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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 29, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PBESS FUtJL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 29 1942 MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE KGLO Starts Operating on 5000 Watts Listening Area of Mason City Station Doubled as New Transmitter Starts Broadcasting on Increased Power f JAPS CROWDING IN ON MR BASE Rommel Tightens Lines M NAZIS COUNTER Nazis Shift Offensive to 1DIUCC DCRTCU New Caucasus Sector 50 UKNti DtAltH Miles Southwest of Mozdok OFF BY ALLIES Facilities of KGLOs new transmitter station shown above have gone into action with 5000 watts of power day and night doubling the primary coverage area Apl proximately 1325000 persons will now have an Interfer ence free signal from the Mason City station The entirelv i V Sf V ff f g new transmitter gives KGLO the most modern equipment available particularly fortunate now when none is on the market Manager F C Eighmey pointed out Lock photo Kaycrmy engraving Building Equipment PLAN MACHINERY Rendezvous Are Most Modern Available in RIIIC ON PAY Plan Blamed Marks Another Step WLl Ull Fni A 1 in Sensational Growth of Mason City Station Radio station KGLO Mason City is now operating on 5000 watts power day and night With the beginning of opera tions on five kilowatts the pri mary coveragearea ofthe sta Vtion has beenxdoubled Manager Entire Alaskan Highway Is Now Open to Traffic WASHINGTON en tireAlaskan is available to approximately 825 000 persons in Iowa and 500000 persons in Minnesota The construction work begun Dec 28 1941 involved an ex penditure of more than the manager reported Entire ly new equipment throughout has been put into use during the last year he said the new transmitting equipment gains into action now and the studio equipment when the new quar ters were occupied in Decem ber KGLO consequently is one of the very few stations in the country which is beginning the war period with absolutely mod ern equipmem he pointed out The station was opened Jan 17 1937 with 100 watt power The power was increased to 250 watts on Aug 1 1937 and to 1000 watts on March 28 WI This rapid growth would not have been possible but for the generous and friendly coopera tion and support of North Iowa and southern Minnesota resi dents Mr Eighmey stated It is fitting at this time that we pay tribute to them for their loyalty We hope that our daily sched ule of local ami Columbia Broadcasting system programs will continue to merit their in terest Never before have we carried as extensive a schedule of top network features and there is every prospect that many others not now heard will be added lo our programs during coming months All construction was supervised by LeoW Born technical direc tor and assistant manager of KGLO Mr Eighmey saidMr Born miles traveled more than 8000 by automobile with the field intensity measuring equip ment in order to determine the stations new signal strength and make the proof of performance required by the federal commu nications commission Student From Waucoma Found Dead in Room IOWA CITY George D Cailahan reported the body of Lester R Richards 17 year old University of Iowa freshman from Waucoma Iowa was found hanging in his dormitory room Wednesday Stimson announced Thursday weeks ahead of schedule Motor trucks started this week moving supplies and equipment lo the garrisons in the north Pacific outpost using the entire 167I miles of the roadway the secretary told his press confer ence ANNOUNCE WAACS SCHOOL IN FLORIDA TO OPEN Stimson also announced that a second and larger training school for the WAACS will be opened at Daytona Beach Fla Dec I Hotels and apartments to be taken over by the army will provide facilities for more than 6000 trainees In temporary com mand will be Col Don C Faith now commandant at the original center at Fort DCS Moines Iowa Changes soon will be announced in the army specialist corps set up shortly after the Japanese at tacked Pearl Harbor Major Gen eral Dwight F Davis organized the corps to make use of the serv ices of men unable to meet all army requirements for combat service Although the corps has received upwards of 300000 applications only approximately 1300 appoint ments have been made thus far Stimson said and added that the organization has been facing cer tain insuperable difficulties but has done valuable work i Says Nazis Fortifying Greece and Bulgaria LONDON Blondel former Vichy minister to Sofia Rumania He said a nazi naval mission recently was sent to Sofia with orders to expedite the work Buy War Savings Bonds and carrier boy Will Be Operating in 10 or 15 Days for Air Crash WASHINGTON ized administrative machinery to regulate all wages and most salar ies up to will be operating in 10 to 15 days The labor board nounccd it had in co operation with Secretary Per kins of the labor department to use the wagehour division field offices to help administer the responsibilities given the board under the presidents ex ecutive order of Oct 3 and by James F Byrnes director of economic stabilization Treasury officials were expected meanwhile to announce a formula for limiting salaries to a maximum of 525000 a year after deduction of federal income taxes customary charitable contributions life in surance premiums and fixed ob ligations It will be the treasurys task also to control payments in the lowersalaried professionaland executive brackets The primary function of the hundredodd field offices of Ihe wagehour division will be to an swer specific questions of em ployers and employes as lo the application of the executive order The wagehour offices when fully staffed will be able to lei an individual employer for instance whether an individual or blanket wage increase in his plant must be approved by the board to make it legal Since some exemptions have been provided it is expected many questions for specific interpreta tions will be asked Exempted from the regula tions for example are employ ers of eight or fewer workers provided price ceilings would not be affected by any increases Other exemptions are individ ual promotions or rcclasstfications individual merit increases within established salary rate ranges operation of an established plan LOS ANGELES con gressional investigating committee Thursday blamed a midair ren dezvous planned by two pilots for the collision of an army bomb er with an American Airline plane near Palm Springs last Fri day Twelve persons were killec when the airliner crashed Representative Jark Nichols D Okla head of the commit tee said the Bomber Pilot Lieut W NIVilson of Los Angeles had planned to greet L F Rcppert Dallas Tex co pilot of the airliner and struck the transport Wilson and Reppert had met th previous night in a Long Bead cafe Nichols said An army investigating boart announced Wilson was being helc for courtmartial on manslaughtci charges Acting on the agreement Wil son flew idly around the deser for some time awaiting the air liner Nichols said Near San Gor th to it ap gonio Pass he pulled up level of the transport as preached Wagging his wings he passed tne airliner and then crossed in front of it Then he turned back to approach it again Seeing he was too close Nichols said Wil son made a violent turn to the right to avoid a collision but was unable lo do so and the collision occurred during this turn Wilson revealed the facts to th heac army investigating board Nichols mto E said The committee congratulated1 gunSl theboard for its free and open investigation NO 17 British Make No New Claims to Advance in Battle on Desert By ROGER D GREENE Associated Press War Editor LieulGcn E L Montgomerys M Nalchik dxdaol o g of thc ixdayold offensive to drive the axis out of north Africa appeared Lo be hitting stiffer opposition Thursday after British shock troops had broken gaps in the enemys forward defense wall ou the El Alamein line 80 miles west of Alexandria British headquarters failed lo note any new gains and gave the following terse description of the desert battle During the night of Oct 27 28 the enemy counterattacked our positions and was beaten off Yesterday there were some minor tank engagements in which damage was inflicted on the enemy Fighting continues the British communique indicatedthatnaziFieldMarshal Eiwin Rommel was striking back ftalian field headquarters stressed the fury of the British 8th armys assault The bitter struggle which for several clays has been fought on the El Alamein front of Egypt continued yesterday with power ful enemy attacks against which axis forces offered violent resis tance the fascist command said We destroyed several dozen more enemy tanks and have taken several hundred prisoners The German high command likewise emphasized the weight of the British offensive declar ing Bitter fighting in Egypt in creased in intensity on the fifth day of the defensive bat tle Despite extremely heavy al lacks The enemy failed lo gain success oivinsr lo the stiff resistance put up by German and Italian troops Dispatches from Cairo said the main test was yet to come and that General Montgomery was apparently determined not to re peat the disastrous mistake of last June when the British surged ahead too rapidly and ad vane ec a deadly ambush of antitank Staff Sgt R R Lekh copilot of the bomber was held under army arrest on undisclosed charge Capt Charles F Pedley pilot of the airliner was flying on course and apparently was not a party to the rendezvous plan airlines offi cers reported Alois Schuetz Falls City Ncbr slipped while running a relay race in exercise drills struck his head on cement pave ment and died a short time latei of brain concussion He was the son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Schuetz Falls City said Thursday e Germans we e of established plan building extensive fortmcaliois based on length along the coast of Greece and the Black Sea coasts of Bulgaria and Son of n VE P lion ol a uamcc svstnm trainee system or such other reasons or circumstances as Buy War Savings Bonds and 11M LUJ urti oilving5 tionHs and your GIobeGazete Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Triplet Brothers to Be Inducted Into Army SEATTLE IP The Pray triplets are heading for the army as a trio Reading from C to C they are Conrad Clement and Clarence 20 years old The tripletsnatives of Duluth Minn report Saturday for induction YANKS HOLIDAY WISHES EDITION CAR HITS PEDESTRIAN WATERLOO L Cory 50 a barber suffered a skull fracture Wednesday when struck by a car driven by James Krausman 17 as he was walking across a downtown in tersection here Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Grcctinss Name and Rank Latest Address Tour DIES AFTER FALL FT LEAVENWORTH Knns Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Slightly cooler Thursday night and Friday forenoon scattered light show ers Thursday afternoon and Thursday night all tempera tures above freezing IOWA Scattered light showers Thursday afternoon and in cen tral and east portions Thursdaj night and Friday forenoon cool er jn extreme west Thursday afternoon and Thursday night continued mild in east and cen tral portions Thursday afternoor through Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional ligh showers light snow or rah northeast Thursday afternoon through Friday forenoon somewhat warmer Thursda afternoon not much change ii temperature Thursday nigh and Friday forenoon FN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 52 Min Wednesday night 42 At 8 a m Thursday 51 Precip Trace YEAR AGJ Mnximum 44 Minimum 27 Germans Reported to Have Lost 5 Battalions in Stalingrad Attacks By The Associated Press Adolf Hitlers Caucasus armies i a sudden shift to a new sector reported Thursday attacking eavily with troops tanks artil try and planes against soviet dc on the Nalchik plateau 50 lok battle sector A Berlin broadcast said the Germans had already captured Nalchik a mountain resort of 13000 population on the north ern slope of the Caucasus chain only 60 miles from the im portant Georgian military high way to Tiflis V A nazi communique said German nd Rumanian mountain troops stormed the strongly fortified and stubbornly defended town of Nalchik but did not claim its apture Enemy forces bottled up north east of Nalchik were wiped out or aken prisoner the German com mand said claiming the annihi alion of several red army divi ions inafourday battle Hitlersheadquarterssaid the jeniian siege armies at Stalingrad beat off several Russian counler ittacks and then gained more iround in a workers settlement nd industrial center in the citys northern suburbs Red Star said lankled Ger man troops attacked 10 times charging into a gap between two factories and were finally stalled by a murderous cross fire of machinejuns after losinr five battalions killed or wounded Soviet dispatches acknowledged hat the Germans were gaining in hcir new drive down the land Bridge to the middle east after hey had been blocked on the Mozdok sector and thrown back in the battle for Tuapse on the Black sea coast in the northwest Can casus Fighting in primeval snowclad forests and on slopes threatened by avalanches German andRus sian ski troops met in sharp skirm ishes high in the mountains while caravans of horses and donkeys floundered to the front with food and munitions Soviet reports said blizzards had been ranging in the Caucasus mountains and that bitter cold had now set in Many German soldiers were said to have been frozen to death in caves Difficulties of the campaign were emphasized by a Russian dispatch reporting that red army artillerymen carried their heavy cuns 10 miles forward across territory imnassable for animals In the 6G day old siege of Stalin grad the soviet command admitted that the Germans scored another 200yard gain in the citys north side factory sector Wednesday but declared the nazis sacrificed 2000 troops in this limited dead men for each yard won At noon Thursday red armv headquarters said German fantry men pressing the attack in the factory district had been re pulsed and thrown back to their initial positions Soviet gains were reported on both flanks of the shattered Volga metropolis as Marshal Semcon Timoshcnko sought to relieve the citys hardpressed garrison In the north red army troops attacked a height along the 40 mile corridor between the Don and Volga rivers and wiped out two enemy infantry companies while on the southern flank the YANKS DOWN 4 GERMAN PLANES Add to Toll in Heavy Air Drive Over Desert CAIRO United States fighter pilots have added four more Mcsserschmitts to heir steeplyrising toll of downed ene my planes in continuation of the punishing air offensive which supports the British eighth armys hrust against Marshal Rommels desert lines official reports said Thursday American and British airmen apparently were sharing three wear down the axis strength already in north Africa to keep the enemy from getting reinforcements across the Medi terranean and to back the Brit ish land forces grinding into the axis Alamein line fortifications United States medium bombers struck again behind Rommels line scoring direct hits on camps and land convoys and starting many fires Although many Ger man fighters were seen in the battle area the communique said the bombers were not attacked The German fighters also sought to avoid engaging the United States fighters through out the day it added but were brought to combat on at least two occasions The four Me109s shot down were the Americans contribution to an allied total of nine enemy planes destroyed Wednesday DRAFTEES GET ONLY ONE WEEK Inactive Status Period Is Ordered Reduced WASHINGTON IIP in active status period granted new lyinducted draftees before they begin military service was or dered cut from two weeks lo one week by the war department Thursday effective Nov 1 This step is a logical conse quence of the recent deferment of agricultural workers request ed as a matter of national neces sity by the war manpower com mission Secretary of War Stim son said in a statement These deferments in Novem ber make it ricccspary for us to draw upon the men on inactive status in order that we may re ceive the number of men that the army must have Otherwise the war manpower commissions action would result in serious shortages next month were credited with de Russians slroying seven blockhouses and several dugouts in a trench raid WILL GO TO ENGLAND HOLLYWOOD UR Merle Oberon British actress wife oj Producer Alexander Kordo an nounced Thursday that she will return to England after her cur rent picture is completed She said she made her decision be cause the British government wanted its nationals who are en tertainers to return for army camp appearances Live AntiTank Shell 8 Inches Long Removed From Cheerful Soldier CAIRO live antitank shell eight inches long and two inches in diameter was removed from the chest of Gunner Louis Radlmoycr of Hertfordshire Eng land in a surgery tent behind the El Alamein line Sunday Thursday Radlmeyer wa sit ting up in bed and talking cheer fully between occasional spells of heavy breathing The surgeon Mnj Donald Mnc Kenzie of Auckland N Z said the shell entered Radlmeyers back near the spine narrowly missed his heart and lodged in the pleura cavity with ils nose tightly inclosed in the skin of the gunners side YANKS HEMMED IN ON CORRIDOR ON SOLOMONS Nipponese Forces May Be Waiting for More Troops to Arrive FROM CABLE REPORTS U Sarmy troops and marines hemmed in a corridor only six miles long by three miles deep were officially credited Thursday with inflicting bloody losses on the Japanese at Guadalcanal island while elsewhere on the worlds farflung battlefrorits the axis showed new strength in Egypland Russia Japanese forces in over whelming numbers were report ed crowding American defend ers of he prize Guadalcanal air base on three sides using heavy artillery and tanks Nevertheless the navy in Wash ington gave this heartening ac count of the struggle since the Japanese invaders began their all out land offensive seven days ago Enemy losses in men and equipment in troop actions on the island since Oct 23 have been very heavy as compared to our own Lately the navy said the Japa nese assault has tapered down to small scale thrusts indicating that the enemy was either wail ing for reinforcements or had been stung o discouragement by the fierce American defense fire Outnumbered by land and on the sea and with theinu control worn down by constant combat the American forces in the south ern Solomons doggedly battled an allout Japanese attack A Tearl Harbor dispatch sug gested that Japan has massed all the naval units which she can spare from home defense duties in an effort lo deal a death blow to the Americans in the Solomons The exact size of the U S naval task forces in the area is not known but if was apparent that the Japa nese had sent a numerically superior fleet in against them On land the Japanese were greater than the Americans but the difference was not be lieved so marked The Japanese were estimated have landed between 15000 and 20000 men on Guadalcanal island The American marine and army force was said at Peart Harbor to be somewhat smaller than this With control of Henderson air field the Americans still had dom ination in the air around Guadal canal it was believed but the U S plane force wns being worn down by constant combat and losses and the field was under so heavy and persistent air and ar tillery attack that it was believed to be growing less useful The derisive hours in the struggle it was believed in Pcatl Harbor arc at hand Ma rine pilots arriving in Hawaii reported that Guadalcanal need ed not only more planes but more pilots because of the casualties toll taken in many Brenda Fowler of Screen Fame Dies LOS ANGELES Mrs John W Sherman known for nearly 49 years on stage and screen as Brenda Fowler is dead The actress whose last outstand ing movie appearance was op posite the late Will Rogers in Judge Priest in 1934 died Tues day night after a brief illness days of heavy fighting In addition to planes the ma rines said the defenders of Guadalcanal urgently needed more shore batteries and PT boats with whicil to fight off Jap anese warships which now steam in toward the shore with virtual impunity and level plastering bombardments against the Amer ican forces ashore The Japanese offered no new claims on the Solomons battle Tokios latest word on the clash was that the naval fight was still in progress with the outcome un certain Earlier the Japanese had claimed that the American sea forces had been destroyed Gen Douglas MacArtmir was backing up the Solomons to the limit of his air power He sent his heavy bomber forces against the main Japanese base at Rabaul again and also attacked the Japa nese air base at Buka on Bougain ville island MacArthur also issued a state ment designed to dispel rumors he had any presidential ambitions He said flatly that he had no po litical inclinations whatsoever and that he planned to retire once the war was over The Australian press enter ing the controversy over he
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