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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 10, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT VOLXLIX MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ASSOCIATED PRESS AM UNITED PUU LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 10 1942 THIS PAPEU CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS HOME EDITION UUJLJI OKS i r j o l WL aLLrllUXS SECTION ONENO 53 RAF KEEPS FIRES GOING IN TURIN CROWD NIPPON REMNANTS INTO STRIP AT BUNA ADied Forces Show Superiority by Beating Japs in Jungle Fighting By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American and Australian troops who learned jungle fighting in the wilds of New Guinea and beat the Japanese at their own game have occupied the Gona coastal base of the invaders and crowded their remnant into a narrowing death trap at Buna 12 miles to the south The announcement was made Thursday by Prime Minister John Curtin of Australia who said Gen Douglas MacArlhur took to the field himself to direct this first cleanup in his campaign of ven geance lor Bataan Gona on tbe northeast coast of New Guinea was seized by the Japanese four and a half months aeo From it they once drove over the Owen Stanley mountains to within 32 miles of Port Btoresby in a determined attempt to win that jumpingoff point for invasion of northern Australia Now all that remains ot that ambitious effort is the beachhead at Buna flanked on both sides by alliedpenetrations to the sea and pressed back almost to the settlement Withtheir seaborne ments beatenoff by alliedbomb ers the Japanese had made brie last effort to break out of the trap at Gona Their night attack was stopped cold and the last of their resistance collapsed V S BOMBERS KNOCK DOWN 10 JAP PLANES Allied headquarters meanwhile added another chapter to the lengthening accounts of the ex ptoifs of Americas heavily armed long range bombers It reported that flying fort resses and liberator bombers clashed in a furious aerial duel with Japanese fighter planes off the coast of New Britain When the fight was over bombers without a single knocked down 10 of the enemy planes and so greatly damaged Tour others that they probably were unable to reach base In Australia Prime Minister Curtin told the house of repre sentatives in a war review that Australia must be prepared to fight a holding action until the allies could turn their attention undividedly upon Japan WARNS AUSTRALIANS MUST BE READY TO MEET THREAT Curtin said that even before the fall of Singapore Prime Minister Churchill and President Roosevelt had decided that the first task I was to defeat Germany Curlin warned that even with Ihe improvement in the picture to the north Australia must still be prepared to resist strong air and seaborne attack These he said could be expected to come from Japanese concentrations on the Island of Timor miles north west of Port Darwin Australia has much to be thank ful for said Curtin He added that recently it has been Ameri can scapower that has been the bulwark between Japan and Aus tralia He declared however that there was nothing to justify the optimistic view that the end is in sight AustmUansOccupy Gona Coastal Base Was Adrift 60 Hours Lieut Commander J T Blackburn is shown being transferred back to his carrier from a destroyer which picked him up after he had been adrift on the Atlan ic i a small boat for 60 hours Blackburn subsisted on one can teen of water and the chamois lining of his helmet before he was rescued The mishap occurred during of the American armada to Africa Official U S navy photo Too Many Are Delaying 4IK 300 Council Bluffs Votes Against Purchase of Gas Company by City COUNCIL BLUFFS UP Council Bluffs citizens Wednesday voted against purchase of the Council Bluffs Gas company for and as a result it ap peared that John Nuveen Jr Chicago was the purchaser of the company The vote was 2378 to Nuveen bought the company for Sl3oO000 recently The deal had been placed before the se curities exchange commission in Philadelphia for its approval Purchase by the Chicago man was contingent pon the referen dum held here Wednesday Since Council Bluffs voters turned down the proposal to buy thc company purchase now needs only SEC confirmation for ap proval Eariy DonationsAre Neededto Assist iri Making Purchases 1015 CUEER FUND IX PREVIOUSLY REPORTED IBBIT IT CONTKIBLTIOXS Vernon Belelh S llr nd Mrs E J Ptton and Mr and Mrs James Hauler Jr A Doctor friend Mason City Basinets and Profes 5ionat Women Baptist D o A phi1 Ch BrU Sltrnm Junior schii Teachers1 Association j Cand teon I Baiiei Camp Bark ley Tex Sft Kay F Fort Sill Okla iro Bristol Sunshine Circle Worth County International Brotherhood of Elec trical Worker Local No 431 Moo TODAVS CONTRIBUTIONS TOTAL RAISED TO 4TE J TOTAL NEEDED GOALSLMMB HRISTMAS Cheer seems to have hit the doldrums If on the dozen re maining giving days the add tion to the fund was no greater than that listed above theS2 000 goal set for t h is years campaign would not be reached Thats ciear enough Whats happening of course is this Those with good intentions of contributing to the cause are saying to is two weeks away Whats thc And the answer to this is that to do tnc complete job of seeing that there are no Empty Stockings here on Christmas morning Miss Doris Bruce and her associates in hc Social Welfare league ad ministrator of thc fund NEED MONEY NOW WITH WHICH TO MAKE THEIRPURCHASES It is almost literally true that Hb WHO GIVES EARLY GIVES Wont you therefore rush your gift Send it to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa The days largest contribution came from Mason City union No 4JI of the International Brother hood of Electrical Workers Ifs interesting to note that almost a fourth of the amount thus farre ceived has come from organized labor This generous support is enormously appreciated Another heartening aspect of the solicuation is the support from lo cal boys tn the service In the last listing 10 boys from Camp Hood Texas were listed with SI gifts and the list above includes three service menscontributions Most persons will feel that the which has the blessing of mr boys in uniform is deserving of generous support on the home front What then arc we waiting for Soldier on Way to See Mother After 28 Year Separation ATLANTIC N J UP Pvt John E 32 Medfnrd Ore was cmoute to Hammond Ind Thursday to meet his mother whom he has not seen lor 28 years Lonch learned her whereabouts after he was transferred from Gardner Field Cal to Atlantic City on Dec 1 He came to America in 1014 from Jugoslavia with his mother They were separated shortly there after when heand his brother Andrew were placed in an orphanage at Des Moines Iowa Army air force authorities granted Lonch a 15day furlough State Tax Figures Show lowans Spent Freely for Luxuries DES MOINES tax commission figures indicate lowans have spent freely for luxuries this year Cigaret tax collections point to as the sum being spent for cigarets n the state in 1942 Sales tax collections in other lines rose substantially in the fiscal yearending June 30 Some comparisons Candy up 51493587 up S289laO jcwery no S29 991 liquor 5337667 up Dog Being Trained as Sentry Is AWOL PHILADELPHIA WAG was in the doghouse Thursday after going AWOL Thc culprit was a stray dog which was turned over to the coast guard several days ago and taken to thc Widcn er estate where dogs arc trained as sentries aides He broke his rope jumped an eightfoot win flow and began going places Po lice found him foraging for food at the city dump ZEITZLER NEW CHIEF OF STAFF FOR NAZI ARMY Berlin Makes Official Statement of Shakeup Which Occurred Earlier BERLIN Frcm German Broad IP The Berlin radio broadcast a Transocean agency dispatch which said that for the first time the public has learned that Infantry General Zeitzler is chief of the general staff of the army The nazi regime apparently took this unusual means of making the first authorized announcement of an important change in the Gemiai high command reports of which have been reaching the out side but never with Berlins con firmation The post given Zeitzler for merly was held by Gen Franz Haider who has been men tioned as one of several army leaders who are believed to have fallen under Hitlers dis pleasure and been marked for a The Transocean dispatch said Thursdays Berlin Nachlaus gabe newspaper published a photo with the following caption The fuehrer at a military dem onstration in conversation with the chief of the general staff of the army Infantry General Zeitz ler Thisphoto shows Hitler with the fuehrer and General Zeittler a man of heavy build in the prime of life For some time Berlin has spoken of Genual Zeitzler as one of the most ingenious German general staff officers wliose great efficiency has asserted it self since thc campaign in the west France and the lowlands and who therefore was promoted rapidly General Zeitzler a comparative unknown among nazi generals and apparently a newcomer to the top ranks of Hitlers war chiefs is believed to be an expert in ar mored warfare A Stockholm dispatch to the London News Chronicle reported last Oct 28 that Hitler had ap pointed him to succeed Gen Franz Haider in another of the fuehrers periodic military shakeups Haider acording to this infor mation was replaced along with Gen Fedor von Bock because of disagreements with Hitler over the Russian campaign Buy Christmas Seals 344253 Extra Tires Turned in By lowans DES MOINES stale office of price administration re ported lowans turned in 344 253 tires during the progasoline ra tioning period for sale to the ernment The ratio was about one tire for every two cars li censed in thc state Gasoline ra tioning regulations allow only five tires to each car Soviet Tanks Painted White Stab at Nazis MOSCOW red armv has speared seven milos deeper into enemy lines on the central front near Vejikie Luki recap turing 13 settlements while the Germans still have failed in theii sixday effort to regain thc ini tiative on the Stalingrad front soviet dispatches reported Thurs day Attacking with ski troopers supported by tanks painted white Io blend with the snow the Russians apparently are stabbing at nazi communications on lite central front which ex tends northwest of Moscow roughly from Rzlicv to Vclikie Luki On the Stalingrad front al though slowed down by violent German counterattacks during the past several days thc Russian were reported still pushing grad ually forward as their offensive there entered its fourth week Russian reports said thc nazis apparently were trying not only to smash the soviet offensive but also to mount one of their own presumably in the belief that the red army is exhausted after an advance said now to have retaken 63 towns Red Star the soviet army newspaper reported that in a battle west of Rzhev he Ger mans fled in disorder for the protection of a forest when Russian troops breached their defenses Soviet ski troopers pursued the enemy mowing many down before they reached cover Red Star said Reinforcements brought in by tlie Germans on Were declared by Red Star to be generally middleaged men some of whom had been trained for HAMBRO LISTS BROAD BASES IN FORMING PEACE County Farm Bureau ReElects Buss as President for 1943 The broad bases on which Ihe peace must be written were sketched here Wednesday by Carl J Hambro former president of thc league of nations and president of the parliament of Norway He added also enough of the frame work to give his listeners at the annual meeting ot the Ccrrp Gordo county Kami Bureau aii idea of thc multitudinous details uuniig me hich must bo worked out be past several days thc Russians a lasllnS Peatc finally can be Alrft nft I I PIT only 10 to 20 days before reached the front they MIDYEAR GRADUATION COUNCIL BLUFFS school board cited manpower needs and the drafting of 18 and 13 year olds as reasons for holding a midyear high school gradua first in Council Bluffs history Eightyfive students are eligible for midyear diplomas in ho citys two high schools Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Colder Thursday afternoon and Thursday night Lowest temperature Friday morning zcro JOWA Continued cold in extreme west colder in east and central portions Thursday night and in extreme east Friday forenoon MINNESOTA Snow flurries Thursday afternoon and north and east portions Thursdav night Colder Thursday night and east portion Friday fore noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics Maximum Wednesday 30 Minimum Wednesday night 22 At 8 a m Thursday 25 YEAR AGO Maximum 45 Minimum 2 REPORT NAZIS ENTERING ITALY Gestapo Supervision Claimed Quite Complete ANKARA Turkey informed diplomatic quarters said Thursday that a steady stream of German air antiaircraft and land forces into Italy all under gestapo supervision banishes any chance of Italy breaking away from Ger many and seeking a separate peace this winter or next spring While the number of Germans al ready in Italy may have been ex aggerated and probably does not exceed 200000 the movement cqn tinucd from Germany through the Balkans to relieve the strain on railways in northern Italy and to give the impression rt a progres sive occupation of tlic seized coun tries Most of the land forces being sent to Italy one source said have been drawn from slender reserves in Germany The new Russian of fensive makes withdrawals from the eastern front impassible Some 10000 troops which reached Rumania recently from the central front were reported to have been sent back although air forces continue to be taken from Russia and all parts of Europe for Italy Signs of strained relations be tween the avis nationals were not ed by some sources who said Ger mans and Italians in Turkey now scarcely speak to each other Germans were said to be very guarded in their discussions with neutrals but Italians arc even growing garrulous Among the Italians stories which leaked out was the complaint of a Genoese Why do the British bomb our towns now instead of German towns After all it was the Ger mans who bombed London Train Bottled Up LONDON RAF mos quito bomber shuttling between thc entrances of a railroad tunnel 40 miles northwest of Paris in a dusk attack Wednesday apparent ly sealed a train inside thc air ministry said ThuVsday The Iyer it said neatly laid one bomb at a mouth of thc tunnel and then noting that a train was entering from the othcr bombed that entrance also side The ministry said thc train was bottled up at least temporarily and did not appear from cither end during the 10 minutes that the mosquito hovered over the tunnel The flyer said smoke poured from thc first entrance bombed written Using the activities and or ganization of the leasrue of na tions as a working model the Norwegian statesman pointed out pitfalls which must be avoided and essential ideas which must be incorporated in the final peace thc ultimate de velopment of what should be at least 20 years of deliberation A number of small groups must each be given a limited problem to consider such as nutrition ed ucation health repatriation and others he suggested The findings of these subcommittees must then be coordinated and codified at the final conference A long step toward the funda mental betweenna tions which hehimseiif adfeftiici as a peace essential wasindicated in he Norwegian representatives concession that he larger nations must have the larger voice at the peace able Despite Ills fight of many years to uphold the rights of the smaller nations and despite his admitted distrust of big power politicians Doctor Ham bro advocated using the voting scale already worked out in the league of nations by which Great Britain had 107 voles Uussia 99 Nornay 9 and Hie United States as the most im portant world would conceivably have about 1BO The problem of health as one of the details to be worked out after the war was discussed at length by Doctor Hambro Most people are not aware he said that while 10000000 men were killed or permanently incapacitated in the last war more than 40000000 persons died from starvation and disease He pointed out how enor mously greater the same problem will be after this war with its world wide character and greater destruction Calling attention to thc modern martyrs who arc proving that Ihe right of free speech and religion arc more important than material things he expressed the hope in closing that the United Stales would help to write the peace on thc premise that every man is his brothers keeper E W Buss was elected presi dent of the Farm Bureau for the coming year R M Hall was named vice president Ed Mathrc secretary and Wayne Wolford treasurer The following were named township chairmen Grant Marvin Renshaw Lincoln Ernest Katz Lime Creek Russell Bistline Falls C G Corkowski Clear Lake William Amcndt Lake Nate Miller Portland Wade Files Un ion Dcwey Howell Mount Ver non Harry Evans Bath Floyd Thomas Owen Richard Thomp son Grimes R E James Pleasant Valley Carrol Pace Geneseo Mcl vin Hawke and Dougherty Tony Larsen Mrs William P Eno Sheffield was elected county 4H chairman and Earl Dean boys club chair man TThcJ10mc Project officers are Mrs C J Hamstreet chairman Mrs Ben Hitzhusen vice chair man Mrs S M Kiser publicity chairman Mrs Earl M Dean music chairman Mrs Mary Mc Laughlin drama chairman and Mrs William Bruns health chair Allies Build Up Air Power Township home project chair men arc Grant Mrs Rollin Lus combr Lincoln Mrs E P De Graw Lime Creek Mrs Warren Davisson Falls Mrs J H Mc fvitt Clear Lake Mrs Winnie Spillman Lake Mrs Alma Tokle Mason Mrs Ray Sheffler Union Mrs Hugh Strain Mounl Vernon Mrs R F Bast Pleasant Valley Mrs William Ames Geneseo Mrs Walter Bochlc and Dougherty Mrs William Jacobs Associated Press War Editor The veteran British first army was reported Thursday to have weathered the crisis of German counterattacks on the Tunisian front and overcome its earlier de ficiency of air strength as re serves streamed forward for a re newal of the British and Ameri can onslaught Reuters quoted the Morocco radio as saying that thc attack al ready was on It said that the allied forces had resumed offensive opera tions in the TebourbaMalcur sector at the approaches to Bizerte and Tunis There was no immediate confirmation from other sources Both the allied and axis armies were reported getting set for the crucial battle that may explode at any moment Allied headquarters announced that there was little activity ex cept patroling in the forward areas Wednesday because of rain which had made much of the terrain im passable 11 added hat our air craft bombed a small enemy col umn in thc southern sector Advices from the front Wednes day night said the weather had been unfavorable for largescale aerial activity The allies appar ently made use of the lull to build austrength for the next phase of the fight Reuters reported from North Africa that British and American aerial reinforcements were arriv ing constantly at the front The RAF now has complete ly caught up with the first army Jleuters said Spitfires Lockheed lightnings and light bombers arc overhead The military correspondent of the London Daily Mail declared first army has weath ered the crisis implying hat al lied air strength would be suffi cient to cope with thc Germans in Ihe new phase of fighting The Cairo communique spoke of considerable aerial activity over the Libyan front for the sec ond consecutive day but on the land action it reported only their patrol and artillery activity our forces are allowing the enemy no rest in the El Aghcila area For the second time in twn days the communique reported an attack by allied twoengined fighters on German transport planes flying the supply and re inforcement route between Sic ily and Tunisia Two transports were reported shot down and several others damaged Pre sumably the fighters are based on Malta The Italian high command re ported a thrust by allied armored forces west of Tebourba on thc Tunisian front but said the at tack had been repulsed Thc Ger mans also reported an allied thrusl and located it as south west of Tcbourbn Axis accounts said patrol ac tion had intensified alcn Hie front HEAVY ATTACK MADE FOR 2ND NIGHTSTRAIGHT Bombardiers Pick Out Objectives in Spite of Smoke Pall Over City ahforca bombers flew Wednesday night into he smoke still rising from Ihe destruction wrought Tuesday night at Turin mangled Italian arsenal city and loosed explosives ranging up io fourIon block busters in a onehour assault which left large new ires spread ing jn the industrial area Groat damage was acknowl edged in the Italian high command communique broadcast Thursday Irorri Rome The air ministry said hat Ifircc bombers failed to complete the rouna trip from Britain across he Alps but said a strong force gesting 200 or 300 planes if Gunners of a fourmotored Lan caster were credited with destroy ing an enemy fighter Despite the smoke pall over Turin the bombardiers could pick out their objectives the air min istry said When the last bomber left an hour later large new fires were spreading in the industrial areas the ministry added The Italian high command said the raiders nit many buildings Numerous fires were started and damage on the whole was great Us communique reported The number of victims from the preceding Tuesday night raid are 75 dead and 112 wounded The losses of Wednesdaynijht arc not known yet In oilier uar zones he air min istry said that a coastal command plane torpedoed nil axis supply vessel off the coast of Norway Wednesday rnd Halifax de stroyed nu enemy aircraft over Ihe Bay of Biscay Both firebombs and explosives were employed in the effort to deal the coup dc grace to Turin cmcc great industrial center on the River Po A Reuters dispatch said watch ers at Ticino Switzerland 90 miles away saw lightning like flashes on the horizon and hcavd the thunder of intermittentex plosions apparently from the sapor bombs All accounts indicated hat he attack on the feverishly evacualnri home of the Italian royal arsenal End the giant Fiat works was de livered with even greater force than the night before in the at tempt at total destruction The bombers droned over Britains coast for an hour and a half as they started for the Alps Heavy antiaircraft fire from German batteries was encountered along the way The British policy obviouslv was to allow the Italians no possible I respite from the crushing aciial Tunisian Triangle Mediterranean Sea m Viy C as in progress near Tcbourbii u I ix comer of thc Tunisian tiianclc through wind allies black arrow were at tempting to drive to Tunis and Bizerle Key cities in the triangle avcMatcur Tcbourba and Djedcida Allies Vcrc the area I Jfc m1 LU HUKIIllg HClgHlS 1011 and awaiting planes and reinforcements   

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