Wednesday, November 25, 1942

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 25, 1942, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME COMP OEPASUfcENT OF HISTORY A N 0 ARCHIVE MO IKES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT HOME EDITION MAKES AU NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS AND UNITED LEASED WWES MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 25 1942 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 40 m be ba by co i tio REDS SQUEEZE NAZIESCAPEROUTE D yt m to 100000 Nazi Planes Rush to Tunisia CITY TAKES OVER NICHOLAS LAND House Group AUJK BATTLED Seeking tor goi A fht sta frc Tti an ire dii i all mi Tf APPRAISAL SET AT FOR 185 ACRE TRACT i Council Appeals Award to District Court But Sends Sheriff Check The city council at a special j meeting Wednesday instructed City Manager Herbert T Barclay to turn over to the sheriff a check I for S39639oO and to take pos l session of 8512 acres of the W H I Nicholas turkey farm being coti j demned for expansion of the Ma I son City municipal airport The council then instructed City Solicitor Charles E Corn well to file in district court an appeal from the 53963950 award made to air Nicholas in the report filed Tuesday by the sheriffs commission in the con demnation proceedings All permanent buildings of the turkey ranch are located on the tract being condemned by the city and are included in the award made by the commission They include a large threistory dwell ing house and a large metal barn air conditioned and insulated used as hatchery and brooding house The report was signed by only lourof the sixman commission A W Stubbs Joe Gallagher F F Potter and G O Gould all Mason City realtors and farm managers Two farmers J D Richardson Clear Lake and J E Van Note Mason City did not sign The resolution passed by the council included the information that the city was completing con tracts for the purchase of the other three tracts of land needed for the airport expansion and instructed the manager and solicitor to in form the civil aeronautics admin istration that the city now had possession of the land and con struction work could begin The CAA is in charge of construction work for the government f Other property being pur chased includes 1745 acres from Vialter K and Gladys Tcsene for 52443 80 acres from Wayne E Larson for SlflOOO and 1515 acres from the United Benefit Life Insurance company for SL 630 Total cost of the four tracts thus would amount to 55371250 The city will have that amount on hand the city manager indi cated A Bond issue is to be sold next Monday It was voted at the general election There also L is a balance on hand from the WSIOO000 airport bond issue voted jomi wo years ago g Action by the council was tak aftCL a discussion of lov he Nicholas appraisal General itur of the councilman was that award was excessive private TAppraisers having put a price of f tt less than 534000 on the property an for the citj some time ago p ss Tendering ot the check to the e i Sheriff was necessary in order han bjthat the city could get immediate Sfpossession of the land it was ex lined but the city solicitor 5 n a ir SE 1 pi legis iVvei Its Coming WHAT CHRISTMAS Pictoquiz STARTING NOVEMBER 26 IN THE GLOBEGAZETTE EXISTING RUNWWS PAVED PUMWAVS BY CAfi DUEL ff UN WAYS PROPOSED BOUNDAPV OF PRESENT SITE PROPERTY LINEADDITIONAL AREA Advocates Gas Ration Delay stated lhat this would in no way jeopardize the citys appeal to have the appraisal lowered The CAA has indicated its anx iousness that the city get posses sion of the land so that construc tion plans could be completed and work begun A SG50000 allocation has been made by CAA for con struction of two concrete runways 5600 feet long the first unit in building of a military airport here Eden African Battle Is in Critical Phase LONDON Secre tary Anthony Eden told the house of commons Wednesday that the battle of North Africa is in an extremely critical phase and de clined to discuss arrangements which Lieut Gen Dwight D Eis enhower has made with the local French authorities Eden did not elaborate on his statement Allied spokesmen however repeatedly have pointed out that the relatively light resistance from the French was only the first phase and that the show down for domination of the Mediterraneans African shore would be the test now devel oping between the allies and the stronger defenses of the axis Those spokesmen have stressed that political arrangements in North Africa were intended to free allied military commanders there for their main job and that in that sense political and mili tary operations were closely dove tailed The Eden statement was made while he was commenting for the second day on the cancelation by Prime Minister Churchill of a broadcast which Gen Charles De Gaulle had scheduled for Jast Saturday The prime minister and I did not think its delivery at this par ticular time would be helpful to the extremely tense and serious operations now proceeding in Tu nisia Eden said Snow With Colder Weather Moves Into Iowa for Holiday DES M01NES Thursday morning WASHINGTON special use committee recommended Wednesday a six mouths post ponement of gasoline rationing in ill or at least a part of the pres ently unrationcd area to see complete voluntary tire sav ng will accomplish The group also suggested that studies of the office of petro leum coordinator and office of defense transportation be uti lized in an effort to make sure that our transportation system throughout the country ilocs not suffer a sudden and drastic col lapse throuEh premature and forced gasoline ratinnim V Representative Anderson D N chairman of a subcom nitlce of a J5 man committee at a bipartisan antira ioning caucus of house members ast week made public the rec ommendations at a house inter iiate commerce committee hcar g Representative Martin of Massa husells the house republican leader Wednesday called a mcet ng of New England senators and for next Tuesday morning to discuss the eastern ill situation An announcement by Martins office said New Englanders were specially interested in prevent ing people from freezing to death Representative Sumncrs D protesting against na tiimwldc sasoline rationing said that this idea of having some body from Washington telling an individual how to go about his own business looks too much like the buy that bit Hitler W The people Sumnors said a house interstate commerce sub committee are demonstrating vol untarily that they can conserve rubber He suggested that they be permitted to continue on that ba sis rather than employing gasoline rationing as a basis for conserving rubber Despite the protests by Sumncrs cold weather typical of Iowas Thanksgiving moved into the state Wednesday in time lor Thursdays holiday Snow flurries were forecast for the west and central portions of the state and rain changing to snow in the cast but the precipita tion will f day night and the east Much colder weather is in pros pect however for the holiday and the weather man said temperatures will drop to about 10 degrees above zero in the extreme north west by morning Other portions of the state will have slightly more moderate weather ranging by 1 the extreme southeast Slippery Paving Cause Nazi Plain to ot Many Auto Crashes Slippery paving caused by the sleet and snow caused a number of automobile accidents in and around Mason City Wednesday afternoon according to local po lice Most serious was one involving K H Ronde Fredericka Iowa and Roy J Lyman Sr 2235 Twen tythird street southwest Police reported that Lymans car skidded broadside on highway 106 in front of the Rohde car and ended up in the ditch on the south side of the road The Lyman car was west bound Both men were taken toa local hospital but their injuries were not considered serious by police offi cers investigating Huge Nazi Transport Seaplane Is Shot Down LONDON Reuters dis patch said Wednesday that a mammoth German transport sea plane capable of carrying up to 80 fully equipped soldiers was shot into the sea Tuesday off the eastern coast of Tunisia by RAP longrange fighters from Malta MAY IMPORT LABORERS WASHINGTON gov ernment is studying a proposal to import 5000 or 6000 Bahama is landers if necessary to meet a serious manpower situation which reportedly threatens Floridas huge winter vegetable crop it was learned Tuesday Buy Christinas Seats Jews Probed WASHINGTON of campaign to exterminate all Jews in nazioccupied Europe by me end of the year arc to be laid before a committee of leading Jewish organizations in New York The con firmed by the state department and a personal representative of President with now more than 2000000 Jews already have been slaughtered in accordance with a race ex tinction order by Adolf Hitler Before leaving for New York to address the committee Wednesday afternoon Dr Stephen S Wise chairman of the World Jewisl Congress and president of the American Jewish Congress said lie carried official documentary proo that Hitler has ordered the exter mination of all Jews in nazirulct EuroDe in 1942 After a consultation with state department officials he announce they had termed authentic certain sources which revealed that ap proximately half of the estimator 4000000 Jews in nazioccupicd Europe already had been killec and that Hitler was wrathful a failure to complete the cxtermin ation immediately To speed the slaughter of tti other half during the remaining monthbefore the edicts deadline Doctor Wise said the nazis were moving some fourfifths of the Jews in Hitlerruled European countries to Poland There he said nazi doctors were killing them the rate of more than 100 men hour per doctor by injecting bubbles into their simplest and cheapest method they could find and others rubber administrator William HI Jeffers declared the rationing program stands and will begin as scheduled on Dec I GOP Committee Will Fill 2 Top Vacancies WASHINGTON of Newspaper Publisher Frank E Gannet ns assistant chairman of the republican national com mittee left the parlys leadership Wednesday with two top commit tee vacancies to fill at the GOP Dec 7 meeting in St Louis Chair man Joseph W Martin Jr who is resigning to devote all his time to his duties as house minority leader announced that Gannett also would leave his post in the belief that what we fought for has been largely achieved Weather Report FORECAST MASON C 1 T Y Much colder Wednesday afternoon and night with occasional light rain chang ing to snow flurries Lowest temperature Wednesday night 10 Strong winds Wednesday afternoon diminishing Wednes day night IOWA Snow flurries in west and central and light rain changing to snow in extreme east portion with precipitation ending in west portion by early Wednes day night and in cast portion Thursday morning Much colder in west and central portion Wed nesday afternoon ami night and in extreme cast portion late Wednesday afternoon and Wed nesday night with hard freeze by morning Temperatures Thursday morning ranging from 10 degrees above zero in extreme northwest to 25 to 38 in extreme southeast MINNESOTA Snow flurries south and cast portions Wednesday afternoon much colder Wednes day afternoon and Wednesday night with temperatures Tliui amorning ranging from zero o 10 below in northwest to In to 15 above in extreme southeast portion fresh winds Wednes day afternoon and in east and south portions Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 55 Minimum Tuesday night 30 At 8 a m Wednesday 35 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 33 LAST STAND JAP REMNANTS Are Fighting at Close Quarters With Nipponese on New Guinea Beaches By THE ASSOCIATED 1JIESS In the far Pacific Wednesday American and Australian troops battled at close quarters with the last stand remnants of a Japa nese invasion force on the beaches of New Guinea Wednesday while allied pianos sprayed death into the enemy trapped along a 12 mile coastal strip Dispatches from Gen Douglas MacArthurs headquarters indi cated that the struggle for the enemys last footholds in the EunaGona sector was Hearing nil end with allied troops surround ing the enemy on three sides and steadily closing in Australian troops found 100 Japanese dead in a single village and other Japanese bodies were strewn along the sands Every available allied plane was sent skimming in lowlevel at tacks over the Japanese positions with machineguns and cannons blazing No Japanese planes ap peared to challenge the aerial as sault dispatches said V BLAST MAIN JAP AIR BASE SOUTH CHINA On the China war front U S army headquarters reported that American bombers accompanied by thebiggest fighter escorts yet seen in he China theater blasted two of Japans main air bases in south China without drawing op posilion from a single enemy plane The targets were an airport on the island of Sanchu T2 miles south of Canton and the Ticnlio airfield at Canton Japs May Try Flanking Attack WASHINGTON UR Ameri can forces advancing westward toward main Japanese troop con centrations on Guadalcanal Island Wednesday faced n possible en emy attempt to outflank them What motive ihc Japanese have for their sudden activities in Ihe TUambulo region southwest of Henderson field was not clear but military experts suggested these possibilities 1 The establishment of artil lery positions within easy range of Henderson field 2 A flanking drive down lie lUalanilcau river to cut off Ameri cans now fighting west of thrt stream from their main positions American forces were believed to have the and cope with either move The Mnmbuio region which lias nn elevation of JnOO feet is ncnr the source of the Matanikau river which flows northward to liie sea ibruit four miles distant It is ideally situated for artillery operations Against Henderson Held Its dense woods offer ex cellent cover Informed sources here doubted that the Japanese have any gvca quantities of artillery ashore Lieu Gen Thomas Holeomb ma rine corps commandant who vis ited Guadalcanal last month said the Japanese apparently had some 105 millimeter howitzers on the island In Supremacy in Tunisia Air BULLETIN LONDON snid lie Horucco radio in a broad cast Wednesday night renorted that a German column has been thrown buck 28 miles south of Tunis and that LieutGen Ken neth A N Anderson com mander of a BritishAmerican army is on the p ci i n I of launching a 1 u r R cs c a 1 c of fensive a ff a i n s t Tunis a ji il liizcrtc By EDWARD W BEATTllv LONDON Hitler is rushing airplanes from the Rus sian front to Sardinia and Sicily in a desperate attempt to get su premacy of the air and sea in the Tunisian zone it was said au thoritatively Wednesday It was admitted that forccmcnls were heavy and that the axis air forces were making big raids on allied ports and ship ping The informant suggested tliat the Italian battle fleet might lake In sea to join in Die at tack but said a stroiiff allied naval covering force would be waiting for il 3 if Dispatches from Africa reported that allied and axis armies had clashed in widely separated zones ot Tunisia and that battles on land and in the air increasing steadily i in ferocity and size portended an early decisive test of strength Allied headquarters reported that all was going well as the main forces moved steadily east ward towardthe Germans mass ing along the cast Tunisian coast A communique had reported Ihc throwing back of German ad vanced units only 24 miles south west of Tunis by American troops supported by French detachments The British first army ad vancing alone the north coast had forced back German ad vanced elements mly a little west of Uizcrlc and in the sonlh parachute troops still active many days after they been landed in enemy jnfcslcil zones had broken up German armored columns and captured prisoners Tn Libya the British eighth nrmy was driving hard still press ing the rclreatins German Afrika korps in the 70mile stretch bc 300000 NAZIS ARE HEMMED IN NARROW STRIP Berlin Admits Second Serious Break in Line in Past 24 Hours 1SV UOGEH GREENE Associated Press War Editor Jlusslas armies squeezed the German escape corridor from Stalingrad clown to a bare SO miles Wednesday en gulfed 12 more towns and villages ami boosted enemy losses to nearly 100000 killed or captured in a violent seven the the iiwzis admitted had not yet reached its peak Northwest of Stalingrad the red armies were report ed to have driven SO miles inlo the depth of de fenses inside the liij henc f the Don river and to lie southwest the Russians had knifed T miles into the invaders lines Dispatches said the jaws of the soviet trap were closing steadily Simultaneously Hit Germans acknowledged that the Russians nad succeeded in temporarily penetrating nazi defenses on the hzhev front 130 miles northwest of Moscow A Berlin broadcast said the Itussians smashed through after three assaults on the German It was nut immediately clear whether this was a fullscale soviet offensive synchronized with the great counterdrive from Stalingrad Iml it was the second lime in 21 hours that Ucrliu hart admitted serious breaks in tlic German lines tf Dispatches from Moscow pic tured the German siege armies estimated at 300000 troops ai hemmed into a narrow passage way extending 120 miles west rd from Stalingrad with Reports Tourniquet Applied to Neck of Man With Nosebleed LOS ANGELES A D Trotl police surgeon made this report Charley Williams 4G year old boxing instructor had a nosebleed Several friends swiftly twisted a tourniquet around his neck and rushed him a hospital Doctor Trotter said he unwound the tourniquet from the gasping William just in time Anyway his nose quit bleeding Rot on Federal A rat caused excitement on the citys busiest intersection Wednes day noon Pedestrians first observed the animal slowly walking north on the east sidewalk of Federal ave nue Reaching the corner it turned west on State street and then crossed into the pnrk j wun nil Agedabia and El Agheili i Russians attacking furiously from ig 10 Ucen the Germans from both sides 1117 I M 1 ll friv 1 it nirl I 1 lr organizing a line for a stand Ikinrs of the middle eastern command including those of heroic Mala continued a liig scale bombing offensive all the way from Crete to Sardinia ami Libya to the Tunisian coast But ft was said authoritatively here that the German and Italian air forces in Sardinia and Sicily 13r and 100 miles respectively In addition the nearly 100 nazis killed ur captured un official reports siid about 120000 liiul been wounded Subsequent dispatches from thn battlefrunt said ihc tally when all reports were in would be close la 50000 killed and another 50000 captured While the main soviet spear heads raced westward scoring a 25mile advance in one thrust Tuesday a red army column 111 iuw JHIlti I VLy I J UlitXJtlJ J LCI Hi ilJY fiom Tunisia had been heavily reI drove down along the Volga from inforccd and were making lig i the north and joined Stalingrads raids on allied ports and shipping garrison on the north side factory North Africa Infornianls said the planes luid been withdrawn from Russia in dicating that Adolf Hitler was willing to take risks there to hold a defense zone in Africa district Ihc Russian command an nounced The brcaklhroiiKh luid bare the uiMicr flank of dwindling forces still fijriilininside the VolRa metropolis and vir VOLGA RIVER BATTLE FRONT As this map shows the Russian counteroffensive at and north of Stalingrad has turned the familiar eastern front arrows from cast to welcome change to