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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             k n fe NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 P OF H I STORY AND ARCH 1VES OES KOINES I THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 9 1942 fWKS CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS HOME EDITION imjir MASSIVE RAF RAID MADE ON TURIN flattop JAP WARSHIP IS SUNK 3 OTHERS HIT IN ASSAULT t Planes Operating Off Guadalcanal Report Results of Attacks WASHINGTON If Destruc tion of one Japanese warship and severe damaging of three others by American dive bombers and torpedo planes operating from Guadalcanal isJand in the Solo mons was reported by the navy Wednesday One ship was seen sinking and the other three in llamas the morning after the attack on an enemy force streaming toward Guadalcanal on Dec 2 the navy said In addition he communique reported that 10 Japanese float type planes were shot down during the engagement which frustrated another attempt by the Japanese to reinforce their Iroops on Guadalcanal The action originally had been reported by the navy denartmen on Dec 5 but at that time results of the attack in waters between Santa Isabel and New Georsjj islands about 150 miles northwest of Guadalcanal were not known The navy announced results of the action in communique No 215 South Pacific all dates are uereppnroi tnt air on enemy forces which was announced in navy de partment communique rfumbe 2 On Dec 3 an air strikin group of dive bombers torpedo planes and fighters from Guadal canal attacked an enemy force of about 10 cruisers and destroyer approximately 150 miles north west of and headed for Guadal canal 3 The enemy suffered the fol lowing damage during tile attack Two 1000pouud bomb hits on one cruiser One 1000pound bomb hit on a second cruiser Two torpedo hils on a destroyer or Two possible torpedo hits on a second destroyer or cruiser Ten floattype planes shot down by United States fighters i 4 One of the above vessels seen to sink on Dec 4 and 1 three other enemy vessels were sighted in flames in the vicinity of the previous days action 5 One United States dive bomber one torpedo plane and one fighter were lost during the engagement 6 On Dec 8 United States pa trols on Guadalcanal supported by heavy artillery fire main tained contact with the enemy to the westward of our positions JAPSUNABLE TO AID BUNA FORCE Reinforcements Are Blasted by Bombers By BUYDON TAVES GENERAL MacARTHURS HEADQUARTERS Australia heavy bombers on the ftew Guinea front blasted almost at its source a seventh Japanese naval attempt to reinforce the dwindling enemy garrison at1 Buna it was announced Wednes day Medium bombers at Ihc same time went back to Lac main Jap anese lighter base on New Guinca and gave it another battering Wednesdays allied commun ique said Japanese planes had violated the rules of war since Nov 27 by repeated attacks on field hospitals and dressing sta tions In ground fighting Americans despite heavy cross fire repulsed Japanese attempts to wipe out an allied spearhead between Buna village and the Buna mission Forty enemy dead were counted the fighting HURT WHILE SLIDING SIOUX CITY James Wa stcd 7 and Basil Bliss Ssuffered skull fractures when the sled they were riding crashed into a tele phone pole Election of Hitzhusen Is Upheld Election of Henry Hitzhusen Owen township democrat as Cerro Gordo county supervisor from the third district beginning Jan 2 1944 was definitely established Wednesday when the election con test court finished the recount of votes Hitzhusen dropped 2 votes in the recount and his opponent J M Ryburn Rockwell gained 4 votes but not enough to change the re sult announced after the official canvass The recount result Hitzhusen 115 Ryburn 808 Hitzhusens election will give Cerro Gordo county a democratic majority on the board of super visors for the first time in history it was reported He will take the place of W D Gibson Rockwell now chairman of the board who was not a candidate for reolec n The other two members are R D Robbins Clear Lake re publican and E R Steinberg Ma son City democrat The recount asked by Marvin Wiegman who polled 3444 votes for justice of the peace in Mason City against 3447 votes for S L Haynes wilt begin Tuesday morn Angiat l County Auditor Arthur Harris said 12 KILLED AS BOMBER FALLS Plane Crases Near 350000 IN RR WORK TO SEEK WAGE INCREASE Engineer Brotherhood Chief Says Skilled Men Leaving ior War Jobs MAX TON N Car rwelve officers and enlisted flyers were killed in an army bomber crash Saturday near Montgomery Ala army air force officer an nounced Wednesday The announcement said all sa a aboard the ship during the flight a field here were lost and the victims as Second Lieut Robert E Lola Colorado Springs Colo Second Lieut James W Leach Conyers Ga Corp Nils A Anderson Gale Goma Ill Stagey ly Jr of 3oOOQO railroad operating eni P1 o y e s announced Wednesday they would ask for a 30 per cent increase in wages or a minimum raise of a day from the nation carriers Alvaney Johnston president of Uie Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers serving as spokesman for the five unions which run anc man the nations freight and pass enger trains said increased wages were necessitated by added re sponsibilities and hazards placed upon employes excessive hours the manpower shortagehighei living costs and the inequality of railroad pay compared with that m other industries There lias been a break down in the railroad industry Johnston declared because many skilled workers were tear to go into war work where Hiey are paid more for the same kind of work The decision by 75H union chairmenmeeting since Monday was a sequel towage adjustment demands by the 15 nonoperatin brotherhoods claiming a member ship ofabout 900000They Ire Ash FAIRFIELD WDr ra F Heald Stale Teachers college and Umversty of IOSA graduate has been named acting professor of education at Parsons college suc Hr T K GolU I ad entered the army Pictoquiz Contestants PLEASE NOTE THIS After you have completed o Pictoquiz do not send or mail it to the GlobeGa zette Keep it until you hove finished the entire weeks contest 6 in all and then forward them to the GlobeGazette The first Pictoquiz of the sec ond weeks contest appeared in this newspaper on Thursday Dec 3 The sixth one will be run on Wednesday Dec 9 When you have the six com pleted then bring or mail them in a single envelope or package to the GlobeGazette The Pictoquiz is a weekly con test so please finish each davs Pictoquiz and hold it until you have all six ready for the judges Your Cooperation Will Be Greatly Appreciated unions demanded and obtained after threats of a nationwide strike in PayA settlement ac cepted by management and labor Dec 1 1941 provided a raise of 10 cents an hour for the non operating personnel and 9Vcents an hour the operating The general chairmen who Have been meeting here will carry the demands of their union locals for ratification by the membership at large If aj proved by the rank and file the demands will be presented for theemploycr Tile demands then would be negotiated on a nationwide basis through committees representin3 both sides The terms of the na tional railway labor act set up elaborate machinery for the dis posal of disputes including ap pointment of a factfinding com mittee by the president for adjudi cating claims before any strike actually could be put into effect Ai Reach Goal as Defeated Men campagn not the victors of the North African Weather Report FORECAST MASQN CITY Somewhat warme with some thawing Wednesda afternoon not much change i temperature Wednesday nigh and ThUrsday forenoon femptrafuife n igb IOWA Not much change in tern perature Wednesday and Thurs day forenoon except slight warmer in northwest portion occasional light snow in wes and north portions Wednesday and Thursday forenoon MINNESOTA Occasional ligh snow Wednesday night and Thursday forenoon not so cole extreme north and west centra portions Wednesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Tuesday 28 Minimum Tuesday night 18 At 8 a m Wednesday 20 YEAR AGO Maximum Minimum 32 22 IN WARD FOR INSANE SPIRIT LAKE James 31 held in connection with he death of his sister Mabel on Dec I was committed to the in ane ward of the state reformatory at Anamosa The Flying Coreys t A three sons make up the U S army air Thc Maj Warner R officer at Boiling field f shown congratulating the latest r of the family to join up Pvt Shcrrill V Corey WarnS JS 20 Local Boys in Armed Service Give Boost to Cheer Fund v Money Order Arrives too 1IJO CO at Camp Wood Tex 12 CHEEIt FljVn COAL s PREVIOUSLY REPORTED NEW CONTRIBUTIONS Pvl WillUm B Ooombowcr PvlMelvin X An e Pvl Rajrcr W Grupp Pvl Delmar A Casper Pvl Wayne B Eajr Pvl Leonard E Boyd Pvt Sebaslian VFcrsltln Pvl OBerl II 11 hi lei Tvl Rojj Scliullz PH Meredllh L Dillon Alpha First Christian Church MisMonarr Fund K C llelfenstcin onjrefational Womens Guild Group Mr ana Mrs R B Glrlon Occident Club Tie Jollr Seivin Frank J FnbusV To help III tbat empty Lord Plushboltom Roosevelt Junior High P T A The Lions ClubT TOTAL RAISED TO DATE J TOTAL NEEDED FOR GOAL And the note was signed by each of the donors of whose names head up the list at the top of Ills column If these boys serving their country support YOU Thirteen givingclays remain in on meager the cause income can how about 100 inun IJW JOO UIMI iian JM their their OTHING IN THE phase 1942 Christmas Cheer opening of the solicitation lias been more heartening than the response from local boys now in the serv ice of their country Last year it possible for the Cheer Fund to get a remcm irance m the form of a package of prepared meats to the local sol diers sailors marines and coast guardsmen This year it isnt for a number f reasons chief among which is he lack of shipping space so badly needed for the actual winning of he war So Jhose in charge have prom ised these boys that the best job ever will be done on the homefront to see that there are no Empty Stockings here on Christinas morning How pleasing this plan is to the ncn in service is indicated in the oilovving note accompanying a S10 order which reached the Cheer Fund Wednesday mornine rom Camp Wood Tex Most of the fellows on this list lave been receiving the Globe azette and we noticed the hnstmas Cheer Fund has started gam We know of the worthy cause epresented by this fund and the omfort it brings to ail of the un ortunate ones We thought we could spare a ttle of our governmentissued recnbacks and send them back omc to do a little good All the fellows here know the drive will a crcat success as usuaj for the folks in GOOD OLD MASON CITY have that certain cooperation it lakes to which to reach the 52000 goal m j That means an average total of j more than a day must be rc ceivetl if success is to come to this years campaign as it has to each of the 15 past campaigns W Organizations arc doing part They always do But gifts alone will not do the job There must be erous individ reaches headquarters of group solicitations in a number of local factories jobbing houses and stores Always in the past this has been a most important factor in the success of the campaign Gifts in cither cash or checks should be addressed Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa uals Word NAZIS HOLD 108 LYON HOSTAGES Arrested After Attack on German Soldier LONDON French headquarters asserted Wednesday that the Germans had taken 100 a German soldier there on Dec 1 and that the hostages were re ported now to be awaiting execu tion The fighting French said Bizerte and Tunis Again Are Raided By KOGER D GREEXE Associated Press War Editor A broadcast from American oc cupied Morocco said Wednesday allied heavy picture as mounted on strategic pounding axis forces in the Tebourba sector in Tunisia and allied planes again raided Tu nis and Bizertc Every day the broadcast said fresh allied formations of air craft are put into operation the Other developments on worlds major war fronts Adolf Hitler was re ported speeding reserves to the soviet front from as far as Ger many itself in an attempt to halt the red armys threewcckold winter offensive Soviet military dispatches said nazi transport planes trains and trucks were pouring reinforce ments into the more important battle sectors As a result it was said German counterattack in the last five days have slowed down the Russian drives but only at a terrible cost in killed and wounded On the soviet rout dispatches IL DUCE ISSUES DECREES TRIES TO CALM ITALY Attack Is Believed Knockout Blow at Plane Motor Center By HARRISON SALISBURY United Press Staff Correspondent Allied pressure on warjittery Italy mounted Wednesday with another massive Royal Air Force bombardment of the northern Italian industrial triangle The new attack was directed chiefly against the third RAF raid on the site of some of Italys weeks big war plants in three It cumc at a moment when allied air uowcr in he Mediter ranean soulli of Kalishowed evidence of a steady increase both to the cast and the west of the axis positions in Tunisia and Tripolitania Planes from llic allied Africa to Germans slruek al RcS8io wore pressing even mail planes tlJ at islands and training 1hips UUo Si alUi the Meditcr bolster their imperiled siege armies I before Stalingrad indicating a shortage of transport aircraft In addition Ked Star said Russian flyers had shot down as many as 60 Junkers lar naxi troop and supply carry threedays The Germans were also throw ingreserves into violent counter attacks in tile Rzhev sector 130 miles northwest of Moscow but the Russians declared they had smothered three nazi attempts to seize an important highway and had captured four more villages in a developing offensive Red army headquarters listed more than 1300 axis troops killed en Sc in fighting overnight and in oral terms pictured Marshal cc meon Timoslienkos campaign to annihilate the nazi siege armies as a slow grinding process against mounting resistance T tJ NI S reaching London said the hour for a new allied drive on tile axisheld strongholds of Bizerte and Tunis might be near following a strong and successful counterattack exe cuted Monday by British and American troops in the Tebourba sector 20 miles west of Tunis American tanks were officially credited with supplying the punch which drove the Ger mans from their newlywon po sitions south of Tebourba and an allied headquarters spokes man also praised the extraor dinarily fine support from the air by RAF and American air forces The spokesman said the whole axis campaign to reinforce its garrisons in Tunisia appeared to have slowed up rs a result air attacks and activities of the royal navy Allied headquarters said further reports on the heavy fighting last bunday disclosed that 20 axis tanks were destroyed that one day Axis gnins in the Tebourba see or were wiped out by a strong lnlxcll iuu allied attack Monday hostages from the population of m the forward area Lyon in reprisal for an attack on r ay uis lirniletl to patrol ling an allied communique L I B Y headquarters that allied fighters shot clown seven German executed in the old occupied zone Some of the Lyon hostages are women Other allied planes shot down a junkers the Libyan coast and attacked the docks and a sea plane base at Bizerte scoring hits on an axis destroyer a fuel dump and a large building The British command reported new patrol activity in forward of the Libyan desert as Gen Sir Bernard L Montgomery tested out nazi defenses in the narrow El Agheila corridor be tween salt marshes and the sea PLAN MEMORIAL CHAPEL DUBUQUE campaign to raise funds for a chapel as a me morial to Lieut Aloysius II Schmitt Loras college alumnus and former Dubuquc priest who became the first American chap lain to be killed in the present war has been launched here No Prospects of Revolt Soon in Italy Davis Says WASHINGTON Davis director of the office of war information said Wednes day that chaos is increasing in Italy but that advices to this government indicate there are no immediate prospects of a revolution by the Italian people against their German war allies lie said at a press conference that the United States in its broadcasts to the Italian people is urcinir passive resistance but not revolution Things are going to pieces bat there is no prosncirt of an imme diate revolution he said There may be local riols however War weariness and lack of sym pathy for the Germans will play an important part in the whole picture He said he was confident that the government is receiving ac curate information about inter nal conditions in Italy He added that he could not shed lishl OH reports that Premier Mussolini is seriously ill rnnean while the RAF long range bombers were raining high explo sives on northern Italy The attacks were expected to spread further terror and nerv ousness in an Italy already stirred by the imminent prospect of be coming an active war theater A whole series of drastic new decrees have ticen promulgated by Premier Bcnito Mussolini in an effort to restore calm and prepare lie country for he in creasing allied pressure Italian workers were placed un der a civil mobilization decree which makes them liable to be shot if they absent themselves from their jobs Schools were or dered closed from Dec 15 to Feb 15 to facilitate the evacuation of children from cities and to con serve fuel All civilian rail traf fic was halted except by special permit Resorts and hotels were being evacuated to provide room for children and civilians removed from bomb target cities Hurried efforts were being made to augment Italys short handed civilian defense setup to avoid the disorganization and panic which has attended the big RAF attacks on northern indus trial centers Weather Clear for Heavy Raid LONDON air force heavy bombers blasted Turin huge North Italy industrial cen ter Tuesday night for the third time in two weeks They dropped their heaviest cx plosives in clear weather The air ministry said the results were believed good and that only one bomber was missing The attack was believed to nave delivered the knockout j blow to one of Italys vital in I dustnal centers where airplanes and motors arc manufactured tthilc the air ministrys com munique did not say so it was believed that triple block busters 8000pound bombs 1   

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