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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1942, Mason City, Iowa DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND ASCHl DCS UOINCS IA VES NORTH SOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION umu VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PKESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIRES FIVE CENTS A COPV MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12 1942 THIS PAPfn CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 29 ALLIES MOVE ON TUNISIA British Bomb Axis Troops Yanks Near Border VICHY ASSERTS FLEET TO STAY INTOULQNPORT French Commanders Pledge to Defend Selves Against Aggression LONDON Radio Vichy broadcast an official announce ment Wednesday that the French fleet would remain in port a Toulon under German protection after its commanders had assurcc the nazis they would defend themselves against aggression The Vichy announcement coincided with assertions of al lied sources thai Ihe French fleet appeared still to be harbor bound at Toulon and Marseilles with every indication that it would remain at anchor There was no indication that the fleet had answered allied appeals to join the united nations in the fight against the axis The Vichybroadcast said it was officially announced that the chiefs of the French navy in Toulon gave assurance to repre sitalives of the German occupa tion forces that they would resist any attack As iesultv con tinued theGerman military au thorities proclaimed the French naval port a camp retranche meaning that Toulon will lint be occupied by German forces and that French naval units stationed there would be safeguarded f if An authoritative spokesman said licre that it believed that only part of Ihe French fleet could have been prepared to put to sea with any speed The biggest French battleships Provence Stras bourg and ably are in no condition to go lo sea since they have been in urydock undergoing repairs It was said authoritatively that the allies had no information in dicating the French fleet had left Toulon and Marseilles The Vichy announcement that the Germans had decided not to take over he fleet was in line with a feeling here that French crews would resist any nazi at tempt to board their vessels If resistance was offered the Ger mans would have no easy job It appeared that the Germans might be satisfied for the time being if the French ships re mained immobilized So long as they stayed in Germanheld ter ritory they would be a constant threat to allied domination of the Mediterranean It may be that immobilization of the fleet would satisfy the allied command for he time being An attack upon it would give the French an excuse to join the nazis forihrightiy and respond with naval action the Clock E R Dunlop 76 Originator of Kiwanis Apple Day Dies Funeral Rites for Bnck Tile Salesman to Be Held Saturday Larry Nicbergall is shown above as he waited that agonizing minute forthe opening of the pheasant season at 12 oclock noon Thursday The season which opened Thursday for 21 days Kaycnay photo and engraving BRITISH ARMY HEARS TOBRUK Deadly Pursuit of Nazi Shreds Continues CAIRO UR The Britisli eighth army ncared Tobruk Thursday in its deadly pursuit ot the shreds of Marshal Erwin Rommels Afrika Karps and an imperial headquarters communi que reported that allied planes shot d o w n 23 axis aircraft Wednesday including at least six big troup transports Earlier frontline reports said American and British flyers shot down 22 axis planes Wednesday almost completely destroying for mations Rommel had put into the air in a desperate effort lo slow the advance It was not made clear whether he 2J reported in the commu nique and those mentioned in the rent reports were duplications NAZIS USE FEW PLANES ON REDS r js i 3 I iff i I fl1 JU a i tj itlA m m SI i i i MOSCOW sharp reduc tion in German air activity over the Stalingrad front was reported Thursday in soviet military dis palches which noted that the nazis were using outdated planes and dropping only small bombs This might indicate a shifting of first line air units to other fronts perhaps southern Europe During the past 24 hours bare ly 200 flights over he lines worn observed the newspaper Pravd said by comparison with a pre vious daily average of J500 to 2000 daily German garrisons clinging lo precarious footholds on Ihe oul skirls of Stalingrad were report ed placing metal nets over tin windows of occupied houses fo protection against Rusian hanc grenades Winter tightened its grip or the front The Volga was choked with floating ice and whipped bj bitter winds in subzero tempera lures No major developments wer reported from the other sectors lowans Begin Signup for Gas Rations DES MOINES mo torists began registering at des ignated schoolhouses Thursday gasoline rationing With few exceptions every pa songcr car owner in the state will have to register Thursday Friday or Saturday in order to obtain a class A book which will be good for about four gallons of gasoline a week Rationing becomes effective at a m Dec 1 E R Dunlop 70 for many years salesman for the Mason City rick and Tile company and as stant sales manager at the time his retirement in June 1939 ed at a local hospital about 8 clock Thursday morning follow ig a long illness He had been t the hospital since Oct IS Mr Dunlop started wilh Ihe lason Cily Brick and Tile corn any in 1911 as a salesman on Ihe oad but since his activity was entered in the city iisclf lie be ame prominent in the Y M C and the Kuvanis club As originator of the Kiwanis pple day here he became most idcly the extent that Imost every Kiwanis member has a picture of Ed in his pocket or on his desk Mr Dunlop pre ented the idea of Apple day to Vis club after a visit to Winne leg Canada where he saw apples eing sold on the streets of the city This he thought would be an excellent way in which lo raise funds for the underprivi leged children of Mason City For years lie was interested in boys work and in aiding the un derprivileged As a di rectorof the Y M C A bnird from Jb33 to 1936 and as vice president of Kiwanis in 1937 president in 1938 and immediate past president in 1939 as well as a member of the board his work the children of Mason City was his chief interest He was active in this 3ears Apple day campaign up until he was taken lo the hos pital this fall Mr Dunlop was bom Aug 17 18G6 at Belfast Ireland the son of the Rev and Mrs Samuel Dun lop He was graduated from Trin ity college Dublin Ireland and studied law at Lake Forrest col lege receiving his L L B de gree in 1898 j For a time he was associated with Carson Pirie Scott and com pany of Chicago as credit mana ger in the wholesale department until the family moved to Mason City in 1904 in 1899 Mr Dunlop was married to Miss Laura Maude Decker daughter of Mr and Mrs Tacob E Decker of Mason Cily Three children Edmund Decker Dunlop Calherine Maude Dunlop am Ralph Gordon Dunlop were borr to them 150000 ALLIED Report Hitler Rushes TROOPS SAID TO Soldiers From Russia BE CLOSING IN Land Sea and Air Forces Move Toward Showdown With Axis By EDWARD W BEATTIE LONDON A powerful al lied sea and force E R DUXLOP In Mason City the gasoline ra tioning reKistration hours arc from 1 to 5 p m at elementary schools Kny IVar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazelle carrier boy Surviving are his wife and three children and six grandchildren David John and James Dunlor children of Mr and Mrs Edmunc Dunlop Mason City and Corlis Dunlop Briefly Wadsworth anc Judith Louise Anderson children ot air and Mrs Corliss Anderson Barrington 111 One sister Anne Dunlop is liv ng in Bangor Ireland a brother Samuel Dunlop and children Dudley and Victoria arc living in New York Cily the wife and chil ircn of Wilson Dunlop Margie Kenneth Betty Douglas and Wil son arc in Scarva Ireland a brother George and his wife Hat tic and laughter Dorothy and i nephew Merrill Dunlop reside iii Chicago While residing in Mason Cily Mr Dunlop was associated with Jacob EDecker mitl Sons jack ing plant preceding his 28 years of service with the Cily Brick and Tile company Hc was active in the Methodist church Jcing a member of the board as well as the Kiwanis club and the Y M C A A silent service was planned for Mr Dunlop by Kiwanis at their meeting Thursday noon with a memorial service planned for a later date Funeral services for Mr Dun p will be held at the First Methodist church at oclock Saturday afternoon with Doctor Marvin B Kober pastor of the church in charge The body will lie in stale al the Major funeral home from oclock Friday morning until oclock Salur day morning when il will be taken lo Ihe church and will lie in stale there preceding the serv ices The Major funeral home in charge Thursday moved toward a show down with the axis in Tunisia bulwarked by the British firsl army an estimated force of 150 000 picked fighting men includ IiR veterans of the battle of ranee Mobile American columns al ready had started the race for the Tunisian frontier and some reports placed the illicit spear head within 50 lo 100 miles of the border British tvoops it was indicated were swarming ashore lo bolster the initial American striking force Brig Gen James A DooliUles American air fleet and royal air force planes operating from Malta were pacing the advance and the RAF already had brought axis concentrations in Tunisia undo attack At sen the powerful fleet ot Sir Andrew Broivne Cunningham was believed steaming forward pos sibly with fresh reinforcements to challenge any Italian naval ef fort to intervene in the crucial struggle to Italy and Greece By IlOGEll D GREENE Associated Ircss War Editor British bombeis reported to lutve struck the first blow Thursday in the battle 1or Tunisia North Africa at tacking an airdrome near Tunis where axis airborne troops and planes were said to be mussing as American soldiers raced toward the Tunisian frontier Ironi the west At least 19 axis aircraft were set on fire at Tunis and as many again damaged Krilish headquarters an nounced The Vichy French radio had previously denied that axis aerial forces were landing in Tunisia as reported by the allied command Wednesday Tunisia a French protec torate and onetime pirate j stronghold is a buffer state between American occupied Algeria awl Italian Libya Hitlers high command reported that axis planes joining in the battle of northwest Africa had bumbed Americanheld Algiers and scored hits on two aircraft carriers two cruisers two de stroyers and a big merchant shin off the Algerian coast BULLETINS WILL IlESUME ON TUESDAYS DES MOINES uni versity classes will resume on Tuesday Dec 1 after the Thanks giving holiday and on Tuesday Jan 5 after the Christmas vaca tion in cooperation with the na tionwide movement lo relieve con gestion of transportation facilities President Henry G Harmon an nounced Geography of Mediterranean War Front in Air Miles FRANCE ALGERIA VICHY MOROCCO I VICHY In terms of air distances in statute miles this map shows typical distances involved in the vital Mediterranean war theater From Gibraltar to Tunis for example is farther than from New York to Chicago From Alexandria to Rome is roughly the same distance as from Cleveland to Denver These distance figures indicate the scope of the present campaign in Africa or any projected invasion of Europe from African bases 4 LONDON said the Vichy radio broadcast Thursday that the toiru of Bone in eastern Algeria GO miles from the Tunisian border was occupied liy American troops this morning The Americans landed from ISrilish ships lotake the lowu the broadcast said A report of German origin ilaimcd that three allicii aircraft Uvo battleships four cruisers 14 destroyers and more han 40 transports had as sembled at representing a massing of allied iaval resources which had been iinff out along the lengthy Morocco and Algerian coasls How much of the British first my already was ashore was a Hilary sccrcl However the ap oiniment ot Lieut Gen K A N rKlerson first army commander eommandermchicf of allied rces in Algeria was taken to in icato that the whole force is he thrown in lo uncle up the in ial American assault troops This is the army which fought he Germans in northern France nd Belgium eventually being iacuated through Dunkirk It s regarded as the cream of Brit ins fighting force having been ully reorganized all losses rc laccd and its armored strength rought back to par after Dun irk f Twin American columns one driving cast along 0Mediter ranean coast and the other cul linjr lo the southeast with the apparent intcnlioii of striking directly across Tunisia at Tri polilania were rcporlcd advanc ing rapidly One London report said the Americans were less than 100 nilcs from the Tunisia fronicr nd there were indications in a report of a fighter plane battle north ot Cape Bcmc that he American advance may be uocceding even more rapidly than ndicated by official reports The distance between the ad vanced positions of the British eighth army in Libya and the Americans in Algeria now is about 1400 miles It was believed the attack at Tunis was particularly damaging lo the Germans because they have no1 yet been able to move anj large numbers cf troops into the French colony The sive of the axis force there is estimated J not much more than 1000 men The French however have tip wards of 100000 troops in Tunisia known to be a well trained hart rnttins force which should oe capable of strong resistance unless its will to fight has been weak ened by the American occupation of North Africa and the German occupation of France CAIRO Italian ycn erals have been captured su far in the battle of Egypt il was an nounced Thursday LONDON ami American troops together clriviuff touard Tunisia Thurs day from the west in perhaps the larscst combined allied op eration of the North African campaign This out numbering any troops Hitler lias been able to land in Tu nisia was tile ncivlydcsis natcd British first army under Lieut Gen Kenneth Arthur Noel Anderson 50 year old Scots veteran of Dunkcrquc and Americans under Maj Gen Charles Ryder with An derson in command 17 JAP PLANES ARE DESTROYED Tried to Attack U S Guadalcanal Positions WASHINGTON Destruc The na7i communique also asserted that the 85000toii Itritish passenger liner Queen Elizabeth sister ship of the Queen Mary had been tor peiloed in the north Atlantir All these claims lacked con firmation from any allied source The communique suid Iwo transports totaling IfiOOO tons were sunk at Bougie alliedoc cupied port 110 miles cast ot Al giers and declared that con tinuous waves of axis planes at tacking allied landing parties had damaged 12 warships and mer chant ships Allied reports said the Germans had sent about lOUO airmen with divebombers and fighters to Tu nisia to meet the AngloAmeri can offensive Tunisias strategic importance is emphasized by Ihe fact that the Tunisian border lies only ill miles from Tripoli the main axis biise in Libya the chief purl is only ISO miles below the Italian island ot Sicily and 300 miles from the toe of the Italian boot f V f American and British troops miller LieutGcu Ovvight D tion of 11 Japanese bombers and I Eisenhower were reported which tried lo attack spccilmg across AlKcra to com positions on Guuchilciill allcinpt lo seize lal in Ihe Solomon islands was he key Crenel colony ami also miiounced Thursday by the navy u hc Held Mars ml lr Sevcn United Stales fighters wln s armies rclrcalinR verc lost frnm In addition to Ihe planes dcfi litely destroyed when the Amerii can fighter plane1 intercepted I two enemy dive bomber forma ad reichcd 1 lolnl Lions over G u a dale a n a 1 on Wednesday Guadalcanal five Japanese bombers ami fight ers were reported as probably de stroyed Those definitely shot raised the total of Japanese planes listed in navy comuniciucs as having been shot down or other wise destroyed to 366 in the Solo mons campaign A navy communique said the first attack on Wednesday was made by 10 enemy dive bombers and 12 fighters A British communiciuc saici the muss of Rommels tattered Africa Directs Resistance SET HOLIDAY DATES IOWA CITY Uni versity oC Iowa classes will be in recess Nov 26 for a oneday Thanksgiving holiday Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued mild I cm pc rail ires Thursday after noon and early Thursday night slightly cooler Friday forenoon fresh to moderately strong winds lowcsl temperature Thursday night about 26 IOWA Wanner Thursday night not much change in tempera ture Friday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 47 Min Wednesday night 26 At 8 a m Thursday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum 36 Minimum 29 German Field Marshal Erwin von AVHfclcbcn above has ar rived in French North Africa to direct resistance to Xi S forces In 1950 he led the German first army in its break through the Macinol line
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