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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 3, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ARCHIVES TES MOl NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLVIII ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY THIS PAPEJl CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE S NO 73 CORREGIDOR BEATS OFF HEAVY RAID REDS CONTINUE TO ADVANCE IN INTENSE COLD Russia Captures City Where French in 1812 Were Forced to Retreat By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A German sequel to Napoleons disastrous retreat from Russia in the winter snows of 1812 stared AdolfHitler in the face Saturday as soviet troops were reported lo have recaptured the historic city of Maloyaroslavets 65 miles southwest of Moscow It was at Maloyaroslavets that Czar Alexander 1s imperial Rus sian armies turned the tide of the Napoleonic invasion compelling the French to fall back across the frozen steppelands with terrible losses Only 20000 ot Napoleons orig inal army of 500000 troops got out alive A bulletin from Hitlers field headquarters complained anew of bitter weather conditions de claring Defensive fiehtine in the centra Moscow sectors con tinues despite intense cold On the same theme Ihe Berlin radio reported In one battle on the central sector the bolsheviks attacked for four days and five nights without interruption Our troops had al mostno resfandthis was in the severest coldand snowstorms Unconfirmed reports circulated in Sweden that the Germans were already building defenses along the Polish border the jumpingoff line of Hitlers attack on the U S S R last June 22 On the soviet war front the fall of Maloyaroslavets gave the Rus sians a base for exerting heavier rn pressure on German forces at davBritain admitted the loss of on the 7175toii cruiser Neptune and Surrender in the Desert Chief in S W Pacific Main Traffic Systems Near Normal Colder Is Forecast Secondary Roads in Many Sections Still Clogged With Drifts fenders and freeing 1150 Britis soldiers imprisoned there Ger man Major General Schmidt chief staff officer of ihe nazi Panzei Gruppe Afrika was among the axis prisoners taken Premier Mussolinis high com mand said other axis forces were still holding out at nearby Salum A British spokesman said there was no further change in the main battle sector in western Libya where Gen Erwin Rom mels battered armies have taken a new stand around Agedabia 90 miles south of Bengasi While rejoicing in the final cap ture of Bardia and its axis garri sori in le Libyan campaign Fri Mozhaisk 30 miles to the north o the MoscowSmolensk highway which was already being ham mered by red artillery fire Russian forces were officially credited with havine killed 15 000 nazi officers and men in the sixday period from Dec 26 to average of 2500 and a midday communique Sat urday reported 1850 invaders annihilated in three local en gagements The Berlin radio frankly de scribed whitecloaked soviet ski troops as the invisible menace In the Crimea soviet dispatches said Russian forces which drove the Germans from Kerch and Feo dosiya had recaptured 19 more set tlements in pursuit of the Ger mans who now were apparently falling back toward their main siege armies around Sevastopol naval base GERMANS ITALIANS ADMIT BARDIA LOSS On the North African front both the German and Italian high commands acknowledged the British capture of Bardia axis stronghold near the Libyan Egyptian frontier British dispatches said South African infantrymen supported by British tanks stormed the stub bornlydefended fortress in a moonlight bayonet attack cap turing more than 5000 axis de the destroyer Kandahar in Medi terranean operations IS AT STAKE Mussolini Demands Italy CoOperate More Closely with Germans HOME Official Italian Broad cast Recorded by TJ P at Lon don Premier Benito Mussolini Saturday demanded that Italians cooperate more closely with our comrades o the axis be cause the future of Italy is at stake The premier spoke to the na tional committee of the fascist party according to the official news agency Closer cooperation he said will enable the axis to achieve a final victory This is a war in which two worlds are facing each other Mussolini said The future life of the Italian people is at stake SUFFOCJVITON OTTUMWA alary months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Roy Rupe died of suffoca tion in her crib Friday LENINGRAD Olkhov C MALOYAROSLAVETS KALUG BBS MOINES colder weather moved into Iowa Satur day to hamper the army of work ers struggling to restore the states vital services to normal after one of tile worst blizzards in history but theirprogress continued un abated Despite the subzero weather reports everywhere Saturday were of restoration of near nor mal operations of major trans portation facilities but second ary roads to many outlying re gions were still clogged with the New Years day snow that measured up to wo feel at DCS Molnes f The weather bureau warned temperatures may drop as low as 0 degrees below zero in the northeast Saturday night 15 be Mercury Retreats to 9 at 2 p m The mercury flanked by a bit ter northwest wind was slowly withdrawing Saturday and by p m had retreated to a minus 9 At 6 a m the reading was 2 belmv but at 8 a m the temperature had maneuvered to 6 below and never was able to advance above this point low in the northwest and 10 be low in the southern half of the state Light snow fell at Sioux Cily early Saturday but there were no reports of heavy falls Partly cloudy skies were in prospect R C Fye state highway de partment maintenance engineer Faid Saturday morning all por tions of the primary Iowa high way system were open lo travel except state highway 92 in Adair county and it was to be open by noon Work had progressed he said from the digging out stage to the cleaning up stage and all highways were expected to be open for full twolane travel by Saturday night Full bus service had been re stored Saturday and all trains were operating though some were running a little late Highest temperature in the slate Hy was Ccdar Rapids 18 de ided 13 degrees below zero at fowa City Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Partly cloudy and colder Saturday afternoon and Saturday night IOWA Partly cloudy and colder Saturday afternoon and Satur day night MINNESOTA Partly cloudy Sat urday afternoon fair colder east and south Saturday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday o Min Friday night 7 below At 8 a m Saturday 5 below At p m Saturday 5 below YEAR AGO Maximum 30 Minimum jg 9 KILLED WHEN 2 AUTOS CRASH Collision at Highway Intersection Also Critically Injures 2 ALHAMBRA 111 UP police Saturday described the Iocs of life in the twocar collision at a highway intersection three miles west of Alhambra as from an auto accident in Illinois history Nine persons were killed and two others critically injured The dead included five women three men and an infant The dead Lawrence Paddock 21 his on year old daughter Carolyn Sue Mrs Cora Cloys Marcclla Pryor 16 Mrs Minnie Pryor 47 mother of Marcella Leroy Frailev 21 Mrs Rosemary Woolscy 21 all of Alton 111 Mrs Clara Finlcv 30 Cottage Hills III and Harold King 20 year old CCC worker of Kentucky Injured were Harold Woolscy 21 year old husband of Mrs Rose mary Woolsey and driver of the second car and Mrs Pauline Pad dock wife of Paddock They were taken to St Josephs hospital in Highland The Paddocks Frailey and Mrs Cloys were said to have been rid ing in one car while the others were riding in the machine driven by Woolsey State police said they believed the accident occurred when Paddock driving north on state route 43 failed to stop at the intersection and crashed into Woolseys machine traveling west on state route HO Police said both cars apparently were being driven at a high rate of sueed WILL CONSIDER PRICE CONTROL New Congressional Session Will Be Convened Monday WASHINGTpN UR price control legislation took top billing Saturday on the list of issues fac ing the new session of congress which convenes at noon Monday The price fixing bill was given first ratine when the senate banking and currency commit tee after the yearlong first session of the Hi congress had come to an end late Friday voted unanimously to report a stronger control measure than ALL ANTIAXIS SEA LAND AIR FORCES UNIFIED Brett Chosen Deputy Commander Hart Will Lead Naval Forces WASHINGTON white houseannounced Saturday unifi cation of all antiaxis sea land and air forces in the southwest Pacific area under British General Sir Archibald P Wavell as su preme commander At the same time Major Gen eral Georee H Brett chief of the United States army air corps was named deputy supreme com mander for that region Under the direction of General Wavell Admiral Thomas C Hart commander or the American Asiatic fleet will be in charge of all naval forces in the area and General Sir Henry Pownall Ihe new British commander at Singa pore will be chief of staff to General Wavcll who will ake over his unified command in the near future The white house announcement issued by President Roosevelt and Prune Minister Churchill of Great Britain disclosed further that Chinas Generalissimo Chiang Kai bhek had accepted the supreme command over all land and aii forces ol the 26 unified nations which are tioiv or may in the fu ture be operating in the Chinese theater including initially sucl portions of IndorChina and Thai land becomeavailableto troops or the united nations American and British represen tatives will serve on the genera 1 jssimos joint headquarters plan ning staff The official announcement fol lowed Fridays formal pledge by 26 nations opposing Germany Italy and Japan to use their full military and economic might against the aggressors and not to make a separate peace Selection of General Wavcll 58 year old hero of the first Libyan campaign and now com mander for India and Burma was made at the suggestion ot American and British chiefs of staff and was concurred in by the Netherlands government Australia and Zealand The announcement was made simultaneously in the capitals concerned There was no precise definition of the southwest Pa cific area where General Wavell will be supreme commander but it was authoritatively said to in clude the general region of Singa pore Malaya the Dutch East Indies and the Philippines where General Douglas MacArthur is leading AmericanFilipino troops in a dogged battle against the Japanese Major General Brett a deputy chief of the U S army staff has been in the far east for some time Only a few days ago a mili tary council was created in Chungking China composed of Wavell Chiang KaiShek and Brett American naval contingents have already been cooperatini with the British and Dutch navie in the southwest Pacific but Ihe whereabouts ot Admiral Harts main forces naturally have been shrouded in secrecy since the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor Dec 7 General Wavells headquarters recently have been at Simla India where he was transferred last July He changed places with General Sir Claude Auchinleck present British middle eastern commander that approved Nov 28 by the house Senate leaders planned to begin consideration of the bill next Tues day or Wednesday The start of debate however presumably hinges on final decision as to the day President Roosevelt will ap pear to deliver his annual mes sage to congress on the state of the union The senates price fixing bill would authorize Price Adminis trator Leon Henderson to set ceil ings on commodity prices It would direct him to consider prevailing market prices during the period from Oct 1 to 15 1941 in fixing those ceilings but to select another two weeks period if in the first half of October the price of some commodity was abnormal Defense Savings Stamps for sale al GlobeGazelle business office Gopher Coach Bierman Notified to Report to Marines Jan 15 NEW ORLEANS Bierman Minnesotas famed griu iron mentor and one of the coaches of the East team for the EastWesti game Saturday was notified to report to the Quantico marine barracks by Jan la Bier man is a major in the U S marine reserves After Saturdays game Bierman will leave for Phoenix Ariz to attend a football rules committee meeting LONDON attacked the German held na bases of Brest and St Nazaire the French coast during the jnd laid mines in enemy waters the air ministry said Saturday planes returned safely pane nival GEN ARCHIBALD P WAVELL commander MAJ GEN GEORGE II BRETT commander ADMIRAL THOMAS C HART sea forces DRIVE ON TURKS IS UNLIKELY British Commentator Says Territory Very Soft in Winter LONDON JPA military com mentator said Saturday that a German attempt to drive through Turkey this ivinter was extreme ly Unlikely He said there was availaole in London to suggest such an attack was contemplated beyond the speculation in all di rections since Hitler took com mand ot the German army Questioned about reports German troop concentrations other activities in the Balkan area and whether they might signify an attack on Turkey the commenta tor declared there had been re current rumors that Hitler in tended to move in various new di rections He said the territory through which the Germans would have to operate to attack Turkey was soft in winter with ex tremely poor transportation fa cilities of and 1900 IOWA PILOTS CHICAGO has I pilots and 511 planes available 900 for a civilian air jossible latrol Maj Rccd Landis aviatiw aide to the director of the offic of civilian defense estimated at conference of wing commander from six states Japs Claim Heavy Raids Against Fort 5 HOUR ATTACK MADE ON FORT BY 60 BOMBERS MacArthurs Last Stand Forces Battle on Batan Peninsula By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS U S antiaircraft batteries beat aSi sa CO BERLIN official broadcast re rded by U P in London Japanese armed forces Saturday were officially reported to be heavily attacking American trans ports and the island fortress of Corresidor in Manila bay Tokio dispatches of ficiat news agency said smoke caused by destruction of mili tary stores by American forces still rose over Manila The dispatches said army and avy forces led the attack on Cor or which guards the ent rance to Manila bay and is about miles southsvest ot Manila A hington communique said GO apanese bombers had attacked orresidor killing 13 men and 30 Wash J C an wounding 35 Three bombers were shot down ly The island admittedly is strong fortified and strongly defended ihe official news agency said The Tokio Times Advertiser was quoted as saying iliat the island of Mindanao largest cen ter of Japanese population in the Philippines has Iiccn in Japa nese hands for some time The Japanese had been reported landing in force on Mindanao and attacking its capital of two weeks afro This means the loss of Ihe sec ond key point in Ihe triangular allied defense line of Hong kong Manila and Singapore the newspaper said Of these points only Singapore now remains Con clusion ot large military operations on Luzon will give the Japanese a freer hand in other war theaters and pressure on Singapore will be redoubled The nazi dispatch from Tokio said American transports seeking o evacuate forces from Manila had heen bombed by Japanese planes and that many of them were seriously damaged or island fortress at the entrance to Manila the war department said Saturday while onthe nearby Batan peninsula Gen Douglas MacArthurs last stand army of American and Filipino troops still battled against Japanese invasion forces A war department communique said al least three Japanese planes were shot down in the assault on Corregidor Tokio reports said Japanese warships were also attacking the island stronghold A war department bulletin said at least 60 Japanese bomb ers took part iu the raid but failed to inflict material damage on the fortress Gets Divorce New Wife and 10 Year Sentence in One Day COUNCIL BLUFFS day was Ray Wards big day In the morning District Charles Roc granted him a di vorce from Ruth Ward on ground of desertion In flic afternoon Ward 23 was married by Justice of the Peace Frank Larecn to Gcraldine Albert back to Judge American casualties in tack which took olnce were listed as 13 killed the at Friday and 35 Then he went Rocs courtroom and was tended to ten years in he penitentiary on his plea of lo auto theft sen ivounded There was a marked lesscnin on enemy ground attack the communique said American and Philippine troops were consolidated in new positions where organized resis tance to Japanese attacks will be intensified Imperial Tokio headquarters acknowledged that the V S de fense forces were putting up desperate resistance in the Batan mountains northwestof Manila but asserted hey were doomed to annihilation within a stiort time ff To Japanese radio a lokio broadcast pictured Japanese troops as having captured Manila by storm braving furious giving a melodramatic portrayal of the citys fall in contrast to a U i war department commu niquereporting that all Ameri can and Philippine troops were withdrawn from the city several days ago According lo the war depart ment version the Japanese simply marched into the open unde fended city without resistance muioui resistance slate General MacArthur having suilt German Major General Captured at Bardia CAIRO German major general was among the 5000 pris oners taken by British imperials when they captured Bardia mid dle east general headquarters said Saturday The general was named bchmidt and was chief adminis trative staff officer of the German armored group in Africa panzer gruppe the communique said drawn his forces A German radio broadcast quoting dispatches from Tokio said the attack on Corregidor was intended to prevent the arrival of reinforcements for General Mac Arthurs beleaguered troops The broadcast also asserted tha departing U S transports had been bombed by Japanese planes Corregidor fortress bristling with 12inch guns and powerful antiaircraft batteries lies 27 miles southwest of Japaneseoc cupied Manila Japanese units are now con centrating their attack on the Bs Defenders Backs to Sea IBA 15 9 ORT ftKAYAI I i XT OlUNeuRG Jt SArJ V t NJf rSklifru I f I UIt jT f Soulfi China Sea CAVITC CORRtOfDOR MIUS MORZAGARAY MONT ALB AN MANILA u JoMKlNlEY X r 5 25 MtLES aPSSf Defense forces were reported in strong positions north tP a 1T its fall Black arrows in of LTt6SfKSe1 JaPancse in advance on Manila from east ami south and from north Latter drive may still be blocked by General MacArthurs army in coastal area in side sawtooth lines High mountains in Baton pcninsi a 2 provide strongholds Defenders hold Fort Mills on Hughes Drum and Frank and scc ficki an   

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