raids followed tip 5 strong punches landed on Germany and occupied territory Saturday and Sunday by American and British heavy bombers, swinging in from both Italy and Britain. Available figures indicaled that possibly 30D German fighters were cut from Hitler's waning air strength in the Saturday and Sunday attacks. A total of 479 enemy aircraft had been shot down or destroyed during the week beginning last Monday, in allied operations from both Britain and Italy. This total included 30 German fighters, which allied headquarters in Naples said Monday were destroyed In raids Into Austria Sunday and 2 more destroyed by Mediterranean nir forces elsewhere. In 2 days 246 German aircraft had been destroyed in the Mediterranean theater, including a large number caught on the ground Judiciary Committee Approves Nomination of Graven for Judge Washington, tiPl -- The senate judiciary committee a p p r o v e c Monday the nomination of Henry N. Graven of Mason City, Iowa to be United States district judge for the northern district of Iowa He will succeed Judge George C Scott of Sioux City, who resigned MAJOR BATTLE IS DEVELOPING Japs Try to Reach Allied Supply Line New Delhi, W -- The biggest Battle fought In Burma since the f allies were driven oul 2 years ago npparcntly was developing along he Chin hills frontier of India Tuesday where the Japanese have crossed the Chindwin river in orce at several points. Stung by the loss of the Hu- tawng valley and 4,000 casualties in Lt. Gen. Joseph W. Stilwell's victorious 4-months north Burma campaign, the Japanese obviously were attempting to break through the jungle and reach the supply line which feeds not only Stilwell's forces but also those ot Maj. Gen. Claire L. Chennaull in China. The Japanese were advancing 2 main directions, northward along the west side of the Chin- dwin toward the British base of Imphal. and westward from a point farther north between Hom- alin and Timanthi. An allied headquarters com- munique said Monday that American and Chinese forces mopping up in the Hukawng valley had outflanked a Japanese unit cast of Jambu Bu. on the Mogaung valley border, forcing enemy forces to resume their southward retreat. S t i 1 w c ll's headquarters announced Sunday that an estimated 4,000 Japanese died in the H u k a w n g valley where allied forces occupied about 1.800 square miles or territory in four and a half months. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. n Saturday raids on 5 Italian airfields. American marauders attacked the Croil rail center north of Paris and other objectives in France early Monday morning with a thunderbolt escort, it was learned authoritatively. The raids, ranging through Saturday day and night and Sunday, embraced American heavy bomber attacks against objectives in southern Germany, France, Austria, Jugoslavia and northern Italy and a multi-pronged 1,000-boml)- er RAF operation Saturday night. The attacks carried the current allied air offensive through its 5th consecutive day--a period during which bombs have been dropped at the rate of 2 tons a minute throughout each day and night. As these operations continued, the London Daily Mail said American 4-cngined bombers, flying the Atlantic w i t h i n 10 clays a f t e r leaving the assembly line, were pouring in at a rate "f;ir outstripping any losses t h a i may be incurred in any raid." "The volume of traffic in one recent month was I.T times as great as a year ago," the newspaper quoted the chief of one American command as saying. SOVIET TROOPS ALSO CAPTURE VINNITSA BASE Tens of Thousands of Germans Retreating Headlong in Rumania London, (U.R)--Russia's first and 2nd armies of the Ukraine burst through 2 gaping holes in Hitler's eastern wall Monday, driving tens of thousands of Germans into headlong retreat into Rumania and the Carpathian foothills on the border of old Poland, In 2 triumphant orders of the day issued only a few hours apart. Soviet Premier Josef Stalin announced that his fast-rolling armored columns had captured Mo- gilev-Podolski. a key Dniester river stronghold on lh« Bessarab- ian frontier, and the central Ukraine base of Vinnitsa, 60 miles lo the north. Marshal Gregory Zlmkov's first Ukrainian army engulfed Vinnitsa Monday by a direct frontal assault after throwing 2 powerful spearheads around the flanks of the na7.i garrison. The fall of Vinnitsa collapsed a powerful German salient along the Bug river line and opened the way for a thrust on toward the Polish communications center ot Livow or down lo the southwest into Rumania. Simultaneously, the 2nd army of the Ukraine raced westward through a 31-mile hole in the Dniester defenses toward the Prut river, after capturing Mogilev- Podolski. the biggest German stronghold along the Bessarabian border. * With the town and its river crossings firmly in their hands, the Soviets sent fly inn columns on ahead into Bessarabia in hot pursuit of Nazi Field Marshal Fritz Erich Von Slannstcin's broken forces. The capture of Mogilev-PodoI- ?ki had been foreshadowed by Moscow reports t h a t the Soviets had broken into the suburbs of the big city on the Zhmerinka- Cernauti railroad. The conquest gave the red army control of its 2nd of the 3 Dnies- ter rail crossings. The 3rd. at Gighina, 135 miles .southeast of Movilev-Podolski, was the sole one remaining for nuzi troop movements from the Odessn-NHo, lacv region of the south Kraine, where the German positions appeared doomed. Troops of the 2nd Ukrainian front captured Mogilev-Fodolski as a result of a swift maneuver by tanks and infantry. Stalin said in his order of the day describing the town as a "large rail center and important German dcfcnjo base on the Dniester." Stalin paid tribute to troops f i g h t i n g under 5 generals and one colonel, indicating the size o£ the forces Konev had massed in the Mogilev-Podolski area while other units were pressing on across the Dniester to the south. the Mason City branch of the Vinnitsa, almost enveloped rail American Association of Univcr- junction anchoring a German sa- sity Women andxjvas a member I Kent b u l K i i i K far behind the Dnies- Mrs. Rugland Funeral to Be Wednesday Funeral services for Mrs. S. L. Rugland, 31, wife of the former dean of the Mason City junior college now serving overseas as a field director with the Red Cross in England, will be held at the Major Memorial chapel at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, with the Rev. M. O. Lee, pastor of Central Lutheran church, officiating. Mrs.- Rugland died at a local hospital Sunday morning at 9 o'clock following an illness. She was born Barbara Jeanne Ott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George S. Ott, at Clear Lake March 27, 1312. Upon the completion of her schooling in Clear Lake, Mrs. Rugland attended the Mason City junior college in 1829-'3D and 1932-'33. Later s h e attended Carlcton college where she received a bachelor of arts degree in 1937. She completed her library I training at the University of Iowa and began leaching at Glenwood, \Vis.. in September, 1937. She taught there u n t i l January, 1938, when she came lo Mason City. Mrs. Hugland was librarian of the higli school and junior college from January. 1938, to June. 1941, when she was married to S. L. Rugland. She also taught in the j u n i o r college and attended the University of California 3 summers and during the summer of 1942 completed all course work for the bachelor of library science degree in the graduate school of library science of that university. She received her degree last year after completing f i n a l requirements. Mrs. Rugland was president of Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globc-Gazcttc carrier boy. Weather Report FORECAST Mason City: Mostly cloudy Monday n i g h t and Tuesday: slowly rising temperature Tuesday: lowest Monday night in Mason City, '28. Iowa: Increasing cloudiness becoming cloudy Tuesday: rain or .snow northwest portion Tuesday; warmer \vest and central portions Monday night. Minnesota: Mostly cloudy Monday n i g h t and Tuesday. Occasional light snow southwest, and extreme west portion. Colder northwest and extreme north portion Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather statistics: Maximum Sunday 33 Minimum Sunday night 16 At 8 a. in. Monday 17 YEAR AGO: Maximum 23 Minimum 10 Precipitation .04 Snowfall 1 inch The figures for Sunday: Maximum Saturday 23 Minimum Saturday night 10 At 8 a. m. Sunday 12 Y E A R AGO: Maximum 23 Minimuifi 11 Precipitation .Ifi Snowfall 3.50 f (he Browning society of Mason fer crossing, was evacuated after ;ity. She was also a member of the destruction of all military in- hc Central Lutheran church. ! sUllations, a Berlin communique Surviving are her husband, iervinc in England, her mother, Mrs. George S. Oil, Clear Lake, md a brother. Vinccll H. Ott, Santa Monica. Oil., who expects o arrive in Mason City for the services. She was preceded in death by her father. Jan. l(i. 1937. -md by an i n f a n t son, Feb. 12. 1944. Burial will be al the Clear Lake cemetery. The Major f u n e r a l iiomc in charge. [owan Who Had Been Charged With Driving While Drunk Dies Des Moines. f/P,i--Glen K. Robinson, Rhodes, Iowa, farmer died at hospital here Sunday from a skull fracture suffered in an automobile accident. Coroner A. E. Shaw said Robnson, 30. also suffered rib injuries and a compound fracture of the right arm in the accident which occurred Saturday night when his car collided with 2 other cars on a Des Moines street. Robinson was thrown out of his car on to the pavement, Highway Patrolman N. B. Wilson, who arrived a few minutes after the collision, reported. Wilson said charge of driving while intoxicated which he filed against Robinson Saturday night would be dismissed. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. reported. The nn?.i communique also admitted that red army pressure was mounting between the middle Bug and the Dniester, reflecting slight hope among the German commanders of stemming the soviet onrush short of thai vital defense l i n e on the border of ihc Ukraine and Bessarabia. The fall of V i n n i t s a , city of 93,000. was expected to collapse the entire German salient j u t t i n g up behind captured Zhmerinka and supporting the f l a n k ot the crmans in prewar Poland to the west, who were under attack by the right wing ot the first army of the Ukraine. The reel army employed its now famous squeeze play lo force the Germans out of Vinnitsa without a costly frontal assault, it appeared. They had by-passed the city to the south to take Zhme- rinka and had left the German garrison only a narrow corridor for escape. Only Sunday the soviet units closing against Vinnitsa from the south had captured Strishavka, 4; miles from the big base which had lost its value except as a holdout anchor for the German salient. Before its investment, Vinnitsa was of prime military value as a rail hub and industrial center, as well as an outpost guarding the approaches to the Odessa-Lwoiv railroad, which long since had been cut. A United Press dispatch Irom Moscow said the battle of the Ukraine was assuming the characteristics of the long sought bal- tlc of annihilation. M a r s h a l

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