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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME Of HISTORY AND LINES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED PRESS FULL LEASED WIREs FIVE CENTS A COPY MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 211942 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE 1 ALLIES SPLIT UP TUNISIA F RAppoints Lehman Head of Foreign Relief WILL RESIGN AS N Y GOVERNOR ABOUT DEC 1 Will Have Charge of Rehabilitating Areas Reoccupied by Allies WASHINGTON white house announced Saturday that Gov Herbert H Lehman of New York would resign as governor on or about Dee 3 to become as sociated with the state depart ment as director of foreign relief and rehabilitation The announcement said that Lehman will undertake the work of organizing Americat participa tion in the activities ot the united nations in furnishing relict and other assistance to the victims of war in areas reoccupied by the forces of the united nations The appointment was described officially as a step in the presi dents program of mobilizing the available resources of the United States in food clothing medical supplies and other necessities so thatjt may make an immediate and effective contribution to joint efforts of the united nations in the field ot relief and rehabiliia tion Governor Lehmans appoint ment the white house said as sured that this country will play its part in such efforts REDS ADVANCE NEAR NALCHIK Prepared for Drive Against Weakened Nazis MOSCOW The Russians routed several Rumanian battal ions southeast of Nalchik and de stroyed 22 tanks and clearing the enemy from a height in that area killed GOO Germans batllefront dispatches and the soviet noon communique said Saturday The German forces routed on the approaches of Ordzhonikidze in the central Caucasus and failing back upon Nalchik were tinowing Rumanian Alpine forces into fu tile counter attacks In smashing these counter attacks dispatches said the Russians had routed sev eral Rumanian battalions which suffered fearful losses both in men and material The Germans who had lost OO to 25000 killed and wound were trying to stop their re t but soviet progress was eacIy J Except at Stalingrad southeast Nalchik and northeast of Idluapse naval base a genera lull prevailed and hostilities were diminishing on those hTronts dispatches said It was indicated that the Rus igians were gathering themselves 11501a concerted offensive against fine weakened and unsuccessful Germans along the whole front Fighting inside Stalingrad was struggle had diminished to Shims tor individual houses jTNazis Claim British r Troops in Gliders at Are Killed BERLIN From German Broad O Two British planes ttowmg troopfilled gliders landed fim southern Norway for purposes sabotage and all the occupants annihilated the German command said Saturday Axis Prisoners Taken in Tunisia ji LONDON first axis prisoners have been taken by Dallied forces in Tunisia said a pouters correspondent with the first army Saturday Brit isli parachute troops destroyed six Armored vehicles in one clash the added GCV HERBERT H LEHMAN of Relief Contact Axis Desert Force at Agedabia CAIRO forces have occupied Bengasi and forward elements are in contact with the enemy near Ageciabia 100 miles to the south and only 70 miles cast of El Agheila on the Gulf of Sivte a comm unique said Saturday Gen Sir Ber nard Montgom erys eighth army occupied Bengasi second city of Libya Friday morning after the hasty flight of the Germans and Montgomery Italians Tiie forward elements at Age dabia were now less than 550 miles from Tunisia Though bad weather interfered with the offensive of alliedplanes against the fleeing axis forces bomber planes hit and set fire to an axis 2000 ton ship off the Tu nisian coast Friday and torpedo planes finishing it off left it sinking A larger vessel was bombed and raked with cannon fire off Cape Bon Tunisia and two German Junkcr88 dive bombing planes were shot down in the same area Bomber planes attacked axis air dromes in Sicily Thursday night the communique said Only one plane failed to return from all operations While the German radio exulted that Rommel managed to escape the British trap at Bengasi Gen eral Montgomerys headquarters reported that the eighth armys advance forces were giving Rom mels legions exhausted by a 700 mile retreat across the desert no rest Wanted Correspondent for Ventura If interested w rite state editor GlobeGazette Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Somewhat colder Saturday afternoon through Sunday forenoon lowest tem perature Saturday night 24 in the city nnd 13 in the surround ing country IOWA Colder east and central Saturday and in South and east portions Saturday Occa sional light rains or drizzles southeast Saturday MINNESOTA Colder extreme southeast portion Saturday night continued cold Sunday forenoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Friday 35 Minimum Friday night 26 At 8 a m Saturday 2fi Rain trace YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 8 AT LEAST TEN CARS AND MANY PARTS STOLEN 100 Typewritten Pages of Confessions Signed by Youthful Gang Clearing up of a ring of car and car parts thieves which has been operating between North Iowa and southern Minnesota and as far south as Las Vegas Ncv was announced Saturday by the Jowa bureau of criminal investi gation with the capture and prosecution of eight of the prin cipals involved Cracking of the ringr was due largely to the efforts of Max II Studer special agent of the Iowa bureau of criminal investi gation who lives in Mason City assisted by Percy Haven sheriff of Howard county and Donah P Chehock county attorney at Osage Activities of ring extended over a period starting in the fall of 1941 and continuing until last summer the last known theft be ing a car at Spring Signed confessions of more than a hundred typewritten pages are in the possession or Special Agent Studer The theft of at least 10 cars many sets of license plates tires tubes heaters car radios fog lights mirrors car clocks motors radiators generators fuel pumps mechanics and car tools and nu merous thefts of gasoline through cut Mitchell and Howard coun ties and southern Minnesota and to Las Vegas and back were in cluded in the confessions Homer Louis BHckendcrfer 18 of Howard county residing near LeRoy Minn was the rinff leader of tile cane and is now serving time in Missouri fur the theft of the last known car of the series a 1041 Chevrolet at Thayer 3Io Serving time wild Blickenderfer is Jack Kings Ava Mo who was implicated with him in the stealing of a 1940 Ford at Spring Valley Minn as well V V V The two were arrested by the Missouri state highway patrol and are now serving time on charges of car theft and jail breaking at the Missouri state prison at Jef ferson City Mo and a charge has been filed against Blickenderfer in Mitchell county for car thefts in that count3 This pair also stole a tool chest of tools at Las Vegas Ncv which has been recovered Starting with Blickenderfer on his career of car stealing accord ing to Studer were Donald Ralph 18 LeRoy Minn and John Royal Mathews 17 ot near Grand Meadows Minn The latter two have been turned over to the sheriff at Spencer for prosecution on charges ot car theft from that county These three confessed to the stealing of a 36 Chevrolet at Clarion a radio from 1 car at Algona a 34 Ford at Spencer and a 41 Barley Davidson motorcycle at Rapid City S Dak Holmen also was involved in a jail break with the Wilson brothers at Spen cer about a week ago Studer said Bliekcnderfcr also was in volved with Clarence Kuyken dail 23 of near Osage in the alleged theft of the Clark Voak lander car al Osage which was taken to a point a few miles north of Osage and stripped Kuykentlall is now in jail at Osage charged with the larceny of a motor vehicle W Allen Frank Starry IB Ricc viltc who was involved with Blickenderfer in the theft of three cars a 39 Ford coupe owned by Lloyd Hanson of St Ansgar a 31 Chevrolet coacli owned by Albin Pcrau St Ansgar and a 37 Ford sedan owned by George Kemp f Ohio Siate MocNider Gettir Clipped VX trig Gen Hanford MacNider of Mason City former American Legion commander assistant secretarv of war ant U S minister to Canada sits on a pile of rocks in lien of t barber chair and gets his hair trimmed by an Ameri can soldier at a U S base in New Guinea Brigadier Gen eral MacNider lor a time with Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters in Australia is now where he has repeatedly expressed his wish to be with the foot soldiers in the field of battle Veteran of World war I in France the Mason Cityan went into the service soon after the United States entered the war AntiRationing Bloc Plans toJVtake Appeal to President Representative From Oklahoma Angered by Jeffeis Assertion at Anarnosa for thc larceny of a motor vehicle The first two cars were stripped in thc vicinity of St Ansgar Blickenderfer also was involved in the theft at Nora Springs of a 36 Ford coacii owned by Roy Henniger Charles City Snooks7 Erickson of Pennsylvania was with Blickenderfer on this job This car was stripped west ot Osage nnd ihe motor radiator tiro and wheel taken from it the agent reported Some of the parts and stolen property of these car were taken to the farm home of Mrs Bessie KuyhendaJI to vviio resides abom 6 miles from Lime Springs which was he headquarters for sonic ot the boys V Mrs Kujkendall mother of Clarence who is noiv beiiic held al Osasc charged with re ceiving stolen property and pleaded guilty lo thc charge be fore luflirc T H Gahcen at Crcsco Thursday She was sen tenced to 5 years in he Wom ens rcrorimlnry al Rockwell Ctly and parollcti to the slate board of parole WASHINGTON demand that Rubber Administrator Wil liam reffers promptly clarify his assertion that opposition to nationwide gasoline rationing was financed by people who should know better arose in congress Saturday as an antirationing bloc laid plans lu appeal to Presi dent Roosevelt for postponement of the order If you meant to assert that any member of conjrrcss opnos nationwide rationing of gas oline receiving a financial ronsidcration because of that opposition then I must brand thc insinuation for what it is false ami without foundation declared Rep Borcn DOkla in a telegram to Tcffcrs Theparole low Mrs Kuykentlall widow of Angus L Kuylccndall to care for her son Martin Kuykcndail 21 who was seriously injured when the Vincennes was torpedoed and sunk in the battle of the Solomon islands He is now in a hospital at San Francisco and will be sent home as soon as his condition will allow his return Another son Raymond Kuy kcndill 17 will enter service in thc navy soon Your statement is an insult lo the integrity of thc people at large and Ihe members of congress par ticipating in this action the Ok grantcd lo alI lahoman continued NEIV CITIZEN EXLISTS COUNCIL BLUFFS first thing Holger Ringstccl An dersen 24 m as soon AS he re ceived his final citizenship pa pers was to enlist in the air Replying to the administration remark about knowing better Boien said we from thc oil pro ducing states and we who have participated in the administration of a synthetic rubber program and have studied it from the start must tell you frankly that we feel that we know more than you do about gasoline rationing as it ap plies to these problems in their relation to nur geographic area Senator Capper RKans fiid Saturday if nationwide gasoline rationing goes into effect on Dec 1 as scheduled farm production next year would ijc less just when thc needs will be so much greater Describing national ra tioning as an unwise I would almost say criminal policy he told the senate S FORCE IS WITHIN MILE OF JAPS AT BUNA Another Unit Pushes Within 500 Yards of Airfield Near Village By DEAN SCHEDLKR S O M E W H E R E IN N E W GUINEA Japanese forces trapped in a narrow coastal strip i the BunaGona district of New Guinea were reported fighting back desperately Saturday fa American and Australian ground troops moved in relentlessly to drive them into the sea or force their capitulation One United Slates force was within a mile of Buna and cn Kaxeil heavy fighting and an other was attempting to wrest n landing field on the outskirts of the village from thc ilcfcnd insr Japanese This second unit reported that it had met heavy machinesun fire within 500 yards of the field Japanese fighter planes en tered the fighting near Buna Fri day and seven zeros strafed allied troops already under attack from light artillery and mortars Allied observers said the Buna area also had been reinforced with anti aircraft guns Bad weather prevented allied air units from giving the ground troops the aerial support which they have hadin the difficult ad vance over the Owen Stanley mountains One Am erican force an TiroachiiiK Buna from the south along the coast was trying to overcome opposition at Cape Kndaisilere a few miles from the village Heavy fighting was in progress at Soputa about eight miles inland from thc coast on the KokodaBuna trail The main body ot the Japanese forces however has been driven into a triangular area bound by i sixmile coastal strip between Buna and Gona and irregular lines running inland from these hamlets to Soputa The bitter struggle of the Japa nese in this area indicated to ob servers that they had no intention o surrendering and a battle of extermination seemed to be in progress At both Gona and Buna the Australian and American troops were at close quarteia with thc enemy Drive on Last of Solomon Japs Likely W A S H I V G T O N An American drive to wipe out re maining Japanese bases in thc bolomon islands appeared near at hand Saturday as terrific de struction of enemy troops and ships seemed to clinch the United btates hold on Guadalcanal Announcing for thc first time that the American grip on the prized island ami its strategic airbase is now very secure Secretary of Navy Knov re ported Friday that half of a force of 1500 Nipponese iandcd on Guadalcanal had been slaughtered and the rest routed Possibility of duplication in the navys reports of enemy ships lost in the great American sea victory of last week also was dispelled by declared 28 Japanese vessels had been sunk These comprised a battleship another battleship or heavy cruiser six heavy cruisers two light cruisers six destroyers and 12 transports and cargo ships Ten more were damaged The reported American losses of two light cruisers and six de stroyers in the same battle brought the nations total of de stroyed vessels in the Pacific war to 30 combat and 34 noncombat ships since Pearl Harbor 108 Tons of Block Busters Smash Turin LONDON URiThc royal air force dumped 108 tons of block busters and fif tons of incendiary bombs in their recorilbrcalcinn attack on Turin Friday night ft was revealed Saturday This huso weight of 4000 pound bombs was dropped by a single bomber sroup I participating in the attack which was the heaviest ever launched at Italy The entire loail of bombs fell on Turins biff factories ware houses and oil depots in a liltlc less than an hour starting husc fires which sent smoke 8000 feet into the air The British bgtubcrs carried 54 3f the twoton block busters it wasrevealed and 110000 pounds of incendiaries These bombs were dropped in just under one hour it was said That is at the rate of one two tonner a minute and one 10 poimd incendiary a second Pilots reluming from the raid which was carried out in bril liant moonlight said that columns of smoke rose COOO feet in lie air above the blazing industrial Seohowks Nebraska Minnesota Wisconsin FINAL Boston College Boston U center The Rome coimmmiciuc ad mitted that terrific damage was done particularly to the center ol Turin The hiijrc RAF armada en countered nazi night fighters all along their route to Italy The first German interceptors were fought off over the French coast Then across France the biff bombers carrying as much as 8tons of bombs apiece en countered nazi interception at tempts However the Germans were said to have had little success despite the bright moonlight One pilot who arrived ovet Turin about half an hour after the initial planes had bombed the city said that there was a colos salblazc from a group of build ings which appeared to be ware houses A Lancaster pilot who circled lower over Turin said that quan tities of thick black oil smoke from blazing refineries or storage tanks were encountered The British planes made an al most uninterrupted procession over Turin and late arriving planes found it difficult to take careful aim due to the smoke clouds RETURN TO WOKK CLEVELAND Iliai 1000 employes of the Nationa Malleable Steel Casting Co re turn lo work Monday under ai agreement ending a work stop page which began Thursday OUTER DEFENSE OF BIZERTE IS SCENE OF FIGHT Flying Forts Blast Enemy Hemmed In on 30 Mile Wide Strip By UOGEK D GREENE Associated Press IVar Editor American iincl British troops scoring a fivemile ad viinco in one direction pitched into the Germans on the out er defenses oL Bixerte and Tunis Saturday while U S flying fortresses rained dead ly punishment on the enemy hemmed in along a coastal strip A nazi hniadcast quot ing allied sources in Span ish Morocco said allied forces had reached the area of Hammamet about 40 miles southeast of Tunis on the Gulf of Gabes Tr This if confirmed would mean that the allies had now pinned the axis into a small corner of the northeast Tuni sian coast and cut off the route of retreat to Italian Tripolitanm In that case the two mail axis forces in Tunisia and Libya would be split The Algiers radio said French troops had beaten ofXa JMMV Ger man attempt to land on the coast below Tunis and captured some nazis in a fiflhl northwest of the Port of Gabes German report said Adolf Hit ler was rushing a stream of air borne reinforcements including tanks across the Mediterranean in a desperate effort lo stem the allied offensive Field dispatches said the battle was growing more bitter hour by hour with aVhed troops storming nazi fortifications only 30 miles from both cities in the French north Africa colony One allied vanguard Has re ported to hnve driven forward live miles lo a point 25 miles southeast of Tunis the capilil righting over ancient battlefields of the Carthaginian empire Italian headquarters asserted the battle was developing on the TunisianAlgerian about 50 mileswest of the scene TUNISIA1 v Pushing along thc coastal road upper arrow in Tuni sia the British lirst army supported by crack American units was reported within 35 miles uf the axishold French crihl skirmishes neai ialjukii boiilhward in two companion thrusts thc allied forces struck toward thc Kairouan area and nazi Jielcltabes in twin moves to cut off llic axis in the Bizerte Tunis area and move on to Tripoli French troops tricolor symbol have opened their own offensive against the axis occupying forces still being reinforced by air planes from Sicily 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