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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1942, Mason City, Iowa                             NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME C 0 V P DEPARTMENT OF HISTOSYANO ARCHIVE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIX ASSOCIATED PRESS ANDUNITED IEASEO WOtES MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 12 THIS PAPKR COASTS FLYfRSJAHHTALY FROM 2 SIDES Allies Crush Drive in Tunisia HOLD STRAIGHT LINE WEATHER HAMPERS FIGHT Expect Eisenhower to Attack When Allied Force Is Overwhelming BULLETIN ALLIED HEADQUARTERS IV NORTH AFRICA lied forces Friday beat off two more axis tank and infantry attacks in Tunisia including in the MedjezElBab area an allied headquarters communi que announced Saturday A headquarters spokesman however said the German at tacks were not as heavy as the day two tank led axis columns smashed to ward McdjezEIBab vital crossroads 20 miles below Tc bourba and 3S miles southwest of Tunis The second attack Friday the communique said was in a northern sector but this was not located specifically By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting in mud described as worse than the mud of the Somme in the 191118 World w a r American British and French troops Saturday reported holding nn almost straight line in the hills before Tunis and Bizeite Saturday after crushing a German drive toward Medjez E Bab 3o miles southwest of Tunis asserted Cheer Fund Only One Third of Way Toward Goal Elks Contribute f Is Largest Single Gift Yet Received their holdings in renewed local fishljngv and the nazicontrolled Vichy radio said German col umns rvere maintaining pres sure against allied positions southwest of Tebourba Both sides were hampered by bad weather While allied headquarters still gave only meager details on the struggle a spokesman expressed confidence that Lieut Gen D wight G Eisenhower would marshal an overwhelming strik ing force in due time to drive the Germans back into the sea The spokesman indicated how ever that the nazis heavily rein forced by airborne troops and supplies were apparently strong enough at the moment to take the initiative in some sectors British frontline dispatches estimated that the axis now had 23000 German troops and 5000 Italians in the French North Afri can colony while the allies were still bringing up their forces across hundreds of miles of rugged coas tal mountains The enemy has been able to get appreciable men and materials from Sicily an allied spokesman said and added Gen Anderson LieutGen Kenneth A N Anderson com mander of the British 1st army cannot commit himself to a ma jor batlle until he is certain of winning A Morocco broadcast quoting Trench headquarters in North Africa said the Germans suffered heavy infantry losses in the Med jez El Bab fighting but it was apparent that the deep allied wedge between Tunis and Bizerte had been forced back manv miles Medjez El Bab is about 21 southwest of Tebourba the scene last weeks major action Stack of Mail at Los Angeles Burns LOS ANGELES Iot 01 people cast of here will fail to get some of their Christmas mail and neither the Christmas rush nor wartime transportation difficul ties will be to blame Three car loads of letters and two carloads of packages or a stack 80 feet long 40 feet wide and eight feet nigh burned Saturday in the courtyard of the Union station O E Cormatin station superin tendent said the mail awaiting shipment by train to the east was Housed in a canvas tent Fifty per cent of it was destroyed he said LEAVES FOR SEA DUTY IOWA CITY Al exander J McKchvay of the Iowa naval prcflight school who was a navy fjjer in the first World war will leave here next month for a sea duty assignment He came to the prcflight base from Norfolk Va last June t CHEER FUND TOTAL FBEVIOUSIV REPORTS NEW COKTKIBf TIONS city Elks Club Mr and Mrs E C Westtolt Sans Souci Cluh Brume nutloii Club Tent r F IT Wuohvnrll and tmploycs Oartield Sixth Grade Jean and David Our Rebecca Circle The Four Cs Brotherhood or painter Decoral rs i o Ancrira Mason Citj Federation of Xorlli Camera Club coffrey Hard Lewis Ileubeti Suehla Kajenny Engraving Company nerselc of Co llonal Church The Thrre Mnikeleers Indiana Friend Hanford Ladies Aid Society Harold and Karen Ann Wvboi Plymouth Mrs Alice Alevers Klla B Kylil LKiomed Friend Veleda Sludy Cluu TODAYS CONTRtllimONS TOlAJL KAISEII TO II VTL SUM NEEDED KOtt COAL 2O STARS NEEDED PufljovrDolIers in Service uiiiout these the 1342 solicitation wil not succeed That can be I dieted without reservation prc 1TH JUST TEN GIVING DAYS LEFT he 1342 Christmas Cheer Fund stands exactly Si26 under the ONET HI R D MARK The total Saturday noon a s S66251 o n e third of the 52000 goal is S j 6 GG 7 In short in the Scnd your or small to Christmas Cheer Fund Mason City Iowa V III VII remaining ten days we ate going t Jin the rate of if theneeded COO is to berealized Once mare the Mason City Elks have come through with a S75 contribution the largest cash gift to be received by the cause up1 to this time Heres proof that the lodge is well evoleut and protective Once more the Hanford Ladies aid is in with a generous contri bution Nol once since the fund established 16 years ago has this organization of farm women missed its liberalparticipation Are we discouraged with the prospect Not at all Were con cerned but not discouraged Its remembered that not once the Cheer Fund was established in 1326 have tlie Good Fellows of this community failed to respond to the call Theyre not going to fail this year Reports are filtering in of Croup solicitation efforts at many factories jobbing and re tail establishments AH thats needed is an individual to take the lead In past years this has been an important source of in come for the Cheer Fund But heres still the need for replied Bear Kills Tiger FORT LAUDERDALE Fla bear at the Clycie Beatty zoo Saturday was given all the at tention clue a hero after killing a fullgrown tiger which a few min utes before had clawed to death a 25 year old attendant The tiger escaped from a pen the feeding perjoa and Ayers Ayers was fatally clawed and bit ten around the head and shoulders before another attendant Albert Fleet could rout the animal wilh a hoc The maueatcr then jumped into a nearby pen occupied by the bear which proved to be its master The bear crushed the tiger to death in a few seconds Ayers was dead at a hospital upon arrival Admits to Judge He Lied About Car Theft Faces Perjury Charge LOS ANGELES Joseph H Katulka 24 year old barboy seemed smugly content when a jury acquitted him of laking an automobile without the owners permission You got a nice Christmas pres ent Judge William R McKay said You fooled that jury but you didnt fool me Now you took that car didnt you Sure I did Sure I lied but I I kaluUca gifts With Now hes charged with perjury IOWAN IS FINED TRIED BRIBE IN DRAFT Accused of Offering to Board Member at Marshalltown DBS MOINES Richeson Marshall county farmer was fined and costs Satur day for attempting to bribe a draft board member to obtain de ferment of his son The 58yearokl farmer pleaded guilty a week ago Federal Judge Charles A Deivcy commenting the maxi mum penalty for the offense is 15 years in prison and a 520000 fine said nicheson probably had been carried away in his desire to see his son deferred but added it was a pretty serious matter when one goes into a private room and offers money to a government of ficial Richeson who lives near Rhodes was accused of offering to Chairman A H E Ma thews of the Marshall county selective service board in an effort to secure the deferment ot his son Denzel who knew nothing of Ihe negotiations Cloid Level assistant U S dis trict attorney read to the court Mathews grand jury testimony which related that Mathews promptly refused to have any thing to do with the matter after the fanners offer When Riclie son asked who else he might see on the matter Mathews said he suggested the farmer might see the draft board clerk Richeson re peated hisjoffexJo her Mrs Doro thy Kndx and mcnts to return two days later to learn the boards decision At that time Aug 15 agents of the federal bureau of investigation took Riche SOD into custody F E Norlhup Marshalltown at torney told the court lie felt a terrible mistake had been made and that Richeson had not intend ed to violate the law but simply to stale it would be worth S50 to have his 33yearold son deferred It was pointed out that the far mer has 300 acres of land and 30 head of cattle and was unable to do the heavy work himself Giant Fiat Works in Turin British Hit Anew on Desert LONDON Britains eighth army was reported by the German radio Saturday to have struck anew at the axis Libya with power on a wide front great land I and Too Hot for Santa CUIS steps Iivcly acloss fire llosc in a v o n fect he hastily leaves a department btoic after fnc broke out ii the building DNB dispatchi that General Sir Bernard It Montgomery had thrust forward east of El Aghcila Friday with two tank divisions and two infantry di visions supported by aircraft Tins enemy had no allied confirmation in London or the allies attacked both at Mersa El Brega on the gulf of Sirtc coast and further in land toward the short heavily defended line Nazi Marshal Rom mel holds between the Mediter ranean coast at Agheila and im passable salt marshes to the south This report followed the un easy prediction of the Rome radio that the allied offensive in Libva was ready to roll forward after a meeting which it said Mont gomery held with Genera Sir Kenneth A N Anderson com mander of the British first army in Tunisia The Berlin broadcast said vio lent air fighting had developed in which German bombing squadrons attacked British troops and transports with ffood results but that no de tails were yet known on the trend of the balllc T ft All that is known so far ii said is that the British eightn army has two tank divisions and two infantry divisions on thai front while other formations ar Demo Chieftains Surprised by Interpretation of Parley Claim Only Thing They Are Dissatisfied With Is Election Result O M A H A UR Democratic party leaders from 10 midvestern states who arrived Saturday for what they thought would be an informal discussion of tlie Novem ber elections and suggest means for remedying same were sur prised to find that the meeting nnrt AHA r njiiHUUUlO it U being broughtup both from the EgyptianLibyan frontier and along the coastal road between U S AIRMEN BOMB TANKER Japs Build Airfield 150 Miles From Guadalcanal WASHINGTON ff Army planes bombed a Japanese tanker aossibly damaged another and shot down six zero planes in the north ern Solomons recently the navy announced Saturday in a commun ique disclosing that the enemy had established a flying field only about 150 miles from the American posi tion on Guadalcanal Communique No 217 Sotilh Pacific All dales are east longitude 1 On Dec 9 A Eleven army flyir for j Bengasi and Agedabia tresses Boeing B17 and eight lightnings Lockheed P38 at tacked enemy surface vessels in Fasi harbor near Shortlnnd islands Three bomb hits were scored on nn enemy tanker and two bomb straddles were observed on a second tanker The army lightnings shot down Jive in tercepting zero and the fort resses destroyed another All army planes returned undamaged Army flying fortresses bombed the Japanese Hying field a Alundn on New Georgia island Ground activity on Guad alcanal island was limited to pa trol contacts with small enemy groups A Japanese artillery posi tion containing mortars and ma chine guns was silenced A naval spokesman said that the flying field at Munda was a new installation It was known to be under construction within the last few weeks and may now be completed Munda at the northwestern end of FWw Georgia Island is only about loO miles from Guadalcanal and if the Japanese were successful in establishing a field of operations st that point it would enable them to concentrate possibly consider able fighter forces for attacks on Guadalcanal something they have been unable to do in recent weeks Buy Mar Savings Bonds and Stamps from your GlobeGazette carrier boy Army Buys Stevens Hotel in Chicago in Which 9000 Live WASHINGTON UR The army is buying the 3000room Stevens hotel in Chicago now oc cupied on lease by the air forces Secretary ot War Henry L Stim Newspapeicolumnists and radir commentators had portrayed the meeting as perhaps a secession of midwestern democracy from iiie new deal They speculated on whether a gigantic demand for re habilitation of the party would be forthcoming from the mcctin Frank Comfort DCS Moines Iowa national committceman who with Jake More Iowa state chairman and James C Quijrlcj Nebraska national committee man had called the conference expressed astonishment at reports Why said Comfort we hncl no idea the meeting would aUra any attention nt all ft most cer tainly was not our idea to sponsor n secession move or anything 01 tne sort We are not dissatisfied with anything excepting possibly the result of the Nov 3 election are not antiFIynn or antiadministration or antiony thmg else democratic Wo just thought wed get together and sec if we couldnt tine out the rea soo for the democratic debacle and lake steps to rcmeclv it Sponsors thought so iftllc ot the meeting that they did not invite the national committee National Vice Chairman Oscar S Ewin however came as i seirinvilcd SUCSL and said the committee thought so much of the idea that similar meetings will be held in every section When reports of the meeting reached Oklahoma Democratic GovernorElect Robert K c r r and Stale Chairman H Par rish decided to attend and Oklahoma became Ihe lenth state at the meeting The others arc Minnesota Missouri Kansas Colorado Wyoming Nebraska and the Dakotas No one had any comment on the move announced TIGHE GUILTY IN INCEST CASE Mrs Tighe Goes on Trial Next Tuesday Watson Tighc Manly was found guilty of incest bya district court jury which fe reported at oclock Saturday morning The case went to the three days of trial Complaining witnesses in tlici case were Mrs Gwendolyn Schultz who brought the charges and Mrs Marian Demct daughters o Mr and Mrs Tighc Their mother goes on trial Tuesday on a charge of abortion in connection with the death of the child of Mrs Schultz A murder case against Mr and Mrs lighc involving the same cir cumstances was dismissed several months ago on the grounds that homicide was not involved since the child was yet unborn County Attorney L E Plummer said that he did not know when Judge T A Bearclmorc would pro nounce sentence on Tighc The charge carries a maximum 25 year penitentiary sentence VOTE ON COTTON CONTROL WASHINGTON n 19 southern and southwestern states vote in a referendum Satur tlay on a proposal of he agricul ture department to continue fed TURIN NAPLES FEEL FURY OF ALLIED ATTACK RAF Warplanes Risk Ice Coated Wings to Raid industrial City By KOGEK D GREENE Associated Tress War Editor RAF werplanes fought their way through cloud banks our miles thick and risked the deadly peril of icecoated wings to blast northern Italy before dawn Sat wclay attacking the royal arsenal city of Turin for the third time tlus week Simultaneously he British announced that allied planes of tlie middle cast command again bombed the Italian port of Naples in daylight Friday set ting fires alongthe entire waterfront and scoring hits on merchant vessels V Koplcs is a main axis base for supplying the German Italian armies in North Africa The Italian liigli command ac knowledged heavy damage at Naples and listed casualties at 57 killed and 138 injured A fascist communique said 10 American flyers the crew of one bomber shot down had been taken prisoner indicating that tha big B24 liberator bombers of the Huge Air Fleet Leaves Britain to Raid Europe One of the bisgest fleets of British bomb ing and fightinr planes seen in njpntns roared over France in rv Watchers alongthe southeast Foassaw fleets of great borab jury at Friday a fieri Foassaw fleets of great borab tlnec days of trial Is Palles cross to enemy occu pied territory alone w i t h swarms uf protecting fighters It looked as if Saturdays daylight raids by Britishbased allied planes might assume record proportions The roar of planes ncarly lifted the roof off my hotel Jack Chilvers proprietor of a southeast coast hotel reported It nas easily the biegcst force I have seen nass over since the war started They were crossing lor more than an hour United Press watchers re ported the formations of bomb ers and fighters crossed the Dover strait at jircat height in brilliant sunshine Later another bisr force of bombers and fighters returned to the English coast from the direction of Abbeville in north west France lu IVJU i liJJIUi lOl era control over the production eight days and marketing of cotton in 1833 U s army air forces Naples for the second Woodring Kansas former secrc ent it houses 9000 soldiers of scv schools army air force technical Buy Christmas i These things may come up at our meeting said Quiglcy Any one attending has a right to bring up any question he desires Weather Report FORECAST MASON CITY Continued cold Saturday afternoon Saturday night and Sunday forenoon low est temperature in Mason City 10 below IOWA Continued cold temper atures ranging from near zero to 5 below in cast and zero to 10 above in west portion Satur day night rising temperature Sunday forenoon snow flumes in extreme west portion Satur day night and in west and cen tral portions Sunday forenoon MINNESOTA Continued cold Saturday night rising tempera tures Sunday forenoon MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather iinum Friday 11 above imum Friday 2 ucloiv nv Saturday 4 above YEAR Maximum Minimum Precipitation 17 13 MONDAY PM INSTRUCTIONS TIME Monday Dec 14 10 p m to p m had hit time in Jays The Italians said only slight damage was inflicted in ihc night raid on Turin The KAFs tempestuous blows at naziconqucrcd Europe were further highlighted by a Paris radio report that 190 persons were killed and 219 injured in a British raid last Sunday at iindhovcn Holland In addition to the attacks on ISaples and Turin al lied fighters winging out over the Mediterranean intercepted a con voy of northbound axis transport planes shooting down at least eight transports one bomber and suits of the KAFs re smash at Turin home oMncViat works and other war industries At least part of a largo force hat set out on the hazardous 1200milc round trip flight across tnc Alps reached their goal the British reported while others ap parently missed their bearings and dropped bombs on Swiss and French soii Tluce bombers were listed as missing A Vichy broadcast said planes believed to be British had bointicd the town of Annccy near the Italian fronlier 35 miles from Turin killhiff three persons iv iu p m i At tlie same time the Swiss ustles 2 long and 1 short blast alternately for i announced that for cign planes dropped incendiaries Sins and Canton northeast Switzerland or an i several buildings and Arcovic in ALL CLEAR Whistles 1 long blast for 2 minutes arrangc lo havc iooinsolhai no j forest fire at Canton VaTaTs in TFT western Switzcrland near thp TELEPHONL Do not usccxccpt in an emergency French border smoking or lighting of matches Already battered into nearly INSIDE Everybody including chidvcn must remain inside bombed   

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