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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1942, Mason City, Iowa f ILJ OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX AND UNITED PBESS PULL LEASED WIRES flVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 14 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS NO 31 ALUES ASSAULT TUNISIA w French Battle Nazis in Tunis Streets Air Fleets Raid Axis London Hears Allies Putting Paratroops in Developing Key Battle RESCUE RICKENBACKER Ace Flyer 2 Comrades Found on Life Raft Crewman Died at Sea Eddie V RIekenbacker the indestructible man of aviation has been rescued from the Pacific after one of the greatest seaair hunts in modern history the navy announced Saturday Three weeks after the world was informed that the flying of World war I was missing somewhere south of Hawaii a navy ace Catalinu flying boat found the 52 year old flyer comrades in a life rait The rescue was made about 600 miles north of Samoa Rickenbacker survivor of scores of adventures in which death seemed just around the corner was in sufficiently good condition to be able to report to his rescuers that one of his crew men Sjrt Alexander several days ago and was buried at sea With the ironman captain C Adamson jujd 3PvtJohn JV small island in the same area a naval search plane lo cated Lieut James C Whitaker Lieut John O De Angelus and Stafl Sgt James Reynolds other members of the crew of Rieken backers plane With the rescue of Capt Wil li liam T Cherry Jr previously an p nounced this week all Ricken g backers crew are now accounted r for ft Both Rickenbacker and Adam 3J son were reported in good condi lion Private Bartek was in a serious state it was said but he is expected lo recover the three men located on the island are faring was not im mediately determined A U S navy medical officer has been flown to the islandand the men floating with two 4Jii will be returned to a naval base in the Pacific Rickenbacker and his crew fly ing i U S army bomber on mission for Secretary of War Henry L Stimson and Lieut Gen fisrjl HH Arnold chief of the army air forces were last heard from on Oct 21 when they radioed they had enough gasoline for only au jsiK other hour of flight They were flying south from i Oahu to a destination in the South Pacific at the time On i Oct 23 the navy revealed that the plane was missing Search the survivors had been un der way ever search unequaled since Amelia Earhart disappeared in the same gcn eral area years aeo in time of peace tThe rescue was another chapter in thc growing legend of Ricken backers indestructibility As ai automobile racer before World war I he took chances that would have killed another In France In never counted the odds agains him when fighting the Germans He became the nations greatcs ace of that conflict In the years of peace which fol Rickenbacker legend grew In Feb 27 1941 it seemed 6J5 f I ltloc ID I or a while that the last chapter lad been written A passenger plane of the Eastern Air Lines of vhlch Kickenbacker was presi dent crashed near Atlanta Ga Eight persons died in that crash but Rickenbacker after weeks in i hospital recovered When the second World war broke out Kickenbacker ai once offered his services Shortly be fore slartipe the Pacific flisht lie had returned from Great Britaiij wbere he made a special study for army air forces personnel and equipment in the European He was on a similar inspection mission last October when the cryptic message reached Honolulu hat his plane was running out of fuel 2000 Cheer as Hawks Go Through City Loyal rooters for the Iowa foot ball team and friends of Masoi Citys contribu tion to that team Eddie Anderson and Bil Barbour out 2000 strong at the Rock Island station late Friday afternoon to raise their voices in cheers The Hawkeyes were en route to Minneapolis where on Satur day they were to meet the Minne sota Gophers in a Big Ten game on which hinged Iowas standin the top of the conference An added feature of the oc casion was the presentation o Ihree large birthday cakes lo Coach Anderson by Mason Cit friends The gift was made b Paul Scott During the three minute stop a section of brass from the Masoi City high school band blared forti with On Iowa the Hawkcye fight song While Coach Anderson and Bil Barbour discntrained for a meet ing with their friends and rela tivcs and for a picttive othe members of the Iowa squad looked on from the coach plat forms and from their window seats Among those spoiled by the crowd were Karl Leib chairman of the board in control of ath lelics Tossin Tommy Farmer Jim Youel named captain for Sat urdays game Pcnaluna the two Currans Ctaak Kubal Kcane Burkett Parker Hoerner Stauss and Uknes Giant muslin signs at either end of the station blazoned the con fidence of local Iowa fans One said You Did It Last Week You Can Do It Again The other Iowa How Yea Kddie and Bill Coach Eddie Anderson seemed thoroughly thrilled at the tre mendous ovation of music cheers and bannes The spirit of the whole team seemed at a very high Greet Anderson on Birthday Nov 13 But it was more than that It was Coach Eddie Andersons birthday And hisMason City friends took notice of the occasion by presenting to him three large birthday cakes when the Iowa squad Rocketbound to its game at Minne sota stopped briefly at the Rock Island station here Friday Paul Scott long in the dining service of the C M and St P railroad presented the gifts to the distin guished exMason Cityan with the Mohawk band providing suitable background music fowalights In this picture from left to right arc Dr Anderson Mr Scott Wilson Abel head ot the committee which planned the welcome and Bill Barbour Mason City athicte who has played a bangup game at end on the Hawkcye team Lock photo Hawks and Gophers 00 at Start of Second Quarter EDDIE RICKEXBACRER Again peak as station they pulled out of the SCHOOL PRINCIPAL DIES ROCKWELL CITY PjWiI lard E Cobb 36 principal and baseball coach at Rockwell City high school died Thursday Iowa Parker Yclton Dickcrhoot Pcnaluna Stank Barbour Farmer T Currau Voucl Hocrncr FB Hocrner for Iowa Laulcrbac made it third and three on the Gopher Williams made it irsl down through right guard on the Hawk LuekemeycT picked up and then Lauterbach made it first down on the Iowa 36 BRITISHREPORT HUGE FORCE IS CROSSING LINE Declare Umbrella of Planes Protecting New Step in North Africa By EDWARD W BEATTIE LONDON fleets of illied planes struck at axis forces 11 Tunisia and their invasion base n Italy from all directions Sat urday as a vast American and Jritish army believed cross ng tlic frontier from Algeria British press reports said the great allied army perhaps num bering upwards of 200000 men with armored divisions and a great umbrella of planes had poured over the border at dawn though they were offi cially reported only 50 miles from the border Friday an al lied spokesman here refused lo confirm that they already were in Tunisia Aiding doughty French garri sons at Tunis and the important naval base at Bizerle believed t have been holding out agains axis invaders for almost a week British planes based on Malta the island fortress of Britain am possibly Italian Libya ana American planes from Frenc Africa blasted Germa and Italian troops in Tunisia am Genoa the Italian port which i the source other supplies ant reinforcements As the British eighth army stil in untiring pursuit of Field Mar shal Erwin Rommels beaten Af rika korps reached Gazala ii Libya only 700 miles east of Tu nisia there was a chance tha American and British parachut troops had been dropped fron planes ranging ahead of the al lied army closing in trpm the west As the axis position in both Libya and Tunisia ffrexv in creasinsly more desperate here was a new siiKgrcstiou in an official communique that Adolf Hitler was cvacuatins Iiis men liy air rather han sub mit them lo a final debacle Saturdays communique of the British middle eastern coramam and royal air force in Cairo saic long range fighters attacked GO axis planes flying northwards toward Sicily destroyed seven large ones badly damaged six The word large suggested tha they were troopcarrying plane like the six loaded with troop which were reported shot dowi Friday while flying northward from Africa The communique also reportei a further blasting of he air ficli at Tunis which German parach Hawk eyes seeking a share of the Big Ten conference championship battled the strong but often erratic Minnesota football team to a 0 to same spot Lauterbach hit center Dciinco fcr l first down on the Gopher 48 Soihcim Lauterbach crashed off Iowas Mitchell down on the Iowa Muirudy 38 Dickerhoof lost a Sancibcr liams cracked ieft kScvrr Laulcrbach cracked off tackle torlClvnca Hirav auSdi I another first down on the Iowa UV61 L LOUIUieS 20 as Kane was hurt on the play Iowa took him oul and Ctirran jElephant Continues to OH Ult lOHa ID a yard TUrSUeiS 111 guard for nj before a ond period Saturday crowd of 30000 FIRST PERIOD kicked oft replaced him Luckemeyer dashed to iiic Iowa 1G but a 15 yard pen ally on the Gophers put them back n to he 35 Williams raced around 0 tic at the beginning of the sec iowas cnd for 3 Luckemeyers pass was incomplete With the ball oi the Iowa 23 Williams was run out of bounds on Ihe 20 picked HUNTINGTON Ind ft Modoc the husky lady elephant who lias been wandering around Wabafh and Huntington counties since Wednesday night headed for the barn her pur suers still couldnt catch up with her Ambling along toward Mt Etna lists had captured Tluirsda night Gasoline dumps work shops and airplanes were dc strovcd The success of all air operation was indicated in the surprising small allied losses The planes op crating under the IMFs middl cast command lost only three ofj their number in all operations The giant bombers which flew over the Alps Friday night to blast Genoa returned to Britain without loss By KOGEU D GREENE Associated Press War Editor French and German troops battled in the streets of ncient Tunis Saturday while the vanguard of a powerful VngloAmerican expeditionary force raced across the Tuni ian frontier to combat naxi airborne invaders of the key African buffer state Unofficial reports reaching London said the allies were moving parachute troops inlo Ihe developing struggle for Tunisia where the nazis have seized several airports Y Tunisia lies between Ameriauiomipiecl Algiers and Ital ian Libya Simultaneously British headquarters annuuncecl that Gen B L Montgomerys victorious British eighth army had swept 40 miles beyond fallen Tobruk in pursuit of Nazi Field Mar shal Erwin Rommels fleeing troops Hitlers high command acknowledged that the British were at lacking with undiminished force on u wide The Italian high command also reported heavy enemy pressure1 in the Libyan desert Abandoned without a fight To Large Fires Started in Genoa Raid CONDON IP Homebased British bombers returned to the attack upon Italys supply port of Genoa Friday nisht and started many large fires the air ministry announced Saturday Every plane returned fiont the hazardous 1500 mile round trip which involves two crossings of the Alps The weather over the target was good and many large fires were started the air ministry said It was the second blow in a week at Genoa Ligurain sea coast city 750 miles from England The RAE smashed atGenoa in succes sive raids Friday and Saturday of last week to cripple the ware houses and transportation facili ties serving the GermanItalian desert troops of Marshal Erwin Rommel ITALIANS REPORT DAMAGE IS 1IEAVV ROME From Italian Broad casts was bombed heavily and severely damaged Fri day night the Italian high com mand said I bruk fcli to the British Friday I morning and Satindays commu niquc said the triumphant impc rials already had cleared the dcs ert as far westward as Gazala Z On with the limiting to you all was the message General Montgomery sent to his troons as the chase of Rommels battered forces In three weeks we have completely smashed the Ger man and Italian army the Itdlish field commamicr said announcing the virtual destruc tion of 1axis divisions have made a very good start and today there arc no Ger man or Italian soldiers on Egyp tian territory except as prison ers Montgomery told his troops Our task is not finished yet1 A British communique indi cated that Adolf Hitler was mak ing a desperate attempt to rein force his tenuous grip on Ihe French protectorate of Tunisia reporting that allied fighters Fri day shot down seven large aimall out of a formation ot fid planes enratUc from North Africa toward Sicily Six others were badly damaged Last Day to Register for Gasoline Rations DES MOINES car owners Saturday continued registration for jasoline rationini throughout Hie stite last day during which rationing supplies will be handled in school buildings Persons who have not registered when registration places must wait incnis t to tlicir 3 Are Sentenced for Robbing Man of COUNCIL BLUFFS men and a woman Friday were given 10 year sentences after they ended with eirt tllJ lbl SVIIVJ the score I froln her handlers Wednesday at made it Iowa 0 Minnesota 0 j Wabash meandered over to Hunt SFrnvn PFTtirm I Friday where Gov Henry bECOND PERIOD i F Schrickcr joined the hunt for Minnesota Uknes replaced a short while fourth and 1 on the Iowa 31 and Sandbcrg kicked into the end rone recovered own fumble on the 17 Hocrner made it a first down on the Iowa 32 Curran hit tackle to the Hawk 34 Youel punted to Williams on the Gopher 33 and he returned to the 37 picked up 4 at tackle Williams got 5 at the once K Ondracek Camp Pine N Y said they pulled Jensen from his automobile at Carter Lake Iowa and look his billfold after striking him PACIFIC SEA BATTLE RAGES FINAL story on Page 2 close Saturday until Nov 24 and then local rationing bonvds Mason City registration al elementary schools was ulcci to close at 5 p in Sat urday and business was rushing in Ihe early afternoon according to reports from the registrars They indicated that they ex pected as many persons to regis ter Saturday afternoon as did on Thursday and Friday afternoons combined These were presumably axis transport planes returning north to pick up more troops and supplies Allied headquar ters said the Germans already had landed 12ton tanks in Tu nisia by air and were trying lo bring other reinforcements by sea V French radio broadcasts said a naval battle was in progress off Americanoccupied Algeria next door U TuiiisUi which suggested1 that allied warships were attack ins the axis seaborne reinforce Weather Report FORECAST IOWA Continued warm in ex treme xvest warmer in cast and central portions Saturday night and in east portion Sunday forenoon moderate strong winds Saturday afternoon MINNESOTA Warmer Saturday and Saturday nighl Snow novlh cast portion Saturday afternoon and extreme north portion Sat urday nighl moderately strong winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 40 Minimum Friday night 20 At 8 a m Saturday 26 YEAR AGO Maximum 38 Minimum 28 Iowa Minnesota Michigan Notre Dame FINAL Lntcsl dispatches pictured Tu nisia site of the 2700ycarold Carthaginian empire as the scene of widespread battle with French troops fiercely resisting n a 7i parachute troops in the crooked winding streets of Tunis the cap ital and at other strategic cen ters AH French soldiery in North Africa had now apparently swung over to he side of the united na tions spurred on by appeals by such leaders as Admiral lean Darlan Gen Henri lonorc Giraud and Gen Aupustc Nogucs All these former French mili tiry chieftains now arc collabor ating with the allies V The exact Positions n Frances old Marshal Petain still was obscure but it was apparent that he was actinic under heavy nazi pressure and virtually a German prisoner i 31 A Vichy broadcast asserted the 86 year old French chief of state had ent n message lo Admiral Darian declaring that Dorians de cision to resume responsibility for French interests in Africa with the approval of American authori ties was against Petains orders Reports from Tangier said British troops the vanguard of LicutGen K A N Andersons Brit ishAmcrican expeditionary Ohio State DQ IB Illinois 19 El FINAL Northwestern Wisconsin Boston College Fordhom FINAL n I
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