Wisconsin State Journal from Madison, Wisconsin on June 6, 1944 · 3
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Tuesday, June 6, 1944
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4 City Waits, Prays Because Our Boys Are in Flamesof Invasion Today ..... you wait. There's been worry enough to now, but this is IT. This is D-Day. This is the day that marks the big push. This is the day you wait . . . . . wait for news you know can't come for hours of the progress of the fighting . . . wait for news you know can't come for days and weeks, perhaps, of your men on the other side. Madison Men are There Men on the other side are bailing out of transports . . . drifting out of the sky in parachutes . . . setting up communications . . . fighting the blood battles entailed by the establishing and holding of a bridgehead. There are Madison men on the ther side, caught up in the swirling tempest of war. They're in those in those transports . . . dangling from those parachutes . . . fighting in the blood of that beachhead. For them, the period of waiting has come to an end. For months they've been waiting in England, many of them, for the day that would come . . . the day when the fiercest flames of war would reach out and envelop them. The specter of that day has ever been before them, when they trained for the coming invasion with the newest machines of Death, when they walked at night down the quiet tree-lined roads of the island empire, when they danced with the girls of a nation that has known war after war . . . when they tried to sleep in their bunks at night. Waiting is Over Now, carried along by the fierce tide of war, their waiting is over. This is the day. This is the time for action. Here in Madison the time for waiting has begun. Everyday activities have taken on a queer pallor, tinged with the inevitability of this day, invasion day, when the master plans so long in preparation begin to unfold with a momentum that cannot be stopped. Here in Madison scores sit by their radios, snatch their papers from the newsboys to follow the writing of that great chapter that is the invasion, though it be written sentence by sentence, day by day, week by week.- This period of waiting, new to this generation, is old as the state of Wisconsin itself. Days of Glory Recalled There were the days of the 60's, when the dread news of war with the South jarred Wisconsin with its impact, found its ways to the farthest corners of the state days later when the word came trickling in by men on foot or horseback. Those were the days when the crude wood and tin draft wheHs were pun in county after county, and the names of those who were to march forth to war were drawn forth. Those were the days when the forerunner of the famed 32nd Division the Red Arrow division was formed of men from Wisconsin and Michigan . . . the men who marched away to the Potomac in 61. The first Wisconsin had its baptism in the crackling fire that was Harper's Ferry one hot day in July of that year. In the fierce battle summer of 62, the Wisconsin men lost heavily Jn the battles of Gainesville, Grovcton, Serond Bull Hun, nnd Antietam. They Won Respect But they won the name of the Iron Brigade, and they went on to Gettysburg, and they won the respect of the nation. They, at home, had their period of waiting in those days, and the spirit of those days still hovers wraithlike in the G. A. R. Memorial hall in the state capitol, where battle flags of that war . . . ?ome torn by shell, some stained by the blood of men who bore them ever ahead . . . stand silent now in their glass cases, mute narrators of the days that were. There was waiting, too, when the famed Red Arrow division was organized July 18, 1917, during the first world war. They arrived in Brest, France, on Jan. 24 of the following year. While they were still at sea, a German submarine sunk the Tus-cania, and it was known that some of the 32nd's men were on that ship. There were days of waiting, then, and it was announced later that 13 of the 32nd had lost their lives. In mid-May, the men of the STUBBORN CASE OF CONSTIPATION GONE "No more salts, oils, every day," writes ex-sufferer Want to stop dosing and yet keep regular? Then read this unsolicited letter from Mr. Lowe. "I am 71 jreara oM. Today I'm In th bmt of health. Hut, for IS years I hncl a stubborn caw of cunntipatinn hni to rely on nulla or rantor oil every day. iot mi weak 1 could hardly walk. I ivb months mgo I read one of your nds and my wife adried me to try your ALL-BRAN. After first week ray passage was normnl. For 5 months I have been eating KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN retrularly and haven't taken a laxative. Thanks for ALL-BUAN'S Brand relief." Frank Lowe. 4303 S. W. 8U SUi Pea Moinea, Iowa, YouH be interested in knowing-exactly how KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN helps so many people how this wholesome cereal gets at a common cause of constipation-lack of certain dietary cellulosic elements. You see ALL-BRAN is one of Nature's most effective sources of these elements which help the friendly colonic flora to fluff up and rrcpare wastes fop easy elimination. KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN is not a purgative, it is a "regulating" food. If your constipation is this kind, eat KELLOGG'S ALL-BRAN regularly and drink plenty of water. See if it doesn't help. Insist n ffenvine ALL-BRAN, made. ta29 bj KeUogg'3 in Cattle Creek. City Workers Redouble Home Front Efforts The roar of Madison's war factories took on a deeper tone in the cold grey dawn this morning as hundreds of workers, faces intent with the thought of what was happening on a battlefront half way around the world, came to take up their daily tasks. They came by car and by bus, many of them carrying their Journal extra with the great black banner head "INVASION" and some of them stumbled on curbs or wandered off sidewalks, so intent were they on their reading. They gathered in knots on street corners, clustered about the fortunate ones with newspapers. 'One car roared down Atwood ave., horn blowing, with a passenger holding an extra outside the window to tell the news to the cars which were passed. Many of the cars in its wake wavered in their courses with the impact of the news on the drivers. But the workers checked in at their jobs on time and, a survey of the workers by The Wisconsin State Journal showed, the consensus was: "It's here. Let's pitch in and get this over with in a hurry." Or "Let's shove those Germans right back to Berlin, and get the boys home and fix it so there never will be another war." Oo "I'm worried. My kid is over there." At the Gisholt Machine Co., William Slinger, 303 Baldwin st., said, "I've got a couple of kids over there. And all I've been doing since I heard about it this morning is praying that they don't get bumped." At the same plant, Olin Gulseth, 209 N. Fifth st., said, "I. hope they wipe those Germans out and do it in a hurry nnd do it so thorough ly that they can never start another war." And an unidentified man at that plant said: "Get out of my way, Bub, I'm 32nd were sent to Alsace to relieve the tired French troops who had been only to glad to keep the front quiet while the Germans were busy elsewhere. Story of 32nd Recalled The 32nd left the front anything but quiet. "Soon shells were falling bn both sides of the line where no shells had fallen for months, and the front line trenches wore no longer n places to spend a quiet evening," nays one account. On July 19 they were on their way out again . . . and for the next four months were again steadily under fire, with but 10 days rest in the whole weary six months. They fought as the only Americans with the famed Tenth French army in the Oise-Aisne offensive, and they broke the German line which protected the Chcmin des Dames. And the French, appreciative of their prowess, named them "Les Terribles," a name which needs no interpretation. The 32nd went on. They fought on five fronts in three? major offensives the Aisne-Marne, the Oise-Aisne and the Meuse-Ar-gonne. They met .ami vanquished 23 German divisions. They took 2,153 prisoners. 'They repulsed every counter attack. Another Waiting There was another period of waiting in this war when the 32nd reformed and sailed for Australia in the early days of this war. The waiting was hard when the Japs threatened Port Moresby, .only 375 miles from Australia . . . the loss of which would have spelled the doom of our chances in the South Pacific. The 32nd was represented in the march over the Owen Stanley mountains by three regiments of infantry and the quarter master and medical department which marched with the Australians. More of the 32nd joined in that tough fighting at Buna. They were in the fighting at Salamnua, and Finschhafen, and they mndo the jump to swarm nshore at Saldor unci capture that harbor 55 miles from Madang to doom the Jap garrison there. Since then no one knows where they are, but the probability is that a part of the 32nd di-ci muted by the fighting and with BO per cent of its ranks suffering from malaria at one time or another, may be fighting at Biak island in the clean-up of the New Guinea campaign. Today You Walt For another people the Germans another period of waiting has come to an end . . . that long war of nerves when they have weakened their Russian defenses and their defenses in Italy to ready the long invasion coast for this day . . . today. And for their captive populations it is the end of another period of waiting as they dig their guns from the ground, begin to rally about their leaders, leave their homes at night to wreck enemy transportations and ambush their foe. . For the enemy it is a period of waiting, as the captive populations in their own land where millions have been taking the places of millions of Germans out the country wait to conquer their conquerors. And for all . . . today is the day of waiting for that day when the bells will ring out again, and the blackouts will lift again and freedom will come to this world again. But for today . . , and for that day ... you wait . . bjl going to work." At Madison-Kipp Corp. Frank Smith, 405 Elmside ave., whose son, Pvt. Lester A. Smith is in England, paused at his work and said: "I was in France in the last war, and I'd like to be there again. I was always with my kid, and he always wanted to be with me . , and, God, I wish I could be there!" All Concerned There was confidence that the Allied command knew its business. "They wouldn't start until they were sure they could make it," said John Robertstad, at Madison-Kipp Corp. But there was no gainsaying that there was worrying being done, and plenty of it. "I've been scared before, but it's nothing to what I am now," said June Albright, Watertown, and L. Mae Liepke, 214 S. Hamilton st., said, "You wonder how the boys over there are getting along. It.... well it must be. . . ." Pfc. Marvin Lund, 1001 Rut-ledge st., is in England, and his wife is at the Madison-Kipp Corp. Monday night she listened to Pres. Roosevelt, and she felt that something big was going to happen. She set the alarm clock for 5 this morning and turned on the radio. "It sort of sets you back," said she simply in her timekeepers bootn, and she added, "I'm afraid there are going to be a lot of errors today if I don't watch out. There's so much going on, and I don't know what's happening." "Just riain Worried" In another timekeepers cage is Mrs. Duane McDonald, whose husband is a private in a paratrooper division. Somebody told her when she came to work that 60,000 paratroopers had been landed in France, and she sat down to get control of herself. "I expected it to come," she said, "but you never expect it 'today'. "I'm just plain worried." One girl who's going to pitch in and work today is Mrs. Dorothy Graack, 618 demons ave. Her husband is in England. Her brother, Pvt. Roy S. Sorenson, is in England. Her sister-in-law, Mrs. Roy S. Sorenson, is in the Women's Army Corps and on the way across. A second brother, Technician Fifth Grade Hans Sorenson, is in England. And a third brother, Pvt. Conrad Sorenson, is on the verge of going across, "Got Job to Do" The telephone rang in their home this morning with the news of the invasion. "Mother's doing the worrying for the five of them," Mrs. Graack said. "I came to work. I've got a job to do." And that typifies the attitude of the war workers of Madison, buckling down to their jobs harder than ever: "Let's dig in and give the boys what they need and get it over with." D-Day News ForcesSleep'sEnd as U. W. Navy Groups Chatter There were no "late hammocks" at the University of Wisconsin naval station this morning. Radio trainees "hit the deck" promptly when early risers spread news of the invasion shortly before 0 a. m. They talked excitedly, always thinking of their fellow sailors and relatives " taking part in the amphibious operation, wishing they were in on the show, and hoping D-day would bring the war to an earlier conclusion. The commanding officer of the naval training school, Comdr. Leslie E. Pollard, called the invasion "the greatest plan in all history" and expressed confidence in its success. Pollard, who was a submarine commander in the Atlantic earlier in World' War II, declared "This promises to be the execution of the greatest plan in all history, nnd we confidently believe it will bring the greatest victory." No Extra Winks Word of the invasion spread quickly among the 1,500 navy personnel. In the dormitories, Kfudenta up before reveille heierei the news by radio and promptly waked the others. For the first time in the history of the station, nobody snatched a few extra winks of sleep. WAVES were informed of the landings by Ensign Lee Sanders, officer of the day, who telephoned their barracks at 6 a. m. "My reaction was one of concern," nnrbnra Mayor, specialist third class, Cincinnati, O., said. "A lot of people think the war will be over in six months, but I'm afraid we have a lot of tough fighting ahead." "All the radios were turned on full blast after Ensign Sanders called us," related Lois Berman, yeoman second class, New York City. "We were -pretty excited. I thought about all the boys I know who might be in it." Journal Extra Popular "It's a swell deal," exclaimed Seaman Gerald Beistle, radio trainee from Tulsa. Okla., adding regretfully, "Only I'm not there." "I'm glad the Allies had sense enough to pray for success," commented Trainee Frank Grote, Omaha, Neb. "I usually stay in bed a while, but I was up on time this morning," a third trainee, Walter Carlson, Teaneck, N. J., said. "My reaction?. I guess I thought about Folks Stick to Jobs, Stay Calm at News Two-and - one-half years, less one day, after the United States had been attacked without warning by Japan at Pearl Harbor, A m e r i can troops landed on the coast of France. Those two - and - one-half years have brought countless changes to every American, and one change was in the way the Americans took the news of long awaited D-Day. On Dec. 7, 1941, and on the following day, people flocked to the bars to listen to radio news, to huddle together and discuss this astounding development. They were amazed and bewildered. Today, however, a State Journal check of taverns between 9:30 and 10 a. m. revealed only two elderly men catching a glass of beer. There had been fewer people stop in if anything that was ordinarily the case in war time. People two and a half years after Pearl Harbor were sticking to their production jobs.-Those who were off shift were sticking at home listening to their radios, many, many of them having relatives who probably are taking part in this gigantic military gamble. D-Day Finds Red Cross on Invasion Duty The American Red Cross, like the army it serves, was ready for invasion, L. M. Hanks, chairman of Dane County Red Cross chapter, said today. "After months of preparation, backed by the help of volunteers in local Red Cross chapters like ours, Red Cross workers have swung into service along with the combat units," said" Hanks, basing his statements on information from Red Cross national headquarters. "Through its field service, the Red Cross is the first poncom-batant organization ever to operate at the very front. In this service the Red Cross is keeping faith with the millions of Americans who have contributed to this cause for the benefit of their sons in arms." "A Red Cross field , director goes into action with the troops. It is his job to keep in touch with the men In the front linen. He curries no rifle of pistol, more often a notebook and pencil, but he faces the same dangers and hardships." "There are four field directors to a division," Arthur Towell, chairman of public information stated. "On them falls the bur den of looking after thousands of men, keeping them in touch with home, solving their personal problem in the field, giving them a helping hand whenever needed. Most of the field directors, a number of them from Madison, are going in with the first wave of the invasion." how soon the war would be over." The sailors crowded around newsboys to buy The Wisconsin State Journal extra, and soon exhausted the early supply. "Here it comes," shouted Eugene Bankson, Tt Angeles, Wash. "We're that much closer to home." "The first thing I thought about was my brother," said Bryant Burke, trainee from Portland, Ore. "He's over there with the army." "I waked up everybody else on deck as soon as I heard the news," said William Wright, Stamford, Conn. City Has Brief Snow Flurry Downtown Madison had snow for about 5 minutes this morning, observers reported as federal meteorologists predicted continued cold weather with scattered frost in low-lying marshes tonight. Wednesday will be fair and warmer, the weather bureau said, and a low of 44 degrees is expected in Madison tonight. Thermometer; registered 48 this morning. The North hall weather bureau had no record of the snow in June but said the city "had light rain during the morning. The cool weather will continue until Thursday in most of Wisconsin, Minnesota, nnd Iowa, the official lotig range forecast predicted. Precipitation will average light to moderate with scattered showers and thunderstorms Friday and Saturday. Students, Too, Follow Fighting Via Radio Although Madison senior high school pupils were busy with final examinations, junior high boys and girls listened to invasion news over the radio in their school rooms today. Radios also were turned on at intervals in fifth and sixth grade rooms. MEXSMA SOOTHINft Wf OICATtO rOWDiS Sprinkle heat roh Irritated tkin with Mexiana. Cool burn. Soothe. Sav most In big sizes. Family Asks for MX. HVH . SL . ' iiriifi-riririnrirnnnTfiiTWni A the early mass at St. Raphael's Catholic church was offered this morning for Leslie Matts, who died May 16, his son Pvt. Dudley Matts, 20, was probably invading Europe with other soldiers of the army air corps. Kneeling in prayer at St., Raphael's for the father and son, were the widow, Mrs. Mary Matts, 207 W. Gorham st., and her five other children. Offering prayers are, front row, left to right, Betty Jane, 11, Bobby, 13, and Jackie, 10; back row, Ruth, 21, Mrs. Matts, and Mary Lou, 15. French Descendants Here Find Joy, and Sadness, in Invasion Madison residents of French descent many of whom had seen the destruction and the horror of the first World War - today greeted the news of the invasion of their country with joy. But it was a joy tempered with a realization of the cost in lives coupled with the hope that the invading armies would roll swiftly ahead and spare the "little people" in the villages and on the farms ... spare the ancient cities and their century old buildings . . . spire CASS1DY land ,tfelf- 80 often torn by war, from the ravages of the most fierce war in history. Recurring in the thoughts of all was this: Our Teople to Be Free "At last, after so many years, our people will be freed ... and they will be fed again . . . and we will learn what has been their fate under the German rulers." One French refugee girl, who came to thtis country less than six months ago and who preferred that her name not be used since she Has a family in France and her brother is fighting with the American army, was loth to talk since the fear of German reprisals is still strong upon her. "Of course the French will be glad to see the Allies come," she said, "and they will cooperate with the Invading armies . . . and there will be great casualties. "This war is so very serious, and so very grave, and so many people don't realize the cost in lives . . . they think it's like a big parade ..." Fears Destruction Paris is her home, but she has no hope of seeing that beautiful city as it was in her childhood and before she escaped to this country. "Paris will be destroyed. I'm sure it will be destroyed. The Germans take pleasure In destroying things." Germaine Mercier, 1316 W. Dayton st., came to this country from France in 1939 and, knowing the terrain of the Normandy country where the Allied troops landed, had wondered if that were not the place to be chosen. "This morning I felt like a good strategist," she said today. She expressed the hope that the invading armies roll swiftly ahead. There will be tremendous destruction, she said, but "it has to be done." "I am most anxious to see my" people fed again." said Miss Mercier, whose family Is still in France. "They have been on a starvation diet for so long. I last heard from my family in 1942, and even then they were practically starving. Imagine what it must be now. ..." Normandy Should Be Beautiful Andre Leveque, associate professor of French at the University of Wisconsin, remembering the city of Rouen which he had known as a youth and the city directly in the path of the invading armies, said: "I hope it's not going to be smashed too bad, for it is an old city and a beautiful city. But I run not too optlmltslc that I will ever see it again the way it was. The Germans smashed it considerably when they invaded, and it has been bombed since then. "Normandy should be beautiful now in the spring of the year, and I hope that the Allies will move rapidly through its hills and woods before the Germans bring up large reinforcements and stalemate the fighting there." Leveque, a second lieutenant In Pepsl'Cola tympany. Long Island City, Ff. Y. Franchisee! Bottler: Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Madison, Badger 17 Divine Help at if iy D-Day Words S GEORGE KRAFT While his 18-year-old son, Pvt. Robert Charles Kraft, was probably forging ahead with other army infantrymen on enemy-occupied European soil George Kraft, 310 W. Washington ave., knelt in prayer at the early mass in St. Raphael's Catholic church today, asking for his boy's safe return. Kraft prays nt St. Raphael's early mass each morning for his two sons, Robert and Second Lieut. George Donald Kraft, who recently returned to an army camp In Alabama after spending 22 months in the Aleutians. the French army, came to the United States about 15 years ago. Hopes It Will Move Fast Mrs. Frederic Cassidy, 2234 West Lawn ave., who came to the United States in 1936, said, "Of course- I'm delighted that the invasion has come nnd I hope it will move so fast that it will miss the beautiful cities." Though her family comes from Alsace, she went to school in Paris and considers it "my city", the one above all which will not be destroyed by the Germans or by fighting in the city. To Julian E. Harris, associate professor of French at the uni versity, the radio report of the invasion this morning brought the memory of another day In another war. He was a first sergeant in the first World war, and today he thought of the convoy on which he had sailed for France? and which had landed him on a pier at Brest "It seemed like a lot of troopships then, with the little destroy ers darting in and out. But today I am overawed at the thought of thousands of vessels loaded with men concentrated in that narrow channel . . and the thousands of planes filling the air . . . apd the sound of the guns that must be going bn even now ..." Ray-O-Vac Holts for Minute Prayer The Ray-O-Vac factory had a three-minute shutdown just be fore noon today while more than 1,000 day shift employes stood facing the east for a minute of silent prayer for the success in support of the armed forces. Many of the company's 426 representatives in the services were known to be in the invasion forces After the prayer, the Star Spangled Banner was" sung by the em ployes and broadcast throughout the plant over the public address system. f V l t If Mass Envious, Dice Sure of Boys Col. Fay O. Dice, the man under whose direction thousands of Truax Field men now serving in the invasion area have trained, was excited today excited and envious. A flier for 27 . , years, Dice would much rather be in the air over France than at his desk at the Madison army air forces post where he is di- o4- f-y rt 4feii A AVJVFIV Willi great confluence on the invasion," he said, "and I am sure the boys will do a good job on it. "I would like to be with them," i I v COL. DICE he added. Dice has been in charge of training at Truax since the technical, schools opened on Aug. 3, 1942, except for two short intervals. Class after class of soldiers has gone from training supervised by him to operate or maintain radios of planes escorting the invasion forces over occupied Europe today. And, among the soldiers at the field now, are veterans of air raids over the area the Allies are attacking. The colonel's son, Second Lieut. Fay O. Dice, Jr., is an army flier in China, and a son-in-law, MoJ. Henry A. Harper, is with the army in Italy. High Court Upholds State Labor Ruling The state supreme court reaffirmed today its opinion that National Labor Relations Board interest in a labor case does not preclude the state labor board's enforcing a Wisconsin statute regarding unfair labor practices. The court, in a five to two decision with Justices Oscar Fritz and John Wickhem dissenting, upheld a state labor board order which had directed the Wisconsin Motor Corp., Milwaukee, to rehire two employes. The workers belonged to the AFL, and had refused to join a CIO union that had been declared the bargaining agent in an NLRB election. The state board had ruled that the CIO contract did not guarantee is a closed shop, and that the company had been unfair in firing the two men after CIO demands for such action. All at Once Predicter of D-Day Becomes Papa MILWAUKEE (U.R) Henry J. Konwinski, teletype repairman for the Wisconsin Telephone Co., was acclaimed today as one of the few persons who made the right guess on D-day. Konwinski said he had "a funny feeling" that this would be the day when he predicted it to news telegrapher Fred Behm Monday. He found out how right he was when he listened to Allied invasion news on hit radio this morning and a short while later was informed that his wife had presented him a 7-poimd son, David Anthony, their first born. Britain has dropped its sales tax on wooden-soled shoes. 86 v' i Introductory Offer! Individually Boxed ! i i 1 PARAMOUNT i bU' PERMANENT i Till : W5C. k'iS ! :H I) This Individually boxed per- f . V$aX I manent contains a rich oil solu- ; lr.iiv A ion 'hat Ives tne hair not h P?V -LK ergT - '-ngr-lasting waves and ; ! 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Arlington, Ind., instructor in the radio mechanics schools, expressed the feeling "that a lot of the boys I've trained" are over there and expressed his hope to "join them soon." ri "I feel pretty good about the invasion," he explained. "If I had the chance, I'd be over there right now. But I'm not, so I can only hope that I will be able to get over soon as a radio operator or mechanic." He said he felt the work of Truax Field has been valuable in training men for the invasion. "We are essential to flying ia. heavy bombers, and we maintain' the radios of the men in the pursuits," he said. ; Redouble Our Home Efforts, Mayor Urges We must redouble our efforts at home so that failure can in no way be due to indifference on the home front, Mayor Kraege said today in a statement to the people of Madison. The mayor urged the people "to seek Divine aid and guidance" this day and every day for all branches of the service. The mayor's statement follows: "The 6th day of June, 1944, will live forever in the history of our country and all mankind. On this day the Allied armies have again landed in France and are closing in to meet the enemy. It will be a difficult and costly struggle. But the goal to be attained is worthy of the great sacrifice that will be exacted ere victory is achieved. The liberation of all oppressed peoples, not only in occupied countries, but throughout the entire world, Is at stake. I have, complete confidence in Gen. Eisenhower and the officers and men under his command. He has always insisted on most exacting training and the best of equipment before leading his men to battle. "We can be assured that our armies will not only meet but conquer the enemy. The long period of training and the sacrifice made on the home front to equip our men adequately will soon bear fruit. There will be reverses as we fight a crafty and strong en- pemy. We much redouble our ef forts at home so that no failure can be due in any way to indifference on the home front. Let us all on this day and each day, seek Divine aid and guidance for all branches of the service and ourselves that we may be equal to the task that lies before us, and that peace and good will may soon be restored throughout the world." Station WIBA Gives All Night Coverage First news of today's great invasion story was heard in the Madison area over Station WIBA, which remained on the air all night to provide coverage of the history-making event. Most regular programs were coverage of all the events relating to the invasion, including a talk by King George this afternoon, and the scheduled talk by Pres. Roosevelt tonight at 8. Reception Honors Helgeson's 84th Year ilOLLANDALE Halvor Hel-geson observed his 85th birthday Sunday with a reception at the home of his son and daughter-in- law, Mr. and Mrs. Abner Helge-son.

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