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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1941, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED MESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY THI NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER I8 vxji IUYVA LtlLmsiJAY DEUKMBER 18 1941 TH1S CONSISTS OP TOUR ONE NO 59 GERMANS ROUTED IN LIBYA RUSSIA Filipino Troops Credited With Pushing Japs Back Near Vigan ADMITS Last of Packosnacks Are Sfflft Qur Boys JAPAN LOSS PLANES IN RAID British Admit Troops Withdrawn Below South Border of Kedah By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filipino jungle fighters were of licially credited with a slashing Victorv Tiinanocfi in virfil Allen victory over Japanese troops in the I2dayold battle of Luzon island Thursday as U S fighting the midPacific set out under fresh commanders to avenge Japans treacherous attack on Pearl Harbor Army fleet and air chiefs in Hawaii were changed In Tokio the Japanese naval special type Japanese subma 41 foot two man to return from the Dec T attack on the II S naval base at Honolulu The Japanese claimed however that aerial observations showed Jive U S battleships two heavy cruisers and an oil tanker had been sunk in the assault on Ha waii and that 450 American planes had been destroyed on the ground and 14 others shot down in air duels These claims appeared fan ciful in the light of official U S were listed by Tokio as having been sunk in the JacificT Tbe Japanese also acknowledged ihe loss of 29 planes in the waiian attack find said thai a U S aircraft carrier previously re ported sunk now is believed to have escaped to a certain port A bulletin from Manila head quarters of Lieut Gen Douglas Me Arthur said Filipino troops clashed with Japanese invaders in the Vigan area 200 miles northwest of Manila Monday and threw them back many miles before darkness halted the fightingr Army headquarters also an nounced that the entire Philippine army is being inducted into the United States army of the far east in order to amalgamate all defense forces and effectuate the maximum cohesion and coordina tion BRITISH WITHDRAWN BELOW SOUTHERN KEDAH In the far east Britains strug gle to halt the Japanese drive to ward Singapore look a darkening turn as British and Indian troops were acknowledged to have with drawn below the southern border ofKedah apparently yielding the Jlr mile long Malayan peninsula state to the Japanese Kedah state lies opposite Pen ang island and London quarters said the withdrawal from Kedah meant that only to Singapore in importance througrnout gone The island is about 65 miles south of the Thailand frontier Jimpingorr spot of the Japan ese invasion British headquarters said de fense forces were being reorgan ized south of the Krian river on the southern border ot Kedah after disengaging operations dur ing the night WOULD BLOCK IAFS SPREADING IN SOUTH With Singapore itself admitted ly in grave danger the allies took steps to block Japans spreading trusts into the south Pacific land ings troops on the Portuguese island of Timor between java and Australia The Netherlands government in London announcing the landing on Timor emphasized the Islands importance as a potential Japa nese submarine base from which attacks could be made on allied territory and communications The announcement said Portu guese authorities in Timor had objected to the landing but that Portuguese sovereignty remains intact Combined Dutch and Austra lian forces apparently carried out the occupation of the island which lies at the eastern tip of the Dutch East Indies In the siege of Hongkong Brit defenders of the island city flatly rejected a second Japanese de mand for surrender amid a hail of bombs and shells Five GIVING Days Now Remain to Reach Cash Goal of REPdRTEII SEW CASH CONTRIBUTIONS nanlc and Ella W C and Airs Bulrire air V Levinson John Strom Mason City Builders Supply Co and Employes Parent education Group The Four Little GarulU Sisters Lou Raymond Priseilla Club Cerro Gordo E U Steinberg Tmrnacnd Club No J Carol McCallam Ared L White Connie Clark Denison Club Fat Jack Al and Stere Double Dozen Club Bath Town ship Ilarnld Barnman s A Friend Mary Belle SchmHi and JUr jaret Nelson Freeman Ladies Aid Delia TheU Chi Sorority Boyd Alleys Ladies Boivlirtf 100 Jllfl 300 100 100 100 I DO J noo oOO ioo ion 1JW im tji 1 Mrs Bertha Ir and Mrs D J Perdue Nike Lodge G A A Decree ot Honor Lodfe No Ill Circle No 7 IV S C S First Methodist Church Mike Uaddr Erna I Kramer MasonCity Letter Carriers Clear Lake Friend Northwestern Slates Cement Co Safety Committee Monday Harry llomrig Oeorpe Gettrnan From No COR T CityHlthSchool T T A Xo 1 Pack No Frederick Howard Carfield Parent Education Group MeKinlei Parent Education Group Mr and airs Ed OOonnell Mr anri Mrs Pete Miller O SWinter Lincoln School First Grade Ruth and Ifratl Cook Phoenician Club Mr and Mr Lee Lindsay Grade Teachers Asioclalion A Friend J B Joan and Dee FitzGerald Harry II Decker Velroa Mable and Geonre Cattle Department at Deckers Patricia Ann KeJroy NEIT TOTAL ilijJJW CASH OOAISJHonO AMOUXT YET NEEDED S UilllJ HE LAST of ths p a c k o s nacks for Cerro Gor do county boys in service were being mailed out from the Decker pack ing plant Thursday aft ernoon arid all attention from this point on in the Christmas Cheer Fund drive is onthe task to be accomplished here on the home that there arc no empty stockings in Mason City this Christmastide Because packages mailed later than this stand such a poor chance of reaching their destination by Christmas the list of names and addresses for this purpose was being brought to a stop Pledges totaling S1G408 were telephoned to KGLO Wednesday evening as Buck Shaffer and his orchestra held forth for several A Suggestion Jf you work in on office mill or factory where there are other workers will you take the lead in starting a collection for Christmas Cheer This is being done in dozens of places and the of the 1941 campaign irlargc ly dependent on this source of cash income If it isnt being done where you work its a fair assumption that the others are merely wait ing for somebody to take the ead Thats where YOU come into the picture Will you do this for the needy children of Mason City 50 100 2UO 600 800 1000 hours on the Christmas Cheer Fund broadcast There was also some spirited bidding on a turkey donated by Mrs Ben Hendrick son of near Mason City whicn brought S12 Two classical record ings brought each a clnck Those who pledged contribu tions are urged to follow through immediately by bring ing the amount or sending it to the GlobeGazette office Our thanks to the many contri butors to Huck and his band and to the KGLO stafE for this healthy boost to the Cheer Fund cause While a most gratifying re sponse to the Christmas Cheer Fund appeal is reflected in the donations set out above the tem po still isnt great enough to in sure success for this years veu turev Anaverageoi about day must be maintairled in the five remaining GIVING days it cash goal is to be achieved There isnt much more to be said IT you Belierc this tn be o wor thy cause you can prove it by your deeds All you need is to send your gill large or small but as large asiyou can make it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa Important Portugal Statement to Be Friday LISBON Portugal Antonio de Oliveira Salazar sum moned the Portuguese national assembly for an extraordinary meeting Friday afternoon The premier said he would make an important statement PROBE BURLINGTON BLAST BURLINGTON inves tigation by a military board of inquiry into the cause of an ex plosion which wrecked a melt unit at lhe Iowa ordnance plant last Friday was under way Thurs day i Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY No precipitation colder Thursday afternoon and Thursday night Low tempera ture IOWA Fair Thursday and early Thursday night somewhat cold er MINNESOTA Fair west and south fair northeast portion Thursday and early Thursday night Somewhat colder FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 50 Minimum Wednesday night 27 At B a m Thursday 28 YEAR AGO Maximum 25 Minimum s Snowfall trace Ctiristmas Seals BIG EXPANSION IN ARMY TO BE MADE BY DRAFT Stimson Says Volunteer Enlistments to End After Present Rush WASHINGTON Stjmson announced Thursday tne war department was planning to expand the army to the greatest strength needed and would de pend for the increase entirely on the selective service system All voluntary enlistments are to be halted as soon as the present rush subsides Stimson told a press conference An immediate increase of more than 150000 men already lias been recommended in a bill which Stimson said was on rresident Roosevelts desk Stimson also announced All reserve officers not yet called to active duty have been ordered to take physical examina tions but he said this step did not mean they necessarily would be called out immediately After Jan all graduates of officer candidate schools will ordered to duty immediately Pre viously those so desiring have been awarded certificates of ca pacity and permitted to return to theirformevenlisted Commandersoftliellpur air force cornriiahds intiic United States have been chargtfd with ordering blackouts1 air raid alarms all clear signals and si lencing radio signals Stimson said the purposes were to prevent false alarms and unnecessary interference with production Both difficulties he said had been in evidence in California since the war came The order became effective Dec 9 Headquarters of the interceptor commands are First Mitchel field Long Island second Fort Laiton near Seattle third Drew field neajTamoa Fla and fourth at Riverside Cal The war department is nowin the process of completing details of a genera and indeterminate in crease in the army the war sec retary said We are proceeding on the basis of the utmost speed consistent with efficiency he went on The ulti mate strength of the land forces will be determined in the light of the strategic situation as it de velops We arc frying to set up ma chinery by which lhe army fan be increased steadily but with out fixing limits which might have to be changed We arc trying to do it with lhe least disturbance to industry and the entire economic set up In the Jight of his purpose the age limits new selective ser vice legislation now before con gress is important That is why we ask that the minimum age limit be set at 19 x All war is a young mans game the secretary added Administration leaders were confidently predicting senate ap proxal of the legislation making men of 19 and 20 liable for mili tary service though the house had refused to lower the induction age from 21 f y at Allhoiigh President Roosevelt backed up the recommendations of army experts for the 13year service base the house late Wednesday voted to make onlv men from 21 through 44 subject fo aclual military duty although approving registration of all men from 18 through 64 Under the present law only men from 21 through 35 can be drafted Before shouting unanimous ap proval of its measure the house rejected 173 to 113 a compromise bring 20 year olds into attempt to mebers held out for he HaCk Hc ad ftlr he 19 v r the 19Jear minimum then took to task the members of the mi tary committee who had voled hold it to 21 to Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGazette Business office 2 Man Jap Sub Captured This pictiue icleased by the navy depaitment in Washington shows the rmdeet two man Japanese submarine captured by the U S on the Island oE Oahu Honoluluf durinir Kriox revealed that the U S had dead in the treacherous Japa nese attack a he twoman Japanese sUbs ciuisinjr rarisre and the OIIP shrrtvri 100mle n t0 the tnaval J lie SmmiiiriiipR could hp plrrtnn nn flm t i i i tuuiu ut Ldiucci on tne decks larger vessels and launched Officers Quarters Aflame After Attack Officers ciuarters at the U S armys Hickam field near Honolulu blaze from Japanese homhs dropped in the surprise attack that extended World JI into the Pacific 500 Lost as Boat Strikes Mine in Bay MANILA 500 persons apparently were lost in the sinking ot the interisland passenger steamer Corregidor in deep sharkinfeslcd waters near Manila bay Wednesday it was re ported Thursday t The ship was carrying about 800 persons including passengers and crew and approximately 300 were known to have been rescued Little hope was held for recov ering many bodies Although there apparently was no accurate check of those on board water front circles said interisland Yessels usually carry double the total of listed passen scngers because many travelers 2 Engadinc and the first sea plane carrier in history took part in the World battle of Jut land She received special army permission o sail Tuesday night and hit a mine before daylighi Wednesday Many survivors were in the water five hours or more The missing included Assemblyman Juan M Reyes and Prof Jose Reyes of Santo Tonias university both brothers of Archbishop Ga briel Reyes of Ccbu Correspondents in 3 ASK FRIENDS TO YULE PAGEANT Vocal Music Groups Present Christmas Program 150 Voices The public is invited to the Christmas pageant being present ed at the high school auditorium Thursday night by vocal music groups Parents and friends of students taking part are par ticularly urged to attend the Vocal Music Mothers club an nounced Ye Merrie England oE Olde is title of the musical extrava ganza directed by Miss Ellen Smith and presented with 150 voices Christmas in Queen Eliza beths day will be the theme Harmony accompaniment and words will be characteristic of the 6th century as well as the set tings Among the numbers arc The Madrigal Singer Choir of Waits Yule Clog Boars Head Wassail Bowl Annunciation Shepherds and Nativity BRITISH CLAIM AXIS FRONT IN AFRICA BROKEN Russia Says Retreating Nazi Italian Rumanian Forces Fighting Selves BULLETINS MOSCOW army reports Thursday said that Rus sian forces accelerating their advance from the Baltic to the Sea of Azov have recaptured hundreds more villages and towns in a general advance lies with its vanguard ap proachinp Ruza just northeast of Mozhaisk WITH THE RED ARMY THE MOSCOW FKONT Now striking at Hie center of the Germans Moscow line that is west of the capital the red army was rcporled Thursday nieht to have recaptured 200 communi ties with ils canguard approach ing Ruza just northcats of Moz haisk By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A great perhaps decisive turn ingpoint marked Europes war on two fronts Thursday as Britain announced officially that the axis front in north Africa has been completely shattered and Russia declared that Adolf Hitlers inva sion armies were fleeing in chaos A soviet broadcast reported bitter Iialrcd flaring among the axis forces asserting that Rus sian cavalry in the Donets basin had captured retreating Ger man Italian and Rumanian troops when they fell to fight ing OBE another The broadcast said Rumanian soloiers joined Italians against the Germans Exactlyone month after Britains desert armies struck back into Libya in their second north African offensive British middle cast headquarters an nounced Axis forces in eastern Libya arc now in full retreat the enemy front has Khcre been broken Wednes day our troops relentlessly pursued lhe enemy for a distance ot nearly 30 miles Thus in staccato sentences lhe British command foretold the apparent ueginnins of the end of the African campaign while on the Russian front the story of axis disaster was even greater Premier Joseph Stalin was quoted as describing the illclad fleeing Germans as resembling the forces of Napoleon in the bloody retreat from Moscow in 1812 Havas French news agency dispatches said the German with drawal in the Ukraine had brought the great industrial city of Khar kov the Russian Pittsburgh into he battle once more and on the central front Russian cavalry men were reported to have chased German troops to within If miles of Orel miles south ot Mos cow Russian cavalry is pursuing lhe Gorman troops who are get ting more and more disorganized the London radio reported A red army bulletin said Rus sian troops had smashed six Ger man 30000 men the Kalinin sector alone B5 miles north of Moscow while in the Ukraine soviet regulars and guerrillas were said to have killed our Near Moscow axis troops in a bat Everywhere along the 1200 mile front from Leningrad to the southernmost Ukraine the Ger mans vyerc declared to be falling badin a retreat unparalleled since Hitler sent his armies smash ing through Belgium Holland and France more than 18 months ago On the MOSCDW front the British radio said the Germans had fled from a key confer 37 miles west of the capital and whitehclmetcd so viet shock troops were report ed imminently threatening tho recapture of Germanheld Volo kolamsk 65 miles northwest of Moscow We cant keep up with the Germans they are running so fast Red army soldiers were quoted as complaining Soviet dispatches said that the nazis were offering only rear guard resistances in their flight over the snowpacked battlefields sacrificing infantry and mortar detachments in delaying actions and that there was no sign yet of any attempt to make a stand on a new line In the north around long bcsicgcd Leningrad the Finns re ported that the red army had shift ed the weight ot its offensive against them with soviet troops See No Nazi Planes WITH THE RED ARMY OX THE MOSCOW FRONT During a threeday tour of the Moscow front United States and British correspondents have seen no signs of the German air force Behind the lines Russian reserve troops and supplies moved up bv railways and highways Bridges stood unscarred Premier U Saw of Ism Hawaii HONOLULU T II mier U Saw of Burma reported missing was located Thursday at a Honolulu hotel Saw was strand ed in Hawaii by the outbreak of the war on his return trip to Burma after a tour of the United States HOLIDAY AT IOWA IOWA CITY 13day holiday vacation began Thursday for 6000 University of Iowa stu dents who will return for Ihe re opening of classes Monday Jan 5 Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGazette Business office   

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