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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES DCS HOME EDITION VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDEWflTOD LEASED WDtfS THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MANILA SILENT LOSS SOON FEARED Blizzard Threatens to Tie Up Iowa Traffic i PLOWS BATTLE Forecast Is TOKEEPMAIlf HIGHWAYSOPEN j f Buses Delayed NW R R Orders Northbound Train Held Here A heavy snowstorm accompan ied by wind ushered the New Year into North Iowa Wednesday night and Thursday and threatened to tie up traffic in this territory The center of the storm ap peared to be well south of Mason City but was apparently moving northward weather advices said The Jefferson Transportation com pany reported that Des Moines traffic is tied up and that heavy going was encountered by its buses south of here A bus due in from Des Moines at a m Thursday was tnree hours and 15 late reach ing Mason City at a m The company dispatched a bus for Des Moines at 3 a m Thursday Officials of the Chicago and North Western railroad tied up a northbound passengrer train at Mason City after it reached here an hour and a half late at 8 a m The highway commission re ported that all plows and other equipment needed were on the highways battling to keep tne roads open District Engineer H R Zack said that as of 10 a m Thursday no blockades had been encountered The wind is drifting ehe snow in manyplacev he re ported The commissionsaid that be ween two and three inches ot snow had fallen in Mason City and that Eive inches were reported from Clarion Visibility on the highways is poor and there are spots of ice here and there the commission reported The highway patrol had all available crews on the roads the local office said lo render assis tance if and when needed It urged that all motorists not hav ing urgent business on the high ways stay at home A group of 26 youngsters al the Hanford MacNider home east of town found themselves snowbound at the close of their New Years eve party Wednes day night and as a consequence Colonel and Mrs MacNider had a houseful of overnight guesls The parents of the guests were notified and enough bed space was found to accommodate the girls in the party The boys rolled up in blankets and bedded down on the floor Among the out of town guests were Glenn Sedgwick James Sedgwick John Wilson and Joe Craven all of Des Moines Bar bara Ridgeway ot Neenah AVis and Fred Patton Bob Roseland and Dodo Crane all of Clear Lake Lake SEEK KNOCKOUT 0 FTRAPPED MEN CAIRO imperials battling to knock out German and Italian forces trapped near Age dabia 90 miles south of Bengasi in Libya maintained steady pres sure on the enemy although there has been some reduction in the intensity of the fighting British Sencral headquarters for the mid dle cast said Thursday German and Italian war com muniques broadcast by the Berlin ind Rome radios said that fight ng near Agedabia was severe The axis communiques claimed ihat German and Italian troops lwere fighling off British attacks inrt were inflicting heavy damage o British mechanized equipment jl The successful British iipcration Wednesday occurred at Bardia between Tobruk and the EgyptLibya frontier where iso lated axis troops were left be lind at the time of the retreat in order to tieup imperial forces South African troops supported oy British tanks and artillery at tacked at Bardia the communi que said and penetrated enemy positions in the southern sector of the Bardia defenses Several posts were captured ind 600 prisoners including some Germans taken Activity in the Agedabia Jed ibiya area was less marked dur ng the past 24 hours than previ usly but our forces continued to larass enemy forces in that area he communique said DES MOINES driving snowstorm of blizzard proportions swept across Iowa Thursday de positing up to 8 inches of new snow in some sections drifting highways and disrupting com munication and transportation fa cilities The snow was still falling heavily over the state at mid morning and the weather bureau predicted it would continue Thursday afternoon and Thurs day night accompanied by cold er weather Snow began falling with the start of Wednesday nights New iears eve festivities and by mid night had blanketed most of the state The new snow brought to 14 inches the amount now on the ground in some sections Predicting a continuation of the storm the weather bureau issued this forecast for the state in gen eral Blizzard conditions snow and blowing snow wind 25 to 35 miles an hour colder cold wave in east and central portions Thursday afternoon and Thursday night lowest temperature Friday morn ing zero to minus 10 in the west and zero to 10 above in the east portion Wednesday nights minimum reading was 3 above at Sioux City Heaviest snowfall reported to ffic weather bureau in a 7 a m checkup Thursday was 8 Inches m Des Moines where 4 inches was on he ground before the new blanket Other reports from the early morning stations re ported the snow was continuing with undiminished fury at thai at Ames bzinging the tptalto14inches on the ground 2VS inches at Charles City and 2 inchesat Davenport Dubuque Iowa City Omaha and Sioux city From Marshalltown came a re port of 7 inches of new snow UB to 7 a m bringing the amunt on the ground to 15 inches Council Bluffs reported 77 inches Waterloo 45 incnes Cedai Rapids 5 inches Centerville inches Dubuque had 27 inches by 9 a m The state highway commissio reported a continuous battle by its snowplows against the driftin snow Although most roads appar ently were open to traffic travel wasi difficult Wind up to 35 miles an hour was piling up the snow Poor Visibility From Storm Believed Cause of Fatal Iowa Accident IOWA CITY Louise Klein 22 of Iowa City was killed when struck by an automobile four miles north of here on high way 218 early Thursday mornin for the states second highway fa tnlity of the new year the police department reported Mrs Klein was crushed between a parked car and a machine police said was driven south on the high way by Raymond H Anciaux 8 of Iowa City Police said heavy snow prob ably obstructed Anciauxs vision One Killed Score Hurt in Alabama Tornado THEODORE Ala man was killed and a score injured early Thursday when a tornado swept through this small south Aabama town causing heavy damage 75 GET PAY BOOST DES MOINES five state tax commission em ployes have been granted salar increases most1 of them month ly raises to the lowest paid em ployes Commission Chairma i red W Nelson announced Th payroll will be increased about S500 monthly Nelson said Fate of Manila Feared in Balance North Iowa January Tire Quotas Set WASHINGTON D C The Tanuary quotas on new tires and tubes in Iowas 99 counties follow AIRV1EW OF MANILA CAPITAL OF PHILIPPINE ISLANDS Reds Claim Smashing Victories RAF Plans Heavy Raids in42 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS riounccm111153rCd Srmy opcned U1e new year Thursday with the Moscowont and Tnfnaini n vitiuiy UH U1C 1V1OSCOW llont 3Ild ew hnZf PmdriTO 3S Predicted ua terrific new bombing on Germany during 1342 Besides recapturing Kalu important railway center 110 miles southwest of Moscow smashing Col Gen Heinz Guder ians tank command and routing an estimated force of 250000 nazis before Moscow the red army claimed it had destroyed a brigade of Hitlers handpicked elite guards who had been DO miles from Krakow to halt them and was beating its way forward on both the Leningrad and Crimean fronts Germans Moscow said were leaving their wounded together with Iheir arms in the deep snow as llicy drew westward before the Russian offensive Posses sion of the rail junction of Novy Kirishi was also claimed With the capture of Kaluga and ihat previously announced of Volokolamsk 65 miles northwest of Moscow British war experts said the Russians were in a posi tion to close the jaws of a huge favorite German prac the nazi spearhead at Mozhaisk 57 miles west of Mos cow An observer who reached Istan bul from Greece said the Germans were building airports in Greece and on Greek islands close to Turkey and practicing air inva sion tactics of the sort sprun in the GreekBritish defenders ot last summer Beside an air ministry claim that the RAF now held air su periority deep in German occu pied territory the British infor malinn ministry in London as serted that Germanys sub marine fleet had suffered such heavy losses as lo be finding it hard lo obtain andtrain fresh crews In north Africa the British pressed hard for a final battle with Gen Erwin Rommels re maining tank forces Spokesmen said the consolidation of Brit ains middle eastern forces along a line from Bengasi to the Cau casus was the major British achievement of 1941 and sum marized defeats inflicted upon Italians with claims to the de struction of three armies totalin Bf0QOO men These were grouped thus 250DOO in former Marshal Rodolfo Grainnis army beaten m the first British conquest of Cirenaiea 300000 in cast Africa and 100000 put out of action in the present Libyan campaign In addition British claimed the de Fiefce Fighting Is Reported Raging for Hunan Province Capital CHUNGKING fighting raged Thursday lor Changslia capital of Hunan prov ince south o Hankow where Japanese troops were strugglin lo take the city which in two previous campaigns they have failed to capture Chinese dispatches said that the third north Hunan battle had entered a critical stage after the Japanese threw 50000 men into the fight south of the Milo river The Chinese had held the Japa nese along ihe Milo for several days but latest dispatches indi cated the Japanese had fought their way across ihe stream Japanese troops now arn en gaging Chinese defenders in the immediate vicinity of Chang sha reports said Defense Savings Stamps for sale at GlobeGazette business office Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Blizzard snow and blowing snow wind 25 to 35 miles an hour cold wave temperature Friday morning 8 below Dims tiaimea me de struction of 47000 Germans in AVEllzzarJ conditions snow north Africa The New Years day communi que from Cairo told of a slacken ing of activity in the Agedabio district of Libya but British em pire and allied forces continued to harass the main enemy forces in that area NOMINATION CONTINUED WASHINGTON D C senate adopted a resolution con tinuing the nomination of Edward C Either of Iowa to be chief jus tice oC the District of Columbia until the next session of congress The action was taken in order that ihe nomination would not have to be resubmitted ow and blowing snow wind 25 lo 35 miles an hour colder cold wave in east and central por tions Thursday afternoon and Thursday night lowest tem perature Friday morning zero to minus 10 in west and zero to 10 above in east portion TN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 19 Minimum Wednesday night 12 At 8 a m Thursday Snow at 8 a m i inch piccip 04 inch YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum Precipitation F R CHURCHILL CONFER AGAIN Prime Minister Offers Toast to Toii Peril Step Toward Victory WASHINGTON Roosevelt and Prime Ministei Churchill Thursday resumed con ferences on world wide war strat egy designed to smash axis aggres sion The prime minister returned at a m from a four day visit to Canada where he confidently de clared that deeds not words would in good time disclose the specific objectives and results of the white house conferences The prime minister welcomed Ihe new year by proposing a vic tory toast at a midnight cere mony in the dining car of his spe cial train somewhere in Ver mont with members of his staff newspaper correspondents the train crew and porters Wearing his gray zippercd lounging suit the prime minister walked into thediner cigar in place glass in hand os his train pulled out of Brattleboro Vt A few miles south neanng thq Massachusetts line C h ii r ih i 1 raised his glass with the toasr Heres to 1942 Heres to a year of year ot struggle and peril And a long step forward to victory Americans British Canadians and Australians roared A happy New Year to you as they drank the toast The prime minister then pro nounced in benediction Goct bless you i May we all come through safe and with honor BANDIT GETS S400 DES MOINES an unsuspecting Ncw Years eve crowd shopped nearby a bandit posing as a customer robbed the Peter Pan grocery here of ap proximately S400 Wednesday night He forced the store man ager to empty the cash iegislc contents into a sack of groceries carried Allamakee 14 Boone 23 Bremer is Butler 19 Cerro Gordo 38 Chickasaw 13 Kmmet 13 Fayette 24 Floyd 18 Franklin 13 Hancock 14 Hardin 27 Howard Kossuth Mitchell Palo Alto Winnebago Winncshiek Worth Wright 12 22 14 H 14 17 10 19 12 19 15 16 32 11 11 20 15 11 12 23 10 18 12 12 12 H 8 IB 37 47 50 45 95 23 36 54 45 32 40 60 29 55 34 36 31 41 24 45 45 38 27 33 50 24 46 28 30 2ii 34 20 38 HEAVYFIGHTING IS TOLD IN LAST WORD SENT US Tokio Says Philippine Government Has Been Moved to Australia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States on this New Years day gravely foresaw the possibility that the Philippines wouldbe swept under the Japa ncse tide Hopes hat Philippine forces might slave off the Japanese drive toward Manila dwindled by the hour as the nation awaited new word from the hard pressed defenders The latest official report from Ma nila through Washington pic lured the situation as of a m E S T Wednesday TRIBUTE PAID U S DEFENDERS Some Regard Attack on Japan as Best Way to Redeem Philippines WASHINGTON capi tal steeled itself Thursday against the possible surrender of Manila paid tribute to the army for its lastditch defense of the Philip pine metropolis against heavy odds and soberly considered the bfvlLvyay lo redeem Americas far eastern outpost in the eventof ils tall to the Japanese In congressional circles a land sea and air assault upon Japan itself was regarded as the quick est and most practical way of re covering the Philippines should they be lost in the present Japa nese drive While disclaiming any preten sions to being military strategists several senators said it appeared to them that such a drive against the island empire eventually could be carried out supported by com munications lines through Alaska and the Aleutian island chain Senators Taft ROhio and George DGa agreed that such a campaign would require months of careful preparation In a separ ate interview Senator Norris IndNebr declared the war might last frcm three to ten years We will have to fight on and on Norris declared They are taking our bases DOW and ue must set them back We will have o build ships and planes and tanks on a scale such that our people will be able lo ob tain control of the Pacific Then we can starve out the Japanese and force them lo come to terms The Nebraskan said be was confident thnt defeat them That communique said The enemy continues to exert eavy pressure on all fronts with extensive use of dive bombers and armored units fn spite of these difficulties H further re adjustment of our lines has been completed in an orderly manner American and Philippine troops continue to offer strong resist ance inflicting heavy losses on the enemy A Tokio communique said that Japanese army bombers since Dec 28 had sunk a submarine destroyed two steamers of 3000 tons each and scored a direct hit on a destroyer in waters about Malaya and the Philippines In a New Years broadcast Premier Gen Hideki of Japan asserted that it is question of time until Manila and Singapore Incut aTait it that of Hongkong The British crown colony fell to Hie Japanese on Christmas day The fatal blows given the British and American navies in the Pacific as well as the capture of strategic enemy bases signal a thorough sweeping of British and American influence out of cast Tojo saici In the far cast Japan reported the capture of the strategic east coast Malays port of Kuantan 190 miles north of Singapore as her troops in the Philippines pushed perilously close to Manila The British however said figrhtine it Kuantan continued and claimed the better of small scale conflicts in western Ma laya Japanese said their troops were only 20 miles south of Manila other axis broadcasters claimed they were closer than that American and Filipino troops con tinued their desperate resistance but feuobservers in Washington gave them more than the merest outside chance to stave off defeat by the overwhelming better equipped Japanese The best the United Taft told reporters he believed ttion faces a war1 atid the end we will Ij0uld them now was the grim determination to gather dur ing the year the mightiest military 101 ce possible for the final over throw of all the axis powers leav ing a largo question mark above the immediate future Elsewhere in the Pacific the British reported their withdrawal from Sarawak on the island ot Borneo whose capital the Japa nese look earlier fhc nat Gcorfie said no one could tell Iiow long the conflict would last Fveri tually to bring Japan to terms George said America will have o carry the war home to her with bombs But he added that demands for immediate offensive action should be sidetracked in order that the army and navy would not be pressed into taking unwise retaliatory steps Senator Vandcnbcrg R Mich expressed his admiration for the gallant fight the Filipinos had made along with American troops in the islands and said this nation Claim Government at Port Darwin which would be repaid as soon as possible CONTRACT IS AWARDED DES MOINES Ku charo Construction company of DCS Moines has been awarded Ihe general contract for construction of a ncw custodian building at the Woodward Iowa state hospital at an estimated cost of win DC increased about malinn ministrv in i nnrtnr o oiuer inai Maximum 51 smic man general contract lov const S500 monihly Nelson said sub h nomnatVvould not have Minimum 30 lhct tasl of new custodian buildi Utrmanys sub be resubmitted Precipitation Jnto a Eack groceries the Woodward Iowa state h T M necaiuea at an estimated cost of U Sinters 42 With Happy New Year and Beat the Jap Bv THE TIXrTpn T f r By THE UNITED PRESS The nation entered 1942 Thurs day on a dual keynote of Happy New Year and beat the Japs It was Americas first wartime New Years day in 24 years and explosive celebrations across the country reflected a belief that fu ture observances of the holiday will call for grealer restraint until uic war has ended Even this year 25 days after the outbreak of war thousands of workers stayed at Ihcir jobs in booming factories and wel comed 1942 from the produc tion bailie front Everywhere signs ot gaiety were mixed with signs of war There were 1600 air raid war dens in New Yorks Time Square perennial scene of the most riot ous New Years celebrations At the stroke of midnight the voice of Lucy Monroe singing the Stars Spangled Banner went out over a loud speaker system A hush fell over the crowd then it joined in the national anthem which echoed through the brightly lit square About 1000000 persons jammed the Times Square area unper turbed by the wartime note shown m the presence of air raid war dens 2000 police disaster crews loudspeakers ready to sound air raid alarms and signs telling what to do in a crisis The crowd was a bit smaller but noisier than a year ago When the ncw year arrived on the Pacific coast three hours later the war note was even more apparent There were no thrones in the street lo jrrcct 1942 with a rendition of Auld Lang Sync There were no bright lights o serve as beacons for Japanese bombers But parties in homes clubs and theaters maintained the usual note of hilarity Police said they didnt want to stop funmaking but lo push it indoors Many cities on both the east and west coasts prohibited noisemak ers sirens and blowing of factory whistles II was feared that air raid alarms might be lost in the din The signs of war were less obj vious in inland cities but even they saw some reminders of the conflict Hundreds of Chicagoans moving among the bright lights of the loop district carried cards which said Happy New Year Beat the Japs1 And to the soulh there was a rosy hue in the sky that there was no holi day for toiling at blast furnaces in the huge steel mills at Gary Ind and South Chicago Out In Ihe Pacific Hawaii had to Impose severe restrictions on its celebration which tra ditionally has been one of its gayest events The nightly black out effective since the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor shroud ed the islands and parlygoers kept lo cellars garages and oth er retreats The fireworks display ot the Chinese colony was canceled and the Japanese celebration was sup pressed At Washington war and navy department officials entered the new year in grim vigil at Iheir offices Broadcast Recorded by UP Authoritative sources said Thursday Ihe Philippines gov ernment has moved to Port Dar win Australia as Japanese troops reportedly advanced to Ihe vicinity of Lucena 44 miles south of be leaguered Manila According lo information reach ing Shanghai from Manila Japa nese forces which landed near La mon bay on the east short of Luzon are rushing to a point a little more than 30 miles from Manila bailors two claims Placing Japanese invaders M al ot1 milcs and a uttc more than 30 miles from Manila were the strongest niade by the official Japanese broadcaster on the regu lar Tokio newscast at 8 p m PST Earlier the Berlin radio had broadcast a report the Japanese were only six miles from Marib Nothing m the Tokio broadcast substantiated the Berlin assertion A Shanghai dispatch said Japa Were tanks and armored cars in swift uninterrupted advances from the north and south toward the Philip pines capita v V   

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